Does the Bible State it is Inspired?


I believe the Bible is the inspired work of God. If I understand the writings, the Bible itself says so.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

II Timothy 3:16-17 KJV

The literal Greek translation is as follows:

Every scripture [is] God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, in order that fitted may be the of God man.

II Timothy 3:16-17 Alfred Marshall Interlinear Greek Translation

The word "inspired" is a translation of the Greek word theopneustos, meaning God-breathed. This verse states that God is the originator of the scripture. A different writer, Peter versus Paul, in a different book, makes the same statement:

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

II Peter 1:21 KJV

The Greek states:

For not by will of man was borne prophecy at any time, but by Spirit Holy being borne spoke from God.

II Timothy 1:21 Alfred Marshall Interlinear Greek Translation

This confirms that the writers were recording the word of God. Some question the extent to which the Bible is inspired.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

II Timothy 3:16-17 KJV

The Greek states:

Every scripture [is] God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, in order that fitted may be the of God man.

II Timothy 3:16-17 Alfred Marshall Interlinear Greek Translation

This shows that all of the Bible is inspired. "Every scripture", as it is stated in the Greek.

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