Common English Bible
The Lord responds
2 Then the Lord answered me and said,
Write a vision, and make it plain upon a tablet
so that a runner can read it.[a]
3 There is still a vision for the appointed time;
it testifies to the end;
it does not deceive.[b]
If it delays, wait for it;
for it is surely coming; it will not be late.
4 Some people’s desires are truly audacious;[c]
they don’t do the right thing.
But the righteous person will live honestly.
New International Version
The Lord’s Answer
2 Then the Lord replied:
“Write(A) down the revelation
and make it plain on tablets
so that a herald[a] may run with it.
3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time;(B)
it speaks of the end(C)
and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait(D) for it;
it[b] will certainly come
and will not delay.(E)