New International Version
Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder!
King James Bible
Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
Darby Bible Translation
Now consider how great this [personage] was, to whom [even] the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth out of the spoils.
World English Bible
Now consider how great this man was, to whom even Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth out of the best spoils.
Young's Literal Translation
And see how great this one is, to whom also a tenth Abraham the patriarch did give out of the best of the spoils,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Consider how great this man was - There is something exceedingly mysterious in the person and character of this king of Salem; and to find out the whole is impossible. He seems to have been a sort of universal priest, having none superior to him in all that region; and confessedly superior even to Abraham himself, the father of the faithful, and the source of the Jewish race. See Hebrews 7:7.
The patriarch Abraham - Ὁ πατριαρχης· Either from πατηρ, a father, and αρχη, a chief or head; or from πατριας αρχη, the head of a family.' But the title is here applied, by way of eminence, to him who was the head or chief of all the fathers - or patriarch of the patriarchs, and father of the faithful. The Syriac translates it Rish Abahatha, "head of the fathers." The character and conduct of Abraham place him, as a man, deservedly at the head of the human race.
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And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand." Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
"Fellow Israelites, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day.
Then he gave Abraham the covenant of circumcision. And Abraham became the father of Isaac and circumcised him eight days after his birth. Later Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob became the father of the twelve patriarchs.
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