Before a downfall the heart is haughty. … Each heart knows its own bitterness. … Even in laughter the heart may ache, and rejoicing may end in grief. … The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the plots of evildoers … They plot injustice and say, “We have devised a perfect plan!” Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.
Haughty eyes and a proud heart—the unplowed field of the wicked—produce sin. … One’s own folly leads to ruin, yet the heart rages against the Lord. … A person may think all their own ways are right, but the LORD weighs the heart.
The godless in heart harbor resentment; even when he fetters them, they do not cry for help. … You said in your heart, “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God.” … The pride of your heart has deceived you … you who say to yourself, “Who can bring me down to the ground?”
Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
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