Ephesians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ephesians 3:12

“In whom we haue boldnesse and accesse, with confidence, by the faith of him.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
- King James Version

in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

in whom we have boldness and access in confidence through our faith in him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

By whom we come near to God without fear through faith in him.
- Basic English Bible

in whom we have boldness and access in confidence by the faith of him.
- Darby Bible

In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him,
- Webster's Bible

in whom we have this bold and confident access through our faith in Him.
- Weymouth Bible

in whom we have boldness and access in confidence through our faith in him.
- World English Bible

In whom we han trist and nyy comyng, in tristenyng bi the feith of hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

in whom we have the freedom and the access in confidence through the faith of him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 3:12


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.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 3:12


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.

Discussion for Ephesians 3

  • Brianna vs.13
    Paul was an example to the early Christians. He didn't want individuals to be discouraged by his persecution, but encouraged by his ability to continue despite pressure. This encourages me to continue to live my life as a Christian, despite the challenges that come with upholding the Bible standards. Just like Paul, we all can keep our Christian personality in a God-less world.
  • Gina Hosein
    Verses 3-16 is my prayer.
  • Sarah
    Amazing chapter, my father told me that I should read it and that it is a good chapter. he was absolutely right.
  • Yvonne w
    In deed no limit to what our God can do. Even thou we don't deserve it.
  • David
    Ref v 19: apparently, the Apostle is encouraging us to seek a depth of love which has escaped us thus far, for he used the thought that this love "passes knowledge". What thought, action, or intellectual pursuit can "pass knowledge"??? Knowledge is required in the pursuit of understanding. My prayer is that we can pursue and acquire that deep, "perfected" love, as mentione in 1 John 3-4 chapters.
  • Rasheed
    "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think" I believe that this comment here sets the premise for who god is. Someone who is able to do and go above and beyond and well beyond that to be exact for stuff that we ask or think. That shows genuine love just as parents today try and go above and beyond for their kids to make sure they are happy and safe. "according to the power that worketh in us" I believe this part of the verse means that when we give him the praise for going above and beyond for us that we get a bit of that and we can carry that amongst us which separates true god-fearing Christians versus those who claim to Christian but act the opposite. In total I would say this verse simply knows that god is going 1000000x harder then anyone can ever go for you, but on top of that give him thanks and praise and he will share more with you.

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