Hebrews 2:18
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New International Version
Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

New Living Translation
Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.

English Standard Version
For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

New American Standard Bible
For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.

King James Bible
For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For since He Himself was tested and has suffered, He is able to help those who are tested.

International Standard Version
Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

NET Bible
For since he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For in this, because he has suffered and was tempted, he can help those who are tempted.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Because Jesus experienced temptation when he suffered, he is able to help others when they are tempted.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For in that he himself has suffered and was tempted, he is also powerful to help those that are tempted.

King James 2000 Bible
For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to help them that are tempted.

American King James Version
For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted.

American Standard Version
For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For in that, wherein he himself hath suffered and been tempted, he is able to succour them also that are tempted.

Darby Bible Translation
for, in that himself has suffered, being tempted, he is able to help those that are being tempted.

English Revised Version
For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

Webster's Bible Translation
For in that he himself hath suffered, being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted.

Weymouth New Testament
For inasmuch as He has Himself felt the pain of temptation and trial, He is also able instantly to help those who are tempted and tried.

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.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:14-18 The angels fell, and remained without hope or help. Christ never designed to be the Saviour of the fallen angels, therefore he did not take their nature; and the nature of angels could not be an atoning sacrifice for the sin of man. Here is a price paid, enough for all, and suitable to all, for it was in our nature. Here the wonderful love of God appeared, that, when Christ knew what he must suffer in our nature, and how he must die in it, yet he readily took it upon him. And this atonement made way for his people's deliverance from Satan's bondage, and for the pardon of their sins through faith. Let those who dread death, and strive to get the better of their terrors, no longer attempt to outbrave or to stifle them, no longer grow careless or wicked through despair. Let them not expect help from the world, or human devices; but let them seek pardon, peace, grace, and a lively hope of heaven, by faith in Him who died and rose again, that thus they may rise above the fear of death. The remembrance of his own sorrows and temptations, makes Christ mindful of the trials of his people, and ready to help them. He is ready and willing to succour those who are tempted, and seek him. He became man, and was tempted, that he might be every way qualified to succour his people, seeing that he had passed through the same temptations himself, but continued perfectly free from sin. Then let not the afflicted and tempted despond, or give place to Satan, as if temptations made it wrong for them to come to the Lord in prayer. Not soul ever perished under temptation, that cried unto the Lord from real alarm at its danger, with faith and expectation of relief. This is our duty upon our first being surprised by temptations, and would stop their progress, which is our wisdom.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - Such power of sympathy Christ, by undergoing human sulk. ring and temptation, acquired. For in that (or, wherein) he hath suffered himself being tempted (or having been himself tempted in that wherein he hath suffered), he is able to succor them that are tempted.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted,.... By Satan, at his entrance on his public ministry, and a little before his death; which was done, not by stirring up sin in him, for he had none, nor by putting any into him, which could not be done, nor could Satan get any advantage over him; he solicited him one thing and another, but in vain; though these temptations were very troublesome, and disagreeable, and abhorrent to the pure and holy nature of Christ, and so must be reckoned among his sufferings, or things by which he suffered: and as afflictions are sometimes called temptations, in this sense also Christ suffered, being tempted, with outward poverty and meanness, with slight and neglect from his own relations, and with a general contempt and reproach among men: he was often tempted by the Jews with ensnaring questions; he was deserted by his followers, by his own disciples, yea, by his God and Father; all which were great trials to him, and must be accounted as sufferings: and he also endured great pains of body, and anguish of mind, and at last death itself. And so

he is able to succour them that are tempted; as all the saints, more or less, are, both with Satan's temptations, and with afflictions in the world, which God suffers to befall them, on various accounts; partly on his own account, to show his grace, power, and faithfulness in supporting under them, and in delivering out of them; and partly on his Son's account, that they might be like unto him, and he may have an opportunity of succouring them, and sympathizing with them; and also on their own account, to humble them, to try their faith, to excite them to prayer and watchfulness, and to keep them dependent on the power and grace of God: and these Christ succours, by having and showing a fellow feeling with them; by praying for them; by supporting them under temptations; by rebuking the tempter, and delivering out of them: and all this he is able to do; he must be able to succour them as he is God; and his conquering Satan is a convincing evidence to the saints of his ability; but here it intends his qualification, and fitness, and readiness to help in such circumstances, from the experience he himself has had of these things.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

18. For—explanation of how His being made like His brethren in all things has made Him a merciful and faithful High Priest for us (Heb 2:17).

in that—rather as Greek, "wherein He suffered Himself; having been tempted, He is able to succor them that are being tempted" in the same temptation; and as "He was tempted (tried and afflicted) in all points," He is able (by the power of sympathy) to succor us in all possible temptations and trials incidental to man (Heb 4:16; 5:2). He is the antitypical Solomon, having for every grain of Abraham's seed (which were to be as the sand for number), "largeness of heart even as the sand that is on the seashore" (1Ki 4:29). "Not only as God He knows our trials, but also as man He knows them by experimental feeling."

Hebrews 2:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Made Like His Brothers
17Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.
Cross References
Luke 22:28
You are those who have stood by me in my trials.

Hebrews 4:15
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.

Hebrews 5:2
He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness.
Treasury of Scripture

For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted.

suffered.

Hebrews 4:15,16 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling …

Hebrews 5:2,7-9 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out …

Matthew 4:1-10 Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted …

Matthew 26:37-39 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began …

Luke 22:53 When I was daily with you in the temple, you stretched forth no hands …

he is.

Hebrews 7:25,26 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God …

John 10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is …

Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like to …

2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am …

Jude 1:24 Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present …

them.

1 Corinthians 10:13 There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but …

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance …

2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to …

Revelation 3:10 Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you …

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