bitterness [bit-er-nuh-s] : anger and disappointment at being treated unfairly; resentment
So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem. When they arrived in Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them, and the women exclaimed, âCan this be Naomi?â âDonât call me Naomi, â she told them. âCall me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. I went away full, but the LORD has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The LORD has afflicted me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me.â
2 Samuel 13:22
And Absalom never said a word to Amnon, either good or bad; he hated Amnon because he had disgraced his sister Tamar.
But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!â
and saying, âYou who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!â In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. âHe saved others,â they said, âbut he canât save himself! Heâs the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, âI am the Son of God.â â In the same way the rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.
When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.