Bible verses about "bitterness" | NHEB

Romans 3:23

23 for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;

Romans 2:21-24

21 You therefore who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? 22 You who say that one should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23 You who boast in the law, do you, by disobeying the law, dishonor God? 24 For "because of you the name of God is blasphemed among the nations," just as it is written.

Colossians 3:12-14

12 Put on therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as the Lord forgave you, so you also do. 14 Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection.

James 2:12-13

12 So speak, and so do, as those who are to be judged by a law of freedom. 13 For judgment is without mercy to him who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Ephesians 4:1-32

1 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called, 2 with all lowliness and humility, with patience, bearing with one another in love; 3 being eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you also were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in all. 7 But to each one of us was the grace given according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 8 Therefore he says, "When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to people." 9 Now this, "He ascended," what is it but that he also descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things. 11 He gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, shepherds and teachers; 12 for the perfecting of the saints, to the work of serving, to the building up of the body of Christ; 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature person, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we may no longer be children, tossed back and forth and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of people, by cleverness in deceitful schemes; 15 but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, Christ; 16 from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love. 17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their hearts; 19 who having become callous gave themselves up to lust, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 20 But you did not learn Christ that way; 21 if indeed you heard him, and were taught in him, even as truth is in Jesus: 22 that you put away, as concerning your former way of life, the old self, that grows corrupt after the lusts of deceit; 23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new self, who in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of truth. 25 Therefore, putting away falsehood, speak truth each one with his neighbor. For we are members of one another. 26 "Be angry, but do not sin." Do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 neither give place to the devil. 28 Let him who stole steal no more; but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have something to give to him who has need. 29 Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for building up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear. 30 Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, outcry, and slander, be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you.

Proverbs 12:16

16 A fool shows his annoyance the same day, but one who overlooks an insult is prudent.

Matthew 5:5-9

5 Blessed are the gentle, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.

Mark 7:20-22

20 He said, "That which proceeds out of the man, that defiles the man. 21 For from within, out of a person's heart, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, sexual sins, murders, thefts, 22 covetings, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness.

Luke 17:3-4

3 Watch yourselves. If your brother sins, rebuke him. If he repents, forgive him. 4 And if he sins against you seven times in the day, and seven times returns to you, saying, 'I repent,' you must forgive him."

Acts 8:23

23 For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity."

Colossians 3:7-8

7 You also once walked in those, when you lived in them; 8 but now you also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and shameful speaking out of your mouth.

1 Peter 5:8

8 Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

1 John 1:9

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Mark 12:31

31 The second is this, 'You are to love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

Matthew 15:18-19

18 But the things which proceed out of the mouth come out of the heart, and they defile the man. 19 For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual sins, thefts, false testimony, and blasphemies.

Colossians 3:8

8 but now you also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and shameful speaking out of your mouth.

Leviticus 19:18

18 "'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people; but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

Romans 14:10-12

10 But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. 11 For it is written, "'As I live,' says the Lord, 'to me every knee will bow. Every tongue will confess to God.'" 12 So then each one of us will give account of himself to God.

James 4:1

1 Where do conflicts and quarrels among you come from? Do they not come from your passions that war in your members?

Colossians 3:5-10

5 Put to death, therefore, whatever is worldly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming on the sons of disobedience. 7 You also once walked in those, when you lived in them; 8 but now you also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and shameful speaking out of your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices, 10 and have put on the new self, who is being renewed in knowledge after the image of his Creator,

1 John 4:8

8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

Mark 11:25

25 Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father, who is in heaven, may also forgive you your transgressions.

Romans 12:2

2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.

Ephesians 4:26

26 "Be angry, but do not sin." Do not let the sun go down on your anger,

James 1:26

26 If anyone thinks himself to be religious while he does not bridle his tongue, but deceives his heart, this man's religion is worthless.

Romans 12:17-21

17 Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is honorable in the sight of all people. 18 If it is possible, as much as it is up to you, be at peace with all people. 19 Do not seek revenge yourselves, beloved, but leave room for the wrath. For it is written, "Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord." 20 Therefore "If your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing so, you will heap coals of fire on his head." 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Proverbs 10:12

12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all wrongs.

Hebrews 12:15

15 looking carefully lest there be anyone who falls short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by it many become defiled;

James 1:19-20

19 This you know, my beloved brothers. But let every person be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger; 20 for human anger does not accomplish the righteousness of God.

Hebrews 12:14-15

14 Pursue peace with everyone, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord, 15 looking carefully lest there be anyone who falls short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by it many become defiled;

Matthew 6:14-15

14 "For if you forgive people their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive people, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Ephesians 4:31

31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, outcry, and slander, be put away from you, with all malice.

Proverbs 20:22

22 Do not say, "I will pay back evil." Wait for the LORD, and he will save you.

Proverbs 15:1

1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Ephesians 4:31-32

31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, outcry, and slander, be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you.

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