Hebrews 4:15

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For wee haue not an high Priest which cannot bee touched with the feeling of our infirmities: but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sinne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as {we are, yet} without sin.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For we have not a high priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but one that hath been in all points tempted like as `we are, yet' without sin.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For we have not a high priest who is not able to be touched by the feelings of our feeble flesh; but we have one who has been tested in all points as we ourselves are tested, but without sin.
- Basic English Bible

For we have not a high priest not able to sympathise with our infirmities, but tempted in all things in like manner, sin apart.
- Darby Bible

For we have not a high priest who cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but who was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
- Webster's Bible

For we have not a High Priest who is unable to feel for us in our weaknesses, but one who was tempted in every respect just as we are tempted, and yet did not sin.
- Weymouth Bible

For we don't have a high priest who can't be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin.
- World English Bible

For we han not a bischop, that may not haue compassioun on oure infirmytees, but was temptid bi alle thingis bi lycnesse, with oute synne.
- Wycliffe Bible

for we have not a chief priest unable to sympathise with our infirmities, but [one] tempted in all things in like manner -- apart from sin;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 4:15


4:15 He sympathizes with us even in our innocent infirmities, wants, weaknesses, miseries, dangers. Yet without sin - And, therefore, is indisputably able to preserve us from it in all our temptations.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 4:15


Heb 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities. A high priest must be in sympathy with those of whom he ministers. Christ, who took upon himself our infirmities, is such a high priest. But was in all points tempted as [we are, yet] without sin. He was tried and tempted as man, but remained sinless.

Discussion for Hebrews 4

  • Bradley Wisterman
    God is quick, strong, and powerful
  • Lara O
    My understanding is that we make wrong choices because of our sinful nature but God alone can discern our thoughts and only him can separate us with his double edge sword in love and with the same sword destroy our adversaries who tempts us to sin against God. We can enter the rest prepared for us if we humble ourselves allowing His spirit to quicken us with discernment to make the right decision
  • BSP
    Verse 13 shows that there is no hidden thought, word, or action to God and that we all must render an account to him.
  • Funke Ogunsola
    I just understood better verse 12 of Heb 4 which says 'for the word of God is quick, and powerful and sharper than any twoedged sword..' Wow! it means God meant what He is saying, and it will come to pass. If you don't rest from sinning; from the works of flesh; from being unbelieving; and eternity catches up with you either by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, or by death, then you are doomed!
  • Loren White
    Ryan: Yes, we DO serve a wonderful God. You said: "...rest from sinning on the 7th day..." I've never heard it expressed like that, thank you.

    "More over, I gave them My Sabbaths to be a SIGN, between Me and them, that they might KNOW that I am the LORD that SANCTIFY them." Ez. 20:12

    Peace my friend!
  • Loren White
    I can see why you left. You said: "Brilliant Ryan" (sarcastically), "smell", "languished", "escaped". You also said: ".... I enjoy Divine Rest every day."

    I've been an SDA all my life, and have always enjoyed "Divine Rest" every day.... And.... the Seventh Day is still Holy to the Lord, set apart, Sanctified, Blessed, Hallowed, Kept by God. Love God my friend...Peace!

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