The Testimony of Scripture concerning the existence of and the importance of:

 

#3 The Heart & the ďIssues of LifeĒ (Good)

 

(Operation & Function of the Heart)

 

THE HEART CAN:

 

ANSWER MAN TO MAN

 

Proverbs 27:19 As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.

 

BE IN THE HOUSE OF MOURNING

 

Ecclesiastes 7:4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

 

BELIEVE

 

Acts 8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

 

Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt

be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Mark 11:23; John 14:1; Acts 4:32)

 

BIND A FATHERíS COMMANDMENTS CONTINUALLY

 

Proverbs 6:20 My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.

 

BURN WITHIN

 

Luke 24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?

 

CARE

 

2Corinthians 8:16 But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.

 

CHEER

 

Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight

of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.

 

COMMUNE

 

Chronicles 9:1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.

 

Psalms 4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

 

Ecclesiastes 1:16 I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before

me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge. (Psalms 77:6; 1Kings 10:2 2)

 

CONDEMN US NOT

 

1John 3:21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.

 

CONSIDER

 

Deuteronomy 4:39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is

none else.

 

Deuteronomy 8:5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.

 

Ecclesiastes 9:1 For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.

 

COUNSEL

 

Proverbs 20:5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

 

1Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

 

CRY OUT

 

Psalms 84:2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

 

Psalms 119:145 KOPH. I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.

 

Isaiah 15:5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shall flee unto Zoar, an heifer of three years old: for by the mounting up of Luhith with weeping shall

they go it up; for in the way of Horonaim they shall raise up a cry of destruction.

 

Lamentations 2:18 Their heart cried unto the Lord, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease.

 

DECREE

 

1Corinthians 7:37 Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.

 

DESIRE

 

2Chronicles 15:15 And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them: and the LORD gave them rest round about.

 

Psalms 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

 

Psalms 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

 

Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

 

DEVISE ITS OWN WAY

 

Proverbs 16:9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

 

DISCERN

 

Ecclesiastes 8:5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment.

 

DO THE WILL OF GOD

 

Ephesians 6:6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

 

ENGAGE TO APPROACH GOD

 

Jeremiah 30:21 And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he

shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the LORD.

 

FOLLOW AFTER GOD

 

1Kings 14:8 And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my

commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes;

 

FORGIVE

 

Matthew 18:35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

 

FEAR

 

Deuteronomy 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!

 

1Samuel 12:24 Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.

 

Psalms 27:3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

 

Psalms 86:11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

 

Proverbs 23:17 Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

Jeremiah 32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. (Deuteronomy 20:3; 2Chronicles 19:9; Isaiah 35:4; Isaiah 60:5; Jeremiah 32:39; Daniel 10:12; Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22; 1Peter 3:15)

 

GET KNOWLEDGE

 

Proverbs 18:15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

 

Have GODíS RIGHTEOUSNESS WITHIN

 

Psalms 40:10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness

and thy truth from the great congregation.

 

Not be GRIEVED

 

Deuteronomy 15:10 Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the LORD thy

God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto.

 

GUIDE

 

Proverbs 23:19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.

 

HATE (Not)

Leviticus 19:17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.

 

Have GODíS WORD AS A BURNING FIRE

 

Jeremiah 20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in

my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

 

Have GODíS WORD (Wordís) AS A JOY & REJOICING

 

Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name,

O LORD God of hosts.

 

HIDE GODíS WORD

 

Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

 

INDITING A GOOD MATTER

 

Psalms 45:1 <<To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves.>> My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of

the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

 

Have INTEGRITY

 

Genesis 20:5 Said he not unto me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother: in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this.

6 And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

 

1Kings 9:4 And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have

commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:

 

Psalms 78:72 So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.

 

Have INTENTS

 

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit,

and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

 

INTREAT WITH GOD FOR HIS FAVOR

 

Psalms 119:58 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.

 

Have JOY

 

Ecclesiastes 2:10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and

this was my portion of all my labour.

 

Ecclesiastes 5:20 For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth him in the joy of his heart.

 

Isaiah 65:14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.

 

Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name,

O LORD God of hosts.

 

Lamentations 5:15 The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.

 

John 16:22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

 

KEEP GODíS COMANDMENTS, TESTIMONIES, STATUTES & JUDGEMENTS

 

Deuteronomy 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with

them, and with their children for ever!

 

1Kings 8:58 That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which

he commanded our fathers.

 

1Kings 8:61 Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

 

2Kings 23:3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people

stood to the covenant.

 

1Chronicles 29:19 And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these

things, and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision.

2Chronicles 34:31 And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments, and

his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are written in this book.

 

KEEP GODíS PRECEPTS

 

Psalms 119:69 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.

 

KEEP A FATHERíS COMMANDMENTS

 

Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

 

Proverbs 6:20 My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.

 

KEEP A FATHERíS WORDS

 

Proverbs 4:20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

 

KEEP A MATTER

 

Daniel 7:28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter

in my heart.

 

KEEP SAYINGS

 

Luke 2:51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

 

KNOW OF THE GOOD THINGS OF GOD

 

Joshua 23:14 And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all

the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.

 

Have the LAW OF GOD WITHIN

 

Psalms 37:31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

 

Psalms 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

 

Isaiah 51:7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.

 

LAY UP WORDS

 

Deuteronomy 11:18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

 

1Samuel 21:12 And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

 

Job 22:22 Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.

Luke 1:65 And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.

66 And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.

 

LIVE FOR EVER

 

Psalms 22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

 

Psalms 69:32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

 

LOVE

 

Deuteronomy 6:5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

 

Deuteronomy 13:3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether

ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

 

Joshua 22:5 But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God,

and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.

 

Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

 

Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

Mark 12:33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as

himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

 

Luke 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind;

and thy neighbour as thyself.

 

Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

 

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

 

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

 

2Thessalonians 3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

 

1Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with

a pure heart fervently: (Deuteronomy 10:12; Deuteronomy 11:13; Deuteronomy 30:6; Song Of Solomon 8:6)

 

MEDITATE

 

Psalms 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

 

Psalms 49:3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

 

Luke 21:14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:

 

MUSE

 

Luke 3:15 And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;

 

OBSERVE GODíS LAW

 

Psalms 119:34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

 

OBEY DOCTRINE

 

Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

 

Have OTHERS IN IT

 

2Corinthiands 7:3 I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you.

 

Philippians 1:7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.

 

PONDER

 

Luke 2:19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

 

PREPARE

 

1Samuel 7:3 And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

 

1Chronicles 29:18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:

 

2Chronicles 19:3 Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to

seek God.

 

Job 11:13 If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him;

 

Psalms 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

 

Proverbs 16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

 

Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.

 

PURPOSE

 

Job 17:11 My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.

 

Acts 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.

 

2Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

 

PURPOSE NOT TO BE DEFILED

 

Daniel 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore

he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

 

REASON

 

Ecclesiastes 7:25 I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly,

even of foolishness and madness:

 

Mark 2:8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in

your hearts?

 

Luke 5:22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?

 

Mark 2:6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

 

RECEIVE COMMANDMENTS

 

Proverbs 10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

 

REJOICE

 

1Samuel 2:1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.

 

1Chronicles 16:10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

 

Psalms 13:5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

 

Psalms 19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

 

Psalms 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will

I praise him.

 

Psalms 105:3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

 

 

Psalms 119:111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

 

 

Proverbs 23:15 My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.

 

Ecclesiastes 2:10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and

this was my portion of all my labour.

 

Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

 

Zechariah 10:7 And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall see it, and be glad; their

heart shall rejoice in the LORD.

 

 

John 16:22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

 

Acts 2:26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: (Psalms 33:21; Proverbs 15:30, 27:9; Isaiah 66:14; Zephaniah 3:14; Zechariah 10:7)

 

REND

 

Joel 2:13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

 

REPROACH (Not)

 

Job 27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

 

RETAIN WORDS

 

Proverbs 4:4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

 

RETURN

 

1Samuel 7:3 And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

 

1Kings 8:48 And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name:

 

2Chronicles 6:38 If they return to thee with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them captives, and pray toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, and toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have built for thy name:

 

Jeremiah 24:7 And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto

me with their whole heart.

 

SANCTIFY GOD WITHIN

 

1Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you

with meekness and fear:

 

SEARCH

 

Judges 5:16 Why abodest thou among the sheepfolds, to hear the bleatings of the flocks? For the divisions of Reuben there were great searchings of heart.

 

Ecclesiastes 1:13 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to

the sons of man to be exercised therewith.

Ecclesiastes 7:25 I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even

of foolishness and madness:

 

SEARCH FOR GOD

 

Jeremiah 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

 

Have SECRETS

 

Psalms 44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

 

1Corinthians 14:25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you

of a truth.(Daniel 2:30)

 

SEEK God

 

Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

 

1Chronicles 16:10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

 

1Chronicles 22:19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring

the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the LORD.

 

2Chronicles 11:16 And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto

the LORD God of their fathers.

 

2Chronicles 15:12 And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;

 

2Chronicles 15:15 And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of

them: and the LORD gave them rest round about.

 

2Chronicles 19:3 Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to

seek God.

 

2Chronicles 22:9 And he sought Ahaziah: and they caught him, (for he was hid in Samaria,) and brought him to Jehu: and when they had slain him, they buried him: Because, said they, he is the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought the LORD with all his heart. So the house of Ahaziah had no power to keep still the kingdom.

 

2Chronicles 30:19 That prepareth his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.

 

2Chronicles 31:21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it

with all his heart, and prospered.

 

Psalms 27:8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

 

Psalms 69:32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

 

Psalms 105:3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

 

Psalms 119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

 

Psalms 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.

 

Serve the lord

 

Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him,

and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

 

Deuteronomy 11:13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your

God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,

 

Joshua 22:5 But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and

to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.

 

1Samuel 7:3 And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

 

1Samuel 12:20 And Samuel said unto the people, Fear not: ye have done all this wickedness: yet turn not aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart;

 

1Samuel 12:24 Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.

 

1Chronicles 28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off

for ever.

 

SETTLE MATTERS

 

Luke 21:14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:

 

SING& MAKE MELODY

 

Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

 

SING FOR JOY

 

Job 29:13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

 

Isaiah 65:14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.

 

SING WITH GRACE

 

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,

singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

 

SMOTE

 

1Samuel 24:5 And it came to pass afterward, that David's heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt.††

 

SPEAK

 

Psalms 27:8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

Romans 10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ

down from above:)

Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

 

SPEAK THE TRUTH

 

Psalms 15:2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

 

 

SPEAK WITHIN

 

Ecclesiastes 2:1 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity.

 

Ecclesiastes2:15 Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart,

that this also is vanity.

 

Ecclesiastes 3:17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

 

Ecclesiastes 3:18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves

are beasts.

 

STAND IN AWE

 

Psalms 119:161 SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

 

STAND STEADFAST

 

1Corinthians 7:37 Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.

 

STUDY TO ANSWER

 

Proverbs 15:28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

 

THINK

 

Judges 5:15 And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah; even Issachar, and also Barak: he was sent on foot into the valley. For the divisions of Reuben

there were great thoughts of heart.

 

 

2Samuel 13:33 Now therefore let not my lord the king take the thing to his heart, to think that all the king's sons are dead: for Amnon only is dead.

 

1Chronicles 29:18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:

 

Job 17:11 My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.

 

Psalms 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

 

Jeremiah 23:20 The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.

 

Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

 

Isaiah 10:7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.

 

Daniel 2:30 But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.

 

Matthew 9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

 

Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

 

Mark 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

 

Luke 2:35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

 

Luke 5:22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?

 

Luke 9:47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,

 

Luke 24:38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?

 

Acts 8:22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.

 

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

 

Have TREASURE

 

Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

 

Luke 12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

 

Have GOOD TREASURE

 

Matthew 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

 

Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth

forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

 

TREMBLE

 

Deuteronomy 20:3 And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do

not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them;

 

Ephesians 6:5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;

 

TRUST

 

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

 

Proverbs 31:11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

 

Psalms 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

 

Psalms 33:21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.

 

Psalms 112:7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. (Psalms 64:10; Proverbs 28:25; Psalms 13:5)

 

TURN

 

Deuteronomy 30:10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of

the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.

 

Joel 2:12 Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

 

Malachi 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

 

Luke 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. (1Kings 12:27)

 

TURN BACK

 

1Kings 18:37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.

Psalms 44:18 Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way,

 

UNDERSTAND

 

1Kings 3:9 Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this

thy so great a people?

 

1Kings 3:12 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before

thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.

 

Job 38:36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?

 

Psalms 49:3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

 

Psalms 119:34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

Proverbs 2:2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding

Proverbs 8:5 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understandingheart.

 

Isaiah 32:4 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

 

Daniel 10:12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. ; (Proverbs 3:5; 14:33, 15:14; Isaiah 6:10, 32:4; Jeremiah 3:15)

 

UTTER WORDS

 

Job 8:10 Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?

 

WALK AFTER THE LORD

 

2Kings 23:3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.

 

2Chronicles 34:31 And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are written in this book.

 

WALK BEFORE THE LORD

 

2Chronicles 6:14 And said, O LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, and shewest mercy unto

thy servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts:

 

1Kings 8:23 And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart:

 

 

1Kings 9:4 And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:

 

WALK BEFORE THE LORD IN TRUTH

 

1Kings 2:4 That the LORD may continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.

 

1Kings 3:6 And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

 

2Kings 20:3 I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

 

WALK PERFECT

 

2Kings 20:3 I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

Psalms101:2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

 

Isaiah 38:3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

 

Have WISDOM ENTER IN

 

Proverbs 2:10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;

 

Have WISDOM REST WITHIN

 

Proverbs 14:33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.

 

 

 

The Heart & the ďIssues of LifeĒ (Good)

 

(Operation & Function of the Heart)

 

THE HEART CAN BE:

 

ACQUAINTED WITH WISDOM

 

Ecclesiastes 2:3 I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was

that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.

 

APPLIED TO

 

Psalms 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

 

Proverbs 2:2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

 

Proverbs 22:17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.

 

Proverbs 23:12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

 

Ecclesiastes 7:25 I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly,

even of foolishness and madness:

 

Ecclesiastes 8:9 All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man ruleth over another to

his own hurt.

 

Ecclesiastes 8:16 When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)

 

ASSURED

 

1John 3:19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.

 

BOWED

 

2Samuel 19:14 And he bowed the heart of all the men of Judah, even as the heart of one man; so that they sent this word unto the king, Return thou, and all thy servants.

 

BROKEN

 

Psalms 34:18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

 

Psalms 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

 

Psalms 69:20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I

found none.

 

Psalms 147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

 

Jeremiah 23:9 Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath

overcome, because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness.

 

CIRCUMCISED

 

Deuteronomy 10:16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.

Deuteronomy 30:6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with

all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

Romans 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but

of God. (Jeremiah 4:4)

 

CLEAN

 

Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

 

Psalms 73:1 <<A Psalm of Asaph.>> Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

 

Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

 

COMFORTED

 

Genesis 18:5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they

said, So do, as thou hast said.

Judges 19:5 And it came to pass on the fourth day, when they arose early in the morning, that he rose up to depart: and the damsel's father said unto his son in

law, Comfort thine heart with a morsel of bread, and afterward go your way.

 

Ephesians 6:22 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.

 

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

 

Colossians 4:8 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;

 

2Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work. (Genesis 18:5; Judges 19:8)

 

CONTRITE

 

Psalms 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

 

Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

 

EARNEST

 

2Corinthians 8:16 But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.

 

ENLARGED

 

1Kings 4:29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.

 

Psalms 119:32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.

 

Isaiah 60:5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee,

the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.

 

2Corinthians 6:11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.

 

ESTABLISHED

 

Psalms 112:8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

 

Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which

have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

 

James 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

 

EXAMINED

 

Psalms 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

 

2Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? (What are we to examine? Ė Our heart!)

 

FAITHFUL

 

Nehemiah 9:8 And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous:

 

FILLED WITH FOOD & GLADNESS

 

Acts 14:17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.

 

FIXED

 

Psalms 57:7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

 

Psalms 108:1 A Song or Psalm of David - O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.

 

Psalms 112:7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

 

FREE

 

2Chronicles29:31 Then Hezekiah answered and said, Now ye have consecrated yourselves unto the LORD, come near and bring sacrifices and thank offerings into the house of the LORD. And the congregation brought in sacrifices and thank offerings; and as many as were of a free heart burnt offerings.

 

GIVEN TO A FATHER

 

Proverbs 23:26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

 

GIVEN TO KNOW WISDOM

 

Ecclesiastes 1:17 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.

 

GLAD

 

Deuteronomy 28:47 Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;

 

Exodus 4:14 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And

also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.

 

Judges 18:20 And the priest's heart was glad, and he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and the graven image, and went in the midst of the people.

 

1Kings 8:66 On the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that

the LORD had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people.

Psalms 4:7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

 

Psalms 16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

Psalms 104:15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart

 

Song of Solomon 3:11 Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart. . (2Chronicles 7:10; Esther 5:9; Proverbs 27: 11; Isaiah 30:29; Zechariah 10:7; Zephaniah 3:14)

 

Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness

of heart,

 

GOOD

 

Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

(Matthew 12:35; Luke 6:45; 1Timothy 1:5; Hebrews 13:9)

 

GUIDED IN THE WAY

 

Proverbs 23:19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.

 

HONEST

 

Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

 

HOT

 

Psalms 39:3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,

 

INCLINED

 

Joshua 24:23 Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel.

 

1Kings 8:58 That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers.

 

Psalms 119:36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

 

Psalms 119:112 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.

 

Psalms 141:4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

 

 

JOYFUL

 

1Kings 8:66 On the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that

the LORD had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people.

 

Esther 5:9 Then went Haman forth that day joyful and with a glad heart: but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he stood not up, nor moved for him, he was full of indignation against Mordecai.

 

KEPT WITH ALL DILIGENCE

 

Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

 

KNIT TOGETHER WITH OTHERS

 

1Chronicles 12:17 And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be

knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, seeing there is no wrong in mine hands, the God of our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it.

 

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

 

LIFTED UP

 

2Chronicles 17:6 And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.

 

Lamentations 3:41 Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.

 

LIKE A LIONíS

 

2Samuel 17:10 And he also that is valiant, whose heart is as the heart of a lion, shall utterly melt: for all Israel knoweth that thy father is a mighty man, and

they which be with him are valiant men.

 

LOWLY

 

Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

 

MADE NEW

 

Ezekiel 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die,

O house of Israel?

 

MEEK

 

Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. (Psalms 22:26)

 

MERRY

 

Ruth 3:7 And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn: and she came softly, and uncovered his feet, and laid her down.

 

2Chronicles 7:10 And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away into their tents, glad and merry in heart for the goodness

that the LORD had shewed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.

 

Proverbs 15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

 

Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. (Esther 1:10, Proverbs 15:15, Ecclesiastes 9:7)

 

OBEDIENT

 

Deuteronomy 30:2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children,

with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;

 

Ephesians 6:5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;

 

OPENED

 

Acts 16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened,

that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. (Luke 24:32)

 

PERFECT

 

1Kings 8:61 Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

 

1Kings 15:14 But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.

 

2Kings 20:3 I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in

thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

 

1Chronicles 12:38 All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.

 

1Chronicles 28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off

for ever.

 

1Chronicles 29:9 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king

also rejoiced with great joy.

 

1Chronicles 29:19 And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision.

 

2Chronicles 15:17 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.

 

2Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

 

2Chronicles 19:9 And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the LORD, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.

 

Psalms 101:2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

 

Isaiah 38:3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which

is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

 

POURED OUT BEFORE GOD

 

Psalms 62:8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Lamentations 2:19 Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.

 

PREPARED

 

1Chronicles 29:18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people,

and prepare their heart unto thee:

 

Job 11:13 If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him;

 

Psalms 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

 

1Samuel 7:3 And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

 

2Chronicles 19:3 Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to

seek God.

 

2Chronicles 12:14 And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.

 

Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.

 

PRICKED

 

Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

 

PROVED BY GOD

 

Deuteronomy 8:2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.

Deuteronomy 13:3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether

ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

 

Psalms 17:3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

 

Psalms 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

 

PRUDENT

 

Proverbs 16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

 

Proverbs 18:15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

 

PURE

 

Psalms 24:4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

 

Proverbs 22:11 He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

 

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

 

1Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

 

2Tmothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

 

1Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a

pure heart fervently:

 

PURIFIED

 

Acts 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

 

REVIVED

Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

 

RIGHT

 

2Kings 10:15 And when he was departed thence, he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him: and he saluted him, and said to him, Is thine heart right, as my heart is with thy heart? And Jehonadab answered, It is. If it be, give me thine hand. And he gave him his hand; and he took him up to him into the chariot.

 

Psalms 78:37 For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.

 

Acts 8:21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.

 

RULED

 

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

 

SAD

 

Ecclesiastes 7:3 Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.

 

SET

 

Deuteronomy 24:15 At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee.

 

1Chronicles 22:19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the LORD.

 

Job 7:17 What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?

 

Job 34:14 If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;

 

Psalms 62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

 

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

 

Song of Solomon 8:6 Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

 

Jeremiah 31:21 Set thee up waymarks, make thee high heaps: set thine heart toward the highway, even the way which thou wentest: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities.

 

Ezekiel 40:4 And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shall shew thee; for to the intent that I might shew them unto thee art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to the house of Israel.

 

Daniel 6:14 Then the king, when he heard these words, was sore displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him: and he laboured till the

going down of the sun to deliver him.

 

Daniel 10:12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.

 

Deuteronomy 32:46 And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law.

 

2Chronicles 11:16 And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto

the LORD God of their fathers.

 

SINGLE

 

Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness

of heart,

 

Ephesians 6:5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;

 

Colossians 3:22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

 

SOFT

 

Job 23:16 For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:

 

SOUND

 

Psalms 119:80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

 

Proverbs 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

 

SPRINKLED FROM AN EVIL CONSCIENCE

 

Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

 

STIRRED UP

 

Exodus 35:21 And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD'S offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.

 

Exodus 35:26 And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats' hair.

 

Exodus 36:2 And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it:

 

STRENGTHENED

 

Psalms 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

 

Psalms 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

 

TENDER

 

2Kings 22:19 Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the LORD.

 

2Chronicles 34:27 Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the LORD.

 

TRIED BY GOD

 

Psalms 7:9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

 

Psalms 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

 

Jeremiah 12:3 But thou, O LORD, knowest me: thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward thee: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.

 

TROUBLED (Not Be)

 

John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

 

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

 

Luke 24:38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?

 

TRUE

 

Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with

pure water.

 

TURNED

 

1Kings 18:37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.

2Kings 23:25 And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according

to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.

 

Ezra 6:22 And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for the LORD had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.

 

Psalms 44:18 Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;

 

Hosea 11:8 How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.

 

UNDERSTANDING

 

1Kings 3:9 Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy

so great a people?

 

1Kings 3:12 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.

 

Job 38:36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?

 

Psalms 49:3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

 

Proverbs 2:2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

 

Proverbs 8:5 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. (1Kings 4:29; Psalms 119:34; Proverbs 3:5; Proverbs 14:33;

†††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††Proverbs 15:14; Proverbs 20:5; Jeremiah 3:15; Philippians 4:7; Colossians 2:2)

 

UPRIGHT

 

1Kings 3:6 And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

 

2Chronicles 29:34 But the priests were too few, so that they could not flay all the burnt offerings: wherefore their brethren the Levites did help them, till the work was ended, and until the other priests had sanctified themselves: for the Levites were more upright in heart to sanctify themselves than the priests.

 

Job 33:3 My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.

 

Psalms 7:10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.

 

Psalms 11:2 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.

 

Psalms 32:11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

 

Psalms 36:10 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

Psalms 64:10 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.

 

Psalms 94:15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.

 

Psalms 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

 

Psalms 125:4 Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

 

WASHED FROM WICKEDNESS

 

Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?

 

WILLING

 

Exodus 25:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering.

 

Exodus 35:5 Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD: whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold, and silver,

and brass, (Exodus 35:29)

 

 

WISE

 

Exodus 31:6 And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee;

 

Exodus 36:2 And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it:

 

1Kings 3:12 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.

 

Job 9:4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?

 

Proverbs 10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

 

Proverbs 11:29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

 

Proverbs 16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

 

Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.

 

Proverbs 23:15 My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. (Proverbs 27:1; Ecclesiastes 7:4; Ecclesiastes 8:5; Ecclesiastes 10:2)

 

WRITTEN ON OR IN

 

Proverbs 3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:

 

Proverbs 7:3 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.

 

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

 

2Corinthians 3:2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:

 

2Corinthians 3:3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

 

Romans 2:15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)