The full soul loathes a honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Yet his food in his body is soured, it is the gall of asps within him.
And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roasted with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
The fourteenth day of the second month at evening they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
They gave me also gall for my food; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.
You who turn justice to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,
Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for you have turned justice into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock:
They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little scroll. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make your stomach bitter, but it shall be in your mouth sweet as honey.
And I took the little scroll out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my stomach was bitter.
Lest there should be among you a man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turns away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that bears bitterness or wormwood;
Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water poisonous to drink.
Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the poisonous water: for from the prophets of Jerusalem has profaneness gone forth into all the land.
He has filled me with bitterness, he has made me drunk with wormwood.
Remembering my affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.