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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
14:20 And blessed be the most high God - Note, In all our prayers we must praise God, and join hallelujahs with all our hosannas. These are the spiritual sacrifices we must offer up daily, and upon particular occasions. God as the most high God must have the glory of all our victories. In them he shews himself higher than our enemies, and higher than we, for without him we could do nothing. And he gave him tithes of all - That is, of the spoils, #Heb 7:4|. This may be looked upon, As a gratuity presented to Melchizedek, by way of return for his respects. As an offering dedicated to the most high God, and therefore put into the hands of Melchizedek his priest. Jesus Christ, our great Melchizedek, is to be humbly acknowledged by every one of us as our king and priest, and not only the tithe of all, but all we have, must be given up to him.
Bill's comment on 2013-10-09 15:27:38:
Melchizedek gave the tithe to Abraham,in order to get the persons (souls) and seduce Abraham to do evil ie; choose El the Chief god of the cannanites of which Melchizedek was a high priest. v22 and Abraham said No, I lift my hands to The LORD the Real God, I wll not take even a thread or any thing etc, etc. Think about it, King of Sodom is known for what,evil amd worshiped Who, El, the chief god of the cannanites. the reason we do not hear any more about them; the king and melchizedek they were destroyed by God for their evil, etc.
Melchizedek has no geneology, 'cause he was lightening, from the east. see Luke 10:18
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