Let all bitterness, and heat of passion, and wrath, and clamour, and injurious language, be removed from you, with all malice;
watching lest there be any one who lacks the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and many be defiled by it;
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him.
The heart knoweth its own bitterness, and a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy.
Woe unto them who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
And another dieth in bitterness of soul, and hath not tasted good:
And the name of the star is called Wormwood; and the third part of the waters became wormwood, and many of the men died of the waters because they were made bitter.
and I found more bitter than death the woman whose heart is nets and snares, and whose hands are bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be caught by her.
And the Spirit lifted me up, and took me away; and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit, and the hand of Jehovah was strong upon me.
The full soul trampleth on a honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Does the fountain, out of the same opening, pour forth sweet and bitter?
My soul is weary of my life: I will give free course to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto the bitter of soul:
but her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.
but if ye have bitter emulation and strife in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.
for I see thee to be in the gall of bitterness, and bond of unrighteousness.
When my heart was in a ferment, and I was pricked in my reins,
They do not drink wine with a song; strong drink is bitter to them that drink it.
And she said to them, Call me not Naomi call me Mara; for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.
1 Samuel 1:10
and she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to Jehovah, and wept much.
Behold, instead of peace I had bitterness upon bitterness; but thou hast in love delivered my soul from the pit of destruction; for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
And Jesus answering said, Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink the cup which I am about to drink? They say to him, We are able.
And they came to Marah, and could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore the name of it was called Marah.
Thou, who hast shewn us many and sore troubles, wilt revive us again, and wilt bring us up again from the depths of the earth;
whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness;
As God liveth, who hath taken away my right, and the Almighty, who hath embittered my soul,
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and cast down righteousness to the earth,
And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning for an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.
For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, And of the fields of Gomorrah: Their grapes are grapes of poison, Bitter are their clusters;
2 Kings 2:19
And the men of the city said to Elisha, Behold now, the situation of the city is good, as my lord sees; but the water is bad, and the land is barren.
And I went to the angel, saying to him to give me the little book. And he says to me, Take and eat it up: and it shall make thy belly bitter, but in thy mouth it shall be sweet as honey.
lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from Jehovah our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood,
1 Samuel 15:32
And Samuel said, Bring ye near to me Agag the king of Amalek. And Agag came to him gaily. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past.
and he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that bringeth the curse, that the water that bringeth the curse may enter into her for bitterness.
And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and shall blot them out with the bitter water,
For behold, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and impetuous nation, which marcheth through the breadth of the earth, to possess dwelling-places that are not theirs.
He suffereth me not to take my breath, for he filleth me with bitternesses.
The archers have provoked him, And shot at, and hated him;
What shall I say? He hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath done it. I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.
Therefore thus saith Jehovah of hosts concerning the prophets: Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink water of gall; for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land.
When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said to his father, Bless me me also, my father!
And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee, and gird themselves with sackcloth; and they shall weep for thee in bitterness of soul with bitter mourning.
And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, if she have been defiled, and have committed unfaithfulness against her husband, that the water that bringeth the curse shall enter into her, for bitterness, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall shrink; and the woman shall become a curse among her people.
Sigh then, thou son of man; with breaking of the loins, and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.
A sound heart is the life of the flesh; but envy the rottenness of the bones.
and they embittered their life with hard labour in clay and bricks, and in all manner of labour in the field: all their labour with which they made them serve was with harshness.