Acts 10:21

Then Peter went down to the men who were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom you seek: what is the cause for which you are come?
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AD 1480
He asked in order to extract a confession, and left an example of the avoidance of haughtiness.

John Chrysostom

AD 407
this is the way the Spirit must be obeyed, without demanding reasons. For it is sufficient for all assurance to be told by Him, This do, this believe: nothing more (is needed)— Then Peter went down, and said, Behold, I am he whom you seek: what is the cause wherefore you have come? He saw a soldier, saw a man: it was not that he was afraid, on the contrary, having first confessed that he was the person whom they sought, then he asks for the cause (of their coming); that it may not be supposed that the reason of his asking the cause, was, that he wished to hide himself: (he asks it) in order, that if it be immediately urgent, he may also go forth with them, but if not, may receive them as guests. And they said, etc. into his house.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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