There is a time for everything,  and a sea­son for every activ­i­ty under the heavens : a time to be born and a time to die,  a time to plant and a time to uproot,   a time to kill and a time to heal,  a time to tear down and a time to build,  a time to weep and a time to laugh,  a time to mourn and a time to dance,  a time to scat­ter stones and a time to gath­er them,  a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,  a time to search and a time to give up,  a time to keep and a time to throw away,  a time to tear and a time to mend,  a time to be silent and a time to speak,  a time to love and a time to hate, ...