New International Version
a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
King James Bible
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
Darby Bible Translation
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
World English Bible
a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
Young's Literal Translation
A time to weep, And a time to laugh. A time to mourn, And a time to skip.
Ecclesiastes 3:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A time to weep, - laugh, - mourn, - dance -
- "When private griefs affect
The heart, our tears with decent sorrow flow;
Nor less becoming, when the public mourns,
To vent the deepest sighs. But all around
When things a smiling aspect bear, our souls
May well exult; 'tis then a time for joy."
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LibraryEternity in the Heart
'He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also He hath set the world in their heart.'--ECCLES. iii. 11. There is considerable difficulty in understanding what precise meaning is to be attached to these words, and what precise bearing they have on the general course of the writer's thoughts; but one or two things are, at any rate, quite clear. The Preacher has been enumerating all the various vicissitudes of prosperity and adversity, of construction and destruction, of society and solitude, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
But Thou who Both Hast Sons, and Livest in that End of the World...
The Holy War,
A Sermon on Isaiah xxvi. By John Knox.
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron's sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing.
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
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