New Living Translation
In addition, we might even say that these Levites--the ones who collect the tithe--paid a tithe to Melchizedek when their ancestor Abraham paid a tithe to him.
King James Bible
And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
Darby Bible Translation
and, so to speak, through Abraham, Levi also, who received tithes, has been made to pay tithes.
World English Bible
We can say that through Abraham even Levi, who receives tithes, has paid tithes,
Young's Literal Translation
and so to speak, through Abraham even Levi who is receiving tithes, hath paid tithes,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:9 And even Levi, who received tithes - Not in person, but in his successors, as it were, paid tithes - In the person of Abraham.
LibraryChrist Our High Priest.
"Now, if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it hath the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should arise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be reckoned after the order of Aaron? For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. For he of whom these things are said belongeth to another tribe, from which no man hath given attendance at the altar. For it is evident that our Lord hath sprung …
Frank G. Allen—Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel
The Great High Priest
Christ a Complete Saviour:
"Every third year you must offer a special tithe of your crops. In this year of the special tithe you must give your tithes to the Levites, foreigners, orphans, and widows, so that they will have enough to eat in your towns.
For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
The priests who collect tithes are men who die, so Melchizedek is greater than they are, because we are told that he lives on.
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.
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