For since He Himself was tested and has suffered, He is able to help those who are tested.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tested in every way as we are, yet without sin.
"When you sin unintentionally and do not obey all these commands that the LORD spoke to Moses--
all that the LORD has commanded you through Moses, from the day the LORD issued the commands and onward throughout your generations--
and if it was done unintentionally without the community's awareness, the entire community is to prepare one young bull for a burnt offering as a pleasing aroma to the Lord, with its grain offering and drink offering according to the regulation, and one male goat as a sin offering.
The priest must then make atonement for the entire Israelite community so that they may be forgiven, for the sin was unintentional. They are to bring their offering, one made by fire to the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD for their unintentional sin.
The entire Israelite community and the foreigner who resides among them will be forgiven, since it happened to all the people unintentionally.
"If one person sins unintentionally, he is to present a year-old female goat as a sin offering.
The priest must then make atonement before the LORD on behalf of the person who acts in error sinning unintentionally, and when he makes atonement for him, he will be forgiven.
You are to have the same law for the person who acts in error, whether he is an Israelite or a foreigner who lives among you.
one who was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an arrogant man. Since it was out of ignorance that I had acted in unbelief, I received mercy,
and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but healed instead.
They have quickly turned from the way I commanded them; they have made for themselves an image of a calf. They have bowed down to it, sacrificed to it, and said, 'Israel, this is your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.'"
but they did not listen to their judges. Instead, they prostituted themselves with other gods, bowing down to them. They quickly turned from the way of their fathers, who had walked in obedience to the LORD's commands. They did not do as their fathers did.
Get out of the way! Leave the pathway. Rid us of the Holy One of Israel."
For the law appoints as high priests men who are weak, but the promise of the oath, which came after the law, [appoints] a Son, who has been perfected forever.
Then Aaron replied to them, "Take off the gold rings that are on the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters and bring [them] to me."
So all the people took off the gold rings that were on their ears and brought [them] to Aaron.
He took [the gold] from their hands, fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made it into an image of a calf. Then they said, "Israel, this is your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!"
When Aaron saw [this], he built an altar before it; then he made an announcement: "There will be a festival to the LORD tomorrow."
Then Moses asked Aaron, "What did this people do to you that you have led them into [such] a grave sin?"
"Don't be enraged, my lord," Aaron replied. "You yourself know that the people are [intent] on evil.
They said to me, 'Make us a god who will go before us because this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt-- we don't know what has happened to him!'
So I said to them, 'Whoever has gold, take it off,' and they gave [it] to me. When I threw it into the fire, out came this calf!"
Miriam and Aaron criticized Moses because of the Cushite woman he married (for he had married a Cushite woman).
They said, "Does the LORD speak only through Moses? Does He not also speak through us?" And the LORD heard [it].
Moses was a very humble man, more so than any man on the face of the earth.
Suddenly the LORD said to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, "You three come out to the tent of meeting." So the three of them went out.
Then the LORD descended in a pillar of cloud, stood at the entrance to the tent, and summoned Aaron and Miriam. When the two of them came forward,
He said: "Listen to what I say: If there is a prophet among you from the LORD, I make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak with him in a dream.
Not so with My servant Moses; he is faithful in all My household.
I speak with him directly, openly, and not in riddles; he sees the form of the LORD. So why were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?"
The Lord's anger burned against them, and He left.
Moses and Aaron summoned the assembly in front of the rock, and Moses said to them, "Listen, you rebels! Must we bring water out of this rock for you?"
Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with his staff, so that a great amount of water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.
But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you did not trust Me to show My holiness in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this assembly into the land I have given them."
But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers."
If boasting is necessary, I will boast about my weaknesses.
I will boast about this person, but not about myself, except of my weaknesses.
But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may reside in me.
So because of Christ, I am pleased in weaknesses, in insults, in catastrophes, in persecutions, and in pressures. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
you know that previously I preached the gospel to you in physical weakness,