In the Bible we have the sure and certain word of God—every word just as He intended it to be written for our learning.

In the Bible we have the sure and certain word of God—every word just as He intended it to be written for our learning.

BibleGateway: 2 Peter 1:16-21

ESV Text: 2 Peter 1:16-21

2 Peter 1:16–21 (Listen)

Christ’s Glory and the Prophetic Word

16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son,1 with whom I am well pleased,” 18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. 19 And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Footnotes

[1] 1:17 Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved

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KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:0 and ends at about 3:9

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     16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

     19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 290 :
We Have a Sure Prophetic Word

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1. We have a sure prophetic Word 
By inspiration of the Lord; 
And though assailed on every hand, 
Jehovah’s Word shall ever stand. 

2. By powers of empire banned and burned, 
By pagan pride rejected, spurned, 
The Word still stands the Christian’s trust 
While haughty empires lie in dust. 

3. Lo, what the Word in times of old 
Of future days and deeds foretold 
Is all fulfilled while ages roll, 
As traced on the prophetic scroll. 

4. Abiding, steadfast, firm, and sure, 
The teachings of the Word endure. 
Blest he who trusts this steadfast Word; 
His anchor holds in Christ, the Lord. 


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