2 Peter 1:21
Good News Translation
For no prophetic message ever came just from the human will, but people were under the control of the Holy Spirit as they spoke the message that came from God.

Contemporary English Version
The prophets did not think these things up on their own, but they were guided by the Spirit of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For prophecy came not by the will of man at any time: but the holy men of God spoke, inspired by the Holy Ghost.

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For prophecy came not by the will of man at any time: but the holy men of God spoke, inspired by the Holy Ghost.

the prophecy.

Luke 1:70 As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, who are from the beginning.

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture, inspired of God, is profitable to teach, to reprove, to correct, to instruct in justice:

1 Peter 1:11 Searching what or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ in them did signify, when it foretold those sufferings that are in Christ and the glories that should follow.

in old time.

Deuteronomy 33:1 This is the blessing, wherewith the man of God, Moses, blessed the children of Israel, before his death.

Joshua 14:6 Then the children of Juda came to Joshua in Galgal, and Caleb the son of Jephone the Cenezite spoke to him: Thou knowest what the Lord spoke to Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Cadesbarne.

1 Kings 13:1 And behold there came a man of God out of Juda, by the word of the Lord, to Bethel, when Jeroboam was standing upon the altar, and burning incense.

1 Kings 17:18,24 And she said to Elias: What have I to do with thee, thou man of God? art thou come to me, that my iniquities should be remembered, and that thou shouldst kill my son? . . .

2 Kings 4:7,9,22 And she came, and told the man of God. And he said: Go, sell the oil, and pay thy creditor: and thou and thy sons live of the rest. . . .

2 Kings 6:10,15 And the king of Israel, sent to the place which the man of God had told him, and prevented him, and looked well to himself there not once nor twice. . . .

1 Chronicles 23:14 The sons also of Moses, the man of God, were numbered in the tribe of Levi.

2 Chronicles 8:14 And he appointed according to the order of David his father the offices of the priests in their ministries: and the Levites in their order to give praise, and minister before the priests according to the duty of every day: and the porters in their divisions by gate and gate: for so David the man of God had commanded.

spake.

Numbers 16:28 And Moses said: By this you shall know that the Lord hath sent me to do all things that you see, and that I have not forged them of my own head:

2 Samuel 23:2 The spirit of the Lord hath spoken by me and his word by my tongue.

Micah 3:7 Therefore night shall be to you instead of vision, and darkness to you instead of divination: and the sun shall go down upon the prophets, and the day shall be darkened over them.

Luke 1:70 As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, who are from the beginning.

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And because from thy infancy thou hast known the holy scriptures which can instruct thee to salvation by the faith which is in Christ Jesus. . . .

1 Peter 1:11 Searching what or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ in them did signify, when it foretold those sufferings that are in Christ and the glories that should follow.

Revelation 19:10 And I fell down before his feet, to adore him. And he saith to me: See thou do it not. I am thy fellow servant and of thy brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Adore God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

by the Holy.

Mark 12:36 For David himself saith by the Holy Ghost: The Lord said to my Lord: Sit on my right hand, until I make thy enemies thy footstool.

Acts 1:16 Men, brethren, the scripture must needs be fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who was the leader of them that apprehended Jesus:

Acts 3:18 But those things which God before had shewed by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

Acts 28:25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, Paul speaking this one word: Well did the Holy Ghost speak to our fathers by Isaias the prophet,

Hebrews 3:7 Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith: To-day if you shall hear his voice,

Hebrews 9:8 The Holy Ghost signifying this: That the way into the Holies was not yet made manifest, whilst the former tabernacle was yet standing.

Hebrews 10:15 And the Holy Ghost also doth testify this to us. For after that he said:

Context
Eyewitnesses of His Majesty
20Understanding this first: That no prophecy of scripture is made by private interpretation. 21For prophecy came not by the will of man at any time: but the holy men of God spoke, inspired by the Holy Ghost.
Cross References
2 Samuel 23:2
The spirit of the Lord hath spoken by me and his word by my tongue.

Jeremiah 23:26
How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies, and that prophesy the delusions of their own heart?

Ezekiel 1:3
The word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest the son of Buzi in the land of the Chaldeans, by the river Chobar: and the hand of the Lord was there upon him.

Micah 1:1
And shall I not spare Ninive, that great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons, that know how to distinguish between their right hand and their left, and many beasts?

Luke 1:70
As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, who are from the beginning.

Acts 1:16
Men, brethren, the scripture must needs be fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who was the leader of them that apprehended Jesus:

Acts 3:18
But those things which God before had shewed by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

2 Timothy 3:16
All scripture, inspired of God, is profitable to teach, to reprove, to correct, to instruct in justice:

1 Peter 1:11
Searching what or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ in them did signify, when it foretold those sufferings that are in Christ and the glories that should follow.

Additional Translations
For no prophecy was ever brought forth by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

For no prophecy at any time was brought by the will of man, but men spoke from God, being carried by the Holy Spirit.

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but men spake from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit.

for prophecy was not ever uttered by [the] will of man, but holy men of God spake under the power of [the] Holy Spirit.

For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but men spake from God, being moved by the Holy Ghost.

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.

for never did any prophecy come by human will, but men sent by God spoke as they were impelled by the Holy Spirit.

For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke, being moved by the Holy Spirit.

for not by will of man did ever prophecy come, but by the Holy Spirit borne on holy men of God spake.
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