Ephesians 3:12

“In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In whom we haue boldnesse and accesse, with confidence, by the faith of him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 3:12

  • Anthony for verse 12
    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 for verse 12
    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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