New International Version
a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
King James Bible
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Darby Bible Translation
A time to love, and a time to hate; A time of war, and a time of peace.
World English Bible
a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
Young's Literal Translation
A time to love, And a time to hate. A time of war, And a time of peace.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A time to love, - hate, - of war, - of peace -
"Love turns to hatred; interest or caprice
Dissolves the firmest knot by friendship tied.
O'er rival nations, with revenge inflamed,
Or lust of power, fell Discord shakes awhile
Her baleful torch: now smiling Peace returns."
The above paraphrase on the verses cited contains a general view of the principal occurrences of time, in reference to the human being, from his cradle to his grave, through all the operations of life.
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'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, …
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The Holy War,
A Sermon on Isaiah xxvi. By John Knox.
I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it.
The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves.
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