Hebrews 4:16

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let vs therefore come boldly vnto the throne of grace, that wee may obtaine mercy, and finde grace to helpe in time of need.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let us therefore draw near with boldness unto the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace to help `us' in time of need.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then let us come near to the seat of grace without fear, so that mercy may be given to us, and we may get grace for our help in time of need.
- Basic English Bible

Let us approach therefore with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and find grace for seasonable help.
- Darby Bible

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
- Webster's Bible

Therefore let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our times of need.
- Weymouth Bible

Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace for help in time of need.
- World English Bible

Therfor go we with trist to the trone of his grace, that we gete merci, and fynde grace in couenable help.
- Wycliffe Bible

we may come near, then, with freedom, to the throne of the grace, that we may receive kindness, and find grace -- for seasonable help.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 4:16


4:16 Let us therefore come boldly - Without any doubt or fear. Unto the throne of God, our reconciled Father, even his throne of grace - Grace erected it, and reigns there, and dispenses all blessings in a way of mere, unmerited favour.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 4:16


Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly. Because our high priest can be touched by our infirmities. Unto the throne of grace. The Jewish high priest interceded before the mercy-seat. We may come boldly to the mercy-seat, knowing that our loving Elder Brother is our high priest in the heavens. Hence we may always have confidence when we ask for grace to help in time of need. The practical lesson of the chapter is that the True Rest promised remains. It was not the Sabbath day, nor was it Canaan. It is the heavenly rest of which these are types. Unbelieving disobedience excluded the Israelites from the typical rest of Canaan. So, too, it will exclude those who have started to enter into the heavenly rest if they refuse to hear Christ through unbelief. The believing Joshua and Caleb entered into Canaan. So, too, the true and faithful believers who follow Christ will enter into the rest above.

Discussion for Hebrews 4

  • Bradley Wisterman
    God is quick, strong, and powerful
  • Lara O
    My understanding is that we make wrong choices because of our sinful nature but God alone can discern our thoughts and only him can separate us with his double edge sword in love and with the same sword destroy our adversaries who tempts us to sin against God. We can enter the rest prepared for us if we humble ourselves allowing His spirit to quicken us with discernment to make the right decision
  • BSP
    Verse 13 shows that there is no hidden thought, word, or action to God and that we all must render an account to him.
  • Funke Ogunsola
    I just understood better verse 12 of Heb 4 which says 'for the word of God is quick, and powerful and sharper than any twoedged sword..' Wow! it means God meant what He is saying, and it will come to pass. If you don't rest from sinning; from the works of flesh; from being unbelieving; and eternity catches up with you either by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, or by death, then you are doomed!
  • Loren White
    Ryan: Yes, we DO serve a wonderful God. You said: "...rest from sinning on the 7th day..." I've never heard it expressed like that, thank you.

    "More over, I gave them My Sabbaths to be a SIGN, between Me and them, that they might KNOW that I am the LORD that SANCTIFY them." Ez. 20:12

    Peace my friend!
  • Loren White
    I can see why you left. You said: "Brilliant Ryan" (sarcastically), "smell", "languished", "escaped". You also said: ".... I enjoy Divine Rest every day."

    I've been an SDA all my life, and have always enjoyed "Divine Rest" every day.... And.... the Seventh Day is still Holy to the Lord, set apart, Sanctified, Blessed, Hallowed, Kept by God. Love God my friend...Peace!