Hebrews 7:9
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English Standard Version
One might even say that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham,

King James Bible
And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.

American Standard Version
And, so to say, through Abraham even Levi, who receiveth tithes, hath paid tithes;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And (as it may be said) even Levi who received tithes, paid tithes in Abraham:

English Revised Version
And, so to say, through Abraham even Levi, who receiveth tithes, hath paid tithes;

Webster's Bible Translation
And as I may say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.

Weymouth New Testament
And Levi too--if I may so speak--pays tithes through Abraham:

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Vincent's Word Studies

Levi himself, in the person of Abraham, was tithed by Melchisedec.

As I may say (ὡς ἔπος εἰπεῖν)

equals so to speak. N.T.o. olxx. Introducing an unusual statement, or one which may appear paradoxical or startling to the reader, as this statement certainly is, to a modern reader at least.

In Abraham (δι' Ἀβραὰμ)

Lit. through Abraham.

Hebrews 7:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

payed.

Hebrews 7:4 Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.

Genesis 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which has delivered your enemies into your hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

Romans 5:12 Why, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed on all men, for that all have sinned:

*marg:

Cross References
Deuteronomy 26:12
"When you have finished paying all the tithe of your produce in the third year, which is the year of tithing, giving it to the Levite, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, so that they may eat within your towns and be filled,

Matthew 7:8
For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

Hebrews 7:8
In the one case tithes are received by mortal men, but in the other case, by one of whom it is testified that he lives.

Hebrews 7:10
for he was still in the loins of his ancestor when Melchizedek met him.

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