Numbers 5:1717And the priest shall take holy water in an earthenware vessel and take some of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle and put it into the water.
Numbers 5:2222May this water that brings the curse a pass into your bowels and make your womb swell and your thigh fall away.’ And the woman shall say, b ‘Amen, Amen.’
Numbers 5:2424And he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that brings the curse, and the water that brings the curse shall enter into her and cause bitter pain.
Deuteronomy 29:1818Beware lest there be among you a man or woman or clan or tribe whose heart is turning away today from the Lord our God to go and serve the gods of those nations. Beware lest there be among you c a root bearing poisonous and bitter fruit,
1 Samuel 15:3232Then Samuel said, “Bring here to me Agag the king of the Amalekites.” And Agag came to him cheerfully. ▼
▼Or haltingly (compare Septuagint); the Hebrew is uncertainAgag said, “Surely the bitterness of death is past.”
Proverbs 5:44but in the end she is e bitter as f wormwood,
g sharp as h a two-edged sword.
Ecclesiastes 7:2626And I find something more i bitter than death: j the woman whose heart is k snares and nets, and whose hands are fetters. He who pleases God escapes her, but l the sinner is taken by her.
Isaiah 38:1717 m Behold, it was for my welfare
that I had great bitterness;
n but in love you have delivered my life
from the pit of destruction,
o for you have cast all my sins
behind your back.
Jeremiah 2:1919 p Your evil will chastise you,
and q your apostasy will reprove you.
Know and see that it is evil and r bitter
for s you to forsake the Lord your God;
the fear of me is not in you,
declares the Lord God of hosts.
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