New Living Translation
Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God's presence.
King James Bible
In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
Darby Bible Translation
in whom we have boldness and access in confidence by the faith of him.
World English Bible
in whom we have boldness and access in confidence through our faith in him.
Young's Literal Translation
in whom we have the freedom and the access in confidence through the faith of him,
Ephesians 3:12 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
LibraryThe Paradox of Love's Measure
The breadth, and length, and depth, and height.'--Eph. iii. 18. Of what? There can, I think, be no doubt as to the answer. The next clause is evidently the continuation of the idea begun in that of our text, and it runs: 'And to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge.' It is the immeasurable measure, then; the boundless bounds and dimensions of the love of Christ which fire the Apostle's thoughts here. Of course, he had no separate idea in his mind attaching to each of these measures …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
The Climax of all Prayer
Love Unknowable and Known
Measureless Power and Endless Glory
We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.
Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory.
2 Corinthians 3:4
We are confident of all this because of our great trust in God through Christ.
Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us.
But Christ, as the Son, is in charge of God's entire house. And we are God's house, if we keep our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ.
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven's Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus.
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