Hebrews 7:7
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New International Version
And without doubt the lesser is blessed by the greater.

New Living Translation
And without question, the person who has the power to give a blessing is greater than the one who is blessed.

English Standard Version
It is beyond dispute that the inferior is blessed by the superior.

Berean Study Bible
And indisputably, the lesser is blessed by the greater.

Berean Literal Bible
And apart from all dispute, the inferior is blessed by the superior.

New American Standard Bible
But without any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater.

King James Bible
And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Without a doubt, the inferior is blessed by the superior.

International Standard Version
It is beyond dispute that the less important person is blessed by the more important person.

NET Bible
Now without dispute the inferior is blessed by the superior,

New Heart English Bible
But without any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But without dispute, he who is lesser is blessed by him who is greater than he.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
No one can deny that the more important person blesses the less important person.

New American Standard 1977
But without any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And without any contradiction the less is blessed of the better.

King James 2000 Bible
And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.

American King James Version
And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.

American Standard Version
But without any dispute the less is blessed of the better.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And without all contradiction, that which is less, is blessed by the better.

Darby Bible Translation
But beyond all gainsaying, the inferior is blessed by the better.

English Revised Version
But without any dispute the less is blessed of the better.

Webster's Bible Translation
And without all contradiction the less is blessed by the better.

Weymouth New Testament
And beyond all dispute it is always the inferior who is blessed by the superior.

World English Bible
But without any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater.

Young's Literal Translation
and apart from all controversy, the less by the better is blessed --
Study Bible
Melchizedek and 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. 8In the case of the Levites, mortal men collect the tenth; but in the case of Melchizedek, it is affirmed that he lives on.…
Cross References
Hebrews 7:6
But Melchizedek, who did not trace his descent from Levi, collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises.

Hebrews 7:8
In the case of the Levites, mortal men collect the tenth; but in the case of Melchizedek, it is affirmed that he lives on.
Treasury of Scripture

And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.

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1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was …

the less.

Hebrews 11:20,21 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come…

Genesis 27:20-40 And Isaac said to his son, How is it that you have found it so quickly, …

Genesis 28:1-4 And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said …

Genesis 47:7-10 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: …

Genesis 48:15-20 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham …

Genesis 49:28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their …

Numbers 6:23-27 Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, On this wise you shall bless …

Deuteronomy 32:1 Give ear, O you heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the …

2 Samuel 6:20 Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter …

1 Kings 8:55 And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud …

2 Chronicles 30:27 Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and their …

Luke 24:50,51 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, …

2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the …

(7) And without all contradiction.--Better, but without any dispute. Two parts of the argument are specified in this verse and Hebrews 7:6. Melchizedek has blessed Abraham; but certainly (in every such act of blessing as is here contemplated) it is the less that is blessed by the greater. The conclusion, that Melchizedek in this act appears as Abraham's superior, it did not seem necessary to express.

And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the greater. 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. 7. The principle that the blesser is superior to him whom he blesses, holds good only in a blessing given with divine authority; not merely a prayerful wish, but one that is divinely efficient in working its purport, as that of the patriarchs on their children: so Christ's blessing, Lu 24:51; Ac 3:26.7:4-10 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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