Then Jacob gave Esau bread and boiled lentils. And he ate, drank, got up, and went off; so Esau showed contempt for his birthright. Bible see other translations

“ate, drank, got up, and went off.” The Hebrew verbs are all joined by “and,” portraying a quick and “businesslike” succession of events. That would be awkward in English, so the REV uses commas. Jacob and Esau were rivals, which is why Jacob demanded such a high price for some lentil stew when under ordinary family circumstances we would think Jacob would have seen Esau coming in tired and hungry and gladly offered to feed him and be kind to him. There was no friendly family chat at this meal.

Commentary for: Genesis 25:34