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The difference between “prophecy” and “prophecy”

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“Prophecy“ is knowledge of the future (from a divine source).

  • It was an accurate prophecy. ✔️
    (“Prophecy“is a noun.)

“Prophesy“ means to predict the future (with divine inspiration).

  • He will prophesy the future of mankind. ✔️
    (“Prophesy“is a verb.)


Prophecy is a noun. (The last syllable of the prophecy is pronounced“mar“.) A prophecy is“knowledge of the future“, is generally said to come from a divine source.
Examples of sentences with“prophecy“:

  • The prophet has revealed his latest prophecy in which three cities are razed to the ground. ✔️
  • On the second day of the course, we will study the prophecies of Nostradamus. ✔️
    (“Prophecies“is the plural of“prophecy.“)


“Prophesy“it is a verb. (The last syllable of prophesy is pronounced“Sigh“).“Prophesy“means“predict the future“, usually divinely inspired.

Person Personal Pronoun Conjugation of“To Prophesy“
First Person Singular I prophesy
Second Person Singular you prophesy
Third Person Singular he/she/it prophesies
First Person Plural we prophesy
Second Person Plural you prophesy
Third Person Plural they prophesy

El tiempo pasado y el participio pasado son“prophesied“.

Example sentences with“prophesy“:

  • He prophesies a great war between East and West. ✔️
  • He prophesied that a flood would cover the Earth. ✔️
    (This is an example of“to prophesy“in the past tense.)


There is no such word as“prophesy“(o“prophesy“).

  • He will prophesize the future of mankind.
    (This should be“prophesy.“)
  • He often prophesizes for money.
    (This should be“prophesies.“)


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