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

  • Jason
    I believe Jeremiah Hilkiah wrote the book of Jeremiah. At least this is what we've been taught.
  • Cephus McBride
    It's a true saying, we must trust in the Lord Jesus. And lead not on our own understanding. Trusting God is the only way we can find a true peace of mind. Amen
  • Tilda
    hallelujah,trusting in the Lord is full expression of your faith in Him.Now trusting in the Lord carries both a blessing and a reward for the word of God says but it is difficult to please the Lord without faith,for those who come to Him should believe that He is and a rewarder to all those who dilligently seek Him.Trust in the Lord and He will strengthen you.bless you and reward you.GLORY TO JESUS
  • Richard
    To me this is telling me to trust only in God.
  • Norm
    Heavenly Father, thank You LORD GOD for blessings innumerable and gifts unspeakable! In Christ Jesus we are saved! Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise. Jeremiah 17:17 Be not a terror unto me: thou art my hope in the day of evil. Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. John 6:58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. John 11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
  • Abrahamgunasekar
    Except God whom we can trust No men is trustworthy also only God should give way to man to help

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