New Living Translation
Make sure that no one is immoral or godless like Esau, who traded his birthright as the firstborn son for a single meal.
King James Bible
Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
Darby Bible Translation
lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one meal sold his birthright;
World English Bible
lest there be any sexually immoral person, or profane person, like Esau, who sold his birthright for one meal.
Young's Literal Translation
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:16 Esau was profane for so slighting the blessing which went along with the birth - right.
LibraryTwenty-Ninth Day. Holiness and Chastisement.
He chasteneth us for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. Follow after sanctification, without which no man shall see the Lord.'--Heb. xii. 10, 14. There is perhaps no part of God's word which sheds such Divine light upon suffering as the Epistle to the Hebrews. It does this because it teaches us what suffering was to the Son of God. It perfected His humanity. It so fitted Him for His work as the Compassionate High Priest. It proved that He, who had fulfilled God's will in …
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ
Thanksgiving after Chastisement.
The Blood of Sprinkling
But Jacob said, "First you must swear that your birthright is mine." So Esau swore an oath, thereby selling all his rights as the firstborn to his brother, Jacob.
1 Timothy 1:9
For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who kill their father or mother or commit other murders.
Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.
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