prophesy vs prophecy

prophesy prophecy


  • 1) deliver a sermon
  • 2) To prefigure or foreshadow.
  • 3) To reveal by divine inspiration.
  • 4) To predict the future with certainty. synonym: foretell.
  • 5) To reveal the will or message of God; speak or write as a prophet.
  • 6) To predict future events; make predictions.
  • 7) To give instruction in religious matters; to interpret or explain Scripture or religious subjects; to preach; to exhort; to expound.
  • 8) To utter predictions; to make declaration of events to come.
  • 9) To foreshow; to herald; to prefigure.
  • 10) To foretell; to predict; to prognosticate.


  • 1) A prediction, especially one made by a prophet or under divine inspiration.
  • 2) The vocation or condition of a prophet.
  • 3) Such an inspired message or prediction transmitted orally or in writing.
  • 4) A prediction of the future, made under divine inspiration.
  • 5) An inspired utterance of a prophet, viewed as a revelation of divine will.
  • 6) A declaration of something to come; a foretelling; a prediction; esp., an inspired foretelling.
  • 7) (Script.) A book of prophecies; a history.
  • 8) Public interpretation of Scripture; preaching; exhortation or instruction.
  • 9) a prediction uttered under divine inspiration
  • 10) Interpretation of Scripture; religious exhortation or instruction.
  • 11) The canticle Benedictus (Luke i. 68-79) as sung in the Gallican liturgy, afterward displaced by the Gloria in Excelsis.
  • 12) A prediction; declaration of something to come; especially, a foretelling under divine inspiration.
  • 13) In liturgics: A lection from the Old Testament, especially a eucharistic or missal lection; also, a lection in the Mozarabic daily office, and in the Greek Church at sabbath vespers on certain festivals.
  • 14) Inspired discourse; specifically, in Christian theol., discourse flowing from the revelation and impulse of the Holy Spirit.


  • 1) The fact that I prophesy a journey clearly implies that Olly will cooperate in guiding you.
  • 2) `I prophesy charismatic wonders, incense in the College chapel and a collective nervous breakdown for the remaining staff.
  • 3) No matter what you prophesy, that doesn't change what I am, does it?
  • 4) And sometimes the anticipation of disaster is a self-fulfilling prophesy.
  • 5) The term prophesy, in this instance, must be restricted to the use of psalmody, because exposition or exhortation in public was not permitted to the women, who were not allowed to speak or even to ask a question in a place of worship.
  • 6) The Micah prophesy is clearly about someone of the Bethlehem Ephratah clan.
  • 7) Roth has long been pessimistic about the survival of the novel in a gaudy, short-attention-span culture, but his latest prophesy is one of his bleakest yet, predicting that the form will dwindle to a “cultic” minority enthusiasm within 25 years.
  • 8) Continue here: My Own Worst Enemy cancelled in self-fulfilling title prophesy JimK
  • 9) » My Own Worst Enemy cancelled in self-fulfilling title prophesy JimK
  • 10) And, "Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions": 149 where again, the word prophesy is expounded by dream and vision.
  • 11) Some such convulsion as geologists declare has already frequently befallen our earth; and, as they prophesy, is shortly coming again.
  • 12) As he bore it patiently, and did not answer, they doubtless supposed they had discovered another reason to think he was an impostor; The word prophesy does not mean only to foretell future events -- although that is the proper meaning of the word; but also to declare anything that is unknown, or anything which cannot be known by natural knowledge, or without revelation.
  • 13) And, "Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions": (47) where again, the word prophesy is expounded by dream and vision.
  • 14) My Own Worst Enemy cancelled in self-fulfilling title prophesy JimK
  • 15) ‘Gloucester visits Henry, who intuits his son is dead and prophesies Gloucester's future slaughter by recalling the evil omens of his birth.’
  • 16) ‘For those who don't have the possibility to learn astrology, there are simpler and easier methods to prophesy their future.’
  • 17) ‘It's clearly prophesied in the Holy Scriptures.’
  • 18) ‘That was the day when an important ancestor was prophesied to return, ‘coming like a butterfly.’’
  • 19) ‘Filled with the Holy Spirit, he proclaimed God's faithfulness and prophesied great blessings over his son.’
  • 20) ‘He preached, prophesied imminent apocalypse, attracted devoted followers, performed faith healings and exorcisms, and even had a vision of the devil after fasting 40 days in the desert.’
  • 21) ‘It was prophesied of him: ‘I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world’.’
  • 22) ‘He visited it shortly before his death and prophesied it would be great but would face destruction either by fire, water, or civil war.’
  • 23) ‘Over the centuries, Nostradamus has been credited with prophesying murky futures down to the last detail.’
  • 24) ‘Because such a four-tiered system is still in the future, I can only prophesy its appearance.’
  • 25) ‘Aristotle wrote on prophesying through dreams.’
  • 26) ‘Also, in the same journal I write that D prophesied that I should beware of chewing gum, but later on M, who was sitting beside me, found some chewing gum under his seat, and D realised that the prophesy was actually for M, not for me.’
  • 27) ‘Isaac's blessing prophesied that Esau would bow down before Jacob; but no, here is Jacob, bowing down before Esau.’
  • 28) ‘Elisha prophesies that she will have a son… and it occurs.’
  • 29) ‘At birth, Noah's father, Lamech, prophesies that his son will comfort humanity in its arduous labor.’
  • 30) ‘The narrative of lament and hope prophesies that the judgment of history can be delayed but not denied.’
  • 31) ‘The next step in that integration, as science-fiction writers like William Gibson have prophesied, is the implanting of the microprocessor into the body, thus enhancing human capabilities and capacities.’
  • 32) ‘Literal readings of the Bible predispose fundamentalists to adopt a theology that stresses premillennial dispensationalism, which means they believe in the Second Coming of Jesus as prophesied in the Bible.’
  • 33) ‘On the night before he died, Jesus prophesied that Peter would deny him three times-and he was right.’
  • 34) ‘And just as Elijah prophesied, the jar of flour did not go empty, and the jug of oil did not run dry.’


  • 1) These agents of sometimes malign influence profit by feeding the rumour mill with prophecies of doom.
  • 2) In theory the prophecy could still come true.
  • 3) You can stop this self-fulfilling prophecy and look at the world more positively.
  • 4) Fear feeds on itself and prophecies of doom become self-fulfilling.
  • 5) When it comes to prophecy, mankind has a spectacularly poor record.
  • 6) Our genetic preference for symmetrical features becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • 7) As we know now, both these prophecies have come true.
  • 8) One result can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • 9) But it is also a self-fulfilling prophecy in some regards.
  • 10) The deity's powers had been made plain to all in the graphic completion of the ancient prophecy.
  • 11) Come the morning of the match only one of these prophecies come true, but it is the most important.
  • 12) Could they make a self-fulfilling prophecy?
  • 13) This is self-fulfilling prophecy par excellence.
  • 14) It looked like a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • 15) But is it a self-fulfilling prophecy?
  • 16) The players know that, and it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • 17) That was always a dangerous card to play, and could now become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • 18) It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • 19) She makes sure the prophecy is fulfilled, but there is a twist - and an opening for a whole new series.
  • 20) As luck would have it, an ancient prophecy says that he will have the power to fulfil their wish when his 13th birthday comes around.
  • 21) ‘Who's making bold prophecies for the future of online retail?’
  • 22) ‘It tells her prophecies and predictions, and sometimes she can speak to the deceased with it.’
  • 23) ‘This was predicted in many prophecies, old and recent, throughout the world.’
  • 24) ‘Obviously their predictions are false and their prophecies of an apocalyptic ending at a specified time fail.’
  • 25) ‘He could make prophecies and they would always come true.’
  • 26) ‘He wished the words written in the book of ancient prophecies were not true.’
  • 27) ‘When I die, one prophecy is fulfilled, and a new shall begin.’
  • 28) ‘Biblical prophecy is not easily translated to the twenty-first century.’
  • 29) ‘If she does not, the ancient prophecies foretell doom and destruction over all the earth.’
  • 30) ‘However, to do so, she must fulfill a prophecy written about her in the Book of the Prophets.’
  • 31) ‘Last week, his dire prophecies came true.’
  • 32) ‘The comments produced another spate of recriminations and prophecies of doom from opposition parties.’
  • 33) ‘Why have falling prices in the world economy led to prophecies of doom?’
  • 34) ‘The Hopi prophecies say they will be divided three times.’
  • 35) ‘The prophecy foretold that the side that claimed the fallen angels shall win the war.’
  • 36) ‘You'll also be likely to create new behaviours to fulfil the prophecy.’
  • 37) ‘In order to fulfil this prophecy, a number of important events still needed to take place.’
  • 38) ‘As we arrive on the scene of the accident, his words become an eerily accurate prophecy.’
  • 39) ‘Might the subsequent success of that project not give some grounds for doubting his dire prophecies?’
  • 40) ‘If they found that he was the one the prophecy spoke of, then there would be fear.’
  • 41) ‘Humans do not have the gift of prophecy, nor do we always have the most accurate knowledge.’
  • 42) ‘There was an explosion of oral communication in story, preaching, teaching, worship, prophecy, and so on.’
  • 43) ‘His views on the nature of prophecy were unpopular among religious scholars.’
  • 44) ‘He was also the god of prophecy and healing but expressed the more creative aspects of music and sport as well.’
  • 45) ‘Other terms for clairvoyance include second sight, shadow sight, prophecy, and spiritual communication.’
  • 46) ‘Thus, the restoration of prophecy is very important in the unfolding of the Messianic drama.’
  • 47) ‘Before his guests arrived on the scene, Abraham used prophecy as means to speak with God.’
  • 48) ‘Threads of commonality have been explored, such as prophecy in Judaism and Islam.’
  • 49) ‘Thousands of years ago, the Jewish people even had special schools for prophecy.’
  • 50) ‘All in all, then, for Israelite prophecy the temple had not always been fundamental.’
  • 51) ‘In certain cases, prophecy was granted in order to deliver a message to a community or the Nation.’
  • 52) ‘First, characters can represent types of reactions to prophecy and what it stands for.’
  • 53) ‘This may well be true, provided that the nature of prophecy be correctly understood.’
  • 54) ‘Thirdly, prophecy and social action are captured by a knowing that stems from the will.’
  • 55) ‘They are also gifted with prophecy, and help those who are involved in the prophecies.’
  • 56) ‘The guidelines given for prophecy apply to all forms of believer-to-believer sharing.’
  • 57) ‘I grew up with prophecy as a normal facet of my life, so I know how you feel about calling, or intended paths.’
  • 58) ‘That is why our Torah and tradition insist that the claim to prophecy not be based on miraculous evidence.’
  • 59) ‘I do not credit that honourable member with having the gift of prophecy.’
  • 60) ‘She hadn't had the gift of prophecy in life, and she wondered why she did now in death.’

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