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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 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.

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.

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

Devotionals

Devotionals about Habakkuk 2:3

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Prayers for Habakkuk 2:3

Context Readings

God's Second Answer

2 The Lord responded: "Write down this message! Record it legibly on tablets, so the one who announces it may read it easily. 3 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. 4 Look, the one whose desires are not upright will faint from exhaustion, but the person of integrity will live because of his faithfulness.



Cross References

Psalm 27:14

Rely on the Lord! Be strong and confident! Rely on the Lord!

Daniel 10:14

Now I have come to help you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision pertains to future days."

Psalm 102:13

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

Isaiah 30:18

For this reason the Lord is ready to show you mercy; he sits on his throne, ready to have compassion on you. Indeed, the Lord is a just God; all who wait for him in faith will be blessed.

Daniel 8:19

Then he said, "I am going to inform you about what will happen in the latter time of wrath, for the vision pertains to the appointed time of the end.

Exodus 12:41

At the end of the 430 years, on the very day, all the regiments of the Lord went out of the land of Egypt.

2 Kings 6:33

He was still talking to them when the messenger approached and said, "Look, the Lord is responsible for this disaster! Why should I continue to wait for the Lord to help?"

Psalm 130:5-6

I rely on the Lord, I rely on him with my whole being; I wait for his assuring word.

Jeremiah 25:12-14

"'But when the seventy years are over, I will punish the king of Babylon and his nation for their sins. I will make the land of Babylon an everlasting ruin. I, the Lord, affirm it!

Lamentations 3:25-26

(Tet) The Lord is good to those who trust in him, to the one who seeks him.

Ezekiel 12:25

For I, the Lord, will speak. Whatever word I speak will be accomplished. It will not be delayed any longer. Indeed in your days, O rebellious house, I will speak the word and accomplish it, declares the sovereign Lord.'"

Daniel 8:17

So he approached the place where I was standing. As he came, I felt terrified and fell flat on the ground. Then he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision pertains to the time of the end."

Daniel 9:24-1

"Seventy weeks have been determined concerning your people and your holy city to put an end to rebellion, to bring sin to completion, to atone for iniquity, to bring in perpetual righteousness, to seal up the prophetic vision, and to anoint a most holy place.

Daniel 11:27

These two kings, their minds filled with evil intentions, will trade lies with one another at the same table. But it will not succeed, for there is still an end at the appointed time.

Daniel 11:35

Even some of the wise will stumble, resulting in their refinement, purification, and cleansing until the time of the end, for it is still for the appointed time.

Luke 2:25

Now there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon who was righteous and devout, looking for the restoration of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

Galatians 4:2

But he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father.

2 Thessalonians 2:6-8

And so you know what holds him back, so that he will be revealed in his own time.

Hebrews 10:36-37

For you need endurance in order to do God's will and so receive what is promised.

James 5:7-8

So be patient, brothers and sisters, until the Lord's return. Think of how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the ground and is patient for it until it receives the early and late rains.

2 Peter 2:3

And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation pronounced long ago is not sitting idly by; their destruction is not asleep.

Jeremiah 27:7

All nations must serve him and his son and grandson until the time comes for his own nation to fall. Then many nations and great kings will in turn subjugate Babylon.

Micah 7:7

But I will keep watching for the Lord; I will wait for the God who delivers me. My God will hear my lament.

Luke 18:7-8

Won't God give justice to his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he delay long to help them?

Acts 1:7

He told them, "You are not permitted to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority.

Acts 17:26

From one man he made every nation of the human race to inhabit the entire earth, determining their set times and the fixed limits of the places where they would live,

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