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

  • Bruce
    Aletha:Yes! Very! For The Time is here, that They won't endure Sound Doctrine:2Timothy 4:1-8 / The Night cometh,when no Man can Work. John9:4 /The Night is far Spent--- put on The Armour of Light. Romans 13:10-14./ They run from The Light: John 3:19. / Sometimes I sit in my room, Numb! Spiritually depressed: Eternity is coming They don't care.
  • Aletha McKenzie
    Vs. 11 especially speaks to me at a time when it is VERY difficult to find a place of worship that doesn't have a "subculture" of gossiping and backbiting. Many times the Pastor's are not aware that these "busy bodies" are eroding His Church. People ultimately leave the ministries. Sad to see this happening †
  • Bruce
    Put on The Whole Armour of God,that Ye may be able to stand against the wiles of The Devil.Ephesians 6:11 / Study to shew thyself approved unto God---Rightly dividing The Word of Truth. 2Timothy 2:15/and many False Prophets shall rise and shall deceive many.Matthew 24:11/You will know them by how they twist Scripture,deny others.Matthew 7:15-16.
  • Word
    Vs 5 don't be ignorant their was a first earth age. Destruction Jer. 4:20-27 Why? Ezekiel 28 Satans downfall where he wanted to be God but is only a man, pride, sin. Satan got one third of Gods children to follow him and they road that tail in Rev.12:4 and in Matt. 13:36 -40 it explains that Satan sends his tares, children to earth just like God does. 1st earth age spiritual bodies. 2nd age flesh.
  • Steve morrow
    2 peter 3:18 but grow in grace and in the knowledge of our LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST to HIM be glory both now and forever proverbs 24:4 and by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches 24:5 a wise man is strong yea a man of knowledge increaseth strength
  • Wayne
    According to His promise, we look for new heavens and new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

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