2 Corinthians 3:12
New International Version
Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.

New Living Translation
Since this new way gives us such confidence, we can be very bold.

English Standard Version
Since we have such a hope, we are very bold,

Berean Study Bible
Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore having such a hope, we use great boldness,

King James Bible
Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:

New King James Version
Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech—

New American Standard Bible
Therefore, having such a hope, we use great boldness in our speech,

NASB 1995
Therefore having such a hope, we use great boldness in our speech,

NASB 1977
Having therefore such a hope, we use great boldness in our speech,

Amplified Bible
Since we have such a [glorious] hope and confident expectation, we speak with great courage,

Christian Standard Bible
Since, then, we have such a hope, we act with great boldness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, having such a hope, we use great boldness.

American Standard Version
Having therefore such a hope, we use great boldness of speech,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore, because we have this hope, we conduct ourselves publicly all the more.

Contemporary English Version
This wonderful hope makes us feel like speaking freely.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Having therefore such hope, we use much confidence:

English Revised Version
Having therefore such a hope, we use great boldness of speech,

Good News Translation
Because we have this hope, we are very bold.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Since we have confidence [in the new promise], we speak very boldly.

International Standard Version
Therefore, since we have such a hope, we speak very boldly,

Literal Standard Version
Having, then, such hope, we use much freedom of speech,

NET Bible
Therefore, since we have such a hope, we behave with great boldness,

New Heart English Bible
Having therefore such a hope, we use great boldness of speech,

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore, cherishing a hope like this, we speak without reserve, and we do not imitate Moses,

World English Bible
Having therefore such a hope, we use great boldness of speech,

Young's Literal Translation
Having, then, such hope, we use much freedom of speech,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Glory of the New Covenant
11For if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which endures! 12Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. 13We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at the end of what was fading away.…

Cross References
Acts 4:13
When they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they marveled and took note that these men had been with Jesus.

Acts 4:29
And now, Lord, consider their threats, and enable Your servants to speak Your word with complete boldness,

2 Corinthians 3:11
For if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which endures!

2 Corinthians 7:4
Great is my confidence in you; great is my pride in you; I am filled with encouragement; in all our troubles my joy overflows.

Ephesians 6:19
Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will boldly make known the mystery of the gospel,

Ephesians 6:20
for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it fearlessly, as I should.

Philippians 1:14
And most of the brothers, confident in the Lord by my chains, now dare more greatly to speak the word without fear.


Treasury of Scripture

Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:

we use.

2 Corinthians 4:2,3,13
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God…

John 10:24
Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.

John 16:25,29
These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father…

plainness.

2 Corinthians 7:4
Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

2 Corinthians 10:1
Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:

Acts 4:13,29-31
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus…









(12) Seeing then that we have such hope.--The "hope" is in substance the same as the "confidence" of 2Corinthians 3:4; but the intervening thoughts have carried his mind on to the future as well as the present. He has a hope for them and for himself, which is more than a trust in his own sufficiency.

We use great plainness of speech.--The word so rendered expresses strictly the openness which says all, in which there is no reticence or reserve. It stands in contrast with the "corrupting the word" of 2Corinthians 2:17, and answers to the Apostle's claim to have "kept back nothing that was profitable" in Acts 20:20. We, he practically says, need no veil.

Verses 12-18. - The confidence inspired by this ministry and the veil on the hearts of those who will not recognize it. Verse 12. - Such hope. A hope based upon the abiding glory of this gospel covenant. Plainness of speech. The frankness and unreserved fearlessness of our language is justified by the glory of our ministry. It was impossible for Moses to speak with the same bold plainness.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Therefore,
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

since we have
Ἔχοντες (Echontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

such
τοιαύτην (toiautēn)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5108: (including the other inflections); from toi and houtos; truly this, i.e. Of this sort (to denote character or individuality).

a hope,
ἐλπίδα (elpida)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1680: Hope, expectation, trust, confidence. From a primary elpo; expectation or confidence.

we are
χρώμεθα (chrōmetha)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 5530: To use, make use of, deal with, take advantage of.

very
πολλῇ (pollē)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

bold.
παρρησίᾳ (parrēsia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3954: From pas and a derivative of rheo; all out-spokenness, i.e. Frankness, bluntness, publicity; by implication, assurance.


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