Parallel Verses

Amplified

He is able to exercise gentleness and forbearance toward the ignorant and erring, since he himself also is liable to moral weakness and physical infirmity.

New American Standard Bible

he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness;

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is also subject to weakness.

International Standard Version

He can deal gently with people who are ignorant and easily deceived, since he himself is subject to weakness.

A Conservative Version

Who can be gentle to those who are ignorant and led astray, since he himself is also encompassed with weakness.

American Standard Version

who can bear gently with the ignorant and erring, for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity;

An Understandable Version

He is able to gently put up with ignorant and wayward people because he himself is subject to [the same spiritual] weaknesses.

Anderson New Testament

being able to have compassion on the ignorant and erring, because he himself is beset with infirmity:

Bible in Basic English

He is able to have feeling for those who have no knowledge and for those who are wandering from the true way, because he himself is feeble;

Common New Testament

He can deal gently with those who are ignorant and going astray, since he himself is beset with weakness.

Daniel Mace New Testament

he might have the greater compassion for those who sin through ignorance or mistake. and for the same reason

Darby Translation

being able to exercise forbearance towards the ignorant and erring, since he himself also is clothed with infirmity;

Godbey New Testament

being able to sympathize with the ignorant and erring, since himself is also compassed about with infirmity;

Goodspeed New Testament

He can sympathize with the ignorant and misguided because he is himself subject to weakness,

John Wesley New Testament

Who can have compassion on the ignorant and the wandering, seeing he himself also is compassed with infirmity,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

who can have compassion on the ignorant and on those that are in error; for he himself is also compassed with weakness.

Julia Smith Translation

Being able to moderate the passions to the ignorant, and deceived; since he also is surrounded with weakness.

King James 2000

Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are wayward; for he himself also is beset with weakness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

being able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and led astray, since he himself also is surrounded by weakness,

Modern King James verseion

who can have compassion on the ignorant and on those who are out of the way. For he himself also is compassed with weakness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

which can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the high way, because that he himself also is compassed with infirmity:

Moffatt New Testament

can deal gently with those who err through ignorance, since he himself is beset with weakness ??3 which obliges him to present offerings for his own sins as well as for those of the People.

Montgomery New Testament

He is able to deal gently with the ignorant and erring, since he himself also is encompassed with moral weakness,

NET Bible

He is able to deal compassionately with those who are ignorant and erring, since he also is subject to weakness,

New Heart English Bible

The high priest can deal gently with those who are ignorant and going astray, because he himself is also surrounded with weakness.

Noyes New Testament

being able to be forbearing toward the ignorant and the erring, since he himself also is compassed with infirmity;

Sawyer New Testament

being able to deal gently with the ignorant and erring, since he is himself encompassed with infirmity,

The Emphasized Bible

Able, to have a measure of feeling, for the ignorant and erring, - since, he also, is compassed with weakness;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

being able to feel tenderly for the ignorant and erroneous; forasmuch as he is himself encompassed with infirmity.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And he is able to sympathize with the ignorant and deluded, since he is himself subject to weakness,

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

and must be one who is able to bear patiently with the ignorant and erring, because he himself also is beset with infirmity.

Williams New Testament

Such a one is capable of dealing tenderly with the ignorant and erring ones, since he himself is subject to weakness,

World English Bible

The high priest can deal gently with those who are ignorant and going astray, because he himself is also surrounded with weakness.

Worrell New Testament

able to bear with the ignorant and erring, since he himself also is encompassed with infirmity;

Worsley New Testament

who can have due compassion on the ignorant and those that are going astray; seeing he himself also is surrounded with infirmity:

Youngs Literal Translation

able to be gentle to those ignorant and going astray, since himself also is compassed with infirmity;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able, may , able,
Usage: 140

μετριοπαθέω 
metriopatheo 
Usage: 1

the ignorant
G50
ἀγνοέω 
Agnoeo 
Usage: 22

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

on
μετριοπαθέω 
metriopatheo 
Usage: 1

them that are out of the way
πλανάω 
Planao 
deceive, err, go astray, seduce, wander, be out of the way
Usage: 25

ἐπεί 
Epei 
Usage: 26

he
περίκειμαι 
Perikeimai 
be hanged, be bound with, be compassed with, be compassed about with Trans
Usage: 2


Usage: 0


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

is compassed with
περίκειμαι 
Perikeimai 
be hanged, be bound with, be compassed with, be compassed about with Trans
Usage: 2

Context Readings

A High Priest Like Melchizedek

1 For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in things relating to God, to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2 He is able to exercise gentleness and forbearance toward the ignorant and erring, since he himself also is liable to moral weakness and physical infirmity. 3 And because of this he is obliged to offer sacrifice for his own sins, as well as for those of the people.


Cross References

Hebrews 2:18

For because He Himself [in His humanity] has suffered in being tempted (tested and tried), He is able [immediately] to run to the cry of (assist, relieve) those who are being tempted and tested and tried [and who therefore are being exposed to suffering].

Hebrews 7:28

For the Law sets up men in their weakness [frail, sinful, dying human beings] as high priests, but the word of [God's] oath, which [was spoken later] after the institution of the Law, [chooses and appoints as priest One Whose appointment is complete and permanent], a Son Who has been made perfect forever.

Hebrews 4:15

For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning.

Exodus 32:2-5

So Aaron replied, Take the gold rings from the ears of your wives, your sons, and daughters, and bring them to me.

Exodus 32:8

They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten calf and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, These are your gods, O Israel, that brought you up out of the land of Egypt!

Exodus 32:21-24

And Moses said to Aaron, What did this people do to you, that you have brought so great a sin upon them?

Numbers 12:1-9

Now Miriam and Aaron talked against Moses [their brother] because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite woman.

Numbers 15:22-29

When you have erred and have not observed all these commandments which the Lord has spoken to Moses,

Numbers 20:10-12

And Moses and Aaron assembled the congregation before the rock and Moses said to them, Hear now, you rebels; must we bring you water out of this rock?

Judges 2:17

And yet they did not listen to their judges, for they played the harlot after other gods and bowed down to them. They turned quickly out of the way in which their fathers had walked, who had obeyed the commandments of the Lord, and they did not so.

Isaiah 30:11

Get out of the true way, turn aside out of the path, cease holding up before us the Holy One of Israel.

Luke 22:32

But I have prayed especially for you [Peter], that your [own] faith may not fail; and when you yourself have turned again, strengthen and establish your brethren.

2 Corinthians 11:30

If I must boast, I will boast of the things that [show] my infirmity [of the things by which I am made weak and contemptible in the eyes of my opponents].

2 Corinthians 12:5

Of this same [man's experiences] I will boast, but of myself (personally) I will not boast, except as regards my infirmities (my weaknesses).

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!

Galatians 4:13

On the contrary, you know that it was on account of a bodily ailment that [I remained and] preached the Gospel to you the first time.

1 Timothy 1:13

Though I formerly blasphemed and persecuted and was shamefully and outrageously and aggressively insulting [to Him], nevertheless, I obtained mercy because I had acted out of ignorance in unbelief.

Hebrews 12:13

And cut through and make firm and plain and smooth, straight paths for your feet [yes, make them safe and upright and happy paths that go in the right direction], so that the lame and halting [limbs] may not be put out of joint, but rather may be cured.

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