Genesis 14:18

“And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Melchizedek King of Salem brought foorth bread and wine: and he was the Priest of the most high God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • 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???!!!
  • Irene123
    Melchizdek brought out bread and wine when he met Abraham (Gen. 14:18). His action was a prophetic foreshadowing of the memorials of the body and blood of Jesus in the last supper.
  • Irene123
    God had many 'manifestations' in the O.T. Melchisedec was one, the burning bush another, Jacob's wrestling partner, and many more. God later, in the N.T. manifested Himself as Jesus Christ.
  • Sonja
    In verse 14 Abram wasted no time to go and get his nephew. He speaks the wisdom of God in verse 23

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