New American Standard Bible
A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak.
King James Bible
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
Darby Bible Translation
A time to rend, and a time to sew; A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
World English Bible
a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
Young's Literal Translation
A time to rend, And a time to sew. A time to be silent, And a time to speak.
Ecclesiastes 3:7 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
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
A time to search and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep and a time to throw away.
Therefore at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time.
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