2 Peter 1:20

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Peter 1:20

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 for 2 Peter 1:20

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 1:20

  • Richard in Christ on 2 Peter 1:20
    If anyone is interested. Another site that is a great tool, tons of information, to see the actual words of the Bible from the original Hebrew(Old Testament) or Greek(New Testament). As It has every word in the Bible. Just type any verse, or word, in the search bar. It will come up with every word our "English" translation came from. Clicking on the Strongs number gives great info about each word. Shows how well the KJV is to the original Hebrew or Greek Scriptures.

    kingjamesbibledictionary dot com.
  • Deborah L Hopkins on 2 Peter 1:20
    I have been told that there is a scripture that says everyone should speak in tongues every day. I have searched the KJV Bible and have been unable to find any such scriptures pertaining to that. If there is scripture telling us that could someone please help me out but giving me chapter and verse?
  • Stanjett - in Reply on 2 Peter 1:20
    Theres no where in the bible that says "ALL" speak in tongues. There are different gifts of which speaking in tongues is one of them.
  • Church Ministry - in Reply on 2 Peter 1:20
    1 Corinthians 14 probably has that scripture. And you can see Paul teach on what that manifestation is about; how it was used in Church; or not used.

    It's better to prophesy with understanding of what you are speaking.

    In some churches I've attended: these kind of meetings were done at evening during the week. People would come together to Pray for the church, intercede; pray for healing of sick members. Some would very quietly pray in tongues. It was very orderly.

    Sunday services were more about corporate teaching, preaching; prayer for the sick, those who wanted to be born again.

    Sometimes on a Friday night the spiritual warriors would get together and beat up on the devil and his attacks against the members. The HolySpirit will give you the names of the demons. Some people have the Gift of speaking in tongues: which is totally different from "prayer language".

    Again it was done in order.

    The Pastor, and his staff, was present at all the meetings.

    There was street evangelism, and it sure helps to have a church praying and covering you in prayer: that you would find the people who were being drawn by the Holy Spirit.

    Church doesn't have to ever be boring.

    Mishael
  • Richard in Christ on 2 Peter 1:20
    Good day my brothers and sisters.

    Rob,

    You seem to not want to believe that Christ existed before he was born in Bethlehem. Which is all through the Bible. He is the Son of God. With many other names too. Can you explain some of these verses with your interpretations?

    Ephesians 3:9 - And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

    Colossians 1:13-20

    Hebrews 1:1-2- God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

    John 3:12- If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? (Jesus knowing about things of Heaven, if His Spirit had not been there before?)

    John 6:38-39- For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of Him that sent me. And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

    Revelations 19:13- And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

    In Revelations God says he is the Alpha and Omega. Also Jesus Christ says He is the Alpha and Omega.

    There's more also. If you can't believe things in the Holy Scriptures. Ok, I don't look down on anyone. But please don't say we're making these things up or have a false view. It's not that hard to see. Especially with the Holy Ghost.

    God Bless everyone. Have a wonderful day!
  • Rob - in Reply on 2 Peter 1:20
    If you are in Christ then Christ reveals the hid things of God to us , it's not a mystery to those that actually abide in Christ .

    Those out side of Christ can not enter into these things because they don't believe his word .
  • Wayne - in Reply on 2 Peter 1:20
    do you think your the first one to say this ? the Bible may be interpreted to support any claim or opinion at hand, a kaleidoscope of words revolved magically by an individual interpreter into any pattern desired.
  • Rob - in Reply on 2 Peter 1:20
    The word of God said it and I Fully agree .

    Sounds like you don't .
  • Wayne - in Reply on 2 Peter 1:20
    Will you see the Bible can be very ambiguous about many things and different people interpret it in different ways that's why we have so many different denominations of Christianity and so many that don't agree with each other , because they all believe that they are the ones that God is speaking to and they interpret the scripture the way they want to interpret it because of its ambiguity, so that makes me highly suspect of somebody that says God is telling them something , and some people take these differences very seriously like you see in the Middle East or say in Ireland and many other parts of the world,And I didn't say whether I agree or disagree I was just stating a fact that a lot of people say that exact same thing.
  • Glad you39re here - in Reply on 2 Peter 1:20
    Sounds a little accusatory to me? Hang out a while and see what you see. Or read some of the history pages of comment.

    If comments are backed up with a lot of scripture; you might be standing on quicksand.

    Mishael


 

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