In fate under God's sovereignty
For everything there is a season,
And a atime
for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be aborn
, and a time to bdie
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to tear 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 arefrain
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to abe
silent, and a time to bspeak
A time to alove
, and a time to bhate
A time for war, and a time for peace.
What profit does the worker have in all that he labors?
I have seen the atravail
that God has given the children of men to travail in.
He has made everything beautiful in its own time; also He has put 1eternity
in their heart, yet so that man does not afind
out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
I know that there is nothing better for them than to 1arejoice
and do good in their lifetime;
Moreover, that every man should aeat
and drink and taste enjoyment in all his labor; it is the gift of God.
I know that whatever God does, it will be forever; nothing can be added to it, nor can anything be taken from it. God has so done, that all would fear Him.
which is has already been, and that which will be has already been; and God seeks what has 1passed
In ranks and classes in human society
Moreover I saw under the sun that in the place of judgment, wickedness is there; and in the place of righteousness, wickedness is there.
I said in my heart, God will ajudge
the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and every work.
I said in my heart, This is so for the sake of the children of men, that God may prove them and that they may see for themselves that they are but beasts.
For what happens to the children of men happens also to beasts; even the same thing happens to them both: As the one dies, so dies the other; and they all have one 1breath
; and man has no advantage over the beast; for all is vanity.
All go to one place: all are of adust
, and all return to dust.
Who knows the 1breath
of the children of men, that it goes upward; or the 1breath of the beasts, that it goes downward to the earth?
Therefore I saw that there is nothing better than that a man should arejoice
in his works, for that is his portion. For who will bring him to see what will be after him?