English Standard Version
For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
King James Bible
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
American Standard Version
For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but men spake from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit.
For prophecy came not by the will of man at any time: but the holy men of God spoke, inspired by the Holy Ghost.
English Revised Version
For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but men spake from God, being moved by the Holy Ghost.
Webster's Bible Translation
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.
Weymouth New Testament
for never did any prophecy come by human will, but men sent by God spoke as they were impelled by the Holy Spirit.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
Holy men of God (ἅγιοι θεοῦ ἄνθρωποι)
The best texts omit holy, and read ἀπὸ θεοῦ, from God. Render, as Rev., men spake from God.
The same verb as came. Lit., being borne along. It seems to be a favorite word with Peter, occurring six times in the two epistles.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
in old time. or, at any time holy.
by the Holy.
2 Samuel 23:2
"The Spirit of the LORD speaks by me; his word is on my tongue.
How long shall there be lies in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart,
the word of the LORD came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the Chebar canal, and the hand of the LORD was upon him there.
The word of the LORD that came to Micah of Moresheth in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.
as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
"Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus.
But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled.
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