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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
For the prophecie came not in olde time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moued by the holy Ghost.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but men spake from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit.
- American Standard Version (1901)
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.
- Basic English Bible
for prophecy was not ever uttered by [the] will of man, but holy men of God spake under the power of [the] Holy Spirit.
- Darby Bible
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.
- Webster's Bible
for never did any prophecy come by human will, but men sent by God spoke as they were impelled by the Holy Spirit.
- Weymouth Bible
For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke, being moved by the Holy Spirit.
- World English Bible
for prophesie was not brouyt ony tyme bi mannus wille, but the hooli men of God inspirid with the Hooli Goost spaken.
- Wycliffe Bible
for not by will of man did ever prophecy come, but by the Holy Spirit borne on holy men of God spake.
- Youngs Literal Bible
1:21 For prophecy came not of old by the will of man - Of any mere man whatever. But the holy men of God - Devoted to him, and set apart by him for that purpose, spake and wrote. Being moved - Literally, carried. They were purely passive therein.
2Pe 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man. No scriptural prophecy is due to the will of man, But holy men of God spake [as they were] moved by the Holy Ghost. But all came from men speaking from God when moved by the Holy Spirit. Prophecy is God's word, not the words of man.
Sheila's comment on 2013-02-08 22:00:20:
There is a man, Harold Camping. He is the one who "guaranteed" that Jesus was coming back on 21st May 2011. He was wrong, but his followers give him NO blame. He has told them to stay out of churches and to get out if they are currently attending one. After May 21 came and Jesus did not come back, he said Jesus did come in spirit and has gone about judging all the churches and now there is NO more forgiveness and the Holy Spirit has been taken from the Earth. He ignores most bible verses and instead gives his own ideas. His followers are so misled. I cannot get any of them to just believe the Bible, especially when it says that No man knows the hour or day when Jesus returns not even Jesus. But he says that when that verse says “not even the Son of God”, that refers to Satan! What can I say to some friends who call me an "unbeliever" because I do NOT believe on H. Camping? Is this man following Satan and leading people AWAY from God? I think so.
Rev. LeeCoy Tobias's comment on 2013-01-30 11:13:23:
True Prophecy can only come by the will and desire of Almighty God through the Holy Spirit; it is not of man’s desire, belief, or will, nor can it ever be.
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