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 14:18

  • Langley for verse 18
    If you read everything in the Bible concerning this individual, there is more information. Genesis 14 18, Psalm 110, and Hebrews 5, 6, 7.
  • Enoch Gyas for verse 18
    This man Melchizedek can't be Shem, as others assert, but I believe that this man is the revelation of Christ in the old testament, since he had the same names and attributes as Christ. And we know that its only Christ that can bear such titles and offices.
    We must realize that the word is full of mysteries that only God can explain.
  • The bible says He had no parents how comes its Shem who we know his lineage?
  • William Morris for verse 18
    i am constantly asking who he is or was
  • As many verses are in the Bible, it a mystery. Melchizedek, without father or mother was a high priest of God,,a priest to whom even the great Abraham gave a tithe..wow! Only God knows his lineage.And I am continually in awe...

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