Robertson's Word Pictures (NT)
Knowing this first (touto prwton ginwskontev). Agreeing with poieite like prosexontev in verse II Peter 1:19.
No prophecy of Scripture (pasa profhteia ou). Like the Hebrew lo-k"l, but also in the papyri as in I John 2:21 (Robertson, Grammar, p. 753).
Is (ginetai). Rather "comes," "springs" (Alford), not "is" (estin).
Of private interpretation (idiav epilusewv). Ablative case of origin or source in the predicate as with gnwmhv in Acts 20:3 and with tou qeou and ec hmwn in II Corinthians 4:7. "No prophecy of Scripture comes out of private disclosure," not "of private interpretation." The usual meaning of epilusiv is explanation, but the word does not occur elsewhere in the N.T. It occurs in the papyri in the sense of solution and even of discharge of a debt. Spitta urges "dissolved" as the idea here. The verb epiluw, to unloose, to untie, to release, occurs twice in the N.T., once (Mark 4:34) where it can mean "disclose" about parables, the other (Acts 19:39) where it means to decide. It is the prophet's grasp of the prophecy, not that of the readers that is here presented, as the next verse shows.
Other Robertson's Word Pictures (NT) entries containing 2 Peter 1:20:
2 Timothy 3:16
2 Peter 2:1
2 Peter 3:3
2 Peter 3:16
2 Peter 3:17
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