New International Version
Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation of things.
King James Bible
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
Darby Bible Translation
knowing this first, that [the scope of] no prophecy of scripture is had from its own particular interpretation,
World English Bible
knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of private interpretation.
Young's Literal Translation
this first knowing, that no prophecy of the Writing doth come of private exposition,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Knowing this first - Considering this as a first principle, that no prophecy of the Scripture, whether that referred to above, or any other, is of any private interpretation - proceeds from the prophet's own knowledge or invention, or was the offspring of calculation or conjecture. The word επιλυσις signifies also impetus, impulse; and probably this is the best sense here; not by the mere private impulse of his own mind.
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'... Them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.'--2 Peter i. 1. Peter seems to have had a liking for that word 'precious.' It is not a very descriptive one; it does not give much light as to the quality of the things to which it is applied; but it is a suggestion of one-idea value. It is interesting to notice the objects to which, in his two letters--for I take this to be his letter--he applies it. He speaks of the trial of …
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We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
2 Peter 3:3
Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.
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