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Indeed, man does not know his time. Like the fish that are taken in an evil net and like the birds that are caught in the snare, even so are the sons of men ensnared in an evil time when it suddenly falls on them. Bible

“his time.” In this context, “his time” refers to the day of his death.

“evil time.” This is a use of “evil” that does not have the connotation of morally evil, but just “evil, bad, inopportune” from the standpoint of the one who is experiencing the disaster. Similarly, the “evil net” is not morally evil, it is simply a disaster from the perspective of the fish.


Commentary for: Ecclesiastes 9:12