- To euery thing there is a season, and a time to euery purpose vnder the heauen.
- A time to be borne, and a time to die: a time to plant, and a time to pluck vp that which is planted.
- A time to kill, and a time to heale: a time to breake downe, and a time to build vp.
- A time to weepe, and a time to laugh: a time to mourne, and a time to dance.
- A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together: a time to imbrace, and a time to refraine from imbracing.
- A time to get, and a time to lose: a time to keepe, and a time to cast away.
- A time to rent, and a time to sow: a time to keepe silence, and a time to speake.
- A time to loue, and a time to hate: a time of warre, and a time of peace.
- What profite hath hee that worketh, in that wherein he laboureth?
- I haue seene the trauaile which God hath giuen to the sonnes of men, to be exercised in it.
- He hath made euery thing beautifull in his time: also hee hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can finde out the worke that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
- I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to reioyce, and to doe good in his life.
- And also that euery man should eate and drinke, and enioy the good of all his labour: it is the gift of God.
- I know that whatsoeuer God doeth, it shalbe for euer: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doth it, that men should feare before him.
- That which hath beene, is now: and that which is to be, hath alreadie beene, and God requireth that which is past.
- And moreouer, I sawe vnder the Sunne the place of iudgement, that wickednesse was there;
and the place of righteousnesse, that iniquitie was there.
- I said in mine heart, God shall iudge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there, for euery purpose and for euery worke.
- I said in my heart concerning the estate of the sonnes of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselues are beasts.
- For that which befalleth the sonnes of men, befalleth beastes, euen one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other;
yea they haue all one breath, so that a man hath no preheminence aboue a beast;
for all is vanitie.
- All goe vnto one place, all are of the dust, and all turne to dust againe.
- Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth vpward;
and the spirit of the beast that goeth downeward to the earth?
- Wherefore I perceiue that there is nothing better, then that a man should reioyce in his owne workes: for that is his portion;
for who shall bring him to see what shalbe after him?