Hebrews 7:2
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English Standard Version
and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace.

King James Bible
To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;

American Standard Version
to whom also Abraham divided a tenth part of all (being first, by interpretation, King of righteousness, and then also King of Salem, which is King of peace;

Douay-Rheims Bible
To whom also Abraham divided the tithes of all: who first indeed by interpretation, is king of justice: and then also king of Salem, that is, king of peace:

English Revised Version
to whom also Abraham divided a tenth part of all (being first, by interpretation, King of righteousness, and then also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;

Webster's Bible Translation
To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;

Weymouth New Testament
to whom also Abraham presented a tenth part of all--being first, as his name signifies, King of righteousness, and secondly King of Salem, that is, King of peace:

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Vincent's Word Studies

First being by interpretation King of righteousness (πρῶτον μὲν ἑρμηνευόμενος βασιλεὺς δικαιοσύνης)

The first designation is the literal interpretation of the Hebrew name. Being interpreted belongs only to this designation. So Joseph Ant. 1:10, 2: σημαίνει δε τοῦτο βασιλεὺς δίκαιος "and this (the name Melchisedec) signifies righteous king."

And after that also (ἔπειτα δὲ καὶ)

Then follows a designation derived from his character, king of peace. Supply being; not being interpreted.

Salem

Commonly regarded as the site of Jerusalem. It has also been supposed to represent Σαλείμ Salim, mentioned in John 3:23. Jerome says that the place retained that name in his day, and that the ruins of Melchisedec's palace were shown there. The ancient name of Jerusalem was Jebus. Others, again, suppose that Salem is not the name of a place, but is merely the appellation of Melchisedec. The passage in Genesis, however, points to a place, and the writer might naturally have desired to indicate the typical meaning of the city over which Melchisedec reigned.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a tenth.

Genesis 28:22 And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house...

Leviticus 27:32 And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock, even of whatever passes under the rod, the tenth shall be holy to the LORD.

Numbers 18:21 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve...

1 Samuel 8:15,17 And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants...

King of righteousness.

2 Samuel 8:15 And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice to all his people.

2 Samuel 23:3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

1 Kings 4:24,25 For he had dominion over all the region on this side the river, from Tiphsah even to Azzah, over all the kings on this side the river...

1 Chronicles 22:9 Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about...

Psalm 45:4-7 And in your majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness...

Psalm 72:1-3,7 Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king's son...

Psalm 85:10,11 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other...

Isaiah 9:6,7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful...

Isaiah 32:1,2 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment...

Isaiah 45:22-25 Look to me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else...

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper...

Jeremiah 33:15,16 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up to David...

Micah 5:5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces...

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Romans 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believes in Jesus.

Romans 5:1,2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ...

Ephesians 2:14-18 For he is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of partition between us...

Cross References
Matthew 1:23
"Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel" (which means, God with us).

Hebrews 7:1
For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,

Hebrews 7:3
He is without father or mother or genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever.

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