Hebrews 7:10
New International Version
because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor.

New Living Translation
For although Levi wasn’t born yet, the seed from which he came was in Abraham’s body when Melchizedek collected the tithe from him.

English Standard Version
for he was still in the loins of his ancestor when Melchizedek met him.

Berean Study Bible
For when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the loin of his ancestor.

Berean Literal Bible
For he was still in the loin of his father when Melchizedek met him.

King James Bible
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

New King James Version
for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.

New American Standard Bible
for he was still in the loins of his forefather when Melchizedek met him.

NASB 1995
for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.

NASB 1977
for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.

Amplified Bible
for Levi was still in the loins (unborn) of his forefather [Abraham] when Melchizedek met him (Abraham).

Christian Standard Bible
for he was still within his ancestor when Melchizedek met him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for he was still within his ancestor when Melchizedek met him.

American Standard Version
for he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchizedek met him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he was yet in the loins of his father when he met Melchizedek.

Contemporary English Version
This is because Levi was born later into the family of Abraham, who gave a tenth to Melchizedek.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedech met him.

English Revised Version
for he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchizedek met him.

Good News Translation
For Levi had not yet been born, but was, so to speak, in the body of his ancestor Abraham when Melchizedek met him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even though Levi had not yet been born, he was in the body of Abraham when Melchizedek met him.

International Standard Version
because Levi was still inside his ancestor when Melchizedek met him.

Literal Standard Version
for he was yet in the loins of the father when Melchizedek met him.

NET Bible
For he was still in his ancestor Abraham's loins when Melchizedek met him.

New Heart English Bible
for he was yet in the body of his father when Melchizedek met him.

Weymouth New Testament
for Levi was yet in the loins of his forefather when Melchizedek met Abraham.

World English Bible
for he was yet in the body of his father when Melchizedek met him.

Young's Literal Translation
for he was yet in the loins of the father when Melchisedek met him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Melchizedek and Abraham
9And so to speak, Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham. 10For when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the loin of his ancestor. 11Now if perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (for on this basis the people received the law), why was there still need for another priest to appear—one in the order of Melchizedek and not in the order of Aaron?…

Cross References
Hebrews 5:6
And in another passage God says: "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."

Hebrews 7:9
And so to speak, Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham.

Hebrews 7:11
Now if perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (for on this basis the people received the law), why was there still need for another priest to appear--one in the order of Melchizedek and not in the order of Aaron?


Treasury of Scripture

For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

Hebrews 7:5
And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:

Genesis 35:11
And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;

Genesis 46:26
All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore and six;











Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

when
ὅτε (hote)
Adverb
Strong's 3753: When, at which time. From hos and te; at which too, i.e. When.

Melchizedek
Μελχισέδεκ (Melchisedek)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3198: Melchizedek, king and priest of Salem. Of Hebrew origin; Melchisedek, a patriarch.

met
συνήντησεν (synēntēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4876: To meet, encounter, fall in with. From sun and a derivative of anti; to meet with; figuratively, to occur.

Abraham,
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

[Levi] was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

still
ἔτι (eti)
Adverb
Strong's 2089: (a) of time: still, yet, even now, (b) of degree: even, further, more, in addition. Perhaps akin to etos; 'yet, ' still.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

loin
ὀσφύϊ (osphui)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3751: The loins. Of uncertain affinity; the loin, i.e. The hip; internally procreative power.

of [his]
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

ancestor.
πατρὸς (patros)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.


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