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The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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Other Translations of Jeremiah 17:9
¶ The heart is deceitfull aboue all things, and desperately wicked, who can know it?- King James Version (1611)
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"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
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.
Comments for Jeremiah 17:9
Dottie Thrush's comment on 2013-10-24 16:01:22:
It is a proven fact in my life that my heart with all the human emotions and pride of the flesh has been very deceitful, encouraging me to seek out self pleasing things feeling like it was love, but the true love comes from God and does not seek it's own but anothers happiness and joy.
Mathenge Charles's comment on 2013-08-16 13:22:54:
JER17:9The heart of man is deceitful above all things. The fact that its ''deceitful'' implies that it can't be trusted. From verse 7, its clear that God wants to warn us not to rely on ourselves but to trust him to make our hearts pure and pleasing in his sight.
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