28 Scriptures about the Heart

According to the Bible, the heart is more than just a physical organ; it’s the very core and center of a person’s being, the seat of emotions, will, intellect, and moral consciousness. It is the place where our deepest thoughts, desires, fears, and attitudes reside.

Jesus emphasized the importance of having a pure heart, and according to Him, our words and actions are a reflection of what fills the heart (Matthew 15:18, Luke 6:45). The Bible further calls for us to love God wholeheartedly, keep His words in our hearts, and trust in Him with all our heart.

Scriptures about the Heart

Psalm 51:10

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

Proverbs 3:5

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

Matthew 5:8

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

Proverbs 27:19

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

Ezekiel 36:26

“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.”

Jeremiah 17:9

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

Mark 7:21-22

“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.”

Romans 10:10

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

Psalm 37:4

“Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Psalm 73:26

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Luke 6:45

“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.”

Psalm 119:11

“I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”

Proverbs 21:2

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

Deuteronomy 6:5

“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”

Psalm 9:1

“I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.”

2 Corinthians 9:7

“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Hebrews 4:12

“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.”

1 Samuel 16:7

“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.'”

Matthew 6:21

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

Matthew 15:18

“But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.”

Psalm 26:2

“Prove me, O LORD, and try me; test my heart and my mind.”

Matthew 22:37

“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.'”

Romans 5:5

“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

Ephesians 3:17

“So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love.”

Psalm 33:21

“For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.”

Psalm 27:14

“Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!”

Proverbs 14:30

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

Final Thoughts about The Heart in the Bible

Scriptures often emphasize the condition of the heart as a reflection of one’s true character and relationship with God. It’s described as something that can be hardened or softened, pure or deceitful, divided or steadfast. The heart can also guide one’s actions, as out of it springs the wellspring of life (Proverbs 4:23).

A heart open to God is one where His Spirit can work, leading to transformation, renewal, and the flowering of Godly virtues.