2 Peter 3:9
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English Standard Version
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord delayeth not his promise, as some imagine, but dealeth patiently for your sake, not willing that any should perish, but that all should return to penance.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Is not slack (οὐ βραδύνει)

Only here and 1 Timothy 3:15. The word is literally to delay or loiter. So Septuagint, Genesis 43:10, "except we had lingered." Alford's rendering, is not tardy, would be an improvement. The word implies, besides delay, the idea of lateness with reference to an appointed time.

Come (χωρῆσαι)

Move on, or advance to.

2 Peter 3:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

is not.

Isaiah 46:13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry...

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...

Luke 18:7,8 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night to him, though he bear long with them...

Hebrews 10:37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

but is.

2 Peter 3:15 And account that the long-suffering of our Lord is salvation...

Exodus 34:6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering...

Psalm 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

Isaiah 30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious to you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy on you...

Romans 9:22 What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known...

1 Timothy 1:16 However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all long-suffering...

1 Peter 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing...

not willing.

Exodus 18:23 If you shall do this thing, and God command you so, then you shall be able to endure...

Exodus 32:32 Yet now, if you will forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray you, out of your book which you have written.

Exodus 33:11 And the LORD spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua...

but that.

Romans 2:4 Or despise you the riches of his goodness and forbearance and long-suffering...

1 Timothy 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Revelation 2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

Cross References
Psalm 77:8
Has his steadfast love forever ceased? Are his promises at an end for all time?

Ecclesiastes 8:11
Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, the heart of the children of man is fully set to do evil.

Isaiah 30:18
Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.

Ezekiel 33:11
Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel?

Daniel 4:29
At the end of twelve months he was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon,

Habakkuk 2:3
For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end--it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.

Luke 18:7
And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?

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