17 Therefore, in all things He had (A)to be made like His brethren, that He might be (B)a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 (C)For in that He Himself has suffered, being [a]tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.

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  1. Hebrews 2:18 tested

17 Therefore, it was necessary for him to be made in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters,[a] so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. Then he could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people. 18 Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.

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  1. 2:17 Greek like the brothers.

17 Therefore, it was essential that He had to be made like His brothers (mankind) in every respect, so that He might [by experience] become a merciful and faithful High Priest in things related to God, to make atonement (propitiation) for the people’s sins [thereby wiping away the sin, satisfying divine justice, and providing a way of reconciliation between God and mankind]. 18 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.

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17 For this reason he had to be made like them,[a](A) fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful(B) and faithful high priest(C) in service to God,(D) and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.(E) 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.(F)

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  1. Hebrews 2:17 Or like his brothers

17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

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

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