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Ecclesiastes 3:4

    Ecclesiastes 3:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A time for weeping and a time for laughing; a time for sorrow and a time for dancing;

    Webster's Revision

    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;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 3:4

    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."

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 3:4

    3:4 To weep - When men have just occasion for weeping.