Make every effort to live in peace with everyone1 and to be holy;2 without holiness no one will see the Lord.315
See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God4 and that no bitter root5 grows up to cause trouble and defile many.
See that no one is sexually immoral,6 or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son.717
Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. Even though he sought the blessing with tears,8 he could not change what he had done.