What Is It?
Wormwood hits the "waters" which are the nations.
is "gall," or leaven- bitterness of affliction, lies, falsehoods, deceptions . . .
it's like that "little scroll" that tastes as sweet as honey in the
mouth, but turns the belly bitter. Wormwood is deceit. Deceit is
what eats up the "good crop." Here's some passages you may find
Proverbs 5:3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb,
and her mouth is smoother than oil:
Proverbs 5:4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged
Proverbs 5:5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
Proverbs 5:6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways
are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
Proverbs 5:7 Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not
from the words of my mouth.
Deuteronomy 28:39 Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but
shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms
shall eat them.
Deuteronomy 29:18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or
family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our
God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be
among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood;
Deuteronomy 29:19 And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of
this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have
peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add
drunkenness to thirst:
Deuteronomy 29:20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of
the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the
curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD
shall blot out his name from under heaven.
(*NOTE: Please read Deuteronomy 28!!)
Deuteronomy 29:21 And the LORD shall separate him unto evil out of
all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant
that are written in this book of the law:
Deuteronomy 29:22 So that the generation to come of your children
that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a
far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the
sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it;
Deuteronomy 29:23 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and
salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass
groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah,
and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath:
Deuteronomy 29:24 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD
done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?
Job 17:14 I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm,
Thou art my mother, and my sister.
Jeremiah 23:15 Therefore thus saith 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 is profaneness
gone forth into all the land.
Lamentations 3:15 He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me
drunken with wormwood.
Lamentations 3:19 Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the
wormwood and the gall.
Amos 5:6 Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like
fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to
quench it in Bethel.
Amos 5:7 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off
righteousness in the earth,
Amos 5:8 Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth
the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with
night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out
upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:
Amos 5:9 That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that
the spoiled shall come against the fortress.
WORMWOOD is LEAVEN/GALL and eating the leaven of the Pharisees, the
Sadducees and of HEROD, brings down upon us, the wrath (curses) of
Yahweh rather that His blessings.
Hebrew for 03939
TWOT Reference Root Word
TWOT - 1121 from an unused root supposed to mean to curse
Part of Speech
Outline of Biblical Usage
a) bitterness (metaph.)
Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 8
AV - wormwood 7, hemlock 1; 8