||For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham, as he was returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him.
||And Abraham divided to him a tenth part of everything. And in translation his name is first, indeed, king of justice, and next also king of Salem, that is, king of peace.
||Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life, he is thereby likened to the Son of God, who remains a priest continuously.
||And yet it is far more evident that, according to the likeness of Melchizedek, there rises up another priest,
||who was made, not according to the law of a carnal commandment, but according to the virtue of an indissoluble life.
||For he testifies: “You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.”