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

  • 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!
  • Andrea
    I see he talks of 3 earth ages. The one before,
    The one now, and the one to come. Remain steadfast, do not fall for false teachings.Be
    Patient and wait upon the Lord and grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord And Saviour.
    And tho we may not know the hour or the day
    Be ready, and know that to be absent from this body is to be present with the Lord.
  • Wayne
    JC, look up Ephesians 6:10-17. Maybe that will help. God Bless!
  • Terrie
    Our Lord is such a wonderful GOD, he give warnings, tells us what is to happen in the future, He is rooting for mankind so much, not willing that any should be lost, but mankind needs to heed his word and warnings; for his judgement will surely come one day at his appointed time, we should also be aware of self-seeing false teachers whose words and agenda DO NOT line up with what GOD says.
  • Word
    JC the day of the Lord is a thousand years. But when CHRIST comes He will burn all evil elements which is rudiments off earth and the target is the city of confusion which is Jerusalem the gathering place of the vile one spoken of in Daniel 11 vs 21. Satan comes in peace and gathers those who will worship him because they think he is the Lamb of God but it's not its the dragon as Rev. 13 says.
  • Jo wilmer
    You are not ready to live, until you are ready to die... If you are ready to die-live for Him!

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