Most Relevant Verses
The heart is more deceitful than anything else,
and incurable—who can understand it?
Have I covered my transgressions as others do
by hiding my guilt in my heart, because I greatly feared the crowds,
and the contempt of the clans terrified me,
so I grew silent and would not go outside?
For there is nothing reliable in what they say;
destruction is within them;
their throat is an open grave;
they flatter with their tongues.
They only plan to bring him down
from his high position.
They take pleasure in lying;
they bless with their mouths,
but they curse inwardly.Selah
If you say, “But we didn’t know about this,”
won’t He who weighs hearts consider it?
Won’t He who protects your life know?
Won’t He repay a person according to his work?
Smooth lips with an evil heart
are like glaze on an earthen vessel. A hateful person disguises himself with his speech
and harbors deceit within. When he speaks graciously, don’t believe him,
for there are seven abominations in his heart.
He feeds on ashes.
His deceived mind has led him astray,
and he cannot deliver himself,
or say, “Isn’t there a lie in my right hand?”
But you have eyes and a heart for nothing
except your own dishonest profit,
shedding innocent blood
and committing extortion and oppression.