King James Bible

King James Version (KJV)

King James Bible KJV

Heart


"According to the Bible, the heart is the centre not only of" "spiritual activity, but of all the operations of human life." "Heart and "soul" are often used interchangeably (Deut. 6:5;" "26:16; comp. Matt. 22:37; Mark 12:30, 33), but this is not" generally the case. "The heart is the "home of the personal life," and hence a man is "designated, according to his heart, wise (1 Kings 3:12, etc.)," "pure (Ps. 24:4; Matt. 5:8, etc.), upright and righteous (Gen." "20:5, 6; Ps. 11:2; 78:72), pious and good (Luke 8:15), etc. In" "these and such passages the word "soul" could not be substituted" "for "heart." "The heart is also the seat of the conscience (Rom. 2:15). It is "naturally wicked (Gen. 8:21), and hence it contaminates the" whole life and character (Matt. 12:34; 15:18; comp. Eccl. 8:11; "Ps. 73:7). Hence the heart must be changed, regenerated (Ezek." "36:26; 11:19; Ps. 51:10-14), before a man can willingly obey" God. "The process of salvation begins in the heart by the believing "reception of the testimony of God, while the rejection of that" testimony hardens the heart (Ps. 95:8; Prov. 28:14; 2 Chr. "36:13). "Hardness of heart evidences itself by light views of" sin; partial acknowledgment and confession of it; pride and conceit; ingratitude; unconcern about the word and ordinances of God; inattention to divine providences; stifling convictions of "conscience; shunning reproof; presumption, and general ignorance" "of divine things."

"Heb. ah (Jer. 36:22, 23; R.V., "brazier"), meaning a large pot" "like a brazier, a portable furnace in which fire was kept in the" king's winter apartment. "Heb. kiyor (Zech. 12:6; R.V., "pan"), a fire-pan. "Heb. moqed (Ps. 102:3; R.V., "fire-brand"), properly a fagot. "Heb. yaqud (Isa. 30:14), a burning mass on a hearth.


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