Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamour and evil speaking be taken away from you, with all malice,
looking diligently that no one deviate from the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness springing up impede you, and thereby many be defiled,
The foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her that bore him.
The heart knows the bitterness of his soul, and a stranger shall not intermeddle with his joy.
Woe unto those that call evil good and good evil; that put darkness for light and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
And another dies in the bitterness of his soul, never having eaten with pleasure.
and the name of the star is called Wormwood; and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters because they were made bitter.
and I find more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands are bonds; whosoever pleases God shall escape from her, but the sinner shall be held prisoner in her.
And the Spirit lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me.
The full soul loathes a honeycomb, but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Does a fountain send forth at the same place both sweet and bitter water?
My soul is cut off in my life; therefore, I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Give beer unto him that is ready to perish and wine unto those that have heavy hearts.
But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, boast not and do not be liars against the truth.
For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness and in the prison of iniquity.
Truly my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my kidneys.
They shall not drink wine with a song; the drink shall be bitter to them that would drink it.
And she said unto 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 unto the LORD and wept sore;
Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter against them.
Behold, for peace I had great bitterness; but it has pleased thee to deliver my life from the pit of corruption, for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore the name of it was called Marah.
Thou who hast caused me to see great and sore troubles, shalt return and quicken me and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness;
As God lives, who has taken away my rights; and the Almighty, who has made my soul bitter,
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood and leave off doing righteousness in the earth,
and I will turn your feasts into mourning and all your songs into lamentation; and I will cause sackcloth to be brought up upon all loins and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son and the end thereof as a bitter day.
Therefore, their vine is of the vine of Sodom and of the fields of Gomorrah; their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are very bitter.
2 Kings 2:19
And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, the seat of this city is good, as my lord sees, but the water is evil, and the ground barren.
And I went unto the angel and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
Peradventure there shall be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the LORD our God to go and serve the gods of those Gentiles; peradventure there shall be among you a root that bears poison and wormwood;
1 Samuel 15:32
Then Samuel said, Bring me Agag, the king of Amalek. And Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is near.
and he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that brings the curse, and the water that brings the curse shall enter into her as bitter.
And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out with the bitter water;
For, behold, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which march through the breadth of the earth to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs.
He will not suffer me to take my breath but has filled me with bitterness.
The arches have sorely grieved him and shot at him and hated him;
What shall I say? He has both spoken unto me, and he himself has done it; I shall walk softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.
Therefore, thus hath the LORD of the hosts said against those prophets: Behold, I will cause them to eat wormwood and make them drink the waters of gall, for from the prophets of Jerusalem is hypocrisy gone forth upon all the land.
And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.
And they shall pull out their hair for thee and gird themselves with sackcloth, and they shall weep for thee with bitterness of soul and bitter wailings.
He shall give her, therefore, the water to drink, and it shall come to pass, that if she is defiled and has betrayed her husband, that the water that works the curse shall enter into her in bitterness, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall fail; and that woman shall be a curse among her people.
Cry out therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness cry out before their eyes.
A sound heart is life to the flesh, but envy is rottenness of the bones.
and they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, making mortar and brick and in all manner of service in the field; all their service, in which they made them serve, was with rigor.