Ecclesiastes 3 :8

Ecclesiastes 3 :8 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

King James Version (KJV)

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

American Standard Version (ASV)

a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

A time for love and a time for hate; a time for war and a time for peace.

Webster's Revision

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

World English Bible

a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

English Revised Version (ERV)

a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

Definitions for Ecclesiastes 3 :8

Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 3 :8

A time to love, - hate, - of war, - of peace -

"Love turns to hatred; interest or caprice

Dissolves the firmest knot by friendship tied.

O'er rival nations, with revenge inflamed,

Or lust of power, fell Discord shakes awhile

Her baleful torch: now smiling Peace returns."

The above paraphrase on the verses cited contains a general view of the principal occurrences of time, in reference to the human being, from his cradle to his grave, through all the operations of life.

Barnes' Commentary on Ecclesiastes 3 :8

Wesley's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 3 :8

3:8 To love - When God stirs up love, or gives occasion for the exercise of it.
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