Ecclesiastes 3:6

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A time to search, and a time to give something up as lost; a time to keep, and a time to throw away;

NIV ©

a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,

NASB ©

A time to search and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep and a time to throw away.

NLT ©

A time to search and a time to lose. A time to keep and a time to throw away.

MSG ©

A right time to search and another to count your losses, A right time to hold on and another to let go,

BBE ©

A time for search and a time for loss; a time to keep and a time to give away;

NRSV ©

a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away;

NKJV ©

A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away;

KJV
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a time
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and a time
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V-AAN
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CONJ
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N-NSM
tou
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apolesai
 
V-AAN
kairov
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N-NSM
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T-GSN
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CONJ
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NET © [draft] ITL
A time
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to search
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, and a time
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to give something up as lost
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; a time
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to keep
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, and a time
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to throw away
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;
NET © Notes

tn The term לְאַבֵּד (lÿabbed, Piel infinitive construct from אָבַד, ’avad, “to destroy”) means “to lose” (e.g., Jer 23:1) as the contrast with בָּקַשׁ (baqash, “to seek to find”) indicates (HALOT 3 s.v. I אבד; BDB 2 s.v. אבד 3). This is the declarative or delocutive-estimative sense of the Piel: “to view something as lost” (R. J. Williams, Hebrew Syntax, 28, §145; IBHS 403 §24.2g).