100 Bible Verses about Hard Heart

Romans 2:5 ESV / 61 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 51:10 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 17:9 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 16:7 ESV / 40 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.”

Ezekiel 36:26 ESV / 31 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.

Mark 8:17 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened?

Psalm 34:18 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

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.

Mark 6:52 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

1 John 1:9 ESV / 23 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 3:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

Proverbs 27:19 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 15 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.

Ephesians 4:18 ESV / 15 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.

Exodus 9:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he did not listen to them, as the Lord had spoken to Moses.

James 4:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 14 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.

Matthew 6:21 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 14 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 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Matthew 13:15 ESV / 13 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.’

Matthew 5:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 59:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

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.

Jeremiah 17:9-10 ESV / 12 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.”

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Exodus 9:16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth.

Genesis 6:5 ESV / 12 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.

Romans 10:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

John 16:33 ESV / 11 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Mark 11:23 ESV / 11 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 29:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 11 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.

Deuteronomy 31:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

Exodus 7:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and though I multiply my signs and wonders in the land of Egypt,

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

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.

John 14:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:45 ESV / 10 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.

Matthew 15:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me;

Obadiah 1:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rock, in your lofty dwelling, who say in your heart, “Who will bring me down to the ground?”

Daniel 5:20 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit was hardened so that he dealt proudly, he was brought down from his kingly throne, and his glory was taken from him.

Ezekiel 11:19 ESV / 10 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,

Isaiah 6:10 ESV / 10 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.”

1 Peter 3:3-4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— 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.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Ezekiel 18:31 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel?

Proverbs 28:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Psalm 46:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 32:7-8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Exodus 4:21 ESV / 9 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.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 8 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 Peter 1:22 ESV / 8 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 / 8 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.

Hebrews 3:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

2 Corinthians 3:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

Mark 7:21-22 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.

Jeremiah 29:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 24:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart.

Isaiah 26:3-4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

James 1:22 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

2 Thessalonians 3:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Colossians 3:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Philippians 4:12-13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Luke 12:25-26 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?

Matthew 19:24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”

Matthew 15:19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Matthew 12:34 ESV / 7 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.

Matthew 11:29 ESV / 7 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.

Isaiah 49:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted.

Isaiah 40:29 ESV / 7 helpful votes

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.

Isaiah 12:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”

Proverbs 21:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.

Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV / 7 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.

Proverbs 3:1-2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Colossians 3:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices

Luke 8:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.

Mark 10:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.”

Ezekiel 35:1-15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir, and prophesy against it, and say to it, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, Mount Seir, and I will stretch out my hand against you, and I will make you a desolation and a waste. I will lay your cities waste, and you shall become a desolation, and you shall know that I am the Lord. Because you cherished perpetual enmity and gave over the people of Israel to the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, at the time of their final punishment, ...

Proverbs 15:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.

Proverbs 14:30 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Psalm 73:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Psalm 46:1-3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

Psalm 31:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

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