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…
Go to-night to poor E who lies under sentence of death. Enter his cell, and tell him you have brought him good news. How eagerly he turns to you and asks, "What?" You reply, "Baron Rothschild is dead, and has left you heir to all his vast wealth." Oh, with what disappointment he turns away! You tell him that in addition to this you are come to give him the highest of earth's honours. He heeds you not. He says, "What is all this to me, when I have to die on Thursday? " You say, "Man, do you turn away from boundless wealth, from broad acres, from glittering gems and jewels? What do you want?" And with eager, bloodshot eyes, he turns to you, and hisses from his clenched teeth, "Pardon! Give me that and I'll bless you: without that, all the rest is but mockery."
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.