Hebrews 12:16
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English Standard Version
that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright 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.

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

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

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

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

Weymouth New Testament
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.

Hebrews 12:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Fornicator (πόρνος)

In the literal sense, as always in N.T.

Profane person (βέβηλος)

See on 1 Timothy 1:9.

As Esau

Only the epithet profane is applied to Esau, not fornicator.

For one morsel of meat (ἀντὶ βρώσεως μιᾶς)

Βρῶσις, lit. the act of eating, as 1 Corinthians 8:4, Romans 14:17 : "one eating of meat." Sometimes corrosion, as Matthew 6:19. Sometimes of that which is eaten, John 6:27, John 6:55.

Sold (ἀπέδετο)

The word occurs in the narrative of Genesis 25:31, Genesis 25:33, lxx. In N.T. often of discharging an obligation; paying back. To sell, Acts 5:8; Acts 7:9.

His birthright (τὰ πρωτοτοκία)

N.T.o, oClass. In this form only in the later Greek translations of the O.T. Πρωτοτοκεῖον, a very few times, almost all in this narrative.

Hebrews 12:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

any fornicator.

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but 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 to them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood...

1 Corinthians 5:1-6,9-11 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles...

1 Corinthians 6:15-20 Know you not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ...

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

2 Corinthians 12:21 And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall mourn many which have sinned already...

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness...

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

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence...

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

Revelation 2:20-23 Notwithstanding I have a few things against you, because you suffer that woman Jezebel, which calls herself a prophetess...

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters...

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loves and makes a lie.

as Esau.

Genesis 25:31-34 And Jacob said, Sell me this day your birthright...

Genesis 27:36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he has supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold...

Cross References
Genesis 25:33
Jacob said, "Swear to me now." So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob.

1 Timothy 1:9
understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers,

Hebrews 13:4
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

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