What’s the Difference?!
If you’ve ever searched for Dream Prophesy on Google, you may have noticed that Google automatically shows results for “Dream Prophecy” instead. Unfortunately, this website will not show up for you anywhere on the first page when Google changes the spelling. At the top is a small link that says, “Search for Dream Prophesy Instead.” When you click this link, THEN Dream Prophesy.com shows up.
Curiosity got the better of me, so I searched for Dream Prophesy on Bing. Bing leaves the spelling as is and shows up multiple links for Dream Prophesy.com. Growing Even more curious, I searched for Dream Prophecy (see image below) on Bing and Dream Prophesy.com showed up #2!
On Amazon, you get the same results whether you search for Dream Prophesy (with an s) or Dream Prophecy (with a c).
Three different Online Giants with three distinctly different approaches.
Some people may be wondering what the difference is between the two spellings, so I thought I’d try to clear things up a little. It’s actually very simple – and, even though Google automatically changes Prophesy to Prophecy – neither word is wrong and neither is a misspelled word.
Prophesy, as defined on Dictionary.com:
[prof-uh-sahy] verb, proph·e·sied, proph·e·sy·ing.
verb (used with object)
1.to foretell or predict.
2.to indicate beforehand.
3.to declare or foretell by or as if by divine inspiration.
4.to utter in prophecy or as a prophet.
verb (used without object)
5.to make predictions.
6.to make inspired declarations of what is to come.
7.to speak as a mediator between God and humankind or in God’s stead.
8.Archaic. to teach religious subjects.
Prophecy, as defined on Dictionary.com:
noun, plural proph·e·cies.
1.the foretelling or prediction of what is to come.
2.something that is declared by a prophet, especially a divinely inspired prediction, instruction, or exhortation.
3.a divinely inspired utterance or revelation: oracular prophecies.
4.the action, function, or faculty of a prophet.
So… PROPHESY is a verb and PROPHECY is a noun. They both refer to the same thing. It has been my experience, however, that PROPHESY is used more often. Personally, I think it just looks better. ??