One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper

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.

Pr 17:20Pr 18:12Pr 14:10Pr 14:13Pr 16:5Ps 64:2Ps 64:6Pr 21:4Pr 19:3Pr 21:2Jo 36:13Is 14:13Ob 1:3De 10:16Ec 3:11

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