Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: see amp bible 30-32
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;
Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
Matthew 13:57 And they were bitter against him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is nowhere without honour but in his country and among his family.
Luke 23:39 And one of the evil-doers on the cross, with bitter feeling, said to him, Are you not the Christ? Get yourself and us out of this.
John 6:41 Now the Jews said bitter things about Jesus because of his words, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
ü Definition: Holding on to or showing feelings of intense [strong] animosity [hatred, anger], resentment or vindictiveness [wanting to get back at someone]. -- Other words that describe bitterness are: merciless, unforgiving, holding a grudge. Bitterness is also described as feelings resulting from something that is difficult to accept.
ü Bitterness is harboring resentment and rage against yourself, others, God, or some event. Bitterness is a natural reaction to hurt and unmet expectations that everyone will experience, but bitterness held onto for a long time only hurts you!