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Ps. lxxiii. 1. God is good to such as are of a clean heart.
XL. Broken contrite heart. Ps. xxxiv. 18. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart, and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
li. 17. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
cix. 16. See prayers against those who would slay the broken in heart.
cxlvii. 3. The Lord healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
Isa. lvii. 15. Thus saith the Lord, I dwell with him that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Ixi. 1. The Lord hath sent me to bind up the broken hearted. Luke iv. 18.
lxvi. 2. To this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
XLI. Duties respecting the heart. Deut. xxxii. 46. Set your heart unto all the words which I command you.
Jos. xxiv. 23. Incline your heart unto the Lord God of Israel.
1 Sam. vii. 3. Prepare your hearts unto the Lord and serve him only. Job xi. 13.
2 Chron. xxx. 18, 19. Lord, pardon every one that prepareth his heart to seek the Lord God of his fathers.
Ezra vii. 10. Ezra prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it.
Job xi. 13. If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands towards him,
Ver. 15. Then shalt thou lift up thy face with joy.
Ps. lxxvii. 6. I commune with mine own heart. Ps. iv. 4.
Prov. iv. 23. Keep thine heart. Ch. xxiii. 19. Guide thine heart,
Jer. iv. 4. Circumcise yourselves to the Lord, and take away the foreskins of your heart.
Ver. 14. Wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be clean. Isa. i. 16.
xxx. 21. Who is this that engageth his heart to approach unto me, saith the Lord.
Ver. 22. Ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
Ezek. xviii. 31. Make you a new heart, and a new spirit, for why ye die, O house of Israel?
Joel ii. 13. Rent your heart and not your garments, and turn again to the Lord.
See James iv. 13. Purify your hearts.
v. 8. Stablish your hearts.
Apply the heart.
Ps. xc. 12. To wisdom. Eccl. vii. 25. Prov. ii. 2. To understanding. Prov. xxii. 17. To knowledge. Prov. xxiii. 12. To instruction.
XLII. God taketh notice of the heart. This is to be considered as a motive to the foregoing duties.
Jer. xx. 12. O Lord of hosts that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and heart.
1 Kings viii. 39. Lord thou only knowest the hearts of all the children of men. 2 Chron. vi. 36.
Ps. xliv. 21. God knoweth the secrets of the heart.
Prov. xv. 11. Hell and destruction are before the Lord, how much more the hearts of the children of men.
Luke xvi. 15. God knoweth your hearts.
Acts i. 24. Thou, Lord, knowest the hearts of all men.
Heb. iv. 12. The word of God is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
1 Chron. xxviii. 9. The Lord seeth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts.
Jer. xvii. 10. I the Lord search the heart and try the reins.
Rom. viii. 27. He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit.
Rev. ii. 23. I am he which searcheth the reins and heart.
1 Chron. xxix. 17. I know, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. Ver. 18, 19.
Ps. vii. 9. The righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
xxvi. 2. Examine me, O Lord, and prove me, try my reins and my heart.
Jer. xi. 3. Thou hast tried mine heart toward thee.
1 Thess. ii. 4. God trieth the hearts.
Ps. xvii. 3. Thou hast proved mine heart, thou hast tried me. Prov. xxi. 2. The Lord pondereth the hearts. Ch. xxiv. 12. XLIII. God influenceth the hearts of the righteous. Ps. li. 10. Create in me a clean heart, O God, &c.
Jer. xxiv. 7. I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the Lord.
xxxii. 39. I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever.
Ezek. xi. 19. I will give them one heart, and I will put a new Spirit within you, and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh.
Ver. 20. That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine or dinances and do them, and they shall be my people, and I will be their God. Ch. xxxvi. 26. See i Sam. x. 9. 2 Chron. xxx. 12.
1 Chron. xxix. 18. O Lord, prepare their heart unto thee. Ps. x. 17. Thou Lord wilt prepare their heart.
Prov. xvi. 1. The preparation of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. Ver. 9. Ch. xix. 21.
Deut. xxx. 6. The Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. 2 Thess. iii. 5.
1 Sam, x. 26. There went with Saul a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.
Acts xvi. 14. The Lord opened the heart of Lydia, that she attended to the things spoken by Paul.
xv. 9. God purifying their hearts by faith
Ps. cxix. 32. I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou hast enlarged my heart."
1 Kings iv. 29. God gave unto Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart.
Ps. xxxiii. 15. He fashioneth their hearts.
1 Kings viii. 37. The Lord our God be with us, as he was with our fathers, let him not leave us nor forsake us.
Ver. 58. That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes and his judg
Ps. cxix. 36. Incline my heart unto thy statutes. Ver. 8. Ps. cxli. 4. Ixxxvi. 11. Unite my heart to fear thy name.
Isa. Ivii. 15. Thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy, I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Ps. xxvii. 14. Wait on the Lord and he shall strengthen thine heart. Ps. xxxi. 24.-lxxiii. 26. Isa. xxxv. 4.
1 Thess. iii. 12, 13. The Lord stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness, before God even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. 1 Thess. ii. 17.
Prov. xxi. 1. The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, he turneth it, &c. Job xii. 24.
Ezra vi. 22. The Lord turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto his people.
Ps. cv. 25. He turned their heart to hate his people.
Mal. iv. 6. He shall turn the heart of the fathers unto the children, &c. Luke xi. 17.
Ezra vii. 27. Ezra said, blessed be the Lord God of our fathers, who hath put this in the king's heart, to beautify the house of the Lord.
Neh. ii. 12. I told no man what God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem.
Jer. xxxii. 40. I will put my fear in their hearts, &c.
xxxi. 33. I will put my law in their inward parts, write it in their hearts. Heb. viii. 10.
2 Cor. iii. 3. Ye are the epistle of Christ, written with the Spirit of the living God in fleshly tables of the heart.
XLIV. God's judgments on the hearts of the wicked. Exod. vii. 13. The Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart. Ch. ix. 12.-x. 1, 20, 27.-xi. 10.-xiv. 8.
Exod. ix. 14. I will send my plagues upon thine heart.
Deut. ii. 30. The Lord hardened the spirit of Sihon, king of Heshbon, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into the hand of Israel.
xxviii. 28. The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart. Lev. xxvi. 16.
xxix. 4. The Lord hath not given you an heart to perceive.
Isa. xliv. 18. He hath shut their eyes that they cannot see, and their hearts that they cannot understand.
Job xvii. 4. Thou hast shut their hearts from understanding, therefore shalt thou not exalt thein.
Eccl. iii. 11. He hath set the world in their heart.
XLV. Satan's influences on the heart of the wicked. Instances thereof. See Satan's tempting Eve. Gen. iii. 1 to 6. Tempting David to number the people. i Chron. xxi. 1. He taketh away the word out of their heart. Matt. xiii. 19. He put into the heart of Judas to betray Christ. John xiii. 2. Put into the hearts of Ananias and Sapphira to lie. Acts v. 3. He blinds the minds of unbelievers. 2 Cor. iv. 4. Eph. iv. 18. XLVI. An evil heart described. Gen. vi. 5. Every imagination of the thoughts of man's heart, was evil continually.
Prov. xx. 9. Who can say I have made my heart clean?
Jer. xvii. 9. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked, who can know it?
Matt. xv. 19. Out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.
Ver. 20. These are the things which defile a man. Mark vii. 21, 22, 23.
XLVII. In Scripture the hearts of the wicked are described as wicked. Prov. xxvi. 23. Deut. xv. 9. 1 Kings ii. 44.
Uncircumcised. Jer. ix. 26.
Hard. 1 Sam. vi. 6. Prov. xxviii. 14. Zech. vii. 12. Mark xvi. 15. Stony. Ezek. xi. 19.-xxxvi. 26.
Set to do evil. Eccl. viii. 11. Full of evil. Eccl. ix. 3.
Froward. Prov. vi. 15-xi. 20. Isa. lvii. 17.
Perverse. Prov. xii. 8.-xxiii. 33. Eccl. xi. 9.
Backsliding. Prov. xiv. 14. Far from God. Isa. xxix. 13.
Departing from God. Jer. xvii. 5. Not right with God. Acts viii. 21. Whorish, idolatrous. Ezek. vi. 9.—xi. 21.-xiv. 4.
Rebellious. Jer. v. 23.
Full of iniquity. Ps. xli. 6. Isa. xxxii. 6.
Full of evil imaginations. Deut. xxix. 19. Ps. cxl. 2.
Full of hypocrisy. Job xxxvi. 3. Deceit. Prov. xii. 20. Ps. xii. 2. Fretting against God. Prov. xix. 3. Impenitent. Rom. ii. 4.
Full of pride. 2 Chron. xxvi. 16. Covetousness. Isa. xxii. 17. 2 Pet. ii. 14.
XLVIII. Keeping a good conscience. Acts xxiii. 1. Paul said, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.
Rom. ix. 1. I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost.
xiii. 5. Ye must needs be subject (to magistrates) not only for wrath but also for conscience sake.
2 Cor. i. 12. Our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world.
iv. 2. By manifestation of the truth, commending ourselves to every man's conscience, in the sight of God. Ch. v. 11.
1 Tim. i. 5. The end of the commandment is charity, out of a
pure heart and of good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.
Ver. 19. War a good warfare, holding faith and a good conscience. ii. 9. Holding the mystery of faith in a pure conscience.
2 Tim. i. 3. I serve God with a pure conscience.
Heb. x. 22. Having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience. xiii. 18. We trust we have a good conscience, in all things wiling to live honestly.
1 Pet. ii. 19. This is thank-worthy, if a man for conscience toward God, endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
iii. 15. Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts.
Ver. 16. Having a good conscience, a good conversation in Christ. XLIX. A good conscience, how attained. Acts xxiv. 16. I exercise myself to have always a conscience void of offence, toward God and toward men.
Heb. ix. 2. Gifts and sacrifices were offered (under the law) which could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience. Ch. x. 2.
Ver. 14. How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit, offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God. 1 Pet. iii. 21. x. 22. Having the heart sprinkled from an evil conscience.
L. Natural conscience, instances of the force thereof. John viii. 9. In the accusers of the woman before Christ.
Rom. ii. 15. In the Gentiles, who have not the law.
Acts. xxiv. 25. In Felix hearing Paul preach.
1 Sam. xxiv. 5. 2 Sam. xxiv. 10. David's heart smote him. LI. A week conscience not to be wounded. 1 Cor. viii. 12. When ye sin against the brethren and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. See Ver. 7 to 25, 27. Ch. x. 28, 29.
LII. Of an evil conscience. 1 Tim. iy. 1. Some shall depart from the faith.
Ver. 2. Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared. Tit. i. 5. Unto them that are defiled and unbelieving there is nothing pure, but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
LIII. Commanded. Deut. vi. 13. Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and shalt serve him.
Deut. x. 12. O Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, and to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul. Ver. 13.
Ver. 20. The Lord thy God, him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave. Matt. iv. 10.
LIV. With the heart. See the last quoted text. Deut. x. 12.
1 Chron. xxviii. 9. Serve him with a perfect heart, and with a willing mind.
Eph. vi. 6. Doing the will of God from the heart.
Ver. 5. With singleness of heurt, as unto Christ.
Ver. 7. With good will doing service to the Lord. See Deut. xi. 13, 14.-xiii. 4.-xxvi. 6.-xxxii. 46. Jos. xxii. 5.-xxiv. 14, 15. 1 Sam. vii. 3.-xii. 14, 20, 24. 1 Kings xi. 4.-xiv. 8. Ps. cxix. 69. LV. With suitable dispositions of heart. Jos. xxiv. 4. Fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and truth. Ver 24, 31.