2 Peter 3:9
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The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
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Other Translations of 2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slacke cōcerning his promise (as some men count slacknesse) but is long-suffring to vs-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.- King James Version (1611)
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The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.- New American Standard Version (1995)
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some count slackness; but is longsuffering to you-ward, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.- American Standard Version (1901)
The Lord is not slow in keeping his word, as he seems to some, but he is waiting in mercy for you, not desiring the destruction of any, but that all may be turned from their evil ways.- Basic English Bible
[The] Lord does not delay his promise, as some account of delay, but is longsuffering towards you, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.- Darby Bible
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. - Webster's Bible
The Lord is not slow in fulfilling His promise, in the sense in which some men speak of slowness. But He bears patiently with you, His desire being that no one should perish but that all should come to repentance.- Weymouth Bible
The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but is patient with us, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.- World English Bible
The Lord tarieth not his biheest, as summe gessen, but he doith pacientli for you, and wole not that ony men perische, but that alle turne ayen to penaunce.- Wycliffe Bible
the Lord is not slow in regard to the promise, as certain count slowness, but is long-suffering to us, not counselling any to be lost but all to pass on to reformation,- Youngs Literal Bible
Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 3:9
3:9 The Lord is not slow - As if the time fixed for it were past. Concerning his promise - Which shall surely be fulfilled in its season. But is longsuffering towards us - Children of men. Not willing that any soul, which he hath made should perish.
People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 3:9
2Pe 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise. If the day of the Lord seems delayed, it is not due to slackness. But is longsuffering to us-ward. It is rather because God is long- suffering and is giving time to call the world to repentance. See 1Ti 2:4.
Comments for 2 Peter 3:9
Juliet Kateega's comment on 2013-10-31 04:02:32:
God does not delight in the death of sinners but gives sinners an opportunity to repent. Some blessings are delayed because God is patient with sinners, he is a forgiving God who does not want his people to perish in sin.
BSP's comment on 2013-10-24 20:02:19:
Some may wonder why Jehovah has not brought an end to the suffering we see on earth yet. This verse shows that he is giving all a chance to turn around and come to serve him in a way that is pleasing to him. God knows just when to end this wicked world. In the mean time, we can be grateful that his patience is leaving the way open for many to change their ways and draw close to him.
Manuel Ramirez's comment on 2012-01-04 01:01:43:
Since the Lord wishes all men be saved, he is patiently giving them all the opportunities to come to him, repent, & obey all his commandments & statutes.
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