Bible: Hebrews 7:5-9
7:5 And those of the sons of Levi who receive the priestly office 1 have authorization according to the law to collect a tithe from the people, that is, from their fellow countrymen, 2 although they too are descendants of Abraham. 3 7:6 But Melchizedek 4 who does not share their ancestry 5 collected a tithe 6 from Abraham and blessed 7 the one who possessed the promise. 7:7 Now without dispute the inferior is blessed by the superior, 7:8 and in one case tithes are received by mortal men, while in the other by him who is affirmed to be alive. 7:9 And it could be said that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid a tithe through Abraham.
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