New American Standard Bible
But the one whose genealogy is not traced from them collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed the one who had the promises.
King James Bible
But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
Darby Bible Translation
but he who has no genealogy from them has tithed Abraham, and blessed him who had the promises.
World English Bible
but he whose genealogy is not counted from them has accepted tithes from Abraham, and has blessed him who has the promises.
Young's Literal Translation
and he who was not reckoned by genealogy of them, received tithes from Abraham, and him having the promises he hath blessed,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But he whose descent is not counted from them - Melchizedek. The word "descent" is "pedigree" in the margin. The meaning is, that he was not "in the same genealogy" - μὴ γενεαλογούμενος mē genealogoumenos - he was not of the order of Levitical priests. That Melchizedek is meant there can be no doubt; at the same time, also, the thought is presented with prominence on which Paul so much insists, that he was of a different order from the Levitical priesthood.
And blessed him - Blessed him as a priest of God; blessed him in such a manner as to imply acknowledged superiority; see Hebrews 7:1.
That had the promises - The promise that he should have a numerous posterity; that in him all the nations of the earth should be blessed; see Hebrews 6:12-16.
LibraryPriest and victim
"He offered up himself."--Hebrews 7:27. I DO NOT KNOW when I have ever felt a more decided conflict of emotions in my own heart than I do just now. Happy is the man who has such a message as that in my text to deliver to his fellow-men; but burdened is the man who feels that the message is far too great for his lips, or, indeed, for any human tongue to convey. To be allowed to announce to men that our Lord Jesus Christ "offered up himself" on their behalf is, indeed, an errand which angels might …
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For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith.
For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham as he was returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, he remains a priest perpetually.
But without any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater.
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