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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

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

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

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

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

Don't ever prophesy; for if you prophesy wrong, nobody will forget it; and if you prophesy right, nobody will remember it.
Josh Billings
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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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