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160 Bible Verses about the Heart

The Bible reveals the heart not just as a physical entity but as a symbol of our deepest emotions and spiritual life. In these 160 Bible verses about the heart, we explore how the Scriptures teach us to develop purity, wisdom, and compassion. It’s a spiritual journey that encourages us to reflect, transform, and open our hearts to divine truths and God’s love. Join us on this warm journey through Scripture, discovering the true essence of living and loving—with a full heart.

Heart of Wisdom

  • Proverbs 2:10 – “For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.”
  • Proverbs 14:33 – “Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known.”
  • Psalm 90:12 – “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
  • Proverbs 23:15 – “My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed.”
  • Ecclesiastes 8:5 – “Whoever obeys his command will come to no harm, and the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure.”
  • Proverbs 18:15 – “The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.”
  • Proverbs 10:8 – “The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.”
  • Proverbs 15:14 – “The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.”
  • Psalm 49:3 – “My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the meditation of my heart will give you understanding.”
  • 1 Kings 3:12 – “I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be.”

Heart of Courage

  • Deuteronomy 31:6 – “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
  • Joshua 1:9 – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
  • 2 Chronicles 15:7 – “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”
  • 1 Samuel 17:32 – “David said to Saul, ‘Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.'”
  • Psalm 31:24 – “Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.”
  • Ezra 10:4 – “Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it.”
  • Psalm 27:14 – “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”
  • 2 Samuel 10:12 – “Be strong, and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. The LORD will do what is good in his sight.”
  • Daniel 10:19 – “‘Do not be afraid, you who are highly esteemed,’ he said. ‘Peace! Be strong now; be strong.’ When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, ‘Speak, my lord, since you have given me strength.'”
  • 1 Chronicles 28:20 – “David also said to Solomon his son, ‘Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.'”

Heart of Love

  • 1 Corinthians 13:2 – “If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.”
  • Colossians 3:14 – “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
  • 1 Peter 4:8 – “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
  • 1 John 4:7 – “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”
  • Proverbs 10:12 – “Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.”
  • 1 John 4:18 – “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
  • Romans 12:9 – “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”
  • Proverbs 3:3 – “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.”
  • 1 John 3:18 – “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
  • Ephesians 4:2 – “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”

Heart of Faith

  • Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
  • Mark 11:23 – “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.”
  • Romans 10:10 – “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
  • Galatians 2:20 – “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
  • Hebrews 10:22 – “Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.”
  • Luke 8:15 – “But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:7 – “For we live by faith, not by sight.”
  • Matthew 9:22 – “Jesus turned and saw her. ‘Take heart, daughter,’ he said, ‘your faith has healed you.’ And the woman was healed at that moment.”
  • Acts 15:9 – “He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.”
  • James 1:6 – “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”

Heart of Servitude

  • Ephesians 6:6 – “Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.”
  • Colossians 3:23 – “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”
  • Deuteronomy 11:13 – “So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today—to love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
  • Joshua 22:5 – “But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to keep his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
  • 1 Samuel 12:24 – “But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.”
  • Matthew 6:24 – “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.”
  • Psalm 119:34 – “Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart.”
  • Romans 12:11 – “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”
  • 1 Chronicles 28:9 – “And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought.”
  • Luke 16:13 – “No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”

Heart of Obedience

  • Deuteronomy 10:12 – “And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.”
  • 1 John 5:3 – “In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome.”
  • Jeremiah 7:23 – “But I gave them this command: Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people. Walk in obedience to all I command you, that it may go well with you.”
  • Psalm 119:2 – “Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.”
  • Deuteronomy 26:16 – “The LORD your God commands you this day to follow these decrees and laws; carefully observe them with all your heart and with all your soul.”
  • Acts 5:29 – “Peter and the other apostles replied: ‘We must obey God rather than human beings!'”
  • Romans 6:17 – “But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance.”
  • Deuteronomy 30:2 – “and when you and your children return to the LORD your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today.”
  • Psalm 40:8 – “I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.”
  • James 1:22 – “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

Heart of Purity

  • Psalm 51:10 – “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
  • Matthew 5:8 – “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
  • 1 Timothy 1:5 – “The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.”
  • 2 Timothy 2:22 – “Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”
  • 1 Peter 1:22 – “Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.”
  • Psalm 24:4 – “The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.”
  • Proverbs 22:11 – “One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.”
  • James 4:8 – “Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
  • Matthew 5:28 – “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
  • 1 John 3:3 – “All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.”

Heart of Integrity

  • Proverbs 11:20 – “The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.”
  • Proverbs 20:7 – “The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.”
  • Psalm 25:21 – “May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, LORD, is in you.”
  • Proverbs 19:1 – “Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.”
  • 1 Chronicles 29:17 – “I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.”
  • Job 27:5 – “I will never admit you are in the right; till I die, I will not deny my integrity.”
  • Proverbs 10:9 – “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.”
  • Psalm 78:72 – “And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.”
  • Proverbs 12:22 – “The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.”
  • Psalm 15:2 – “The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart.”

Heart of Compassion

  • Colossians 3:12 – “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
  • 1 Peter 3:8 – “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.”
  • Zechariah 7:9 – “This is what the LORD Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.'”
  • Matthew 9:36 – “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”
  • Luke 10:33 – “But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.”
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
  • James 5:11 – “As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.”
  • Psalm 145:8 – “The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.”
  • Luke 15:20 – “So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.”
  • Hosea 11:8 – “How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I treat you like Admah? How can I make you like Zeboiim? My heart is changed within me; all my compassion is aroused.”

Heart of Forgiveness

  • Matthew 6:14-15 – “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
  • Colossians 3:13 – “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
  • Ephesians 4:31-32 – “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
  • Luke 17:3-4 – “So watch yourselves. If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”
  • Mark 11:25 – “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
  • 2 Corinthians 2:7 – “Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.”
  • Matthew 18:21-22 – “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.'”
  • Psalm 86:5 – “You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.”
  • Luke 23:34 – “Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’ And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.”
  • 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Heart of Gratitude

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:18 – “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
  • Colossians 2:7 – “Rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
  • Psalm 9:1 – “I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.”
  • Ephesians 5:20 – “Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
  • Colossians 3:15 – “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
  • Psalm 28:7 – “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”
  • Psalm 107:22 – “Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.”
  • Hebrews 12:28 – “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.”
  • Philippians 4:6 – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
  • Psalm 95:2 – “Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.”

Heart of Joy

  • Psalm 33:21 – “In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.”
  • John 15:11 – “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”
  • Philippians 4:4 – “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”
  • 1 Peter 1:8-9 – “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.”
  • Psalm 28:7 – “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”
  • Romans 14:17 – “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
  • Psalm 4:7 – “You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound.”
  • Nehemiah 8:10 – “Nehemiah said, ‘Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.'”
  • Acts 13:52 – “And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.”
  • Isaiah 61:10 – “I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”

Heart of Peace

  • Philippians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
  • Colossians 3:15 – “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
  • Isaiah 26:3 – “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”
  • John 14:27 – “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
  • Romans 14:19 – “Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.”
  • Psalm 34:14 – “Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:16 – “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”
  • Psalm 119:165 – “Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.”
  • Hebrews 12:14 – “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.”
  • James 3:18 – “Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.”

Heart of Hope

  • Romans 15:13 – “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
  • Hebrews 10:23 – “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”
  • Psalm 31:24 – “Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.”
  • Romans 5:5 – “And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”
  • 1 Peter 1:3 – “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
  • Psalm 71:14 – “But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.”
  • Romans 12:12 – “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 1:3 – “We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”
  • Lamentations 3:21-22 – “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.”
  • Titus 2:13 – “While we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.”

Heart of Repentance

  • Acts 3:19 – “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”
  • 2 Corinthians 7:10 – “Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”
  • Joel 2:12-13 – “‘Even now,’ declares the LORD, ‘return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning. Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.’”
  • Psalm 51:17 – “My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.”
  • Isaiah 57:15 – “For this is what the high and exalted One says—he who lives forever, whose name is holy: ‘I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.’”
  • Ezekiel 18:31 – “Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, people of Israel?”
  • Luke 3:8 – “Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.”
  • Acts 20:21 – “I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.”
  • Revelation 3:19 – “Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.”
  • Mark 1:15 – “‘The time has come,’ he said. ‘The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!’”

Heart of Worship

  • John 4:24 – “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
  • Psalm 95:6 – “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.”
  • Romans 12:1 – “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”
  • Psalm 29:2 – “Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.”
  • Psalm 96:9 – “Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.”
  • Hebrews 12:28 – “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.”
  • Psalm 100:2 – “Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.”
  • Psalm 63:4 – “I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.”
  • Revelation 14:7 – “He said in a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.'”
  • Psalm 86:9 – “All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name.”

Conclusion

As we wrap up our journey through these 160 Bible verses about the heart, we find each verse shining a light on a path of love, wisdom, and compassion. These Scriptures offer comfort, inspiration, and a glimpse into our deepest spiritual desires. Let the wisdom from these verses resonate within you, guiding you toward a life full of love and spiritual fulfillment.

 

 

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