Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
Treasury of Scripture
Acts 2:29 Men and brothers, let me freely speak to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried...
Acts 7:8,9 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob...
Genesis 12:2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing:
Genesis 17:5,6 Neither shall your name any more be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made you...
Romans 4:11-13,17,18 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised...
Galatians 3:28,29 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus...
James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which said, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed to him for righteousness...
Genesis 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which has delivered your enemies into your hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
ContextMelchizedek and Abraham
1For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; 2To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; 3Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like to the Son of God; stays a priest continually. 4Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils. 5And truly they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brothers, though they come out of the loins of Abraham: 6But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. 7And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better. 8And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives. 9And as I may so say, Levi also, who receives tithes, paid tithes in Abraham. 10For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Now consider how great this man was, unto whom Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth out of the chief spoils.
Now consider how great this man is, to whom also Abraham the patriarch gave tithes out of the principal things.
Darby Bible Translation
Now consider how great this personage was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth out of the spoils.
King James Bible
Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the 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,