Hebrews 7:9
Strong's Lexicon
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

so
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

to speak,
εἰπεῖν (eipein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

Levi,
Λευὶ (Leui)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3017: Of Hebrew origin; Levi, the name of three Israelites.

who
(ho)
Article - Nominative 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.

collects
λαμβάνων (lambanōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
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.

paid [the] tenth
δεδεκάτωται (dedekatōtai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1183: To tithe, collect tithe from. From dekate; to tithe, i.e. To give or take a tenth.

through
δι’ (di’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

Abraham.
Ἀβραὰμ (Abraam)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 11: Abraham, progenitor of the Hebrew race. Of Hebrew origin; Abraham, the Hebrew patriarch.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
And in a sense Levi himself, who receives tenths, has paid tenths through Abraham,

New American Standard Bible
And, so to speak, through Abraham even Levi, who received tithes, paid tithes,

King James Bible
And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham,

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.

English Standard Version
One might even say that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham,

New American Standard Bible
And, so to speak, through Abraham even Levi, who received tithes, paid tithes,

King James Bible
And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And in a sense Levi himself, who receives tenths, has paid tenths through Abraham,

International Standard Version
One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham,

NET Bible
And it could be said that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid a tithe through Abraham.

American Standard Version
And, so to say, through Abraham even Levi, who receiveth tithes, hath paid tithes;

English Revised Version
And, so to say, through Abraham even Levi, who receiveth tithes, hath paid tithes;

Young's Literal Translation
and so to speak, through Abraham even Levi who is receiving tithes, hath paid tithes,






Cross References
Deuteronomy 26:12
When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;

Matthew 7:8
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

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

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

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

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

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

Hebrews 7:11
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 7:12
For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
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