therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Behold, I will v feed them, this people, w with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.
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You have fed them with the bread of tears, And given them tears to drink in great measure.
So that there may not be among you man or woman or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations, and that there may not be among you a root bearing bitterness or wormwood.
Why do we sit still? Assemble yourselves, And let us enter the fortified cities, And let us be silent there. For the LORD our God has put us to silence And given us water of gall to drink, Because we have sinned against the LORD.
"Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets: 'Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, And make them drink the water of gall; For from the prophets of Jerusalem Profaneness has gone out into all the land.'"
He has filled me with bitterness, He has made me drink wormwood.