Hebrews 7:4–10

Now consider how great this man was: even Abraham the patriarchl gave a tenth of the plunder to him. The sons of Levi who receive the priestly office have a command according to the law to collect a tenth from the peoplem—that is, from their brothers and sisters—though they have also descended from Abraham. But one without thisD lineage collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed the one who had the promises.n Without a doubt, the inferior is blessed by the superior. In the one case, men who will die receive a tenth, but in the other case, Scripture testifies that he lives.o And in a sense Levi himself, who receives a tenth, has paid a tenth through Abraham, 10 for he was still within his ancestorE when Melchizedek met him.

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