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The Priestly Order of Melchizedek

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The Priestly Order of Melchizedek

1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, 2 to whom also Abraham divided a tenth part of everything, first being interpreted "king of righteousness," and then also king of Salem, which is "king of peace," 3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but having been made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually.

4 But observe how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils. 5 And indeed those who are of the sons of Levi, who receive the priesthood, have a commandment to collect tithes from the people according to the law, that is, from their brothers, though they have come from the loins of Abraham; 6 but the one not tracing his descent from them has received tithes from Abraham, and he has blessed the one having the promises. 7 Now without any contradiction the lesser is blessed by the better. 8 And here on the one hand mortal men receive tithes, but there on the other he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives. 9 Even Levi, who receives tithes, has paid tithes through Abraham, so to speak, 10 for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.

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