2 Corinthians 3:12
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English Standard Version
Since we have such a hope, we are very bold,

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

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

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,

Webster's Bible Translation
Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:

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

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Vincent's Word Studies

Plainness (παῤῥησίᾳ)

Rev., boldness. See on openly, John 7:13; see on confidence, 1 John 2:28; see on freely, Acts 2:29. The contrast is with the dissembling with which his adversaries charged him.

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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...

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

John 16:25,29 These things have I spoken to you in proverbs: but the time comes, when I shall no more speak to you in proverbs...

1 Corinthians 14:19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also...

Colossians 4:4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

plainness. or, boldness.

2 Corinthians 7:4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort...

2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among 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 marveled...

Acts 9:27,29 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared to them how he had seen the Lord in the way...

Acts 14:3 Long time therefore stayed they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony to the word of his grace...

Ephesians 6:19,20 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel...

Philippians 1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always...

1 Thessalonians 2:2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as you know, at Philippi...

1 Timothy 3:13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree...

Cross References
Acts 4:13
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.

Acts 4:29
And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness,

2 Corinthians 3:11
For if what was being brought to an end came with glory, much more will what is permanent have glory.

2 Corinthians 7:4
I am acting with great boldness toward you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy.

Ephesians 6:19
and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel,

Ephesians 6:20
for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

Philippians 1:14
And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

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