Hebrews 7:10
New International Version
because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor.

New Living Translation
For although Levi wasn’t born yet, the seed from which he came was in Abraham’s body when Melchizedek collected the tithe from him.

English Standard Version
for he was still in the loins of his ancestor when Melchizedek met him.

Berean Study Bible
For when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the loin of his ancestor.

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

New American Standard Bible
for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.

New King James Version
for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.

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

Christian Standard Bible
for he was still within his ancestor 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.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for he was still within his ancestor when Melchizedek met him.

International Standard Version
because Levi was still inside his ancestor when Melchizedek met him.

NET Bible
For he was still in his ancestor Abraham's loins when Melchizedek met him.

New Heart English Bible
for he was yet in the body of his father when Melchizedek met him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he was yet in the loins of his father when he met Melchizedek.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even though Levi had not yet been born, he was in the body of Abraham when Melchizedek met him.

New American Standard 1977
for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

King James 2000 Bible
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchizedek met him.

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

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
for he was yet in the loins of the father when Melchisedek met him.
Study Bible
Melchizedek and Abraham
9And so to speak, Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham. 10For when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the loin of his ancestor. 11Now if perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (for on this basis the people received the law), why was there still need for another priest to appear—one in the order of Melchizedek and not in the order of Aaron?…
Cross References
Hebrews 5:6
And in another passage God says: "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."

Hebrews 7:9
And so to speak, Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham.

Hebrews 7:11
Now if perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (upon which basis the people received the Law), why was there still need for another priest to appear--one in the order of Melchizedek and not in the order of Aaron?

Treasury of Scripture

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

Hebrews 7:5
And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:

Genesis 35:11
And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;

Genesis 46:26
All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore and six;







Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

when
ὅτε (hote)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3753: When, at which time. From hos and te; at which too, i.e. When.

Melchizedek
Μελχισέδεκ (Melchisedek)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3198: Melchizedek, king and priest of Salem. Of Hebrew origin; Melchisedek, a patriarch.

met
συνήντησεν (synēntēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4876: To meet, encounter, fall in with. From sun and a derivative of anti; to meet with; figuratively, to occur.

Abraham,
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

[Levi] was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

still
ἔτι (eti)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2089: (a) of time: still, yet, even now, (b) of degree: even, further, more, in addition. Perhaps akin to etos; 'yet, ' still.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

loin
ὀσφύϊ (osphui)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3751: The loins. Of uncertain affinity; the loin, i.e. The hip; internally procreative power.

of [his]
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

ancestor.
πατρὸς (patros)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.
7:4-10 That High Priest who should afterward appear, of whom Melchizedec was a type, must be much superior to the Levitical priests. Observe Abraham's great dignity and happiness; that he had the promises. That man is rich and happy indeed, who has the promises, both of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This honour have all those who receive the Lord Jesus. Let us go forth in our spiritual conflicts, trusting in his word and strength, ascribing our victories to his grace, and desiring to be met and blessed by him in all our ways.
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