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6 Bible Verses about Bitter Herbs

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Proverbs 5:3-4

For the lips of a loose woman drip honey as a honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil; But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged and devouring sword.

Psalm 69:19-21

You know my reproach and my shame and my dishonor; my adversaries are all before You [fully known to You]. Insults and reproach have broken my heart; I am full of heaviness and I am distressingly sick. I looked for pity, but there was none, and for comforters, but I found none. They gave me also gall [poisonous and bitter] for my food, and in my thirst they gave me vinegar (a soured wine) to drink.

Lamentations 3:13-15

He has caused the arrows of His quiver to enter into my heart [the seat of my affections and desires]. I have become a derision to all my people, and [the subject of] their singsong all the day. He has filled me with bitterness; He has made me drink to excess and until drunken with wormwood [bitterness].

Exodus 12:8

They shall eat the flesh that night roasted; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Numbers 9:11

On the fourteenth day of the second month in the evening they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

Zechariah 12:10

And I will pour out upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace or unmerited favor and supplication. And they shall look [earnestly] upon Me Whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him as one who is in bitterness for his firstborn.

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Bitter herbs » Eaten symbolically with the passover meal

Exodus 12:8

They shall eat the flesh that night roasted; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Numbers 9:11

On the fourteenth day of the second month in the evening they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.