Though it Tarry...

Does the tarrying or delaying of Christ point to the great tribulation? Let's examine.


Hab 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it (He) shall speak, and not lie: though it (He) TARRY <04102>, WAIT for it; because it (He) will surely come, it (He) will NOT TARRY <0309>.

Re 6:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should REST yet for a LITTLE SEASON, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

Jas 5:7 Be PATIENT therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

Heb 10:36 For ye have need of PATIENCE, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

Ge 19:16 And while he lingered <04102>, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

2Sa 15:27 The king said also unto Zadok the priest, Art not thou a seer? return into the city in peace, and your two sons with you, Ahimaaz thy son, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar.

2Sa 15:28 See, I will tarry <04102> in the plain of the wilderness, until there come word from you to certify (tell, declare) me.

Joh 21:23 Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he TARRY till I come, what is that to thee?


Lu 12:45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord DELAYETH <5549> his coming; and shall begin to **beat** the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;

Mt 25:5 While the bridegroom TARRIED <5549>, they all slumbered and slept.

Mr 13:9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be **beaten**: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.

Ac 22:19 And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and **beat** in every synagogue them that believed on thee:

Mt 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be **afflicted**, and shall *kill* you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

Re 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and *kill them*.


Hab 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it TARRY <04102>, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will NOT TARRY <0309>.

Heb 10:37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will NOT TARRY <5549>.

Re 22:12 And, behold, I COME QUICKLY; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Isa 46:13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my SALVATION shall NOT TARRY: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.

Mt 24:29 Immediately {But} after {WITH} the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

Mt 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

Ps 40:17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying <0309>, O my God.

Da 9:19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer <0309> not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.

Isa 5:11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue <0309> until night, till wine inflame them!

Ps 119:60 I made haste, and delayed <04102> not to keep thy commandments.

2Ki 9:3 Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his head (Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat), and say, Thus saith the LORD, I have anointed thee king over Israel. Then open the DOOR, and flee, and TARRY NOT.


Hab 2:3 For the vision <02377> (Christ?) 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.

Mic 3:6 Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision <02377>; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them.

Eze 12:24 For there shall be no more any vain vision <02377> nor flattering divination within the house of Israel.

Da 8:19 And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the **time appointed** the end shall be.

Da 11:27 And both these kings’ hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the **time appointed**.

Da 11:35 And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a **time appointed**.


The Bible appears to be associating the Delayed coming or Tarrying of Christ to the great tribulation. A time when God gave the body over to antichrists. So from our perspective His Revelation or Vision was delayed. However, God cut the tribulation short so at the same time, He is said to have come quickly without delay or tarrying. He came at the appointed time.