All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
The process should not be viewed as one in which God breathed life into the words of an author after he had written them; if this were the case, they would be primarily man’s words. The recording of Scripture was an innately complex process. God appears to have be so intimately involved in the lives of its writers that he knew what they would say and how they would say it. Their individual personalities were thus combined with the indwelling, guiding work of the Holy Spirit to create Scripture. (Wegner 29).
Inspiration is that mysterious process by which the divine causality worked through the human prophets without destroying their individual personalities and styles to produce divinely authoritative and inerrant writings. (Geisler 39).
But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
Scripture quotes from NASB95.
Geisler, Norman and William E. Nix A General Introduction to the Bible. Chicago: Moody Press, 1986.
Wegner, Paul D. The Journey from Texts to Translations: The Origen and Development of the Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1999.