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

  • Lilian
    Blessed is the Man who trust in the Lord for they shall see the glory of God Thank you Jesus for your words everyday thank you for your love mercy and grace that follows me all the days of my life. I will praise and worship you alone for you are worthy Amen
  • J.C.Law
    Trust in him, and live holy..
  • I AM
    Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? Do not I fill heaven and earth?
  • Jason
    I believe Jeremiah Hilkiah wrote the book of Jeremiah. At least this is what we've been taught.
  • 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.

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