Hebrews 7:6
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New International Version
This man, however, did not trace his descent from Levi, yet he collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises.

New Living Translation
But Melchizedek, who was not a descendant of Levi, collected a tenth from Abraham. And Melchizedek placed a blessing upon Abraham, the one who had already received the promises of God.

English Standard Version
But this man who does not have his descent from them received tithes from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises.

Berean Study Bible
But Melchizedek, who did not trace his descent from Levi, collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises.

Berean Literal Bible
But the one not tracing his ancestry from them has collected a tenth from Abraham and has blessed the one having the promises.

New American Standard Bible
But the one whose genealogy is not traced from them collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed the one who had the promises.

King James Bible
But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But one without this lineage collected tenths from Abraham and blessed the one who had the promises.

International Standard Version
But this man, whose descent is not traced from them, collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed the man who had received the promises.

NET Bible
But Melchizedek who does not share their ancestry collected a tithe from Abraham and blessed the one who possessed the promise.

New Heart English Bible
but he whose genealogy is not counted from them has accepted tithes from Abraham, and has blessed him who has the promises.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But This Man who is not written in their genealogies received the tithe from Abraham and blessed him who had received The Promise.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Although Melchizedek was not from the tribe of Levi, he received a tenth of everything from Abraham. Then Melchizedek blessed Abraham, who had God's promises.

New American Standard 1977
But the one whose genealogy is not traced from them collected a tenth from Abraham, and blessed the one who had the promises.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but he whose descent is not counted in those took tithes from Abraham and blessed him that had the promises.

King James 2000 Bible
But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

American King James Version
But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

American Standard Version
but he whose genealogy is not counted from them hath taken tithes of Abraham, and hath blessed him that hath the promises.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he, whose pedigree is not numbered among them, received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

Darby Bible Translation
but he who has no genealogy from them has tithed Abraham, and blessed him who had the promises.

English Revised Version
but he whose genealogy is not counted from them hath taken tithes of Abraham, and hath blessed him that hath the promises.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes from Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

Weymouth New Testament
But, in this instance, one who does not trace his origin from them takes tithes from Abraham, and pronounces a blessing on him to whom the promises belong.

World English Bible
but he whose genealogy is not counted from them has accepted tithes from Abraham, and has blessed him who has the promises.

Young's Literal Translation
and he who was not reckoned by genealogy of them, received tithes from Abraham, and him having the promises he hath blessed,
Study Bible
Melchizedek and Abraham
5Now the Law commands the sons of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people (that is, their brothers), even though they are descended from Abraham. 6But Melchizedek, who did not trace his descent from Levi, collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises. 7And indisputably, the lesser is blessed by the greater.…
Cross References
Romans 4:13
For the promise that Abraham would be heir of the world was not made to him and his descendants through the Law, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.

Hebrews 7:1
This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,

Hebrews 7:3
Without father or mother or genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, like the Son of God, he remains a priest for all time.

Hebrews 7:7
And indisputably, the lesser is blessed by the greater.
Treasury of Scripture

But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

descent. Gr. pedigree.

Hebrews 7:3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning …

received.

Hebrews 7:4 Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham …

Genesis 14:19,20 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, …

had.

Hebrews 6:13-15 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no …

Hebrews 11:13,17 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having …

Genesis 12:2,13 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and …

Genesis 13:14-17 And the LORD said to Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, …

Genesis 17:4-8 As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be a father …

Genesis 22:17,18 That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply …

Acts 3:25 You are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God …

Romans 4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not …

Romans 9:4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertains the adoption, and the glory, …

Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said not, …

(6) Whose descent.--Better, whose genealogy (Hebrews 7:3).

Received tithes.--Rather, hath taken tithes of Abraham, and hath blessed him that hath the promises. In Melchizedek we see a man who, though no law gave him pre-eminence, takes tithes of Abraham, and therefore appears in Scripture as holding a position of inherent and acknowledged superiority. This superiority is not dwelt upon, for the same thought will be presented still more strikingly in connection with the blessing (Hebrews 7:8). "Hath taken tithes," "hath blessed:" here, as in many other passages, the writer refers to facts recorded in Scripture not as belonging to the past, but as they now stand before us in the unchanging and ever present word of God.

But he whose descent is not counted from them, &c. That is, Melchizedek, whose genealogy or pedigree is not reckoned from the Levites, nor from any from whom they descend; his lineal descent is not the same with theirs; and so did not receive tithes by any law, as they did, but by virtue of his superiority: received tithes of Abraham; not from the people, or his brethren, but from Abraham, the father of the people of Israel, and of Levi himself:

and blessed him that had the promises; of a Son, and of the Messiah, that should spring from him, in whom all nations should be blessed, and of the land of Canaan, and of the blessings of grace and glory. This shows that Melchizedek had a descent, though it was not known; and that, since his descent was not the same with the Levites, he was a more proper type of Christ, who belonged not to that, but another tribe. 6. he whose descent is not counted from them—not from "the sons of Levi," as those "who receive the priesthood." This verse explains "without descent" (Greek, "genealogy" in both verses, Heb 7:3). He who needs not, as the Levitical priests, to be able to trace his genealogy back to Levi.

received—Greek, "hath received tithes."

blessed—Greek, "hath blessed." The perfect tense implies that the significance of the fact endures to the present time.

him that had—"the possessor of the promises," Abraham's peculiar distinction and designation. Paul exalts Abraham in order still more to exalt Melchisedec. When Christ is the subject, the singular "promise" is used. "The promises" in the plural, refer to God's promise of greatness to himself and his seed, and of the possession of Canaan, twice repeated before the blessing of Melchisedec. As the priests, though above the people (Heb 7:7) whom it was their duty to "bless," were yet subordinate to Abraham; and as Abraham was subordinate to Melchisedec, who blessed him, Melchisedec must be much above the Levitical priests.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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