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Hebrews 7:4

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

Read Hebrews 7:4 Using Other Translations

Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
See how great this man was to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth of the spoils!
Consider then how great this Melchizedek was. Even Abraham, the great patriarch of Israel, recognized this by giving him a tenth of what he had taken in battle.

What does Hebrews 7:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Hebrews 7:4

Now consider how great this man was
Melchizedek, of whom so many great and wonderful things are said in the preceding verses: and as follows,

unto whom the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils;
of Abraham's giving tithes to him, (See Gill on Hebrews 7:2) and Melchizedek's greatness is aggravated, not only from this act of Abraham's, but from Abraham's being a "patriarch", who did it; he was the patriarch of patriarchs, as the sons of Jacob are called, ( Acts 7:8 Acts 7:9 ) he is the patriarch of the whole Jewish nation, and of many nations, and of all believers, the friend of God, and heir of the world; how great then must Melchizedek be, to whom he paid tithes? and how much greater must Christ, the antitype of Melchizedek, be?

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