100 Bible Verses about Having A Clean Heart

Psalm 51:10 ESV / 69 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 36:25-27 ESV / 63 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.

Acts 15:9 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:8 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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

James 4:8 ESV / 45 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.

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Psalm 24:4 ESV / 32 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.

Proverbs 20:9 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Psalm 51:1-19 ESV / 31 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. ...

Titus 3:5 ESV / 29 helpful votes

He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

Psalm 73:1 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:22 ESV / 27 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.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 21 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.

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 20 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.

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 19 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,

2 Timothy 2:22 ESV / 19 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.

Ezekiel 11:19 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh,

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 17 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.

Psalm 51:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Jeremiah 17:9-10 ESV / 16 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.”

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 16 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.

1 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV / 15 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 21:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Galatians 5:17 ESV / 14 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.

Ezekiel 36:26 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Psalm 19:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

John 15:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.

Matthew 6:21 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 16:7 ESV / 13 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.”

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Romans 7:15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.

Psalm 34:18 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 28:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 9:13-14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 11 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.

John 14:27 ESV / 11 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.

Luke 6:45 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Proverbs 27:19 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Titus 1:15 ESV / 10 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.

2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Romans 10:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

Proverbs 10:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Revelation 19:8 ESV / 9 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.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 9 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 ...

1 John 3:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 36:25 ESV / 9 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.

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Psalm 119:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Psalm 51:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Psalm 24:3-4 ESV / 9 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.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

James 1:27 ESV / 7 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.

Hebrews 12:24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 7 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.

Philippians 1:9-10 ESV / 7 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,

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Romans 6:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Romans 6:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.

Acts 22:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.’

Luke 8:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

Psalm 119:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Psalm 12:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Psalm 9:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to Muth-labben. A Psalm of David. I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

Job 33:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

You say, ‘I am pure, without transgression; I am clean, and there is no iniquity in me.

Hebrews 10:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have any consciousness of sins?

Hebrews 9:14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

1 Timothy 5:22 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 6 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 2:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Matthew 12:34 ESV / 6 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.

Jeremiah 4:14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Psalm 51:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me.

Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

Genesis 6:5 ESV / 6 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.

1 John 3:2 ESV / 5 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.

Hebrews 9:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For when every commandment of the law had been declared by Moses to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

2 Corinthians 11:2-3 ESV / 5 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.

Romans 6:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed,

Luke 22:32 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”

Mark 11:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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.

Jeremiah 32:39 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me forever, for their own good and the good of their children after them.

Isaiah 64:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

James 1:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Acts 11:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose,

John 14:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Matthew 23:25-28 ESV / 4 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 7:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’

Joel 2:12-13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; 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.

Jeremiah 31:31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah,

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