For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
a. ASV: For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchizedek met him.
b. YLT: For he was yet in the loins of the father when Melchisedek met him.
d. Amplified Bible Classic: For he was still in the loins of his forefather [Abraham] when Melchizedek met him [Abraham].
1. “For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.”
a. For [Strong: 1063 gár, gar; a primary particle; properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles):—and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.]
b. he was [Strong: 2258 ēn, ane; imperfect of G1510; I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were):—+ agree, be, X have (+ charge of), hold, use, was(-t), were.]
c. yet [Strong: 2089 éti, et'-ee; perhaps akin to G2094; "yet," still (of time or degree):—after that, also, ever, (any) further, (t-)henceforth (more), hereafter, (any) longer, (any) more(-one), now, still, yet.]
d. in [Strong: 1722 en, en; a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.:—about, after, against, + almost, × altogether, among, × as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (… sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), × mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, × outwardly, one, × quickly, × shortly, (speedi-)ly, × that, × there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.]
e. the [Strong: 3588 ho ho, including the feminine he hay, and the neuter to to in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom):--the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.]
f. loins [Strong: 3751 osphŷs, os-foos'; of uncertain affinity; the loin (externally), i.e. the hip; internally (by extension) procreative power:—loin.]
g. of [his] [Strong: 3588 ho ho, including the feminine he hay, and the neuter to to in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom):--the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.]
h. father [Strong: 3962 patḗr, pat-ayr'; apparently a primary word; a "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote):—father, parent.]
i. when [Strong: 3753 hóte, hot'-eh; from G3739 and G5037; at which (thing) too, i.e. when:—after (that), as soon as, that, when, while.]
j. Melchisedek [Strong: 3198 Melchisedék, mel-khis-ed-ek'; of Hebrew origin (H4442); Melchisedek (i.e. Malkitsedek), a patriarch:—Melchisedec.]
k. met [Strong: 4876 synantáō, soon-an-tah'-o; from G4862 and a derivative of G473; to meet with; figuratively, to occur:—befall, meet.]
l. him [Strong: 846 autós, ow-tos'; from the particle αὖ aû (perhaps akin to the base of G109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons:—her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which.]