Ecclesiastes 3 :5

Ecclesiastes 3 :5 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

American King James Version (AKJV)

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

American Standard Version (ASV)

a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

Basic English Translation (BBE)

A time to take stones away and a time to get stones together; a time for kissing and a time to keep from kissing;

Webster's Revision

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

World English Bible

a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

English Revised Version (ERV)

a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

Definitions for Ecclesiastes 3 :5

Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.

Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 3 :5

A time to cast away stones, - to gather stones, - to embrace, - to refrain -

"One while domestic cares abortive prove,

And then successful. Nature now invites

Connubial pleasures: but, when languid grown,

No less rejects."

Barnes's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 3 :5

Stones may be regarded either as materials for building, or as impediments to the fertility of land (see 2 Kings 3:19, 2 Kings 3:25; Isaiah 5:2).

Wesley's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 3 :5

3:5 Stones - Which were brought together in order to the building of a wall or house. To embrace - When persons perform all friendly offices one to another.
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