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2 Peter 1:21


for no prophecy was ever borne of human impulse; rather, men 1  carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.


Nu 16:28; De 33:1; Jos 14:6; 2Sa 23:2; 1Ki 13:1; 1Ki 17:18,24; 2Ki 4:7,9,22; 2Ki 6:10,15; 1Ch 23:14; 2Ch 8:14; Mic 3:7; Mr 12:36; Lu 1:70; Ac 1:16; Ac 3:18; Ac 28:25; 2Ti 3:15-17; 2Ti 3:16; Heb 3:7; Heb 9:8; Heb 10:15; 1Pe 1:11; Re 19:10

NET © Notes

tn If, as seems probable, the “prophecy” mentioned here is to be identified with the “prophecy of scripture” mentioned in the previous verse, then the Greek term ἄνθρωποι (anqrwpoi, “men”) would refer specifically to the human authors of scripture, who (as far as we know) were all men. Thus “men” has been used here in the translation. If, on the other hand, the “prophecy” mentioned in the present verse is not limited to scripture but refers to oral prophecy as well, then women would be included, since Joel 2:20 specifically mentions “sons and daughters” as having the ability to prophesy, and the NT clearly mentions prophetesses (Luke 2:36; Acts 21:9).

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