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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of prophesy.


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  • It remains to see how the English will act towards him. 7 The women, I prophesied from the first, young and old, married and single, will make common cause against him.

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • It is here again prophesied of, because the desolations of many of the neighbouring countries, which were foretold in the foregoing chapters, were to be brought to pass by the Assyrian army.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • I do not know any man whose future character could so well be prophesied from the past as GS. whatever virtues, whatever abilities he possessed, would dilate & his foibles which instead of darkening the brighter parts of the picture served only to make the pleasant xxxx them more visible by a little shade. a thousand little incidents were recalled to remembrance by his name, & if at first melancholy — as reminding me of many friends now scattered wide “By many fates” [3] — I delighted in the thought that the best part of the flock will soon be gathered together again.

    Letter 162

  • ( 1) to Hezekiah's sickness and recovery was forty-seven years; how much before, and after, he prophesied, is not certain; some reckon sixty, others eighty years in all.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • When he prophesied, that is, when he interpreted the true mind of God, he was wont to say this of himself: “He hath said, which heard the words of God and knew the knowledge of the Most High, which saw the vision of the Almighty falling into a trance, but having his eyes open.”

    Theologico-Political Treatise

  • When the messengers came into the congregation where David was among the prophets the Spirit of God came upon them, and they prophesied, that is, they joined with the rest in praising God.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume II (Joshua to Esther)

  • The Spirit of God found them out in the camp, where they were hidden among the stuff, and there they prophesied, that is, they exercised their gift of praying, preaching, and praising God, in some private tent.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume I (Genesis to Deuteronomy)

  • And we read of some that were workers of iniquity, and yet in Christ's name prophesied, and did many wondrous works.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume I (Genesis to Deuteronomy)

  • Destiny comes into play when one character is "prophesied" to be "the one" or, more subtley, is born to the quest, whether he or she knows it or not.

    SF Fanatic: I Am Not A Fan Of Fantasy, Here's Why

  • M - The Bible 'prophesied' X. at least in certain minds.

    Mythicism and Inerrancy


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