Jeremiah 17:9

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The heart is deceitfull aboue all things, and desperately wicked, who can know it?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly corrupt: who can know it?
- American Standard Version (1901)

The heart is a twisted thing, not to be searched out by man: who is able to have knowledge of it?
- Basic English Bible

The heart is deceitful above all things, and incurable; who can know it?
- Darby Bible

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
- Webster's Bible

The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly corrupt: who can know it?
- World English Bible

Crooked [is] the heart above all things, And it [is] incurable -- who doth know it?
- Youngs Literal Bible

The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceeding weak--who can know it?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 17:9


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.


Discussion for Jeremiah 17

  • Mbugua
    Comment*The heart of man is very deceitful and only God who can search it and cleanse us from all sins if call unto Him. (john 1:24-25) but Jesus did not commit himself uto them because he knew all men...
  • Irene123
    Grace Gifty; Read Mark 2:27-28. But first pray about these verses and ask God to open your understanding to them. if it doesn't happen the first time, try again later. Sometimes he wants to see how serious we are. Living for him is a serious business; it's a matter of life and death- eternally on both counts.
  • Sybil
    Of course it matters. The fourth commandment is the only one where God says "Remember" the Sabbath Day to keep it holy, six days shalt thou do all thy work, but the Seventh Day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. The Sabbath was not made for the Jews, as some people think. The Bible says, "The Sabbath was made for man". Not only that, the Sabbath was made even before there was any Jew.
  • Jillian Arthur
    When the average person starts talking and creating all kinds of noise this is when you really have to trust in the Lord and tune them out and tune into him
  • Jason
    He is probably right. I am sorry. Jeremiah son of Hilkiah
  • Jason
    I believe Jeremiah Hilkiah wrote the book of Jeremiah. At least this is what we've been taught.

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