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One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham,
King James Bible
And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
American Standard Version
And, so to say, through Abraham even Levi, who receiveth tithes, hath paid tithes;
Young's Literal Translation
and so to speak, through Abraham even Levi who is receiving tithes, hath paid tithes,
Hebrews 7:9 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And as I may so say - Και ὡς επος ειπειν· And so to speak a word. This form of speech, which is very frequent among the purest Greek writers, is generally used to soften some harsh expression, or to limit the meaning when the proposition might otherwise appear to be too general. It answers fully to our so to speak - as one would say - I had almost said - in a certain sense. Many examples of its use by Aristotle, Philo, Lucian, Josephus, Demosthenes, Aeschines, and Plutarch, may be seen in Raphelius and Kypke.
Payed tithes in Abraham - The Levites, who were descendants of Abraham, paid tithes to Melchisedec δια through, Abraham, their progenitor and representative.
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Hebrews 7:4 Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
Genesis 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which has delivered your enemies into your hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
Romans 5:12 Why, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed on all men, for that all have sinned:
Hebrews 7:9 Parallel CommentariesAbraham Levi Paid Part Pay Payed Pays Received Receives Receiveth Receiving Right Speak Tenth TithesAbraham Levi Paid Part Pay Payed Pays Received Receives Receiveth Receiving Right Speak Tenth TithesTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Deuteronomy 26:12 When you have finished setting aside a tenth of all your produce in the third year, the year of the tithe, you shall give it to the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied.
Matthew 7:8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Hebrews 7:8 In the one case, the tenth is collected by people who die; but in the other case, by him who is declared to be living.
Hebrews 7:10 because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor.