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Ecclesiastes 3:8

    Ecclesiastes 3:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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 for war, and a time for 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.

    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.

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 3:8

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

    Verses Related to Ecclesiastes 3:8

    Psalms 27:1 - The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
    Matthew 5:9 - Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
    Psalms 23:4 - Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.