New American Standard Bible
There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven--
King James Bible
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Darby Bible Translation
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens:
World English Bible
For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:
Young's Literal Translation
To everything -- a season, and a time to every delight under the heavens:
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Everything - More particularly, the actions of people (e. g. his own, Ecclesiastes 2:1-8) and events which happen to people, the world of Providence rather than the world of creation. It would seem that most of his own works described in Ecclesiastes 2:1-8 were present to his mind. The rare word translated "season" means emphatically "fitting time" (compare Nehemiah 2:6; Esther 9:27, Esther 9:31).
LibraryFor what Christian Men of Our Time Being Free from the Marriage Bond...
15. For what Christian men of our time being free from the marriage bond, having power to contain from all sexual intercourse, seeing it to be now "a time," as it is written, "not of embracing, but of abstaining from embrace,"  would not choose rather to keep virginal or widowed continence, than (now that there is no obligation from duty to human society) to endure tribulation of the flesh, without which marriages cannot be (to pass over in silence other things from which the Apostle spares.) …
St. Augustine—On the Good of Marriage
The Conclusion of the Matter
I said to myself, "God will judge both the righteous man and the wicked man," for a time for every matter and for every deed is there.
For there is a proper time and procedure for every delight, though a man's trouble is heavy upon him.
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