Habakkuk 2:3
Good News Translation
Put it in writing, because it is not yet time for it to come true. But the time is coming quickly, and what I show you will come true. It may seem slow in coming, but wait for it; it will certainly take place, and it will not be delayed.

Contemporary English Version
At the time I have decided, my words will come true. You can trust what I say about the future. It may take a long time, but keep on waiting--it will happen!

Douay-Rheims Bible
For as yet the vision is far off, and it shall appear at the end, and shall not lie: if it make any delay, wait for it: for it shall surely come, and it shall not be slack.

New American Bible
For the vision is a witness for the appointed time, a testimony to the end; it will not disappoint. If it delays, wait for it, it will surely come, it will not be late.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For as yet the vision is far off, and it shall appear at the end, and shall not lie: if it make any delay, wait for it: for it shall surely come, and it shall not be slack.

the vision.

Jeremiah 27:7 And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son: till the time come for his land and himself: and many nations and great kings shall serve him.

Daniel 8:19 And he said to me: I will shew thee what things are to come to pass in the end of the malediction: for the time hath its end.

Daniel 9:24-27 Seventy weeks are shortened upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, that transgression may be finished, and sin may have an end, and iniquity may be abolished; and everlasting justice may be brought; and vision and prophecy may be fulfilled; and the Saint of saints may be anointed. . . .

Daniel 10:1,14 In the third year of Cyrus, king of the Persians, a word was revealed to Daniel, surnamed Baltassar, and a true word, and great strength: and he understood the word: for there is need of understanding in a vision. . . .

Daniel 11:27,35 And the heart of the two kings shall be to do evil, and they shall speak lies at one table, and they shall not prosper: because as yet the end is unto another time. . . .

Acts 1:7 But he said to them: It is not for you to know the time or moments, which the Father hath put in his own power:

Acts 17:26 And hath made of one, all mankind, to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, determining appointed times and the limits of their habitation.

Galatians 4:2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed by the father.

2 Thessalonians 2:6-8 And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time. . . .

but.

Exodus 12:41 Which being expired, the same day all the army of the Lord went forth out of the land of Egypt.

Psalm 102:13 Thou shalt arise and have mercy on Sion: for it is time to have mercy on it, for the time is come.

Jeremiah 25:12-14 And when the seventy years shall be expired, I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the Lord, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans: and I will make it perpetual desolations. . . .

Hebrews 10:36 For patience is necessary for you: that, doing the will of God, you may receive the promise.

wait.

2 Kings 6:33 While he was yet speaking to them, the messenger appeared, who was coming to him. And he said: Behold, so great an evil is from the Lord: what shall I look for more from the Lord?

Psalm 27:14 Expect the Lord, do manfully, and let thy heart take courage, and wait thou for the Lord.

Psalm 130:5,6 my soul hath hoped in the Lord. . . .

Isaiah 30:18 Therefore the Lord waiteth that he may have mercy on you: and therefore shall he be exalted sparing you: because the Lord is the God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Lamentations 3:25,26 Teth. The Lord is good to them that hope in him, to the soul that seeketh him. . . .

Micah 7:7 But I will look towards the Lord, I will wait for God, my saviour: my God will hear me.

Luke 2:25 And behold there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon: and this man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel. And the Holy Ghost was in him.

James 5:7,8 Be patient therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth: patiently bearing till he receive the early and latter rain. . . .

it will surely.

Luke 18:7,8 And will not God revenge his elect who cry to him day and night? And will he have patience in their regard? . . .

2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not: and their perdition slumbereth not.

Context
The LORD Answers Again
2And the Lord answered me, and said: Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables: that he that readeth it may run over it. 3For as yet the vision is far off, and it shall appear at the end, and shall not lie: if it make any delay, wait for it: for it shall surely come, and it shall not be slack.4Behold, he that is unbelieving, his soul shall not be right in himself: but the just shall live in his faith.…
Cross References
Hebrews 10:37
For yet a little and a very little while, and he that is to come will come and will not delay.

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord delayeth not his promise, as some imagine, but dealeth patiently for your sake, not willing that any should perish, but that all should return to penance,

Psalm 27:14
Expect the Lord, do manfully, and let thy heart take courage, and wait thou for the Lord.

Isaiah 8:17
And I will wait for the Lord, who hath hid his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

Ezekiel 12:25
For I the Lord will speak: and what word soever I shall speak, it shall come to pass, and shall not be prolonged any more: but in your days, ye provoking house, I will speak the word, and will do it, saith the Lord God.

Daniel 8:17
And he came, and stood near where I stood: and when he was come, I fell on my face, trembling, and he said to me: Understand, O son of man, for in the time of the end the vision shall be fulfilled.

Daniel 8:19
And he said to me: I will shew thee what things are to come to pass in the end of the malediction: for the time hath its end.

Daniel 10:14
But I am come to teach thee what things shall befall thy people in the latter days, for as yet the vision is for days.

Daniel 11:27
And the heart of the two kings shall be to do evil, and they shall speak lies at one table, and they shall not prosper: because as yet the end is unto another time.

Zephaniah 3:8
Wherefore expect me, saith the Lord, in the day of my resurrection that is to come, for my judgment is to assemble the Gentiles, and to gather the kingdoms: and to pour upon them my indignation, all my fierce anger: for with the fire of my jealousy shall all the earth be devoured.

Additional Translations
For the vision awaits an appointed time; it testifies of the end, and will not lie. Though it lingers, wait for it, since it will surely come and not delay.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.

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.

For the vision is yet for a time, and it shall shoot forth at the end, and not in vain: though he should tarry, wait for him; for he will surely come, and will not tarry.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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