Hebrews 7:8
Strong's Lexicon
In the case [of the Levites],
ὧδε (hōde)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5602: From an adverb form of hode; in this same spot, i.e. Here or hither.

mortal
ἀποθνῄσκοντες (apothnēskontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 599: To be dying, be about to die, wither, decay. From apo and thnesko; to die off.

men
ἄνθρωποι (anthrōpoi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

collect
λαμβάνουσιν (lambanousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

the tenth;
δεκάτας (dekatas)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1181: A tenth part, a tithe. Feminine of dekatos; a tenth, i.e. As a percentage or tithe.

but
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

in the case [of Melchizedek],
ἐκεῖ (ekei)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1563: (a) there, yonder, in that place, (b) thither, there. Of uncertain affinity; there; by extension, thither.

it is affirmed
μαρτυρούμενος (martyroumenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3140: To witness, bear witness, give evidence, testify, give a good report. From martus; to be a witness, i.e. Testify.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

he lives on.
ζῇ ()
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
In the one case, men who will die receive tenths, but in the other case, Scripture testifies that he lives.

New American Standard Bible
In this case mortal men receive tithes, but in that case one [receives them], of whom it is witnessed that he lives on.

King James Bible
And here men that die receive tithes; but there he [receiveth them], of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
In the one case, the tenth is collected by people who die; but in the other case, by him who is declared to be living.

New Living Translation
The priests who collect tithes are men who die, so Melchizedek is greater than they are, because we are told that he lives on.

English Standard Version
In the one case tithes are received by mortal men, but in the other case, by one of whom it is testified that he lives.

New American Standard Bible
In this case mortal men receive tithes, but in that case one receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives on.

King James Bible
And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In the one case, men who will die receive tenths, but in the other case, Scripture testifies that he lives.

International Standard Version
Mortal men collect tithes, but we are informed by Scripture that Melchizedek keeps on living.

NET Bible
and in one case tithes are received by mortal men, while in the other by him who is affirmed to be alive.

American Standard Version
And here men that die receive tithes; but there one, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

English Revised Version
And here men that die receive tithes; but there one, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

Young's Literal Translation
and here, indeed, men who die do receive tithes, and there he, who is testified to that he was living,






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

Hebrews 6:20
Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

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

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

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

Hebrews 7:6
But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

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:

Hebrews 7:10
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

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?
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