Ecclesiastes 3:1 - Coke's Commentary on the Holy Bible

Bible Comments

To every thing there is a season— There is a fixed season for every thing; nay, all the determinations of man's will under heaven have their proper time. Solomon says of all things in general, that they have an appointed season; or, according to the propriety of the word זמן zeman, a prepared time. This construction of the passage is strongly confirmed by the contents of the annexed list; for, except the first head, namely, the time of our birth and death, every article therein mentioned as having a time depends on the will of men; and the first article itself, as understood by the Chaldee paraphrast, falls more or less within the determination of man's will.

Ecclesiastes 3:1

1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: