Hebrews 12:14-17 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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14 Strive for peace with all men, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. 14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
15 See to it that no one fail to obtain the grace of God; that no "root of bitterness" spring up and cause trouble, and by it the many become defiled; 15 See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.
16 that no one be immoral or irreligious like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. 16 See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son.
17 For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears. 17 Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. He could bring about no change of mind, though he sought the blessing with tears.