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Bible Commentaries
Ecclesiastes 3

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Introduction

Overview

Ecclesiastes 3:1, By the necessary change of times, vanity is added to human travail; Ecclesiastes 3:11, There is an excellency in God’s works; Ecclesiastes 3:16, But as for man, God shall judge his works hereafter, though here he be like a beast.

Verse 1

every thing: Ecclesiastes 3:17, Ecclesiastes 7:14, Ecclesiastes 8:5, Ecclesiastes 8:6, 2 Kings 5:26, 2 Chronicles 33:12, Proverbs 15:23, Matthew 16:3

under: Ecclesiastes 1:13, Ecclesiastes 2:3, Ecclesiastes 2:17

Reciprocal: Exodus 9:5 - a set time Leviticus 23:37 - every thing Psalms 31:15 - My times Daniel 2:21 - he changeth Mark 4:28 - first John 2:4 - mine John 7:6 - My time 1 Corinthians 16:12 - when

Verse 2

time to be born: Heb. time to bear, Genesis 17:21, Genesis 21:1, Genesis 21:2, 1 Samuel 2:5, 1 Kings 13:2, 2 Kings 4:16, Psalms 113:9, Isaiah 54:1, Luke 1:13, Luke 1:20, Luke 1:36, John 16:21, Acts 7:17, Acts 7:20, Galatians 4:4

and a time: Genesis 47:29, Numbers 20:24-28, Numbers 27:12-14, Deuteronomy 3:23-26, Deuteronomy 34:5, Job 7:1, Job 14:5, Job 14:14, Isaiah 38:1, Isaiah 38:5, John 7:30, Hebrews 9:27

a time to plant: Psalms 52:5, Isaiah 5:2-5, Jeremiah 1:10, Jeremiah 18:7-10, Jeremiah 45:4, Matthew 13:28, Matthew 13:29, Matthew 13:41, Matthew 15:13

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 26:10 - his day Jeremiah 18:9 - to build Jeremiah 31:28 - so

Verse 3

time to kill: Deuteronomy 32:39, 1 Samuel 2:6, 1 Samuel 2:25, Hosea 6:1, Hosea 6:2

a time to heal: Numbers 26:6-9, Isaiah 38:5-20, Jeremiah 33:6, Luke 9:54-56, Acts 5:15, Acts 5:16

a time to break: Isaiah 5:5, Isaiah 5:6, Isaiah 44:26, Jeremiah 31:28, Jeremiah 45:4, Ezekiel 13:14, Daniel 9:25-27, Zechariah 1:12

Verse 4

time to weep: Nehemiah 8:9-12, Nehemiah 9:1-38, Psalms 30:5, Psalms 126:1, Psalms 126:2, Psalms 126:5, Psalms 126:6, Isaiah 22:12, Isaiah 22:13, Matthew 9:15, Matthew 11:17, John 16:20-22, Romans 12:15, 2 Corinthians 7:10, James 4:9

a time to laugh: Genesis 21:6, Luke 1:13, Luke 1:14, Luke 1:58, Luke 6:21-25

to dance: Exodus 15:20, 2 Samuel 6:16

Reciprocal: Judges 21:21 - dance 1 Chronicles 15:29 - dancing Job 30:31 - General Psalms 30:11 - dancing Psalms 137:4 - How shall Proverbs 25:20 - so Ecclesiastes 7:14 - the day Song of Solomon 2:11 - General Ezekiel 21:10 - should Zechariah 7:3 - Should Luke 15:25 - he John 20:13 - why 1 Corinthians 7:30 - that weep

Verse 5

to cast: Joshua 4:3-9, Joshua 10:27, 2 Samuel 18:17, 2 Samuel 18:18, 2 Kings 3:25

a time to embrace: Exodus 19:15, 1 Samuel 21:4, 1 Samuel 21:5, Song of Solomon 2:6, Song of Solomon 2:7, Joel 2:16, 1 Corinthians 7:5

refrain from: Heb. be far from

Reciprocal: Genesis 31:46 - Gather

Verse 6

time to get: or, time to seek, Genesis 30:30-43, Genesis 31:18, Exodus 12:35, Exodus 12:36, Deuteronomy 8:17, Deuteronomy 8:18, 2 Kings 5:26, 2 Kings 8:9, an a time to lose, Matthew 16:25, Matthew 16:26, Matthew 19:29, Mark 8:35-37, Mark 10:28-30, Luke 9:24, Luke 9:25

and a time to cast: Ecclesiastes 11:1, 2 Kings 7:15, Psalms 112:9, Isaiah 2:20, Jonah 1:5, Acts 27:19, Acts 27:38, Philippians 3:7, Philippians 3:8, Hebrews 10:34, Hebrews 10:35

Verse 7

time to rend: Genesis 37:29, Genesis 37:34, 2 Samuel 1:11, 2 Samuel 3:31, 1 Kings 21:27, 2 Kings 5:7, 2 Kings 6:30, Jeremiah 36:24, Joel 2:13, Acts 9:39

time to keep: Job 2:13, Psalms 39:2, Isaiah 36:21, Jeremiah 8:14, Lamentations 3:28, Amos 5:13, Amos 8:3, Micah 7:5

and a time to speak: Genesis 44:18, Genesis 44:34, 1 Samuel 19:4, 1 Samuel 19:5, 1 Samuel 25:24-44, Esther 4:13, Esther 4:14, Esther 7:4, Job 32:4 - Job 37:24, Proverbs 24:11, Proverbs 24:12, Proverbs 31:8, Proverbs 31:9, Luke 19:37-40, Acts 4:20

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:7 - dust 2 Kings 2:5 - I know it Nehemiah 2:12 - neither Luke 9:36 - And they John 8:6 - as though

Verse 8

time to love: Ezekiel 16:8, Psalms 139:21, Ephesians 3:19, Ephesians 5:25, Ephesians 5:28, Ephesians 5:29, Titus 2:4

a time to hate: 2 Chronicles 19:2, Luke 14:26, Revelation 2:2

a time of war: Genesis 14:14-17, Joshua 8:1-29, Joshua 11:23, 2 Samuel 10:6-19, 1 Kings 5:4, 2 Chronicles 20:1-29, 2 Chronicles 20:30

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 11:1 - after the year

Verse 9

Ecclesiastes 1:3, Ecclesiastes 2:11, Ecclesiastes 2:22, Ecclesiastes 2:23, Ecclesiastes 5:16, Proverbs 14:23, Matthew 16:26

Verse 10

Ecclesiastes 1:13, Ecclesiastes 1:14, Ecclesiastes 2:26, Genesis 3:19, 1 Thessalonians 2:9, 2 Thessalonians 3:8

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 8:9 - this

Verse 11

hath made: Ecclesiastes 7:29, Genesis 1:31, Deuteronomy 32:4, Mark 7:37

also: Matthew 13:22, Romans 1:19, Romans 1:20, Romans 1:28

so: Ecclesiastes 8:17, Job 11:7, Job 37:23, Psalms 104:24, Matthew 11:27, Romans 11:33

Reciprocal: Job 9:10 - great things Job 37:5 - great Psalms 111:2 - sought Ecclesiastes 3:22 - nothing Ecclesiastes 8:6 - to every Song of Solomon 2:11 - General Isaiah 22:12 - call Mark 4:28 - first

Verse 12

but: Ecclesiastes 3:22, Ecclesiastes 9:7-9, Deuteronomy 28:63, Psalms 37:3, Isaiah 64:5, Luke 11:41, Acts 20:35, Philippians 4:4-9, 1 Thessalonians 5:15, 1 Thessalonians 5:16, 1 Timothy 6:18

Reciprocal: Ruth 3:7 - his heart 1 Chronicles 29:22 - eat and drink Proverbs 21:15 - joy Ecclesiastes 2:24 - nothing Ecclesiastes 5:18 - it is good and comely Ecclesiastes 6:9 - Better Ecclesiastes 8:15 - Then I Ecclesiastes 11:8 - rejoice 1 Corinthians 7:31 - use Galatians 6:10 - do good 1 Timothy 2:2 - that 1 Timothy 6:8 - General

Verse 13

Ecclesiastes 2:24, Ecclesiastes 5:18-20, Ecclesiastes 6:2, Ecclesiastes 9:7, Deuteronomy 28:30, Deuteronomy 28:31, Deuteronomy 28:47, Deuteronomy 28:48, Judges 6:3-6, Psalms 128:2, Isaiah 65:21-23

Reciprocal: Ruth 3:7 - his heart 1 Chronicles 29:22 - eat and drink Nehemiah 8:10 - Go your way Ecclesiastes 5:19 - to whom Ecclesiastes 6:9 - Better Ecclesiastes 8:15 - Then I Ecclesiastes 9:9 - for Ecclesiastes 11:8 - rejoice 1 Corinthians 7:31 - use 1 Timothy 2:2 - that 1 Timothy 6:8 - General

Verse 14

whatsoever: Psalms 33:11, Psalms 119:90, Psalms 119:91, Isaiah 46:10, Daniel 4:34, Daniel 4:35, Acts 2:23, Acts 4:28, Romans 11:36, Ephesians 3:11, Titus 1:2, James 1:17

nothing: Psalms 76:10, Proverbs 19:21, Proverbs 21:30, Proverbs 30:6, Isaiah 10:12-15, Daniel 8:8, Daniel 11:2-4, John 19:10, John 19:11, John 19:28-37, Acts 5:39

God doeth it: Psalms 64:9, Isaiah 59:18, Isaiah 59:19, Revelation 15:4

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:4 - his work Job 23:13 - who can Job 42:2 - can be withholden from thee Psalms 119:152 - thy testimonies Psalms 119:160 - and every one Ecclesiastes 1:15 - crooked Ecclesiastes 8:12 - fear before Ecclesiastes 9:11 - but Matthew 6:27 - by

Verse 15

which hath: Ecclesiastes 1:9, Ecclesiastes 1:10

past: Heb. driven away

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 6:10 - which

Verse 16

Ecclesiastes 4:1, Ecclesiastes 5:8, 1 Kings 21:9-21, Psalms 58:1, Psalms 58:2, Psalms 82:2-5, Psalms 94:21, Psalms 94:22, Isaiah 59:14, Micah 2:2, Micah 7:3, Zephaniah 3:3, Matthew 26:59, Acts 23:3, James 2:6

Reciprocal: Psalms 82:5 - all the Psalms 94:20 - throne Ecclesiastes 2:17 - work Ecclesiastes 7:15 - there is a just Ecclesiastes 7:25 - the reason Ecclesiastes 10:5 - as an Isaiah 26:10 - favour Daniel 3:10 - hast made Zephaniah 3:5 - just Acts 24:25 - righteousness

Verse 17

said: Ecclesiastes 1:16, Ecclesiastes 2:1

God: Ecclesiastes 12:14, Genesis 18:25, Psalms 98:9, Matthew 16:27, Matthew 25:31-46, John 5:22, John 5:26-29, Acts 17:31, Romans 2:5-9, 1 Corinthians 4:5, 2 Corinthians 5:10, 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10, Revelation 20:11-15

for: Ecclesiastes 3:1, Jeremiah 29:10, Jeremiah 29:11, Daniel 11:40, Daniel 12:4, Daniel 12:9, Daniel 12:11-13, Acts 1:7, 1 Thessalonians 5:1, 2 Peter 3:7, 2 Peter 3:8, Revelation 11:2, Revelation 11:3, Revelation 11:18, Revelation 17:12-17, Revelation 20:2, Revelation 20:7-9

Reciprocal: Job 24:1 - seeing Psalms 75:2 - receive the congregation Ecclesiastes 7:25 - the reason Ecclesiastes 8:6 - to every Ecclesiastes 9:11 - but Ecclesiastes 11:9 - know Ezekiel 18:30 - I will Zephaniah 3:5 - just Acts 24:25 - judgment Romans 2:16 - God

Verse 18

concerning: Genesis 3:17-19, Job 14:1-4, Job 15:16, Psalms 49:14, Psalms 49:19, Psalms 49:20, Psalms 73:18, Psalms 73:19, Psalms 90:5-12, Hebrews 9:27, 1 Peter 1:24

that God: etc. or, that they might clear God, and see, etc. Job 40:8, Psalms 51:4, Romans 3:4, Romans 9:23

and that: Psalms 73:22, 2 Peter 2:12

Reciprocal: Job 11:12 - For vain Job 18:3 - Wherefore Psalms 49:12 - beasts Ecclesiastes 2:1 - said

Verse 19

that which: Ecclesiastes 2:16, Psalms 49:12, Psalms 49:20, Psalms 92:6, Psalms 92:7

as the: 2 Samuel 14:14, Job 14:10-12, Psalms 104:29

for: Ecclesiastes 2:20-23, Psalms 39:5, Psalms 39:6, Psalms 89:47, Psalms 89:48

Reciprocal: Job 14:12 - So man Ecclesiastes 1:2 - General Ecclesiastes 5:10 - this Ecclesiastes 6:11 - General 1 Corinthians 15:55 - is thy victory

Verse 20

go: Ecclesiastes 3:21, Ecclesiastes 6:6, Ecclesiastes 9:10, Genesis 25:8, Genesis 25:17, Numbers 27:13, Job 7:9, Job 17:13, Job 30:24, Psalms 49:14

all are: Genesis 3:19, Job 10:9, Job 10:10, Job 34:15, Psalms 104:29, Daniel 12:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:7 - dust 2 Samuel 14:14 - we must Psalms 89:48 - What Ecclesiastes 12:7 - dust Hebrews 9:27 - as

Verse 21

knoweth: Ecclesiastes 12:7, Luke 16:22, Luke 16:23, John 14:3, Acts 1:25, 2 Corinthians 5:1, 2 Corinthians 5:8, Philippians 1:23

of man that goeth upward: Heb. of the sons of man that is ascending

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:7 - nostrils Psalms 49:19 - He Ecclesiastes 3:20 - go Ecclesiastes 8:8 - is no

Verse 22

nothing: Ecclesiastes 3:11, Ecclesiastes 3:12, Ecclesiastes 2:10, Ecclesiastes 2:11, Ecclesiastes 2:24, Ecclesiastes 5:18-20, Ecclesiastes 8:15, Ecclesiastes 9:7-9, Ecclesiastes 11:9, Deuteronomy 12:7, Deuteronomy 12:18, Deuteronomy 26:10, Deuteronomy 26:11, Deuteronomy 28:47, Romans 12:11, Romans 12:12, Philippians 4:4, Philippians 4:5

who: Ecclesiastes 6:12, Ecclesiastes 8:7, Ecclesiastes 9:12, Ecclesiastes 10:14, Job 14:21, Daniel 12:9, Daniel 12:10, Daniel 12:13, Matthew 6:34

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 2:19 - who knoweth Ecclesiastes 9:9 - for

Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ecclesiastes 3". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/ecclesiastes-3.html.
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