but he whose descent is not counted in those took tithes from Abraham and blessed him that had the promises.
For the promise that he should be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
And he blessed him and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of the heavens and of the earth;
and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.
Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister, that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
And the LORD said unto Abram, after Lot separated himself from him, Lift up now thine eyes and look from the place where thou art towards the Aquilon and to the Negev and to the east and to the west;
Behold my covenant with thee: Thou shalt be a father of many Gentiles.
that in blessing I will bless thee and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gates of his enemies;
Ye are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
who are Israelites, to whom pertains the adoption as sons and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the law and the service of God and the promises,
Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He did not say, And to seeds, as of many, but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
For when God promised unto Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself,
For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
without father, without mother, without lineage, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life, but made like unto the Son of God; abides a priest continually.
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but seeing them afar off and believing them and embracing them and confessing that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac, and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,