1ForthisMelchisedec,king of Salem,priest of the most highGod,whometAbrahamreturningfrom the slaughter of the kings,andblessedhim;2
To whomalsoAbrahamgave a tenth partofall;firstbeing by interpretationKing of righteousness,and after thatalsoKing of Salem, which is , King of peace;3
Without father, without mother, without descent,ahavingneitherbeginning of days,norend of life;but made like unto the Son of God;abideth a priestcontinually .
4Nowconsider how great this man was, unto whomeven the patriarchAbrahamgave the tenthof the spoils.5Andverily they that are of the sons of Levi,whoreceive the office of the priesthood,have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is , of theirbrethren,though they come out of the loins of Abraham:6But he whose descent isnotcountedfromthem received tithes of Abraham,andblessed him that had the promises.7Andwithoutallcontradiction the less is blessedof the better.8Andheremen that diereceivetithes;butthere he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessedthat he liveth .
9Andas I may so say , Levialso,whoreceivethtithes, payed tithesinAbraham.10For he wasyetin the loins of his father,whenMelchisedecmethim.