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Hebrews 12:16

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Lest there bee any fornicatour, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsell of meat sold his birthright.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

that {there be} no immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a {single} meal.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

lest `there be' any fornication, or profane person, as Esau, who for one mess of meat sold his own birthright.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And that there may not be any evil liver, or any man without respect for God, like Esau, who let his birthright go for a plate of food.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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.
- Weymouth Bible

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

that no man be letchour, ether vnhooli, as Esau, which for o mete seelde hise firste thingis.
- Wycliffe Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 12:16

12:16 Esau was profane for so slighting the blessing which went along with the birth - right.

People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 12:16

Heb 12:16 Lest there [be] any fornicator. Of course such a sinner would not live the life of holiness enjoined. Or profane person. A worldly person who profanes holy privileges by placing on them a worldly estimate. As Esau. See Ge 25:27-30. He illustrates what is meant by a profane person. Who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For a savory meal he bartered away a birthright bestowed by God. So any professing Christian who would sell his heavenly birthright for worldly advantages would be a profane person.

Discussion for Hebrews 12

    once you get born again you recieves the kingdom which can not be shaken
  • MockingBird for verse 2
    Jesus is the author the beginning and Jesus is the finisher the end of our faith : He is the first and the last : Jesus knew when He came to earth that He was on a mission : as I , we are ,Jesus suffered for His faith in His and our Father : When we I suffer for righteousness sake , there is a reward : Looking unto the end ,focusing on the prize : I have fought a Good fight , I have finished my course , I have kept the faith : there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness and having fellowship with my Heavenly Father and my Lord Jesus Christ throughout eternity : Which to me is PRICELESS !!! In thy Presence is fullness of Joy !!!
  • Lilian
    God is longing to bless us and heal us. Jesus already restores our Soul and have forgiven our sins when Jesus redeemed us on the cross. But sometimes because of our disobedience we are chastened. When the storm comes into our life we dont know what to do if we dont have Christ in our life. Jesus is the only Savior, He who opens his door for him will be saved. We must show our obedience to his words in order for us to see the Glory of God as his mercy and love endureth forever. What a promising God and always faithful to his words. Thanks to Jesus and keep praising his blood as his precious blood washed our ungodly sins. Praise you Lord and thanks for your blood i will love you Jesus forever until rapture. Amen
  • Michael Babarinde for verse 2
    Hebrews 12:2 KJV 'looking the act of directing the eyes to something and perceiving it visual ly. unto Jesus ...... ' is the blessedness of mourning.
  • Judy
    V6 to me means that when we sin intentionally or unintentionally, God withdraws His grace from us for a season, so that we know we cannot do without Him. This leads to repentance and a renewed desire for His word, prayer and holy living that His holy name may once again be glorified in our lives. Woe to you whose sins go unpunished know it I not well with you. Later a recompense shall be made.
  • Isabella for verse 14
    holiness is a lifestyle which differs dramatically from our mannerof life before we were saved.

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