Hebrews 7:6

“But he whose descent is not counted from them, receiued tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.”

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Other Translations

But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
- King James Version

But the one whose genealogy is not traced from them collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed the one who had the promises.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but he whose genealogy is not counted from them hath taken tithes of Abraham, and hath blessed him that hath the promises.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But this man, who was not of their family, took the tenth from Abraham, and gave a blessing to him to whom God had given his undertaking.
- Basic English Bible

but he who has no genealogy from them has tithed Abraham, and blessed him who had the promises.
- Darby Bible

But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes from Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
- Webster's Bible

But, in this instance, one who does not trace his origin from them takes tithes from Abraham, and pronounces a blessing on him to whom the promises belong.
- Weymouth Bible

but he whose genealogy is not counted from them has accepted tithes from Abraham, and has blessed him who has the promises.
- World English Bible

But he whos generacioun is not noumbrid in hem, took tithis of Abraham; and he blesside this Abraham, which hadde repromyssiouns.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he who was not reckoned by genealogy of them, received tithes from Abraham, and him having the promises he hath blessed,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 7:6


7:6 He who is not from them - The Levites Blessed - Another proof of his superiority. Even him that had the promises - That was so highly favoured of God. When St. Paul speaks of Christ, he says, the promise; promises refer to other blessings also.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 7:6


Heb 7:6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham. Melchizedek, who was not of the blood of Abraham or tribe of Levi, received tithes of Abraham, not because of the law, but because of his transcendent dignity.

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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