I absolutely still love this Jewish Bible I bought. In my Scripture writing for today, I had to write from Ecclesiastes. It was verses 11-13, but of course, I looked up at the “Time to” Scriptures.

I wanted to compare the NLT and the Jewish Bible so you could see the difference.

A Time for Everything

For everything there is a season,
    a time for every activity under heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die.
    A time to plant and a time to harvest.
A time to kill and a time to heal.
    A time to tear down and a time to build up.
A time to cry and a time to laugh.
    A time to grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
    A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
A time to search and a time to quit searching.
    A time to keep and a time to throw away.
A time to tear and a time to mend.
    A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
A time to love and a time to hate.
    A time for war and a time for peace.

Now, here is the Jewish Bible:

A season is set for everything, a time for every experience under heaven,

A time for being born and a time for dying,

A time for planting and a time for uprooting the planted;

A time for slaying and a time for healing,

A time for tearing down and a time for building up;

A time for weeping and a time for laughing,

A time for wailing and a time for dancing;

A time for throwing stones and a time for gathering stones,

A time for embracing and a time for shunning embraces;

A time for seeking and a time for losing,

A time for keeping and a time for discarding;

A time for ripping and a time for sewing,

A time for silence and a time for speaking;

A time for loving and a time for hating;

A time for war and a time for peace.

There are not a ton of differences, but it’s just enough that I wanted to share. One part I like is a time for keeping and discarding. I know when the new year starts, we all start thinking about cleaning and purging things. We need wisdom with everything in our life to see what we should keep and what we should discard of. I’m talking attitudes and mindsets, not just “stuff”.

I also like the part about ripping and sewing. I am not much of a seamstress, but my mom used to sew us matching dresses. My Grandma, Aunt, and cousin all still sew quilts and such too.

I know that sometimes, you have to rip out a seam in order to resew it. Mistakes are made in sewing and in life.

I need to purge and rip out some of my actual stuff as well as some of my mindsets.

What do you need to rip out and resew or discard of this year?Ecclesiastes