New Living Translation
Since this new way gives us such confidence, we can be very bold.
King James Bible
Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
Darby Bible Translation
Having therefore such hope, we use much boldness:
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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:12 Having therefore this hope - Being fully persuaded of this.
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General Notes by the American Editor
The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus.
And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word.
2 Corinthians 3:11
So if the old way, which has been replaced, was glorious, how much more glorious is the new, which remains forever!
2 Corinthians 7:4
I have the highest confidence in you, and I take great pride in you. You have greatly encouraged me and made me happy despite all our troubles.
And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God's mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike.
I am in chains now, still preaching this message as God's ambassador. So pray that I will keep on speaking boldly for him, as I should.
And because of my imprisonment, most of the believers here have gained confidence and boldly speak God's message without fear.
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