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Ecclesiastes 3:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— A time to love, and a time to hate; A time of war, and a time of peace.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A time to love and a time to hate,—A time of war, and a time of peace.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A time to love, And a time to hate. A time of war, And a time of peace.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A time of love, and a time of hatred. A time of war, and a time of peace.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— A time to loue, and a time to hate: a time of warre, and a time of peace.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
A time 6256
{6256} Prime
עֵת
`eth
{ayth}
From H5703; time, especially (adverbially with preposition) now, when, etc.
to love, 157
{0157} Prime
אָהַב
'ahab
{aw-hab'}
A primitive root; to have affection for (sexually or otherwise).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
and a time 6256
{6256} Prime
עֵת
`eth
{ayth}
From H5703; time, especially (adverbially with preposition) now, when, etc.
to hate; 8130
{8130} Prime
שָׂנֵא
sane'
{saw-nay'}
A primitive root; to hate (personally).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
a time 6256
{6256} Prime
עֵת
`eth
{ayth}
From H5703; time, especially (adverbially with preposition) now, when, etc.
of war, 4421
{4421} Prime
מִלְחָמָה
milchamah
{mil-khaw-maw'}
From H3898 (in the sense of fighting); a battle (that is, the engagement); generally war (that is, warfare).
and a time 6256
{6256} Prime
עֵת
`eth
{ayth}
From H5703; time, especially (adverbially with preposition) now, when, etc.
of peace. 7965
{7965} Prime
שָׁלוֹם
shalowm
{shaw-lome'}
From H7999; safe, that is, (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, that is, health, prosperity, peace.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ecclesiastes 3:8

_ _ hate — for example, sin, lusts (Luke 14:26); that is, to love God so much more as to seem in comparison to hate “father or mother,” when coming between us and God.

_ _ a time of war ... peace — (Luke 14:31).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ecclesiastes 3:1-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ecclesiastes 3:8

To love — When God stirs up love, or gives occasion for the exercise of it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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time to love:

Ezekiel 16:8 Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time [was] the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.
Psalms 139:21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
Ephesians 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Ephesians 5:28-29 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. ... For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
Titus 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

a time to hate:

2 Chronicles 19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore [is] wrath upon thee from before the LORD.
Luke 14:26 If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Revelation 2:2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:

a time of war:

Genesis 14:14-17 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained [servants], born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued [them] unto Dan. ... And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that [were] with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which [is] the king's dale.
Joshua 8:1-29 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed: take all the people of war with thee, and arise, go up to Ai: see, I have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land: ... And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until eventide: and as soon as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that they should take his carcase down from the tree, and cast it at the entering of the gate of the city, and raise thereon a great heap of stones, [that remaineth] unto this day.
Joshua 11:23 So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the LORD said unto Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance unto Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. And the land rested from war.
2 Samuel 10:6-19 And when the children of Ammon saw that they stank before David, the children of Ammon sent and hired the Syrians of Bethrehob, and the Syrians of Zoba, twenty thousand footmen, and of king Maacah a thousand men, and of Ishtob twelve thousand men. ... And when all the kings [that were] servants to Hadarezer saw that they were smitten before Israel, they made peace with Israel, and served them. So the Syrians feared to help the children of Ammon any more.
1 Kings 5:4 But now the LORD my God hath given me rest on every side, [so that there is] neither adversary nor evil occurrent.
2 Chronicles 20:1-29 It came to pass after this also, [that] the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them [other] beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle. ... And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of [those] countries, when they had heard that the LORD fought against the enemies of Israel.
2 Chronicles 20:30 So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet: for his God gave him rest round about.
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Gn 14:14. Jsh 8:1; 11:23. 2S 10:6. 1K 5:4. 2Ch 19:2; 20:1, 30. Ps 139:21. Ezk 16:8. Lk 14:26. Ep 3:19; 5:25, 28. Tit 2:4. Rv 2:2.

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