The Holy Bible - Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3 (Latin)
1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
9What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?
10I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
11He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
12I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
13And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
14I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
15That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
16And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.
17I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
18I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.
19For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.
20All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
21Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
22Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
1omnia tempus habent et suis spatiis transeunt universa sub caelo
2tempus nascendi et tempus moriendi tempus plantandi et tempus evellendi quod plantatum est
3tempus occidendi et tempus sanandi tempus destruendi et tempus aedificandi
4tempus flendi et tempus ridendi tempus plangendi et tempus saltandi
5tempus spargendi lapides et tempus colligendi tempus amplexandi et tempus longe fieri a conplexibus
6tempus adquirendi et tempus perdendi tempus custodiendi et tempus abiciendi
7tempus scindendi et tempus consuendi tempus tacendi et tempus loquendi
8tempus dilectionis et tempus odii tempus belli et tempus pacis
9quid habet amplius homo de labore suo
10vidi adflictionem quam dedit Deus filiis hominum ut distendantur in ea
11cuncta fecit bona in tempore suo et mundum tradidit disputationi eorum ut non inveniat homo opus quod operatus est Deus ab initio usque ad finem
12et cognovi quod non esset melius nisi laetari et facere bene in vita sua
13omnis enim homo qui comedit et bibit et videt bonum de labore suo hoc donum Dei est
14didici quod omnia opera quae fecit Deus perseverent in perpetuum non possumus eis quicquam addere nec auferre quae fecit Deus ut timeatur
15quod factum est ipsum permanet quae futura sunt iam fuerunt et Deus instaurat quod abiit
16vidi sub sole in loco iudicii impietatem et in loco iustitiae iniquitatem
17et dixi in corde meo iustum et impium iudicabit Deus et tempus omni rei tunc erit
18dixi in corde meo de filiis hominum ut probaret eos Deus et ostenderet similes esse bestiis
19idcirco unus interitus est hominis et iumentorum et aequa utriusque condicio sicut moritur homo sic et illa moriuntur similiter spirant omnia et nihil habet homo iumento amplius cuncta subiacent vanitati
20et omnia pergunt ad unum locum de terra facta sunt et in terram pariter revertentur
21quis novit si spiritus filiorum Adam ascendat sursum et si spiritus iumentorum descendat deorsum
22et deprehendi nihil esse melius quam laetari hominem in opere suo et hanc esse partem illius quis enim eum adducet ut post se futura cognoscat