Hebrews 7:4
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English Standard Version
See how great this man was to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth of the spoils!

King James Bible
Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.

American Standard Version
Now consider how great this man was, unto whom Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth out of the chief spoils.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now consider how great this man is, to whom also Abraham the patriarch gave tithes out of the principal things.

English Revised Version
Now consider how great this man was, unto whom Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth out of the chief spoils.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.

Weymouth New Testament
Now think how great this priest-king must have been to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth part of the best of the spoil.

Hebrews 7:4 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The superiority of the Melchisedec priesthood to the Levitical.

Consider (θεωρεῖτε)

Only here in Hebrews and oP. Except this passage, confined to the Synoptic Gospels, Acts, and Johannine writings. See on Luke 10:18; see on John 1:18.

How great (πηλίκος)

Only here and Galatians 6:11.

The patriarch (ὁ πατριάρχης)

Only here and in Acts.

The tenth (δεκάτην)

Properly an adjective, but used as a noun for tithe. Only in Hebrews, as is the kindred verb δεκατοῦν to impose or take tithes. Ἀποδεκατοῖν to exact tithes, Hebrews 7:5. Comp. Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42.

Of the spoils (ἐκ τῶν ἀκροθινίων)

The noun N.T.o , from ἅρκον topmost point, and θίς a heap. The top of the pile: the "pick" of the spoil.

Hebrews 7:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the patriarch.

Acts 2:29 Men and brothers, let me freely speak to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried...

Acts 7:8,9 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob...

Abraham.

Genesis 12:2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing:

Genesis 17:5,6 Neither shall your name any more be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made you...

Romans 4:11-13,17,18 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised...

Galatians 3:28,29 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus...

James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which said, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed to him for righteousness...

gave.

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.

Cross References
Genesis 14:20
and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!" And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.

Acts 2:29
"Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.

Acts 7:8
And he gave him the covenant of circumcision. And so Abraham became the father of Isaac, and circumcised him on the eighth day, and Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob of the twelve patriarchs.

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