Genesis 14:18

“And Melchizedek King of Salem brought foorth bread and wine: and he was the Priest of the most high God.”

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And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he [was] the priest of the most high God.
- King James Version

And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; now he was a priest of God Most High.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was priest of God Most High.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Melchizedek, king of Salem, the priest of the Most High God, took bread and wine,
- Basic English Bible

And Melchisedec king of Salem brought out bread and wine. And he was priest of the Most High God.
- Darby Bible

And Melchisedek, king of Salem, brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
- Webster's Bible

Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine: and he was priest of God Most High.
- World English Bible

And Melchizedek king of Salem hath brought out bread and wine, and he [is] priest of God Most High;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine; and he was priest of God the Most High.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 14:18


14:18 The Rabbins say, that Melchizedek was Shem the son of Noah, who was king and priest to those that descended from him, according to the patriarchal model. Many Christian writers have thought that this was an appearance of the Son of God himself, our Lord Jesus, known to Abram at this time by this name. But as nothing is expressly revealed concerning it, we can determine nothing. He brought forth bread and wine - For the refreshment of Abram and his soldiers, and in congratulation of their victory. This he did as a king. As priest of the most high God he blessed Abram, which we may suppose a greater refreshment to Abram than his bread and wine were.


Discussion for Genesis 14

  • A disciple
    Dear BG; You wrote, "You can clearly see Abram's growing dependence upon God to throughout his life. He wasn't perfect but he was learning to trust the Lord more and more." While it is so popular to take up this kind of talk, and apologizing to the ungodly for the Saints; it does not describe Abram! Genesis 6:3 Excusing one's self for failure because of the weakness of the flesh is disobedience!
  • A disciple
    What a world of danger and disaster do the ungodly have to endure! Just a glimpse into the kind of world going on all around "God's Friend Abram;" in which his nephew Lot was accidentally caught up in, because he was not as keen on this life of a pilgrim like his uncle was determined to live. Abram and his 318 men chased and destroyed five Nations' armies, and delivered the captives and the spoil!
  • BG
    Day 5 of the KingJamesBibleonline reading the Bible through in one year. Had to play a little "catch up" but that is ok. You can clearly see Abram's growing dependence upon God to throughout his life. He wasn't perfect but he was learning to trust the Lord more and more.
  • BSP
    Verse 14: Abraham took great measures to go rescue his nephew Lot. Lot chose a dangerous place to live, but Abraham loved Lot and wanted to do all he could to save him.
  • Irene123
    To Victor on Melchisedec/Jesus - Melchisedec was a theophany of God/Jesus. Jesus is God's N.T. name, just as Jehovah was His O.T. name. I think it's Jn. 1:14 that says God was manifest in the flesh, and the angel in Lk. 2 to Mary said His name was to be Jesus.
  • Victor
    ......but (!!!!) was Melchisedec...an appearance of Jesus taking place in the Old Testament???!!!

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