Hebrews 7:4-10 NIV

4 Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch1 Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder!2

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5 Now the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people3--that is, their brothers--even though their brothers are descended from Abraham.

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6 This man, however, did not trace his descent from Levi, yet he collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed4 him who had the promises.5

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7 And without doubt the lesser person is blessed by the greater.
8 In the one case, the tenth is collected by men who die; but in the other case, by him who is declared to be living.6

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9 One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham,
10 because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor.