14 Bible Verses about Being Bitter
Most Relevant Verses
See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity.”
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.
“Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness”;
“Therefore I will not restrain my mouth;
I will speak in the anguish of my spirit,
I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.
A foolish son is a grief to his father
And bitterness to her who bore him.
“Lo, for my own welfare I had great bitterness;
It is You who has kept my soul from the pit of nothingness,
For You have cast all my sins behind Your back.
Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
“I loathe my own life;
I will give full vent to my complaint;
I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, “Bless me, even me also, O my father!”
- Bitter (218 instances)