Essay about Analysis Of ' Genesis ' And ' The Holy Bible '

778 Words Nov 15th, 2016 4 Pages
Jealousy is a trait that many individuals may have over their siblings. Jealousy is a silent killer, that will bring you down into the darkness. This darkness is a representation of evil. Jealousy leads to hatred. Jealousy brings out hate, which allows individuals to either commit murder, fight, lie, or even steal. One can find jealousy and hate intertwine with one another in the Holy Bible. Cain, the brother of Abel, and Joseph’s brothers, all had jealousy and hate built in their heart against their own flesh and blood brother. This was jealousy of worship.
The first book in the Holy Bible, Genesis, speaks about ways one must please God. If he or she wants to show their love unto God, they must offer up a sacrificial offering. Cain was known to be a tiller, and Abel was the shepherd. When it came time to give an offering on to God, “Cain bought to the Lord an offering of fruit of the ground, and Abel for his part bought of the firstlings of his flock, their fat portions” (The Holy Bible 3). Abel’s offering was more pleasing on to God than Cain’s offering; due to the fact Abel’s offering was a blood offering. When Cain noted God’s favor for Abel’s offer over his, he “was very angry. And his countenance fell” (The Holy Bible 3). Cain was jealous of his brother and hated him for how God favored him more because of his worship. Jealousy and hate pushed Cain to do the unimaginable, “Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and killed him” (The Holy Bible 3). Because Cain was…

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