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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for 2 Peter 1:20
1:20 Ye do well, as knowing this, that no scripture prophecy is of private interpretation - It is not any man's own word. It is God, not the prophet himself, who thereby interprets things till then unknown.
View People's Bible Notes for 2 Peter 1:20
2Pe 1:20 Knowing this first. This is a reason for giving heed to the word of prophecy. That no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. Is not an interpretation of the knowledge and feelings of the prophet, but of the will of God. The next verse shows that this is the meaning.
Alvin's comment on 2012-12-06 21:33:44:
The moment someone tries to say that they truly believe that this, (whatever scripture they are trying to interpret), is totally out of context with the word of God. The interpretations are from the word of God. The word of God is full proof.
Bob Garrett's comment on 2012-05-28 04:05:48:
The Bible is self interpreting, using letter writing
rule, anybody can readily understand its meaning and
continue to proclaim it as ordered.
The rule is:
The historical data- the who it's from and to or when
The doctrinal data or instruction or personal like
the Pauline epistles i.e. Bridegroom letters to us
the church or bride of Jesus Christ our Lord.
The spiritual data or devotional that ties the
entire Old and New Testament - Comparing scripture
with scripture with none of your lawyering.
Don't play God, Allow him to play you. God uses
prayer and scripture study and meditation to use
you properly and at the right exact moment.
Joe's comment on 2010-11-27 08:24:04:
This verse clearly shows that any private interpretation of Scripture is wrong. This then says that the Protestant view of sola scriptura is invalid because there is no one Protestant authority that has the divine right to explain Scripture. If the Protestant view is that Scripture is the divine word of God, then how do they square themselves with this verse 2 Peter 1:20?
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