What Does The Bible Say About Bitterness?
1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.
2 Samuel 2:26 Then Abner called to Joab, and said, Shall the sword devour for ever? know you not that it will be bitterness in the latter end? how long shall it be then, ere you bid the people return from following their brothers?
Job 7:11 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
Job 10:1 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint on myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Job 21:25 And another dies in the bitterness of his soul, and never eats with pleasure.
Job 23:2 Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.
Psalms 71:20 You, which have showed me great and sore troubles, shall quicken me again, and shall bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
Proverbs 14:10 The heart knows his own bitterness; and a stranger does not intermeddle with his joy.
Proverbs 17:25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him.
Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
James 3:14 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
1 John 2:9 He that said he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness even until now.