Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
For since He Himself suffered when He was tempted, He is [also] able to help those who [suffer when they] are tempted.
For we do not have a head priest who is incapable of sympathizing with our weaknesses, but One [i.e., Jesus] who has been tempted in every way that we have, and yet without sinning.
1 Timothy 1:13
[even] though I had previously spoken against Christ, and persecuted [Christians] and acted outrageously. However, I obtained mercy because I acted out of ignorance, not believing [in Christ].
make straight paths for your feet," so that crippled limbs will not remain [permanently] disabled, but rather will be healed. [Note: The idea here is "remove all barriers to spiritual growth so you can live a faithful life"].
For the law of Moses appoints [morally] weak men to be head priests, but the message of [God's] oath, which came after that law [Note: The quotation from Psa. 110:4 (See verse 21) was written after the law of Moses was given] appointed the Son, who was made perfect [in every way] forever.
But I prayed earnestly for you, that your faith would not fail [to be strong]. And when you have turned back [i.e., from going astray briefly], provide [spiritual] support to your brothers."
2 Corinthians 11:30
If I must boast, I will boast about the things that show my weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:5
I will boast on behalf of this person, but I will not boast about myself [anymore], except about my weaknesses.
But you are aware [I am sure] that when I first came preaching the Gospel [message] to you, I had a physical handicap.