2 Peter 1:20

“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any priuate Interpretation:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is {a matter} of one's own interpretation,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of private interpretation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Being conscious in the first place that no man by himself may give a special sense to the words of the prophets.
- Basic English Bible

knowing this first, that [the scope of] no prophecy of scripture is had from its own particular interpretation,
- Darby Bible

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
- Webster's Bible

But, above all, remember that no prophecy in Scripture will be found to have come from the prophet's own prompting;
- Weymouth Bible

knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of private interpretation.
- World English Bible

And firste vndurstonde ye this thing, that ech prophesie of scripture is not maad bi propre interpretacioun;
- Wycliffe Bible

this first knowing, that no prophecy of the Writing doth come of private exposition,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

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.


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.

Discussion for 2 Peter 1

  • George mumba
    Mark 4vs10 says the knowledge to know the secret of the kingdom of heaven!by the spirit of God a Christian doesn't given a limit where to reach in the grace,because the more you grow in the grace of God the more His spirit become active in performing wonders such that you will go beyond your spirit gift,I the bible say I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me!
  • J
    "For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones." Isaiah 57:15
  • MockingBird
    Grace is given to the humble : More Grace is given to the more humble : Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and He shall lift you up. Peace is multiplied through the knowledge of God's word . I believe to have a close walk with God is to have time in His word and in prayer.
  • Mochael Jones
    It is true what2 Pt1:2 saysYou will only abound in grace and peace of God and of Jesus christ if you learn of.A similar scripture is given in psalm 92 vrs 13
  • BSP
    If we cultivate and practice the things mentioned in verses 5 through 8 this will prevent us from becoming unfruitful or inactive.
  • Michael C.
    1-11 This is the pure Holy Glad Tidings, and all our instruction from God to be rightly saved, and how to endure to the end and be saved! Just as a clear eye fills the body with light; it is by the Spirit of Truth animating our life in this world, that the work of God is perfected in us. "...For these things in you being possessed and abounding, constitute neither idle nor unfruitful..." (Gk 1550)

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