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6 Bible Verses about Bitter Herbs

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Proverbs 5:3-4

Though the lips of the forbidden woman drip honey
and her words are smoother than oil, in the end she’s as bitter as wormwood
and as sharp as a double-edged sword.

Psalm 69:19-21

You know the insults I endure—
my shame and disgrace.
You are aware of all my adversaries. Insults have broken my heart,
and I am in despair.
I waited for sympathy,
but there was none;
for comforters, but found no one. Instead, they gave me gall for my food,
and for my thirst
they gave me vinegar to drink.

Lamentations 3:13-15

?HeHe pierced my kidneys
with His arrows. I am a laughingstock to all my people,
mocked by their songs all day long. He filled me with bitterness,
satiated me with wormwood.

Exodus 12:8

They are to eat the meat that night; they should eat it, roasted over the fire along with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

Numbers 9:11

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;

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Bitter herbs » Eaten symbolically with the passover meal

Exodus 12:8

They are to eat the meat that night; they should eat it, roasted over the fire along with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

Numbers 9:11

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;

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