Hebrews 7:6
New International Version
This man, however, did not trace his descent from Levi, yet he collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises.

New Living Translation
But Melchizedek, who was not a descendant of Levi, collected a tenth from Abraham. And Melchizedek placed a blessing upon Abraham, the one who had already received the promises of God.

English Standard Version
But this man who does not have his descent from them received tithes from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises.

Berean Study Bible
But Melchizedek, who did not trace his descent from Levi, collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises.

Berean Literal Bible
But the one not tracing his ancestry from them has collected a tenth from Abraham and has blessed the one having the promises.

King James Bible
But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

New King James Version
but he whose genealogy is not derived from them received tithes from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises.

New American Standard Bible
But the one whose genealogy is not traced from them collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed the one who had the promises.

NASB 1995
But the one whose genealogy is not traced from them collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed the one who had the promises.

NASB 1977
But the one whose genealogy is not traced from them collected a tenth from Abraham, and blessed the one who had the promises.

Amplified Bible
But this person [Melchizedek] who is not from their Levitical ancestry received tithes from Abraham and blessed him who possessed the promises [of God].

Christian Standard Bible
But one without this lineage collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed the one who had the promises.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But one without this lineage collected tenths from Abraham and blessed the one who had the promises.

American Standard Version
but he whose genealogy is not counted from them hath taken tithes of Abraham, and hath blessed him that hath the promises.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But This Man who is not written in their genealogies received the tithe from Abraham and blessed him who had received The Promise.

Contemporary English Version
Although Melchizedek wasn't a descendant of Levi, Abraham gave him a tenth of what he had. Then Melchizedek blessed Abraham, who had been given God's promise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he, whose pedigree is not numbered among them, received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

English Revised Version
but he whose genealogy is not counted from them hath taken tithes of Abraham, and hath blessed him that hath the promises.

Good News Translation
Melchizedek was not descended from Levi, but he collected one tenth from Abraham and blessed him, the man who received God's promises.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Although Melchizedek was not from the tribe of Levi, he received a tenth of everything from Abraham. Then Melchizedek blessed Abraham, who had God's promises.

International Standard Version
But this man, whose descent is not traced from them, collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed the man who had received the promises.

Literal Standard Version
and he who was not reckoned by genealogy of them, received tithes from Abraham, and he has blessed him having the promises,

NET Bible
But Melchizedek who does not share their ancestry collected a tithe from Abraham and blessed the one who possessed the promise.

New Heart English Bible
but he whose genealogy is not counted from them has accepted tithes from Abraham, and has blessed him who has the promises.

Weymouth New Testament
But, in this instance, one who does not trace his origin from them takes tithes from Abraham, and pronounces a blessing on him to whom the promises belong.

World English Bible
but he whose genealogy is not counted from them has accepted tithes from Abraham, and has blessed him who has the promises.

Young's Literal Translation
and he who was not reckoned by genealogy of them, received tithes from Abraham, and him having the promises he hath blessed,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Melchizedek and Abraham
5Now the law commands the sons of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people—that is, from their brothers—though they too are descended from Abraham. 6But Melchizedek, who did not trace his descent from Levi, collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises. 7And indisputably, the lesser is blessed by the greater.…

Cross References
Romans 4:13
For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world was not given through the law, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.

Hebrews 7:1
This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,

Hebrews 7:3
Without father or mother or genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, like the Son of God, he remains a priest for all time.

Hebrews 7:7
And indisputably, the lesser is blessed by the greater.


Treasury of Scripture

But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

descent.

Hebrews 7:3
Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.

received.

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

Genesis 14:19,20
And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: …

had.

Hebrews 6:13-15
For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, …

Hebrews 11:13,17
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth…

Genesis 12:2,13
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: …









(6) Whose descent.--Better, whose genealogy (Hebrews 7:3).

Received tithes.--Rather, hath taken tithes of Abraham, and hath blessed him that hath the promises. In Melchizedek we see a man who, though no law gave him pre-eminence, takes tithes of Abraham, and therefore appears in Scripture as holding a position of inherent and acknowledged superiority. This superiority is not dwelt upon, for the same thought will be presented still more strikingly in connection with the blessing (Hebrews 7:8). "Hath taken tithes," "hath blessed:" here, as in many other passages, the writer refers to facts recorded in Scripture not as belonging to the past, but as they now stand before us in the unchanging and ever present word of God.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[Melchizedek],
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

who did not trace his descent
γενεαλογούμενος (genealogoumenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1075: To put into a genealogy, reckon my descent. From genea and logos; to reckon by generations, i.e. Trace in genealogy.

from
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

[Levi],
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 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.

collected a tenth
δεδεκάτωκεν (dedekatōken)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1183: To tithe, collect tithe from. From dekate; to tithe, i.e. To give or take a tenth.

from Abraham
Ἀβραάμ (Abraam)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 11: Abraham, progenitor of the Hebrew race. Of Hebrew origin; Abraham, the Hebrew patriarch.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

blessed
εὐλόγηκεν (eulogēken)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2127: (lit: I speak well of) I bless; pass: I am blessed. From a compound of eu and logos; to speak well of, i.e. to bless.

him who
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

had
ἔχοντα (echonta)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

the
τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

promises.
ἐπαγγελίας (epangelias)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 1860: A promise. From epaggello; an announcement.


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