2 Peter 1:20
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English Standard Version
knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation.

King James Bible
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Understanding this first, that no prophecy of scripture is made by private interpretation.

English Revised Version
knowing this first, that no prophecy of scripture is of private interpretation.

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

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

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Vincent's Word Studies

Is (γίνεται)

More literally, arises or originates.

Private (ἰδίας)

See on 2 Peter 1:3. His own. Rev., special, in margin.

Interpretation (ἐπιλύσεως)

Only here in New Testament. Compare the cognate verb expounded (Mark 4:34 :) and determined (Acts 19:39). The usual word is ἑρμηνεία (1 Corinthians 12:10; 1 Corinthians 14:26). Literally, it means loosening, untying, as of hard knots of scripture.

2 Peter 1:20 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Knowing.

2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed...

Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

1 Timothy 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners...

James 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience.

that.

Romans 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy...

Cross References
Romans 12:6
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;

2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

2 Peter 3:3
knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires.

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