Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Holman Bible

because no prophecy ever came by the will of man; instead, men spoke from God as they were moved 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.

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.

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.

Themes

God's word » Divinely inspired

the personality of Holy Spirit » He spoke in, and by, the prophets

Holy spirit » General work

Holy spirit » The holy spirit speaking through people

Holy spirit » Fruits of » Inspiring prophets

Holy spirit » Fruits of » Inspiring the word

Holy spirit » As jehovah

Holy spirit » As inspiring scripture

Inspiration » Examples of » Of the bible

Inspiration » General references to inspiration of prophets and teachers

the Inspiration of the Holy Spirit » All scripture given by

the Inspiration of the Holy Spirit » Modes of » By secret impulse

Man » Possessed of » Will

Prophecy » Fulfilment of » General references to inspiration of prophets and teachers

Prophecy » Respecting individuals, see under their names » Inspired

Prophecy » They who uttered » Moved by the holy ghost

Prophecy » Came not by the will of man

Prophecy and prophets » The prophecy of the scripture

Prophets » Inspiration of » General references to inspiration of prophets and teachers

Prophets » Were under the influence of the holy ghost while prophesying

Prophets » Were called » Holy men of God

Scripture » All scripture being given by inspiration of God

The scriptures » Given by inspiration of the holy ghost

The scriptures » Record divine prophecies

Speech/communication » The holy spirit speaking through people

Spirit » The leadership of holy spirit » General work

Surety » What is sure

The word of God » Despised by the foolish » Divinely inspired

Truth » Adaption of » Channels of

Interlinear

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

the prophecy
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

G40
ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

men
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

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

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

φέρω 
Phero 
Usage: 45

by the
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

G40
ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

Images 2 Peter 1:21

Prayers for 2 Peter 1:21

Context Readings

Salvation Based On The Word Of God

20 First of all, you must understand this: No prophecy in Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, 21 because no prophecy ever originated through a human decision. Instead, men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.



Cross References

1 Peter 1:11

They tried to find out what era or specific time the Spirit of the Messiah in them kept referring to when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow.

Luke 1:70

just as he promised long ago through the mouth of his holy prophets

2 Samuel 23:2

The Spirit of the LORD speaks within me; his word is on my tongue!

Acts 1:16

"Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through the voice of David about Judas, who was the guide for those who arrested Jesus,

Acts 3:18

This is how God fulfilled what he had predicted through the voice of all the prophets that his Messiah would suffer.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures that are able to give you the wisdom you need for salvation through faith in the Messiah Jesus.

Numbers 16:28

Now Korah, Dathan, and Abiram stood at the entrance to their tents with their wives, sons, and little children. Then Moses said, "This is how you'll know that the LORD has sent me to do all these awesome works they're not coming merely from me.

Deuteronomy 33:1

This is the blessing with which Moses, the man of God, blessed the Israelis before his death.

Joshua 14:6

After this, the descendants of Judah approached Joshua in Gilgal. Jephunneh the Kenizzite's son Caleb told him, "You know the promise that the LORD gave Moses the man of God concerning the two of us in Kadesh-barnea.

1 Kings 13:1

Right when Jeroboam was standing by the altar to burn some incense, a man of God arrived in Bethel from Judah in obedience to a command from the LORD.

1 Kings 17:18

"What do we have in common, you man of God?" she accused Elijah. "You came to me so you could uncover my guilt! And you're responsible for the death of my son!"

2 Kings 6:10

The king of Israel confirmed the matter about which the man of God had warned him. Having been forewarned, he was able to protect himself there on more than one or two occasions.

2 Kings 6:15

Meanwhile, the attendant to the man of God got up early in the morning and went outside, and there were the elite forces, surrounding the city, accompanied by horses and chariots! So Elisha's attendant cried out to him, "Oh no! Master! What will we do!?"

1 Chronicles 23:14

Meanwhile, as for Moses the man of God, his sons were considered among the tribe of Levi.

2 Chronicles 8:14

Following proscriptions laid down by his father David, Solomon appointed divisions of priests for their service as well as descendants of Levi for duties of praise and ministry before the priests consistent with the daily rules. Furthermore, because David, the man of God, had commanded it, Solomon also appointed gatekeepers to serve by divisions at every gate of the Temple.

Micah 3:7

Those who see visions will be put to shame, and the diviners will be disgraced every one of them they will cover their faces, because there will be no answer from God.'"

Mark 12:36

David himself said by the Holy Spirit, "The Lord told my Lord, "Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet."'

Acts 28:25

They disagreed with one another as they were leaving, so Paul added this statement: "The Holy Spirit was so right when he spoke to your ancestors through the prophet Isaiah!

Hebrews 3:7

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, "Today, if you hear his voice,

Hebrews 9:8

The Holy Spirit was indicating by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first part of the tent was still standing.

Hebrews 10:15

The Holy Spirit also assures us of this, for he said:

Revelation 19:10

I bowed down at his feet to worship him, but he told me, "Don't do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who rely on what Jesus is saying. Worship God, because what Jesus is saying is the spirit of prophecy!"

1 Kings 17:24

The woman responded to Elijah, "Now at last I've really learned that you are a man of God and that what you have to say about the LORD is the truth."

2 Kings 4:7

But he replied, "There isn't even one pot left." Then the oil stopped flowing. After this, she went and told the man of God what had happened. So he said, "Go sell the oil, pay your debt, and you and your children will be able to live on the proceeds."

2 Kings 4:9

So she had a talk with her husband. "Look here! I've learned that this is a holy and godly man who comes by here on a regular basis.

2 Kings 4:22

Then she called to her husband and asked him, "Please send me one of the servants, along with one of the donkeys, so I can ride quickly to see that godly man. I'll be right back."

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