Foretell; Foretold


for-tel', for-told':

The King James Version occurrences of these words in the New Testament represent as many Greek terms, and are in each case rendered differently in Revised Version:

(1) Mark 13:23 (proeipon), the Revised Version (British and American) "told beforehand";

(2) Acts 3:24 (prokataggello), the Revised Version (British and American) simply "told";

(3) 2 Corinthians 13:2 (prolego), the Revised Version (British and American) "said beforehand," margin "plainly"; compare 1 Thessalonians 3:4.

The foretelling of future events is claimed in the Old Testament as a prerogative of Yahweh (Isaiah 41:22,23; 42:9, etc.; compare Deuteronomy 18:22).


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'FORETELL; FORETOLD'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.