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Bible in Basic English

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.

New American Standard Bible

“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.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
it testifies about the end and will not lie.
Though it delays, wait for it,
since it will certainly come and not be late.

International Standard Version

For the revelation pertains to an appointed time it speaks truthfully about the end. Though it delays, wait for it, because it will surely come about it will not be late!

A Conservative Version

For the vision is yet for the appointed time, and it hastens toward the end, and shall not lay. Though it tarry, wait for it, because it will surely come. It will not delay.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified


“For the vision is yet for the appointed [future] time
It hurries toward the goal [of fulfillment]; it will not fail.
Even though it delays, wait [patiently] for it,
Because it will certainly come; it will not delay.

Darby Translation

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.

Julia Smith Translation

For yet the vision for the appointment, and it shall breathe to the end, and it shall not lie: if it shall delay, wait for it; for coming, it will come; and it shall not delay.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

For [there is] yet a vision for the appointed time; it will give witness to the end, and it will not lie. If it tarries, wait for it, for it will surely come and not delay.

Modern King James verseion

For the vision is still for an appointed time, but it speaks to the end, and it does not lie. Though it lingers, wait for it; because it will surely come. It will not tarry.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

for the vision is yet far off for a time, but at the last it shall come to pass, and not fail. And though he tarry, yet wait thou for him, for in very deed he will come, and not be slack.

NET Bible

For the message is a witness to what is decreed; it gives reliable testimony about how matters will turn out. Even if the message is not fulfilled right away, wait patiently; for it will certainly come to pass -- it will not arrive late.

New Heart English 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.

The Emphasized Bible

For yet is the vision for an appointed time, still, it presseth towards an end, and will not deceive, - if it tarry, wait thou for it, for it, surely cometh, - will not be too late.

Webster

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.

World English 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For the vision
חזון 
Chazown 
Usage: 35

מועדה מעד מועד 
Mow`ed 
Usage: 223

but at the end
קץ 
Qets 
Usage: 67

פּוּח 
Puwach 
Usage: 14

and not lie
כּזב 
Kazab 
Usage: 17

מההּ 
Mahahh 
Usage: 9

חכה 
Chakah 
Usage: 14

for it because it will surely

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0


come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

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Context Readings

God's Second Answer

2 And the Lord gave me an answer, and said, Put the vision in writing and make it clear on stones, so that the reader may go quickly. 3 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. 4 As for the man of pride, my soul has no pleasure in him; but the upright man will have life through his good faith.



Cross References

Psalm 27:14

Let your hope be in the Lord: take heart and be strong; yes, let your hope be in the Lord.

Daniel 10:14

Now I have come to give you knowledge of the fate of your people in the later days; for there is still a vision for the days.

Daniel 10:14

Now I have come to give you knowledge of the fate of your people in the later days; for there is still a vision for the days.

Isaiah 30:18

For this cause the Lord will be waiting, so that he may be kind to you; and he will be lifted up, so that he may have mercy on you; for the Lord is a God of righteousness: there is a blessing on all whose hope is in him.

Daniel 8:19

And he said, See, I will make clear to you what is to come in the later time of the wrath: for it has to do with the fixed time of the end.

Exodus 12:41

And at the end of four hundred and thirty years, to the very day, all the armies of the Lord went out of the land of Egypt.

2 Kings 6:33

While he was still talking to them, the king came down and said, This evil is from the Lord; why am I to go on waiting any longer for the Lord?

2 Kings 6:33-6

While he was still talking to them, the king came down and said, This evil is from the Lord; why am I to go on waiting any longer for the Lord?

Jeremiah 25:12-14

And it will come about, after seventy years are ended, that I will send punishment on the king of Babylon, and on that nation, says the Lord, for their evil-doing, and on the land of the Chaldaeans; and I will make it a waste for ever.

Lamentations 3:25-26

The Lord is good to those who are waiting for him, to the soul which is looking for him.

Ezekiel 12:25

For I am the Lord; I will say the word and what I say I will do; it will not be put off: for in your days, O uncontrolled people, I will say the word and do it, says the Lord.

Daniel 8:17

So he came and took his place near where I was; and when he came, I was full of fear and went down on my face: but he said to me, Let it be clear to you, O son of man; for the vision has to do with the time of the end.

Daniel 9:24-1

Seventy weeks have been fixed for your people and your holy town, to let wrongdoing be complete and sin come to its full limit, and for the clearing away of evil-doing and the coming in of eternal righteousness: so that the vision and the word of the prophet may be stamped as true, and to put the holy oil on a most holy place.

Daniel 11:27

And as for these two kings, their hearts will be fixed on doing evil and they will say false words at one table; but it will come to nothing: for the end will be at the time fixed.

Daniel 11:35

And some of those who are wise will have wisdom in testing themselves and making themselves clean, till the time of the end: for it is still for the fixed time.

Luke 2:25

And there was then in Jerusalem a man whose name was Simeon; and he was an upright man, fearing God and waiting for the comfort of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was on him.

Galatians 4:2

But is under keepers and managers till the time fixed by the father.

2 Thessalonians 2:6-8

And now it is clear to you what is keeping back his revelation till the time comes for him to be seen.

Hebrews 10:36-37

For, having done what was right in God's eyes, you have need of waiting before his word has effect for you.

James 5:7-8

Go on waiting calmly, my brothers, till the coming of the Lord, like the farmer waiting for the good fruit of the earth till the early and late rains have come.

2 Peter 2:3

And in their desire for profit they will come to you with words of deceit, like traders doing business in souls: whose punishment has been ready for a long time and their destruction is watching for them.

Jeremiah 27:7

And all the nations will be servants to him and to his son and to his son's son, till the time comes for his land to be overcome: and then a number of nations and great kings will take it for their use.

Micah 7:7

But as for me, I am looking to the Lord; I am waiting for the God of my salvation: the ears of my God will be open to me.

Luke 18:7-8

And will not God do right in the cause of his saints, whose cries come day and night to his ears, though he is long in doing it?

Acts 1:7

And he said to them, It is not for you to have knowledge of the time and the order of events which the Father has kept in his control.

Acts 17:26

And he has made of one blood all the nations of men living on all the face of the earth, ordering their times and the limits of their lands,

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