for in that he suffered, himself being tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.
Hebrews 2:18 Additional TranslationsClarke'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.
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Hebrews 5:2,7-9 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity...
Matthew 4:1-10 Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil...
Matthew 26:37-39 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy...
Luke 22:53 When I was daily with you in the temple, you stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.
Hebrews 7:25,26 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them...
John 10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like to his glorious body...
2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed...
Jude 1:24 Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
1 Corinthians 10:13 There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful...
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh...
2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust to the day of judgment to be punished:
Revelation 3:10 Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come on all the world...
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