Hebrews 7:4

“Now consider how great this man was, vnto whō euen the patriarch Abraham gaue the tenth of the spoiles.”

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Other Translations

Now consider how great this man [was], unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
- King James Version

Now observe how great this man was to whom Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth of the choicest spoils.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now consider how great this man was, unto whom Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth out of the chief spoils.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now see how great this man was, to whom our father Abraham gave a tenth part of what he had got in the fight.
- Basic English Bible

Now consider how great this [personage] was, to whom [even] the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth out of the spoils.
- Darby Bible

Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
- Webster's Bible

Now think how great this priest-king must have been to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth part of the best of the spoil.
- Weymouth Bible

Now consider how great this man was, to whom even Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth out of the best spoils.
- World English Bible

But biholde ye how greet is this, to whom Abraham the patriark yaf tithis of the beste thingis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And see how great this one [is], to whom also a tenth Abraham the patriarch did give out of the best of the spoils,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 7:4


7:4 The greatness of Melchisedec is described in all the preceding and following particulars. But the most manifest proof of it was, that Abraham gave him tithes as to a priest of God and a superior; though he was himself a patriarch, greater than a king, and a progenitor of many kings.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 7:4


Heb 7:4 Now consider how great this man [was]. When one so great as Abraham recognized his superiority by paying him tithes.

Discussion for Hebrews 7

  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    It is not for the wicked who walk after the flesh to understand. But now, it pleases my Holy Father for me to glory in the knowledge given me by the Spirit of Christ. For it is written, But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says the LORD.
  • Steve
    Who can understand the mechanics of the Supreme Being. Noone! We don't even fully understand the mechanics of being alive in a body which has a end, but the Spirit which enlivens us doesn't. Melchidec appeared out of nowhere to Abraham as an emissary and is never heard from again. You say he was Jesus walking the earth on a recon mission. I say that Jesus was born of woman, Melchisidec wasn't
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 7:24 BUT THIS MAN BECAUSE HE CONTINUETH EVER HATH AN --- UNCHANGEABLE PRIESTHOOD --- 7:25 -- WHEREFORE --HE-- IS ABLE ALSO TO SAVE THEM TO THE UTTERMOST THAT COME TO GOD --BY HIM-- SEEING HE EVER LIVETH TO MAKE INTERCESSION FOR THEM *** HEBREWS 9:16 FOR WHERE A TESTAMENT IS THERE --MUST ALSO OF NECESSITY-- BE THE DEATH OF THE TESTATOR ***
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 7:12 for the priesthood being changed there is made of necessity a change also of the law ROMANS 8:2 for the law of the spirit of life in CHRIST JESUS hath made me free from the law of sin and death EPHESIANS 4:24 and that you put on the new man which after GOD is created in righteousness and true holiness
  • Steve morrow
    *** HEBREWS 7:22 BY SO MUCH WAS JESUS MADE A SURETY OF A BETTER TESTAMENT ***
  • Dewey J
    Bet, because Melchizedek is a type of Christ comparing the Levitical law or mt. Sinai law which was given by God to Moses in contrast to the N.Testament law grace and truth by Christ Jo:1:17 Henry's commentary of this chapter indicate he was a priest and a king just like Jesus. He had no parents...mostly referring to no documentation of his human history. I don't see enough to say Christophany.

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