New International Version
Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
King James Bible
For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
Darby Bible Translation
for, in that himself has suffered, being tempted, he is able to help those that are being tempted.
World English Bible
For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.
Young's Literal Translation
for in that he suffered, himself being tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For in that he himself hath suffered - The maxim on which this verse is founded is the following: A state of suffering disposes persons to be compassionate, and those who endure most afflictions are they who feel most for others. The apostle argues that, among other causes, it was necessary that Jesus Christ should partake of human nature, exposed to trials, persecutions, and various sufferings, that he might the better feel for and be led to succor those who are afflicted and sorely tried. This sentiment is well expressed by a Roman poet: -
Me quoque per multas similis fortuna labores
Jactatam hac demum voluit consistere terra:
Non ignara mali, miseris succurere disco.
Virg. Aen. i., v. 632.
"For I myself like you, have been distress'd,
Till heaven afforded me this place of rest;
Like you, an alien in a land unknown,
I learn to pity woes so like my own."
"There are three things," says Dr. Owen, "of which tempted believers do stand in need:
1. Strength to withstand their temptations;
2. Consolations to support their spirits under them;
3. Seasonable deliverance from them.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibrarySeptember 22. "We See not yet all Things Put under Him, but we See Jesus" (Heb. Ii. 8, 9).
"We see not yet all things put under Him, but we see Jesus" (Heb. ii. 8, 9). How true this is to us all! How many things there are that seem to be stronger than we are, but blessed be His name! they are all in subjection under Him, and we see Jesus crowned above them all; and Jesus is our Head, our representative, our other self, and where He is we shall surely be. Therefore when we fail to see anything that God has promised, and that we have claimed in our experience, let us look up and see it realized …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
The Destroyer Destroyed
The Son and the Angels.
The Jordan: the Decisive Start. Matthew 3:13-17. Mark 1:9-1Luke
You are those who have stood by me in my trials.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet he did not sin.
He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness.
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