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

  • Tom
    I was reading in job 42;5-6 where Job said "I know ... that no thought can be withholden from thee. And, I repent in dust and ashes. this is another reminder that God cares what we think about (phil. 4:8). and Job knew it. Job1:5 and although he did not sin with his lips (Job 2:10) he held a grudge in his heart,until he repented . we must therefore keep our hearts with all diligence prov:4
  • Ryan
    What a wonderful God we serve! What is promised here is a rest from sinning on the 7th day Sabbath. We just need to be willing.
  • HARY COLLINS
    Glory be to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who also feels the pains and agony we the children are passing through in the world today.He has indeed promised to assist us at anytime we need His assistance.
  • MockingBird for verse 16
    To come boldly to the throne of Grace to me means that I can come to God not fearing rejection or condemnation : Through the blood of Jesus I have access by faith into this Grace wherein I stand : And because I know that God will hear : I know that He will give mercy and I will find Grace in the eyes of God and will receive that which He has for me to let my light shine in a lost and dying world !!! Praise God !!!!
  • Trinity adwoa kwofie for verse 16
    we should therefore call upon him in times of distress, believing our father will hear us knowing that his mercies for us are new every morning.
  • Sibongile
    A word is sharper than the sword.so we must be careful how we speak and they come back like a boomerang to the person who utters them