2 Peter 1:21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.


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.

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.

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.

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 
Usage: 45

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

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
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 
Usage: 235

φέρω 
Phero 
Usage: 45

by the
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

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 Know this first that no prophecy of scripture is for private 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

searching what time or what manner of time the spirit of Christ that was in them did point to, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glories that should follow them.

Luke 1:70

He spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from ages past.

2 Samuel 23:2

The Spirit of Jehovah spoke through me. His word was on my tongue.

Acts 1:16

Brothers, the Scripture needed to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who guided those who arrested Jesus.

Acts 3:18

The things God fulfilled he announced beforehand by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

From childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to make you wise to salvation through faith that is in Christ Jesus.

Numbers 16:28

Moses said: This is how you will know that Jehovah sent me to do all these things and that it wasn't my idea:

Deuteronomy 33:1

These are the blessings that Moses, the man of God, pronounced on the people of Israel before he died:

Joshua 14:6

Then the children of Judah came to Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said to him: You know what Jehovah said to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh-barnea.

1 Kings 13:1

A man of God from Judah went to Bethel. He arrived there while Jeroboam was at the altar ready to offer a sacrifice.

1 Kings 17:18

She said to Elijah: What have I to do with you, O man of God? Have you come to put God in mind of my sin, and to put my son to death?

2 Kings 6:10

The king of Israel warned the people who lived there. So they were on guard. This happened several times.

2 Kings 6:15

Early the next morning Elisha's servant got up and went out of the house. He saw the Syrian troops with their horses and chariots surrounding the town. He went to Elisha and said: Alas my master what shall we do?

1 Chronicles 23:14

The sons of Moses the man of God were counted as part of the tribe of Levi.

2 Chronicles 8:14

As Solomon's father David had directed, he set up the divisions of priests for their service and the divisions of Levites for their appointed places. The Levites were to lead in praising Jehovah and to serve beside the priests by doing whatever needed to be done each day. Solomon also set up divisions of doorkeepers at every gate because this was what David, the man of God, had commanded.

Micah 3:7

The visionaries will be shamed. The diviners confounded! They will all cover their mouths for there is no answer from God.

Mark 12:36

Inspired by Holy Spirit David said: 'Jehovah said to my Lord sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.' (Psalm 110:1)

Acts 28:25

So they left, disagreeing among themselves, after Paul had said this one thing: How well the Holy Spirit spoke through the prophet Isaiah to your ancestors!

Hebrews 3:7

The Holy Spirit says: Today if you will hear his voice,

Hebrews 9:8

The Holy Spirit revealed that the way into the Most Holy Place was not open while the tent was still in use.

Hebrews 10:15

The Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after that he said:

Revelation 19:10

I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me: Do not do that. I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers. You have the witness from Jesus: worship God! For the witness from Jesus is the spirit (mind-set) of prophecy.

1 Kings 17:24

Then the woman said to Elijah: Now I am certain that you are a man of God, and that the word of Jehovah in your mouth is truth.

2 Kings 4:7

She returned to Elisha, the prophet. He said: Sell the olive oil and pay all your debts. There will be enough money left over for you and your sons to pay your living expenses.

2 Kings 4:9

She said to her husband: I know that this man who comes here often is a holy man.

2 Kings 4:22

She called her husband and said to him: Send a servant here with a donkey. I need to go to the prophet Elisha. I will be back as soon as I can.



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