A person who is full tramples on a honeycomb,
but to a hungry person, any bitter thing is sweet.
yet the food in his stomach turns
into cobras’ venom inside him.
They are to eat the meat that night; they should eat it, roasted over the fire along with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
Such people are to observe it in the second month, on the fourteenth day at twilight. They are to eat the animal with unleavened bread and bitter herbs;
Instead, they gave me gall for my food,
and for my thirst
they gave me vinegar to drink.
They no longer sing and drink wine;
beer is bitter to those who drink it.
Those who turn justice into wormwood
throw righteousness to the ground.
Do horses gallop on the cliffs;
does anyone plow there with oxen?
Yet you have turned justice into poison
and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood—
they gave Him wine mixed with gall to drink. But when He tasted it, He would not drink it.
So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, “Take and eat it; it will be bitter in your stomach, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth.”
Then I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It was as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I ate it, my stomach became bitter.
Be sure there is no man, woman, clan, or tribe among you today whose heart turns away from the Lord our God to go and worship the gods of those nations. Be sure there is no root among you bearing poisonous and bitter fruit.
Therefore, this is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: “I am about to feed this people wormwood and give them poisonous water to drink.
Therefore, this is what the Lord of Hosts says concerning the prophets:I am about to feed them wormwood
and give them poisoned water to drink,
for from the prophets of Jerusalem
ungodliness has spread throughout the land.
?ZayinRemember my affliction and my homelessness,
the wormwood and the poison.