New American Standard Bible
in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him.
King James Bible
In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
Darby Bible Translation
in whom we have boldness and access in confidence by the faith of him.
World English Bible
in whom we have boldness and access in confidence through our faith in him.
Young's Literal Translation
in whom we have the freedom and the access in confidence through the faith of him,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
We have boldness - The word used here - παῤῥησίαν parrēsian - means, properly, boldness of speaking; 2 Corinthians 7:4; John 7:26; Acts 4:13, Acts 4:29, Acts 4:31. Here it seems to mean "freedom of utterance;" and the idea is, that we may come to God now in prayer with confidence through the Lord Jesus; see Hebrews 4:16.
And access - see notes Ephesians 2:18.
By the faith of him - By faith in him. The sense is, that we may now come confidently and boldly to the throne of grace for mercy in the name of the Redeemer. Boldness is not rashness; and faith is not presumption; but we may come without hesitating, and with an assurance that our prayers will be heard.
LibrarySixteenth Sunday after Trinity Paul's Care and Prayer for the Church.
Text: Ephesians 3, 13-21. 13. Wherefore I ask that ye may not faint at my tribulations for you, which are your glory. 14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 and that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that ye may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man; 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; to the end that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be strong …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III
The Indwelling Christ
The Love of Christ.
The Holy Spirit Forming Christ Within Us.
even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction;
through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 3:4
Such confidence we have through Christ toward God.
for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.
but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house-- whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.
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.
Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus,
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