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A page containing Ecclesiastes from Codex Gigas, Latin translation of 13th century.
|Book||Book of Ecclesiastes|
|Christian Bible part||Old Testament|
|Order in the Christian part||21|
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- The original text is written in Hebrew.
- Some of the most ancient manuscripts containing this chapter are:
- This chapter is divided into 22 verses.
This chapter can be grouped:
- Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 = Everything Has Its Time
- Ecclesiastes 3:9-15 = The God-Given Task
- Ecclesiastes 3:16-22 = Injustice Seems to Prevail
A time for every purpose
- Verse 2-8 give a list of times for major activities, according to God's plan. The examples are related to the body, mind and soul.
|1||עת ללדת [et la·ledet]||a time to be born||ו [we] (= "and")||עת למות [et la·mut]||a time to die|
|2||עת לטעת [et la·ṭa·‘aṯ]||a time to plant||ו [we] (= "and")||עת לעקור נטוע [et la·‘ă·qōr nā·ṭū·a‘]||a time to pluck up that which is planted|
|3||עת להרוג [et la·hă·rōḡ]||a time to kill||ו [we] (= "and")||עת לרפוא [et lir·pō·w]||a time to heal|
|4||עת לפרוץ [et lip·rōtz]||a time to break down||ו [we] (= "and")||עת לבנות [et liḇ·nōṯ.]||a time to build up|
|5||עת לבכות [et liḇ·kōṯ]||a time to weep||ו [we] (= "and")||עת לשחוק [et liś·ḥōq]||a time to laugh|
|6||עת ספוד [et sə·pōḏ]||a time to mourn||ו [we] (= "and")||עת רקוד [et rə·qōḏ]]||a time to dance|
|7||עת להשליך אבנים [et lə·hashə·lîḵ ’ă·ḇā·nîm]||a time to cast away stones||ו [we] (= "and")||עת כנוס אבנים [et kə·nōs ’ă·ḇā·nîm]||a time to gather stones together|
|8||עת לחבוק [et la·ḥă·ḇōq]||a time to embrace||ו [we] (= "and")||עת לרחק מחבק [et lir·ḥōq mê·ḥa·bêq]||a time to refrain from embracing|
|9||עת לבקש [et lə·ḇa·qêš]||a time to get||ו [we] (= "and")||עת לאבד [et lə·’a·bêḏ]||a time to lose|
|10||עת לשמור [et liš·mōr]||a time to keep||ו [we] (= "and")||עת להשליך [et lə·hashə·lîḵ]||a time to cast away|
|11||עת לקרוע [et liq·rō·w·a‘]||a time to rend||ו [we] (= "and")||עת לתפור [et liṯ·pōr]||a time to sew|
|12||עת לחשות [et la·ḥă·shōṯ]||a time to keep silence||ו [we] (= "and")||עת לדבר [et lə·ḏa·bêr]||a time to speak|
|13||עת לאהב [et le·’ĕ·hōḇ]||a time to love||ו [we] (= "and")||עת לשנא [et liś·nō]||a time to hate|
|14||עת מלחמה [et mil·khā·māh]||a time of war||ו [we] (= "and")||עת שלום [et shā·lōm]||a time of peace|
- To every thing there is a season,
- A time for every purpose under the heaven:
- He hath made every thing beautiful in his time:
- also he hath set the world in their heart,
- so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
The first phrase becomes an inspiration for the popular hymn "In His Time" (song and lyrics by Diane Ball).
- I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
- And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
- Vier ernste Gesänge, a cycle of four songs for bass and piano by Johannes Brahms written in 1896; the first part is taken from Ecclesiastes 3:19–22.
- "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)", a song written by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s, which the Byrds scored a 1965 hit with. The lyrics, except for the title which is repeated throughout the song and the final two lines, are apted word-for-word from the English version of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. The song became an international hit in late 1965 when it was covered by the American folk rock band The Byrds. In the U.S., the song holds distinction as the #1 hit with the oldest lyrics, and also with the oldest lyric writer, King Solomon of Israel.
- Halley, Henry H. Halley's Bible Handbook: an abbreviated Bible commentary. 23rd edition. Zondervan Publishing House. 1962.
- Holman Illustrated Bible Handbook. Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. 2012.
- Ray C. Stedman. Is This All There Is to Life? Answer from Ecclesiastes. 1999. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Discovery House Publishers. Aslinya diterbitkan dengan judul "Solomon's Secret". Portland, Oregon: Multnomah Press. 1985.
- Ecclesiastes 3:2-8
- Ecclesiastes 3:1
- Ecclesiastes 3:11
- Ecclesiastes 3:12
- Ecclesiastes 3:13
- "King Solomon's Writings". United Church of God: An International Association. Retrieved 2009-08-21.
- "Turn! Turn! Turn! – Byrds Version". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-30.
- Hasson, Nir (2009-11-08). "Pete Seeger's role in ending Israeli house demolitions". Haaretz. Retrieved 2009-11-08. Quote: "The lyrics of the song "Turn, Turn, Turn" are the words of King Solomon from the book of Ecclesiastes. "All around the world, songs are being written that use old public domain material, and I think it's only fair that some of the money from the songs go to the country or place of origin, even though the composer may be long dead or unknown," Seeger said in an interview with Acoustic Guitar magazine in 2002. "With 'Turn, Turn, Turn' I wanted to send 45 percent, because [in addition to the music] I did write six words and one more word repeated three times, so I figured I'd keep five percent of the royalties for the words. I was going to send it to London, where I am sure the committee that oversees the use of the King James version exists, and they probably could use a little cash. But then I realized, why not send it to where the words were originally written?"
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- Jewish translations:
- Christian translations:
- Online Bible at GospelHall.org (ESV, KJV, Darby, American Standard Version, Bible in Basic English)
- Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 King James Version
- Ecclesiastes public domain audiobook at LibriVox Various versions