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6 Bible Verses about Bitter Herbs

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Proverbs 5:3-4

For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil. But in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, and as sharp as a double-edged sword.

Psalm 69:19-21

Truly you know my reproach, shame, and disgrace. All my enemies are known to you. Insults broke my heart. I despaired and looked for sympathy; but there was none, for comforters, but I found none. They put poison in my food, in my thirst they forced me to drink vinegar.

Lamentations 3:13-15

He caused his war arrows to pierce my vital organs. I have become a laughingstock to all my people, the object of their taunts throughout the day. He has filled me with bitterness, making me drink wormwood.

Exodus 12:8

That very night they're to eat the meat, roasted over the fire, with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

Numbers 9:11

On the fourteenth day of the second month at twilight, they are to eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

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Bitter herbs » Eaten symbolically with the passover meal

Exodus 12:8

That very night they're to eat the meat, roasted over the fire, with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

Numbers 9:11

On the fourteenth day of the second month at twilight, they are to eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

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