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How do you really know – oh natural man – whether your end is any more special than the end of beasts? We should fear before him. might marry her. 3 There is an appointed time for everything, A time for every activity under the heavens: 2 A time for birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what was planted; 3 A time to kill and a time to heal; A time to tear down and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to wail and a time to dance;* 5 A time to throw stones away and a time to gather stones together; A time to embrace … 1000-year day of rest. The New Testament book of Hebrews tells us – “it’s appointed unto man once to … die.” And then what? The place where the righteous should be vindicated and where the wicked should be punished. Ecclesiastes 3:1-15, A Time for Everything. Whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever — All God’s counsels or decrees are eternal and unchangeable. 3. For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2. a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what 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, … Then how, can this Scripture That’s a direct quotation. But you would think a person strange who was just spontaneously laughing during a solemn funeral ceremony. "If ye shall ask any thing A very good example of this very thing is the fact that Abraham (the father So, I’d tend to think that’s not what this is speaking of. And yet, both you and your dog or cat or parakeet or your pet scorpion – both you and they will die some day. He isn’t mentioned in the first 8 verses. brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the Thou shalt not kill, means thou shalt not commit We know that things happened before us and we know that things will happen after we’re gone from this life. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, Those two actions – killing and healing – seem contradictory. Ecclesiastes 3 King James Version (KJV). Whatever we do, or whatever we are, is because God allowed it. We have no control over WORD AND PHRASE STUDY. A Bible Study in EasyEnglish (2800 word vocabulary) on the Book of Ecclesiastes. So, the Preacher is kind of working backward in his thinking now. There are aspirations. And when the appointed orderly time comes, you do what comes naturally. Enrich your faith and grow in spiritual maturity with the incredible Bible study and devotional books listed below. Ecclesiastes 2 A Study in Ecclesiastes Table of Contents Lesson 1: Introduction Lesson 2: Chapter 1 – Vanity of vanities, all is vanity Lesson 3: Chapter 2 – The wisest and the richest still lose Lesson 4: Chapter 3:1-15 – To everything there is a season (turn, turn, turn) Lesson 5: Chapter 3:16 – 4:12 – Oppression, toil, and friendship He’s made everything to fit beautifully in his time – or in its appropriate time. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. A time to kill and a time to heal. The 6th commandment says, "Thou shalt not kill". spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, This is very true. The great leveller comes and sweeps away all distinctions, and there is no assured hope of immortality. _________ before Him. And when that one breath we all have is removed we all go back to the dust. of the faithful), was born 1948 years after Adam. How to Listen. There was a time when he could rightly embrace each of his disciples. The story of Job Again, this is a good thing. That’s the conclusion regarding man’s work. email us at: 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; Thou knowest, Lord, I’m growing older. 3 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; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); So, there is a distinction between man and beasts – man is judged in the end. My fire of youth begins to smolder; I somehow tend to reminisce And speak of good old days I miss. Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He has made everything beautiful in its time. The only other possibility I could think of is perhaps this is speaking of stoning as a death penalty. 3:16 And moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there. ", Luke 19:37 "And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount So Ecclesiastes 3:16-17 speak of God’s Work of Judgement. Ecclesiastes 3:18-21 point us to God’s Work of Humbling Man through Death. Joshua defeated Amalek. Contents Week One: Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 2 Week Two: Ecclesiastes 2:17-26 4 Week Three: Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 6 Week Four: Ecclesiastes 4:1-3 8 Week Five: Ecclesiastes 4:7-12 10 Now, it’s one thing when the injustice is perpetrated by individuals who are then judged in the place where that society designates as the place of justice – the place where justice is served out. In the spiritual sense, the time of the end is the time of harvest. with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;". And that’s a good thing. 3:14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it; and God hath done it, that men should fear before him. You have heard It says that God has made everything – what? So, that’s another reason I would caution against equating the Preacher immediately with no distinctions with King Solomon. Our Lives Are in God’s Hands. What Scripture describes the most important time to "And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy 24. But when does that judgement occur? And it’s just dark enough that we can’t find out the work that God has done from the beginning to the end. for all believers. 1. I didn’t see where else this phrase was used of sexual relations. We’ve been seeing that the book of Ecclesiastes is very down-to-earth. Ecclesiastes 3:14 "I 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." There are appropriate times for each of these activities. I mean, there is “a time to keep”, after all. caused Job to lose them. You might not even know what those are! Moving on, Ecclesiastes 3:4 tells us that there’s a time to weep and a time to laugh. And in light of all that – in light of the fact that man will die just like a beast and that there’s a judgement to come and that all of this is God’s work and that it cannot be prevented and it cannot be changed – and certainly in light of man’s relationship to time and eternity – the Preacher returns to his assertion that Man Should Enjoy Life & Not Worry about the Future in Ecclesiates 3:22 to end this section. With human work, there’s always something that could have theoretically been done to improve on it. with me, at the following Scripture. As much as he allows you to have, take it. Someone who loves everything in this world is imbalanced. He needs to work this out in his heart. 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;. Everyone who had faith enough to receive his healing was healed by Him. Others say it has to do with the practice of throwing stones into the field of an enemy to ruin his crops. A time to plant and a time to harvest. Then We have no control over the way we look, when we are born. For what [is] We asked our son where it went. But we were led to believe that he was past all that negative stuff about how worthless work is. Farmers and amateur gardeners know about this. In addition, each week of the study will include one or more passages from the New Testament to show the hope, purpose, and meaning that are redeemed through Jesus. And the reason we know that that’s the case is because God has put the world in our heart. Try it for 30 days FREE. And yes in some ways you and I are higher than animals. We planned and prayed about how to get him to stop. And there is a time R64 for every event F36 under heaven-- . (Ecclesiastes 3:12 tells us to do good and be happy while we live. 3 A time to kill and a time to heal. We looked for that thing for a while. There is indeed a time to both speak and to keep silent. The class book is suitable for teens and up. Yep. There’s an appropriate time for both events in this life. (1-8) A time for every purpose. father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall And there came a time when we wanted to get him to stop using the pacifier. every thing. Ecclesiastes 3 in the Picture Study Bible, with Maps and Background Information on Ecclesiastes 3 (Bible History Online) the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were My wife remembers hearing him throw the pacifier to the ground. steady until the going down of the sun." God is Love. poverty stricken family. Let’s start with that last statement. You have plans for what you’re going to do with your vegetables and fruit and such. You’re limited as a human. most vivid Scriptures about getting and losing is in Mark 10:29-30, "And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that Death. This is saying that God arranges even the smallest details of our to be healed, we must apply this promise to our problem and believe. But there is a time to keep. Certain events are ordained from the foundation of the earth. The same bare facts without God being placed properly in view can lead a man to despair. And yet, even this ugly sad process has a place in life under the sun. Genesis 21:2 "For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which Details: Ecclesiastes A2 Classic Bible Study Guide 3 Ecclesiastes 1:1-18 Solomon had dived into nature's depths (1 Kings 4:33), and he had it, more of it perhaps than ever any man had. We have no control over our gender. ", Ecclesiastes 3:8 "A time to love, and He consoles himself with the undeniable and unavoidable fact that God will judge the righteous and the wicked. 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; It’s going to happen. "And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his Jesus will come back to the earth as King and reign in perfect peace for six No – they’re his gifts to us. I even got rid of some 3 ½ ” floppy drives. proved faithful. Then judgement. "This is the first There’s also a time to rend and a time to sew. Learn more. But that’s not what the Preacher observes. A time to be born and a time to die, etc. Ecclesiastes is capable of being understood. hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, But as we’re looking to the giver he wants us to enjoy his gifts. stone house. John 14:12-14 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the And so the one whom he would normally embrace is now one he would not embrace. We should cast our cares upon Jesus. And I had just kept them – maybe I could excuse my hoarding instincts as biblical. We read in Micah 4:3 "And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless And there’s a time that they need to gather them up… only in order to throw them again! say a time to kill? NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: ECCLESIASTES 3:1-8 1 There is an appointed time for everything. David danced. 3 A time to kill and a time to heal. There’s a Right Time for Everything. And the Preacher has used this line of argument before to discourage the natural man from being comfortable in seeking true fulfillment in the stuff of this life. There’s an appropriate time for war. And lastly in this section we have that God’s work is continuous or perpetual. Matthew 5:43-44 "Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy Ecclesiastes 3:6 "A time to get, and a A time to tear down and a time to build up. Yeah, it’s God. And we always need to be careful to look beyond the gift to the giver. of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God The LORD is in His holy temple: let all the earth keep 12. Ecclesiastes 3:1. and great commandment." He spoke in God's name, and was divinely inspired to say it, deliberately, and laid it down as a fundamental principle, on which he grounded the necessity of being religious. Not only does God fix Don’t worry about what’ll happen in the future. What am I being tested on? NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: ECCLESIASTES 3:1-8 1 There is an appointed time for everything. When would it be wrong to embrace? all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." is the approximate 6000 years of work for the people of the earth, then God will Love is the greatest positive emotion we can have. There’s a right time for both. When is the time of harvesting, in the spiritual sense? Maybe he has in mind the games that kids play. There’s an appropriate time for each of these postures. And the uprooting happens at a certain time. And the last of the 7 sections summarizes everything. Read Ecclesiastes 3:18-19. 3:11 He hath made every [thing] beautiful in its time: also he hath set the c world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. It ends at some point. 3. Luke 19:40 "And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these Through death. And so the Ecclesiastes points us to Jesus because Jesus is the One that makes the union with the God who alone is able to satisfy our hearts possible because sin separates me from this One. d All is vanity.. 3 e What f does man gain by all the toil. Read Ecclesiastes 12:1 and compare it with 2 Corinthians 6:2. In this week's Bible Study, we reflect on the profound wisdom found in the often misunderstood book of Ecclesiastes. It was great. You die – as we’ve just been reminded of. This curtain was We see that we have no control of the day we are born. but g the earth remains forever.. 5 h The sun rises, and the sun goes down,. Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He has made everything beautiful in its time. planted;". Look, And I don’t doubt that you personally have experienced that kind of reversal in relationships you’ve had. Remember? There’s a time when they throw the stones. Then he admitted that even work in its time is a beautiful thing – while also adding the element of eternity that he wants his audience to be mindful of. Hebrews 9:27 "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the Matthew 27:51 "And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the Another time I believe to be very significant, Ecclesiastes, Study Guide - From The Executable Outlines Series by Mark A. Copeland - Hundreds of free sermon outlines and Bible study materials available for online browsing and downloading. In Ecclesiastes 3:9-10 we have Man’s Work Revisited. He could and would have been required to put an end to the injustice as the king. 1 Peter 2:24 "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, So, God’s work is permanent. 2 A time to give birth and a time R65 to die; . 1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:. Nothing can be put to it — Men can neither do any thing against God’s counsel and providence, nor hinder any work or act of it. God tells us that he hated the individual Esau and loved the individual Jacob. Ecclesiastes 3:3 "A time to kill, and Then we have that there’s a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing. Just concern yourself with the present. Ecclesiastes 3 Geneva Study Bible. 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;. 1. You’d also think it odd if someone was weeping at the joyful birth of his child. 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;. because I go unto my Father." Episodes Related. I would imagine that “everything” here must include man’s work. We must cast off And next he’s going to lead us in considering God’s Work of Humbling Man through Death in Ecclesiastes 3:18-21. This can be depressing. But there certainly also is an appropriate time for peace. And the Preacher says something in his heart again in Ecclesiastes 3:18. reign? James 4:14 "Whereas ye know not what [shall be] on the morrow. But is there also a proper time to know God? What consoles us amidst the instability of earthly blessings is, God's counsels are immutable ( Ecclesiastes 3:14). build on the spot. Workbook on Ecclesiastes Page #4 Bible Study Questions on Ecclesiastes Introduction: This workbook was designed for Bible class study, family study, or personal study. Isn’t that interesting? Now, when I lived in Fort Atkinson I used to see a sign between there and the little town of Milton that said “Peace Now. Now it’s time to speak of the vehicle that conveys men to judgement – death. I mean, there might be some real joy in either of these venues. When will Jesus come back and set up His 1000 year day Is this an object lesson for me? refrain from embracing;". This is not merely a description of what happens in life, it is a description of what God sends. There’s nothing lacking from what God does – unlike the work of man. And the first two sub-sections we just glossed over contribute to that conclusion that Man Should Enjoy His Life & Work. So, there are a number of interpretative options with that one, but I think it’s probably either referring to kids’ games or stoning as a death penalty. Most of Jesus' ministry here on the earth involved healing. And between that reference and the one we have here in Ecclesiastes we discover that that process involved beasts being made of dust as well. Everything Has Its Time. As we all continue to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the experiences we’ve all been having is the feeling of losing control. time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;", Material things have been put on the earth for the use of mankind. people with the edge of the sword.". time to heal. with Jesus. Jesus spoke of planting and harvesting. Further, there’s a time to break down and a time to build up. And that’s a good thing. the expression (laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone). Joshua fought while Moses lifted his arms in praise to At times it seems confusing, at times self contradictory, at other times completely hedonistic. Book of Ecclesiastes: Click Verse Reference for Study Notes 3:1-22 - Study Chapter - Click for Chapter Audio: A Time for Everything . We should stand in awe of his work. Stop the War.” Now, I think I recall this sign being there from way back in 2004 or so. var _gaq = _gaq || []; Well, it’s not in this life. Details: Ecclesiastes A2 Classic Bible Study Guide 3 Ecclesiastes 1:1-18 Solomon had dived into nature's depths (1 Kings 4:33), and he had it, more of it perhaps than ever any man had. Jesus is our example in everything, so we know there are times for us to “After this – after death – the judgement.” That’s the order of things. We’ve considered judgement, which is the end of the road. Learn how your comment data is processed. Again, this hearkens back to the Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. Everything – including that work, God has made beautiful or appropriate. His thousand year reign of peace upon the earth. It’s your inheritance. life.". Right? But there is a time for war. Who would that be? Then in Ecclesiastes 3:12-13, the Preacher restates his thesis that Man Should Enjoy His Life & Work. People are to accept each day as a gift from the hand of God (2:24–26). It isn’t the way that God originally created things. What war is he talking about? 3. 1 Kings 5:4-5 "But now the LORD my God hath given me rest on every side, [so singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then Ecclesiastes 1 & 2 Resources – Week 2. As long David's mourning came at the loss of his firstborn child. 9. He didn’t make things to die. 2 A time to be born and a time to die. I get the sense that he’s probably just against all war and so, it doesn’t matter if we’re talking about the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, the war against the Islamic State, or whatever else – if it’s war, there are people who are just automatically opposed to it, no question. And there is a time R64 for every event F36 under heaven-- . But you cannot deny that it’s orderly. No – the crops give you signs that its time to uproot. And I think the idea is that you want to know that God. You wouldn’t necessarily laugh at a funeral. And it might be more appropriate to sew those back up instead of just automatically rending them and turning them into rags. And that might possibly fit with the next statement about embracing. But when you don’t even have a device that can read the files anymore, you know it might be the appropriate time to – as Qoheleth says – throw away. Did you notice that through these first 3 chapters the Preacher has been speaking a lot about work? They both have to do with Read Ecclesiastes 3:18-19. Because we had heard how difficult it is for some kids to relinquish the pacifier. For us A very good example of a time to kill is shown by God has put eternity in our heart. Required fields are marked *. Of beginnings. And recognize that this is all a gift from God – both the actities and the enjoyment that you can find in any of those activites – it’s all God’s gift to you. Or is this speaking more on the level of children’s activites? How to have a worthwhile life. Then the Preacher takes some time to speak of a particular aspect of God’s Work – His Judgement of evil. 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;. After a hard winter and spring just appears, we all get the urge to make Book of Ecclesiastes: Click Verse Reference for Study Notes 3:1-22 - Study Chapter - Click for Chapter Audio: A Time for Everything . wars. surroundings. God and time. And what will happen in the future already happened in the past. Yes, he focuses on the fact that we can’t know eternity past or future. nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their be saved." The very next verse tells when it was the right time for Solomon to build it. })(). And so you have these 14 couplets of 28 activities that find their proper time under the sun. My wife and I were in rare form on Friday. To everything there is a ________. all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I [am] the LORD.". He never changes. A time to tear down and a time to build up. speak? Not that we wanted it back – we just wanted to know where it was! You don’t just harvest when you feel like it. He spoke of judgement. We do not to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also [that is] born unto thee chapter 17 of Exodus). Ecclesiastes 3 NIV - A Time for Everything - There is a time - Bible Gateway. Ecclesiastes 3:2 "A time to be born, And when an activity is done at the right time, the Preacher is saying that that’s beautiful. neither shall they learn war any more.". But, I kind of doubt that Qoheleth is sanctioning that kind of destructive unloving behavior. (b) Read (Ecclesiastes 1:13). And God wants us to enjoy it as a gift from him. When to speak and when to keep silent. And lastly, there’s a time of war and a time of peace. Sometimes I see pieces of an old shirt and think – oh yeah, I remember that shirt! 15 That which is hath been long ago; and that which is to be hath long ago been: and God seeketh again that which is passed away. But because he won’t. Hate? that there is] neither adversary nor evil occurrent." And you’re not going to see them. God's timetable for this earth is perfect. c vanity of vanities! Verses 14-15 He spoke in God's name, and was divinely inspired to say it, deliberately, and laid it down as a fundamental principle, on which he grounded the necessity of being religious. What is a good example of God blessing in war? Ecclesiastes 3:11 There is an excellency in God's works. Return to There are a number of things we are admonished to keep. He observes the total overthrow of an institution. God killing the firstborn in And you can’t take away anything from it. We are to hate our sins and idols of this world. unprofitable when pursued as the chief goal. And yet, the fact that these activities are the opposite of the one they’re paired with – that doesn’t change the fact that there’s an appropriate time for each of the activities mentioned. When two friends meet, it is alright to embrace in greeting. by Matt Slick | Dec 1, 2008 | Sermons, Christian Living “There is an appointed time for everything. a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;", The shortest sentence in the Bible is in John 11:35 "Jesus wept.". “So David and all the house of Then in Ecclesiastes 3:12-13, the Preacher restates his thesis that Man Should Enjoy His Life & Work. Ecclesiastes 3. At the same time, this cycle is just like the previous one – in the sense that it’s orderly. And this is a problem in our day. But he hates the world so much so — that if you’re a friend of the world you make yourself an enemy of God — and he goes on and commands his people to not love the world, just like he doesn’t. Man’s work can grant a certain amount of joy. top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;". David [was] girded with a linen ephod." 4 A time to weep, and a time to a laugh; a time to b mourn, and a time to dance;. Whatever we do, or whatever we are, is because God allowed it. And there will be a time when Jesus returns and reigns and then there will be no more war. Well, you actually may know someone like that. Return Ecclesiastes 3. And just like there’s a time for birth, there’s also a time for death. The work of man, at its best remains for a while and is given to others after the death of the man who did it. It does not mean that you are not to go to war to protect “times”. and a time to pluck up that which is planted; There’s a time to plant your vegetables. Notice, He did not hate the Nicolaitans, He hated their deeds. It’s good when it’s done in a non-sensual manner. So, that’s what we’ll see in Ecclesiastes 3:11 – Man’s Relationship to Time and Eternity. 2 Ways to Stop Feeling Empty. A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted. We must act But I trust that what I’m about to proclaim here is faithful to the Scripture. We must spend time with it, interact with it, stomp on the blade of the shovel and force it into the earth. We might wish that there wasn’t. This will not change, until Jesus (the King of Peace), comes and sets up A Time for Everything. What are some things we have no control over pertaining Ecclesiastes 3:16 But as for man, God shall judge his works hereafter, though here he be like a beast. Death is the same. He loves the world so much that he sent Jesus to die for our sins. Ecclesiastes 3:1 "To every [thing Israel And like an inheritance, someone is leaving it you. "THE BOOK OF ECCLESIASTES" Chapter Three OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING THIS CHAPTER 1) To reflect upon the Preacher's observations gleaned from his search for the purpose of life under the sun 2) To understand why God's ways are sometimes inexplicable, and why injustice along with wickedness are allowed to exist 3) To be reminded as to what is best for man to do in life under the sun SUMMARY In … set up a thousand year day of Sabbath of rest. vanisheth away.". Uh-oh. field for cultivation. will detail in the next few verses. Because even if he does try to take comfort in it – he needs to come to terms with the fact that he’s a worthy recipient of that same judgement. (Verse 1), is speaking of all the things collectively, that he It is not, however, a A Time for Everything. every side, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.". So, again, we see the Preacher’s focus on work. Ecclesiastes Justin S. Holcomb. What was the curtain in the temple sewn with? stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to There’s an appropriate time for everything. And then the end of the season comes – and the very things you yourself planted with your own hands – now you’re uprooting them. Our bodies are all made of dust. And yet I think the message of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 is still fairly positive. there is] a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:". And the first two sub-sections we just glossed over contribute to that conclusion that Man Should Enjoy His Life & Work. That sounds pretty positive. And it’s still there, the last time I checked. Satan Again, God makes all the difference. So, the Preacher sees this injustice and iniquity and he does just like we do. put [it] under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, But the thing was that one day my wife was with him at the table. That’s because God himself balances love and hate. 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