'Poison' in the Bible
Then the Lord sent poison-snakes among the people; and their bites were a cause of death to numbers of the people of Israel.
Who was your guide through that great and cruel waste, where there were poison-snakes and scorpions and a dry land without water; who made water come out of the hard rock for you;
So that there may not be among you any man or woman or family or tribe whose heart is turned away from the Lord our God today, to go after other gods and give them worship; or any root among you whose fruit is poison and bitter sorrow;
They will be wasted from need of food, and overcome by burning heat and bitter destruction; and the teeth of beasts I will send on them, with the poison of the worms of the dust.
Their wine is the poison of dragons, the cruel poison of snakes.
For the arrows of the Ruler of all are present with me, and their poison goes deep into my spirit: his army of fears is put in order against me.
His food becomes bitter in his stomach; the poison of snakes is inside him.
He takes the poison of snakes into his mouth, the tongue of the snake is the cause of his death.
Their poison is like the poison of a snake; they are like the adder, whose ears are shut;
They gave me poison for my food; and bitter wine for my drink.
Their tongues are sharp like the tongue of a snake; the poison of snakes is under their lips. (Selah.)
In the end, its bite is like that of a snake, its wound like the wound of a poison-snake.
And the child at the breast will be playing by the hole of the snake, and the older child will put his hand on the bright eye of the poison-snake.
Be not glad, O Philistia, all of you, because the rod which was on you is broken: for out of the snake's root will come a poison-snake, and its fruit will be a winged poison-snake.
They give birth to snake's eggs, and make spider's threads: whoever takes their eggs for food comes to his death, and the egg which is crushed becomes a poison-snake.
See, I will send snakes and poison-snakes among you, against which the wonder-worker has no power; and they will give you wounds which may not be made well, says the Lord.
Keep in mind my trouble and my wandering, the bitter root and the poison.
Their words are foolish; they make agreements with false oaths, so punishment will come up like a poison-plant in a ploughed field.
Is it possible for horses to go running on the rock? may the sea be ploughed with oxen? for the right to be turned by you into poison, and the fruit of righteousness into a bitter plant?
They will take up snakes, and if there is poison in their drink, it will do them no evil; they will put their hands on those who are ill, and they will get well.
Their throat is like an open place of death; with their tongues they have said what is not true: the poison of snakes is under their lips: