2 Peter 1:20-21New King James Version (NKJV) 20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private [a]interpretation, 21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but [b]holy men of God spoke as they weremoved by the Holy Spirit. oThere are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, pas they do the other Scriptures. 2 hthat you should remember the predictions of ithe holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, 23:2; Luke 1:70; Acts 1:16; 3:18]. 16 Yet eif anyone suffers as a gChristian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God din that name. Read verse in King James Version Confirm Your Calling and Election For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you san entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 dso as to live for ethe rest of the time in the flesh fno longer for human passions but gfor the will of God. 7 But by the same word rthe heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and sdestruction of the ungodly. 2:14; 2 Tim. Your cadversary the devil dprowls around elike a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. πᾶσα … οὐ need not be regarded as a Hebraism. 13 But rejoice ainsofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad bwhen his glory is revealed. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 16 For we did not follow zcleverly devised amyths when we made known to you bthe power and ccoming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but dwe were eyewitnesses of his majesty. Answer: Second Peter 1:20 says, “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things.” Actually, 2 Peter 1:20 emphasizes the source of Old Testament prophecies, not who has the right to interpret the Bible today. Subscribe to a study package to unlock the ESV Study Bible, the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and more. 1. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God. 4 And when tthe chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the uunfading vcrown of glory. 19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will lentrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. Them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.' 2 Peter 1:21, ESV: "For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit." 3 not rdomineering over those in your charge, but sbeing examples to the flock. Question: "What does 2 Peter 1:20 mean about interpreting Scripture?" 12 iBut these, like irrational animals, jcreatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, will also be destroyed in their destruction, 18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on fthe holy mountain. 1 Simeon 1 Peter, a servant 2 and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a a faith of equal standing with ours b by the righteousness of our c God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 d May grace and peace be multiplied to you e in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 2 oshepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight,1 pnot under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you;2 qnot for shameful gain, but eagerly; 18 For, wspeaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely xescaping from those who live in error. International Standard Version First of all, you must understand this: No prophecy in Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, American Standard Version 21 For (A)no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God (B)as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:20-21 English Standard Version (ESV) 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. tTheir condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. 6 if by zturning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, amaking them an example of bwhat is going to happen to the ungodly;3 English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. “Recognising this truth above all else” (in your reading of Scripture). 4 With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of jdebauchery, and kthey malign you; 9 uThe Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise vas some count slowness, but wis patient toward you,1 xnot wishing that any should perish, but ythat all should reach repentance. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions,6 while mthey feast with you. 16 but was rebuked for his own transgression; ta speechless donkey spoke with human voice and restrained the prophet’s madness. 2 Peter 1 - Simeon* Peter, a servant* and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: 12 By oSilvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him, pI have written briefly to you, exhorting and declaring that this is qthe true grace of God. They count it pleasure lto revel in the daytime. 15 And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things. 2 Peter 1:20-21 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:20-21 Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, or from human initiative. 11 nTo him be the dominion forever and ever. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. 1:9; 1 Pet. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though … For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 7 and godliness lwith brotherly affection, and brotherly affection mwith love. 18 And, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”3. 2 Peter 1:20; 2 Peter 1:21 20 knowing this first of all , that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation . Prophecy resulted when the Holy Spirit prompted men and women to speak God's Word. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith iwith virtue,5 and virtue jwith knowledge, pAccursed children! Amen. 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become gpartakers of the divine nature, hhaving escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. 8 aBe sober-minded; bbe watchful. vFor them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved. They have hearts otrained in greed. 10 But zthe day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then athe heavens will pass away with a roar, and bthe heavenly bodies2 will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.3. 6 and that by means of these the world that then existed pwas deluged with water and qperished. 9 rShow hospitality to one another without grumbling. 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 12 Therefore I intend talways to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in uthe truth that you have. For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” 3 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. Amen. 10 sAs each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, tas good stewards of God’s varied grace: 2 Peter 1:20-21 English Standard Version 2016 (ESV) knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. 4 For if God did not spare uangels when they sinned, but vcast them into hell1 and committed them to chains2 of gloomy darkness wto be kept until the judgment; 5 but they will give account to him who is ready lto judge the living and the dead. Knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. 2 Peter 1:21 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 1:21, NIV: "For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit." 4:24; Heb. 2 Peter 1:20-21 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 2 Peter 1:20, ESV: "knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation." 10 Therefore, brothers,7 be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and qelection, for if you practice these qualities ryou will never fall. 2 Peter 1:20. τοῦτο πρῶτον γινώσκοντες. xTo him belong glory and ydominion forever and ever. Cancel any time. Confirm Your Calling and Election 14 hTherefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him iwithout spot or jblemish, and kat peace. 2 Peter 1:16-21 Christ's Glory and the Prophetic Word. English Standard Version (ESV). 2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:16–17 20 knowing this first of all , that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation . 1 Simeon 1 Peter, a servant 2 and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a a faith of equal standing with ours b by the righteousness of our c God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 d May grace and peace be multiplied to you e in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 11 hwhereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved. 14 cIf you are insulted dfor the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory2 and of God rests upon you. They entice unsteady souls. 14 xsince I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, yas our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me. 18 But sgrow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:20-21 English Standard Version (ESV). Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 2 Peter 1:20-21 ESV / 2 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. To those who have obtained aa faith of equal standing with ours bby the righteousness of our cGod and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 dMay grace and peace be multiplied to you ein the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 3 For the time that is past hsuffices ifor doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. 7 ycasting all your anxieties on him, because zhe cares for you. 5 For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth nwas formed out of water and through water oby the word of God, 21 For k no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man , but men spoke from God l as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit . ESV Personal-Size Study Bible, TruTone, Olive Celtic Cross Design, ESV Archaeology Study Bible (TruTone Imitation Leather, Brown), ESV Study Bible, Large Print, TruTone, Mahogany with Trellis Design, ESV Large Print Personal Size Bible (TruTone, Turquoise, Emblem Design), ESV Large Print Thinline Reference Bible, TruTone, Olive, Celtic Cross Design. 8 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and ta thousand years as one day. 12 dwaiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and ethe heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! scriptures in support of their doctrine. 1 Simeon1 Peter, a servant2 and apostle of Jesus Christ. 5 So I exhort the elders among you, mas a fellow elder and na witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: 19 They promise them yfreedom, zbut they themselves are slaves8 of corruption. 16 as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control kwith steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 2 Peter 1:20-21. 21 For dit would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from ethe holy commandment delivered to them. 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. 7 nThe end of all things is at hand; therefore obe self-controlled and sober-minded pfor the sake of your prayers. 2:12; 2 Thess. 3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come jin the last days with scoffing, kfollowing their own sinful desires. 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. Amen. 2 Peter 1:20 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 1:20, NIV: "Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation of things." 5 if he did not spare the ancient world, but xpreserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought ya flood upon the world of the ungodly; 17 For it is time for judgment hto begin at the household of God; and iif it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who jdo not obey the gospel of God? Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. 17 uThese are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. 2 And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth qwill be blasphemed. Knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. 4 lThey will say, “Where is the promise of mhis coming? Knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. 2 Peter 1:20-21 Christ's Glory and the Prophetic Word 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. 21 For kno prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God las they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter Greeting. 3 And rin their greed they will exploit you swith false words. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:20-21 1427 prophecy 1428 prophecy, OT inspiration 1611 Scripture, inspiration and authority 1690 word of God 3236 Holy Spirit, and Scripture 4804 breath 5263 communication 7025 church, unity 20 For if, aafter they have escaped the defilements of the world bthrough the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, cthe last state has become worse for them than the first. 7 and cif he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked ὅτι πᾶσα … οὐ γίνεται. ESV: English Standard Version 2016 . 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by … They have followed rthe way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved sgain from wrongdoing, 6 For this is why mthe gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does. Bold and willful, they do not tremble gas they blaspheme the glorious ones, 2 Peter Greeting. 16 For we did not follow z cleverly devised a myths when we made known to you b the power and c coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but d we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 1 Peter 1:20–21 20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but w was made manifest x in the last times for the sake of you 21 y who through him are believers in God, z who raised him from the dead and a gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him fwho called us to3 his own glory and excellence,4 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. 4 Since therefore zChrist suffered in the flesh,1 aarm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for bwhoever has suffered in the flesh chas ceased from sin, 10 and especially fthose who indulge5 in the lust of defiling passion and gdespise authority. 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, e“This is my beloved Son,9 with whom I am well pleased,” 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him # [1 Thess. 1:11; [2 Sam. ’ — 22 o when a prophet speaks in the name of the L ord , if the word does not come to pass or come true , that is a word that the L ord has not spoken ; n the prophet has spoken it presumptuously . 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since qlove covers a multitude of sins. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 21 For kno prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God las they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. 8 (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, dhe was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard); 21 For k no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God l as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:20-21 ESV / 3 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. 2 Peter 1:20-21 The main thing to keep in mind here is that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of private opinion. 17 You therefore, beloved, qknowing this beforehand, rtake care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. 13 She who is at Babylon, who is likewise chosen, sends you greetings, and so does sMark, my son. 2 Peter 1:17-21 1403 God, revelation. The False Teachers appealed to the O.T. 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation.21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 13 suffering wrong as kthe wage for their wrongdoing. 1 Pet. 13 I think it right, as long as I am in this vbody,8 wto stir you up by way of reminder, 14 tGreet one another with the kiss of love. 5:10] who called us to # 1:3 Or by his own glory and excellence, # 1:3 Or virtue 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become # [Eph. 15 And count lthe patience of our Lord as salvation, just as mour beloved brother Paul also wrote to you naccording to the wisdom given him, 2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 2 Peter 1:19 Version 2 Peter 1:20. τοῦτο πρῶτον γινώσκοντες servant2 and apostle of Jesus Christ. and! 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