'Thoughts' in the Bible
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.
And when the sweet smell came up to the Lord, he said in his heart, I will not again put a curse on the earth because of man, for the thoughts of man's heart are evil from his earliest days; never again will I send destruction on all living things as I have done.
And Abraham answering said, Truly, I who am only dust, have undertaken to put my thoughts before the Lord:
And he said, See now, I have undertaken to put my thoughts before the Lord: what if there are twenty there? And he said, I will have mercy because of the twenty.
Then when evils and troubles without number have overtaken them, this song will be a witness to them, for the words of it will be clear in the memories of their children: for I see the thoughts which are moving in their hearts even now, before I have taken them into the land of my oath.
Let this book of the law be ever on your lips and in your thoughts day and night, so that you may keep with care everything in it; then a blessing will be on all your way, and you will do well.
And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah; even Issachar, and also Barak: he was sent on foot into the valley. For the divisions of Reuben there were great thoughts of heart.
and because all of his decrees remain in my thoughts, I have not turned aside from his statutes,
Let your voice be sounded in songs and melody; let all your thoughts be of the wonder of his works.
And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
I know, my God, that you examine thoughts and are pleased with integrity. With pure motives I contribute all this; and now I look with joy as your people who have gathered here contribute to you.
O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:
In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men,
Making void thoughts of the subtile, And their hands do not execute wisdom.
My soul is tired of life; I will let my sad thoughts go free in words; my soul will make a bitter outcry.
Yet You concealed these [thoughts] in Your heart; I know that this was Your hidden plan:
A torch -- despised in the thoughts of the secure Is prepared for those sliding with the feet.
My eyes are dim by reason of sorrow, and all my thoughts are as a shadow.
My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.
These [thoughts] extend from the night into the day, [so that] the light is short because of darkness.
Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.
Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me.
For this cause I am in fear before him, my thoughts of him overcome me.
"I made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I entertain thoughts against a virgin?
Look, I waited for you to speak; I listened closely to your wise thoughts,while you were searching for words.
Why are the nations so violently moved, and why are the thoughts of the people so foolish?
The foolish (those who are governed by carnal thoughts or desires) shall not stand in thy sight; thou dost hate all workers of iniquity.
Let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous. The One who examines the thoughts and emotions is a righteous God.
The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and false words: under his tongue are evil purposes and dark thoughts.
You have put to shame the thoughts of the poor, but the Lord is his support.
I will give praise to the Lord who has been my guide; knowledge comes to me from my thoughts in the night.
Thou hast proved my heart, Thou hast inspected by night, Thou hast tried me, Thou findest nothing; My thoughts pass not over my mouth.
May my words and my thoughts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my sheltering rock and my redeemer.
For their thoughts were bitter against you: they had an evil design in their minds, which they were not able to put into effect.
Examine me, O Lord, and test me! Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives!
Like a dead man, I am forgotten in their thoughts like broken pottery.
Jehovah made void the counsel of nations, He disallowed the thoughts of the peoples.
The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
I want to do what pleases you, my God. Your law dominates my thoughts."
would not God discover it, for he knows one's thoughts?
I will declare a wise saying; I will share my profound thoughts.
Their inner thoughts are on their homes forever; their dwellings from generation to generation. They even name their lands after themselves.
Pay attention to me and answer me. I moan and groan in my thoughts,
We would share personal thoughts with each other; in God's temple we would walk together among the crowd.
Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.
They devise unjust schemes; they disguise a well-conceived plot. Man's inner thoughts cannot be discovered.
Their prosperity causes them to do wrong; their thoughts are sinful.
Their thoughts are deep with evil designs; their talk from their seats of power is of cruel acts.
If I had publicized these thoughts, I would have betrayed your loyal followers.
When my thoughts were turned to see the reason of this, it was a weariness in my eyes;
I will keep God in memory, with sounds of grief; my thoughts are troubled, and my spirit is overcome. (Selah.)
My thoughts go back to the days of the past, to the years which are gone.
The memory of my song comes back to me in the night; my thoughts are moving in my heart; my spirit is searching with care.
O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.
The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
May my thoughts be pleasing to him; indeed, I will rejoice in the LORD!
Let your voice be sounding in songs and melody; let all your thoughts be of the wonder of his works.
Make the way of your orders clear to me; then my thoughts will be ever on your wonders.
SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.
You have overcome all those who are wandering from your rules; for all their thoughts are false.
If I let you go out of my thoughts, and if I do not put Jerusalem before my greatest joy, let my tongue be fixed to the roof of my mouth.
You know when I sit down and when I stand up; You understand my thoughts from far away.
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
My hate for them is complete; my thoughts of them are as if they were making war on me.
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
If only you will respond to my rebuke, then I will pour out my thoughts to you and I will make my words known to you.
he plots evil with perverse thoughts in his heart, he spreads contention at all times.
A heart devising thoughts of vanity -- Feet hasting to run to evil --
What the righteous person says is like precious silver; the thoughts of the wicked are compared to small things.
The good man shall attain the favour of the LORD, but the man of wicked thoughts he will condemn.
The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
Deceit is in the heart of those whose thoughts are evil, but joy in that of those whose thoughts are good.
A sharp man keeps back his knowledge; but the heart of foolish men makes clear their foolish thoughts.
A sharp man does everything with knowledge, but a foolish man makes clear his foolish thoughts.
The backslider in heart [from God and from fearing God] shall be filled with [the fruit of] his own ways, and a good man shall be satisfied with [the fruit of] his ways [with the holy thoughts and actions which his heart prompts and in which he delights].
All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings], but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances].
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits (the thoughts and intents of the heart).
Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
A wise person's thoughts control his words, and his speech promotes instruction.
The property of a man of wealth is his strong town, and it is as a high wall in the thoughts of his heart.
Many are the thoughts in a man's heart, but the counsel of Jehovah, that doth stand.
It is a trap for a person to declare quickly, "This is sacred," and only later to have second thoughts about the vows.
The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
For as the thoughts of his heart are, so is he: Take food and drink, he says to you; but his heart is not with you.
And my thoughts in me will be full of joy when your lips say right things.
Whoso is devising to do evil, Him they call a master of wicked thoughts.
For the wise person thinks carefully when in mourning, but fools focus their thoughts on pleasure.
I turned my thoughts to know, explore, and seek wisdom and an explanation [for things], and to know that wickedness is stupidity and folly is madness.
Do not curse the king even in your thoughts, and do not curse a rich person even in your bedroom, for a bird of the sky may carry the message, and a winged creature may report the matter.
Let the conclusion of all of these thoughts be heard: Fear God and obey his commandments, for this is what it means to be human.
Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away, [in my thoughts] I will get to the mountain of myrrh and the hill of frankincense [to him whom my soul adores].
Therefore when the Lord has completed all His work [of chastisement and purification to be executed] on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, it shall be that He will inflict punishment on the fruit [the thoughts, words, and deeds] of the stout and arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the haughtiness of his pride.
For the foolish man will say foolish things, having evil thoughts in his heart, working what is unclean, and talking falsely about the Lord, to keep food from him who is in need of it, and water from him whose soul is desiring it.
Let your thoughts be turned to Abraham, your father, and to Sarah, who gave you birth: for when he was but one, my voice came to him, and I gave him my blessing, and made him a great people.
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
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