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Then Jacob gave Esau bread and boiled lentils. And he ate and drank and rose up and went off. So Esau showed contempt for his birthright. Bible

“ate and drank and rose up and went off.” The Hebrew verbs, all joined by “and,” portrays a quick and “businesslike” succession of events. 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