The 2 Tim. 3 and 2 Pet. 1 passages are the two foundational NT passages in the doctrine of the word of God. They should be carefully studied. 2 Tim. 3: 16 states that the Scriptures are “God-breathed” (that is, breathed out of God, or expired) and therefore profitable…This is the doctrine called “inspiration.” But it is important to note that the picture is not of God putting something into the Bible (inspire) but that the product of Scripture is the result of God speaking (literally, breathing-out or expiration).