12 Bible Verses About Our Deceitful Hearts and Minds (ESV)

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  1. Jeremiah 17:9 - "<strong>The heart is deceitful above all..."
  2. Titus 1:15-16 - "to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing..."
  3. Ecclesiastes 9:3 - "Also, the hearts of the children..."
  4. Romans 1:28-31 - "And since they did not see..."
  5. Ephesians 4:17-18 - "Now this I say and testify..."
  6. Jeremiah 10:7-8 - "<p> 7 Who..."
  7. Matthew 15:19 - "For <strong>out of the heart</strong> come..."
  8. Mark 7:21-23 - "For from within, <strong>out of the..."
  9. Genesis 6:5 - "The Lord saw that the wickedness..."
  10. Genesis 8:21 - "And when the Lord smelled the..."
  11. Proverbs 10:20 - "<strong>the heart of the wicked is..."
  12. Proverbs 28:26 - "<strong>Whoever trusts in his own mind..."

1. Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

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2. Titus 1:15-16

to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.

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3. Ecclesiastes 9:3

Also, the hearts of the children of man are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

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4. Romans 1:28-31

28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.

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5. Ephesians 4:17-18

17 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.

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6. Jeremiah 10:7-8

7 Who would not fear you, O King of the nations?
For this is your due;
for among all the wise ones of the nations
and in all their kingdoms
there is none like you.
8 They are both stupid and foolish;
the instruction of idols is but wood!

14 Every man is stupid and without knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols, for his images are false, and there is no breath in them.

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7. Matthew 15:19

For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.

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8. Mark 7:21-23

21 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

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9. Genesis 6:5

The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

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10. Genesis 8:21

And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man's heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.

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11. Proverbs 10:20

the heart of the wicked is of little worth.

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12. Proverbs 28:26

Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool,
but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

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Table of Contents

  1. Genesis 6:5
  2. Genesis 8:21
  3. Proverbs 10:20
  4. Proverbs 28:26
  5. Ecclesiastes 9:3
  6. Jeremiah 10:7-8
  7. Jeremiah 17:9
  8. Matthew 15:19
  9. Mark 7:21-23
  10. Romans 1:28-31
  11. Ephesians 4:17-18
  12. Titus 1:15-16

Genesis 6:5

The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

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Genesis 8:21

And when the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man's heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.

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Proverbs 10:20

the heart of the wicked is of little worth.

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Proverbs 28:26

Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool,
but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

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Ecclesiastes 9:3

Also, the hearts of the children of man are full of evil, and madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

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Jeremiah 10:7-8

7 Who would not fear you, O King of the nations?
For this is your due;
for among all the wise ones of the nations
and in all their kingdoms
there is none like you.
8 They are both stupid and foolish;
the instruction of idols is but wood!

14 Every man is stupid and without knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols, for his images are false, and there is no breath in them.

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Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

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Matthew 15:19

For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.

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Mark 7:21-23

21 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

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Romans 1:28-31

28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.

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Ephesians 4:17-18

17 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.

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Titus 1:15-16

to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.

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