Ecclesiastes 3:2: A time to be born, and a time to die;

from Holy Bible (KJV) – Ecclesiastes 3 on Rap Genius

Meaning

This verse sets up a pattern for the subsequent verses: a series of contrasting extremes, done in a sort of “tit for tat” fashion. “To be born” is the opposite of “to die,” “to weep” is the opposite of “to laugh,” and so on.

Ecclesiastes 3 is all about accepting that there is a time, place, and purpose for everything, as deemed by God.

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In 1965, The Byrds famously released a song entitled, “Turn! Turn! Turn!”, which incorporated the verse from Ecclesiastes 3 into lyrics.

Also sampled by Modernist poet, T.S. Eliot in The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

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