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Definition of Prophesy


  1. To foretell; to predict; to prognosticate.
  2. To foreshow; to herald; to prefigure.
  3. To utter predictions; to make declaration of events to come.
  4. To give instruction in religious matters; to interpret or explain Scripture or religious subjects; to preach; to exhort; to expound.

Prophesy Quotations

No man ever did, nor ever shall, truly go forth to convert the nations, nor to prophesy in the present state of witnesses against Antichrist, but by the gracious inspiration and instigation of the Holy Spirit of God.
Roger Williams

Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks.
Mark Twain

I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place.
Winston Churchill

Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.
Eric Hoffer

Unlike some, I don't claim to hold the mystic key to the future. But judging from past events, it seems to me that those who want to prophesy the imminent end of America's unique global role have a harder case to make than those who think we will limp on for a while, making a mess of things as usual.
Walter Russell Mead
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Prophesy Translations

prophesy in Danish is forudsige
prophesy in Dutch is voorzeggen, beduiden, voorspellen
prophesy in German is prophezeien
prophesy in Swedish is profetera
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