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Hebrews 12:15-16

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12:15 See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God, that no one be like a bitter root springing up 1  and causing trouble, and through him many become defiled. 12:16 And see to it that no one becomes 2  an immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal. 3 

1 tn Grk “that there not be any root of bitterness,” but referring figuratively to a person who causes trouble (as in Deut 29:17 [LXX] from which this is quoted).

sn An allusion to Deut 29:18.

2 tn Grk “that there not be any,” continuing from v. 15.

3 sn An allusion to Gen 27:34-41.



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