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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Peter 1:20

    CHAPTERS: 2 Peter 1, 2, 3     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21




    King James Bible - 2 Peter 1:20

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

    World English Bible

    knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of private interpretation.

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Peter 1:20

    Understanding this first, that no prophecy of scripture is made by private interpretation.

    Webster's Bible Translation

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

    Greek Textus Receptus

    5124 πρωτον 4412 γινωσκοντες 1097 5723 οτι 3754 πασα 3956 προφητεια 4394 γραφης 1124 ιδιας 2398 επιλυσεως 1955 ου 3756 γινεται 1096 5736

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (20) -
    2Pe 3:3 Ro 6:6; 13:11 1Ti 1:9 Jas 1:3

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:20

    Entendiendo primero esto, que ninguna profecía de la Escritura es de particular interpretacin;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Peter 1:20

    Verse 20. 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 epilusiv signifies also impetus, impulse; and probably this is the best sense here; not by the mere private impulse of his own mind.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 20. Knowing this first , etc.] Especially, and in the first
    place, this is to be known, observed, and considered; that no prophecy of the Scripture , that is contained in Scripture, be it what it will, is of any private interpretation : not that this is levelled against the right of private judgment of Scripture; or to be understood as if a private believer had not a right of reading, searching, examining, and judging, and interpreting the Scriptures himself, by virtue of the unction which teacheth all things; and who, as a spiritual man, judgeth all things; otherwise, why are such commended as doing well, by taking heed to prophecy, in the preceding verse, and this given as a reason to encourage them to it? the words may be rendered, of one's own interpretation; that is, such as a natural man forms of himself, by the mere force of natural parts and wisdom, without the assistance of the Spirit of God; and which is done without comparing spiritual things with spiritual; and which is not agreeably to the Scripture, to the analogy of faith, and mind of Christ; though rather this phrase should be rendered, no prophecy of the Scripture is of a man's own impulse, invention, or composition; is not human, but purely divine: and this sense carries in it a reason why the sure word of prophecy, concerning the second coming of Christ, should be taken heed to, and made use of as a light, till he does come; because as no Scripture prophecy, so not that, is a contrivance of man's, his own project and device, and what his own spirit prompts and impels him to, but what is made by the dictates and impulse of the Spirit of God; for whatever may be said of human predictions, or the false prophecies of lying men, who deliver them out how and when they please, nothing of this kind can be said of any Scripture prophecy, nor of this concerning the second coming of Christ; and this sense the following words require.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 16-21 - The
    gospel is no weak thing, but comes in power, Ro 1:16. The law set before us our wretched state by sin, but there it leaves us. I discovers our disease, but does not make known the cure. It is the sight of Jesus crucified, in the gospel, that heals the soul. Try to dissuade the covetous worlding from his greediness, one ounce of gol weighs down all reasons. Offer to stay a furious man from anger by arguments, he has not patience to hear them. Try to detain the licentious, one smile is stronger with him than all reason. But com with the gospel, and urge them with the precious blood of Jesus Christ shed to save their souls from hell, and to satisfy for their sins, an this is that powerful pleading which makes good men confess that their hearts burn within them, and bad men, even an Agrippa, to say they ar almost persuaded to be Christians, Ac 26:28. God is well pleased with Christ, and with us in him. This is the Messiah who was promised through whom all who believe in him shall be accepted and saved. The truth and reality of the gospel also are foretold by the prophets an penmenof the Old Testament, who spake and wrote under influence, an according to the direction of the Spirit of God. How firm and sure should our faith be, who have such a firm and sure word to rest upon When the light of the Scripture is darted into the blind mind and dar understanding, by the Holy Spirit of God, it is like the day-break tha advances, and diffuses itself through the whole soul, till it make perfect day. As the Scripture is the revelation of the mind and will of God, every man ought to search it, to understand the sense and meaning The Christian knows that book to be the word of God, in which he taste a sweetness, and feels a power, and sees a glory, truly divine. And the prophecies already fulfilled in the person and salvation of Christ, an in the great concerns of the church and the world, form an unanswerabl proof of the truth of Christianity. The Holy Ghost inspired holy men to speak and write. He so assisted and directed them in delivering what they had received from him, that they clearly expressed what they mad known. So that the Scriptures are to be accounted the words of the Holy Ghost, and all the plainness and simplicity, all the power and all the propriety of the words and expressions, come from God. Mix faith with what you find in the Scriptures, and esteem and reverence the Bible a a book written by holy men, taught by the Holy Ghost __________________________________________________________________

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    20. Is (ginetai). More literally, arises or originates.

    Private (idiav). See on ver. 3. His own. Rev., special, in margin. Interpretation (epilusewv). Only here in New Testament. Compare the cognate verb expounded (Mark iv. 34) and determined (Acts xix. 39). The usual word is eJrmhneia (1 Cor. xii. 10; xiv. 26). Literally, it means loosening, untying, as of hard knots of scripture.

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    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21


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