Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, quarreling, and slander be put away from you, along with all hatred.
See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up and causes you trouble, or many of you will become defiled.
A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to his mother.
The heart knows its own bitterness an outsider cannot share in its joy.
"How terrible it will be for those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute what is bitter for what is sweet and what is sweet for what is bitter!"
Others die with a bitter soul, never having tasted the good life.
The name of the star is Wormwood. One-third of the water turned into wormwood, and many people died from the water because it had turned bitter.
I discovered for myself a bitterness that surpasses that of death: the woman whose heart is full of snares and nets, whose hands are chains of bondage. Whoever pleases God will escape from her, but the transgressor will be trapped by her.
Then the Spirit lifted me up and carried me away. I went bitterly with an angry attitude as the hand of the LORD rested on me.
The person who is full spurns honey, but to a hungry person even the bitter seems sweet.
A spring cannot pour both fresh and brackish water from the same opening, can it?
"I am disgusted with living, so I'm going to talk about my complaint freely. I'll speak out from the bitterness of my soul.
Give liquor to someone who is perishing, and wine to someone who is deeply depressed.
But in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, and as sharp as a double-edged sword.
But if you have bitter jealousy and rivalry in your hearts, stop boasting and slandering the truth.
For I see that you're being poisoned by bitterness and you're a prisoner of wickedness!"
When I chose to be bitter I was emotionally pained.
No longer do they drink wine accompanied by singing; even beer tastes bitter to those who drink it.
But Naomi replied, "Don't call me "Naomi'! Call me "Mara'! That's because the Almighty has dealt bitterly with me.
1 Samuel 1:10
Deeply distressed, she prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly.
Yes, it was for my own good that I suffered extreme anguish. But in love you have held back my life from the Pit in which it has been confined; you have tossed all my sins behind your back.
Jesus replied, "You don't realize what you're asking. Can you drink from the cup that I'm going to drink from?" They told him, "We can."
When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water at Marah because it was bitter. (That is why it's called Marah.)
God, who can compare to you, who caused me to experience troubles that were numerous and disastrous? You will return to revive me and lift me up from the depths of the earth.
Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.
"The living God has withheld justice from me; the Almighty has made my life bitter.
Those of you who are making justice taste bitter, and who have thrown righteousness to the ground:
I will turn your festivals into mourning, and all of your songs to dirges. I will cause all of you to put on sackcloth and to shave all of your heads. I will make that time like mourning for an only son, and its conclusion will be like the end of a bitter day."
Instead, their vine is from the vines of Sodom and the vineyards of Gomorrah. Their grapes are poisonous, their clusters bitter.
2 Kings 2:19
The men who lived in the city addressed Elisha. "Look now," they said, "our city's location is good, as you have been observing, but the water springs here are bad and the land isn't sustaining crops."
So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the small scroll. "Take it and eat it," he told me. "It will turn bitter in your stomach, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth."
Be alert so there is no man, woman, family, or a tribe whose heart is turning away from the LORD your God to go and serve the gods of those nations. Be alert so there will be no root among you that produces poisonous and bitter fruit,
1 Samuel 15:32
Then Samuel said, "Bring Agag king of Amalek to me." Agag came to him in fetters, saying to himself, "Surely the bitterness of death is past."
The woman is to drink the bitter water that brings a curse and the water that brings a curse is to be considered contaminated.
"Then the priest is to write all of these words in a document and wipe it off with the contaminated water.
Watch out! For I am bringing in the Chaldeans, that cruel and impetuous people, who sweep across the earth dispossessing people from homes not their own.
He won't let me catch my breath; instead, he fills me with bitterness.
Even though enemies attacked him, shooting at him and pursuing him viciously,
What can I say, so I tell myself, since he has done this to me? I will walk slowly all my years because of my soul's anguish.
Therefore, this is what the LORD God of the Heavenly Armies says about the prophets, "I'm about to make them eat wormwood and drink poisoned water, because godlessness has spread from the prophets of Jerusalem throughout the land."
When Esau realized what his father Isaac was saying, he began to wail out loud bitterly. "Bless me," he cried, "even me, too, my father!"
They'll shave their heads bald because of you. They'll dress themselves in sackcloth and weep for you with deep bitterness of heart, with the most pitiful of mourning.
When he has had her drink the water, if she was defiled and had acted unfaithfully toward her husband, then the contaminated water that brings a curse will enter her and infect her, causing her abdomen to swell and her thigh to waste away. Then she is to be a cursed woman among her people.
"And now, Son of Man, you are to start groaning until you're sick to your stomach. You are to groan bitterly right in front of them.
A tranquil mind brings life to one's body, but jealousy causes one's bones to rot.
making their lives bitter through hard labor with mortar, bricks, and all kinds of outdoor labor. They ruthlessly imposed all this work on them.