September 28, 2012, Reading

The Book of Ecclesiastes    3: 1-11

3:1 All things have their time, and all things under heaven continue during their interval.
3:2 A time to be born, and a time to die. A time to plant, and a time to pull up what was planted.
3:3 A time to kill, and a time to heal. A time to tear down, and a time to build up.
3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh. A time to mourn, and a time to dance.
3:5 A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather. A time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces.
3:6 A time to gain, and a time to lose. A time to keep, and a time to cast away.
3:7 A time to rend, and a time to sew. A time to be silent, and a time to speak.
3:8 A time of love, and a time of hatred. A time of war, and a time of peace.
3:9 What more does a man have from his labor?
3:10 I have seen the affliction that God has given to the sons of men, in order that they may be occupied by it.
3:11 He has made all things good in their time, and he has handed over the world to their disputes, so that man may not discover the work which God made from the beginning, even until the end.


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