Ephesians 3 :12

Ephesians 3 :12 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

King James Version (KJV)

In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

American Standard Version (ASV)

in whom we have boldness and access in confidence through our faith in him.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

By whom we come near to God without fear through faith in him.

Webster's Revision

In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him,

World English Bible

in whom we have boldness and access in confidence through our faith in him.

English Revised Version (ERV)

in whom we have boldness and access in confidence through our faith in him.

Definitions for Ephesians 3 :12

Clarke's Commentary on Ephesians 3 :12

In whom we have boldness - By whom we, Gentiles, have την παρῥησιαν, this liberty of speech; so that we may say any thing by prayer and supplication, and την προσαγωγην, this introduction, into the Divine presence by faith in Christ. It is only in his name we can pray to God, and it is only by him that we can come to God; none can give us an introduction but Christ Jesus, and it is only for his sake that God will either hear or save us. It is on the ground of such scriptures as these that we conclude all our prayers in the name, and for the sake, of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Barnes' Commentary on Ephesians 3 :12

We have boldness - The word used here - παῤῥησίαν parrēsian - means, properly, boldness of speaking; 2 Corinthians 7:4; John 7:26; Acts 4:13, Acts 4:29, Acts 4:31. Here it seems to mean "freedom of utterance;" and the idea is, that we may come to God now in prayer with confidence through the Lord Jesus; see Hebrews 4:16.

And access - see notes Ephesians 2:18.

By the faith of him - By faith in him. The sense is, that we may now come confidently and boldly to the throne of grace for mercy in the name of the Redeemer. Boldness is not rashness; and faith is not presumption; but we may come without hesitating, and with an assurance that our prayers will be heard.

Wesley's Commentary on Ephesians 3 :12

3:12 By whom we have free access - Such as those petitioners have, who are introduced to the royal presence by some distinguished favourite. And boldness - Unrestrained liberty of speech, such as children use in addressing an indulgent father, when, without fear of offending, they disclose all their wants, and make known all their requests.
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