Jeremiah 17:9

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Jeremiah 17:9

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 for Jeremiah 17:9

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 17:9

  • Bob K on Jeremiah 17:9
    A human being without God 's Knowledge, who has been swayed and deceived by Satan 's nature, is one who is "deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. "
  • JOEY DOWDELL on Jeremiah 17:9
    Jesus Christ choose thee Apostles as Fishermen,why. Because He knew the Characters of them the sea is no calm place to be.
  • Kimberly Michelle Lindsey on Jeremiah 17:9
    I trust God...not what I think or feel..
  • Godwin kwasi ahor on Jeremiah 17:9
    WHY? did GOD love whear HE is in human? but bad is in human, why
  • Godwin kwasi ahor on Jeremiah 17:9
    WHY?
  • Michelle Johnson on Jeremiah 17:9
    The heart of mankind is deceitful faint weak, unreliable, and untrustworthy and desperately dangerously and recklessly driven to carelessness, hopelessness and risky behavior, giving up on hope of expecting any good to come, to the point of extreme depravity in a very grave and critical state in great distress wicked sinful , who can know it understand, comprehend, know the extent to which it will go to do evil and wickedness . Jer. 17 9 11 Rom.8 1 4 5 8 I John 2 15 17 Matt. 26 41 Gal.5 15 21
  • Nwaeze Joseph on Jeremiah 17:9
    the heart of man is too dirty weak to depend on only the blood of Christ can make it clean strong purge your heart daily with the BLOOD
  • Dottie thrush on Jeremiah 17:9
    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 on Jeremiah 17:9
    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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