Jacob fired back that he would sell the stew for Esau’s birthright share. Remember, this is a full third of what dad owns, so that makes this a very expensive bowl of stew.
Esau attempts the sympathy card, claiming that he’s close to death, which, really, after juts one day of hunting? Even if it’s multiple days, that just means Esau is not that good at hunting to come up empty so much.
Jacob refuses to bend on the price.
Esau comes to the conclusion that the birthright will not do him any good when he’s dead, so agrees to the price.
So, when we look at this, is Jacob just not a good brother? He literally forced his brother to sell the birthright for a bit of food. Where is the compassion? Where is the brotherly love? Are we looking at a potential remake of Cain and Abel? Stay tuned.