'Delaying' in the Bible
And the people see that Moses is delaying to come down from the mount, and the people assemble against Aaron, and say unto him, 'Rise, make for us gods who go before us, for this Moses -- the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt -- we have not known what hath happened to him.'
Now Ehud escaped while they were delaying, and he passed by the idols and escaped to Seirah.
Through the window she hath looked out -- Yea, she crieth out -- the mother of Sisera, Through the lattice: Wherefore is his chariot delaying to come? Wherefore tarried have the steps of his chariot?
Why should the Gentile nations say, Where is their God? Let vengeance for the blood of Your servants which is poured out be known among the nations in our sight [not delaying until some future generation].
But if that evil servant should say in his heart, 'My lord is delaying his coming,'
"Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep.
And the people were awaiting Zacharias, and they wondered at his delaying in the temple.
But if that slave says in his heart, 'My master is delaying his coming,' and starts to beat the male and female slaves, and to eat and drink and get drunk,
And now why are you delaying? Get up, be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on his name!'
The Lord is not delaying the promise, as some consider slowness, but is being patient toward you, [because he] does not want any to perish, but all to come to repentance.