Hebrews 7:10
Good News Translation
For Levi had not yet been born, but was, so to speak, in the body of his ancestor Abraham when Melchizedek met him.

Contemporary English Version
This is because Levi was born later into the family of Abraham, who gave a tenth to Melchizedek.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he was yet in the loins of his father when Melchisedech met him.

New American Bible
for he was still in his father’s loins when Melchizedek met him.

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For he was yet in the loins of his father when Melchisedech met him.

Hebrews 7:5 And indeed they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is to say, of their brethren: though they themselves also came out of the loins of Abraham.

Genesis 35:11 And said to him: I am God almighty, increase thou and be multiplied. Nations and peoples of nations shall be from thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins.

Genesis 46:26 All the souls that went with Jacob into Egypt, and that came out of his thigh, besides his sons' wives, sixty-six.

1 Kings 8:19 Nevertheless, thou shalt not build me a house, but thy son, that shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build a house to my name.

Context
Melchizedek and Abraham
9And (as it may be said) even Levi who received tithes paid tithes in Abraham: 10For he was yet in the loins of his father when Melchisedech met him. 11If then perfection was by the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchisedech: and not be called according to the order of Aaron?…
Cross References
Hebrews 5:6
As he saith also in another place: Thou art a priest for ever, according to the order of Melchisedech.

Hebrews 7:9
And (as it may be said) even Levi who received tithes paid tithes in Abraham:

Hebrews 7:11
If then perfection was by the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchisedech: and not be called according to the order of Aaron?

Additional Translations
For when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the loin of his ancestor.

For he was still in the loin of his father when Melchizedek met him.

For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

for he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchizedek met him.

For he was yet in the loins of his father when Melchisedec met him.

for he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchizedek met him.

For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

for Levi was yet in the loins of his forefather when Melchizedek met Abraham.

for he was yet in the body of his father when Melchizedek met him.

for he was yet in the loins of the father when Melchisedek met him.
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