Alienation, Examples Of
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As a result, they both understood what they had done, and they became aware that they were naked. So they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.
Later, after a while, Cain brought an offering to the LORD from the fruit that he had harvested, while Abel brought the best parts of some of the firstborn from his flock. The LORD looked favorably upon Abel and his offering, but he did not look favorably upon Cain and his offering.read more.
When Cain became very upset and depressed, the LORD asked Cain, "Why are you so upset? Why are you depressed? If you do what is appropriate, you'll be accepted, won't you? But if you don't do what is appropriate, sin is crouching near your doorway, turning toward you. Now as for you, will you take dominion over it?" Instead, Cain told his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the wilderness." When they were outside in the fields, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.
So Esau harbored animosity toward Jacob because of the way his father had blessed him. Esau kept saying to himself, "The time to mourn for my father is very near. That's when I'm going to kill my brother Jacob."
Saul was very angry and he did not like what the women sang. He told himself, "They have attributed tens of thousands to David, but to me they have attributed thousands. What else can he have but the kingdom?" From then on Saul kept his eye on David.
"My brothers are alienated from me; my acquaintances are estranged; my relatives have failed me; and my friends have abandoned me. Those who live in my house and my maidservants, too! treat me like a stranger; they think I'm a foreigner.read more.
"I call to my servant, but he doesn't respond, even though I beg to him earnestly. My wife says my breath stinks; even my children say I smell bad! Even little children hate me; when I get up, they mock me. My closest friends detest me; even the ones I love have turned against me.
I am a stranger to my brothers, a foreigner to my mother's sons.
Indeed, even your brothers and your father's family conspire against you. Even they cry out after you loudly. Don't believe them, even though they speak friendly words to you.
At that time you were without the Messiah, excluded from citizenship in Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise. You had no hope and were in the world without God.