KJV ECC3 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekECC2.htm ECC4.htm
3:1 To every [thing there is] a season [H2165] , and a time [H6256] to every purpose [H2656] under the heaven [H8064] :
3:2 A time [H6256] to be born [H3205] , and a time [H6256] to die [H4191] ; a time [H6256] to plant [H5193] , and a time [H6256] to pluck up [H6131] [that which is] planted [H5193] ;(to be: Heb. to bear)
3:3 A time [H6256] to kill [H2026] , and a time [H6256] to heal [H7495] ; a time [H6256] to break down [H6555] , and a time [H6256] to build up [H1129] ;
3:4 A time [H6256] to weep [H1058] , and a time [H6256] to laugh [H7832] ; a time [H6256] to mourn [H5594] , and a time [H6256] to dance [H7540] ;
3:5 A time [H6256] to cast away [H7993] stones [H68] , and a time [H6256] to gather [H3664] stones [H68] together [H3664] ; a time [H6256] to embrace [H2263] , and a time [H6256] to refrain [H7368] from embracing [H2263] ;(to refrain from: Heb. to be far from)
3:6 A time [H6256] to get [H1245] , and a time [H6256] to lose [H6] ; a time [H6256] to keep [H8104] , and a time [H6256] to cast away [H7993] ;(get: or, seek)
3:7 A time [H6256] to rend [H7167] , and a time [H6256] to sew [H8609] ; a time [H6256] to keep silence [H2814] , and a time [H6256] to speak [H1696] ;
3:8 A time [H6256] to love [H157] , and a time [H6256] to hate [H8130] ; a time [H6256] of war [H4421] , and a time [H6256] of peace [H7965] .
3:9 What profit [H3504] hath he that worketh [H6213] in that wherein [H834] he laboureth [H6001] ?
3:10 I have seen [H7200] the travail [H6045] , which God [H430] hath given [H5414] to the sons [H1121] of men [H120] to be exercised [H6031] in it.
3:11 He hath made [H6213] every [thing] beautiful [H3303] in his time [H6256] : also he hath set [H5414] the world [H5769] in their heart [H3820] , so that [H1097] no man [H120] can find out [H4672] the work [H4639] that God [H430] maketh [H6213] from the beginning [H7218] to the end [H5490] .
3:12 I know [H3045] that [there is] no good [H2896] in them, but for [a man] to rejoice [H8055] , and to do [H6213] good [H2896] in his life [H2416] .
3:13 And also that every man [H120] should eat [H398] and drink [H8354] , and enjoy [H7200] the good [H2896] of all his labour [H5999] , it [is] the gift [H4991] of God [H430] .
3:14 I know [H3045] that, whatsoever God [H430] doeth [H6213] , it shall be for ever [H5769] : nothing [H369] can be put [H3254] to it, nor any thing taken [H1639] from it: and God [H430] doeth [H6213] [it], that [men] should fear [H3372] before [H6440] him.
3:15 That which hath been is now [H3528] ; and that which is to be hath already [H3528] been; and God [H430] requireth [H1245] that which is past [H7291] .(that which is past: Heb. that which is driven away)
3:16 And moreover I saw [H7200] under the sun [H8121] the place [H4725] of judgment [H4941] , [that] wickedness [H7562] [was] there; and the place [H4725] of righteousness [H6664] , [that] iniquity [H7562] [was] there.
3:17 I said [H559] in mine heart [H3820] , God [H430] shall judge [H8199] the righteous [H6662] and the wicked [H7563] : for [there is] a time [H6256] there for every purpose [H2656] and for every work [H4639] .
3:18 I said [H559] in mine heart [H3820] concerning the estate [H1700] of the sons [H1121] of men [H120] , that God [H430] might manifest [H1305] them, and that they might see [H7200] that they [H1992] themselves are beasts [H929] .(that God: or, that they might clear God, and see, etc)
3:19 For that which befalleth [H4745] the sons [H1121] of men [H120] befalleth [H4745] beasts [H929] ; even one thing [H259] befalleth [H4745] them: as the one dieth [H4194] , so dieth [H4194] the other [H2088] ; yea, they have all one [H259] breath [H7307] ; so that a man [H120] hath no preeminence [H4195] above a beast [H929] : for all [is] vanity [H1892] .
3:20 All go [H1980] unto one [H259] place [H4725] ; all are of the dust [H6083] , and all turn [H7725] to dust [H6083] again [H7725] .
3:21 Who knoweth [H3045] the spirit [H7307] of man [H1121] [H120] that goeth [H5927] upward [H4605] , and the spirit [H7307] of the beast [H929] that goeth [H3381] downward [H4295] to the earth [H776] ?(of man: Heb. of the sons of man)(goeth upward: Heb. is ascending, etc)
3:22 Wherefore I perceive [H7200] that [there is] nothing better [H2896] , than that a man [H120] should rejoice [H8055] in his own works [H4639] ; for that [is] his portion [H2506] : for who shall bring [H935] him to see [H7200] what shall be after [H310] him?