2 Peter 3:9

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

Bible commentary

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.

Discussion for 2 Peter 3

  • 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!
  • Wayne
    JC, look up Ephesians 6:10-17. Maybe that will help. God Bless!

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