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Hebrews 7:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And, so to say, through Abraham even Levi, who receiveth tithes, hath paid tithes;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— And, so to speak, through Abraham even Levi, who received tithes, paid tithes,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And as I may say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and, so to speak, through Abraham, Levi also, who received tithes, has been made to pay tithes.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And—so to say a word—through Abraham, even Levi who taketh tithes hath paid tithes;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and so to speak, through Abraham even Levi who is receiving tithes, hath paid tithes,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And (as it may be said) even Levi who received tithes paid tithes in Abraham:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And as I may so say, Leui also who receiueth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And as one may say, by the hand of Abraham, even Levi, he who taketh tithes, himself also is tithed.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And through Abraham, as one may say, even Levi who receiveth tithes, was himself tithed.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
as y5613
[5613] Standard
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
I may so say, 2031
{2031} Prime
ἔπος
epos
{ep'-os}
From G2036; a word.
2036
{2036} Prime
ἔπω
epo
{ep'-o}
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting).
z5629
<5629> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 454
x5613
(5613) Complement
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
Levi 3017
{3017} Prime
Λευί
Leui
{lyoo'-ee}
Of Hebrew origin [H3878]; Levi, the name of three Israelites.
also, 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
who y3588
[3588] Standard

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
receiveth 2983
{2983} Prime
λαμβάνω
lambano
{lam-ban'-o}
A prolonged form of a primary verb, which is used only as an alternate in certain tenses; to take (in very many applications, literally and figuratively [probably objective or active, to get hold of; whereas G1209 is rather subjective or passive, to have offered to one; while G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove]).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
tithes, 1181
{1181} Prime
δεκάτη
dekate
{dek-at'-ay}
Feminine of G1182; a tenth, that is, as a percentage or (technically) tithe.
payed tithes 1183
{1183} Prime
δεκατόω
dekatoo
{dek-at-o'-o}
From G1181; to tithe, that is, to give or take a tenth.
z5769
<5769> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 215
in 1223
{1223} Prime
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
Abraham. 11
{0011} Prime
Ἀβραάμ
Abraam
{ab-rah-am'}
Of Hebrew origin [H0085]; Abraham, the Hebrew patriarch. In Acts 7:16 the text should probably read Jacob.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hebrews 7:9

_ _ as I may so say — to preclude what he is about to say being taken in the mere literal sense; I may say that, virtually, Levi, in the person of his father Abraham, acknowledged Melchisedec’s superiority, and paid tithes to him.

_ _ who receiveth tithes — (Compare Hebrews 7:5).

_ _ in AbrahamGreek, “by means of (by the hand of) Abraham”; through Abraham. “Paid tithes,” literally, “hath been tithed,” that is, been taken tithes of.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hebrews 7:1-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hebrews 7:9

And even Levi, who received tithes — Not in person, but in his successors, as it were, paid tithes — In the person of Abraham.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Hebrews 7:9

(4) And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.

(4) A twofold amplification: The first, that Melchizedek took the tithes as one immortal (that is, in respect that he is the figure of Christ, for his death is not mentioned, and David sets him forth as an everlasting Priest) but the Levitical priests, took tithes as mortal men, for they succeed one another: the second, that Levi himself, though yet in Abraham, was tithed by Melchizedek. Therefore the priesthood of Melchizedek (that is, Christ's, who is pronounced to be an everlasting Priest according to this order) is more excellent than the Levitical priesthood.

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payed:

Hebrews 7:4 Now consider how great this man [was], unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
Genesis 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
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