12:16 And see to it that no one becomes 1 an immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal. 2 12:17 For you know that 3 later when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no opportunity for repentance, although he sought the blessing 4 with tears.
3 tn Or a command: “for understand that.”
4 tn Grk “it,” referring either to the repentance or the blessing. But the account in Gen 27:34-41 (which the author appeals to here) makes it clear that the blessing is what Esau sought. Thus in the translation the referent (the blessing) is specified for clarity.