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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 will drip honey, and smoother than oil is her mouth. But her end is bitter as the wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.

Psalm 69:19-21

You know my reproach, my shame and my disgrace. {Fully known} to you are all my adversaries. Reproach has broken my heart and I am sick. And I hoped for sympathy, but there was none, and for comforters, but I found none. They also gave me gall for food, and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Lamentations 3:13-15

He shot {the arrows of his quiver} into my kidneys. I have become a laughingstock for all the people, their mocking song all day long. He has filled me with bitterness, he has drenched me [with] wormwood.

Exodus 12:8

And they will eat the meat on this night; they will eat it fire-roasted and [with] unleavened bread on {bitter herbs}.

Numbers 9:11

On the second month on the fourteenth day {at twilight} they will observe it; they will eat it with unleavened bread and bitter plants.

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Bitter herbs » Eaten symbolically with the passover meal

Exodus 12:8

And they will eat the meat on this night; they will eat it fire-roasted and [with] unleavened bread on {bitter herbs}.

Numbers 9:11

On the second month on the fourteenth day {at twilight} they will observe it; they will eat it with unleavened bread and bitter plants.