New Living Translation
Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet's own understanding,
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
When Mr. Whitfield was once applied to to use his influence at a general election, he returned answer to his lordship who requested him, that he knew very little about general elections, but that if his lordship took his advice he would make his own particular "calling and election sure;" which was a very proper remark. I would not, however, say to any persons here present, despise the privilege which you have as citizens. Far be it from me to do it. When we become Christians we do not leave off …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
That Gospel Sermon on the Blessed Hope
The Faithful Promiser
In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.
2 Peter 3:3
Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires.
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