For here is the testimony about him:
and he was designated
Melchizedek king of Salem
The Lord makes this promise on oath
And this is even clearer if another priest arises in the likeness of Melchizedek,
as also in another place God
For he was still in his ancestor Abraham’s loins
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.
where Jesus our forerunner entered on our behalf, since he became a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.
So if perfection had in fact been possible through the Levitical priesthood – for on that basis
And it could be said that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid a tithe through Abraham.
But see how great he must be, if
Worthy of praise is
and in one case tithes are received by mortal men, while in the other by him who is affirmed to be alive.
He blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by
And by being perfected in this way, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,
Without father, without mother, without genealogy, he has neither beginning of days nor end of life but is like the son of God, and he remains a priest for all time.