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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 together; 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' Notes 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 Notes 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.