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's Commentary 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 Commentary on Ecclesiastes 3 :7

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