Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
Woe unto them 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 dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth 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 as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.
So 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 loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of 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, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.
Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.
They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.
And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.
1 Samuel 1:10
And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.
Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it 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, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;
Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in 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 of 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 gall, their clusters are bitter:
2 Kings 2:19
And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, 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.
Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD 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
Then said Samuel, Bring ye hither to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past.
And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causeth the curse: and the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter.
And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out with the bitter water:
For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs.
He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness.
The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, 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 the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into 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 make themselves utterly bald for thee, and gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for thee with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.
And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot: and the woman shall be a curse among her people.
Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy 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 made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.