Hebrews 7:1-10 ESV

The Priestly Order of Melchizedek

1 For this 1Melchizedek, king of 2Salem, priest of 3the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,

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2 and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace.
3 He is without father or mother 4or genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever.

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    • 179 7:3 - [ver. 6]
      4 See how great this man was to whom Abraham 5the patriarch gave a tenth of the spoils!

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      5 And 6those descendants of Levi who receive the priestly office have a commandment in the law to take tithes from the people, that is, from their brothers,a though these also are descended from Abraham.

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        • m 7:5 - Or brothers and sisters
          6 But this man 7who does not have his descent from them received tithes from Abraham and blessed 8him who had the promises.

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              7 It is beyond dispute that the inferior is blessed by the superior.
              8 In the one case tithes are received by mortal men, but in the other case, by one 9of whom it is testified that 10he lives.

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              9 One might even say that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham,
              10 for he was still in the loins of his ancestor when Melchizedek met him.