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Ecclesiastes 3:7

    Ecclesiastes 3:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A time for undoing and a time for stitching; a time for keeping quiet and a time for talk;

    Webster's Revision

    a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

    World English Bible

    a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

    Definitions for Ecclesiastes 3:7

    Rend - To divide; break or tear apart.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 3:7

    A time to rend, - sew, - keep silence, - speak - -

    "Intestine broils

    And factions rend a state: at length the breach

    Is heal'd, and rest ensues. Wisdom restrains

    The tongue, when words are vain: but now,

    'Tis time to speak, and silence would be criminal."

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 3:7

    Rend - i. e., Tear garments in sign of mourning or anger. See 2 Samuel 1:2, 2 Samuel 1:11 ff.

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 3:7

    3:7 To rent - When men rend their garments, as they did in great and sudden griefs.