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.
 

1:21 spake. Note also Hebrews 1:1.

1:21 moved. Compare Genesis 1:2. “The Spirit of God moved” in the presence of the primeval waters of the newly created cosmos, and it became vibrant with pulsating energy and activity. In somewhat analogous fashion, the Spirit of God moved the hearts, minds and pens of the holy (that is, called and set apart) men of God, and the Scriptures were formed, proceeding from the eternal mind of God to be revealed to His creatures.


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