|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
According to the Bible, the heart is the centre not only of spiritual activity, but of all the operations of human life. "Heart" and "soul" are often used interchangeably (Deuteronomy 6:5; 26:16; Comp. Matthew 22:37; Mark 12:30, 33), but this is not generally the case.
The heart is the "home of the personal life," and hence a man is designated, according to his heart, wise (1 Kings 3:12, etc.), pure (Psalm 24:4; Matthew 5:8, etc.), upright and righteous (Genesis 20:5, 6; Psalm 11:2; 78:72), pious and good (Luke 8:15), etc. In these and such passages the word "soul" could not be substituted for "heart."
The heart is also the seat of the conscience (Romans 2:15). It is naturally wicked (Genesis 8:21), and hence it contaminates the whole life and character (Matthew 12:34; 15:18; Comp. Ecclesiastes 8:11; Psalm 73:7). Hence the heart must be changed, regenerated (Ezek. 36:26; 11:19; Psalm 51:10-14), before a man can willingly obey God.
The process of salvation begins in the heart by the believing reception of the testimony of God, while the rejection of that testimony hardens the heart (Psalm 95:8; Proverbs 28:14; 2 Chronicles 36:13). "Hardness of heart evidences itself by light views of sin; partial acknowledgment and confession of it; pride and conceit; ingratitude; unconcern about the word and ordinances of God; inattention to divine providences; stifling convictions of conscience; shunning reproof; presumption, and general ignorance of divine things."
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A hollow, muscular organ, which, by contracting rhythmically, keeps up the circulation of the blood.
2. (n.) The seat of the affections or sensibilities, collectively or separately, as love, hate, joy, grief, courage, and the like; rarely, the seat of the understanding or will; -- usually in a good sense, when no epithet is expressed; the better or lovelier part of our nature; the spring of all our actions and purposes; the seat of moral life and character; the moral affections and character itself; the individual disposition and character; as, a good, tender, loving, bad, hard, or selfish heart.
3. (n.) The nearest the middle or center; the part most hidden and within; the inmost or most essential part of any body or system; the source of life and motion in any organization; the chief or vital portion; the center of activity, or of energetic or efficient action; as, the heart of a country, of a tree, etc.
4. (n.) Courage; courageous purpose; spirit.
5. (n.) Vigorous and efficient activity; power of fertile production; condition of the soil, whether good or bad.
6. (n.) That which resembles a heart in shape; especially, a roundish or oval figure or object having an obtuse point at one end, and at the other a corresponding indentation, -- used as a symbol or representative of the heart.
7. (n.) One of a series of playing cards, distinguished by the figure or figures of a heart; as, hearts are trumps.
8. (n.) Vital part; secret meaning; real intention.
9. (n.) A term of affectionate or kindly and familiar address.
10. (v. t.) To give heart to; to hearten; to encourage; to inspirit.
11. (v. i.) To form a compact center or heart; as, a hearting cabbage.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
hart (lebh, lebhabh; kardia): The different senses in which the word occurs in the Old Testament and the New Testament may be grouped under the following heads:
1. Various Meanings:
It represents in the first place the bodily organ, and by easy transition those experiences which affect or are affected by the body. Fear, love, courage, anger, Joy, sorrow, hatred are always ascribed to the heart-especially in the Old Testament; thus courage for which usually ruach is used (Psalm 27:14); joy (Psalm 4:7); anger (Deuteronomy 19:6, "while his heart is hot," lebhabh); fear (1 Samuel 25:37); sorrow (Psalm 13:2), etc.
Hence, naturally it came to stand for the man himself (Deuteronomy 7:17; "say in thine heart," Isaiah 14:13).
2. Heart and Personality:
As representing the man himself, it was considered to be the seat of the emotions and passions and appetites (Genesis 18:5 Leviticus 19:17 Psalm 104:15), and embraced likewise the intellectual and moral faculties-though these are necessarily ascribed to the "soul" as well. This distinction is not always observed.
3. Soul and Heart:
"Soul" in Hebrew can never be rendered by "heart"; nor can "heart" be considered as a synonym for "soul." Cremer has well observed: "The Hebrew nephesh ("soul") is never translated kardia ("heart").. The range of the Hebrew nephesh, to which the Greek psuche alone corresponds, differs so widely from the ideas connected with psuche, that utter confusion would have ensued had psuche been employed in an unlimited degree for lebh ("heart"). The Biblical lebh never, like psuche, denotes the personal subject, nor could it do so. That which in classical Greek is ascribed to psuche (a good soul, a just soul, etc.) is in the Bible ascribed to the heart alone and cannot be otherwise" (Cremer, Lexicon, article "Kardia," 437, German edition).
4. Center of Vital Action:
In the heart vital action is centered (1 Kings 21:7). "Heart," except as a bodily organ, is never ascribed to animals, as is the case sometimes with nephesh and ruach (Leviticus 17:11, nephesh; Genesis 2:19 Numbers 16:22 Genesis 7:22, ruach). "Heart" is thus often used interchangeably with these two (Genesis 41:8 Psalm 86:4; Psalm 119:20); but "it never denotes the personal subject, always the personal organ."
5. Heart and Mind:
As the central organ in the body, forming a focus for its vital action, it has come to stand for the center of its moral, spiritual, intellectual life. "In particular the heart is the place in which the process of self-consciousness is carried out, in which the soul is at home with itself, and is conscious of all its doing and suffering as its own" (Oehler). Hence, it is that men of "courage" are called "men of the heart"; that the Lord is said to speak "in his heart" (Genesis 8:21); that men "know in their own heart" (Deuteronomy 8:5); that "no one considereth in his heart' (Isaiah 44:19 the King James Version). "Heart" in this connection is sometimes rendered "mind," as in Numbers 16:28 ("of mine own mind," Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) ex proprio corde, Septuagint ap' emautou); the foolish "is void of understanding," i.e. "heart" (Proverbs 6:32, where the Septuagint renders phrenon, Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) cordis, Luther "der ist ein Narr"). God is represented as "searching the heart" and "trying the reins" (Jeremiah 17:10 the King James Version). Thus, "heart" comes to stand for "conscience," for which there is no word in Hebrew, as in Job 27:6, "My heart shall not reproach me," or in 1 Samuel 24:5, "David's heart smote him"; compare 1 Samuel 25:31. From this it appears, in the words of Owen: "The heart in Scripture is variously used, sometimes for the mind and understanding, sometimes for the will, sometimes for the affections, sometimes for the conscience, sometimes for the whole soul. Generally, it denotes the whole soul of man and all the faculties of it, not absolutely, but as they are all one principle of moral operations, as they all concur in our doing of good and evil."
6. Figurative Senses:
The radical corruption of human nature is clearly taught in Scripture and brought into connection with the heart. It is "uncircumcised" (Jeremiah 9:26 Ezekiel 44:7; compare Acts 7:51); and "hardened" (Exodus 4:21); "wicked" (Proverbs 26:23); "perverse" (Proverbs 11:20); "godless" (Job 36:13); "deceitful and desperately wicked" (Jeremiah 17:9 the King James Version). It defiles the whole man (Matthew 15:19, 20); resists, as in the case of Pharaoh, the repeated call of God (Exodus 7:13). There, however, the law of God is written (Romans 2:15); there the work of grace is wrought (Acts 15:9), for the "heart" may be "renewed" by grace (Ezekiel 36:26), because the "heart" is the seat of sin (Genesis 6:5; Genesis 8:21).
7. Process of Heart Renewal:
This process of heart-renewal is indicated in various ways. It is the removal of a "stony heart" (Ezekiel 11:19). The heart becomes "clean" (Psalm 51:10); "fixed" (Psalm 112:7) through "the fear" of the Lord (verse 1); "With the heart man believeth" (Romans 10:10); on the "heart" the power of God is exercised for renewal (Jeremiah 31:33). To God the bereaved apostles pray as a knower of the heart (Acts 1:24 Acts 15:8, kardiognostes). In the "heart" God's Spirit dwells with might (Ephesians 3:16, eis ton eso anthropon); in the "heart" God's love is poured forth (Romans 5:5). The Spirit of His son has been "sent forth into the heart" (Galatians 4:6); the "earnest of the Spirit" has been given "in the heart" (2 Corinthians 1:22). In the work of grace, therefore, the heart occupies a position almost unique.
8. The Heart First:
We might also refer here to the command, on which both the Old Testament and New Testament revelation of love is based: "Thou shalt love Yahweh thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might" (Deuteronomy 6:5); where "heart" always takes the first place, and is the term which in the New Testament rendering remains unchanged (compare Matthew 22:37 Mark 12:30, 33 Luke 10:27, where "heart" always takes precedence).
9. A Term for "Deepest":
A bare reference may be made to the employment of the term for that which is innermost, hidden, deepest in anything (Exodus 15:8 Jonah 2:3), the very center of things. This we find in all languages. Compare Ephesians 3:16, 17, "in the inward man," as above.
J. I. Marais
Heart (1223 Occurrences)
Matthew 3:8 Therefore let your lives prove your change of heart; (WEY BBE)
Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 5:28 but I tell you that everyone who gazes at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 6:21 for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 9:2 And they took to him a man stretched on a bed who had no power of moving; and Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the man who was ill, Son, take heart; you have forgiveness for your sins. (BBE RSV NIV)
Matthew 9:13 But go and take to heart the sense of these words, My desire is for mercy, not offerings: for I have come not to get the upright, but sinners. (BBE)
Matthew 9:22 But Jesus, turning and seeing her, said, Daughter, take heart; your faith has made you well. And the woman was made well from that hour. (BBE RSV NIV)
Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart; and you will find rest for your souls. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 12:34 You offspring of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. (KJV WBS YLT)
Matthew 12:40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 13:15 for this people's heart has grown callous, their ears are dull of hearing, they have closed their eyes; or else perhaps they might perceive with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and should turn again; and I would heal them.' (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 13:19 When anyone hears the word of the Kingdom, and doesn't understand it, the evil one comes, and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown by the roadside. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 14:27 But straight away Jesus said to them, Take heart; it is I, have no fear. (BBE RSV)
Matthew 15:8 'These people draw near to me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 15:18 But the things which proceed out of the mouth come out of the heart, and they defile the man. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual sins, thefts, false testimony, and blasphemies. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 15:32 But Jesus called His disciples to Him and said, "My heart yearns over this mass of people, for it is now the third day that they have been with me and they have nothing to eat. I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they should faint on the road." (WEY)
Matthew 18:3 And said, Truly, I say to you, If you do not have a change of heart and become like little children, you will not go into the kingdom of heaven. (BBE)
Matthew 18:35 So my heavenly Father will also do to you, if you don't each forgive your brother from your hearts for his misdeeds." (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 19:8 He said to them, "Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it has not been so. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 22:37 Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 24:48 But if that evil servant should say in his heart,'My lord is delaying his coming,' (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Mark 3:5 When he had looked around at them with anger, being grieved at the hardening of their hearts, he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored as healthy as the other. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 6:12 And they went out, preaching the need for a change of heart in men. (BBE)
Mark 6:34 So when Jesus landed, He saw a vast multitude; and His heart was moved with pity for them, because they were like sheep which have no shepherd, and He proceeded to teach them many things. (WEY)
Mark 6:50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. But straight away he said to them, Take heart, it is I, have no fear. (BBE RSV)
Mark 6:52 for they hadn't understood about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 7:6 He answered them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 7:19 because it doesn't go into his heart, but into his stomach, then into the latrine, thus purifying all foods?" (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 7:21 For from within, out of the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, sexual sins, murders, thefts, (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 8:2 "My heart yearns over the people," He said; "for this is now the third day they have remained with me, and they have nothing to eat. (WEY)
Mark 8:17 Jesus, perceiving it, said to them, "Why do you reason that it's because you have no bread? Don't you perceive yet, neither understand? Is your heart still hardened? (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 10:5 But Jesus said to them, "For your hardness of heart, he wrote you this commandment. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 10:49 Jesus stood still, and said, "Call him." They called the blind man, saying to him, "Cheer up! Get up. He is calling you!" (See RSV)
Mark 11:23 For most certainly I tell you, whoever may tell this mountain,'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and doesn't doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is happening; he shall have whatever he says. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 12:30 you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 12:33 and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 14:34 and He said to them, "My heart is oppressed with anguish to the very point of death: wait here and keep awake." (WEY)
Mark 16:14 Afterward he was revealed to the eleven themselves as they sat at the table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they didn't believe those who had seen him after he had risen. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Luke 1:51 He has shown strength with his arm. He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Luke 1:66 All who heard them laid them up in their heart, saying, "What then will this child be?" The hand of the Lord was with him. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Luke 2:19 But Mary kept all these sayings, pondering them in her heart. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 2:35 Yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed." (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 2:51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth. He was subject to them, and his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 3:8 Live lives which shall prove your change of heart; and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our forefather,' for I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones. (WEY BBE)
Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim release to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, to deliver those who are crushed, (Root in WEB KJV BBE WBS YLT)
Luke 6:45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings out that which is good, and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings out that which is evil, for out of the abundance of the heart, his mouth speaks. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 8:12 Those along the road are those who hear, then the devil comes, and takes away the word from their heart, that they may not believe and be saved. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 8:15 That in the good ground, these are such as in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, hold it tightly, and bring forth fruit with patience. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 9:41 And Jesus said, O generation without faith and false in heart, how long will I have to be with you and put up with you? let your son come here. (BBE)
Luke 9:47 Jesus, perceiving the reasoning of their hearts, took a little child, and set him by his side, (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Luke 10:27 He answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 12:45 But if that servant says in his heart,'My lord delays his coming,' and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken, (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Luke 15:5 And when he has found it, he lifts it on his shoulder, glad at heart. (WEY)
Luke 15:7 I say to you that even so there will be more joy in heaven when one sinner is turned away from his wrongdoing, than for ninety-nine good men, who have no need of a change of heart. (BBE)
Luke 18:1 He also taught them by a parable that they must always pray and never lose heart. (WEY NAS RSV)
Luke 21:26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. (Root in KJV WEY WBS YLT)
Luke 24:25 He said to them, "Foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 24:32 They said one to another, "Weren't our hearts burning within us, while he spoke to us along the way, and while he opened the Scriptures to us?" (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 24:38 He said to them, "Why are you troubled? Why do doubts arise in your hearts? (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Luke 24:47 And that teaching about a change of heart and forgiveness of sins is to be given to Jerusalem first and to all nations in his name. (BBE)
John 3:29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom; and the bridegroom's friend who stands by his side and listens to him, rejoices heartily on account of the bridegroom's happiness. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. (Root in WEY DBY)
John 7:38 He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, from within him will flow rivers of living water." (See RSV)
John 11:5 Now Jesus had love in his heart for Martha and her sister and Lazarus. (BBE)
John 11:38 So Jesus, deeply troubled in heart, came to the place of the dead. It was a hole in the rock, and a stone was over the opening. (BBE)
John 12:40 "He has blinded their eyes and he hardened their heart, lest they should see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart, and would turn, and I would heal them." (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 12:48 He who puts me on one side and does not take my words to heart, is not without a judge: the word which I have said will be his judge on the last day. (BBE)
John 13:2 During supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him, (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
John 13:20 Truly I say to you, He who takes to his heart anyone whom I send, takes me to his heart; and he who so takes me, takes him who sent me. (BBE)
John 14:1 "Don't let your heart be troubled. Believe in God. Believe also in me. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 14:17 Even the Spirit of true knowledge. That Spirit the world is not able to take to its heart because it sees him not and has no knowledge of him: but you have knowledge of him, because he is ever with you and will be in you. (BBE)
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, give I to you. Don't let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 16:6 But because I have told you these things, sorrow has filled your heart. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
John 16:22 Therefore you now have sorrow, but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
John 16:33 I have said all these things to you so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble: but take heart! I have overcome the world. (BBE NIV)
John 17:8 Because I have given them the words which you gave to me; and they have taken them to heart, and have certain knowledge that I came from you, and they have faith that you sent me. (BBE)
John 21:17 He said to him a third time, Simon, son of John, am I dear to you? Now Peter was troubled in his heart because he put the question a third time, Am I dear to you? And he said to him, Lord, you have knowledge of all things; you see that you are dear to me. Jesus said to him, Then give my sheep food. (BBE)
Acts 1:24 They prayed, and said, "You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two you have chosen (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 2:26 Therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced. Moreover my flesh also will dwell in hope; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?" (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 2:46 Day by day, continuing steadfastly with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at home, they took their food with gladness and singleness of heart, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 4:32 The multitude of those who believed were of one heart and soul. Not one of them claimed that anything of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 5:3 But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land? (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 5:4 While you kept it, didn't it remain your own? After it was sold, wasn't it in your power? How is it that you have conceived this thing in your heart? You haven't lied to men, but to God." (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Acts 5:31 Him God has put on high at his right hand, as a Ruler and a Saviour, to give to Israel a change of heart and forgiveness of sins. (BBE)
Acts 5:33 But they, when they heard this, were cut to the heart, and determined to kill them. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)
Acts 7:23 But when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brothers, the children of Israel. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Acts 7:51 "You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit! As your fathers did, so you do. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 7:54 Now when they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)
Acts 8:21 You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart isn't right before God. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 8:22 Repent therefore of this, your wickedness, and ask God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. (KJV WEY BBE DBY WBS)
Acts 8:39 But no sooner had they come up out of the water than the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again. With a glad heart he resumed his journey; (WEY)
Acts 11:18 And hearing these things they said nothing more, but gave glory to God, saying, Then to the Gentiles as to us has God given a change of heart, so that they may have life. (BBE)
Acts 11:23 who, when he had come, and had seen the grace of God, was glad. He exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they should remain near to the Lord. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Acts 13:22 When he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king, to whom he also testified,'I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after my heart, who will do all my will.' (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 13:24 For whose coming John made ready the way by preaching to all the people of Israel the baptism which goes with a change of heart. (BBE)
Acts 14:3 So they kept there for a long time, taking heart in the Lord, who gave witness to the word of his grace by causing signs and wonders to be done by their hands. (BBE)