You must put away every kind of bitterness, anger, wrath, quarreling, and evil, slanderous talk.
See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God, that no one be like a bitter root springing up and causing trouble, and through him many become defiled.
A foolish child is a grief to his father, and bitterness to the mother who bore him.
The heart knows its own bitterness, and with its joy no one else can share.
Those who call evil good and good evil are as good as dead, who turn darkness into light and light into darkness, who turn bitter into sweet and sweet into bitter.
And another man dies in bitterness of soul, never having tasted anything good.
(Now the name of the star is Wormwood.) So a third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from these waters because they were poisoned.
I discovered this: More bitter than death is the kind of woman who is like a hunter's snare; her heart is like a hunter's net and her hands are like prison chains. The man who pleases God escapes her, but the sinner is captured by her.
A wind lifted me up and carried me away. I went bitterly, my spirit full of fury, and the hand of the Lord rested powerfully on me.
The one whose appetite is satisfied loathes honey, but to the hungry mouth every bitter thing is sweet.
A spring does not pour out fresh water and bitter water from the same opening, does it?
"I am weary of my life; I will complain without restraint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those who are bitterly distressed;
but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfishness in your hearts, do not boast and tell lies against the truth.
For I see that you are bitterly envious and in bondage to sin."
Yes, my spirit was bitter, and my insides felt sharp pain.
They no longer sing and drink wine; the beer tastes bitter to those who drink it.
But she replied to them, "Don't call me 'Naomi'! Call me 'Mara' because the Sovereign One has treated me very harshly.
1 Samuel 1:10
She was very upset as she prayed to the Lord, and she was weeping uncontrollably.
Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.
"Look, the grief I experienced was for my benefit. You delivered me from the pit of oblivion. For you removed all my sins from your sight.
Jesus answered, "You don't know what you are asking! Are you able to drink the cup I am about to drink?" They said to him, "We are able."
Then they came to Marah, but they were not able to drink the waters of Marah, because they were bitter. (That is why its name was Marah.)
Though you have allowed me to experience much trouble and distress, revive me once again! Bring me up once again from the depths of the earth!
"Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness."
"As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice, the Almighty, who has made my life bitter --
The Israelites turn justice into bitterness; they throw what is fair and right to the ground.
I will turn your festivals into funerals, and all your songs into funeral dirges. I will make everyone wear funeral clothes and cause every head to be shaved bald. I will make you mourn as if you had lost your only son; when it ends it will indeed have been a bitter day.
For their vine is from the stock of Sodom, and from the fields of Gomorrah. Their grapes contain venom, their clusters of grapes are bitter.
2 Kings 2:19
The men of the city said to Elisha, "Look, the city has a good location, as our master can see. But the water is bad and the land doesn't produce crops."
So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, "Take the scroll and eat it. It will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth."
Beware that the heart of no man, woman, clan, or tribe among you turns away from the Lord our God today to pursue and serve the gods of those nations; beware that there is among you no root producing poisonous and bitter fruit.
1 Samuel 15:32
Then Samuel said, "Bring me King Agag of the Amalekites." So Agag came to him trembling, thinking to himself, "Surely death is bitter!"
He will make the woman drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and the water that brings a curse will enter her to produce bitterness.
"'Then the priest will write these curses on a scroll and then scrape them off into the bitter water.
Look, I am about to empower the Babylonians, that ruthless and greedy nation. They sweep across the surface of the earth, seizing dwelling places that do not belong to them.
He does not allow me to recover my breath, for he fills me with bitterness.
The archers will attack him, they will shoot at him and oppose him.
What can I say? He has decreed and acted. I will walk slowly all my years because I am overcome with grief.
So then I, the Lord who rules over all, have something to say concerning the prophets of Jerusalem: 'I will make these prophets eat the bitter food of suffering and drink the poison water of judgment. For the prophets of Jerusalem are the reason that ungodliness has spread throughout the land.'"
When Esau heard his father's words, he wailed loudly and bitterly. He said to his father, "Bless me too, my father!"
they will tear out their hair because of you and put on sackcloth, and they will weep bitterly over you with intense mourning.
When he has made her drink the water, then, if she has defiled herself and behaved unfaithfully toward her husband, the water that brings a curse will enter her to produce bitterness -- her abdomen will swell, her thigh will fall away, and the woman will become a curse among her people.
"And you, son of man, groan with an aching heart and bitterness; groan before their eyes.
A tranquil spirit revives the body, but envy is rottenness to the bones.
They made their lives bitter by hard service with mortar and bricks and by all kinds of service in the fields. Every kind of service the Israelites were required to give was rigorous.