New Living Translation
"The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?
King James Bible
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Darby Bible Translation
The heart is deceitful above all things, and incurable; who can know it?
World English Bible
The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly corrupt: who can know it?
Young's Literal Translation
Crooked is the heart above all things, And it is incurable -- who doth know it?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:9 The heart - There is nothing so false and deceitful as the heart of man; deceitful in its apprehensions of things, in the hopes and promises which it nourishes, in the assurances that it gives us; unsearchable by others, deceitful with reference to ourselves, and abominably wicked, so that neither can a man know his own heart, nor can any other know that of his neighbour's.
LibrarySeverinus in Germany.
As the Lord ever sends his angels when there is most need of help, so in the midst of the desolation and destruction which ensued on that irruption of the barbarians by which the Roman empire was broken in pieces after the death of Attila, the great desolator and exterminator, (A. D. 453,) He sent to the aid of the oppressed people of Germany, on the banks of the Danube, in their sore need, a man endowed with an extraordinary energy of love. His whole appearance has in it something enigmatical. As …
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places
Trust of the Wicked, and the Righteous Compared. Jer 17:5-8
But in Order that we Fall not Away from Continence...
Epistle i. To the Roman Citizens.
For the hearts of these people are hardened, and their ears cannot hear, and they have closed their eyes--so their eyes cannot see, and their ears cannot hear, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and let me heal them.'
When Jesus heard this, he told them, "Healthy people don't need a doctor--sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners."
For from within, out of a person's heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder,
adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness.
Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn't worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused.
Sin took advantage of those commands and deceived me; it used the commands to kill me.
throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception.
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