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6 Bible Verses about Bitter Herbs

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Proverbs 5:3-4

For the lips of the strange woman drop as a honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil, But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.

Psalm 69:19-21

Thou hast known my reproach and my shame and my dishonour; my adversaries are all before thee. Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness, and I looked for some to take pity, but there was no one, and for comforters, but I found none. They also gave me gall for my food; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Lamentations 3:13-15

He He has caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my kidneys. He I was a derision to all my people and their song every day. He He has filled me with bitterness, he has made me drunk with wormwood.

Exodus 12:8

And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roasted with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Numbers 9:11

The fourteenth day of the second month, between the two evenings they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

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Bitter herbs » Eaten symbolically with the passover meal

Exodus 12:8

And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roasted with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Numbers 9:11

The fourteenth day of the second month, between the two evenings they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.