Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

To all things there is an appointed time, and a time to
        everie purpose under the heaven.
A time to be borne, and a time to dye: a time to plant, and
        a time to plucke up that, which is planted.
A time to slay, and a time to heale: a time to breake
        downe, and a time to buylde.
A time to wepe, and a time to laugh: a time to mourne, and
        a time to dance.
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones: a
        time to embrace, and a time to be farre from embracing.
A time to seke, and a time to lose: a time to kepe, and a
        time to cast away.
A time to rent, and a time to sowe: a time to kepe
        silence, and a time to speake.
A time to love, and a time to hate: a time of warre. And a
        time of peace.

Over the years some really beautiful quotes have found their way from the Bible to the night sky print. This is not an appropriate forum to discuss religion and natural philosophy, so I won’t go there at all. But whatever your feeling with regard to the sacred, you can’t deny the beauty, as literature or poetry, of this text. Here are a few of my favorites.

Psalm 19

The heavens declare the glory of God; The skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; Night after night they display knowledge.

Wisdom 8:14

For when gentle silence enveloped everything, and night was midway of her swift course, Your all powerful Word leaped down from heaven, from the royal throne.

Isaiah 40:26

Lift up your eyes and look to the Heavens, who created all these? He who brings out the starry host, one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of His great love, not one of them is missing.

Ecclesiastes 7:24

That which is, is far off, and deep, very deep; who can find it out?

Psalm 147

He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

Ephesians 4:2

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Philippians 2:2

…then make my joy complete by having the same love, being one in Spirit and purpose.

Romans 12:10

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Ephesians 5:31

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will become one flesh.

Ecclesiastes 9:9

Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this life that God has given you under the sun.

Ruth 1:16

Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay.

1 Corinthians 13:4

Love is patient, love is kind. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Tobit 8:9

Be kind enough…and bring us to old age together.

Song of Songs 5:2

I slept but my heart was awake.

1 Corinthians 13:13

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.