45 Scriptures on the Heart (ESV)

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  1. Proverbs 4:23 - "Keep your heart with all vigilance,..."
  2. Psalm 51:10 - "Create in me a clean heart,..."
  3. Jeremiah 17:9-10 - "The heart is deceitful above all..."
  4. Jeremiah 29:13 - "You will seek me and find..."
  5. 1 Samuel 16:7 - "But the LORD said to Samuel,..."
  6. Proverbs 27:19 - "As in water face reflects face,..."
  7. 1 Peter 3:3-4 - "Do not let your adorning be..."
  8. Psalm 20:4 - "May he grant you your heart's..."
  9. Proverbs 3:5-6 - "Trust in the LORD with all..."
  10. Proverbs 3:3-4 - "Let not steadfast love and faithfulness..."
  11. Matthew 22:37 - "And he said to him, "You..."
  12. Psalm 37:4 - "Delight yourself in the LORD, and..."
  13. 2 Corinthians 9:7 - "Each one must give as he..."
  14. Proverbs 17:22 - "A joyful heart is good medicine,..."
  15. Proverbs 10:8 - "The wise of heart will receive..."
  16. Matthew 6:21 - "For where your treasure is, there..."
  17. Proverbs 3:1-2 - "My son, do not forget my..."
  18. Psalm 31:24 - "Be strong, and let your heart..."
  19. Psalm 119:10 - "With my whole heart I seek..."
  20. Psalm 90:12 - "So teach us to number our..."
  21. Psalm 19:14 - "Let the words of my mouth..."
  22. Psalm 119:2 - "Blessed are those who keep his..."
  23. Psalm 119:7 - "I will praise you with an..."
  24. Joshua 22:5 - "Only be very careful to observe..."
  25. Psalm 119:111 - "Your testimonies are my heritage forever,..."
  26. Mark 11:23 - "Truly, I say to you, whoever..."
  27. Proverbs 13:12 - "Hope deferred makes the heart sick,..."
  28. Ezekiel 36:26 - "And I will give you a..."
  29. Psalm 147:3 - "He heals the brokenhearted and binds..."
  30. Matthew 5:8 - ""Blessed are the pure in heart,..."
  31. Ecclesiastes 9:7 - "Go, eat your bread in joy,..."
  32. Proverbs 12:25 - "Anxiety in a man's heart weighs..."
  33. Song of songs 8:6 - "Set me as a seal upon..."
  34. Joel 2:13 - "and rend your hearts and not..."
  35. Psalm 13:5-6 - "But I have trusted in your..."
  36. Romans 5:5 - "and hope does not put us..."
  37. Psalm 9:1 - "I will give thanks to the..."
  38. Ecclesiastes 11:10 - "Remove vexation from your heart, and..."
  39. Psalm 119:11 - "I have stored up your word..."
  40. Joel 2:12 - ""Yet even now," declares the LORD,..."
  41. Proverbs 4:20-21 - "My son, be attentive to my..."
  42. Hebrews 3:12 - "Take care, brothers, lest there be..."
  43. Psalm 119:36 - "Incline my heart to your testimonies,..."
  44. Proverbs 23:15 - "My son, if your heart is..."
  45. Joshua 23:14 - ""And now I am about to..."

1. Proverbs 4:23

23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

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2. Psalm 51:10

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

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3. Jeremiah 17:9-10

9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? 10 "I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds."

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4. Jeremiah 29:13

13 You will seek me and find me. When you seek me with all your heart,

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5. 1 Samuel 16:7

7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart."

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6. Proverbs 27:19

19 As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man.

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7. 1 Peter 3:3-4

3 Do not let your adorning be external--the braiding of hair, the wearing of gold, or the putting on of clothing-- 4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.

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8. Psalm 20:4

4 May he grant you your heart's desire and fulfill all your plans!

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9. Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

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10. Proverbs 3:3-4

3 Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

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11. Matthew 22:37

37 And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

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12. Psalm 37:4

4 Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

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13. 2 Corinthians 9:7

7 Each one must give as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

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14. Proverbs 17:22

22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

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15. Proverbs 10:8

8 The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

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16. Matthew 6:21

21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

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17. Proverbs 3:1-2

1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, 2 for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.

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18. Psalm 31:24

24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!

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19. Psalm 119:10

10 With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!

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20. Psalm 90:12

12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

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21. Psalm 19:14

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

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22. Psalm 119:2

2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,

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23. Psalm 119:7

7 I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules.

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24. Joshua 22:5

5 Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and to cling to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul."

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25. Psalm 119:111

111 Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart.

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26. Mark 11:23

23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.

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27. Proverbs 13:12

12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

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28. Ezekiel 36:26

26 And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

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29. Psalm 147:3

3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

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30. Matthew 5:8

8 "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

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31. Ecclesiastes 9:7

7 Go, eat your bread in joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.

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32. Proverbs 12:25

25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

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33. Song of songs 8:6

6 Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the LORD.

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34. Joel 2:13

13 and rend your hearts and not your garments." Return to the LORD, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.

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35. Psalm 13:5-6

5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. 6 I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me.

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36. Romans 5:5

5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

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37. Psalm 9:1

1 I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

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38. Ecclesiastes 11:10

10 Remove vexation from your heart, and put away pain from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.

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39. Psalm 119:11

11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

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40. Joel 2:12

12 "Yet even now," declares the LORD, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;

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41. Proverbs 4:20-21

20 My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart.

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42. Hebrews 3:12

12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.

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43. Psalm 119:36

36 Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!

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44. Proverbs 23:15

15 My son, if your heart is wise, my heart too will be glad.

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45. Joshua 23:14

14 "And now I am about to go the way of all the earth, and you know in your hearts and souls, all of you, that not one word has failed of all the good things that the LORD your God promised concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one of them has failed.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 51:10
  2. Psalm 20:4
  3. Psalm 37:4
  4. Psalm 31:24
  5. Psalm 119:10
  6. Psalm 90:12
  7. Psalm 19:14
  8. Psalm 119:2
  9. Psalm 119:7
  10. Psalm 119:11
  11. Psalm 119:36
  12. Psalm 119:111
  13. Psalm 147:3
  14. Song of songs 8:6
  15. Psalm 13:5-6
  16. Psalm 9:1
  17. Joshua 22:5
  18. Joshua 23:14
  19. 1 Samuel 16:7
  20. Proverbs 3:5-6
  21. Proverbs 3:3-4
  22. Proverbs 3:1-2
  23. Proverbs 4:23
  24. Proverbs 4:20-21
  25. Proverbs 10:8
  26. Proverbs 12:25
  27. Proverbs 13:12
  28. Proverbs 17:22
  29. Proverbs 23:15
  30. Proverbs 27:19
  31. Ecclesiastes 9:7
  32. Ecclesiastes 11:10
  33. Jeremiah 17:9-10
  34. Jeremiah 29:13
  35. Ezekiel 36:26
  36. Joel 2:12
  37. Joel 2:13
  38. Matthew 5:8
  39. Matthew 6:21
  40. Matthew 22:37
  41. Mark 11:23
  42. Romans 5:5
  43. 2 Corinthians 9:7
  44. Hebrews 3:12
  45. 1 Peter 3:3-4

Psalm 51:10

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

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Psalm 20:4

4 May he grant you your heart's desire and fulfill all your plans!

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Psalm 37:4

4 Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

View on BibleGateway

Psalm 31:24

24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!

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Psalm 119:10

10 With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!

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Psalm 90:12

12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

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Psalm 19:14

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

View on BibleGateway

Psalm 119:2

2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,

View on BibleGateway

Psalm 119:7

7 I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules.

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Psalm 119:11

11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

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Psalm 119:36

36 Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!

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Psalm 119:111

111 Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart.

View on BibleGateway

Psalm 147:3

3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

View on BibleGateway

Song of songs 8:6

6 Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the LORD.

View on BibleGateway

Psalm 13:5-6

5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. 6 I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me.

View on BibleGateway

Psalm 9:1

1 I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

View on BibleGateway

Joshua 22:5

5 Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and to cling to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul."

View on BibleGateway

Joshua 23:14

14 "And now I am about to go the way of all the earth, and you know in your hearts and souls, all of you, that not one word has failed of all the good things that the LORD your God promised concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one of them has failed.

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1 Samuel 16:7

7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart."

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Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

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Proverbs 3:3-4

3 Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

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Proverbs 3:1-2

1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, 2 for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.

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Proverbs 4:23

23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

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Proverbs 4:20-21

20 My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart.

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Proverbs 10:8

8 The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

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Proverbs 12:25

25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

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Proverbs 13:12

12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

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Proverbs 17:22

22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

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Proverbs 23:15

15 My son, if your heart is wise, my heart too will be glad.

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Proverbs 27:19

19 As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man.

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Ecclesiastes 9:7

7 Go, eat your bread in joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.

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Ecclesiastes 11:10

10 Remove vexation from your heart, and put away pain from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.

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Jeremiah 17:9-10

9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? 10 "I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds."

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Jeremiah 29:13

13 You will seek me and find me. When you seek me with all your heart,

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Ezekiel 36:26

26 And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

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Joel 2:12

12 "Yet even now," declares the LORD, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;

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Joel 2:13

13 and rend your hearts and not your garments." Return to the LORD, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.

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Matthew 5:8

8 "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

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Matthew 6:21

21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

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Matthew 22:37

37 And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

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Mark 11:23

23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.

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Romans 5:5

5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

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2 Corinthians 9:7

7 Each one must give as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

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Hebrews 3:12

12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.

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1 Peter 3:3-4

3 Do not let your adorning be external--the braiding of hair, the wearing of gold, or the putting on of clothing-- 4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.

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