Hebrews 7:1

“For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For this Melchisedec king of Salem, Priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the Kings, and blessed him:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham as he was returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of God Most High, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this Melchizedek, the king of Salem, a priest of the Most High God, who gave Abraham his blessing, meeting him when he came back after putting the kings to death,
- Basic English Bible

For this Melchisedec, King of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from smiting the kings, and blessed him;
- Darby Bible

For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
- Webster's Bible

For this man, Melchizedek, King of Salem and priest of the Most High God--he who when Abraham was returning after defeating the kings met him and pronounced a blessing on him--
- Weymouth Bible

For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of God Most High, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
- World English Bible

And this Melchisedech, king of Salem, and preest of the hiyeste God, which mette with Abraham, as he turnede ayen fro the sleyng of kyngis, and blesside hym;
- Wycliffe Bible

For this Melchisedek, king of Salem, priest of God Most High, who did meet Abraham turning back from the smiting of the kings, and did bless him,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 7:1


7:1 The sum of this chapter is, Christ, as appears from his type, Melchisedec, who was greater than Abraham himself, from whom Levi descended, has a priesthood altogether excellent, new, firm, perpetual. #Gen 14:18|, &c.


People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 7:1


Heb 7:1 Christ's Priesthood After the Order of Melchizedek SUMMARY OF HEBREWS 7: The High Dignity of Melchizedek As a Priest. Abraham Paid Him Tithes. Thus Did the Aaronic Priesthood Confess His Superiority. A Type of a Priest Forever. Christ to Be a Priest After the Order of Melchizedek. Hence, the Aaronic Priesthood Imperfect. Hence, Too, the Law Must Be Changed. Christ, the Priest of the New Covenant, Hath an Unchangeable. Priesthood. For this Melchizedec, king of Salem. See the account of him in Ge 14:18-20. That he was a character of exceeding dignity is manifest, not only from the statements of Genesis, but of this chapter. There have been many speculations concerning his personality, but no man can lift the veil. He bursts upon us as a priest-king, king of Salem, or Jerusalem, which we now know from discoveries in Egyptian records existed even in those very early ages Priest of the most High God. See Ge 14:18. There is no account of his parents, none of his birth, none of his death, none of the beginning or end of his priesthood (Heb 7:3); hence, he appears in the record without parents, genealogy, beginning or end, simply as "one that liveth" (Heb 7:8), a fit type of him whose priesthood and kingly state endure forever. Who met Abraham, returning from the salughter of kings. See Ge 14:20. Abraham was returning from the pursuit of marauders who had captured Lot, his nephew. And blessed him. The "great father" (so the meaning of "Abram"), "the friend of God" (Jas 2:23), thus acknowledges his superior spiritual dignity.

Discussion for Hebrews 7

  • Hector D
    Was Abraham under the Law? No! The father of many nations knew something about tithing, he recognized God's blessings for doing so. Should people rob God? Jesus said,give to God what belongs to God. The bookof Hebrews focuses on the superiority of Jesus Christ overall other entities, we areto hold fast to Jesus asthe great High Priest of God. Jesus replaces Judaism as God's revelation of himself
  • Stephende
    Melkisidec, the high priest who simply was, sent by God, for the benefit of Abraham, the friend of God, the father of both gentile and jew. Truly there is no difference with God. Jesus taught as a Jewish priest, from Jewish literature. He pleased God and was given gifts unimaginable. From wence came the Christian? Was it not from Paul, who was the Apostle of the Gentile by agreement
  • Irene123
    Quote, " ..... Hebrews is not meant for Gentiles ..... " unquote. Matt. 24:14 - And this gospel shall be preached in ALL the world ... unto ALL nations; ... "; 28:19 - " ... teach ALL nations ... "; V. 20 - " ... teaching them to observe ALL things whatsoever I have commanded you ... "; ALL the world was not inhabited at that time JUST by Jews.
  • Steve morrow
    1 corin 12:13 for by one spirit are we all baptized into one body whether we be jews or gentiles whether we be bond or free and have been all made to drink into one spirit 2 corin 3:17 now the LORD is that spirit and where the spirit of the LORD is there is liberty ROMANS 6:18 BEING THEN MADE FREE FROM SIN YOU BECAME THE SERVANTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS---CONT BELOW
  • Tami
    From my understanding, Hebrews is not meant for gentiles. Have to be very careful what you're reading and what dispensation it is. Do gentiles understand what tithing is and how often it was actually done?
    (I'm by no means an expert on the scripture but I do follow some well-studied teachers.)
    Amen
  • John L.
    Tithe is 1/10. Tithing was required for the support of the tribe of Levi because their job was to care for the worship services, tabernacle, furnishings,etc. and could not work, grow crops to eat. The doctrine of the church is sacrificial giving based on prayer and stewardship of what God has provided you. Actually tithe is incorrect terminology for the church.

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