2 Peter 1:16-21 DBY

16 For we have not made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, following cleverly imagined fables, but having been eyewitnesses a of *his* majesty.

References for 2 Peter 1:16

    • j 1:16 - 'Admitted into immediate vision of the glory,' a word used for full initiation into the mysteries.
      17 For he received b from God [the] Father honour and glory, such a voice being uttered to him by the excellent glory: This is my beloved Son, in whom *I* have found my delight;

      References for 2 Peter 1:17

        • k 1:17 - Lit. 'for having received.'
          18 and this voice *we* heard uttered c from heaven, being with him on the holy mountain.

          References for 2 Peter 1:18

            • l 1:18 - Or 'brought,' as 1Pet. 1.13, or 'borne to him.' It is the passive aorist participle of the Greek word phero, from which the word translated 'impetuous' in Acts 2.2 is derived.
              19 And we have the prophetic word [made] surer, to which ye do well taking heed (as to a lamp shining in an obscure place) until [the] day dawn and [the] morning star arise in your hearts;
              20 knowing this first, that [the scope of] no prophecy of scripture is had from its own particular interpretation, d

              References for 2 Peter 1:20

                • m 1:20 - That is, 'it is not explained by its own meaning,' as a human statement. It must be understood by and according to the Spirit that uttered it. The 'prophecy' is, I take it, the sense of the prophecy, the thing meant by it. Now this is not gathered by a human interpretation of an isolated passage which has its own meaning and its own solution, as if a man uttered it; for it is a part of God's mind, uttered as holy men were moved by the Holy Spirit to utter it. In the 'prophecy of scripture' the apostle has in mind the thing prophesied, without losing the idea of the passage. Hence I have ventured to say '[the scope of] no prophecy.' One might almost say 'no prophecy explains itself.'
                  21 for prophecy was not ever e uttered f by [the] will of man, but holy men of God spake under the power of g [the] Holy Spirit.

                  References for 2 Peter 1:21

                    • n 1:21 - Or 'heretofore.'
                    • o 1:21 - As 'uttered' in vers. 17 and 18. See Note h.
                    • p 1:21 - Lit. 'spake as borne by;' from the same Greek root as 'uttered,' vers. 17,18, and again in this verse.