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 17:9

  • T\'oluwa for verse 9
    The heart of man is deceitful above above all things,desperately wicked,who can know it? Within the heart lies natural desires which are contrary to the will of God I.e sin dwelling in man Romans7vs14. let us therefore multify the deeds of the flesh through the spirit Rom8vs13 , doing only those things which are pleasing to God and putting to death our flesh daily that we may say we possess the mind of Christ. God help us
  • 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 for verse 9
    Jesus Christ choose thee Apostles as Fishermen,why. Because He knew the Characters of them the sea is no calm place to be.
  • Terry Dowdell for verse 9
    Does my mind control my hearts?
  • Godwin kwasi ahor for verse 9
    WHY? did GOD love whear HE is in human? but bad is in human, why
  • Godwin kwasi ahor for verse 9
    WHY?

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