'Bitter' in the Bible
And she went some distance away, about an arrow flight, and seating herself on the earth, she gave way to bitter weeping, saying, Let me not see the death of my child.
They made life bitter for Isaac and Rebekah.
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.
This was my condition, wasted by heat in the day and by the bitter cold at night; and sleep went from my eyes.
And men will have no memory of the good time because of the need which will come after, for it will be very bitter.
Then in bitter grief they put the bags on the asses again and went back to the town.
A curse on their passion for it was bitter; and on their wrath for it was cruel. I will let their heritage in Jacob be broken up, driving them from their places in Israel.
When they came to the threshing floor of Atad on the other side of the Jordan, they mourned there with very great and bitter sorrow. There Joseph observed a seven day period of mourning for his father.
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.
And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
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.
Then let him take her to the priest, offering for her the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal, without oil or perfume; for it is a meal offering of a bitter spirit, a meal offering keeping wrongdoing in mind.
And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and uncover the woman's head, and put the offering of memorial in her hands, which is the jealousy offering: and the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that causeth the curse:
And the priest shall charge her by an oath, and say unto the woman, If no man have lain with thee, and if thou hast not gone aside to uncleanness with another instead of thy husband, be thou free from this bitter water that causeth the curse:
And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out with the bitter water:
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 he will take some of it in his hand, burning it on the altar as a sign, and then he will give the woman the bitter water.
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.
Or for a husband who, in a bitter spirit, has doubts in his heart about his wife; let him take her to the priest, who will put in force this law.
The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
And in Moab there was great fear of the people, because their numbers were so great: and the feeling of Moab was bitter against the children of Israel.
And your food will be the fruit of your body, the flesh of the sons and daughters which the Lord your God has given you; because of your bitter need and the cruel grip of your haters.
And to her baby newly come to birth, and to the children of her body; for having no other food, she will make a meal of them secretly, because of her bitter need and the cruel grip of your haters on all your towns.
Be sure there is no man, woman, clan, or tribe among you today whose heart turns away from the Lord our God to go and worship the gods of those nations. Be sure there is no root among you bearing poisonous and bitter fruit.
They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.
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:
A curse, a curse on Meroz! said the angel of the Lord. A bitter curse on her townspeople! Because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord among the strong ones.
And the sons of Dan say unto him, 'Let not thy voice be heard with us, lest men bitter in soul fall upon you, and thou hast gathered thy life, and the life of thy household;'
And the people came to Beth-el, waiting there till evening before God, and gave themselves up to bitter weeping.
would you be willing to wait for them to grow up? Would you restrain yourselves from remarrying? No, my daughters, [my life] is much too bitter for you [to share], because the Lord's hand has turned against me."
"Don't call me Naomi. Call me Mara," she answered, "for the Almighty has made me very bitter.
And she is bitter in soul, and prayeth unto Jehovah, and weepeth greatly,
Regard not your handmaid as a wicked woman; for out of my great complaint and bitter provocation I have been speaking.
All through the life of Saul there was bitter war against the Philistines; and whenever Saul saw any strong man or any good fighting man, he kept him near himself.
Then Samuel said, "Bring me King Agag of the Amalekites." So Agag came to him trembling, thinking to himself, "Surely death is bitter!"
and gather themselves unto him do every man in distress, and every man who hath an exactor, and every man bitter in soul, and he is over them for head, and there are with him about four hundred men.
David was in a difficult position because the troops talked about stoning him, for they were all very bitter over [the loss of] their sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God.
Then David gave way to bitter grief, and so did all the men who were with him:
Then Abner called to Joab and said, "Shall the sword devour forever? Do you not know that it will be bitter in the end? How long will you refrain from telling the people to turn back from following their brothers?"
And Hushai saith, 'Thou hast known thy father and his men, that they are heroes, and they are bitter in soul as a bereaved bear in a field, and thy father is a man of war, and doth not lodge with the people;
And the salvation of that day was changed to sorrow for all the people: for it was said to the people, The king is in bitter grief for his son.
Now you have with you Shimei, the son of Gera the Benjamite of Bahurim, who put a bitter curse on me on the day when I went to Mahanaim; but he came down to see me at Jordan, and I gave him my oath by the Lord, saying, I will not put you to death by the sword.
Then Ahijah, hearing the sound of her footsteps coming in at the door, said, Come in, O wife of Jeroboam; why do you make yourself seem like another? for I am sent to you with bitter news.
The king of Israel went home to Samaria bitter and angry.
So Ahab went into his palace, bitter and angry that Naboth the Jezreelite had said, "I will not sell to you my ancestral inheritance." He lay down on his bed, pouted, and would not eat.
Then his wife Jezebel came in and said to him, "Why do you have a bitter attitude and refuse to eat?"
And she cometh in unto the man of God, unto the hill, and layeth hold on his feet, and Gehazi cometh nigh to thrust her away, and the man of God saith, 'Let her alone, for her soul is bitter to her, and Jehovah hath hidden it from me, and hath not declared it to me.'
For the LORD saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.
Against whom have you said evil and bitter things? against whom has your voice been loud and your eyes lifted up? even against the Holy One of Israel.
O Lord, keep in mind how I have been true to you with all my heart, and have done what is good in your eyes. And Hezekiah gave way to bitter weeping.
Then Uzziah was angry; and he had in his hand a vessel for burning perfume; and while his wrath was bitter against the priests, the mark of the leper's disease came out on his brow, before the eyes of the priests in the house of the Lord by the altar of perfumes.
When Mordecai perceived all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and a bitter cry;
And lifting up their eyes when they were still far off, it did not seem that the man they saw was Job because of the change in him. And they gave way to bitter weeping, with signs of grief, and put dust on their heads.
Let darkness and death-shade redeem it, Let a cloud tabernacle upon it, Let them terrify it as the most bitter of days.
Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul;
"In addition, I won't keep my opinion to myself; I'll speak from my distressed spirit; I'll complain with my bitter soul.
He doesn't let me catch my breath but soaks me with bitter experiences.
My soul is tired of life; I will let my sad thoughts go free in words; my soul will make a bitter outcry.
For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.
Their mouths are open wide against me; the blows of his bitter words are falling on my face; all of them come together in a mass against me.
Truly, those who make sport of me are round about me, and my eyes become dark because of their bitter laughing.
How long will you make my life bitter, crushing me with words?
His food becomes bitter in his stomach; the poison of snakes is inside him.
Yet another person dies with a bitter soul, having never tasted prosperity.
Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.
As God lives, who has deprived me of justice, and the Almighty who has made me bitter,
Let there be fear in your hearts, and do no sin; have bitter feelings on your bed, but make no sound. (Selah.)
O Lord, do not be bitter with me in your wrath; do not send punishment on me in the heat of your passion.
My soul is in bitter trouble; and you, O Lord, how long?
For their thoughts were bitter against you: they had an evil design in their minds, which they were not able to put into effect.
See how those who are against me are increased, for bitter is their hate of me.
Put an end to your wrath and be no longer bitter; do not give way to angry feeling which is a cause of sin.
O Lord, be not bitter with me in your wrath; let not your hand be on me in the heat of your passion.
Because of the voice of him who says sharp and bitter words; because of the hater and him who is the instrument of punishment.
Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
My bitter weeping, and my going without food, were turned to my shame.
My heart is broken by bitter words, I am full of grief; I made a search for some to have pity on me, but there was no one; I had no comforter.
They put bitter poison into my food, and to quench my thirst they give me vinegar to drink.
Because they are cruel to him against whom your hand is turned; they make bitter the grief of him who is wounded by you.
You, who have shown us many and bitter troubles, you will let me live. You will bring us up again from the depths of the earth.
When I chose to be bitter I was emotionally pained.
Up! O God, be the judge of your cause; keep in mind the bitter things which the man of evil behaviour says against you every day.
They said bitter words against God, saying, Is God able to make ready a table in the waste land?
He sent ice for the destruction of their vines; their trees were damaged by the bitter cold.
He sent on them the heat of his wrath, his bitter disgust, letting loose evil angels among them.
But they were bitter against the Most High God, testing him, and not keeping his laws;
Keep in mind, O Lord, the shame of your servants, and how the bitter words of all the people have come into my heart;
The bitter words of your haters, O Lord, shaming the footsteps of your king.
His feeling will no longer be bitter; he will not keep his wrath for ever.
For they made his spirit bitter, and he said unwise things.
Take away from me shame and bitter words; for I have kept your unchanging word in my heart.
But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
For bitter is the wrath of an angry husband; in the day of punishment he will have no mercy.
The mouth of the upright man is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the evil-doer is a bitter cup.
By a soft answer wrath is turned away, but a bitter word is a cause of angry feelings.
There is bitter punishment for him who is turned from the way; and death will be the fate of the hater of teaching.
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitter pain to her who gave him birth.
By his foolish behaviour a man's ways are turned upside down, and his heart is bitter against the Lord.
A foolish son is the destruction of his father; and the bitter arguments of a wife are like drops of rain falling without end.
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