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Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
A time of war, and a time of peace.

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003

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  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (8/14/2018 12:55:00 AM)

    Without time none can understand what was or is real fact of life

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (7/31/2018 12:04:00 PM)

    Rightfully said, delightfully rhymed!

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  • Anne VelevskiAnne Velevski (3/6/2017 7:14:00 PM)

    Yes and I believe that all this above applies to all humankind...One of my favourite chapters in the bible.

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  • * Sunprincess * (10/28/2015 12:18:00 PM) of my favorite verses from the bible,
    I love the theme of time ★

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    Mary Ellen Campbell(2/21/2019 8:52:00 PM)

    I also appreciate this verse from the Bible

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  • D'Borah Forrest (12/31/2014 12:44:00 AM)

    One of my favorites. Sometimes I really need to remember what time it is!!

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  • Ighile Mark (12/5/2008 2:59:00 AM)

    Everything in life is a function of time. In other words, there is a divine calender for every activity. God does not only have plans for his children, he also allocates periods and seasons to the plans. When we allow him have his way in our lives, beautiful things happen. Hence the bible says in Eccle 3.11 that God makes things beautiful in its time.

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    D'Borah Forrest(12/31/2014 12:47:00 AM)

    Well said. Thank you.

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