What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members?
Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
The Lord smelled the soothing aroma; and the Lord said to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done.
when I saw among the spoil a beautiful mantle from Shinar and two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold fifty shekels in weight, then I coveted them and took them; and behold, they are concealed in the earth inside my tent with the silver underneath it.”
2 Samuel 11:2
Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king’s house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance.
1 Kings 21:2
Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, “Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden because it is close beside my house, and I will give you a better vineyard than it in its place; if you like, I will give you the price of it in money.”
“If my heart has been enticed by a woman,
Or I have lurked at my neighbor’s doorway,
Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life.
He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside. And he cannot deliver himself, nor say, “Is there not a lie in my right hand?”
It is your destruction, O Israel,
That you are against Me, against your help.
but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,
for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me.
that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,
But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
The man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate.”
But Pharaoh hardened his heart this time also, and he did not let the people go.
Yet to this day the Lord has not given you a heart to know, nor eyes to see, nor ears to hear.
“The heart is more deceitful than all else
And is desperately sick;
Who can understand it?
And He was saying, “That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man.