Melchizedek

Melchizedek

 
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  • Then Melchizedek, the king of Salem and a priest of God Most High, brought him bread and wine. - Genesis 14:18


  • Melchizedek blessed Abram with this blessing: "Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. - Genesis 14:19


  • And blessed be God Most High, who has helped you conquer your enemies." Then Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of all the goods he had recovered. - Genesis 14:20


  • The LORD has taken an oath and will not break his vow: "You are a priest forever in the line of Melchizedek." - Psalms 110:4


  • And in another passage God said to him, "You are a priest forever in the line of Melchizedek."*2 - Hebrews 5:6


  • And God designated him to be a High Priest in the line of Melchizedek. - Hebrews 5:10


  • Jesus has already gone in there for us. He has become our eternal High Priest in the line of Melchizedek. - Hebrews 6:20


  • 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 many kings, Melchizedek met him and blessed him. - Hebrews 7:1


  • Then Abraham took a tenth of all he had won in the battle and gave it to Melchizedek. His name means "king of justice." He is also "king of peace" because [Salem] means "peace." - Hebrews 7:2


  • Consider then how great this Melchizedek was. Even Abraham, the great patriarch of Israel, recognized how great Melchizedek was by giving him a tenth of what he had taken in battle. - Hebrews 7:4


  • But Melchizedek, who was not even related to Levi, collected a tenth from Abraham. And Melchizedek placed a blessing upon Abraham, the one who had already received the promises of God. - Hebrews 7:6


  • In the case of Jewish priests, tithes are paid to men who will die. But Melchizedek is greater than they are, because we are told that he lives on. - Hebrews 7:8


  • In addition, we might even say that Levi's descendants, the ones who collect the tithe, paid a tithe to Melchizedek through their ancestor Abraham. - Hebrews 7:9


  • For although Levi wasn't born yet, the seed from which he came was in Abraham's loins when Melchizedek collected the tithe from him. - Hebrews 7:10


  • And finally, if the priesthood of Levi could have achieved God's purposes--and it was that priesthood on which the law was based--why did God need to send a different priest from the line of Melchizedek, instead of from the line of Levi and Aaron?*2 - Hebrews 7:11
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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