'Thoughts' in the Bible
Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our ancestors, keep this desire forever in the thoughts of the hearts of Your people, and confirm their hearts toward You.
Among unsettling thoughts from visions in the night,when deep sleep descends on men,
“Yet You concealed these thoughts in Your heart;I know that this was Your hidden plan:
This is why my unsettling thoughts compel me to answer,because I am upset!
I know your thoughts very well,the schemes you would wrong me with.
Let the evil of the wicked come to an end,but establish the righteous.The One who examines the thoughts and emotionsis a righteous God.
They twist my words all day long;all their thoughts against me are evil.
How magnificent are Your works, Lord,how profound Your thoughts!
The Lord knows man’s thoughts;they are meaningless.
You know when I sit down and when I stand up;You understand my thoughts from far away.
God, how difficult Your thoughts arefor me to comprehend;how vast their sum is!
The thoughts of the righteous are just,but guidance from the wicked leads to deceit.
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 wicked one abandon his wayand the sinful one his thoughts;let him return to the Lord,so He may have compassion on him,and to our God, for He will freely forgive.
“For as heaven is higher than earth,so My ways are higher than your ways,and My thoughts than your thoughts.
Their feet run after evil,and they rush to shed innocent blood.Their thoughts are sinful thoughts;ruin and wretchedness are in their paths.
I spread out My hands all day longto a rebellious peoplewho walk in the wrong path,following their own thoughts.
“Knowing their works and their thoughts, I have come to gather all nations and languages; they will come and see My glory.
Wash the evil from your heart, Jerusalem,so that you will be delivered.How long will you harbormalicious thoughts within you?
Then the Spirit of the Lord came on me, and He told me, “You are to say: This is what the Lord says: That is what you are thinking, house of Israel; and I know the thoughts that arise in your mind.
“This is what the Lord God says: On that day, thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will devise an evil plan.
Your Majesty, while you were in your bed, thoughts came to your mind about what will happen in the future. The revealer of mysteries has let you know what will happen.
As for me, this mystery has been revealed to me, not because I have more wisdom than anyone living, but in order that the interpretation might be made known to the king, and that you may understand the thoughts of your mind.
Then Daniel, whose name is Belteshazzar, was stunned for a moment, and his thoughts alarmed him. The king said, “Belteshazzar, don’t let the dream or its interpretation alarm you.”Belteshazzar answered, “My lord, may the dream apply to those who hate you, and its interpretation to your enemies!
his face turned pale, and his thoughts so terrified him that his hip joints shook and his knees knocked together.
Because of the outcry of the king and his nobles, the queen came to the banquet hall. “May the king live forever,” she said. “Don’t let your thoughts terrify you or your face be pale.
“This is the end of the interpretation. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts terrified me greatly, and my face turned pale, but I kept the matter to myself.”
He is here:the One who forms the mountains,creates the wind,and reveals His thoughts to man,the One who makes the dawn out of darknessand strides on the heights of the earth.Yahweh, the God of Hosts, is His name.
But perceiving their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why are you thinking evil things in your hearts?
Knowing their thoughts, He told them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is headed for destruction, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.
For from the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual immoralities, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies.
For from within, out of people’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immoralities, thefts, murders,
He has done a mighty deed with His arm;He has scattered the proudbecause of the thoughts of their hearts;
and a sword will pierce your own soul—that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”
But perceiving their thoughts, Jesus replied to them, “Why are you thinking this in your hearts?
But He knew their thoughts and told the man with the paralyzed hand, “Get up and stand here.” So he got up and stood there.
But Jesus, knowing the thoughts of their hearts, took a little child and had him stand next to Him.
Knowing their thoughts, He told them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is headed for destruction, and a house divided against itself falls.
They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts. Their consciences confirm this. Their competing thoughts will either accuse or excuse them
We too all previously lived among them in our fleshly desires, carrying out the inclinations of our flesh and thoughts, and we were by nature children under wrath as the others were also.
Therefore, I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer walk as the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their thoughts.
For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.