New International Version
And without doubt the lesser is blessed by the greater.
King James Bible
And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
Darby Bible Translation
But beyond all gainsaying, the inferior is blessed by the better.
World English Bible
But without any dispute the lesser is blessed by the greater.
Young's Literal Translation
and apart from all controversy, the less by the better is blessed --
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The less is blessed of the better - That the superior blesses the inferior is a general proposition; but Abraham was blessed of Melchisedec, therefore Melchisedec was greater than Abraham. "The blessing here spoken of," says Dr. Macknight, "is not the simple wishing of good to others, which may be done by inferiors to superiors; but it is the action of a person authorized to declare God's intention to bestow good things on another. In this manner Isaac and Jacob blessed their children under a prophetic impulse; in this manner the priests under the law blessed the people; in this manner, likewise, Melchisedec, the priest of the most high God, blessed Abraham."
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Well, then it is salvation I desire to preach to you. We have, in our text, two or three things. In the first place, we are told who they are who will be saved, "them that come into God by Jesus Christ;" in the second place we are told the extent of the Saviour's ability to save, "He is able to save to the uttermost;" and in the third place, we have the reason given why he can save, "seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them." I. First, we are told THE PEOPLE WHO ARE TO BE SAVED. And the …
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This man, however, did not trace his descent from Levi, yet he collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises.
In the one case, the tenth is collected by people who die; but in the other case, by him who is declared to be living.
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