Thematic Bible: Character of the unrenewed Heart


Thematic Bible



A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not know a wicked person.


He that has a perverse heart shall never find good, and he that stirs up trouble with his tongue shall fall into evil.



And the LORD smelled a savour of rest, and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his childhood; neither will I again smite any more every living thing as I have done.




And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him; and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father.

Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter, for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.



But the house of Israel will not desire to hear; for they do not desire to hear me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.

And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this commandment.



Peradventure there shall be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the LORD our God to go and serve the gods of those Gentiles; peradventure there shall be among you a root that bears poison and wormwood;


But when his heart made itself arrogant, and his spirit hardened itself in pride, he was deposed from the throne of his kingdom, and they took his glory from him:

But when he was strengthened, his heart lifted itself up unto corruption, for he rebelled against the LORD his God, entering into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense.



We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud) his loftiness and his arrogancy and his pride and the haughtiness of his heart.


Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all weapons of war, fifty thousand, who could keep rank; they were not of double heart.

Each one speaks vanity with his neighbour: they speak with flattering lips and with a double heart.





They that are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD, but such as are perfect in their way are his delight.

These six things does the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:








Whosoever secretly slanders his neighbour, I will cut off; he that has a high look and a proud heart I will not suffer.

Thy arrogance has deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dost dwell in the clefts of the rock, that dost hold the height of the mountain: though thou should make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from there, said the LORD.


Make the heart of this people fat and make their ears heavy and blind their eyes that they not see with their eyes, nor hear with their ears, nor understand with their heart, nor convert and there be healing for him.

saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see and not perceive; for the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and should be converted and I should heal them.



This people draws nigh unto me with their mouth and honours me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.


Therefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord has performed his whole work upon Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will come upon the fruit of the pride of the heart of the king of Assyria, and upon the glory of his high looks.

Hearken unto me, ye hard of heart, that are far from righteousness;



and that I also have walked contrary unto them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; and then their uncircumcised hearts shall be humbled, and they shall plead because of their iniquity;


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 mercy, but that he might destroy them, as the LORD had commanded Moses.

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.


The good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things, and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.




The ashes feed him; his deceived heart inclines him, that he not deliver his soul and say, Is not the lie at my right hand?



Do not catch me away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbours, but evil is in their hearts.


And he did evil because he did not prepare his heart to seek the LORD.


Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.


and I find more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands are bonds; whosoever pleases God shall escape from her, but the sinner shall be held prisoner in her.


This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all; and also that the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.


This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all; and also that the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.


The tongue of the just is as choice silver, but the understanding of the wicked is worth little.




Son of man, these men have caused their uncleanness to come up over their heart and have established the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them? Therefore speak unto them and say unto them, Thus hath the Lord GOD said: Every man of the house of Israel that sets up his idols in his heart and has established the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face and comes to the prophet, I, the LORD, will answer him that comes like this in the multitude of his idols




O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness that thou may be saved. How long shalt thou entertain the thoughts of thy iniquity within thee?






Thus hath the Lord GOD said: Because the Palestinians have dealt by revenge and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart to destroying because of perpetual enmity,






A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.




Forty years long I was grieved with this generation and said, It is a people that err from the heart, who have not known my ways;




And to sons that have hard faces and strong hearts do I send thee; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus hath the Lord GOD said.


In their pastures, they filled themselves; they were satisfied, and their heart was exalted; for this reason they have forgotten me.




Their heart has wandered; now they shall be found guilty: he shall break down their altars, he shall destroy their statues.




And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him,