Hebrews 4:16
New International Version
Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

New Living Translation
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.

English Standard Version
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Berean Study Bible
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore we should come with boldness to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and may find grace for help in time of need.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in time of need.

Contemporary English Version
So whenever we are in need, we should come bravely before the throne of our merciful God. There we will be treated with undeserved grace, and we will find help.

Good News Translation
Let us have confidence, then, and approach God's throne, where there is grace. There we will receive mercy and find grace to help us just when we need it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us at the proper time.

International Standard Version
So let us keep on coming boldly to the throne of grace, so that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

NET Bible
Therefore let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace whenever we need help.

New Heart English 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let us come therefore publicly to the throne of his grace to receive mercy, and we shall find grace to help in a time of suffering.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So we can go confidently to the throne of God's kindness to receive mercy and find kindness, which will help us at the right time.

New American Standard 1977
Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let us, therefore, come boldly unto the throne of his grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

King James 2000 Bible
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

American King James Version
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let us go therefore with confidence to the throne of grace: that we may obtain mercy, and find grace in seasonable aid.

Darby Bible Translation
Let us approach therefore with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and find grace for seasonable help.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

World English 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.

Young's Literal Translation
we may come near, then, with freedom, to the throne of the grace, that we may receive kindness, and find grace -- for seasonable help.
Study Bible
Jesus the Great High Priest
15For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who was tempted in every way that we are, yet was without sin. 16Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Cross References
Ephesians 3:12
In Him and through faith in Him we may enter God's presence with boldness and confidence.

Hebrews 3:6
But Christ is faithful as the Son over God's house. And we are His house, if we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope of which we boast.

Hebrews 7:19
(for the Law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.

Treasury of Scripture

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

come.

Hebrews 10:19-23
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, …

Hebrews 13:6
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

Romans 8:15-17
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father…

the throne.

Hebrews 9:5
And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.

Exodus 25:17-22
And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof…

Leviticus 16:2
And the LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat.

obtain.

Isaiah 27:11
When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.

Isaiah 55:6,7
Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: …

Matthew 7:7-11
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: …







Lexicon
Let us then approach
προσερχώμεθα (proserchōmetha)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Middle or Passive - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4334: From pros and erchomai; to approach, i.e. come near, visit, or worship, assent to.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

throne
θρόνῳ (thronō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2362: From thrao; a stately seat; by implication, power or a potentate.

of grace
χάριτος (charitos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5485: From chairo; graciousness, of manner or act.

with
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

confidence,
παρρησίας (parrēsias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3954: From pas and a derivative of rheo; all out-spokenness, i.e. Frankness, bluntness, publicity; by implication, assurance.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

we may receive
λάβωμεν (labōmen)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

mercy
ἔλεος (eleos)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1656: Pity, mercy, compassion. Of uncertain affinity; compassion.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

find
εὕρωμεν (heurōmen)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

grace
χάριν (charin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5485: From chairo; graciousness, of manner or act.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

help [us]
βοήθειαν (boētheian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 996: From boethos; aid; specially, a rope or chain for frapping a vessel.

in [our] time of need.
εὔκαιρον (eukairon)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2121: Opportune, timely, suitable; perhaps sometimes: holiday, festival. From eu and kairos; well-timed, i.e. Opportune.
(16) Obtain mercy.--The real meaning is, receive compassion (Hebrews 2:17) in our weakness and trials. The thought of obtaining mercy for guilt is not in these words, taken by themselves; but "grace" meets every need. If the last verse brought evidence that our High Priest has perfect knowledge of the help required, this gives the assurance that the help shall be given as needed, and in the time of need.

Verse 16. - Let us therefore come boldly (literally, with boldness) unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.



4:11-16 Observe the end proposed: rest spiritual and eternal; the rest of grace here, and glory hereafter; in Christ on earth, with Christ in heaven. After due and diligent labour, sweet and satisfying rest shall follow; and labour now, will make that rest more pleasant when it comes. Let us labour, and quicken each other to be diligent in duty. The Holy Scriptures are the word of God. When God sets it home by his Spirit, it convinces powerfully, converts powerfully, and comforts powerfully. It makes a soul that has long been proud, to be humble; and a perverse spirit, to be meek and obedient. Sinful habits, that are become as it were natural to the soul, and rooted deeply in it, are separated and cut off by this sword. It will discover to men their thoughts and purposes, the vileness of many, the bad principles they are moved by, the sinful ends they act to. The word will show the sinner all that is in his heart. Let us hold fast the doctrines of Christian faith in our heads, its enlivening principles in our hearts, the open profession of it in our lips, and be subject to it in our lives. Christ executed one part of his priesthood on earth, in dying for us; the other he executes in heaven, pleading the cause, and presenting the offerings of his people. In the sight of Infinite Wisdom, it was needful that the Saviour of men should be one who has the fellow-feeling which no being but a fellow-creature could possibly have; and therefore it was necessary he should actual experience of all the effects of sin that could be separated from its actual guilt. God sent his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, Ro 8:3; but the more holy and pure he was, the more he must have been unwilling in his nature to sin, and must have had deeper impression of its evil; consequently the more must he be concerned to deliver his people from its guilt and power. We should encourage ourselves by the excellence of our High Priest, to come boldly to the throne of grace. Mercy and grace are the things we want; mercy to pardon all our sins, and grace to purify our souls. Besides our daily dependence upon God for present supplies, there are seasons for which we should provide in our prayers; times of temptation, either by adversity or prosperity, and especially our dying time. We are to come with reverence and godly fear, yet not as if dragged to the seat of justice, but as kindly invited to the mercy-seat, where grace reigns. We have boldness to enter into the holiest only by the blood of Jesus; he is our Advocate, and has purchased all our souls want or can desire.
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