Hebrews 2:18
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.

Berean Study Bible
Because He Himself suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.

Berean Literal Bible
For in that He Himself has suffered, having been tempted, He is able to help those being tempted.

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

New King James Version
For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are 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.

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 1977
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.

Amplified Bible
Because He Himself [in His humanity] has suffered in being tempted, He is able to help and provide immediate assistance to those who are being tempted and exposed to suffering.

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

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
And now that Jesus has suffered and was tempted, he can help anyone else who is 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.

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

Good News Translation
And now he can help those who are tempted, because he himself was tempted and suffered.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
for in that He suffered, Himself being tempted, He is able to help those who are tempted.

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

New Heart English Bible
For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to help those who 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Like His Brothers
17For this reason He had to be made like His brothers in every way, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, in order to make atonement for the sins of the people. 18Because He Himself suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.

Cross References
Luke 22:28
You are the ones who have stood by Me in My trials.

Hebrews 4:15
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who was tempted in every way that we are, yet was without sin.

Hebrews 5:2
He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and misguided, since he himself is beset by 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 of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin…

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…

he is.

Hebrews 7:25,26
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth 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 unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

them.

1 Corinthians 10:13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure…

2 Peter 2:9
The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:









(18) For.--The necessity of being "in all things made like to His brethren" has been shown from the nature of the case; it is now illustrated from the result. The "brethren" and the "people" of Hebrews 2:17 are here "the tempted." Through the temptations arose those sins of the people for which He makes propitiation. In His having been tempted lies His special ability to help the tempted, by His sympathy, by His knowledge of the help that is needed, by the position of High Priest which He has gained through suffering. It is difficult to decide between two translations of the first words of the verse: (1) "In that He Himself," (2) "Wherein He Himself hath suffered being tempted." The former is simpler, but, perhaps, less natural as a rendering of the Greek. The latter may indeed at first seem to set a bound to our Lord's ability to help, but with the recollection of the infinitude of His life (comp. John 21:25) all such limitation disappears.

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.





Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Because
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

He Himself
αὐτὸς (autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

suffered
πέπονθεν (peponthen)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3958: I am acted upon in a certain way, either good or bad; I experience ill treatment, suffer.

when He was tempted,
πειρασθείς (peirastheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3985: To try, tempt, test. From peira; to test, i.e. Endeavor, scrutinize, entice, discipline.

He is able
δύναται (dynatai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

to help
βοηθῆσαι (boēthēsai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 997: To come to the rescue of, come to help, help. From boethos; to aid or relieve.

those who are
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

being tempted.
πειραζομένοις (peirazomenois)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3985: To try, tempt, test. From peira; to test, i.e. Endeavor, scrutinize, entice, discipline.


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