100 Bible Verses about A Pure Heart

Matthew 5:8 ESV / 138 helpful votes

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

Psalm 51:10 ESV / 132 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 80 helpful votes

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

James 4:8 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

2 Timothy 2:22 ESV / 58 helpful votes

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

Psalm 73:1 ESV / 55 helpful votes

A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.

1 John 3:3 ESV / 54 helpful votes

And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

Psalm 24:3-4 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

Hebrews 10:22 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

1 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 47 helpful votes

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

Titus 1:15 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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.

Acts 15:9 ESV / 38 helpful votes

And he made no distinction between us and them, having cleansed their hearts by faith.

1 Samuel 16:7 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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.”

1 John 3:2 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

Psalm 24:4 ESV / 34 helpful votes

He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.

2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

Proverbs 22:11 ESV / 32 helpful votes

He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 32 helpful votes

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Psalm 51:6 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

James 1:27 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Proverbs 16:2 ESV / 30 helpful votes

All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit.

Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

Matthew 6:21 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 27 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:5 ESV / 26 helpful votes

To be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

1 Peter 2:11 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

Proverbs 27:19 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Psalm 12:6 ESV / 25 helpful votes

The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.

Galatians 5:17 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.

1 Corinthians 6:15-20 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, ...

John 14:27 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

James 3:17 ESV / 22 helpful votes

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

Hebrews 12:14 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:18 ESV / 22 helpful votes

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Hebrews 7:26 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5:3 ESV / 21 helpful votes

But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.

Jeremiah 17:9-10 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:2 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart.

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 5:22 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure.

Habakkuk 1:13 ESV / 20 helpful votes

You who are of purer eyes than to see evil and cannot look at wrong, why do you idly look at traitors and remain silent when the wicked swallows up the man more righteous than he?

Psalm 24:1-10 ESV / 20 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers. Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. He will receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation. ...

Revelation 19:8 ESV / 19 helpful votes

It was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

John 14:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Matthew 12:34 ESV / 19 helpful votes

You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Proverbs 23:26 ESV / 19 helpful votes

My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.

Proverbs 20:11 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.

Psalm 19:8 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;

Psalm 18:26 ESV / 19 helpful votes

With the purified you show yourself pure; and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous.

Psalm 15:2 ESV / 19 helpful votes

He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart;

1 Thessalonians 4:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;

Matthew 23:25-28 ESV / 18 helpful votes

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people's bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

Matthew 15:19 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 20:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Who can say, “I have made my heart pure; I am clean from my sin”?

Psalm 24:4-5 ESV / 18 helpful votes

He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. He will receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

Genesis 6:5 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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.

James 3:2 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

1 Corinthians 6:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Psalm 66:18 ESV / 17 helpful votes

If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.

Job 31:1 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?

Revelation 22:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 8:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.

John 14:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.

Matthew 15:19-20 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;

2 Corinthians 11:2-3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ. But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

Ezekiel 36:25-27 ESV / 15 helpful votes

I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. 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. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.

Jeremiah 4:14 ESV / 15 helpful votes

O Jerusalem, wash your heart from evil, that you may be saved. How long shall your wicked thoughts lodge within you?

Proverbs 21:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The way of the guilty is crooked, but the conduct of the pure is upright.

Proverbs 15:26 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord, but gracious words are pure.

Philippians 1:9-10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Psalm 62:1-2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

Psalm 24:3-5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. He will receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

Colossians 3:5 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

Joshua 22:5 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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.”

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;

Galatians 5:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

James 3:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

Hebrews 7:26-28 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.

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