'Rotten' in the Bible
And the foremen said to them, The Lord look upon you and judge, because you have made us a rotten stench to be detested by Pharaoh and his servants and have put a sword in their hand to slay us.
And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is moth eaten.
He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.
The mouths of the righteous (those harmonious with God) bring forth skillful and godly Wisdom, but the perverse tongue shall be cut down [like a barren and rotten tree].
Trusting an unreliable person in a time of trouble is like a rotten tooth or a faltering foot.
Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes straw and as dry grass shrivels in the flame, so their roots will become like something rotten and their blossoms will blow away like dust, for they have rejected the instruction of the Lord of Hosts, and they have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
He who is poor by heave-offerings, A tree not rotten doth choose, A skilful artisan he seeketh for it, To establish a graven image -- not moved.
I planted you in the land like a special vine of the very best stock. Why in the world have you turned into something like a wild vine that produces rotten, foul-smelling grapes?
This is what the Lord of Hosts says: "I am about to send against them sword, famine, and plague and will make them like rotten figs that are inedible because they are so bad.
So Ebedmelech took the men with him, and went into the house of the king under the treasury, and took thence old cast clouts and old rotten rags, and let them down by cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah.
And Ebedmelech the Ethiopian said unto Jeremiah, Put now these old cast clouts and rotten rags under thine armholes under the cords. And Jeremiah did so.
And I am as a moth to Ephraim, And as a rotten thing to the house of Judah.
The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered.
I will drive the northerner far from you and banish him to a dry and desolate land, his front ranks into the Dead Sea, and his rear guard into the Mediterranean Sea. His stench will rise; yes, his rotten smell will rise, for he has done catastrophic things.
In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a rotten tree produces bad fruit.
A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a rotten tree cannot produce good fruit.
"Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree rotten and its fruit rotten, because a tree is known by its fruit.
"A good tree doesn't produce rotten fruit, and a rotten tree doesn't produce good fruit,
No rotten talk should come from your mouth, but only what is good for the building up of someone in need, in order to give grace to those who hear.