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.”

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Other Translations

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

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

  • Freedomborn and Set Free Now
    Yes Jesus will come as a Thief in the Night but only to those who are in Darkness. So what does God say about us who are in the Light? as we can see confirmed in this Scripture 1Thessalonians 5 we will know when Jesus is returning and even now we can see many of the signs He told us to look for. God's Love and Blessings - Anne.
  • Marie Washington
    Verse 10, states that the heavens 3 heavens shall pass away, so where will God Jesus and the saved people? I know the Bible speak of a new heaven and earth, but it's states nothing about where the saints will be while heaven and earth burn up.
  • Obbie Beal
    9 The Lord is not slack concerning His PROMISE, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance ..., 13 Nevertheless we, according to His PROMISE, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. P:3-5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
  • Kedra
    I don't know how hot fervent heat is but I'm glad I won't have to experience it because I'll already be in heaven with the LORD
  • Rev. Tim
    There are already false teachers in our world today. Also there will be a new heaven and a new earth for the Bible says the old will pass away. We are in the last days of the church age so we need to get to work leading people to Christ for He's coming to take His Church home and I believe it will be soon, in God's time not my
  • Anne
    Peter is amonishing the saints not to forget the teachings of the apostles and the predictions of the prophets that false prophets and scoffers will come in the last days with false doctrines and that they should not be carried away with their error but continue to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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