peace pursue with all, and the separation, apart from which no one shall see the Lord,
looking diligently over lest any one be failing of the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness springing up may give trouble, and through this many may be defiled;
lest any one be a fornicator, or a profane person, as Esau, who in exchange for one morsel of food did sell his birthright,
for ye know that also afterwards, wishing to inherit the blessing, he was disapproved of, for a place of reformation he found not, though with tears having sought it.
For ye came not near to the mount touched and scorched with fire, and to blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
and a sound of a trumpet, and a voice of sayings, which those having heard did entreat that a word might not be added to them,
for they were not bearing that which is commanded, `And if a beast may touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or with an arrow shot through,'
and, (so terrible was the sight,) Moses said, `I am fearful exceedingly, and trembling.'
But, ye came to Mount Zion, and to a city of the living God, to the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of messengers,
to the company and assembly of the first-born in heaven enrolled, and to God the judge of all, and to spirits of righteous men made perfect,
and to a mediator of a new covenant -- Jesus, and to blood of sprinkling, speaking better things than that of Abel!