Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
But the Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind had become great on the earth. Every inclination of the thoughts of their minds was only evil all the time.
And the Lord smelled the soothing aroma and said to himself, "I will never again curse the ground because of humankind, even though the inclination of their minds is evil from childhood on. I will never again destroy everything that lives, as I have just done.
Guard your heart with all vigilance, for from it are the sources of life.
he plots evil with perverse thoughts in his heart, he spreads contention at all times.
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
A foolish scheme is sin, and the scorner is an abomination to people.
The human mind is more deceitful than anything else. It is incurably bad. Who can understand it?
For from within, out of the human heart, come evil ideas, sexual immorality, theft, murder,
just as it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one,
For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I want to do the good, but I cannot do it.
because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so.
Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, depravity,
And although you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
They must not slander anyone, but be peaceable, gentle, showing complete courtesy to all people.
When Jesus saw their reaction he said, "Why do you respond with evil in your hearts?
(Samek) I hate people with divided loyalties, but I love your law.
The wicked need to abandon their lifestyle and sinful people their plans. They should return to the Lord, and he will show mercy to them, and to their God, for he will freely forgive them.
They are eager to do evil, quick to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are sinful; they crush and destroy.
"Oh people of Jerusalem, purify your hearts from evil so that you may yet be delivered. How long will you continue to harbor up wicked schemes within you?
Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that he may perhaps forgive you for the intent of your heart.
Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God," for God cannot be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one.