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Ecclesiastes 3:6

    Ecclesiastes 3:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A time for search and a time for loss; a time to keep and a time to give away;

    Webster's Revision

    a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

    World English Bible

    a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

    Definitions for Ecclesiastes 3:6

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 3:6

    A time to get, - to lose, - to keep, - to cast away -

    - "Commerce produces wealth,

    Whilst time of gaining lasts; from every point

    Blow prosperous gales. Now heaven begins to lower,

    And all our hopes are blasted. Prudence bids,

    One while, our treasure to reserve, and then

    With liberal hand to scatter wide. How oft

    In raging storms, the owner wisely casts

    Into the deep his precious merchandise,

    To save the foundering bark!

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 3:6

    Get ... lose - Rather, seek, and a time to give up for lost.