The “Fool”

When I put together this study years ago I thought to myself I have been this guy. I pretty much did most of everything that you will see the fool do. You see, there is a difference between intelligence, knowledge and wisdom. You can be intelligent, have a quick mind that processes information and in general makes good decisions. You can be knowledgeable, knowing also sorts of information. And you can be wise, knowing how to make wise decisions. You can also have a head full of knowledge be semi intelligent and act like a fool. This was me!!!! There is also the fool who is devoid of intelligence and knowledge and still acts like a fool.

Since I have become a Christian, the LORD has taken away a lot of my old nature and imputed some of His good characteristics. He has given me some wisdom to make better decisions, He has given me more knowledge about spiritual things that happen in this world and He has given me discernment to truly know the difference between good and evil. So that I hopefully do not make as many mistakes as I used too. Now this study was put together in order for people to recognize the fool and to stay away from this person for they do not make good decisions and so that people can also see how foolish they have been or tend to be, so that they can correct themselves if they are wise.

I would suggest to read the study on wisdom to compare the two different ways that people live. You will see the difference between the foolish and the wise. How different their lives are and how God views both of them. He loves them both, but because of their actions, they live totally different lives here on this earth. You can be poor or rich and either be a fool or wise. This is your choice whether you are wise or not. God will give you wisdom if you ask him for it. In James 1:5 it says to ask and believe that He will give it to you and you shall receive it. But the fool will never ask according to Scripture for he knows it all. I hope that you receive wisdom from this study and that you do not hang around with the foolish for they pay some pretty heavy judgments in this life and as the Word of God says “Bad company corrupts good manners”, and that you become like the people whom you hang around. But at the very least you should receive some knowledge of what the Word of God says about the fool. May God Bless You and keep you and may He give you wisdom, may you pray for all of those who you come into contact with that act foolish and may God bless the rest of your days!!!!


Fool: n. 1. a person who does silly or senseless things or who is easily tricked.


Folly: n. 1. the condition of being foolish. 2. any foolish action, belief, etc.


Attributes of a Fool:

  • Mindless offerings
  • Blabbermouth
  • Dreaming all the time
  • Always thinking about having a good time
  • Do not think about death
  • Angry
  • Despise wisdom and discipline
  • Fight the facts
  • Complacent
  • They are put to shame
  • Ignorant
  • Bring grief to their mother
  • Fall flat on their faces
  • Slanderers
  • Lack common sense
  • Doing wrong is fun for them
  • Belittle their neighbor
  • They will serve the wise
  • Idle away their time
  • They think they need no advice
  • They are quick tempered
  • They broadcast their folly
  • They brag about their foolishness
  • They will not turn from evil
  • They invite trouble
  • They have no knowledge
  • They deceive themselves
  • Make fun of guilt
  • Plunge ahead with great confidence
  • Short tempered
  • They brag about their foolishness
  • They do not think about things before they do them
  • No wisdom
  • Spout only foolishness
  • Despise their parent’s discipline
  • Cannot give wise advice
  • They feed on trash
  • They despise their mother
  • Foolishness brings joy to them
  • Their eyes wander to the ends of the earth
  • Bring grief to a father
  • Bring bitterness to a mother
  • No interest in understanding
  • Want to air their own opinions
  • They have constant quarrels
  • Their mouths are their ruin
  • Ruin their lives with their own foolishness
  • Are angry with God
  • A calamity to their father
  • Insist on quarreling
  • Spend whatever they get
  • They despise the wisest advice
  • A fool repeats his folly
  • They cause resentment
  • Give full vent to their anger

Ecclesiastes 5:1-7

As you enter the house of God, keep your ears open and your mouth shut! Don’t be a fool who doesn’t realize that mindless offerings to God are evil. And don’t make rash promises to God, for he is in heaven, and you are only here on earth. So let your words be few.

Just as being too busy gives you nightmares, being a fool makes you a blabbermouth. So when you make a promise to God, don’t delay in following through, for God takes no pleasure in fools. Keep all the promises you make to him. It is better to say nothing than to promise something that you don’t follow through on. In such cases, your mouth is making you sin. And don’t defend yourself by telling the Temple messenger that the promise you made was a mistake. That would make God angry, and he might wipe out everything you have achieved.

Dreaming all the time instead of working is foolishness. And there is ruin in a flood of empty words. Fear God instead.

Ecclesiastes 7:4

A wise person thinks much about death, while the fool thinks only about having a good time now.

Ecclesiastes 7:5-6

It is better to be criticized by a wise person than to be praised by a fool! Indeed a fool’s laughter is quickly gone, like thorns crackling in a fire. This also is meaningless.

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Don’t be quick-tempered, for anger is the friend of fools.

Proverbs 1:7

Fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge. Only fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Proverbs 1:22

“You simpletons!” she cries. “How long will you go on being simpleminded? How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools fight the facts?

Proverbs 1:32

For they are simpletons who turn away from me – to death. They are fools, and their own complacency will destroy them.

Proverbs 3:35

The wise inherit honor, but fools are put to shame!

Proverbs 9:6

Leave the foolish ways behind, and begin to live; learn how to be wise.

Proverbs 9:13-18

The woman named Folly is loud and brash. She is ignorant and doesn’t even know it. She sits in her doorway on the heights overlooking the city. She calls out to men going by who are minding their own business. “Come home with me,” she urges the simple. To those without good judgment, she says, “Stolen water is refreshing; food eaten in secret tastes the best!” But the men don’t realize that her former guests are now in the grave.

Proverbs 10:1

A wise child brings joy to a father; a foolish child brings grief to a mother.

Proverbs 10:8

The wise are glad to be instructed, but babbling fools fall flat on their faces.

Proverbs 10:10

People who wink at wrong cause trouble, but a bold reproof promotes peace.

Proverbs 10:14

Wise people treasure knowledge, but the babbling of a fool invites trouble.

Proverbs 10:18

To hide hatred is to be a liar; to slander is to be a fool.

Proverbs 10:21

The godly give good advice, but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense.

Proverbs 10:23

Doing wrong is fun for a fool, while wise conduct is a pleasure to the wise.

Proverbs 11:12

It is foolish to belittle a neighbor; a person with good sense remains silent

Proverbs 11:29

Those who bring trouble on their families inherit only the wind. The fool will be a servant to the wise.

Proverbs 12:11

Hard work means prosperity; only fools idle away their time.

Proverbs 12:15

Fools think they need no advice, but the wise listen to others.

Proverbs 12:16

A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.

Proverbs 12:23

Wise people don’t make a show of their knowledge, but fools broadcast their folly.

Proverbs 13:16

Wise people think before they act; fools don’t and even brag about it!

Proverbs 13:19

It is pleasant to see dreams come true, but fools will not turn from evil to attain them.

Proverbs 13:20

Whoever walks with the wise will become wise; whoever walks with fools will suffer harm.

Proverbs 14:1

A wise woman builds her house; a foolish woman tears hers down with her own hands.

Proverbs 14:3

The talk of fools is a rod for their backs, but the words of the wise keep them out of trouble.

Proverbs 14:7

Stay away from fools, for you won’t find knowledge there.

Proverbs 14:8

The wise look ahead to see what is coming, but fools deceive themselves.

Proverbs 14:9

Fools make fun of guilt, but the godly acknowledge it and seek reconciliation.

Proverbs 14:16

The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with great confidence.

Proverbs 14:17

Those who are short-tempered do foolish things, and schemers are hated.

Proverbs 14:24

Wealth is a crown for the wise; the effort of fools yields only folly.

Proverbs 14:33

Wisdom is enshrined in an understanding heart; wisdom is not found among fools.

Proverbs 15:2

The wise person makes learning a joy; fools spout only foolishness.

Proverbs 15:5

Only a fool despises a parent’s discipline; whoever learns from correction is wise.

Proverbs 15:7

Only the wise can give good advice; fools cannot do so.

Proverbs 15:14

A wise person is hungry for truth, while the fool feeds on trash.

Proverbs 15:20

Sensible children bring joy to their father; foolish children despise their mother.

Proverbs 15:21

Foolishness brings joy to those who have no sense; a sensible person stays on the right path.

Proverbs 16:22

Discretion is a life-giving fountain to those who possess it, but discipline is wasted on fools.

Proverbs 17:7

Eloquent speech is not fitting for a fool; even less are lies fitting for a ruler.

Proverbs 17:10

A single rebuke does more for a person of understanding than a hundred lashes on the back of a fool.

Proverbs 17:12

It is safer to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than to confront a fool caught in folly.

Proverbs 17:16

It is senseless to pay tuition to educate a fool who has no heart for wisdom.

Proverbs 17:21

It is painful to be the parent of a fool; there is no joy for the father of a rebel.

Proverbs 17:24

Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.

Proverbs 17:25

A foolish child brings grief to a father and bitterness to a mother.

Proverbs 17:28

Even fools are thought to be wise when they keep silent; when they keep their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.

Proverbs 18:2

Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions.

Proverbs 18:6

Fools get into constant quarrels; they are asking for a beating.

Proverbs 18:7

The mouths of fools are their ruin; their lips get them into trouble.

Proverbs 19:1

It is better to be poor and honest than to be a fool and dishonest.

Proverbs 19:3

People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the LORD.

Proverbs 19:10

It isn’t right for a fool to live in luxury or for a slave to rule over princes!

Proverbs 19:13

A foolish child is a calamity to a father; a nagging wife annoys like a constant dripping.

Proverbs 19:29

Mockers will be punished, and the backs of fools will be beaten.

Proverbs 20:3

Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.

Proverbs 21:20

The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get.

Proverbs 22:15

A youngster’s heart is filled with foolishness, but discipline will drive it away.

Proverbs 23:9

Don’t waste your breath on fools, for they will despise the wisest advice.

Proverbs 24:7

Wisdom is too much for a fool. When the leaders gather, the fool has nothing to say.

Proverbs 26:1

Honor doesn’t go with fools any more than snow with summer or rain with harvest.

Proverbs 26:3

Guide a horse with a whip, a donkey with a bridle, and a fool with a rod to his back!

Proverbs 26:4

When arguing with fools, don’t answer their foolish arguments, or you will become as foolish as they are.

Proverbs 26:5

When arguing with fools, be sure to answer their foolish arguments, or they will become wise in their own estimation.

(These last two verses people have often asked me if this is a contradiction, for in one statement God instructs us not to answer a fool, but in the next verse he tells us to answer a fool. This is what they call a contrast in the Bible, what this means is that you have to use the discernment that God has given you to either not answer the fool, or to answer the fool. For in some circumstances it is better not to answer the fool and in other circumstances you need to answer the fool, so that he or she doesn’t think that they are wise in their own eyes.) (Proverbs 26:4 and 26:5)

Proverbs 26:6

Trusting a fool to convey a message is as foolish as cutting off one’s feet or drinking poison!

Proverbs 26:7

In the mouth of a fool, a proverb becomes as limp as a paralyzed leg.

Proverbs 26:8

Honoring a fool is as foolish as tying a stone to a slingshot.

Proverbs 26:9

A proverb in a fool’s mouth is as dangerous as a thornbush brandished by a drunkard.

Proverbs 26:10

An employer who hires a fool or a bystander is like an archer who shoots recklessly.

Proverbs 26:11

As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.

Proverbs 26:12

There is more hope for fools than for people who think they are wise.

Proverbs 27:3

A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, but the resentment caused by a fool is heavier than both.

Proverbs 27:22

You cannot separate fools from their foolishness, even though you grind them like grain with mortar and pestle.

Proverbs 28:26

Trusting oneself is foolish, but those who walk in wisdom are safe.

Proverbs 29:11

A fool gives full vent to anger, but a wise person quietly holds it back.

Proverbs 29:20

There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking.

Psalm 107:17

Some were fools in their rebellion; they suffered for their sins.

“The Heart”

The heart of man. The very center of his soul. A very interesting and deceptive organ planted within every person. But we are not going to be speaking about the literal organ, but about the spiritual part of the heart. Where the LORD tells us to worship Him with all of our mind, heart and soul. So we are going to be focused on the heart.

We are going to start by defining some differences between the mind, the heart and the soul. The mind is the central processing center in which most of our thought processes seem to occur. Whenever a thought comes to mind we either, entertain it, rebuke it, or store it. This is where we can now see where the heart comes into play. If we store this information, it has now been moved from our mind into our heart. Now the soul, is who we are as a person. We have a mind, a heart and a soul. But our soul is really who we are. Our soul is comprised of what we store in our heart, so if we store evil in our heart, then we as a person will probably be evil and everybody will know us as an evil person. But if we store good things in our hearts and we do good things for ourselves and others, then we will probably be known as a good person in general to others.

Now let’s start looking at what the Word of God says about the heart. The first thing that I want to point out is what it says in (Jeremiah 17:9) The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (KJV). The reason I chose this particular verse, is because so many people preach “to follow your heart”. This is obviously a bad idea!!! Because our hearts are deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. And where it says “and who can know it?” Well we know that only God can truly know our hearts. As a matter of fact it says that He knows them better than we do, that is probably because throughout this study, you will see that God is very involved in the matters of the hearts. He is close to the broken hearted, He gives people new hearts, He changes the conditions in the hearts, He hardens hearts, He softens hearts, He touches hearts, He puts wisdom in the hearts, He tests the hearts, He gives understanding to the heart, He gives specific skills to the heart, He cleans the heart, He purifies the heart, and a whole lot more, as you will see as you go through the study.

Since we know that the heart is deceitful above all things, then we can conclude that we should probably be very careful in how we listen to it. As you will see below, there are a few different words in Scripture that are used for the word “heart”. And like the very first word used in Scripture “leb” (Hebrew), this word describes a lot of different attributes of the heart. It is used to describe feelings, the will, the intellect, the center of something, courage, understanding, wisdom, etc. So we see that when they translate these words, they try to interpret them into the most logical form for the sentence structure, to fit what is being said. There are only a few different words that are used for the word heart in Scripture, three in Hebrew (leb, lebab, and sekviy), each word is a little different in meaning and each one is used properly for the sentence structure. In the Greek there are only two different ones (kardia, sklerokardia), which both have different meanings. The one is speaking about having a heart and the other about being hard hearted, like almost destitute of having one.

In the Jewish culture, the Jews believed that the emotions were kept in the inward parts, some scholars suggest that they were actually kept in the belly. And there are some other words used in the Hebrew that suggest this. I kept running across these words during this study, but chose not to include them, for I was just trying to keep to the topic. But if you are really interested I would suggest to do a word study on either (Inward parts, belly, or stomach). Now I do not know, if you know anybody that says that they get butterflies in their stomachs, or you get an upset stomach watching something, but I can say that I know people who say these things, and I can testify of having my heart broke, where it felt like my heart was jerked and my stomach was upset. So I think that the Jews might have some validity in this area.

I want to cover some of the different attributes of the heart. When we look at the list below we can see that there are a lot of different things that are stored in our hearts. First we will look at the good things, like integrity, wisdom, understanding, our imagination, discernment, our intentions, our motives, our desires, our reason, our trust, our loyalty, our hope, our humility. Now let’s look at some of the other things that dwell within our hearts; murder, envy, hatred, adultery, fornication, bitterness, secrets, deceit, wickedness, iniquity, foolishness, perversity, pride, abominations, defiance, rebellion, self-seeking.

We can now see that the heart is deceitful above all things. There is a lot more going on inside than we can actually see. People in general can be read like books, you will in general know what kind of a person they are by what comes out of their mouths. But some people are really good at hiding who they really are. They put up a facade that you cannot tell what is going on until it is too late. They are the Judas Iscariots of the Bible.

Now according to Scripture we do not have a clean heart until we are born again, when we are born again it tells us that God gives us a new heart, that is clean, and we are a new creation in Christ, but we do not always act like it. That is because we still have a fallen nature that is always trying to pull us back into our fleshly desires. Things that are contrary to God’s best for us. Let’s take sex for an example, sex was created by God for intimacy in a marriage relationship, but the enemy of our souls, wants us to have it with anybody we desire. The problem with that is that there are consequences for doing that. If you are married and you do that, then you have committed adultery and you might end up going thru a divorce. If you are not married and you are having sex, then you are fornicating and you might have unwanted children outside of wedlock and or a sexually transmitted disease.

When we are told to worship the LORD with all of our mind, our heart, and our soul, we are told to do something that can be done! In this study you will see a section that tells us what we should be doing to be right with God. He has a part and we have a part. Our part is to bring our hearts to him, ask him to clean us up when we backslide (Also known as repentance), we need to believe God and hide His words in our hearts. We need to purify our hearts by faith, and we do this by applying the Word of God into our lives. We are told many times and in different ways that it is our responsibility to get God’s word into our hearts. This is our part!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When we do this, a great change starts happening in your life. You have power over the enemy of your soul and now you know what the LORD requires of you and you quit living your lives by your feelings. Now God gave us feelings and they are not a bad thing, but they can be bad, if they get out of balance. In this study you will also see a section on different emotions that are in our hearts also. I hope that you glean what you can from this study and that you let the Word of God speak to your heart and receive from Him!!!! If you like this study I would suggest to take a look at the study on the “Mind” also, may God Bless You and keep you, and fill your heart with all of His goodness!!! God Bless!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  1. bl leb, labe                           (Genesis 6:5)

Search for 03820 in KJV

a form of 3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything:–+ care for, comfortably, consent, X considered, courag(-eous), friend(-ly), ((broken-), (hard-), (merry-), (stiff-), (stout-), double) heart((-ed)), X heed, X I, kindly, midst, mind(-ed), X regard((-ed)), X themselves, X unawares, understanding, X well, willingly, wisdom.


  1. bbl lebab, lay-bawb’             (1 Samuel 16:7)

Search for 03824 in KJV

from 3823; the heart (as the most interior organ); used also like 3820:–+ bethink themselves, breast, comfortably, courage, ((faint), (tender-)heart((-ed)), midst, mind, X unawares, understanding.


  1. ywks sekviy, sek-vee’                 (Job 38:36)

Search for 07907 in KJV

from the same as 7906; observant, i.e. (concretely) the mind:–heart.



  1. kardia kardia, kar-dee’-ah               (Matthew 11:29)

Search for 2588 in KJV

prolonged from a primary kar (Latin cor, “heart”); the heart, i.e. (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle:–(+ broken-)heart(-ed).


  1. sklhrokardia sklerokardia, sklay-rok-ar-dee’-ah             (Mark 10:5)

Search for 4641 in KJV

feminine of a compound of 4642 and 2588; hard-heartedness, i.e. (specially), destitution of (spiritual) perception:–hardness of heart.


Attributes of the Heart:

  • Imagination of the thoughts (Genesis 6:5)
  • Integrity of the heart (2 Kings 10:15)
  • Double hearted (Stouthearted) (1 Chronicles 12:33) (Deceiving heart) (Psalms 12:2)
  • Understanding (Job 38:36)
  • Pure heart (Psalms 24:4) (1 Timothy 1:5)
  • Broken hearted (Psalms 34:18)
  • Secrets (Psalms 44:21)
  • Clean heart (Psalms 51:10)
  • The issues of life are in it (Proverbs 4:23)
  • Knows its own bitterness (Proverbs 14:10)
  • As a man thinks in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7)
  • Deceitful heart (Proverbs 23:7)
  • Discernment (Ecclesiastes 8:5)
  • Taken it to heart (Isaiah 57:1-21) (Thought process)
  • Deceitful above all things (Jeremiah 17:9)
  • Desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9)
  • Uncircumcised heart (Ezekiel 44:7)
  • Take it to heart (Malachi 2:2)
  • Lowly in heart (Matthew 11:29)
  • The abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Matthew 12:34)
  • Out of the heart (Evil thoughts, etc.) (Matthew 15:19)
  • Hardness of heart (Mark 10:5)
  • Slow of heart (Luke 24:25)
  • Simplicity of heart (Acts 2:46)
  • Intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12)
  • True heart (Hebrews 10:22)
  • The heart condemns us (1 John 3:20)
  • Distressed heart (Psalms 143:4)
  • Reason within yourself (Mark 2:8)
  • Hard heart (Mark 8:17)
  • Desires of the heart (Psalms 37:4)
  • Heart stands in awe (Psalms 119:161)
  • Crafty heart (Proverbs 7:10)
  • Steadfast heart (Psalms 57:7)
  • One heart (Ezekiel 11:19)
  • New heart (Ezekiel 36:26)
  • Heart of stone (Ezekiel 36:26)
  • Heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26)
  • Good treasure of the heart brings good (Luke 6:45)
  • Evil treasure of the heart brings evil (Luke 6:45)
  • Trust (Proverbs 3:5)
  • Where your treasure is, is where your hearts at (Matthew 6:21)
  • Heart grew hard (Exodus 7:13)
  • Secretly enticed (Job 31:27)
  • Instructs me in night seasons (Psalms 16:7)
  • Regard iniquity in my heart (Psalms 66:18)
  • Wishes (Psalms 73:7)
  • Wisdom enters your heart (Proverbs 2:10)
  • Perversity in the heart (Proverbs 6:14)
  • Hope deferred makes the heart sick (Proverbs 13:12)
  • A sound heart is life to the body (Proverbs 14:30)
  • Wisdom rests in the heart (Proverbs 14:33)
  • The light of the eyes rejoices the heart (Proverbs 15:30)
  • Counsel in the heart of a man (Proverbs 20:5)
  • Proud heart (Proverbs 21:4)
  • Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child (Proverbs 22:15)
  • Abominations in the heart (Proverbs 26:25)
  • A man’s heart reveals the man (Proverbs 27:19)
  • A bribe debases a heart (Ecclesiastes 7:7)
  • Defiant and rebellious (Jeremiah 5:23)
  • Your heart is not right in the sight of God (Acts 8:21)
  • Asa’s heart was loyal to the LORD (1 Kings 15:14)
  • A broken and contrite heart (Psalms 51:17)
  • Blindness of their heart (Ephesians 4:18)
  • Bitter envy and self- seeking (James 3:14)
  • Praying or speaking in your heart (Genesis 24:45)
  • If their hearts are humbled (Leviticus 26:41)


Emotions of the Heart:

  • Rejoicing (1 Samuel 2:1)
  • Sorrow of heart (Nehemiah 2:2)
  • Fear or lack of (Psalms 27:3)
  • Brokenness (Psalms 34:18)
  • Merry heart (Ecclesiastes 9:7)
  • Gladness of heart (Isaiah 30:29)
  • Troubled heart (John 14:1)
  • Their hearts melted (Joshua 5:1)
  • Distressed heart (Psalms 143:4)
  • Joy (Job 29:13)
  • Grief of heart (Romans 9:2)
  • Pained in my heart (Jeremiah 4:19)
  • Heart is in turmoil and cannot rest (Job 30:27)
  • My heart pants (Psalms 38:10)
  • Even in laughter the heart may sorrow (Proverbs 14:13)


What God does with the Heart:

  • Put teaching skill in the heart (Exodus 35:34)
  • God gave him another heart (1 Samuel 10:9)
  • The Lord looks on the heart (1 Samuel 16:7)
  • God tries the heart (1 Chronicles 29:17)
  • Gives understanding (Job 38:36)
  • God is near to the broken hearted (Psalms 34:18)
  • God knows the secrets of the heart (Psalms 44:21)
  • God can give us a clean heart (Psalms 51:10)
  • Stirs the heart (Exodus 35:21)
  • God is greater than our hearts (1 John 3:20)
  • Makes the heart obstinate (Deuteronomy 2:30)
  • He fashions their hearts (Psalms 33:15)
  • Gives us one heart (Ezekiel 11:19)
  • Gives us a new heart (Ezekiel 36:26)
  • God hardened his heart (Exodus 10:20)
  • God made the heart weak (Job 23:16)
  • God tests the heart (Proverbs 17:3)
  • The LORD weighs the hearts (Proverbs 21:2)
  • He will send Elijah to turn the hearts (Malachi 4:6)
  • God touches the heart (1 Samuel 10:26)
  • The hearts of men are before God (Proverbs 15:11)
  • God sought after someone with His heart (1 Samuel 13:14)
  • God looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7)


Your Part with the Heart:

  • Get yourself a new heart (Ezekiel 18:31)
  • Rend your heart (Joel 2:13)
  • With the heart one believes (Romans 10:10)
  • Did not set their hearts aright (Psalms 78:8)
  • They made their hearts like flint (Zechariah 7:12)
  • Reason within yourself (Mark 2:8)
  • Hard heart? (Mark 8:17)
  • Do not let your heart faint (Deuteronomy 20:3)
  • Lay up His words in your heart (Job 22:22)
  • Hide God’s word in your heart (Psalms 119:11)
  • Prepare your heart (Job 11:13)
  • Let your heart keep my commands (Proverbs 3:1)
  • Let your heart retain my words (Proverbs 4:4)
  • Keep Gods words in the middle of your heart (Proverbs 4:21)
  • Bind Gods word to your heart (Proverbs 6:21)
  • Write Gods laws on the tablet of your heart (Proverbs 7:3)
  • Do not let your heart go towards the immoral woman (Proverbs 7:25)
  • Apply your heart to Gods knowledge (Proverbs 22:17)
  • Guide your heart (Proverbs 23:19)
  • Give your heart to God (Proverbs 23:26)
  • Lift our heart to God (Lamentations 3:41)
  • Pondered them in her heart (Luke 2:19)
  • Let not your heart be troubled (John 14:1)
  • Purified their hearts by faith (Acts 15:9)
  • He did evil, because he did not prepare his heart to seek the LORD (2 Chronicles 12:14)
  • Do not harden your hearts (Psalms 95:8)
  • Keep God’s precepts (Psalms 119:69)
  • Do not let your heart turn away (Deuteronomy 17:17)
  • Set your heart on God’s law (Deuteronomy 32:46)


Good Attributes of the Heart:

  • Integrity of the heart (2 Kings 10:15)
  • Double hearted (Stouthearted) (1 Chronicles 12:33)
  • Understanding (Job 38:36)
  • Pure heart (Psalms 24:4)
  • Clean heart (Psalms 51:10)
  • Discernment (Ecclesiastes 8:5)
  • Lowly in heart (Matthew 11:29)
  • Simplicity of heart (Acts 2:46)
  • True heart (Hebrews 10:22)
  • Imagination of the thoughts (Genesis 6:5) (Used for good)
  • Intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12) (Used for good)


“Not so good Attributes of the Heart:”

  • Imagination of the thoughts (Genesis 6:5) (Used for evil)
  • Broken hearted (Psalms 34:18)
  • Secrets (Psalms 44:21)
  • Knows its own bitterness (Proverbs 14:10)
  • Deceitful heart (Proverbs 23:7)
  • Deceitful above all things (Jeremiah 17:9)
  • Desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9)
  • Uncircumcised heart (Ezekiel 44:7)
  • Out of the heart (Evil thoughts, etc.) (Matthew 15:19)
  • Hardness of heart (Mark 10:5)
  • Slow of heart (Luke 24:25)
  • Intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12) (Used for evil)
  • The heart condemns us (1 John 3:20)
  • Distressed heart (Psalms 143:4)
  • Hard heart (Mark 8:17)
  • Hearts are far from God (Matthew 15:8)



(Genesis 6:5)

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. {every…: or, the whole imagination: the Hebrew word signifieth not only the imagination, but also the purposes and desires} {continually: Heb. every day} (KJV)

(Exodus 35:34)

And he hath put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. (KJV)

(1 Samuel 2:1)

And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation. (KJV)

(1 Samuel 10:9)

And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs came to pass that day. {back: Heb. shoulder} {gave: Heb. turned} (KJV)

(1 Samuel 16:7)

But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. {outward…: Heb. eyes} (KJV)

(2 Kings 10:15)

And when he was departed thence, he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him: and he saluted him, and said to him, Is thine heart right, as my heart is with thy heart? And Jehonadab answered, It is. If it be, give me thine hand. And he gave him his hand; and he took him up to him into the chariot. {lighted on: Heb. found} {saluted: Heb. blessed} (KJV)

(1 Chronicles 12:33)

Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep rank: they were not of double heart. {expert…: or, rangers of battle, or, ranged in battle} {keep…: or, set the battle in array} {not…: Heb. without a heart and a heart} (KJV)

(1 Chronicles 29:17)

I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee. {present: Heb. found} (KJV)

(Nehemiah 2:2)

Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid, (KJV)

(Job 38:36)

Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart? (KJV)

(Psalms 24:4)

He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. {He…: Heb. The clean of hands} (KJV)

(Psalms 27:3)

Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. (KJV)

(Psalms 34:18)

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. {unto…: Heb. to the broken of heart} {of a contrite…: Heb. contrite of spirit} (KJV)

(Psalms 44:21)

Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart. (KJV)

(Psalms 51:10)

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. {right: or, constant} (KJV)

(Proverbs 4:23)

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. {with…: Heb. above all keeping} (KJV)

(Proverbs 14:10)

The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy. {his own…: Heb. the bitterness of his soul} (KJV)

(Proverbs 23:7)

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. (KJV)

(Ecclesiastes 8:5)

Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man’s heart discerneth both time and judgment. {shall…: Heb. shall know} (KJV)

(Ecclesiastes 9:7)

Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works. (KJV)

(Isaiah 30:29)

Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel. {mighty…: Heb. Rock} (KJV)

(Isaiah 57:1-21)

The righteous perishes, And no man takes it to heart; Merciful men are taken away, While no one considers That the righteous is taken away from evil. He shall enter into peace; They shall rest in their beds, Each one walking in his uprightness. “But come here, You sons of the sorceress, You offspring of the adulterer and the harlot! Whom do you ridicule? Against whom do you make a wide mouth And stick out the tongue? Are you not children of transgression, Offspring of falsehood, Inflaming yourselves with gods under every green tree, Slaying the children in the valleys, Under the clefts of the rocks? Among the smooth stones of the stream Is your portion; They, they, are your lot! Even to them you have poured a drink offering, You have offered a grain offering. Should I receive comfort in these? “On a lofty and high mountain You have set your bed; Even there you went up To offer sacrifice. Also behind the doors and their posts You have set up your remembrance; For you have uncovered yourself to those other than Me, And have gone up to them; You have enlarged your bed And made a covenant with them; You have loved their bed, Where you saw their nudity. You went to the king with ointment, And increased your perfumes; You sent your messengers far off, And even descended to Sheol. You are wearied in the length of your way; Yet you did not say, ‘There is no hope.’ You have found the life of your hand; Therefore you were not grieved. “And of whom have you been afraid, or feared, That you have lied And not remembered Me, Nor taken it to your heart? Is it not because I have held My peace from of old That you do not fear Me? I will declare your righteousness And your works, For they will not profit you. When you cry out, Let your collection of idols deliver you. But the wind will carry them all away, A breath will take them. But he who puts his trust in Me shall possess the land, And shall inherit My holy mountain.” And one shall say, “Heap it up! Heap it up! Prepare the way, Take the stumbling block out of the way of My people.” For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones. For I will not contend forever, Nor will I always be angry; For the spirit would fail before Me, And the souls which I have made. For the iniquity of his covetousness I was angry and struck him; I hid and was angry, And he went on backsliding in the way of his heart. I have seen his ways, and will heal him; I will also lead him, And restore comforts to him And to his mourners. “I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace to him who is far off and to him who is near,” Says the LORD, “And I will heal him.” But the wicked are like the troubled sea, When it cannot rest, Whose waters cast up mire and dirt. “There is no peace,” Says my God, “for the wicked.” (NKJV)

(Jeremiah 17:9)

“The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? (NKJV)

(Ezekiel 18:31)

“Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O house of Israel? (NKJV)

(Ezekiel 44:7)

“When you brought in foreigners, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in My sanctuary to defile it-My house-and when you offered My food, the fat and the blood, then they broke My covenant because of all your abominations. (NKJV)

(Joel 2:13)

So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm. (NKJV)

(Malachi 2:2)

If you will not hear, And if you will not take it to heart, To give glory to My name,” Says the LORD of hosts, “I will send a curse upon you, And I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have cursed them already, Because you do not take it to heart. (NKJV)

(Matthew 11:29)

“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (NKJV)

(Matthew 12:34)

“Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. (NKJV)

(Matthew 15:19)

“For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. (NKJV)

(Mark 10:5)

And Jesus answered and said to them, “Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. (NKJV)

(Luke 24:25)

Then He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! (NKJV)

(John 14:1)

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. (NKJV)

(Acts 2:46)

So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, (NKJV)

(Acts 7:51)

“You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you. (NKJV)

(Romans 10:10)

For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (NKJV)

(1 Timothy 1:5)

Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, (NKJV)

(Hebrews 4:12)

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (NKJV)

(Hebrews 10:22)

let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. (NKJV)

(1 John 3:20)

For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. (NKJV)

(Exodus 35:21)

Then everyone came whose heart was stirred, and everyone whose spirit was willing, and they brought the LORD’S offering for the work of the tabernacle of meeting, for all its service, and for the holy garments. (NKJV)

(Deuteronomy 2:30)

“But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass through, for the LORD your God hardened his spirit and made his heart obstinate, that He might deliver him into your hand, as it is this day. (NKJV)

(Joshua 5:1)

So it was, when all the kings of the Amorites who were on the west side of the Jordan, and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of the Jordan from before the children of Israel until we had crossed over, that their heart melted; and there was no spirit in them any longer because of the children of Israel. (NKJV)

(Psalms 78:1-72)

<<A Contemplation of Asaph.>> Give ear, O my people, to my law; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done. For He established a testimony in Jacob, And appointed a law in Israel, Which He commanded our fathers, That they should make them known to their children; That the generation to come might know them, The children who would be born, That they may arise and declare them to their children, That they may set their hope in God, And not forget the works of God, But keep His commandments; And may not be like their fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation that did not set its heart aright, And whose spirit was not faithful to God. The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, Turned back in the day of battle. They did not keep the covenant of God; They refused to walk in His law, And forgot His works And His wonders that He had shown them. Marvelous things He did in the sight of their fathers, In the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan. He divided the sea and caused them to pass through; And He made the waters stand up like a heap. In the daytime also He led them with the cloud, And all the night with a light of fire. He split the rocks in the wilderness, And gave them drink in abundance like the depths. He also brought streams out of the rock, And caused waters to run down like rivers. But they sinned even more against Him By rebelling against the Most High in the wilderness. And they tested God in their heart By asking for the food of their fancy. Yes, they spoke against God: They said, “Can God prepare a table in the wilderness? Behold, He struck the rock, So that the waters gushed out, And the streams overflowed. Can He give bread also? Can He provide meat for His people?” Therefore the LORD heard this and was furious; So a fire was kindled against Jacob, And anger also came up against Israel, Because they did not believe in God, And did not trust in His salvation. Yet He had commanded the clouds above, And opened the doors of heaven, Had rained down manna on them to eat, And given them of the bread of heaven. Men ate angels’ food; He sent them food to the full. He caused an east wind to blow in the heavens; And by His power He brought in the south wind. He also rained meat on them like the dust, Feathered fowl like the sand of the seas; And He let them fall in the midst of their camp, All around their dwellings. So they ate and were well filled, For He gave them their own desire. They were not deprived of their craving; But while their food was still in their mouths, The wrath of God came against them, And slew the stoutest of them, And struck down the choice men of Israel. In spite of this they still sinned, And did not believe in His wondrous works. Therefore their days He consumed in futility, And their years in fear. When He slew them, then they sought Him; And they returned and sought earnestly for God. Then they remembered that God was their rock, And the Most High God their Redeemer. Nevertheless they flattered Him with their mouth, And they lied to Him with their tongue; For their heart was not steadfast with Him, Nor were they faithful in His covenant. But He, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, And did not destroy them. Yes, many a time He turned His anger away, And did not stir up all His wrath; For He remembered that they were but flesh, A breath that passes away and does not come again. How often they provoked Him in the wilderness, And grieved Him in the desert! Yes, again and again they tempted God, And limited the Holy One of Israel. They did not remember His power: The day when He redeemed them from the enemy, When He worked His signs in Egypt, And His wonders in the field of Zoan; Turned their rivers into blood, And their streams, that they could not drink. He sent swarms of flies among them, which devoured them, And frogs, which destroyed them. He also gave their crops to the caterpillar, And their labor to the locust. He destroyed their vines with hail, And their sycamore trees with frost. He also gave up their cattle to the hail, And their flocks to fiery lightning. He cast on them the fierceness of His anger, Wrath, indignation, and trouble, By sending angels of destruction among them. He made a path for His anger; He did not spare their soul from death, But gave their life over to the plague, And destroyed all the firstborn in Egypt, The first of their strength in the tents of Ham. But He made His own people go forth like sheep, And guided them in the wilderness like a flock; And He led them on safely, so that they did not fear; But the sea overwhelmed their enemies. And He brought them to His holy border, This mountain which His right hand had acquired. He also drove out the nations before them, Allotted them an inheritance by survey, And made the tribes of Israel dwell in their tents. Yet they tested and provoked the Most High God, And did not keep His testimonies, But turned back and acted unfaithfully like their fathers; They were turned aside like a deceitful bow. For they provoked Him to anger with their high places, And moved Him to jealousy with their carved images. When God heard this, He was furious, And greatly abhorred Israel, So that He forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, The tent He had placed among men, And delivered His strength into captivity, And His glory into the enemy’s hand. He also gave His people over to the sword, And was furious with His inheritance. The fire consumed their young men, And their maidens were not given in marriage. Their priests fell by the sword, And their widows made no lamentation. Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, Like a mighty man who shouts because of wine. And He beat back His enemies; He put them to a perpetual reproach. Moreover He rejected the tent of Joseph, And did not choose the tribe of Ephraim, But chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which He loved. And He built His sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which He has established forever. He also chose David His servant, And took him from the sheepfolds; From following the ewes that had young He brought him, To shepherd Jacob His people, And Israel His inheritance. So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them by the skillfulness of his hands. (NKJV)

(Psalms 143:4)

Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; My heart within me is distressed. (NKJV)

(Zechariah 7:12)

“Yes, they made their hearts like flint, refusing to hear the law and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets. Thus great wrath came from the LORD of hosts. (NKJV)

(Mark 2:8)

But immediately, when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves, He said to them, “Why do you reason about these things in your hearts? (NKJV)

(Mark 8:17)

But Jesus, being aware of it, said to them, “Why do you reason because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive nor understand? Is your heart still hardened? (NKJV)

(John 2:24-25)

But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men, and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 12:20)

Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 15:13)

A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 23:15)

My son, if your heart is wise, My heart will rejoice-indeed, I myself; (NKJV)

(Deuteronomy 10:16)

“Therefore circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and be stiff-necked no longer. (NKJV)

(Job 22:22)

Receive, please, instruction from His mouth, And lay up His words in your heart. (NKJV)

(Job 41:24)

His heart is as hard as stone, Even as hard as the lower millstone. (NKJV)

(Psalms 33:15)

He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works. (NKJV)

(Psalms 119:2)

Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with the whole heart! (NKJV)

(Psalms 119:11)

Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You! (NKJV)

(Psalms 119:58)

I entreated Your favor with my whole heart; Be merciful to me according to Your word. (NKJV)

(Psalms 119:70)

Their heart is as fat as grease, But I delight in Your law. (NKJV)

(Psalms 119:111)

Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever, For they are the rejoicing of my heart. (NKJV)

(Psalms 119:145)

QOPH. I cry out with my whole heart; Hear me, O LORD! I will keep Your statutes. (NKJV)

(Psalms 119:161)

SHIN. Princes persecute me without a cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your word. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 7:10)

And there a woman met him, With the attire of a harlot, and a crafty heart. (NKJV)

(Isaiah 13:7)

Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt: {be faint: or, fall down} (KJV)

(Jeremiah 8:18)

I would comfort myself in sorrow; My heart is faint in me. (NKJV)

(Romans 9:2)

that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart. (NKJV)

(Psalms 27:8)

When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, LORD, I will seek.” (NKJV)

(Psalms 57:7)

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise. (NKJV)

(Psalms 108:1)

<<A Song. A Psalm of David.>> O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. (NKJV)

(Deuteronomy 30:6)

“And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live. (NKJV)

(Jeremiah 4:19)

O my soul, my soul! I am pained in my very heart! My heart makes a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, Because you have heard, O my soul, The sound of the trumpet, The alarm of war. (NKJV)

(Ezekiel 11:19)

“Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh, (NKJV)

(Ezekiel 36:26)

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. (NKJV)

(Luke 6:45)

“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. (NKJV)

(Matthew 12:35)

“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 3:5)

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; (NKJV)

(Psalms 139:23)

Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: (KJV)

(Psalms 37:4)

Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. (NKJV)

(Matthew 6:21)

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (NKJV)

(Exodus 7:13)

And Pharaoh’s heart grew hard, and he did not heed them, as the LORD had said. (NKJV)

(Exodus 10:20)

But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not let the children of Israel go. (NKJV)

(Job 11:13)

“If you would prepare your heart, And stretch out your hands toward Him; (NKJV)

(Job 17:11)

My days are past, My purposes are broken off, Even the thoughts of my heart. (NKJV)

(Job 23:16)

For God made my heart weak, And the Almighty terrifies me; (NKJV)

(Job 30:27)

My heart is in turmoil and cannot rest; Days of affliction confront me. (NKJV)

(Job 31:27)

So that my heart has been secretly enticed, And my mouth has kissed my hand; (NKJV)

(Job 37:1)

“At this also my heart trembles, And leaps from its place. (NKJV)

(Psalms 7:10)

My defense is of God, Who saves the upright in heart. (NKJV)

(Psalms 12:2)

They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; With flattering lips and a double heart they speak. (NKJV)

(Psalms 15:2)

He who walks uprightly, And works righteousness, And speaks the truth in his heart; (NKJV)

(Psalms 16:7)

I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. (NKJV)

(Psalms 16:9)

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. (NKJV)

(Psalms 20:4)

May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, And fulfill all your purpose. (NKJV)

(Psalms 21:2)

You have given him his heart’s desire, And have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah (NKJV)

(Psalms 26:2)

Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart. (NKJV)

(Psalms 33:21)

For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name. (NKJV)

(Psalms 37:15)

Their sword shall enter their own heart, And their bows shall be broken. (NKJV)

(Psalms 38:8)

I am feeble and severely broken; I groan because of the turmoil of my heart. (NKJV)

(Psalms 38:10)

My heart pants, my strength fails me; As for the light of my eyes, it also has gone from me. (NKJV)

(Psalms 44:18)

Our heart has not turned back, Nor have our steps departed from Your way; (NKJV)

(Psalms 45:5)

Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the King’s enemies; The peoples fall under You. (NKJV)

(Psalms 55:4)

My heart is severely pained within me, And the terrors of death have fallen upon me. (NKJV)

(Psalms 58:2)

No, in heart you work wickedness; You weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth. (NKJV)

(Psalms 66:18)

If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear. (NKJV)

(Psalms 73:1)

<<A Psalm of Asaph.>> Truly God is good to Israel, To such as are pure in heart. (NKJV)

(Psalms 73:7)

Their eyes bulge with abundance; They have more than heart could wish. (NKJV)

(Psalms 73:13)

Surely I have cleansed my heart in vain, And washed my hands in innocence. (NKJV)

(Psalms 73:21)

Thus my heart was grieved, And I was vexed in my mind. (NKJV)

(Psalms 94:15)

But judgment will return to righteousness, And all the upright in heart will follow it. (NKJV)

(Psalms 97:11)

Light is sown for the righteous, And gladness for the upright in heart. (NKJV)

(Psalms 102:4)

My heart is stricken and withered like grass, So that I forget to eat my bread. (NKJV)

(Psalms 109:22)

For I am poor and needy, And my heart is wounded within me. (NKJV)

(Psalms 119:161)

SHIN. Princes persecute me without a cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your word. (NKJV)

(Psalms 125:4)

Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, And to those who are upright in their hearts. (NKJV)

(Psalms 140:2)

Who plan evil things in their hearts; They continually gather together for war. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 2:10)

When wisdom enters your heart, And knowledge is pleasant to your soul, (NKJV)

(Proverbs 3:1)

My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands; (NKJV)

(Proverbs 4:4)

He also taught me, and said to me: “Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 4:21)

Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; (NKJV)

(Proverbs 6:14)

Perversity is in his heart, He devises evil continually, He sows discord. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 6:18)

A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, (NKJV)

(Proverbs 6:21)

Bind them continually upon your heart; Tie them around your neck. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 7:3)

Bind them on your fingers; Write them on the tablet of your heart. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 7:25)

Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, Do not stray into her paths; (NKJV)

(Proverbs 10:20)

The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; The heart of the wicked is worth little. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 11:20)

Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their ways are His delight. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 13:12)

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 14:13)

Even in laughter the heart may sorrow, And the end of mirth may be grief. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 14:30)

A sound heart is life to the body, But envy is rottenness to the bones. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 14:33)

Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding, But what is in the heart of fools is made known. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 15:15)

All the days of the afflicted are evil, But he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 15:30)

The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, And a good report makes the bones healthy. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 17:3)

The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the LORD tests the hearts. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 17:16)

Why is there in the hand of a fool the purchase price of wisdom, Since he has no heart for it? (NKJV)

(Proverbs 17:20)

He who has a deceitful heart finds no good, And he who has a perverse tongue falls into evil. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 17:22)

A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 20:5)

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, But a man of understanding will draw it out. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 20:9)

Who can say, “I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin”? (NKJV)

(Proverbs 21:2)

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 21:4)

A haughty look, a proud heart, And the plowing of the wicked are sin. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 22:11)

He who loves purity of heart And has grace on his lips, The king will be his friend. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 22:15)

Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of correction will drive it far from him. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 22:17)

Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your heart to my knowledge; (NKJV)

(Proverbs 23:19)

Hear, my son, and be wise; And guide your heart in the way. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 23:26)

My son, give me your heart, And let your eyes observe my ways. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 24:2) 

For their heart devises violence, And their lips talk of troublemaking. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 26:23)

Fervent lips with a wicked heart Are like earthenware covered with silver dross. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 26:25)

When he speaks kindly, do not believe him, For there are seven abominations in his heart; (NKJV)

(Proverbs 27:19)

As in water face reflects face, So a man’s heart reveals the man. (NKJV)

(Ecclesiastes 7:7)

Surely oppression destroys a wise man’s reason, And a bribe debases the heart. (NKJV)

(Song of Solomon 5:4)

My beloved put his hand By the latch of the door, And my heart yearned for him. (NKJV)

(Jeremiah 5:23)

But this people has a defiant and rebellious heart; They have revolted and departed. (NKJV)

(Lamentations 3:41)

Let us lift our hearts and hands To God in heaven. (NKJV)

(Lamentations 3:51)

Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city. {mine heart: Heb. my soul} {because…: or, more than all} (KJV)

(Lamentations 5:15)

The joy of our heart has ceased; Our dance has turned into mourning. (NKJV)

(Lamentations 5:17)

Because of this our heart is faint; Because of these things our eyes grow dim; (NKJV)

(Matthew 5:8)

Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God. (NKJV)

(Matthew 15:8)

‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. (NKJV)

(Mark 7:21)

For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, (KJV)

(Mark 10:5)

And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. (KJV)

(Luke 2:19)

But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. (KJV)

(Luke 12:34)

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (NKJV)

(John 14:1)

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. (NKJV)

(Acts 8:21)

“You have neither part nor portion in this matter, for your heart is not right in the sight of God. (NKJV)

(Acts 15:9)

“and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. (NKJV)

(Psalms 28:7)

The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him. (NKJV)

(Isaiah 6:10)

“Make the heart of this people dull, And their ears heavy, And shut their eyes; Lest they see with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart, And return and be healed.” (NKJV)

(Zechariah 10:7)

Those of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, And their heart shall rejoice as if with wine. Yes, their children shall see it and be glad; Their heart shall rejoice in the LORD. (NKJV)

(Malachi 4:6)

And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” (NKJV)

(John 12:40)

“He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.” (NKJV)

(Matthew 22:37)

Jesus said to him,” ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ (NKJV)

(Genesis 6:6)

And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. (NKJV)

(Exodus 7:14)

So the LORD said to Moses: “Pharaoh’s heart is hard; he refuses to let the people go. (NKJV)

(Exodus 9:12)

But the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh; and he did not heed them, just as the LORD had spoken to Moses. (NKJV)

(Exodus 9:35)

So the heart of Pharaoh was hard; neither would he let the children of Israel go, as the LORD had spoken by Moses. (NKJV)

(Deuteronomy 6:5)

And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. (KJV)

(Judges 5:9)

My heart is with the rulers of Israel Who offered themselves willingly with the people. Bless the LORD! (NKJV)

(1 Samuel 10:26)

And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and valiant men went with him, whose hearts God had touched. (NKJV)

(1 Kings 11:37)

‘So I will take you, and you shall reign over all your heart desires, and you shall be king over Israel. (NKJV)

(1 Kings 15:14)

But the high places were not removed. Nevertheless Asa’s heart was loyal to the LORD all his days. (NKJV)

(2 Chronicles 12:14)

And he did evil, because he did not prepare his heart to seek the LORD. (NKJV)

(2 Chronicles 15:17)

But the high places were not removed from Israel. Nevertheless the heart of Asa was loyal all his days. (NKJV)

(Job 29:13)

The blessing of a perishing man came upon me, And I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy. (NKJV)

(Job 31:9)

“If my heart has been enticed by a woman, Or if I have lurked at my neighbor’s door, (NKJV)

(Psalms 9:1)

<<To the Chief Musician. To the tune of “Death of the Son.” A Psalm of David.>> I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. (NKJV)

(Psalms 36:1)

<<To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD.>> An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes. (NKJV)

(Psalms 36:10)

Oh, continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You, And Your righteousness to the upright in heart. (NKJV)

(Psalms 40:8)

I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart.” (NKJV)

(Psalms 51:17)

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart-These, O God, You will not despise. (NKJV)

(Psalms 86:12)

I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And I will glorify Your name forevermore. (NKJV)

(Psalms 95:8)

“Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion, As in the day of trial in the wilderness, (NKJV)

(Psalms 111:1)

Praise the LORD! I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, In the assembly of the upright and in the congregation. (NKJV)

(Psalms 119:34)

Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; Indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart. (NKJV)

(Psalms 119:69)

The proud have forged a lie against me, But I will keep Your precepts with my whole heart. (NKJV)

(Psalms 138:1)

<<A Psalm of David.>> I will praise You with my whole heart; Before the gods I will sing praises to You. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 15:7)

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, But the heart of the fool does not do so. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 15:11)

Hell and Destruction are before the LORD; So how much more the hearts of the sons of men. (NKJV)

(Ephesians 4:18)

having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; (NKJV)

(James 3:14)

But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. (NKJV)

(Genesis 24:45)

“But before I had finished speaking in my heart, there was Rebekah, coming out with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down to the well and drew water. And I said to her, ‘Please let me drink.’ (NKJV)

(Genesis 42:28)

So he said to his brothers, “My money has been restored, and there it is, in my sack!” Then their hearts failed them and they were afraid, saying to one another, “What is this that God has done to us?” (NKJV)

(Exodus 4:21)

And the LORD said to Moses, “When you go back to Egypt, see that you do all those wonders before Pharaoh which I have put in your hand. But I will harden his heart, so that he will not let the people go. (NKJV)

(Exodus 7:22)

Then the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments; and Pharaoh’s heart grew hard, and he did not heed them, as the LORD had said. (NKJV)

(Exodus 9:7)

Then Pharaoh sent, and indeed, not even one of the livestock of the Israelites was dead. But the heart of Pharaoh became hard, and he did not let the people go. (NKJV)

(Exodus 14:17)

“And I indeed will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them. So I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army, his chariots, and his horsemen. (NKJV)

(Leviticus 26:41)

and that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt- (NKJV)

(Deuteronomy 5:29)

‘Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and always keep all My commandments, that it might be well with them and with their children forever! (NKJV)

(Deuteronomy 17:17)

“Neither shall he multiply wives for himself, lest his heart turn away; nor shall he greatly multiply silver and gold for himself. (NKJV)

(Deuteronomy 20:3)

“And he shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel: Today you are on the verge of battle with your enemies. Do not let your heart faint, do not be afraid, and do not tremble or be terrified because of them; (NKJV)

(Deuteronomy 29:19)

“and so it may not happen, when he hears the words of this curse, that he blesses himself in his heart, saying, ‘I shall have peace, even though I follow the dictates of my heart’ -as though the drunkard could be included with the sober. (NKJV)

(Deuteronomy 32:46)

and He said to them: “Set your hearts on all the words which I testify among you today, which you shall command your children to be careful to observe-all the words of this law. (NKJV)

(1 Samuel 13:14)

“But now your kingdom shall not continue. The LORD has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the LORD has commanded him to be commander over His people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you.” (NKJV)

(Jeremiah 29:11-13)

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.  (NKJV)

(1 Chronicles 28:9)

“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever.  (NKJV)