New Living Translation
And Melchizedek, the king of Salem and a priest of God Most High, brought Abram some bread and wine.
King James Bible
And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
Darby Bible Translation
And Melchisedec king of Salem brought out bread and wine. And he was priest of the Most High �God.
World English Bible
Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine: and he was priest of God Most High.
Young's Literal Translation
And Melchizedek king of Salem hath brought out bread and wine, and he is priest of God Most High;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:18 The Rabbins say, that Melchizedek was Shem the son of Noah, who was king and priest to those that descended from him, according to the patriarchal model. Many Christian writers have thought that this was an appearance of the Son of God himself, our Lord Jesus, known to Abram at this time by this name. But as nothing is expressly revealed concerning it, we can determine nothing. He brought forth bread and wine - For the refreshment of Abram and his soldiers, and in congratulation of their victory. This he did as a king. As priest of the most high God he blessed Abram, which we may suppose a greater refreshment to Abram than his bread and wine were.
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The Gospel Feast
And in another passage God said to him, "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."
And God designated him to be a High Priest in the order of Melchizedek.
This Melchizedek was king of the city of Salem and also a priest of God Most High. When Abraham was returning home after winning a great battle against the kings, Melchizedek met him and blessed him.
Jerusalem is where he lives; Mount Zion is his home.
wine to make them glad, olive oil to soothe their skin, and bread to give them strength.
The LORD has taken an oath and will not break his vow: "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."
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