2 Peter 1:21



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

King James Version

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

International Standard Version

because no prophecy ever originated through a human decision. Instead, men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

A Conservative Version

For no prophecy was ever brought by a will of man, but holy men of God spoke, being led by Holy Spirit.

American Standard Version

For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but men spake from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit.

Amplified

For no prophecy ever originated because some man willed it [to do so -- "it never came by human impulse], but men spoke from God who were borne along (moved and impelled) by the Holy Spirit.

An Understandable Version

For prophecy was never produced by the will of man, but people spoke from God, as they were carried along [i.e., inspired] by the Holy Spirit.

Anderson New Testament

for the prophecy came not at any time by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

Bible in Basic English

For these words did not ever come through the impulse of men: but the prophets had them from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit.

Common New Testament

for no prophecy was ever made by the act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

from the prophet's OWN MOTION; but the holy men of God spoke by the IMPULSE of the holy spirit.

Darby Translation

for prophecy was not ever uttered by the will of man, but holy men of God spake under the power of the Holy Spirit.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

but the holy men of God spoke, being moved by the Holy Spirit.

Godbey New Testament

For in the olden time prophecy did not come by the will of man: but men moved by the Holy Ghost spoke from God.

Goodspeed New Testament

for no prophecy ever originated in the human will, but under the influence of the holy Spirit men spoke for God.

Holman Bible

because no prophecy ever came by the will of man; instead, moved by the Holy Spirit, men spoke from God.

John Wesley New Testament

For prophecy never came by the will of man, but the holy men of God spake being moved by the Holy Ghost.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the prophecy did not come in times past by the will of man, but the holy men of God spoke being inspired by the Holy Spirit.

Julia Smith Translation

For prophecy was not once brought by the will of man: but holy men of God spake, being moved by the Holy Spirit.

King James 2000

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

Lexham Expanded Bible

for no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

Modern King James verseion

For prophecy was not borne at any time by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke being borne along by the Holy Spirit.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the scripture came never by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the holy ghost.

Moffatt New Testament

for prophecy never came by human impulse, it was when carried away by the holy Spirit that the holy men of God spoke.

Montgomery New Testament

For no prophecy was ever brought by the will of man; but moved by the Holy Spirit, men spoke for God.

NET Bible

for no prophecy was ever borne of human impulse; rather, men carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

New Heart English Bible

For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but men spoke from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit.

New simplified Bible

For no prophecy ever came by the will of man! Men spoke from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit.

Noyes New Testament

For prophecy never came by the will of man; but moved by the Holy Spirit, men spoke from God.

Sawyer New Testament

For prophecy was never brought by the will of man, but moved by the Holy Spirit men spoke from God,

The Emphasized Bible

For not, by will of man, was prophecy brought in, at any time, but, as, by Holy Spirit, they were borne along, spake, men, from God.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For prophecy in old time came not by the will of man: but the holy men of God spake under the impulse of the Holy Ghost.

Twentieth Century New Testament

for no prophetic teaching ever came in the old days at the mere wish of man, but men, moved by the Holy Spirit, spoke direct from God.

Webster

For prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

Weymouth New Testament

for never did any prophecy come by human will, but men sent by God spoke as they were impelled by the Holy Spirit.

Williams New Testament

for no prophecy has ever yet originated in man's will, but men who were led by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

World English Bible

For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke, being moved by the Holy Spirit.

Worrell New Testament

for prophecy was never brought by the will of man, but men spake from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit.

Worsley New Testament

for prophecy was not delivered of old at the will of man, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the holy Spirit.

Youngs Literal Translation

for not by will of man did ever prophecy come, but by the Holy Spirit borne on holy men of God spake.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for , , not tr
Usage: 825

προφητεία 
Propheteia 
Usage: 18

φέρω 
Phero 
Usage: 45

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

in old time
ποτέ 
Pote 
in time past , at any time , in times past , sometimes , sometime , once , not tr ,
Usage: 28

by the will
θέλημα 
thelema 
will , desire , pleasure
Usage: 45

of man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man , not tr ,
Usage: 316

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but , yea , yet , nevertheless , howbeit , nay , therefore , save , not tr ,
Usage: 461

ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man , not tr ,
Usage: 316

of
ὑπό 
Hupo 
of , by , under , with , in , not tr ,
Usage: 188

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

λαλέω 
Laleo 
speak , say , tell , talk , preach , utter , , vr speak
Usage: 235

φέρω 
Phero 
Usage: 45

by the
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

Images 2 Peter 1:21

Context Readings

Salvation Based On The Word Of God

20 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, 21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.



Cross References

1 Peter 1:11

seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow.

Luke 1:70

As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from of old--

2 Samuel 23:2

"The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue.

Acts 1:16

"Brethren, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus.

Acts 3:18

"But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Numbers 16:28

Moses said, "By this you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these deeds; for this is not my doing.

Deuteronomy 33:1

Now this is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the sons of Israel before his death.

Joshua 14:6

Then the sons of Judah drew near to Joshua in Gilgal, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, "You know the word which the LORD spoke to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh-barnea.

1 Kings 13:1

Now behold, there came a man of God from Judah to Bethel by the word of the LORD, while Jeroboam was standing by the altar to burn incense.

1 Kings 17:18

So she said to Elijah, "What do I have to do with you, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my iniquity to remembrance and to put my son to death!"

2 Kings 6:10

The king of Israel sent to the place about which the man of God had told him; thus he warned him, so that he guarded himself there, more than once or twice.

2 Kings 6:15

Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was circling the city. And his servant said to him, "Alas, my master! What shall we do?"

1 Chronicles 23:14

But as for Moses the man of God, his sons were named among the tribe of Levi.

2 Chronicles 8:14

Now according to the ordinance of his father David, he appointed the divisions of the priests for their service, and the Levites for their duties of praise and ministering before the priests according to the daily rule, and the gatekeepers by their divisions at every gate; for David the man of God had so commanded.

Micah 3:7

The seers will be ashamed And the diviners will be embarrassed Indeed, they will all cover their mouths Because there is no answer from God.

Mark 12:36

"David himself said in the Holy Spirit, 'THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, "SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I PUT YOUR ENEMIES BENEATH YOUR FEET."'

Acts 28:25

And when they did not agree with one another, they began leaving after Paul had spoken one parting word, "The Holy Spirit rightly spoke through Isaiah the prophet to your fathers,

Hebrews 3:7

Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says, "TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE,

Hebrews 9:8

The Holy Spirit is signifying this, that the way into the holy place has not yet been disclosed while the outer tabernacle is still standing,

Hebrews 10:15

And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us; for after saying,

Revelation 19:10

Then I fell at his feet to worship him But he said to me, "Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."

1 Kings 17:24

Then the woman said to Elijah, "Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth."

2 Kings 4:7

Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons can live on the rest."

2 Kings 4:9

She said to her husband, "Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God passing by us continually.

2 Kings 4:22

Then she called to her husband and said, "Please send me one of the servants and one of the donkeys, that I may run to the man of God and return."



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