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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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.
Eph 3:12 In whom. In Jesus Christ. We have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. All, both Jew and Gentile alike, can come boldly to God. Without the revelation of Christ we could hardly know of God of love, who loved to have us come to him.
Anthony's comment on 2013-11-13 23:37:31:
THis verse demonstrates the need to study the scriptures very carefully. Some of the translations here above render the verse to be that we have Boldness and confident access by "our faith IN Christ" as opposed to the KJV that says "the faith of Him", i.e. His Faithfulness (trustworthiness)". I prefer the latter rendition as it is more consistent with the revelation Of Gods Grace that Paul speaks of here in Ephesians and in his epistles as a whole. Praise God.
John Ayers's comment on 2011-11-04 23:37:53:
thankyou for the light you were given of this verse. i trust the kjv over all others after it.this verse tells me faith is a fruit of the indwelling spirit imputed to me. i cannot say i have my own righteousness or faith as infused but my sin covered by jesus blood . jesus earned by a loving work his place as king and lord.he did all and has all and i believe it thank our holy god.
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