Hebrews 7:7

7 Without a doubt,[a] the inferior is blessed by the superior.

Hebrews 7:7 Meaning and Commentary

Hebrews 7:7

And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the
] This is a self-evident truth, and is undeniable; it admits of no controversy, and cannot be gainsaid, that he that blesseth is greater in that respect than he that is blessed by him; as the priests were greater in their office than the people who were blessed by them; and so Melchizedek, as a priest of the most high God, and as blessing Abraham, was greater than he; and so must be greater than the Levites, who sprung from him; and his priesthood be more excellent than theirs; and consequently Christ, his antitype, and who was of his order, must be greater too; which is the design of the apostle throughout the whole of his reasoning.

Hebrews 7:7 In-Context

5 The sons of Levi who receive the priestly office have a commandment according to the law to collect a tenth from the people-that is, from their brothers-though they have [also] descended from Abraham.
6 But one without this lineage collected tithes from Abraham and blessed the one who had the promises.
7 Without a doubt, the inferior is blessed by the superior.
8 In the one case, men who will die receive tithes; but in the other case, [Scripture] testifies that he lives.
9 And in a sense Levi himself, who receives tithes, has paid tithes through Abraham,

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