7This King Melchizedek of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham as he was returning from defeating the kings and blessed him; 2and to him Abraham apportioned one-tenth of everything. His name, in the first place, means king of righteousness; next he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace. 3Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest for ever.
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10 February 2011