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Which Book In The Bible Contains The Words To "Turn, Turn, Turn"?

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Lonestar Prayer Warrior Profile
Those words are in a song, Not the bible. However the song refers to The Book of Ecclesiaste 3:1..
And most of it is word for word what the bible has...
  1. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
  2. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
  3. A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
  4. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
  5. A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
  6. A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
  7. A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
  8. A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
The Biblical text tells us there is a time and place for all things:
Laughter and sorrow, healing and killing, war and peace, and so on. The
lines are open to many interpretations, but as a song they
commonly performed as a plea for world peace, with the stress on the closing line: "a time for peace, I swear it's not too late," the latter phrase and the title phrase "Turn! Turn! Turn!" are the only parts actually written by Seeger himself.
Peace and blessings from Texas <><
James Wheeler Profile
James Wheeler answered
If you are referring to the song by the Byrds 'To everything there is a season' then you are asking about the book of 'Psalms', but in the Bible it doesn't say turn,turn,turn. That was added by the writer of the song. Some of the other words were changed also, but it is a beautiful chapter in the Bible.
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Anonymous answered
I did a search myself and did not find those words, but I must admit I also love that song "To everything..... There is a season" It only goes to show that people do exercise poetic license but the sad fact is that by so doing people can be misled... And as simple as this seems in this instance, in other instances it could lead to a gross misrepresentation of God's word. For example the very popular song with the verse "There is no God Like Jehovia" should have really said there is no God like Jehovia-jire...the one who unseats and provides for... When Jehovia, the elevated king of the lesser gods.. Is proven to have no regard/power over the sons of God.
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Selie Visa answered
I guess you are referring to this particular verse:

Ezekiel 33:11 Say to them, "As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, O house of Israel?"

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