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Ecclesiastes 3:3

    Ecclesiastes 3:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A time to put to death and a time to make well; a time for pulling down and a time for building up;

    Webster's Revision

    a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

    World English Bible

    a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 3:3

    A time to kill, - heal, - break down, - build up -

    "The healing art, when out of season used,

    Pernicious proves, and serves to hasten death.

    But timely medicines drooping nature raise,

    And health restore - Now, Justice wields her sword

    With wholesome rigour, nor the offender spares:

    But Mercy now is more expedient found.

    On crazy fabrics ill-timed cost bestow'd

    No purpose answers, when discretion bids

    To pull them down, and wait a season fit

    To build anew."

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 3:3

    3:3 To kill - When men die a violent death. To heal - When he who seemed to be mortally wounded is healed.