|New International Version (© 2011)|
Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.
King James Bible
Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
American Standard Version
Having therefore such a hope, we use great boldness of speech,
Young's Literal Translation
Having, then, such hope, we use much freedom of speech,
2 Corinthians 3:12 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Seeing - we have such hope - Such glorious prospects as those blessings which the Gospel sets before us, producing such confidence, as the fulfillment of so many promises has already done, that God will still continue to work for us and by us;
We use great plainness of speech - Πολλῃ παρῥησιᾳ χρωμεθα· We speak not only with all confidence, but with all imaginable plainness; keeping back nothing; disguising nothing; concealing nothing: and here we differ greatly from the Jewish doctors, and from the Gentile philosophers, who affect obscurity, and endeavor, by figures, metaphors, and allegories, to hide every thing from the vulgar. But we wish that all may hear; and we speak so that all may understand.
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2 Corinthians 4:2,3,13 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully...
John 10:24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said to him, How long do you make us to doubt? If you be the Christ, tell us plainly.
John 16:25,29 These things have I spoken to you in proverbs: but the time comes, when I shall no more speak to you in proverbs...
1 Corinthians 14:19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also...
Colossians 4:4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
plainness. or, boldness.
2 Corinthians 7:4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort...
2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you...
Acts 4:13,29-31 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled...
Acts 9:27,29 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared to them how he had seen the Lord in the way...
Acts 14:3 Long time therefore stayed they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony to the word of his grace...
Ephesians 6:19,20 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel...
Philippians 1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always...
1 Thessalonians 2:2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as you know, at Philippi...
1 Timothy 3:13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree...
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Acts 4:13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
Acts 4:29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.
2 Corinthians 3:11 And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!
2 Corinthians 7:4 I have spoken to you with great frankness; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds.
Ephesians 6:19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,
Ephesians 6:20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
Philippians 1:14 And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.