2 Peter 3:8

“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 Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

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.

Discussion for 2 Peter 3

  • Word
    Lilian the king of Babylon is coming at the 6th trump that's before the 7th trump where we will all be changed into spiritual bodies. If a person is in the flesh they are not with Our Lord Jesus they will be worshipping another God and that's a no no and if that supernatural entity tells you he will fly you away it's a lie and he is the dragon that looks just like the Lamb of God but is a fake.
  • Lilian
    RAPTURE IS COMING JESUS WILL BE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CLOUDS HEAVENS DECLARED ANGELS WILL BE PRAISING WITH A TRUMPET HOSANNAH IN THE HIGHEST. JESUS IS A GOOD SHEPHERD WHO LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR US TO ALL THE SHEEPS (US) WHO FOLLOW JESUS WILL KNOW HIS VOICE. JESUS WILL TAKE THE CHURCH AS THE BRIDE IF YOU FOUND IN THE CHURCH PRAISING AND SERVING JESUS U ARE SAVE LETS GIVE THANKS TO THE BLOOD OF JESUS
  • Paul
    Really i am very happy with your efforts continually may God bless you.
  • Word
    7th trump when Christ returns FIRE, HAIL and Jerusalem will be flatten. Why? The fake messiah claiming he is God standing in Jerusalem who has been preforming supernatural tricks before men. How many people do you think followed him? ALL the world. Where do you think you'll be when that Jesus appears bringing peace prosperity a union to the world an people everywhere praising singing Jesus is back
  • Paul Ayirebi -Boateng
    Apostle peter reminding us about false prophets so that we are not deceive by false doctrines and be diligently pray as we approaching end of His return. Finally having a clean heart sound mind it'll help us help to see His glory when He appear
  • Humbly Learning
    My take is this, we are to be diligent in learning the Word of God, which is the Lord Jesus Christ, to be discerning for that time when we will be needing Him, to be at all times prayerful, to be pure in heart, mind, body. We are being warned, that if we do not, we will be caught off guard, and easily confused, but God cares for all, and waits, but not forever, so repent, change, and Live in Him!

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