“All scripture is given by inspiration of God”

2 TIMOTHY 3:16


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The definition of inspiration is “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.” Applied to this verse, those who authored and wrote the Bible were guided by the divine inspiration of God. While the scriptures may be written by men, they are ultimately an inspired product of God. So if you are seeking a source for doctrine (i.e. instruction, teaching), reproof (i.e. proof, conviction), correction (improvement of life or character), and for instruction in righteousness. That is, the condition acceptable to God characterized by integrity, virtue, purity of life, rightness, correctness of thinking feeling, and acting, then the Bible is the source.

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All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

— 2 Timothy 3:16

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All πᾶσα All, any, every, the whole G3956
scripture γραφὴ A document, i.e., holy Writ (or its contents or a statement in it) G1124
is (No Greek definition. English implied.)
given by inspiration of God, θεόπνευστος Divinely breathed in G2315

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