The priest's office (thn ierateian). LXX and Koin word from iereu, in N.T. only here and Luke 1:9 . To take tithes (apodekatoin). Present active infinitive (in -oin, not -oun, as the best MSS. give it) of apodekatow a LXX word (apo, dekatow), to take a tenth from (apo). Brethren (adelpou). Accusative case in apposition with laon (people) unaffected by the explanatory phrase tout estin (that is). Though come out (kaiper exelhluqota). Concessive participle (cf. Luke 5:8 ) with kaiper (perfect active of exercomai).