100 Bible Verses about Heart

Psalm 51:10 ESV / 404 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 36:26 ESV / 400 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.

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 315 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:8 ESV / 270 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 17:10 ESV / 265 helpful votes

“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 4:23 ESV / 261 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 248 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.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 224 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.

Psalm 34:18 ESV / 212 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:2 ESV / 177 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 11:19 ESV / 165 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,

James 4:8 ESV / 158 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.

Matthew 15:18-20 ESV / 157 helpful votes

But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. 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.”

Luke 12:33-34 ESV / 156 helpful votes

Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

1 Samuel 16:7 ESV / 145 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 Timothy 1:5 ESV / 127 helpful votes

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

Romans 2:5 ESV / 107 helpful votes

But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.

Psalm 26:2 ESV / 107 helpful votes

Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and my mind.

Romans 1:21 ESV / 91 helpful votes

For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Romans 10:10 ESV / 87 helpful votes

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

Acts 8:22 ESV / 87 helpful votes

Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.

Psalm 112:7 ESV / 83 helpful votes

He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.

Psalm 119:10 ESV / 78 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:22 ESV / 75 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.

Psalm 51:17 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 69 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.

2 Timothy 2:22 ESV / 67 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.

Acts 28:27 ESV / 67 helpful votes

For this people's heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed; lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.’

Romans 10:9-10 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

Psalm 97:11 ESV / 63 helpful votes

Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.

Hebrews 3:8 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness,

1 Thessalonians 2:4 ESV / 61 helpful votes

But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.

Ephesians 6:6 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,

Proverbs 28:14 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Blessed is the one who fears the Lord always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

Romans 6:17 ESV / 57 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,

Psalm 27:14 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

Mark 7:21 ESV / 49 helpful votes

For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,

Psalm 119:11 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

Luke 16:15 ESV / 48 helpful votes

And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

Matthew 11:29 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Proverbs 16:1 ESV / 47 helpful votes

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.

Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Proverbs 6:14 ESV / 45 helpful votes

With perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord;

Psalm 24:4 ESV / 45 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.

Psalm 139:23 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!

Acts 16:14 ESV / 43 helpful votes

One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul.

Jeremiah 12:3 ESV / 43 helpful votes

But you, O Lord, know me; you see me, and test my heart toward you. Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and set them apart for the day of slaughter.

Proverbs 22:11 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:145 ESV / 43 helpful votes

With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep your statutes.

Psalm 125:4 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Do good, O Lord, to those who are good, and to those who are upright in their hearts!

Hebrews 3:10 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Therefore I was provoked with that generation, and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart; they have not known my ways.’

Psalm 27:3 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 38 helpful votes

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

John 14:27 ESV / 38 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.

Ezekiel 11:19-21 ESV / 38 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, that they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and obey them. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God. But as for those whose heart goes after their detestable things and their abominations, I will bring their deeds upon their own heads, declares the Lord God.”

Proverbs 14:30 ESV / 37 helpful votes

A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.

Psalm 10:17 ESV / 37 helpful votes

O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear

Acts 13:22 ESV / 36 helpful votes

And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king, of whom he testified and said, ‘I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.’

Proverbs 17:3 ESV / 36 helpful votes

The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Psalm 9:1 ESV / 35 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.

1 Peter 1:22 ESV / 34 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,

Proverbs 6:18 ESV / 34 helpful votes

A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil,

Ephesians 4:18 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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.

John 12:40 ESV / 33 helpful votes

“He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn, and I would heal them.”

Jeremiah 20:9 ESV / 31 helpful votes

If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,” there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot.

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 3:13 ESV / 30 helpful votes

So that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.

Acts 2:46 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,

Acts 15:8 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them, by giving them the Holy Spirit just as he did to us,

Jeremiah 32:40 ESV / 29 helpful votes

I will make with them an everlasting covenant, that I will not turn away from doing good to them. And I will put the fear of me in their hearts, that they may not turn from me.

Jeremiah 17:9-10 ESV / 29 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.”

Ecclesiastes 9:3 ESV / 29 helpful votes

This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that the same event happens to all. 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.

Proverbs 11:20 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Those of crooked heart are an abomination to the Lord, but those of blameless ways are his delight.

Jeremiah 4:18 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Your ways and your deeds have brought this upon you. This is your doom, and it is bitter; it has reached your very heart.”

Colossians 3:22 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.

Acts 15:9 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:1 ESV / 27 helpful votes

The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.

Psalm 84:2 ESV / 27 helpful votes

My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.

Revelation 2:23 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am he who searches mind and heart, and I will give to each of you according to your works.

Romans 8:27 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

Proverbs 15:13-15 ESV / 26 helpful votes

A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed. The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly. All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.

Acts 8:21 ESV / 25 helpful votes

You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before God.

John 13:2 ESV / 25 helpful votes

During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him,

Isaiah 6:10 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.”

Proverbs 24:2 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For their hearts devise violence, and their lips talk of trouble.

Psalm 101:4 ESV / 25 helpful votes

A perverse heart shall be far from me; I will know nothing of evil.

Ephesians 6:5 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ,

Ephesians 3:14-20 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, ...

Proverbs 5:21 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For a man's ways are before the eyes of the Lord, and he ponders all his paths.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Acts 9:1-18 ESV / 23 helpful votes

But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. ...

John 14:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 4:14 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Psalm 22:26 ESV / 23 helpful votes

The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the Lord! May your hearts live forever!

Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Exodus 4:21 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Moses, “When you go back to Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the miracles that I have put in your power. But I will harden his heart, so that he will not let the people go.

Mark 12:30 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

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