Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Verse Picture

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 The Lord answered me:

Write down this vision;
clearly inscribe it on tablets
so one may easily read it.
3 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.
4 Look, his ego is inflated;
he is without integrity.
But the righteous one will live by his faith.



Cross References

Psalm 27:14

Wait for the Lord;
be strong and courageous.
Wait for the Lord.

Daniel 10:14

Now I have come to help you understand what will happen to your people in the last days, for the vision refers to those days.”

Psalm 102:13

You will rise up and have compassion on Zion,
for it is time to show favor to her—
the appointed time has come.

Isaiah 30:18

Therefore the Lord is waiting to show you mercy,
and is rising up to show you compassion,
for the Lord is a just God.
All who wait patiently for Him are happy.

Daniel 8:19

and said, “I am here to tell you what will happen at the conclusion of the time of wrath, because it refers to the appointed time of the end.

Exodus 12:41

At the end of 430 years, on that same day, all the Lord’s divisions went out from the land of Egypt.

2 Kings 6:33

While Elisha was still speaking with them, the messenger came down to him. Then he said, “This disaster is from the Lord. Why should I wait for the Lord any longer?”

Psalm 130:5-6

I wait for Yahweh; I wait
and put my hope in His word.

Jeremiah 25:12-14

When the 70 years are completed, I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation’—this is the Lord’s declaration—‘the land of the Chaldeans, for their guilt, and I will make it a ruin forever.

Lamentations 3:25-26

ט TetThe Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
to the person who seeks Him.

Ezekiel 12:25

But I, Yahweh, will speak whatever message I will speak, and it will be done. It will no longer be delayed. For in your days, rebellious house, I will speak a message and bring it to pass.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.

Daniel 8:17

So he approached where I was standing; when he came near, I was terrified and fell facedown. “Son of man,” he said to me, “understand that the vision refers to the time of the end.”

Daniel 9:24-1

Seventy weeks are decreed
about your people and your holy city—
to bring the rebellion to an end,
to put a stop to sin,
to wipe away iniquity,
to bring in everlasting righteousness,
to seal up vision and prophecy,
and to anoint the most holy place.

Daniel 11:27

The two kings, whose hearts are bent on evil, will speak lies at the same table but to no avail, for still the end will come at the appointed time.

Daniel 11:35

Some of the wise will fall so that they may be refined, purified, and cleansed until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.

Luke 2:25

There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, looking forward to Israel’s consolation, and the Holy Spirit was on him.

Galatians 4:2

Instead, he is under guardians and stewards until the time set by his father.

2 Thessalonians 2:6-8

And you know what currently restrains him, so that he will be revealed in his time.

Hebrews 10:36-37

For you need endurance, so that after you have done God’s will, you may receive what was promised.

James 5:7-8

Therefore, brothers, be patient until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.

2 Peter 2:3

They will exploit you in their greed with deceptive words. Their condemnation, pronounced long ago, is not idle, and their destruction does not sleep.

Jeremiah 27:7

All nations will serve him, his son, and his grandson until the time for his own land comes, and then many nations and great kings will enslave him.

Micah 7:7

But I will look to the Lord;
I will wait for the God of my salvation.
My God will hear me.

Luke 18:7-8

Will not God grant justice to His elect who cry out to Him day and night? Will He delay to help them?

Acts 1:7

He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or periods that the Father has set by His own authority.

Acts 17:26

From one man He has made every nationality to live over the whole earth and has determined their appointed times and the boundaries of where they live.

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