Hebrews 7:10
Strong's Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

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

Melchizedek
Μελχισέδεκ (Melchisedek)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῇ ()
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

English Revised Version
for he was yet in the loins 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.






Cross References
Hebrews 5:6
As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

Hebrews 7:9
And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.

Hebrews 7:11
If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?

Hebrews 1:1
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

Hebrews 7:8
And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

Hebrews 7:7
And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.

Hebrews 7:12
For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

Hebrews 7:13
For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.
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