Habakkuk 2:3

“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Habakkuk 2:3

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tary, wait for it, because it will surely come, it wil not tary.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the vision is yet for the appointed time, and it hasteth toward the end, and shall not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not delay.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the vision is still for the fixed time, and it is moving quickly to the end, and it will not be false: even if it is slow in coming, go on waiting for it; because it will certainly come, it will not be kept back.
- Basic English Bible

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but it hasteth to the end, and shall not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; for it will surely come, it will not delay.
- Darby Bible

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it may tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
- Webster's Bible

For the vision is yet for the appointed time, and it hurries toward the end, and won't prove false. Though it takes time, wait for it; because it will surely come. It won't delay.
- World English Bible

For yet the vision [is] for a season, And it breatheth for the end, and doth not lie, If it tarry, wait for it, For surely it cometh, it is not late.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the vision is yet for the appointed time, and it declareth of the end, and doth not lie; though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not delay.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Habakkuk 2:3

Wesley's Notes for Habakkuk 2:3

2:3 At the end - When the period appointed of God shall come. Shall speak - Be accomplished, and not disappoint your expectation.

Discussion for Habakkuk 2:3

  • Butch - in Reply on Habakkuk 2:3
    You must be baptized, Jesus said he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved

    Read acts chapter 2, acts chapter 8, acts chapter 10, acts chapter 19, they were all baptized in the name of Jesus.
  • Chris - in Reply on Habakkuk 2:3
    It was special to read that you have turned to Jesus Christ coming out of Islam. I had spent much time with dear Muslim folk whilst serving in Pakistan so when I hear that God's Spirit has brought you Light & understanding of the Truth, my heart rejoices. Yes, the Bible, God's Word is an amazing Book. Not just for its historical value but, as you're finding out, for its living Words out of the Mouth of God that cuts deep into our hearts & exposes us for who we really are. And yet, it gives us the way out of our predicament - through His Word made flesh (Kalimat'ullah).

    I would love to hear your testimony bringing you to salvation. Baptism, is an outward demonstration of an inward change, just as the Lord's Supper shows a visible acknowledgement of Christ's Sacrifice in one's life. Baptism visibly shows you personally & those who witness the baptism that you have come out of religion, out of vain philosophies/imaginings, & now cleaving to the Son of God Who alone could save you from your sins & give you a new life & a new future, when once upon a time, you only hoped that your good deeds outweighed the bad. Every sin, any sin, is detestable to a Holy God & since 'something dirty cannot clean itself', it took Someone pure & holy to step in to do it for us. And that is what faith in Christ is: trusting God through Jesus to forgive us of our sin because of what He has done & nothing that we could do.

    If you're connected to a Bible believing, Christ-centred Fellowship, do talk with your Pastor/Elder about this matter of baptism. It is the first step in a Christian's walk as it will always give you that confirmation of what took place spiritually in your life (1 Peter 3:21). I sense you have many things to ask, so feel free to do so here, so that you may know more of the Bible & God's Plan for your life. May God bless you as you seek to understand more from His Holy Word.
  • Josef exmuslim - in Reply on Habakkuk 2:3
    he is all the way for me

    he been watching me from childhood till teenages till i became a man

    he saw me fighting extrimists as a teenager

    he saw me being abused as a child when a teacher asked me to show them the islamist prayer.

    he saw me feeding the homeless and donating to the hospitals while being called stupid for it.

    he saw me defending on the weak and standing for the right .

    my sins according to christianity is when i did look at a woman with lust before and when i lied too , i disciplined myself over that and still handeling myself.

    muslims always got abuse even at the mosque and i saw that evil because it shall be considered a peaceful religion and i did not find peace , even when i criticize them i get horrible consequences .

    but jesus been watching that and decided to do not let me athiest and came to show up to me two days ago .

    made me searching for the truth and his holy spirite , even then i found the bible fits with me and through the bible i shall rebuild my soul .
  • Chris - in Reply on Habakkuk 2:3
    Page 2.

    (these) are just some of the beliefs & practises that are NOT found in Scripture. So Josef, please be warned about joining such a Church that is in opposition to the Bible & teachings of Christ. I've only given the above points briefly, but if you need more information, then I can expand on them.

    I read through your testimony of what you had been through as a younger person & even your help to the needy & defending the weak. All beautiful traits in a person that I'm sure God has brought you through or allowed you to suffer, to the point now of revealing His Son Jesus Christ to you in the vision. The Apostle Paul, who was formerly Saul a strict religious leader, also encountered Jesus whilst travelling to find & kill those Jews who had turned from Judaism to Christ. (See this in Acts chapter 9). That man was mightily changed by Jesus while travelling on a road & had to unlearn many things from Judaism & to learn many new things from Christ. So Josef, your exuberance for Christ & Bible reading, is a joy to read about, but you also need a good understanding & grasp of what you are reading & not persuaded by other voices. So ask the Holy Spirit's help to understand & you know that you're always welcome here to ask us also. Some of us are quite aged now having walked with the Lord for many years, proving His Word & His Spirit in our lives ever since we were born again of God's Spirit. Even though we aren't perfect in our knowledge, we can still guide you in looking at God, His Son & Spirit and the various doctrines & teachings in the Bible, with greater clarity & understanding. Walk carefully, brother & hope you receive God's Help in your higher studies. Blessings.
  • Chris - in Reply on Habakkuk 2:3
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    Hi Josef. Thank you for your comments. What I will write now may be a little difficult for you to appreciate but it is necessary for your guidance, I feel.

    When a Muslim thinks of a Church, he generally sees a building that is visible & usually it's a large ornate building with a steeple, cross & stained glass windows. But there are other smaller Church buildings, or none at all, that are not seen. Before discussing the Roman Catholic Church, the Bible speaks of the Church as essentially being Christ's Body & not a building made of stones or bricks. This means the Church (Greek: ekklesia) is a gathering, or body of Christians - it is not a building. Jesus said in Matthew 16:18, "And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it". Jesus was telling Peter that "upon this rock" (i.e. upon Peter's great confession in verse 16), Christ would build His Church (not a building, but a body of believers coming from many lands & out of many religions).

    I gather that you are in proximity to a Roman Catholic Church (RC) as you wrote about the music & chanting. Some things can be appealing but if you're drawn to RCs, then you should be aware that much of what they believe & do is not according to the Bible. Much could be said here, but to itemize those errors briefly: their prayer to idols & to saints, worship to Mary, burning or waving incense (as prayers offered to God), the Eucharist that turns into the Body & Blood of Christ, one is not baptized into Christ but into the Church (i.e. belonging to an RC Church is what gives you salvation along with faith in Jesus), faith alone cannot save you - good works are needed also, the Apocryphal books are used giving rise to strange teaching, baptism given to a child is true & valid, & for all, sprinkling, not immersion in water, is practised, the Pope is infallible & is Christ's representative on Earth, - go to page 2.
  • Josef - in Reply on Habakkuk 2:3
    thank you my brother Chris for making me understanding those topics

    and thank you brother Bendito Palvara

    and thank you brother Butch .

    i really enjoyed talking to you my brothers , i really can't wait more to be baptized , i love our lord Jesus Christ & i will remain his loyal servant as he brought you guys here to discuss with me senstive points but that didn't make me feel uncomfortable , i'm just saying :"yes , this is it right here , that's what really fits with me , Thank you Lord Jesus through those guys right here they are standing for me to deliver the word of god."

    i'm taking notes , that made my passion even higher .

    Firstly , the Church is a holy place portrays Jesus's body .

    Fecondly ,Baptism is a salvation .

    Thirdly , i shall read carefully the Bible .

    Fourthly , the Pope is infallible & is Christ's representative on Earth.

    Fifth THNG IS, i'm not required to confess my sins to anyone Except the Lord Jesus Christ & it's okey to confess my faults with some.

    Sixth thing is, i have to request Brethren Pray .

    Finally , i shall always seek the Holy spirite to guide me through this wonderful religion .

    my last question is , If i succeed & i make it all in Four Years , will i be qualified to be a Pastor !? because i think it's so difficult when it's related to the Ministry.
  • Chris - in Reply on Habakkuk 2:3
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    So do what you're doing now: spending time in feasting on God's living Word. Do deeper study, ask questions, get to know God & His Ways, join a Fellowship if you able to find a good one & be baptized as a witness to yourself & others. What types of Churches are there around you, apart from the RC Church? Are you in contact with any Christians that can guide you as to where these other 'hidden' Churches/Fellowships might be? There's no time limit for progressing with the Lord - His timing, His Ways are not ours - He just looks for that heart that loves Him & desires to please Him in every area of the life. He will do the rest. Every blessing to you Josef.
  • Chris - in Reply on Habakkuk 2:3
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    Your question about going into the ministry. There is no timeline for this nor is it everyone's calling to be a Pastor. I'm unsure what you are thinking when you say, "If I succeed". If you're thinking of some steps, e.g. baptism, Bible College, etc. that you need to do to become a minister, then it doesn't work that way. Not everyone is gifted by the Spirit to do that work. You can read of some of the work within the Church in Ephesians 4:7-13. What you must do is to get to know God, His Son & Spirit more; & that comes from spending time in reading the Word, in prayer & study. As you do this, it may well be that the Spirit will speak to your heart or lead you in directions that make you useful for the Gospel. It could be pastoring, or evangelizing, or teaching, or even in prayer for others or serving in the Church. We can't presume on God for a calling - He will do it when He knows that you are ready. I can see how zealous you are for the things of God, which is wonderful, but don't let your "zeal eat you up", which means, one can get so zealous that you over-step the guiding Hand of God upon your life & start to do things your way & not God's Way. I know you are at University, indicating that you have the mental capacity & desire for excelling in some specific field of study or employment. God could well use your abilities or your future career to further His Kingdom by your witness & those gifts He develops for His use.
  • Josef exmuslim - in Reply on Habakkuk 2:3
    i'm a man studying in music last year in the university and next year i'm gonna join an engineering university for softwares development , it's a french university , which means i did hit two birds with one stone , i'm gonna be an engineer in two fields , Sound engineering and Softwares engineering .

    i know some Muslim guy who he is an engineer and in same time an IMAM in the Mosque , that means he isn't better than me , he got his own god that i LEFT five years ago , i have my "True god now" and i shall do for him the maximum efforts.

    as first bowing more and more to our Lord Jesus christ and getting his blessings because i have that thirst so badly in me .

    that requires years of honesty and remembering his blessings on my soul .

    Secondly even spending money on online christian courses worths it and i'm telling you , i shall stay on this passion , he is not any lord that's Jesus christ and he is the prince of all peace and i felt his holiness in that VISION i had at my sleep.

    finally , i can be in three sectors that will serve jesus christ and his followers at the same time.

    my energy is sooooo really ready for that and , the peace that i experienced in my Vision i never had before even with my Girlfriend , it's not to be compared at all .
  • Chris - in Reply on Habakkuk 2:3
    Thank you for further information on your life & aspirations, Josef. A French University? I don't know the country you live in but French must be your mother tongue. Those are two great fields (Sound & Software Engineering), which would be useful in the Church or in Missions, especially in Bible Translation Work. But of course, you would still want to first be established in regular employment, developing that University knowledge into practical experience & a career. True, we can only please our God by all that we are, what we have & what we do. God requires of us no more than our full love & faithfulness to Him. He will do the rest.(Romans 12:1).

    So you can still have a career & also give of your love & experience to the Lord's work that will build up His Church. Some of us here on this site, did just that: personally, I worked during the day (so I had money to live & give for the Lord's Work/Missions), & on some nights I dropped tracts (small Christian Gospel leaflets) walking around in my neighbourhood & on weekends, did street evangelism & sometimes shared in a Bible study. That way I kept myself busy doing what the Lord put onto my heart - and the wonderful thing was that while in prayer one morning (in 1987), the Lord specifically guided me to full time service (I mentioned to you about being in Pakistan). When we submit ourselves wholly to Him, He promises to be with us & lead us in HIS paths.

    Doing a Bible course online or at a Bible College is very useful but care should be taken first. Ask yourself: is this something that the Lord would have me do at this time? What do I know about the College or course of studies: do research on their requirements & Statement of beliefs & practises (not all colleges hold to pure biblical teaching). Their costs? How long is the course? Is the certificate at the end of the course of any value? But never forget, personal Bible study is most useful. I hope some of this advice helps you further.


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