Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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.

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.

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.

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 Above all, you do well if you recognize this: No prophecy of scripture ever comes about by the prophet's own imagination, 21 for no prophecy was ever borne of human impulse; rather, men carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.



Cross References

1 Peter 1:11

They probed into what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when he testified beforehand about the sufferings appointed for Christ and his subsequent glory.

Luke 1:70

as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from long ago,

2 Samuel 23:2

The Lord's spirit spoke through me; his word was on my tongue.

Acts 1:16

"Brothers, the scripture had to be fulfilled that the Holy Spirit foretold through David concerning Judas -- who became the guide for those who arrested Jesus --

Acts 3:18

But the things God foretold long ago through all the prophets -- that his Christ would suffer -- he has fulfilled in this way.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

and how from infancy you have known the holy writings, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Numbers 16:28

Then Moses said, "This is how you will 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

This is the blessing Moses the man of God pronounced upon the Israelites before his death.

Joshua 14:6

The men of Judah approached Joshua in Gilgal, and Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, "You know what the Lord said about you and me to Moses, the man of God, at Kadesh Barnea.

1 Kings 13:1

Just then a prophet from Judah, sent by the Lord, arrived in Bethel, as Jeroboam was standing near the altar ready to offer a sacrifice.

1 Kings 17:18

She asked Elijah, "Why, prophet, have you come to me to confront me with my sin and kill my son?"

2 Kings 6:10

So the king of Israel sent a message to the place the prophet had pointed out, warning it to be on its guard. This happened on several occasions.

2 Kings 6:15

The prophet's attendant got up early in the morning. When he went outside there was an army surrounding the city, along with horses and chariots. He said to Elisha, "Oh no, my master! What will we do?"

1 Chronicles 23:14

The descendants of Moses the man of God were considered Levites.

2 Chronicles 8:14

As his father David had decreed, Solomon appointed the divisions of the priests to do their assigned tasks, the Levitical orders to lead worship and help the priests with their daily tasks, and the divisions of the gatekeepers to serve at their assigned gates. This was what David the man of God had ordered.

Micah 3:7

The prophets will be ashamed; the omen readers will be humiliated. All of them will cover their mouths, for they will receive no divine oracles."

Mark 12:36

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

Acts 28:25

So they began to leave, unable to agree among themselves, after Paul made one last statement: "The Holy Spirit spoke rightly to your ancestors through the prophet Isaiah

Hebrews 3:7

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, "Oh, that today you would listen as he speaks!

Hebrews 9:8

The Holy Spirit is making clear that the way into the holy place had not yet appeared as long as the old tabernacle was standing.

Hebrews 10:15

And the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us, for after saying,

Revelation 19:10

So I threw myself down at his feet to worship him, but he said, "Do not do this! I am only a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony about Jesus. Worship God, for the testimony about Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."

1 Kings 17:24

The woman said to Elijah, "Now I know that you are a prophet and that the Lord really does speak through you."

2 Kings 4:7

She went and told the prophet. He said, "Go, sell the olive oil. Repay your creditor, and then you and your sons can live off the rest of the profit."

2 Kings 4:9

She said to her husband, "Look, I'm sure that the man who regularly passes through here is a very special prophet.

2 Kings 4:22

She called to her husband, "Send me one of the servants and one of the donkeys, so I can go see the prophet quickly and then return."

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