Hebrews 7:10
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New International Version
because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor.

New Living Translation
For although Levi wasn't born yet, the seed from which he came was in Abraham's body when Melchizedek collected the tithe from him.

English Standard Version
for he was still in the loins of his ancestor when Melchizedek met him.

Berean Study Bible
For when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the loin of his ancestor.

Berean Literal Bible
For he was still in the loin of his father when Melchizedek met him.

New American Standard Bible
for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.

King James Bible
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for he was still within his ancestor when Melchizedek met him.

International Standard Version
because Levi was still inside his ancestor when Melchizedek met him.

NET Bible
For he was still in his ancestor Abraham's loins when Melchizedek met him.

New Heart English Bible
for he was yet in the body of his father when Melchizedek met him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he was yet in the loins of his father when he met Melchizedek.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even though Levi had not yet been born, he was in the body of Abraham when Melchizedek met him.

New American Standard 1977
for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

King James 2000 Bible
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchizedek met him.

American King James Version
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

American Standard Version
for he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchizedek met him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedech met him.

Darby Bible Translation
For he was yet in the loins of his father when Melchisedec met him.

English Revised Version
for he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchizedek met him.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

Weymouth New Testament
for Levi was yet in the loins of his forefather when Melchizedek met Abraham.

World English Bible
for he was yet in the body of his father when Melchizedek met him.

Young's Literal Translation
for he was yet in the loins of the father when Melchisedek met him.
Study Bible
Melchizedek and Abraham
9And so to speak, Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham. 10For when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the loin of his ancestor. 11Now if perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (upon which basis the people received the Law), why was there still a need for another priest to appear—one in the order of Melchizedek and not in the order of Aaron?…
Cross References
Hebrews 5:6
And in another passage God says: "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."

Hebrews 7:9
And so to speak, Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham.

Hebrews 7:11
Now if perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (upon which basis the people received the Law), why was there still a need for another priest to appear--one in the order of Melchizedek and not in the order of Aaron?
Treasury of Scripture

For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

Hebrews 7:5 And truly they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office …

Genesis 35:11 And God said to him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; …

Genesis 46:26 All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of …

1 Kings 8:19 Nevertheless you shall not build the house; but your son that shall …

For he was yet in the loins of his father,.... Abraham; namely, Levi and his whole posterity; which is to be understood seminally, just as all mankind were in the loins of Adam, when he sinned and fell, and so they sinned and fell in him; and so Levi was in Abraham's loins,

when Melchisedec met him; which, as it proves Melchizedek to be greater than Levi, and much more Jesus Christ, who is a priest of his order, which is the grand thing the apostle has in view; so it serves to illustrate several points of doctrine, in which either of the public heads, Adam and Christ, are concerned, with respect to their seed and offspring; such as personal election in Christ, an eternal donation of all blessings of grace to the elect in him, eternal justification in him, the doctrine of original sin, and the saints' crucifixion, burial, resurrection, and session in Christ, and together with him. 10. in the loins of his father—that is, forefather Abraham. Christ did not, in this sense, pay tithes in Abraham, for He never was in the loins of an earthly father [Alford]. Though, in respect to His mother, He was "of the fruit of (David's, and so of) Abraham's loins," yet, being supernaturally, without human father, conceived, as He is above the natural law of birth, so is he above the law of tithes. Only those born in the natural way, and so in sin, being under the curse, needed to pay tithe to the priest, that he might make propitiation for their sin. Not so Christ, who derived only His flesh, not also the taint of the flesh, from Abraham. Bengel remarks, The blessings which Abraham had before meeting Melchisedec were the general promises, and the special one of a natural seed, and so of Levi; but the promises under which Christ was comprehended, and the faith for which Abraham was so commended, followed after Abraham's meeting Melchisedec, and being blessed by him: to which fact. Ge 15:1, "After these things," calls our attention. This explains why Christ, the supernatural seed, is not included as paying tithes through Abraham to Melchisedec.7:4-10 That High Priest who should afterward appear, of whom Melchizedec was a type, must be much superior to the Levitical priests. Observe Abraham's great dignity and happiness; that he had the promises. That man is rich and happy indeed, who has the promises, both of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This honour have all those who receive the Lord Jesus. Let us go forth in our spiritual conflicts, trusting in his word and strength, ascribing our victories to his grace, and desiring to be met and blessed by him in all our ways.
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