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Hebrews 7:2-4 New English Translation (NET Bible)

To him[a] also Abraham apportioned a tithe[b] of everything.[c] His name first means[d] king of righteousness, then king of Salem,[e] that is, king of peace. Without father, without mother, without genealogy, he has neither beginning of days nor end of life but is like the son of God, and he remains a priest for all time. But see how great he must be, if[f] Abraham the patriarch gave him a tithe[g] of his plunder.


  1. Hebrews 7:2 tn Grk “to whom,” continuing the description of Melchizedek. Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.
  2. Hebrews 7:2 tn Or “a tenth part.”
  3. Hebrews 7:2 sn A quotation from Gen 14:20.
  4. Hebrews 7:2 tn Grk “first being interpreted,” describing Melchizedek.
  5. Hebrews 7:2 sn These words are repeated from the quotation of Gen 14:18 in the previous verse.
  6. Hebrews 7:4 tn Grk “to whom.”
  7. Hebrews 7:4 tn Or “a tenth part.”
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