Heart in the Bible

(Seat of the affections) RENEWED

  • Deuteronomy 30:6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.
  • Also Psalms 51:10; Ezekiel 11:19; 18:31; 36:26; Romans 2:29; Ephesians 4:23; Colossians 3:10.

Bible Encyclopedia for HEART.

Regenerated

  • John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
  • Also John 3:7.

Definition of heart

Graciously affected of God

  • 1 Samuel 10:26 And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.
  • Also 1 Chronicles 29:18; Ezra 6:22; 7:27; Proverbs 16:1; 21:1; Jeremiah 20:9; Acts 16:14.

See also McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia for Heart.

Strengthened

  • Psalms 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
  • Also Psalms 112:8; 1 Thessalonians 3:13.

Enlightened

  • 2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Tested

  • 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.
  • Also Psalms 7:9; 26:2; Proverbs 17:3; Jeremiah 11:20; 12:3; 20:12; 1 Thessalonians 2:4; Hebrews 11:17; Revelation 2:2,10.

It should render to God obedience

  • Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
  • Also Deuteronomy 11:13; 26:16; 1 Kings 2:4; Psalms 119:112; Ephesians 6:6.

Faith

  • 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.
  • Also Psalms 112:7; Acts 8:37; Romans 6:17; 10:10.

Trust

  • Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Love

  • Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Fear

  • Psalms 119:161 SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
  • Also Jeremiah 32:40.

Fidelity

  • Nehemiah 9:8 And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous:

Zeal

  • 2 Chronicles 17:16 And next him was Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto the LORD; and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valour.
  • Also Jeremiah 20:9.

It should seek God

  • 2 Chronicles 19:3 Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.
  • Also 2 Chronicles 30:19; Ezra 7:10; Psalms 10:17; 84:2.

Be joyful

  • 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.
  • Also Psalms 4:7; 97:11; Isaiah 65:14; Zechariah 10:7.

Upright

  • Psalms 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
  • Also Psalms 125:4.

Clean

  • Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
  • Also Psalms 73:1.

Pure

  • Psalms 24:4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
  • Also Proverbs 22:11; Matthew 5:8; 1 Timothy 1:5; 2 Timothy 2:22; James 4:8; 1 Peter 1:22.

Sincere

  • Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
  • Also Acts 2:46; Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22; Hebrews 10:22.

Repentant

  • Deuteronomy 30:2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;
  • Also Psalms 34:18; 51:17.

Devout

  • 1 Samuel 1:13 Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.
  • Also Psalms 4:4; 9:1; 27:8; 77:6; 119:10,69,145.

Wise

  • 1 Kings 3:9 Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?
  • Also 1 Kings 3:12; 4:29; Job 9:4; Proverbs 8:10; 10:8; 11:29; 14:33; 23:15.

Tender

  • 1 Samuel 24:5 And it came to pass afterward, that David's heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt.
  • Also 2 Kings 22:19; Job 23:16; Psalms 22:14; Ephesians 4:32.

Holy

  • Psalms 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
  • Also 1 Peter 3:15.

Compassionate

  • Jeremiah 4:19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.
  • Also Lamentations 3:51.

Lowly

  • Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

THE UNREGENERATE

Is full of iniquity

  • 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.
  • Also Genesis 8:21; 1 Samuel 17:28; Proverbs 6:14,18; 11:20; Ecclesiastes 8:11; 9:3; Jeremiah 4:14,18; 17:9; Romans 1:21.

Loves evil

  • 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;
  • Also Psalms 95:10; Jeremiah 17:5.

Is a fountain of evil

  • Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

See DEPRAVITY

Is wayward

  • 2 Chronicles 12:14 And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.
  • Also Psalms 101:4; Proverbs 6:14; 11:20; 12:8; 17:20; Jeremiah 5:23; Hebrews 3:10.

Blind

  • Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
  • Also Ephesians 4:18.

See BLINDNESS, SPIRITUAL

Is double (duplicity)

  • 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.
  • Also Psalms 12:2; Hosea 10:2; James 1:6,8; Proverbs 28:14; Isaiah 9:9; 10:12; 46:12.

See INSTABILITY

Is hard

  • Psalms 76:5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.
  • Also Ezekiel 2:4; 3:7; 11:19; 36:26; Mark 6:52; 10:5; 16:14; John 12:40; Romans 1:21; 2:5.

See IMPENITENCE

See OBDURACY

Is deceitful

  • Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Is proud

  • 2 Kings 14:10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: glory of this, and tarry at home: for why shouldest thou meddle to thy hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee?
  • Also 2 Chronicles 25:19; Psalms 101:5; Proverbs 18:12; 28:25; Jeremiah 48:29; 49:16.

See PRIDE

Is subtle

  • Proverbs 7:10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.

See HYPOCRISY

Is sensual

  • Ezekiel 6:9 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall lothe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.
  • Also Hosea 13:6; Romans 8:7.

See LASCIVIOUSNESS

Is worldly

  • 2 Chronicles 26:16 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense.
  • Also Daniel 5:20; Acts 8:21-22.

Is judicially hardened

  • Exodus 4:21 And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go.
  • Also Joshua 11:20; Isaiah 6:10; Acts 28:26-27.

Is malicious

  • Psalms 28:3 Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.
  • Also Psalms 140:2; Proverbs 24:2; Ecclesiastes 7:26; Ezekiel 25:15.

See MALICE

Is impenitent

  • Romans 2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

See IMPENITENCE

Is diabolical

  • John 13:2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;
  • Also Acts 5:3.

Is covetous

  • Jeremiah 22:17 But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.
  • Also 2 Peter 2:14.

See COVETOUSNESS

Is foolish

  • Proverbs 12:23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
  • Also Proverbs 22:15; Ecclesiastes 9:3.

UNCLASSIFIED SCRIPTURES DESCRIPTIVE OF THE SEAT OF THE AFFECTIONS

  • Deuteronomy 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!
  • Also Deuteronomy 6:5-6; 1 Samuel 16:7; 1 Chronicles 28:9; 2 Chronicles 12:14; Psalms 22:26; 34:18; 51:10,17; 57:7; 112:7; Proverbs 4:23; 14:30; 15:13-15; 16:1; 20:9; Jeremiah 17:1,9-10; Matthew 5:8; 9:4; 12:33; 15:18-20; 23:26; Mark 7:21; Acts 8:22; Romans 2:5,14-16; Hebrews 3:8,15.

INSTANCES OF HARDENED HEARTS

Pharoah

  • Exodus 4:21 And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go.
  • Also Exodus 7:3,13,22; 8:15,32; 9:12.

Sihon

  • Deuteronomy 2:30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.

King of Canaan

  • Joshua 11:20 For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battle, that he might destroy them utterly, and that they might have no favour, but that he might destroy them, as the LORD commanded Moses.

Others

  • 1 Samuel 6:6 Wherefore then do ye harden your hearts, as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened their hearts? when he had wrought wonderfully among them, did they not let the people go, and they departed?

KNOWN TO GOD

  • Deuteronomy 31:21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware.
  • Also 1 Samuel 16:7; 2 Samuel 7:20; 1 Kings 8:39; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Job 11:11; 16:19; 31:4; Psalms 1:6; 44:21; 51:10; 94:11; 139:1-12; Proverbs 5:21; 16:2; 21:2; Isaiah 66:18; Jeremiah 12:3; 17:10; Ezekiel 11:5,19-21; 36:25-26; Luke 16:15; Acts 1:24; 15:8; Romans 8:27; 1 Corinthians 3:20; Hebrews 4:12; Revelation 2:23.

CHANGE OF

INSTANCES OF

Saul

  • 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.

Solomon

  • 1 Kings 3:11-12 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; 12 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.

Saul of Tarsus

  • Acts 9:1-18 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. 3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: 4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? ...

See REGENERATION

See SANCTIFICATION

 
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