Parallel Verses

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.

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, moved by the Holy Spirit, men spoke from God.

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.

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.

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
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 
God , god , godly , God-ward ,
Usage: 1151

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

φέρω 
Phero 
Usage: 45

by the
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

G40
ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

Images 2 Peter 1:21

Context Readings

Salvation Based On The Word Of God

20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of one's own interpretation. 21 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.



Cross References

1 Peter 1:11

Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when he testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

Luke 1:70

As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, who have been since the world began:

2 Samuel 23:2

The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, and his word was in my tongue.

Acts 1:16

Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit by the mouth of David spoke before concerning Judas, who was guide to them that took Jesus.

Acts 3:18

But those things, which God before had showed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he has so fulfilled.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Numbers 16:28

And Moses said, Hereby you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of my own will.

Deuteronomy 33:1

And this is the blessing, with which Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.

Joshua 14:6

Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said unto him, You know the thing that the LORD said unto Moses the man of God concerning me and you in Kadeshbarnea.

1 Kings 13:1

And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD unto Beth-el: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.

1 Kings 17:18

And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with you, O you man of God? are you come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son?

2 Kings 6:10

And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice.

2 Kings 6:15

And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an army compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! what shall we do?

1 Chronicles 23:14

Now concerning Moses the man of God, his sons were named of the tribe of Levi.

2 Chronicles 8:14

And he appointed, according to the order of David his father, the divisions of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their charges, to praise and serve before the priests, as the duty of every day required: the gatekeepers also by their divisions at every gate: for so had David the man of God commanded.

Micah 3:7

Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer from God.

Mark 12:36

For David himself said by the Holy Spirit, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool.

Acts 28:25

And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after Paul had spoken one word, Well spoke the Holy Spirit by Isaiah the prophet unto our fathers,

Hebrews 3:7

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

Hebrews 9:8

The Holy Spirit this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while the first tabernacle was yet standing:

Hebrews 10:15

The Holy Spirit also is a witness to us: for after this he had said before,

Revelation 19:10

And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See you do it not: I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

1 Kings 17:24

And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this 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 live you and your children from the rest.

2 Kings 4:9

And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, who passes by us continually.

2 Kings 4:22

And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray you, one of the young men, and one of the donkeys, that I may run to the man of God, and come again.



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