Pursue peace with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springs up and causes trouble, and through it many become defiled.
See to it that no one becomes like Esau, an immoral and godless person, who sold his birthright for a single meal.
You know that later, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, a even though he sought the blessing b with tears.
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