Hebrews 12:16
Good News Translation
Let no one become immoral or unspiritual like Esau, who for a single meal sold his rights as the older son.

Contemporary English Version
Watch out for immoral and ungodly people like Esau, who sold his future blessing for only one meal.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lest there be any fornicator or profane person, as Esau who for one mess sold his first birthright.

New American Bible
that no one be an immoral or profane person like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Lest there be any fornicator or profane person, as Esau who for one mess sold his first birthright.

any fornicator.

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage honourable in all, and the bed undefiled. For fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Mark 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

Acts 15:20,29 But that we write unto them, that they refrain themselves from the pollutions of idols and from fornication and from things strangled and from blood. . . .

1 Corinthians 5:1-6,9-11 It is absolutely heard that there is fornication among you and such fornication as the like is not among the heathens: that one should have his father's wife. . . .

1 Corinthians 6:15-20 Know you not that your bodies are the members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid! . . .

1 Corinthians 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them that committed fornication: and there fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

2 Corinthians 12:21 Lest again, when I come, God humble me among you: and I mourn many of them that sinned before and have not done penance for the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness that they have committed.

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest: which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury, . . .

Ephesians 5:3,5 But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not so much as be named among you, as becometh saints: . . .

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, lust, evil concupiscence and covetousness, which is the service of idols.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-7 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: That you should abstain from fornication: . . .

Revelation 2:20-23 But I have against thee a few things: because thou sufferest the woman Jezabel, who calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants, to commit fornication and to eat of things sacrificed to idols. . . .

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful and unbelieving and the abominable and murderers and whoremongers and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, they shall have their portion in the pool burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.

Revelation 22:15 Without are dogs and sorcerers and unchaste and murderers and servers of idols and every one that loveth and maketh a lie.

as Esau.

Genesis 25:31-34 And Jacob said to him: Sell me thy first birthright. . . .

Genesis 27:36 But he said again: Rightly is his name called Jacob; for he hath supplanted me lo this second time: My birthright he took away before, and now this second time he hath stolen away my blessing. And again he said to his father: Hast thou not reserved me also a blessing?

Context
A Call to Holiness
15Looking diligently, lest any man be wanting to the grace of God: lest any root of bitterness springing up do hinder and by it many be defiled: 16Lest there be any fornicator or profane person, as Esau who for one mess sold his first birthright. 17For know ye that afterwards, when he desired to inherit the benediction, he was rejected. For he found no place of repentance, although with tears he had sought it.…
Cross References
Genesis 25:33
Jacob said: Swear therefore to me. Esau swore to him, and sold his first birthright.

1 Timothy 1:9
Knowing this: That the law is not made for the just man but for the unjust and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the wicked and defiled, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

Hebrews 13:4
Marriage honourable in all, and the bed undefiled. For fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Additional Translations
See to it that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his birthright.

lest there be any fornicator or profane person, as Esau, who for one meal sold his birthright.

Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

lest there be any fornication, or profane person, as Esau, who for one mess of meat sold his own birthright.

lest [there be] any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one meal sold his birthright;

lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one mess of meat sold his own birthright.

Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birth-right.

lest there be a fornicator, or an ungodly person like Esau, who, in return for a single meal, parted with the birthright which belonged to him.

lest there be any sexually immoral person, or profane person, like Esau, who sold his birthright for one meal.

lest any one be a fornicator, or a profane person, as Esau, who in exchange for one morsel of food did sell his birthright,
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