New International Version
because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor.
King James Bible
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
Darby Bible Translation
For he was yet in the loins of his father when Melchisedec met him.
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.
Hebrews 7:10 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For he was yet in the loins of his father - That is, Levi was seminally included in Abraham, his forefather.
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And he says in another place, "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."
One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham,
If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood--and indeed the law given to the people established that priesthood--why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron?
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