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.
King James Bible
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
Darby Bible Translation
For he was yet in the loins of his father when Melchisedec met him.
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.
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"Now, if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood (for under it hath the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should arise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be reckoned after the order of Aaron? For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. For he of whom these things are said belongeth to another tribe, from which no man hath given attendance at the altar. For it is evident that our Lord hath sprung …
Frank G. Allen—Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel
The Great High Priest
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And in another passage God said to him, "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."
In addition, we might even say that these Levites--the ones who collect the tithe--paid a tithe to Melchizedek when their ancestor Abraham paid a tithe to him.
So if the priesthood of Levi, on which the law was based, could have achieved the perfection God intended, why did God need to establish a different priesthood, with a priest in the order of Melchizedek instead of the order of Levi and Aaron?
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