Hebrews 7:1

“For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For this Melchisedec king of Salem, Priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the Kings, and blessed him:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham as he was returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of God Most High, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this Melchizedek, the king of Salem, a priest of the Most High God, who gave Abraham his blessing, meeting him when he came back after putting the kings to death,
- Basic English Bible

For this Melchisedec, King of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from smiting the kings, and blessed him;
- Darby Bible

For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
- Webster's Bible

For this man, Melchizedek, King of Salem and priest of the Most High God--he who when Abraham was returning after defeating the kings met him and pronounced a blessing on him--
- Weymouth Bible

For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of God Most High, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
- World English Bible

And this Melchisedech, king of Salem, and preest of the hiyeste God, which mette with Abraham, as he turnede ayen fro the sleyng of kyngis, and blesside hym;
- Wycliffe Bible

For this Melchisedek, king of Salem, priest of God Most High, who did meet Abraham turning back from the smiting of the kings, and did bless him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 7:1


7:1 The sum of this chapter is, Christ, as appears from his type, Melchisedec, who was greater than Abraham himself, from whom Levi descended, has a priesthood altogether excellent, new, firm, perpetual. #Gen 14:18|, &c.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 7:1


Heb 7:1 Christ's Priesthood After the Order of Melchizedek SUMMARY OF HEBREWS 7: The High Dignity of Melchizedek As a Priest. Abraham Paid Him Tithes. Thus Did the Aaronic Priesthood Confess His Superiority. A Type of a Priest Forever. Christ to Be a Priest After the Order of Melchizedek. Hence, the Aaronic Priesthood Imperfect. Hence, Too, the Law Must Be Changed. Christ, the Priest of the New Covenant, Hath an Unchangeable. Priesthood. For this Melchizedec, king of Salem. See the account of him in Ge 14:18-20. That he was a character of exceeding dignity is manifest, not only from the statements of Genesis, but of this chapter. There have been many speculations concerning his personality, but no man can lift the veil. He bursts upon us as a priest-king, king of Salem, or Jerusalem, which we now know from discoveries in Egyptian records existed even in those very early ages Priest of the most High God. See Ge 14:18. There is no account of his parents, none of his birth, none of his death, none of the beginning or end of his priesthood (Heb 7:3); hence, he appears in the record without parents, genealogy, beginning or end, simply as "one that liveth" (Heb 7:8), a fit type of him whose priesthood and kingly state endure forever. Who met Abraham, returning from the salughter of kings. See Ge 14:20. Abraham was returning from the pursuit of marauders who had captured Lot, his nephew. And blessed him. The "great father" (so the meaning of "Abram"), "the friend of God" (Jas 2:23), thus acknowledges his superior spiritual dignity.

Discussion for Hebrews 7

  • Bits Bajj
    In Hebrew 7: the reason Abraham gives tithe is explained, not Isaac,Jacob, Joseph nor Moses. And also why levits receives tithes. Now Jesus the high priest receives tithes, according to the gospel, by giving to the needy. No mortal should receive tithe.
  • LindaCoeman
    Christ redeemed Us by himself he didn't have to use an angel priest prophet everything he needed he had everything he wanted he Supply everything that was demanded was in his power he is Johovah Tsidskenus antilog of righteousness
  • Daniel Oyegun
    Verse 1-3 let's us know, Melchizedek is the Eternal, immortal priest of the father in Heaven, a Spirit who like the father is without beginning of days nor end of life, and today in Heaven, Jesus is a Priest after the order of Melchizedek. Melchizedek appeared in human form to Abraham, and this should come as no surprise for Hebrews 13:2 tells us, "do not forget to entertain STRANGERS...
  • Johnny burris
    it brings the Jesus Christ to you in a more personal way in that it shows you were he is and what he is and where we are and in him of the father
  • BARNETT KATHUMBA
    Oh yes so here we learn that we gives tithe to show that Jesus is alive
  • Dawn Dodgen
    Proof by the Word of God, letting us know that He Emmanuel God with us has been here all along. From eternal past, today and eternal forever. What a blessing it is from our Father to comfort us. For those that have eyes to see and ears to hear, we may have rest in Him.

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