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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Ecclesiastes 3:4


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    King James Bible - Ecclesiastes 3:4

    A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

    World English Bible

    a
    time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

    Douay-Rheims - Ecclesiastes 3:4

    A
    time to weep, and a time to laugh. A time to mourn, and a time to dance.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    A
    time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

    Original Hebrew

    עת
    6256 לבכות 1058 ועת 6256 לשׂחוק 7832 עת 6256 ספוד 5594 ועת 6256 רקוד׃ 7540

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (4) -
    Ne 8:9-12; 9:1-38 Ps 30:5; 126:1,2,5,6 Isa 22:12,13 Mt 9:15

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:4

    tiempo de llorar, y tiempo de reir; tiempo de endechar, y tiempo de bailar;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Ecclesiastes 3:4

    Verse 4. A
    time to weep, - laugh, - mourn, - dance] - "When private griefs affect The heart, our tears with decent sorrow flow; Nor less becoming, when the public mourns, To vent the deepest sighs. But all around When things a smiling aspect bear, our souls May well exult; 'tis then a time for joy."

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 4. A
    time to weep, and a time to laugh , etc.] There is a time for these things, as it goes ill or well with persons, as to their health, estate, or friends; and as it goes ill or well with kingdoms and states. The Jews wept when they were in Babylon, and their mouths were filled with laughter when their captivity was returned, ( <19D701> Psalm 137:1 126:1,2); and as it goes ill or well with the church of Christ, when there are corruptions in doctrine and worship, a neglect of ordinances, declensions in faith and practice, few instances of conversion, and there are divisions and contentions, it is a time for the mourners in Zion to weep but when God creates Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy, or makes her an eternal excellency, and the praise of the whole earth, then it is a time to rejoice and be glad, ( Isaiah 61:3 65:18); and as it is, with believers, when Christ is withdrawn from them, it is a time to lament, but, when the bridegroom is with them, it is a time of joy; when it is a night of darkness and desertion, weeping endures, but when the morning comes, the day breaks, and the sun of righteousness arises, joy comes with it, ( Matthew 9:15) ( John 16:19,20 Psalm 30:5). Now in the present state is the saintsí weeping time; in the time to come they will laugh, or be filled with joy unspeakable and full of glory, ( Luke 6:21); a time to mourn, and a time to dance ; to mourn at funerals, and to dance at festivals; in a spiritual sense, God sometimes turns the mourning of his people into dancing, or joy, which that is expressive of; (see Psalm 30:11).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    The changes of
    human affairs. (Eccl. 3:1-10) The Divine counsel unchangeable. (Eccl. 3:11-15) The vanity of worldly power. (Eccl 3:16-22)

    Eccl. 3:1-10 To expect unchanging happiness in a changing world, mus end in disappointment. To bring ourselves to our state in life, is ou duty and wisdom in this world. God's whole plan for the government of the world will be found altogether wise, just, and good. Then let u seize the favourable opportunity for every good purpose and work. The time to die is fast approaching. Thus labour and sorrow fill the world This is given us, that we may always have something to do; none wer sent into the world to be idle.

    Eccl. 3:11-15 Every thing is as God made it; not as it appears to us We have the world so much in our hearts, are so taken up with thought and cares of worldly things, that we have neither time nor spirit to see God's hand in them. The world has not only gained possession of the heart, but has formed thoughts against the beauty of God's works. We mistake if we think we were born for ourselves; no, it is our busines to do good in this life, which is short and uncertain; we have but little time to be doing good, therefore we should redeem time Satisfaction with Divine Providence, is having faith that all thing work together for good to them that love him. God doeth all, that me should fear before him. The world, as it has been, is, and will be There has no change befallen us, nor has any temptation by it taken us but such as is common to men.

    Eccl. 3:16-22 Without the fear of the Lord, man is but vanity; set tha aside, and judges will not use their power well. And there is anothe Judge that stands before the door. With God there is a time for the redressing of grievances, though as yet we see it not. Solomon seems to express his wish that men might perceive, that by choosing this worl as their portion, they brought themselves to a level with the beasts without being free, as they are, from present vexations and a futur account. Both return to the dust from whence they were taken. What little reason have we to be proud of our bodies, or bodil accomplishments! But as none can fully comprehend, so few conside properly, the difference between the rational soul of man, and the spirit or life of the beast. The spirit of man goes upward, to be judged, and is then fixed in an unchangeable state of happiness of misery. It is as certain that the spirit of the beast goes downward to the earth; it perishes at death. Surely their case is lamentable, the height of whose hopes and wishes is, that they may die like beasts. Le our inquiry be, how an eternity of existence may be to us an eternit of enjoyment? To answer this, is the grand design of revelation. Jesu is revealed as the Son of God, and the Hope of sinners __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    עת 6256 לבכות 1058 ועת 6256 לשׂחוק 7832 עת 6256 ספוד 5594 ועת 6256 רקוד׃ 7540


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