Bible Verses About Time: 11 Fascinating Scriptures


2 Peter 3:8

ESVBut do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
KJVBut, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
NASBBut do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.
NIVBut do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
NLTBut you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.

Psalm 90:12

ESVSo teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
KJVSo teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
NASBSo teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.
NIVTeach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
NLTTeach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.

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Ephesians 5:16

ESVMaking the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
KJVRedeeming the time, because the days are evil.
NASBmaking the most of your time, because the days are evil.
NIVmaking the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
NLTMake the most of every opportunity in these evil days.

Proverbs 16:9

ESVThe heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
KJVA man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
NASBThe mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.
NIVIn their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.
NLTWe can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.

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James 4:14

ESVYet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
KJVWhereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
NASBYet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
NIVWhy, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
NLTHow do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.

Jeremiah 29:11

ESVFor I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
KJVFor I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
NASB‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
NIVFor I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
NLTFor I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

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Psalm 31:15

ESVMy times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!
KJVMy times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
NASBMy times are in Thy hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.
NIVMy times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me.
NLTMy future is in your hands. Rescue me from those who hunt me down relentlessly.

Colossians 4:5

ESVWalk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.
KJVWalk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
NASBConduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.
NIVBe wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
NLTLive wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity.

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Proverbs 16:3

ESVCommit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
KJVCommit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
NASBCommit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established.
NIVCommit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
NLTCommit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.

Ephesians 1:10

ESVAs a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
KJVThat in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
NASBwith a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him
NIVto be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
NLTAnd this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth.

2 Corinthians 6:2

ESVFor he says, “In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
KJV(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
NASBfor He says, “AT THE ACCEPTABLE TIME I LISTENED TO YOU, AND ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU.” Behold, now is “THE ACCEPTABLE TIME,” behold, now is “THE DAY OF SALVATION “—
NIVFor he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
NLTFor God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.

Ecclesiastes 3:1

ESVFor everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
KJVTo every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
NASBThere is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven—
NIVThere is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
NLTFor everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.

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