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2 Peter 3:8

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But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of 2 Peter 3:8

But (beloued) bee not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand yeeres, and a thousand yeeres as one day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But do not let this one {fact} escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But forget not this one thing, beloved, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But, my loved ones, keep in mind this one thing, that with the Lord one day is the same as a thousand years, and a thousand years are no more than one day.
- Basic English Bible

But let not this one thing be hidden from you, beloved, that one day with [the] Lord [is] as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
- Darby Bible

But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
- Webster's Bible

But there is one thing, dear friends, which you must not forget. With the Lord one day resembles a thousand years and a thousand years resemble one day.
- Weymouth Bible

But don't forget this one thing, beloved, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
- World English Bible

But, ye moost dere, this o thing be not hid to you, that o dai anentis God is as a thousynde yeeris, and a thousynde yeeris ben as o dai.
- Wycliffe Bible

And this one thing let not be unobserved by you, beloved, that one day with the Lord [is] as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day;
- Youngs Literal Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 3:8

3:8 But be not ye ignorant - Whatever they are. Of this one thing - Which casts much light on the point in hand. That one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day - Moses had said, #Psalm 90:4|, A thousand years in thy sight are as one day; which St. Peter applies with regard to the last day, so as to denote both his eternity, whereby he exceeds all measure of time in his essence and in his operation; his knowledge, to which all things past or to come are present every moment; his power, which needs no long delay, in order to bring its work to perfection; and his longsuffering, which excludes all impatience of expectation, and desire of making haste. One day is with the Lord as a thousand years - That is, in one day, in one moment he can do the work of a thousand years. Therefore he is not slow: he is always equally ready to fulfil his promise. And a thousand years are as one day - That is, no delay is long to God. A thousand years are as one day to the eternal God. Therefore he is longsuffering: he gives us space for repentance, without any inconvenience to himself. In a word, with God time passes neither slower nor swifter than is suitable to him and his economy; nor can there be any reason why it should be necessary for him either to delay or hasten the end of all things. How can we comprehend this? If we could comprehend it, St. Peter needed not to have added, with the Lord.

 

People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 3:8

2Pe 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing. Delay was the objection of the scoffers, but time is no element in the counsels of God. That one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. He has eternity in which to work out his purposes. He can as well take a thousand years as a day. If he seems to us short lived creatures to delay, it for wise purposes. See Ps 90:4.

 

Comments for 2 Peter 3:8

Bessie Mcmichael's comment on 2014-06-23 10:45:36:

God,is a man of war and everything that has been done to his beloved people 'sthe nations of Israel he is going to pay back those who lead us into capitavie shall go into capative.

 

Jimmy C. Clayton's comment on 2014-03-19 13:28:30:

God is not in a time zone He always was and He a ways is Hummans have a time to live and a time to die as measured in the bible by the profits

 

Steinbrenner's comment on 2014-02-22 11:13:19:

God is not limited by time space and human comprehension

 

Bri's comment on 2014-01-28 11:33:40:

This is a very good scipture explaining how Jehovah God views time. It also gives insight into the creative days in the first chapter of Genesis. Many believe the first 6 creative days were actually 24 hour days. But those days were thousand of years. We didn't have the sun to make rotations that count as our 24 hour days, so how could it be 24 hour days. It was acually 1000 of years.

 

Thomas Cole's comment on 2012-06-30 19:38:15:

Again, futher explanation is required for this verse as with most others in the Bible. That in of itself is further proof that we do not have an all knowing creator being. Surely, an all knowing creator would know he created most humans with sub level IQ's and could not therefore understand the complicated messages of the Bible. That of course is why most of the Bible is so often misinterpreted! Read my book "GOD WHO?" and learn the TRUE TRUTH, Truths based upon indisputable FACTS and LOGIC!

 

William Chabot's comment on 2011-04-12 22:03:49:

God Has been so merciful to man....
So much so...That HE has revealed part of His timeline.. PRAISE BE TO GOD

 


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