New International Version
For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter, though a person may be weighed down by misery.
King James Bible
Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him.
Darby Bible Translation
For to every purpose there is time and manner. For the misery of man is great upon him;
World English Bible
For there is a time and procedure for every purpose, although the misery of man is heavy on him.
Young's Literal Translation
For to every delight there is a time and a judgment, for the misfortune of man is great upon him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To every purpose there is time - חפץ chaphets, every volition, every thing that depends on the will of man. He has generally the opportunity to do whatever he purposes; and as his purposes are frequently evil, his acts are so too: and in consequence his misery is great.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil'--ECCLES. viii. 11. When the Pharaoh of the Exodus saw there was respite, he hardened his heart. Abject in his fear before Moses, he was ready to promise anything; insolent in his pride, he swallows down his promises as soon as fear is eased, his repentance and his retractation of it combined to add new weights about his neck. He was but a conspicuous example of …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Whether Christ Should have Been Circumcised?
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
I said to myself, "God will bring into judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time to judge every deed."
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