For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are…
During the cotton famine I went to many a man in need, and said, "Why don't you go to the committee and get what you require?" and the reply was, "I can't, I have never asked for help in my life. It has been my joy to give and not to get. If I were to try to speak for myself I should be choked; I can't do it, I'll starve first." And I have said, "I don't want you to speak; I only want you to come, I will do all the talking." And at the appointed time he has come and I have said, "This is the person of whom I spoke"; and they at once relieved his wants, and sent him home rejoicing. And so, poor sinner, it shall be with thee. Thou art saying, "I am such a guilty wretch. My sins have been so many, and so aggravated that I dare not speak to God"; and I point to One who " ever liveth to make intercession" for thee, and who is waiting this moment to plead for thee.
Parallel VersesKJV: For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.