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 4:16

  • 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.
  • Debba Murphy for verse 16
    This scripture confirms that we can go boldly to God in prayer without being in fear of a just and merciful God. I am free! Through the blood of Jesus.
  • Oscar Rodriguez for verse 16
    I really needed this verse today . It helped me to regain my hope. I 've been burdened down with my finances and The Lord came to me with this scripture. Praise The Lord Jesus Christ!
  • Joseph Chigozie Oguikpe for verse 16
    It is important for we, notwithstanding whom you maybe to understand that Jesus Christ who had no sin
  • Brianna for verse 16
    Prayer does work if spoken with a sincere heart. This scripture encourages free and open communication with Jehovah God. One bible translates it "Let us, then, approach the throne of undeserved kindness with freeness of speech ". Though we should pray to go all the time, this scripture highlights the need for honest prayer when in time of distress. This scripture helps me to see that I need to be specific in my prayers, and really let Jehovah know what I need, and the. Jehovah will fill in the details and provide me help at the right time.
  • In Hebrews 4 16 we have a beautiful invitation to come boldly to the throne of grace. Literally, draw near with confidence to the throne of grace. Again, it is important to note that our confidence in drawing near to God is not based on how well we are performing. This invitation is for believers on their worst day. As a matter of fact, the text reveals that this invitation is given in the context of weakness Hebrews 4 15 and failure Hebrews 4 16 . Notice that we are first coming to the throne of grace to obtain mercy. We need God s mercy when we blow it! When a believer sins, he doesn t need to doubt whether or not God will receive him. Because we a sympathetic high priest who is ever living to make intercession for us, we can come without hesitation and without reservation! Cr. James Hollandsworth