Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now after a long time the lord of those bondmen comes, and takes up accounting with them.
But if that evil bondman should say in his heart, My lord is late coming,
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.
But if that bondman should say in his heart, My lord is late to come, and should begin to beat the servant boys and the servant girls, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken,
And he began to speak this parable to the people. A man planted a vineyard, and leased it to farmers, and went abroad for a considerable time.
For ye have need of perseverance, so that, having done the will of God, ye may receive the promise.
2 Peter 3:4
and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? For, from since the fathers became asleep, all things continue this way from the beginning of creation.
But hold firm what ye have until I come.