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20 Worthy of praise is[a] the Most High God,
who delivered[b] your enemies into your hand.”

Abram gave Melchizedek[c] a tenth of everything.

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  1. Genesis 14:20 tn Heb “blessed be.” For God to be “blessed” means that he is praised. His reputation is enriched in the world as his name is praised.
  2. Genesis 14:20 sn Who delivered. The Hebrew verb מִגֵּן (miggen, “delivered”) foreshadows the statement by God to Abram in Gen 15:1, “I am your shield” (מָגֵן, magen). Melchizedek provided a theological interpretation of Abram’s military victory.
  3. Genesis 14:20 tn Heb “him”; the referent (Melchizedek) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

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