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Hebrews 7:1-2

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The Nature of Melchizedek’s Priesthood

7:1 Now this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, met Abraham as he was returning from defeating the kings and blessed him. 1  7:2 To him 2  also Abraham apportioned a tithe 3  of everything. 4  His name first means 5  king of righteousness, then king of Salem, that is, king of peace.

1 sn A series of quotations from Gen 14:17-19.

2 tn Grk “to whom,” continuing the description of Melchizedek. Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.

3 tn Or “a tenth part.”

4 sn A quotation from Gen 14:20.

5 tn Grk “first being interpreted,” describing Melchizedek.



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