What does Heart mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
καρδίας the heart. 33
καρδίᾳ the heart. 33
לֵ֣ב inner man 32
לֵֽב inner man 21
לֵ֑ב pureness 18
καρδία the heart. 18
καρδίαν the heart. 17
לִבּ֔וֹ inner man 15
לִבִּ֑י inner man 14
לֵב־ inner man 13
לִבֶּ֑ךָ inner man 12
לְבָבְךָ֖ inner man 11
לִבּֽוֹ inner man 11
לֵ֥ב inner man 10
לִבִּ֣י inner man 9
לִבֶּֽךָ inner man 8
לֵ֤ב inner man 8
לִבּ֑וֹ inner man 8
לֵ֔ב inner man 8
לִבִּי֙ inner man 8
לֵ֖ב inner man 8
לִ֭בִּי inner man 7
לְבָב֑וֹ inner man 7
לְבַבְכֶ֑ם inner man 6
לִבִּ֗י inner man 6
לְבָב֔וֹ inner man 6
לִבּוֹ֙ inner man 6
לִבּ֖וֹ inner man 6
נַפְשֶׁ֑ךָ soul 5
לְבַבְכֶם֙ inner man 5
לֵ֗ב inner man 5
לִבָּ֑ם inner man 5
לִבּ֗וֹ inner man 5
לְבָבִ֑י inner man 5
לְבָ֣בְךָ֔ inner man 5
לִבִּֽי inner man 5
לֵ֭ב inner man 5
בִּלְבָבֶ֑ךָ inner man 5
בְּ֭לִבּוֹ inner man 5
לְבַ֣ב inner man 4
לִבְּךָ֙ inner man 4
בְלֶב־ inner man 4
לִבִּ֥י inner man 4
לְבַבְכֶ֖ם inner man 4
בִּֽלְבָבְךָ֖ inner man 4
וּלְבַ֥ב inner man 4
לִבִּ֔י inner man 4
בְּלֵ֣ב inner man 4
לֵבָ֖ב inner man 4
לֵבָ֑ב inner man 4
לְבָבֶֽךָ inner man 4
וְלֵ֥ב inner man 4
בְּלִבּ֑וֹ inner man 4
בְּלִבּֽוֹ inner man 4
לִבָּ֖ם inner man 4
לֶב־ inner man 3
בְּלִבִּ֔י inner man 3
לֵב֙ inner man 3
לִבִּ֨י ׀ inner man 3
לִ֝בּ֗וֹ inner man 3
לִבִּ֖י inner man 3
וְלִבִּ֛י inner man 3
כְּלֵ֥ב inner man 3
לִבָּֽם inner man 3
σκληροκαρδίαν hardness of heart. 3
σπλάγχνα bowels 3
לִבֵּ֔ךְ inner man 3
לִ֭בּוֹ inner man 3
בְּלִבּ֗וֹ inner man 3
לְבָב֤וֹ inner man 3
לֵ֜ב inner man 3
לְבָבָ֖ם inner man 3
לִבּ֛וֹ inner man 3
לְ֝בָבִ֗י inner man 3
לִבָּם֙ inner man 3
בְּלֶב־ inner man 3
לֵבָ֣ב inner man 3
וְלֶב־ inner man 2
לֵ֝֗ב inner man 2
וְלִבִּ֥י inner man 2
לִבֵּ֔נוּ inner man 2
וְלֵ֖ב inner man 2
לִ֭בָּם inner man 2
לְבָבִֽי inner man 2
כְּלֵ֖ב inner man 2
לְֽבַב־ inner man 2
וְ֝לִבְּךָ֗ inner man 2
לְבָב֖וֹ inner man 2
לִבְּךָ֣ inner man 2
לְבָבֵ֑ךְ inner man 2
לְבָ֨בְךָ֜ inner man 2
בִּלְבָבֽוֹ inner man 2
וּלְבָב֖וֹ inner man 2
לְבָבִ֔י inner man 2
לְבָבוֹ֙ inner man 2
לְבַבְכֶ֗ם inner man 2
לְבַ֥ב inner man 2
לְבָבֶ֔ךָ inner man 2
לְבַבְכֶֽם inner man 2
לְבָבָם֙ inner man 2
ἐνκακεῖν to be utterly spiritless 2
לְבַ֖ב inner man 2
לְבַב־ inner man 2
כִּלְבַ֖ב inner man 2
לְבָבָֽהּ inner man 2
לִבּֽוֹ־ inner man 2
לְבָבִי֙ inner man 2
לֵבָ֔ב inner man 2
לְבָבֶ֑ךָ inner man 2
בְלִבִּ֑י inner man 2
לִבֵּ֑נוּ inner man 2
וְלֵ֣ב inner man 2
לְבָבִ֥י inner man 2
לִבָּ֔ם inner man 2
לֵ֧ב inner man 2
לִבֵּךְ֙ inner man 2
בְּלִבָּ֑ם inner man 2
נַפְשׁ֑וֹ soul 2
נַפְשֶֽׁךָ soul 2
בְּלִבָּֽהּ inner man 2
בְּלִבּ֔וֹ inner man 2
וּֽכְלִבְּךָ֔ inner man 2
בָֽטֶן belly 2
נַפְשְׁךָ֜ soul 2
לִבֶּ֔ךָ inner man 2
וְלִבִּי֙ inner man 2
לִבְּךָ֖ inner man 2
לִבְּךָ֛ inner man 2
לִבְּךָ֔ inner man 2
בְלִבִּ֔י inner man 2
לִבָּ֣ם inner man 2
בְּנֶ֔פֶשׁ soul 2
וָלֵ֑ב inner man 2
ἐγκακοῦμεν to be utterly spiritless 2
בְלִבָּ֑ם inner man 2
לֵבָֽב inner man 2
נָ֑פֶשׁ soul 1
וּמֵעַ֖י internal organs 1
מָתְנַ֙יִם֙ loins 1
מָצָ֣א to find 1
וּבְקֶ֥רֶב midst 1
רַחֲמָיו֙ womb. 1
וּבְלֵבָ֣ב inner man 1
מֵעָֽי internal organs 1
וּבִֽלְבָבְךָ֖ inner man 1
לַשֶּׂ֣כְוִי a celestial appearance or phenomenon 1
מֵעַ֔י internal organs 1
מִלְּבָ֣בְךָ֔ inner man 1
לְבָבֶךָ֒ inner man 1
וּבִלְבָב֣וֹ inner man 1
בִּלְבָב֤וֹ inner man 1
וּבְקִרְבּ֖וֹ midst 1
בִּלְבָ֣בְךָ֔ inner man 1
לְבָֽבְךָ֙ inner man 1
הַנָּֽפֶשׁ soul 1
לְבָב֨וֹ inner man 1
בְּנַפְשׁ֗וֹ soul 1
נַפְשֽׁוֹ soul 1
נֶ֖פֶשׁ soul 1
נֶ֭פֶשׁ soul 1
כִּלְבָבֽוֹ inner man 1
נֶ֣פֶשׁ soul 1
בְנַפְשֵׁ֔ךְ soul 1
נָֽפֶשׁ soul 1
לְבָבְךָ֨ inner man 1
נַפְשְׁךָ֖ soul 1
לְבָבְךָ֗ inner man 1
נַפְשִׁי֙ soul 1
לְבָבְךָ֥ inner man 1
לְבָבִ֛י inner man 1
בִּֽלְבָבְךָ֛ inner man 1
בִּלְבָבָ֑ם inner man 1
לִבְבָ֖ךְ heart 1
לֵ֭בָב inner man 1
בִּלְבַ֣ב inner man 1
לְבַבְכֶ֔ם inner man 1
בִּלְבָבָ֔הּ inner man 1
בִּלְבָבָ֔ם inner man 1
בִּלְבַבְכֶ֔ם inner man 1
בִּלְבַבְכֶֽם inner man 1
בִּלְבָבָֽם inner man 1
בִּלְבָבִ֔י inner man 1
לִבְבֵהּ֙ heart 1
לְבָבָ֗ם inner man 1
וּלְבָ֫בִ֥י inner man 1
לְבָבוֹ֮ inner man 1
לֵבָ֬ב inner man 1
בִּלְבָבִ֣י inner man 1
כִלְבָבֶ֑ךָ inner man 1
לְבַבְכֶ֣ם inner man 1
לֵ֫בָ֥ב inner man 1
לְבָבִ֣י inner man 1
בִּלְבָבֶֽךָ inner man 1
לִבְבֵ֔הּ heart 1
מֵעַ֖י internal organs 1
בִֽלְבָבְךָ֙ inner man 1
בִּלְבָבְךָ֗ inner man 1
לְבַ֨ב inner man 1
בִ֭לְבַבְכֶם inner man 1
מֵעַי֙ internal organs 1
מֵעֶ֛יךָ internal organs 1
לְבָבְךָ֙ inner man 1
בִּלְבָב֔וֹ inner man 1
מֵעַ֣י internal organs 1
לׅׄוּלֵׅׄ֗אׅׄ‪‬ unless 1
לֵבָ֗ב inner man 1
בִלְבָבֶ֑ךָ inner man 1
בִּלְבָ֔בָהּ inner man 1
בִּלְבָבֵ֗ךְ inner man 1
וּלְבָב֥וֹ inner man 1
לִבָּתֵ֔ךְ heart. 1
וּלְבַ֣ב inner man 1
בִּלְבָבֵ֔ךְ inner man 1
לִבְבָ֑ךְ heart 1
וְלִבְבֵ֣הּ ׀ heart 1
בִלְבָבָ֗ם inner man 1
διεπρίοντο to saw asunder or in two 1
לִבִּ֨י inner man 1
؟ לְבָבֶ֔ךָ inner man 1
לִבָּ֥ם inner man 1
וְלִבִּ֞י inner man 1
לִבִּ֜י inner man 1
בְּלִבִּ֗י inner man 1
לִבּ֑ו‪‬‪‬‪‬ inner man 1
וְלִבְּךָ֧ inner man 1
לִבָּ֖הּ inner man 1
לִבָּ֛ן inner man 1
מִלִּבָּ֔ם inner man 1
מִֽלִּבְּהֶ֑ן inner man 1
לֵב֩ inner man 1
לִבֵּ֖ךְ inner man 1
בְּלִבָּ֔ם inner man 1
וְלִבּ֖וֹ inner man 1
וּבְלֵ֣ב inner man 1
בְלִבֵּ֔ךְ inner man 1
؟ לִבֵּ֑ךְ inner man 1
מִלֵּ֖ב inner man 1
בְּלִבִּ֑י inner man 1
לִבֵּ֖נוּ inner man 1
לִבְּכֶ֔ם inner man 1
הַלֵּ֛ב inner man 1
מִלִּבֶּ֔ךָ inner man 1
מִלִּבּ֑וֹ inner man 1
וְלִבְּךָ֔ inner man 1
בָּ֖ל mind 1
καρδία» the heart. 1
καρδίαις the heart. 1
καρδίαν⧽ the heart. 1
καρδιῶν the heart. 1
καρδιογνώστης knower of the hearts. 1
ψυχῆς breath. 1
כְּאִ֣ישׁ man. 1
(מִלִּבּ֑וֹ) alone 1
בְּבִטְנ֑וֹ belly 1
וְהָיָה֩ to be 1
וְלֵ֤ב inner man 1
חֵיקִ֥י bosom 1
(חֲלָצָ֑יו) loins. 1
יָדָ֑יו hand. 1
בְּיַרְכְּתֵ֪י flank 1
כִּ֭לְיוֹתַי kidneys. 1
כִלְיֹתַ֣י kidneys. 1
כִלְיוֹתָֽי kidneys. 1
בְּלֵ֤ב inner man 1
לֵ֚ב inner man 1
לִבָּ֔הּ inner man 1
בְלִבִּי֙ inner man 1
בְּלֵ֥ב inner man 1
לְבָבְךָ֣ inner man 1
כִּלְבָב֗וֹ inner man 1
בְּלֵב֮ inner man 1
וְ֭לִבָּם inner man 1
וְלִבִּ֣י inner man 1
לִבֶּ֗ךָ inner man 1
בְּלִבִּ֥י heart 1
לִבַּבְתִּ֖נִי to ravish 1
לִבַּבְתִּ֙ינִי֙ to ravish 1
לְבָבִ֡י inner man 1
לְבָב֗וֹ inner man 1
כִּלְבָבֶֽךָ inner man 1
בְּ֝לֵ֗ב inner man 1
לַלֵּבָֽב inner man 1
בִּלְבָבִ֥י inner man 1
בִּלְבָב֑וֹ inner man 1
לְבָבֶ֗ךָ inner man 1
לְבָבָ֔ם inner man 1
לְבָבָ֥ם inner man 1
וּבְלֵבָ֥ב inner man 1
בְּלֵבָ֥ב inner man 1
לְבָב֣וֹ inner man 1
לְבָב֥וֹ inner man 1
לִ֫בּ֥וֹ inner man 1
לִ֫בִּ֥י inner man 1
לִבָּ֑הּ inner man 1
לֵ֝ב inner man 1
כְּלִבִּ֑י inner man 1
לִבֵּֽךְ inner man 1
לִבִּ֛י inner man 1
לִבִּ֤י inner man 1
לֵ֞ב inner man 1
؟ וּ֝מִלִּבָּ֗ם inner man 1
וְלִבְּךָ֖ inner man 1
לִבּוֹ֒ inner man 1
וְלֵ֨ב inner man 1
מִֽלִּבְּךָ֖ inner man 1
לִ֝בְּךָ֗ inner man 1
וְלִבִּֽי inner man 1
בְלִבֶּ֑ךָ inner man 1
וְ֝לִבּ֗וֹ inner man 1
לִ֭בְּךָ inner man 1
לֵֽב־ inner man 1
בְּ֝לִבּ֗וֹ inner man 1
לִ֝בָּ֗ם inner man 1
וְ֝לִבִּ֗י inner man 1
בְּ֭לִבִּי inner man 1
לֵ֤ב ׀ inner man 1
וָלֵ֣ב inner man 1
בְּלֵבָ֤ב complete 1

Definitions Related to Heart

H3820


   1 inner man, mind, will, Heart, understanding.
      1a inner part, midst.
         1a1 midst (of things).
         1a2 Heart (of man).
         1a3 soul, Heart (of man).
         1a4 mind, knowledge, thinking, reflection, memory.
         1a5 inclination, resolution, determination (of will).
         1a6 conscience.
         1a7 Heart (of moral character).
         1a8 as seat of appetites.
         1a9 as seat of emotions and passions.
            1a10 as seat of courage.
            

G2588


   1 the Heart.
      1a that organ in the animal body which is the centre of the circulation of the blood, and hence was regarded as the seat of physical life.
      1b denotes the centre of all physical and spiritual life.
      2a the vigour and sense of physical life.
      2b the centre and seat of spiritual life.
         2b1 the soul or mind, as it is the fountain and seat of the thoughts, passions, desires, appetites, affections, purposes, endeavours.
         2b2 of the understanding, the faculty and seat of the intelligence.
         2b3 of the will and character.
         2b4 of the soul so far as it is affected and stirred in a bad way or good, or of the soul as the seat of the sensibilities, affections, emotions, desires, appetites, passions.
      1c of the middle or central or inmost part of anything, even though inanimate.
      

H3824


   1 inner man, mind, will, Heart, soul, understanding.
      1a inner part, midst.
         1a1 midst (of things).
         1a2 Heart (of man).
         1a3 soul, Heart (of man).
         1a4 mind, knowledge, thinking, reflection, memory.
         1a5 inclination, resolution, determination (of will).
         1a6 conscience.
         1a7 Heart (of moral character).
         1a8 as seat of appetites.
         1a9 as seat of emotions and passions.
            1a10 as seat of courage.
            

H5315


   1 soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mind, living being, desire, emotion, passion.
      1a that which breathes, the breathing substance or being, soul, the inner being of man.
      1b living being.
      1c living being (with life in the blood).
      1d the man himself, self, person or individual.
      1e seat of the appetites.
      1f seat of emotions and passions.
      1g activity of mind.
         1g1 dubious.
      1h activity of the will.
         1h1 dubious.
      1i activity of the character.
         1i1 dubious.
         

H3825


   1 Heart, mind.
   

G4698


   1 bowels, intestines, (the Heart, lungs, liver, etc.
   ).
      1a bowels.
      1b the bowels were regarded as the seat of the more violent passions, such as anger and love; but by the Hebrews as the seat of the tenderer affections, esp.
      kindness, benevolence, compassion; hence our Heart (tender mercies, affections, etc.
      ).
      1c a Heart in which mercy resides.
      

G4641


   1 hardness of Heart.
   

G1573


   1 to be utterly spiritless, to be wearied out, exhausted.
   

H3823


   1 to ravish, become intelligent, get a mind.
      1a (Niphal) to take Heart, become enheartened, become intelligent.
      1b (Piel) to ravish the Heart, encourage, make Heart beat faster.
   2 (Piel) to make cakes, bake cakes, cook bread.
   

H990


   1 belly, womb, body.
      1a belly, abdomen.
         1a1 as seat of hunger, as seat of mental faculties, of depth of Sheol (fig.
         ).
      1b womb.
      

H376


   1 man.
      1a man, male (in contrast to woman, female).
      1b husband.
      1c human being, person (in contrast to God).
      1d servant.
      1e mankind.
      1f champion.
      1g great man.
   2 whosoever.
   3 each (adjective).
   

H3411


   1 flank, side, extreme parts, recesses.
      1a side.
      1b sides, recesses (dual).
      

H7130


   1 midst, among, inner part, middle.
      1a inward part.
         1a1 physical sense.
         1a2 as seat of thought and emotion.
         1a3 as faculty of thought and emotion.
      1b in the midst, among, from among (of a number of persons).
      1c entrails (of sacrificial animals).
      

H4578


   1 internal organs, inward parts, bowels, intestines, belly.
      1a inward parts.
      1b digestive organs.
      1c organs of procreation, womb.
      1d place of emotions or distress or love (fig.
      ).
      1e external belly.
      

G2589


   1 knower of the hearts.
   

G1282


   1 to saw asunder or in two, to divide by a saw.
   2 to be sawn through mentally, i.e. to be rent with vexation.
   

H4672


   1 to find, attain to.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to find.
            1a1a to find, secure, acquire, get (thing sought).
            1a1b to find (what is lost).
            1a1c to meet, encounter.
            1a1d to find (a condition).
            1a1e to learn, devise.
         1a2 to find out.
            1a2a to find out.
            1a2b to detect.
            1a2c to guess.
         1a3 to come upon, light upon.
            1a3a to happen upon, meet, fall in with.
            1a3b to hit.
            1a3c to befall.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to be found.
            1b1a to be encountered, be lighted upon, be discovered.
            1b1b to appear, be recognised.
            1b1c to be discovered, be detected.
            1b1d to be gained, be secured.
         1b2 to be, be found.
            1b2a to be found in.
            1b2b to be in the possession of.
            1b2c to be found in (a place), happen to be.
            1b2d to be left (after war).
            1b2e to be present.
            1b2f to prove to be.
            1b2g to be found sufficient, be enough.
      1c (Hiphil).
         1c1 to cause to find, attain.
         1c2 to cause to light upon, come upon, come.
         1c3 to cause to encounter.
         1c4 to present (offering).
         

H3629


   1 kidneys.
      1a of physical organ (lit.
      ).
      1b of seat of emotion and affection (fig.
      ).
      1c of sacrificial animals.
   2 (TWOT) reins.
   

H3884


   1 unless, if not, except.
   

H2436


   1 bosom, hollow, bottom, midst.
   

H7356


   1 womb.
   2 compassion.
   

H3826


   1 Heart.
   

H4975


   1 loins, hips.
      1a used with 02223 in Pr. 30:31; perhaps an extinct animal, exact meaning unknown.
                  

H3027


   1 hand.
      1a hand (of man).
      1b strength, power (fig.
      ).
      1c side (of land), part, portion (metaph.
      ) (fig.
      ).
      1d (various special, technical senses).
         1d1 sign, monument.
         1d2 part, fractional part, share.
         1d3 time, repetition.
         1d4 axle-trees, axle.
         1d5 stays, support (for laver).
         1d6 tenons (in tabernacle).
         1d7 a phallus, a hand (meaning unsure).
         1d8 wrists.
         

H2504


   1 loins.
      1a as seat of virility.
      1b as girded.
      1c as seat of pain (woman’s travail).
      

H7907


   1 a celestial appearance or phenomenon, mind.
      1a meaning dubious.
      

H3821


   1 Heart, mind.
   

H1079


   1 mind, Heart.
   

G5590


   1 breath.
      1a the breath of life.
         1a1 the vital force which animates the body and shows itself in breathing.
            1a1a of animals.
            1a12 of men.
      1b life.
      1c that in which there is life.
         1c1 a living being, a living soul.
   2 the soul.
      2a the seat of the feelings, desires, affections, aversions (our Heart, soul etc.
      ).
      2b the (human) soul in so far as it is constituted that by the right use of the aids offered it by God it can attain its highest end and secure eternal blessedness, the soul regarded as a moral being designed for everlasting life.
      2c the soul as an essence which differs from the body and is not dissolved by death (distinguished from other parts of the body).
      

Frequency of Heart (original languages)

Frequency of Heart (English)

Dictionary

1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Messenger of the Sacred Heart, the
A family magazine published monthly in New York City by the Apostleship of Prayer and edited by the Jesuit Fathers, with the purpose of fostering the practise of virtue among its readers; founded, 1866. See also, Apostleship of Prayer. See also, Messenger of the Sacred Heart.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Devotion to the Pure Heart of Mary
A special phase of Christian devotion to the Mother of God. Devotion to the pure Heart of Mary was inspired by the love of that Heart for God and man, and also, from the desire to honor the Immaculate Heart which was a symbol of all that was purest and best, of all heroic virtue, of charity, of purity, of humility. Public devotion to the Heart of Mary was first promulgated by Saint John Eudes. founder of the Society of Jesus and Mary (Eudists). He had the feast celebrated at Autun in 1648, organized religious societies to promote this devotion, and composed an office for the feast. The devotion was given new impetus by the apparition of the miraculous medal and the establishment of the archconfraternity of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Refuge of Sinners, at Our Lady of Victories, Paris. The office and Mass were approved by the Congregation of Rites on July 21, 1855. The feast is celebrated on the Sunday after the octave of the Assumption.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Litany of the Sacred Heart
Approved for public and liturgical use April 2, 1899, and an indulgence was granted for its recitation. It is derived from a litany compiled at Marseilles in 1718 by Venerable Anne Madeleine Remuzat and consisting of 27 invocations, to which the Sacred Congregation of Rites added six, taken from the 1691 litany of Father Croiset, which had already furnished 17 of the invocations in the Marseilles litany. The five others were selected from a group composed by Sister Madeleine Joly at Dijon in 1686. A litany composed by Saint John Eudes in 1668, was not used in any of the later forms.
Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the World, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, formed in the womb of the Virgin Mother by the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, united substantially with the word of God, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, glowing furnace of charity, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, vessel of justice and love, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, king and center of all hearts, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in whom dwelleth all the fullness of the Divinity, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father is well pleased, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, patient and rich in mercy, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, rich to all who invoke Thee, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, fount of life and holiness, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, saturated with revilings, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, crushed for our iniquities, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, made obedient unto death, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in Thee, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in Thee, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, delight of all saints, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord,
Lamb of God who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
V. Jesus, meek and humble of Heart. R. Make our hearts like unto Thine.
Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, look upon the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son and upon the acts of praise and satisfaction which He renders unto Thee in the name of sinners; and do Thou, in Thy great goodness, grant pardon to them who seek Thy mercy, in the name of the same Thy Son, Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, world without end. Amen.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Approved for public and liturgical use April 2, 1899, and an indulgence was granted for its recitation. It is derived from a litany compiled at Marseilles in 1718 by Venerable Anne Madeleine Remuzat and consisting of 27 invocations, to which the Sacred Congregation of Rites added six, taken from the 1691 litany of Father Croiset, which had already furnished 17 of the invocations in the Marseilles litany. The five others were selected from a group composed by Sister Madeleine Joly at Dijon in 1686. A litany composed by Saint John Eudes in 1668, was not used in any of the later forms.
Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the World, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, formed in the womb of the Virgin Mother by the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, united substantially with the word of God, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, glowing furnace of charity, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, vessel of justice and love, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, king and center of all hearts, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in whom dwelleth all the fullness of the Divinity, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father is well pleased, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, patient and rich in mercy, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, rich to all who invoke Thee, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, fount of life and holiness, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, saturated with revilings, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, crushed for our iniquities, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, made obedient unto death, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in Thee, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in Thee, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, delight of all saints, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord,
Lamb of God who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
V. Jesus, meek and humble of Heart. R. Make our hearts like unto Thine.
Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, look upon the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son and upon the acts of praise and satisfaction which He renders unto Thee in the name of sinners; and do Thou, in Thy great goodness, grant pardon to them who seek Thy mercy, in the name of the same Thy Son, Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, world without end. Amen.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Devotion to the Sacred Heart
Devotion which has as its dogmatic foundation the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. On account of the hypostatic union, every part of our Lord's Human Nature is worthy of adoration. Hence, therefore, we adore His bodily Heart, beating in His Bosom. But besides this adoration, we honor the Heart of Jesus as a reminder, or symbol, of His love for us, and we are moved to make Him a return of love, because He has loved us and He is not loved by men. Love, consecration, and reparation are the characteristic acts of this devotion. In this form it is now solemnly approved by the Church. On the feast of the Sacred Heart celebrated on the Friday after the Octave of Corpus Christi an act of reparation is prescribed for recitation in every church in the world. On the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King, the last Sunday of October, an act of consecration of the human race is prescribed. Though this devotion was practised by saintly souls before 1675, it is due to the apparitions of our Lord to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque in the Visitation Monastery at Paray-le-Monial that the feast of the Sacred Heart is now kept on the day assigned by Our Lord. In spite of much opposition the feast was allowed in 1765, and extended to the world in 1856; in 1929 it was raised to the highest rank. Special manifestations of the devotion are the Communion of Reparation on the first Friday of the month, and the Holy Hour in union with Our Lord in His Agony.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Mission Workers of the Sacred Heart
Founded at Hiltrup, Germany, in 1899, by Reverend Hubert Linckens, to assist the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in their special field of labor, the South Sea Islands. Later, their activities became more numerous and varied. The Congregation in the United States is recognized under the official title, "Mission Workers of the Sacred Heart." The order has 85 houses, including schools, hospitals, homes for aged, correction bomes, orphanages, and other institutions, in the United States, Germany, Oceania, Africa, and Australia. The mother-house is at Reading, Pennsylvania.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Founded at Vich, Spain, 1849, by Saint Antonio Marta Claret; definitely approved, 1870, and again, 1924. The Congregation conducts missions in West Africa, Colombia, Bolivia, and Brazil, and they are established in the dioceses of Westminster and Brentwood, England.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Friday after the Octave of Corpus Christi, symbolizing the love of Christ for all mankind. It was established by Pope Clement XIII in 1765, and extended to the universal Church by Pope Pius I in 1856.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Light of the Anxious Heart
Hymn for Lauds on the feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, August 6,. Saint Bernard (1091-1153) was the author. It has eight translations. The English title given is by Cardinal Newman.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Duchesne College of the Sacred Heart
Omaha, Nebraska, founded, 1915; conducted by the Religious of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; preparatory school; college of arts and sciences; graduate and extension courses.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart
Order founded by Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, in the province of Milan, Italy, 1880, for the spread of the devotion to the Heart of Jesus by the practise of corporal and spiritual works of mercy. The order includes colleges, schools, nurseries, orphanages, and hospitals, in Italy, France, Spain, England, United States, Argentina, Brazil, Nicaragua, and China. The mother-house is in Rome, Italy.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Issou
Religious congregation founded at Issoudun, archdiocese of Bourges, France, in 1854, by Jules Chevalier. It is composed of priests and lay brothers, with the object of promoting the knowledge and practise of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as embodied in the revelations of Our Lord to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, and of offering personal reparation to the Divine Heart. The efforts of these missionaries are expended chiefly in foreign mission fields especially in the South Sea Islands, New Pomerania, South Australia, Philippine Islands, and other islands of the South Pacific. They have also founded houses in England, Canada, and the United States. After the separation of Church and State in France, the mother-house was transferred from Issoudun to Rome. See also,
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
Holman Bible Dictionary - Heart
The center of the physical, mental, and spiritual life of humans. This contrasts to the normal use of kardia (“heart”) in Greek literature outside the Scriptures. The New Testament follows the Old Testament usage when referring to the human heart in that it gives kardia a wider range of meaning than it was generally accustomed to have.
First, the word heart refers to the physical organ and is considered to be the center of the physical life. Eating and drinking are spoken of as strengthening the heart (Genesis 18:5 ; Judges 19:5 ; Acts 14:17 ). As the center of physical life, the heart came to stand for the person as a whole.
The heart became the focus for all the vital functions of the body; including both intellectual and spiritual life. The heart and the intellect are closely connected, the heart being the seat of intelligence: “For this people's heart is waxed gross lest at any time they should understand with their heart, and should be converted” (Matthew 13:15 ). The heart is connected with thinking: As a person “thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7 ). To ponder something in one's heart means to consider it carefully (Luke 1:66 ; Luke 2:19 ). “To set one's heart on” is the literal Hebrew that means to give attention to something, to worry about it (1 Samuel 9:20 ). To call to heart (mind) something means to remember something (Isaiah 46:8 ). All of these are functions of the mind, but are connected with the heart in biblical language.
Closely related to the mind are acts of the will, acts resulting from a conscious or even a deliberate decision. Thus, 2 Corinthians 9:7 : “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give.” Ananias contrived his deed of lying to the Holy Spirit in his heart (Acts 5:4 ). The conscious decision is made in the heart (Romans 6:17 ). Connected to the will are human wishes and desires. Romans 1:24 describes how God gave them up “through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies.” David was a man after God's “own heart” because he would “fulfill all” of God's will ( Acts 13:22 ).
Not only is the heart associated with the activities of the mind and the will, but it is also closely connected to the feelings and affections of a person. Emotions such as joy originate in the heart (Psalm 4:7 ; Isaiah 65:14 ). Other emotions are ascribed to the heart, especially in the Old Testament. Nabal's fear is described by the phrase: “his heart died within him” (1 Samuel 25:37 ; compare Psalm 143:4 ). Discouragement or despair is described by the phrase “heaviness in the heart” which makes it stoop (Proverbs 12:25 ). Again, Ecclesiastes 2:20 says, “Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labor which I took under the sun.” Another emotion connected with the heart is sorrow. John 16:6 says, “because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.” Proverbs 25:20 , describes sorrow as having “an heavy heart.” The heart is also the seat of the affection of love and its opposite, hate. In the Old Testament, for example, Israel is commanded: “You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason with your neighbor, lest you bear sin because of him” (Leviticus 19:17 RSV). A similar attitude, bitter jealousy, is described in James 3:14 as coming from the heart. On the other hand, love is based in the heart. The believer is commanded to love God “with all your heart” ( Mark 12:30 ; compare Deuteronomy 6:5 ). Paul taught that the purpose of God's command is love which comes from a “pure heart” (1 Timothy 1:5 ).
Finally, the heart is spoken of in Scripture as the center of the moral and spiritual life. The conscience, for instance, is associated with the heart. In fact, the Hebrew language had no word for conscience, so the word heart was often used to express this concept: “my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live” (Job 27:6 ). The Revised Standard Version translates the word for “heart” as “conscience” in 1 Samuel 25:31 (RSV). In the New Testament the heart is spoken of also as that which condemns us ( 1 John 3:19-21 ). All moral conditions from the highest to the lowest are said to center in the heart. Sometimes the heart is used to represent a person's true nature or character. Samson told Delilah “all his heart” (Judges 16:17 ). This true nature is contrasted with the outward appearance: “man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7 RSV).
On the negative side, depravity is said to issue from the heart: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9 ). Jesus said that out of the heart comes evil thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander (Matthew 15:19 ). In other words, defilement comes from within rather than from without.
Because the heart is at the root of the problem, this is the place where God does His work in the individual. For instance, the work of the law is “written in their hearts,” and conscience is the proof of this (Romans 2:15 ). The heart is the field where seed (the Word of God) is sown (Matthew 13:19 ; Luke 8:15 ). In addition to being the place where the natural laws of God are written, the heart is the place of renewal. Before Saul became king, God gave him a new heart (1 Samuel 10:9 ). God promised Israel that He would give them a new spirit within, take away their “stony heart” and give them a “heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 11:19 ). Paul said that a person must believe in the heart to be saved, “for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness” (Romans 10:10 ). (See also Mark 11:23 ; Hebrews 3:12 .)
Finally, the heart is the dwelling place of God. Two persons of the Trinity are said to reside in the heart of the believer. God has given us the “earnest of the Spirit in our hearts” (2 Corinthians 1:22 ). Ephesians 3:17 expresses the desire that “Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith.” The love of God “is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us” ( Romans 5:5 ).
Gerald Cowen
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Heart
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 ; Compare 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 ; Compare Ecclesiastes 8:11 ; Psalm 73:7 ). Hence the heart must be changed, regenerated (Ezekiel 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."
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Heart: Must be Renewed
A man may beat down the bitter fruit from an evil tree until he is weary; whilst the root abides in strength and vigor, the beating down of the present fruit will not hinder it from bringing forth more. This is the folly of some men; they set themselves with all earnestness and diligence against the appearing eruption of lust, but leaving the principle and root untouched, perhaps unsearched out, they make but little or no progress in this work of mortification.: John Owen.
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Heart
Is used for the soul, and all the powers thereof; as the understanding , conscience, will, affections, and memory. The heart of man is naturally, constantly, universally, inexpressibly, openly, and evidently depraved, and inclined to evil, Jeremiah 17:9 . It requires a divine power to renovate it, and render it susceptible of right impressions, Jeremiah 24:7 . When thus renovated, the effects will be seen in the temper, conversation, and conduct at large.
See FAITH, HOPE, &c. Hardness of heart is that state in which a sinner is inclined to, and actually goes on in rebellion against God. This state evidences itself by light views of the evil of sin; partial acknowledgment and confession of it; frequent commission 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. We must distinguish, however, between that hardness of heart which even a good man complains of, and that of a judicial nature.
1. Judicial hardness is very seldom perceived, and never lamented; a broken and contrite heart is the least thing such desire; but it is otherwise with believers, for the hardness they feel is always a matter of grief to them, Romans 7:24 .
2. Judicial hardness is perpetual; or, if ever there be any remorse or relenting, it is only at such times when the sinner is under some outward afflictions, or filled with the dread of the wrath of God; but as this wears off or abates, his stupidity returns as much or more than ever, Exodus 9:27 ; but true believers, when no adverse dispensations trouble them, are often distressed because their hearts are no more affected in holy duties, or inflamed with love to God, Romans 7:15 .
3. Judicial hardness is attended with a total neglect of duties, especially those that are secret; but that hardness of heart which a believer complains of, though it occasions his going uncomfortably in duty, yet does not keep him from it, Job 23:2 ; Job 3:1-26 :
4. when a person is judicially hardened, he makes use of indirect and unwarrantable methods to maintain that false peace which he thinks himself happy in the enjoyment of; but a believer, when complaining of the hardness of his heart, cannot be satisfied with any thing short of Christ, Psalms 101:2 .
5. Judicial hardness generally opposes the interest of truth and godliness; but a good man considers this as a cause nearest his heart; and although he have to lament his lukewarmness, yet he constantly desires to promote it, Psalms 72:19 . Keeping the heart, is a duty enjoined in the sacred Scriptures. It consists, says Mr. Flavel, in the diligent and constant use and improvement of all holy means and duties to preserve the soul from sin, and maintain communion with God; and this, he properly observes, supposed a previous work of sanctification, which hath set the heart right by giving it a new bent and inclination.
1. It includes frequent observation of the frame of the heart, Psalms 77:6 .
2. Deep humiliation for heart evils and disorders, 2 Chronicles 32:26 .
3. Earnest supplication for heart purifying and rectifying grace, Psalms 19:1-14
4. A constant holy jealousy over our hearts, Proverbs 27:14 .
5. It includes the realizing of God's presence with us, and setting him before us, Psalms 16:8 . Genesis 17:1 . This is,
1. The hardest work; heart work is hard work, indeed.
2. Constant work, Exodus 17:12 .
3. The most important work, Proverbs 23:1-35 This is a duty which should be attended to, if we consider it in connection with,
1. The honour of God, Is. 66: 3.
2. The sincerity of our profession, 2 Kings 10:31 . Ezekiel 33:31 ; Ezekiel 32:1-32 :
3. The beauty of our conversation, Proverbs 12:26 . Psalms 45:1 .
4. The comfort of our souls, 2 Corinthians 13:5 .
5. The improvement of our graces, Psalms 63:5 ; Psalms 6:1-10 :
6. The stability of our souls in the hour of temptation, 1 Corinthians 16:13 .
The seasons in which we should more particularly keep our hearts are,
1. The time of prosperity, Deuteronomy 6:10 ; Deuteronomy 12:1-32 :
2. Under afflictions, Hebrews 7:5 ; Hebrews 6:1-20 :
3. The time of Sion's troubles, Psalms 46:1-11
4. In the time of great and threatened dangers, Is. 26: 20, 21.
5. Under great wants, Philippians 4:6-7 .
6. In the time of duty, Leviticus 10:3 .
7. Under injuries received, Romans 12:17 , &c.
8. In the critical hour of temptation. Matthew 26:41 .
9. Under dark and doubting seasons, Hebrews 12:8 . Is. 50: 10.
10. In time of opposition and suffering, 1 Peter 4:12-13 .
11. The time of sickness and death, Jeremiah 49:11 . The means to be made use of to keep our hearts, are,
1. Watchfulness, Mark 13:37 .
2. Examination, Proverbs 4:26 .
3. Prayer, Luke 18:1 .
4. Reading God's word, John 5:39 .
5. Dependence on divine grace, Psalms 86:1-17 .
See Flavel on Keeping the Heart; Jameison's Sermons on the Heart; Wright on self-possession; Ridgley's Div. qu. 20.
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Heart: Hardness of
Lightfoot says:: 'I have heard it more than once and again, from the sheriffs who took all the gunpowder plotters, and brought them up to London, that every night when they came to their lodging by the way, they had their music and dancing a good part of the night. One would think it strange that men in their case should be so merry.' More marvelous still is it that those between whom and death there is but a step, should sport away their time as if they should live on for ages. Though the place of torment is within a short march of all unregenerate men, yet see how they make mirth, grinning and jesting between the jaws of hell!
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Afflictions: Winning the Heart For God
Payson thus beautifully writes:–'I have been all my life like a child whose father wishes to fix his undivided attention. At first the child runs about the room, but his father ties up his feet; he then plays with his hands until they likewise are tied. Thus he continues to do, till he is completely tied up. Then, when he can do nothing else, he will attend to his father. Just so has God been dealing with me, to induce me to place my happiness in him alone. But I blindly continued to look for it here, and God has kept cutting off one source of enjoyment after another, till I find that I can do without them all, and yet enjoy more happiness than ever in my life before.'
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Heart: Seat of Spiritual Disease
Some malady which you do not understand troubles and alarms you. The physician is called. Thinking that the illness proceeds from a certain inflammatory process on a portion of your skin, you anxiously direct his attention to the spot. Silently, but sympathizing, he looks at the place where you have bidden him look, and because you have bidden him look there, but soon he turns away. He is busy with an instrument on another part of your body. He presses his trumpet tube gently to your breast, and listens for the pulsations which faintly but distinctly pass through. He looks and listens there, and saddens as he looks. You again direct his attention to the cutaneous eruption which annoys you. He sighs and sits silent. When you reiterate your request that something should be done for the external eruption, he gently shakes his head, and answers not a word. From this silence you would learn the truth at last, you would not miss its meaning long. O miss not the meaning of the Lord when he points to the seat of the soul's disease: 'Ye WILL not come.' These, his enemies, dwell in your heart.: W. Arnot.
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Heart: Its Aberrations
The compass on board an iron vessel is very subject to aberrations; yet, for all that, its evident desire is to be true to the pole. True hearts in this wicked world, and in this fleshly body, are all too apt to swerve, but they still show their inward and persistent tendency to point towards heaven and God. On board iron vessels it is a common thing to see a compass placed aloft, to be as much away from the cause of aberration as possible: a wise hint to us to elevate our affections and desires; the nearer to God the less swayed by worldly influences.
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Heart (Broken): Its Prevalence With God
What man among you can stand against his children's tears? When King Henry II., in the ages gone by, was provoked to take up arms against his ungrateful and rebellious son, he besieged him in one of the French towns, and the son being near to death, desired to see his father, and confess his wrong-doing; but the stern old sire refused to look the rebel in the face. The young man being sorely troubled in his conscience, said to those about him, 'I am dying, take me from my bed, and let me lie in sackcloth and ashes, in token of my sorrow for my ingratitude to my father.' Thus he died, and when the tidings came to the old man outside the walls, that his boy had died in ashes, repentant for his rebellion, he threw himself upon the earth, like another David, and said, 'Would God I had died for him.' The thought of his boy's broken heart touched the heart of the father. If ye, being evil, are overcome by your children's tears, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven find in your bemoanings and confessions an argument for the display of his pardoning love through Christ Jesus our Lord? This is the eloquence which God delights in, the broken heart and the contrite spirit.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Mary Magdalen of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Also known as Anna Bentivoglio
Annetta Bentivoglio
Maria Maddalena of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Maria Magdalena Bentivoglio
Mary Magdalen
Mary Magdalen of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Profile A stubborn but pious child who enjoyed being at the Colosseum, imaging that she was living and dying alongside the ancient martyrs. Poor Clare nun at age 30. She found the discipline difficult, but saw it as a way to reach God, and practiced a strict observance to the Rule. Sent to America in 1875 to institute the Poor Clares. Some clerics told them that they would fail, that the contemplative life was not suited to Americans, but the sisters pressed on, sometimes having to move several times before being allowed to settle in peace. Founded houses in Omaha, Nebraska, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Evansville, Indiana, always in the face of opposition, with little support, and with her health failing. Her Cause for Canonization was introduced on April 1, 1969.
Born July 29, 1824 at Rome, Italy as Annetta Bentivoglio
Died August 18, 1905 of natural causes; during the last half hour of her life witnesses say that her wall crucifix gave off light which shone on her; body incorrupt after 30 years
Venerated; pending; if you have information relevant to the Cause of Mother Mary Magdalena, contact
Monastery of Saint Clare
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Additional Information Monastery of Saint Clare, Evansville, Indiana
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Readings All my life I have asked God for crosses and now that He has sent them, why should I not be glad?
- Mother Mary Magdalena
Holman Bible Dictionary - Hardness of the Heart
A stubborn attitude that leads a person to reject God's will. The Bible speaks of the attitude both as stemming from the human heart and from God's action.
As in secular psychology the word “personality” does not refer to a single entity, but is rather a cluster of ideas, so the biblical teaching about the heart has a group of meanings. It is the location of intellectual powers. Hebrew can describe thinking as, “Esau said in his heart” (Genesis 27:41 ). Jesus, while healing the palsied man, challenged the scribes, “Why reason ye these things in your hearts?” (Mark 2:8 ).
The heart was also the seat of the emotions. When the father was urging his son to be well behaved he gave a reason, “My son, be wise, and make my heart glad” (Proverbs 27:11 ). The king spoke to his cupbearer about his sad countenance, “this is nothing else but sorrow of heart” (Nehemiah 2:2 ). Even the emotion of hatred comes from the heart, “Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart” (Leviticus 19:17 ).
The functions of the will—both good and bad—came from the heart. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9 ). It is the source of pride, “Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God” (Deuteronomy 8:14 ).
Best of all, these volitional powers can be used to gain contact with God (Psalm 27:8 ). Paul emphasized that “with the heart man believeth unto righteousness” (Romans 10:10 ). Since God makes contact with people, it is important that we have hearts that are ready (Job 23:16 ).
The Bible makes it clear that humans can resist God who respects the free human will. One of the most important ways of resisting God is for a person to “harden his heart.” The analogy is to a rock or a millstone so that the individual has no feeling and is like a piece of stone.
When God's people were in captivity in Egypt, “Pharaoh hardened his heart” (Exodus 8:32 ) as he refused to let the Israelites go. One of the puzzling aspects of this hard heart is that in the next chapter in the contest between God and Pharaoh, “the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them” (Exodus 9:12 ).
The explanation of saying God hardened Pharaoh's heart seems to be that this is the way of punishment which comes as the consequence of his own initial self hardening. Pharaoh hardened his own heart and then became confirmed in his obstinacy. Sin has become its own punishment. This makes more relevant the warning in the Psalms, “Harden not your heart” (Psalm 95:8 ).
In the New Testament Jesus took up the same theme as He warned His disciples, “Have ye your heart yet hardened?” (Mark 8:17 ). Hardening the heart was also seen as evidence of skepticism, “They considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened” (Mark 6:52 ).
God's people can have hardened hearts and begin to complain when God's ethical standards seem too high. Discussing the permanence of marriage and the concession that Moses made to the children of Israel, Jesus said, “For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.” (Mark 10:5-6 ). Even though the word was part of Scripture (Deuteronomy 24:1 ), it was simply a concession to the hardness of the people's hearts.
Failure to hear the voice of God may come from a hardened heart (Proverbs 28:14 ; Proverbs 29:1 ).
Scottish people speak about falling in love as “having a soft heart,” and God's people must constantly maintain a soft heart towards their Lord, ever remembering the exhortation of the writer of the Hebrews letter, “Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts” (Hebrews 4:7 ).
John Drakeford
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scapular of the
Badge of the society of the Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It was sanctioned and endowed with indulgences by Pope Pius IX on May 11, 1877, and approved by the Congregation of Rites in 1907. The superior general of the Sons can communicate the faculty of blessing and investing with this scapular to other priests. It is white woollen cloth, with a picture of the Heart of Mary surrounded by flames, surmounted by a lily, encircled with roses, and pierced by a sword.
New Catholic Dictionary and Catholic Encyclopedia
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Normal College And Academy of the Sacred Heart
Grand Coteau, Louisiana. Founded in 1821; college founded in 1917. Conducted by the Religious of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Preparatory school; college of arts and sciences; extension courses.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Heart
HEART. 1. Instances are not wanting in the OT of the employment of this word in a physiological sense, though they are not numerous. Jacob, for example, seems to have suffered in his old age from weakness of the heart; a sudden failure of its action occurred on receipt of the unexpected but joyful news of Joseph’s great prosperity ( Genesis 45:26 ). A similar failure proved fatal in the case of Eli, also in extreme old age ( 1 Samuel 4:13-18 ; cf. the case of the exhausted king, 1 Samuel 28:20 ). The effect of the rending of the pericardium is referred to by Hosea as well known ( 1 Samuel 13:8 ); and although the proverb ‘a sound (RVm [1] ‘tranquil’) heart is the life of the flesh’ ( Proverbs 14:30 ) is primarily intended as a psychological truth, the simile is evidently borrowed from a universally recognized physiological fact (cf. Proverbs 4:23 ). The aphorism attributed to ‘the Preacher’ ( Ecclesiastes 10:2 ) may be interpreted in the same way; the ‘right hand’ is the symbol of strength and firmness, and the left of weakness and indecision (cf. Ecclesiastes 2:14 ). Nor does it appear that OT writers were ignorant of the vital functions which the heart is called on to discharge. This will be seen by their habit of using the word metaphorically as almost a synonym for the entire life (cf. Psalms 22:26 ; Psalms 69:32 , Isaiah 1:5 , where ‘head’ and ‘heart’ cover man’s whole being).
2. The preponderating use of the word is, however, psychological; and it is in this way made to cover a large variety of thought. Thus it is employed to denote the centre of man’s personal activities , the source whence the principles of his action derive their origin (see Genesis 6:5 ; Genesis 8:21 , where men’s evil deeds are attributed to corruption of the heart). We are, therefore, able to understand the significance of the Psalmist’s penitential prayer, ‘Create in me a clean heart’ ( Psalms 51:10 ), and the meaning of the prophet’s declaration, ‘a new heart also will I give you’ ( Ezekiel 36:26 ; cf. Ezekiel 11:19 ). The heart, moreover, was considered to be the seat of the emotions and passions ( Deuteronomy 19:6 , 1 Kings 8:38 , Isaiah 30:29 ; cf. Psalms 104:15 , where the heart is said to be moved to gladness by the use of wine). It was a characteristic, too, of Hebraistic thought which made this organ the seat of the various activities of the intellect , such as understanding ( Job 34:10 ; Job 34:34 , 1 Kings 4:29 ), purpose or determination ( Exodus 14:5 , 1 Samuel 7:3 , 1 Kings 8:48 , Isaiah 10:7 ), consciousness ( Proverbs 14:10 , where, if EV [2] be an accurate tr. [3] of the original text, the heart is said to be conscious both of sorrow and of joy; cf. 1 Samuel 2:1 ), imagination (cf. Luke 1:51 , Genesis 8:21 ), memory ( Psalms 31:12 , 1 Samuel 21:12 ; cf. Luke 2:19 ; Luke 2:51 ; Luke 1:66 ). The monitions of the conscience are said to proceed from the heart ( Job 27:6 ), and the counterpart of the NT expression ‘branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron’ ( 1 Timothy 4:2 RV [4] ) is found in the OT words ‘I will harden his heart’ ( Exodus 4:21 ; cf. Deuteronomy 2:30 , Joshua 11:20 etc.). Closely connected with the idea of conscience is that of moral character, and so we find ‘a new heart’ as the great desideratum of a people needing restoration to full and intimate relationship with God ( Ezekiel 18:31 ; cf. Deuteronomy 9:5 , 1 Kings 11:4 ). It is, therefore, in those movements which characterize repentance, placed in antithesis to outward manifestations of sorrow for sin, ‘Rend your heart and not your garments’ ( Joel 2:13 ).
3. Moving along in the direction thus outlined, and not forgetting the influence of the Apocryphal writings on later thought (cf. e.g. Wis 8:19 ; Wis 17:11 , Sir 42:18 etc.), we shall be enabled to grasp the religious ideas enshrined in the teaching of the NT. In the recorded utterances of Jesus, so profoundly influenced by the ancient writings of the Jewish Church, the heart occupies a very central place. The beatific vision is reserved for those whose hearts are ‘pure’ ( Matthew 5:8 ; cf. 2 Timothy 2:22 , 1 Peter 1:22 RVm [1] ). The heart is compared to the soil on which seed is sown; it containsmoral potentialities which spring into objective existence in the outward life of the receiver ( Luke 8:15 ; cf., however, Mark 4:15-20 , where no mention is made of this organ; see also Matthew 13:18 , in which the heart is referred to, as in Isaiah 6:10 , as the seat of the spiritual understanding). Hidden within the remote recesses of the heart are those principles and thoughts which will inevitably spring into active life, revealing its purity or its native corruption ( Luke 6:45 ; cf. Matthew 12:34 f., Matthew 15:18 f.). It is thus that men’s characters reveal themselves in naked reality ( 1 Peter 3:4 ). It is the infallible index of human character, but can be read only by Him who ‘searcheth the hearts’ ( Romans 8:27 ; cf. 1 Samuel 16:7 , Proverbs 21:2 , Luke 16:15 ). Human judgment can proceed only according to the unerring evidence tendered by this resultant of inner forces, for ‘by their fruits ye shall know them’ ( Matthew 7:20 ). The more strictly Jewish of the NT writers show the influence of OT thought in their teaching. Where we should employ the word ‘conscience’ St. John uses ‘heart,’ whose judgments in the moral sphere are final ( 1 John 3:20 f.). Nor is St. Paul free from the influence of this nomenclature. He seems, in fact, to regard conscience as a function of the heart rather than as an independent moral and spiritual organ ( Romans 2:15 , where both words occur; cf. the quotation Hebrews 10:16 ). In spite of the fact that the last-named Apostle frequently employs the terms ‘mind,’ ‘understanding,’ ‘reason,’ ‘thinkings,’ etc., to express the elements of intellectual activity in man, we find him constantly reverting to the heart as discharging functions closely allied to these (cf. ‘the eyes of your heart,’ Ephesians 1:18 ; see also 2 Corinthians 4:6 ). With St. Paul, too, the heart is the seat of the determination or will (cf. 1 Corinthians 7:37 , where ‘steadfast in heart’ is equivalent to will-power). In all these and similar cases, however, it will be noticed that it is man’s moral nature that he has in view; and the moral and spiritual life, having its roots struck deep in his being, is appropriately conceived of as springing ultimately from the most essentially vital organ of his personal life.
J. R. Willis.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - o Sacred Heart!
Hymn written by Reverend F. Stanfield. The fourth verse reads:
O Sacred Heart!
Our trust is all in Thee;
For though earth's night be dark and drear,
Thou breathest rest where Thou art near,
O Sacred Heart!
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - i Dwell a Captive in His Heart
Hymn written by Saint Alphonsus (1696-1787). The English title given is by Reverend E. Vaughan.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Immaculate Heart College
Los Angeles, California, founded, 1906; conducted by Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary; college of arts and sciences.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Novena of the Sacred Heart
The Holy See has granted indulgences for nine days of prayer in honor of the Sacred Heart. They may be gained twice yearly, once in connection with the Feast of the Sacred Heart and once at any time during the year, using any form of prayers approved by competent ecclesiastical authority. This grant is an amplification of the indulgences first granted January 31, 1818, for the novena composed by Father Charles Borgo, S.J., and printed at Ferrara in 1778. This novena was translated into many languages and contributed greatly to the spread of the devotion to the Sacred Heart.
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Ignorance: of Oneìs Own Heart
After all, I do not hate God. No, sir; you will not make me believe that. I am a sinner, I know, and do many wicked things; but after all, I have a good heart: I don't hate God.' Such was the language of a prosperous worldling. He was sincere, but sadly deceived. A few months afterwards, that God who had given him so many good things, crossed his path in an unexpected manner. A fearful torrent swept down the valley, and threatened destruction to this man's large flour mill. A crowd were watching it, in momentary expectation of seeing it fall, while the owner, standing in the midst of them, was cursing God to his face, and pouring out the most horrid oaths.
He no longer doubted or denied that he hated God. But nothing in that hour of trial came out of his mouth which was not previously in his heart. God's account of the unrenewed heart is true: it is 'deceitful above all things,' as well as 'desperately wicked.' He who is wise will believe God's account of the state of his heart by nature, rather than the deceitful heart's account of itself.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Heart
Often including the intellect as well as the affections and will; as conversely the "mind" often includes the feeling and will as well as the intellect. Romans 1:21, "their foolish heart was darkened." Ephesians 1:18, "the eyes of your understanding (the Vaticanus manuscript; but the Sinaiticus and Alexandrinus manuscripts 'heart') being enlightened." Thus, the Scripture implies that the heart and the head act and react on one another; and in men's unbelief it is the will that perverts the intellectual perceptions. John 7:17, "if any man be willing to (Greek) do, he shall know." "Willingness to obey" is the key to spiritual knowledge. See Jeremiah 17:9; Hosea 7:11, "Ephraim is like a silly dove without heart," i.e. "moral understanding".
Webster's Dictionary - False-Heart
(a.) False-hearted.
Webster's Dictionary - Heart-Robbing
(1):
(a.) Depriving of thought; ecstatic.
(2):
(a.) Stealing the heart or affections; winning.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Holy And Immaculate Heart of Mary, Congregation of
A congregation founded for the education of girls by Father Dupuis in Pondicherry, India, 1844, under the rules of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis of Assisi. The congregation has 37 convents; to the more important of these an orphanage is usually attached. The religious, numbering 250, are also in charge of schools and pharmacies; the mother-house is at Pondicherry.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Heart
"Heart" (Hebrew lebab/leb [1], Gk. kardia [2]) occurs over one thousand times in the Bible, making it the most common anthropological term in the Scripture. It denotes a person's center for both physical and emotional-intellectual-moral activities; sometimes it is used figuratively for any inaccessible thing.
The Heart as Center of Physical Activity . "Heart" denotes to both ancient and modern peoples the beating chest organ protected by the rib cage. Ancient people, however, understood the heart's physical function differently than moderns. From their viewpoint the heart was the central organ that moved the rest of the body. Ancients ate to strengthen the heart and so revive the body. Abraham offers his weary guests food so that they might "sustain their hearts" and then go on their way (Genesis 18:5 ). Since moderns understand the anatomy differently than the ancients, the English versions gloss the Hebrew to accommodate it to a more scientific viewpoint.
A Figure of Inaccessibility . The hiddenness and inaccessibility of the physical heart give rise to its figurative sense for anything that is remote and inaccessible. The "heart of the seas" (Jonah 2:3 ) refers to the sea's fathomless, unapproachable depths and the "heart of the heavens" is its most unreachable height.
The Heart as Center of Hidden Emotional-Intellectual-Moral Activity . "Man looks at the outward appearance, " says Samuel, "but the lord looks at the heart" (1 Samuel 16:7 ). The king's heart is unsearchable to humankind (Proverbs 25:3 ), but the Lord searches all hearts to reward all according to their conduct (Jeremiah 17:10 ). In the time of judgment God will expose the hidden counsels of the heart (1 Corinthians 4:5 ).
Jesus says that the heart's secrets are betrayed by the mouth, even as a tree's fruit discloses its nature (Matthew 12:33-34 ). "A wise man's heart guides his mouth, " says Solomon (Proverbs 16:23 ). Most important, the mouth confesses what the heart trusts (Romans 10:9 ; cf. Deuteronomy 30:14 ).
Moderns connect some of the heart's emotional-intellectual-moral functions with the brain and glands, but its functions are not precisely equivalent for three reasons.
First, moderns do not normally associate the brain/mind with both rational and nonrational activities, yet the ancients did not divorce them (Psalm 20:4 ).
Second, the heart's reasoning, as well as its feeling, depends on its moral condition. Jesus said that "from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts" (Mark 7:21 ). Because the human heart is deceitful above all things (Jeremiah 17:9 ) and folly is found up in the heart of a child (Proverbs 22:15 ), the Spirit of God must give humans a new heart (Jeremiah 31:33 ; Ezekiel 36:26 ) through faith that purifies it (Acts 15:9 ; cf. Ephesians 3:17 ).
Third, moderns distinguish between the brain's thoughts and a person's actions, but the distinction between thought and action is inappropriate for heart. "The word is very near you, " says Moses to a regenerated Israel, "in your mouth and in your heart" (Deuteronomy 30:14 ).
The Heart's Emotional Functions . The Lord, who knows our hearts (Luke 16:15 ), experiences its full range of emotions: for example, its joy (Deuteronomy 28:47 ; 1 Samuel 2:1 ; Proverbs 15:15 ) and its sorrow (1 Samuel 1:8 ); its raging (2 Kings 6:11 ) and its peace (Colossians 3:15 ); its feeling troubled (John 14:1 ) and its rejoicing (1 Samuel 2:1 ; Psalm 104:15 ); its love (Romans 5:5 ; 1 Peter 1:22 ) and its selfish ambition (James 3:14 ); its modes of doubts (Mark 11:23 ) and of fear (Genesis 42:28 ) and its mode of trusting (Proverbs 3:5 ); when it rises up in repulsive pride (Deuteronomy 8:14 ) or, as in the case of Jesus, is lowly and humble (Matthew 11:29 ); and when one loses heart (Hebrews 12:3 ) or takes heart (John 16:33 ).
The emotional state of the heart affects the rest of a person: "A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit" (Proverbs 15:13 ); "a cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones" (17:22).
The heart also wishes, desires. The father warns his son against coveting the adulteress's beauty (Proverbs 6:25 ) and against envying sinners in his heart (Proverbs 23:17 ). Above all else the heart of a saint seeks God (Psalm 119:2,10 ). Believers set it on things above (Colossians 3:1 ). This is effected, says Jesus, by putting your treasures in heaven, for "where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:21 ). If we look for God with all our heart, Moses promises we will find him (Deuteronomy 4:28-29 ).
The Heart's Intellectual-Spiritual Functions . The heart thinks (Matthew 9:4 ; Mark 2:8 ), remembers, reflects, and meditates (Psalm 77:5-6 ; Luke 2:19 ). Solomon's comprehensive knowledge of flora and fauna is described as his breadth of heart (1 Kings 4:29 ).
More specifically, as the eyes were meant to see and the ears to hear, the heart is meant to understand, to discern, to give insight. The Alexandrian Jewish scribes translated into Greek about 200 b.c. the Hebrew text of Proverbs 2:10 , "wisdom will enter your heart" by "wisdom will come into your understanding (dianoian [3])" because to them it meant the same thing. When a person lacks insight the Hebrew speaks of a "lack of heart."
Understanding cannot be separated from morals. Isaiah was commissioned: "Make the heart of this people calloused; otherwise they might understand with their hearts" (Isaiah 6:10 ). Pharaoh hardened his heart lest he hear Moses and gain insight about the Lord (Exodus 8:15 ), and the Lord hardened it irrevocably (7:13; 9:12). Paul says of the perverse, their foolish hearts were darkened (Romans 1:21 ); they could not see the light of moral truth. The hearts of saints, however, are enlightened (2Col 4:6; Ephesians 1:18 ).
Moderns speak of learning by heart, by which they mean rote memory. In the Bible, however, learning by heart is not like memorizing the multiplication tables; it must be mixed with spiritual affections. The Lord complains of apostate Israel that their worship "is made up only of rules taught by men" but "their hearts are far from me" (Isaiah 29:13 ).
As the mouth reveals what is the heart, the ear determines what goes into it. The father tells his son to "store up my commands within you"; he then adds: by "turning your ear to wisdom, and you will incline your heart to understanding" (Proverbs 2:2 ). When Moses says, "these commandments are to be upon your hearts" (Deuteronomy 6:6 ), he commands his hearers to remain conscious of them. This idea is expressed by the metaphor of writing on the tablet of the heart (Proverbs 3:3 ; Jeremiah 17:1 ). In short, the heart needs to be educated by filling it with God's word (Proverbs 22:17-18 ). In that way a person will grow in favor and good name (3:3-4) and be safeguarded against sin (Psalm 119:11 ).
The heart functions as the conscience. After David showed insubordination against the anointed king by cutting off the corner of his robe, his heart smote him (1 Samuel 24:5 ), and after Peter's sermon the audience was "cut to the heart" (Acts 2:37 ). The heart may condemn us, but God is greater than our hearts (1 John 3:20 ). David prays that God would create for him a pure heart to replace his defiled conscience (Psalm 51:10 ).
Finally, the heart plans, makes commitments, and decides. It is the inner forum where decisions are made after deliberation; here a person engages in self-talk. "In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps" (Proverbs 16:9 ). Because of this critical function, the father instructs the son: "Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life (4:23). The Lord detests "a heart that devises wicked schemes" (6:18).
The greatest commandment according to Jesus is "Love the Lord your God with all your heart" (Matthew 22:37 ). Love here is more than emotion; it is a conscious commitment to the Lord.
One speaks to the heart of another to move that person to a decision (Isaiah 40:2 ; Hosea 2:14 ). The father asks the son for his heart (Proverbs 23:26 ), by which he means that the son make a conscious decision to follow his instructions. The impenitent, however, have hearts that are insensitive, obstinate (Mark 3:5 ; 6:52 ), and hard (Matthew 19:8 ); they cannot be moved in a new direction.
Bruce K. Waltke
See also Hardening, Hardness of Heart
Bibliography . F. Baumgä tel et al., TDNT, 3:605-14; R. Bultnamn, Theology of the New Testament, 1:220-22; R. Jewett, Paul's Anthropological Terms ; T. Song, NIDNITT, 2:80-84; H. W. Wolff, Anthropology of the Old Testament, pp. 40-58.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Hardening, Hardness of Heart
In the Scriptures various aspects of human anatomy are used to define the whole person, but the most frequently used is heart. The heart is the seat of emotion (Psalm 25:1 ; Proverbs 14:10 ; Isaiah 66:14 ; John 14:1 ; Romans 9:2 ), intelligence (Proverbs 16:1 ; Luke 9:47 ), morality (Psalm 58:2 ; Romans 1:24 ), human choice (Deuteronomy 8:2 ; Matthew 19:7-8 ; Acts 11:23 ), and one's religious life (Deuteronomy 6:5 ; Jeremiah 31:33 ; Romans 10:9-10 ; Galatians 4:6 ). The heart, in effect, is the whole person in all of his or her distinctive human activity as a thinking, planning, willing, feeling, worshiping, socially interacting being. And, of course, when the person is not living according to God's will, it is the heart that is described as darkened, rebellious, callous, unfeeling, or idolatrous. It is within the heart that God works; hence the human heart may be tender and soft or as hard as stone (Ezekiel 11:19 ). It is in this context that hardening or hardness of the heart must be understood. The heart represents the total response of a person to life around him or her and to the religious and moral demands of God. Hardness of heart thus describes a negative condition in which the person ignores, spurns, or rejects the gracious offer of God to be a part of his or her life.
Jesus speaks of a general condition of human hardness (sklerokardian [ Luke 21:34 ; Mark 10:4-5 ). The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure (Jeremiah 17:9 ); it is hard, but not necessarily hardened. Hardening of the heart goes beyond the tragic obtuseness of our inherited condition. So, working upon the fertile ground of our innately hard hearts, sin may harden them further (Daniel 5:20 ; Ephesians 4:18 ; Hebrews 3:12 ). People may harden their own hearts, in sinful rebellion, in bitterness over circumstances, or in sheer self-will (Exodus 9:34-35 ; 2 Chronicles 36:13 ; Zechariah 7:12 ; Hebrews 3:15 ). In a few instances, such as Pharaoh and the Egyptians (Exodus 7:3 ; 9:12 ), Sihon, king of Heshbon (Deuteronomy 2:30 ), and the Hivites living in Gibeon (Joshua 11:19-20 ), it is said that God hardened their hearts. There is something of a mystery here, but apparently these people were so irremediable in their rebellion against God that God entered into the hardening process so that he could accomplish his purposes in spite of, and yet in and through, that hardness. It is God's prerogative, as God, to do this (Romans 9:18-21 ). That they were morally responsible for their condition is a theological given, and we are warned not to harden our hearts as they did, a command that would make no sense if hardening were simply God's act (1 Samuel 6:6 ).
Israel's hardening as a nation represents a special set of circumstances. In the psalms, the wicked are described as having a calloused heart (17:10; 73:7; 119:70). God tells Isaiah that Israel, with its calloused heart, will reject him as God's messenger when he goes to them (Isaiah 6:9-10 ). This event was taken as prophetic by Jesus (Matthew 13:14-15 ) and Paul (Acts 28:25-27 ) as referring to Israel's rejection of Jesus as God's Messiah. For Paul, Israel's hardening paved the way to a ministry to the Gentiles (Acts 28:28 ) and was not intended by God to be final, but only until the full number of the Gentiles had come in; then all Israel will be saved (Romans 11:25-27 ).
For the believers of both the Old Testament (Psalm 95:8 ) and the New Testament (Hebrews 3:8,15 ; 4:7 ) the hardness of Israel's heart served as a warning and a challenge not to react in the same way. Jesus, at one point, alludes to this by rebuking his disciples for the hardness of their hearts (Mark 8:17-21 ).
Ultimately the hardness of the human heart can only be repaired by the grace of God. It is he who can restore us, by taking away our heart of stone and giving us a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 11:18-21 ).
Walter A. Elwell
See also Heart
Bibliography . B. S. Childs, Exodus, pp. 170-75; L. J. Kuyper, SJT (1974): 459-74; H. Rä sä en, The Idea of Divorce Hardening ; K. L. Schmidt, TDNT 5:1028-31.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Hardening of Heart
HARDENING OF HEART.—(a) The relation in Scripture between the blood and the life (Leviticus 17:11) is such that the heart is naturally ‘the typical centre of personal life’ (cf. Westcott on Hebrews 4:12 and 1 John 1:7 Add. Notes); the seat of understanding (1 Kings 3:9; 1 Kings 3:12), affection (Deuteronomy 6:5), will (Jeremiah 5:23), character (1 Kings 9:4, Ezekiel 11:21); the fountain at which all issues (Proverbs 4:23) may receive a Divine direction, (b) It is described as tender (2 Kings 22:18 f.), hard (Exodus 8:19), of flesh or of stone (Ezekiel 11:19 ff.), not in the popular sense of merciful or cruel, but according to its receptivity (or otherwise) of Divine impressions. Of the Greek words employed to express such hardness the two more remarkable (see below) represent the heart as callous (i.e. ossified) or fat. (c) An important distinction is to be made between two expressions:—(i.) ‘Hardness of heart.’ To a certain extent this is an unavoidable infirmity of man’s natural condition. As such, it is the object of Divine condescension, which (as Christ directly asserts) is the explanation of much OT legislation (Matthew 19:8 ||). It is referred to in the Gospels as (1) σκληροκαρδία, Matthew 19:8 || Mark 10:5 [1]; as (2) καρδ. πεπωρωμένη, Mark 6:52; Mark 8:17. (ii.) ‘Hardening of heart.’ This is a voluntary process: the object therefore of Divine condemnation (cf. Matthew 11:20 ff; Matthew 13:15; Matthew 23:37 ff., Romans 2:5). Its active nature, as distinguished from passive infirmity, is indicated by the form πώρωσις, Mark 3:5 (cf. Romans 11:25, Ephesians 4:18), in contrast to the pf. pt. pass. Mark 6:52; Mark 8:17. (d) Hardening is represented, alternatively with conversion, as a direct consequence of contact with grace and the gospel (Matthew 13:15, John 3:19 f., John 9:39; cf. 2 Corinthians 5:10). The origin of the process is variously stated, according to the side from which it is viewed. Thus—(1) The heart is hardened, as though by the action of a mechanical law: Matthew 13:15 = Isaiah 6:10 LXX Septuagint (cf. Acts 19:9, Romans 11:7; Romans 11:25, 2 Corinthians 3:14). (2) Man hardens his heart. This aspect, though necessarily involved in man’s responsibility and often stated in the OT (Exodus 9:34, 1 Samuel 6:8, 2 Chronicles 36:13), is not expressly referred to in the NT, except in Hebrews 3:8 = Psalms 95:8. (3) God hardens it: John 12:40 = a paraphrase of Isaiah 6:10; see Westcott, ad loc., and cf. Romans 9:18. This is often known as ‘judicial hardening’: it is ‘the inexorable law of moral consequence’ (Westcott on Hebrews 3:8). It comes to pass that ‘he who will not turn at last cannot. And God, who established that law of man’s nature, is said in Scripture to do that which occurs under it or results from it’ (Vaughan on Romans 9:18). (e) In the OT the typical case is that of Pharaoh; in which all three statements are remarkably exemplified (Exodus 7:14; Exodus 8:15; Exodus 9:12). Bunyan’s ‘Man in the iron cage’ is a powerful picture of hardening in its final stage: at the same time, the man who is past repentance is usually past feeling (Ephesians 4:18 f.).
F. S. Ranken.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Heart
HEART.—In the NT ‘heart’ (καρδία) is the word most commonly used to denote the inner nature of man, the secret core of his being, where the springs of his intellectual and moral activity reside. In this, its general significance, it is the equivalent of the Hebrew term לֵב or לֵבָב in the OT. Originally employed to designate the bodily organ which is the centre of the animal life, it came by a natural process of thought to be applied to the invisible centre of the thinking and responsible life. In this sense it occurs with notable frequency in the Gospels; but there, like the corresponding word in the OT, whilst always referring to man’s interior nature, it is used in a variety of applications, according to the particular functions or aspects of that nature which are meant to be expressed. This is the ease also in the other NT writings.
i. Shades of meaning in the Gospels.—Heart in the Gospels is variously regarded—
1. As the faculty of thought, intelligence, and memory.—Persons are spoken of as pondering (Luke 2:19), musing (Luke 3:15), reasoning (Luke 5:22), having thoughts arising (Matthew 9:4, Luke 9:47; Luke 24:38) in their heart; understanding or not with their heart (Matthew 13:15, Mark 6:52; Mark 8:17); keeping, or laying up, things said or done, in their heart (Luke 1:56; Luke 2:51).
2. As the seat of the affections, emotions, and passions:—e.g. of love for God (Matthew 22:37, Luke 10:27), for earthly or heavenly treasure (Matthew 6:19-21); of joy (John 16:22, Luke 24:32); of sorrow (John 14:1; John 16:8); of forgivingness (Matthew 18:35), purity (Matthew 5:8), humility (Matthew 11:29); of good or evil dispositions (Matthew 12:34-35), perverse inclination (Matthew 5:28, Matthew 24:48), luxurious tastes and desires (Luke 21:34).
3. As the source of purpose and volition.—The disciples are enjoined to settle in their hearts not to meditate what they shall say (Luke 21:14); the fell design of Judas was put into his heart by Satan (John 13:2); the adulterous act is virtually done in the intention of the heart (Matthew 5:28).
4. As the organ of moral discernment and religious belief, i.e. of conscience and faith.—Reproofs are given for the hardness of heart which prevents the reception of the truth (Matthew 19:8, Mark 3:5; Mark 16:14), and for slowness of heart to believe (Luke 24:25); there is an exhortation not to doubt in the heart, but believe (Mark 11:23); and the pure in heart have the promise of Divine illumination (Matthew 5:8).
In one passage only we find the phrase ‘the heart of the earth’ (Matthew 12:40).
ii. Christ’s emphasis on the heart.—The superlative importance which Christ attached to the heart and its right condition was one of the pre-eminent characteristics of His teaching. He possessed an unrivalled insight into the workings of the heart (John 2:24-25), and could read what was going on there with a penetration and accuracy often startling (Matthew 9:4; Matthew 12:25; Matthew 22:18, Mark 2:8, Luke 9:47). But His unique peculiarity was the seriousness and persistency with which He dealt with the heart, and laboured for its purification as the one concern vital to the well-being of men. To the heart He always appealed, and on its deepest instincts He sought to bring His influence to bear; and although in many of His utterances the heart is not expressly named, it is still obvious that He had it directly in view. This was the ‘inwardness’ which constituted His great secret. The main points on which He insisted were:
1. The heart as the source of all the good or the evil in men’s lives.—He dwelt on this with special earnestness—e.g. in His reply to the tradition-bound objectors, ‘Out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries,’ etc., ‘the things which defile a man’ (John 3:3-75 f.); and in that suggestive saying, ‘A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good, and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil’ (Luke 6:45); and the idea is to be found running through all His teaching.
2. The dispositions and motives of the heart as determining the religious value of actions.—Jesus unfailingly taught that the test of a man’s worth before God was not the outward propriety of his conduct, but the heart-inclinations and purposes by which he was swayed (Luke 16:15). Even a correctly decorous Pharisee like Simon did not stand so high in the Divine estimation as the frail woman who had erred sadly, because, while he was proud and self-satisfied in his moral respectability, she, amid all her failings, was melted into heartfelt penitence and gratitude (Luke 7:36-39). A man’s conduct may be free from all formal commission of impurity, but if he lust after a woman in his heart, the stain of impurity is already incurred (Matthew 5:28). Many things outwardly right and proper were done by the religionists of His day—seasons of prayer duly observed, alms given, etc.—which yet He pronounced to be of little moral value because done from a false motive, the desire for social credit, ‘to be seen of men’ (Matthew 6:2; Matthew 6:5). On the other hand, humble and obscure actions, like the widow’s offering and the publican’s supplication, He declared to be of inestimable worth in the eye of Heaven, by reason of the genuine heart-feeling from which they sprang (Mark 12:41-44, Luke 18:13-14). And in the great Judgment-picture (Matthew 25:31-46), He made it clear that it is the frank, unaffected generosity of the heart, finding expression in deeds of simple dutifulness, that ranks high in the Father’s sight and secures the reward of immortal blessedness. Always and everywhere He pierced below surface appearances, and demanded inner rectitude as the criterion of worth.
3. The regeneration of the heart as essential both to a right relation to God and to true happiness.—The repentance Jesus preached meant a change of heart (Matthew 4:17; Matthew 9:13, Luke 13:3); the conversion He urged as a necessity was a turning of the heart to God as the source of life and grace (Matthew 13:15, Mark 4:12, John 12:40), a restoration of the childlike spirit (Matthew 18:3), a new birth within, apart from which it is impossible to enjoy the blessings of the heavenly Kingdom (1618529680_87).
iii. Evils counteracted by Christ’s teaching.—Of these, four at least may be specially noted:
1. A pretentious ecclesiasticism.—Men’s minds were drawn away from dependence on the mere institutional aspects of religion, and confronted with the absolute necessity of internal righteousness. When orthodox Jews took a stand on their connexion with an ancient religious organization with its high covenanted privileges, and boasted of being children of Abraham, Christ flatly challenged their right to such a title, because of the vile purposes they cherished in their hearts, which proved that they did not possess Abraham’s spirit (John 8:39). He avowed that a scorned publican like Zacchaeus, who was outside the pale of ecclesiastical recognition, was more truly a son of Abraham, in virtue of the higher dispositions which had been stirred in his heart, and which placed him in the line of moral and spiritual descent (Luke 19:9). Again, in face of the arrogant presumption that restricted Divine blessing and salvation to those within the bounds of Judaism and its religious system, He held up the kind services of a generous heart as sufficient to raise even a Samaritan to a level of equal worth before God (Luke 10:30-37).
2. An external ceremonialism.—Jesus attacked, sometimes with fiery indignation, the superficiality of that righteousness which was based on a punctilious attention to certain prescribed observances,—the tithing of mint and cummin, when justice, mercy, and the faith of the heart were neglected (Matthew 23:23, Luke 11:42); the fastings which had no genuine penitence behind them (Matthew 6:17-18); the careful washing of hands, while the heart was inwardly defiled (Matthew 15:2-3). It was His dominant idea that on the disposition of the heart the spiritual value of worship depends (John 4:24), and He had strong warnings to utter against the offerings at the altar when sinister feelings were nursed within (Matthew 5:23), and the ascription of honour to God with the lips while the heart was far from Him (Matthew 15:8). With scathing rebukes He exposed the pretensions of those who claimed peculiar sanctity on the ground of their ceremonial scrupulousness, characterizing them as whited sepulchres, outwardly fair, but inwardly full of uncleanness (Matthew 23:27). Thus He represented all external acts of righteousness which do not spring out of an upright, pious heart as a mere hypocritical show, and not real righteousness (Matthew 6:1-6).
3. A legalistic moralism.—In view of the fact that the great spiritual ideas inculcated by the prophets had been hardened into fixed laws and rules, in formal obedience to which righteousness was made to consist, Christ’s endeavour to recall men to the supreme importance of inner motive was calculated to exert a powerful effect. The confidence which many had in their moral respectability was necessarily shaken when they found themselves forced to look within, and judge themselves by something higher than a legal standard; as, e.g., in the case of the young man who had great possessions, and whose conduct outwardly was without reproach (Matthew 19:16-22). And there can be little doubt that the uneasiness and irritation created among the professedly religious classes by Christ’s teaching was largely due to the consciousness it wakened in them of the insufficiency of the grounds on which their claim to righteousness was based. In the light of the stress He laid on the hidden springs of action in the heart, their moral regularity of life, founded on mere conformity to laws and rules, was bound to appear unsatisfactory and poor.
4. A self-sufficient secularism.—Such teaching, setting the renewed dispositions of the heart far above the riches and honours of the world in value, supplied a potent counteractive to the proud security and self-assumption which prosperous worldliness is apt to beget. It forced home the sense of something wanting within, even when the outward fortunes were flourishing. The parable of the Rich Fool is a vivid picture of the real poverty of the man who trusts in his worldly success and is not rich in the things that belong to the inner life (Luke 12:16-21); while in the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus there is another picture, fitted to break down the self-confidence of the prosperous, showing that the day will come when conditions may be reversed, and when heart-qualities alone will determine the status and happiness of men (Luke 16:19-31).
iv. The revivifying effect on religion.—By His insistence on the heart as the vital element in righteousness, Christ transformed the whole character of religion. He made it (1) living,—not mechanical, a matter of prescribed and outwardly imposed form, but dynamical, a free, spontaneous spring of high purpose and feeling; not something put on, but a bent and impulse of the spirit within. Thus He gave religion an elasticity and perpetual vitality which prophesy for it permanence and power,—‘a well of water springing up unto everlasting life’ (John 4:14). He made it (2) effectually operative,—an energizing force, working itself out in practical life, impressing its hallowed ideas and aims on the world of affairs, and proving its reality by the heightened quality of the actions to which it leads. And He made it (3) a gracious influence,—commending itself to the general conscience, winning reverence, inspiring self-devotion, and transmitting from heart to heart fervours of aspiration after the things of God.
Literature.—Cremer, Bib. Theol. Lex. s.v. καρδἰα; art. ‘Herz’ in PRE [1] 3 [2] ; Wendt, Teaching of Jesus, i. 265 ff.; Martensen, Christian Ethics (Individual), 80 ff.; Weiss, Bib. Theol. of NT, i. 124.
G. M ‘Hardy.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Slowness of Heart
SLOWNESS OF HEART.—A disposition which our Lord discerned in His disciples, especially in relation to His Person and work (Luke 24:25 βραδεῖς τῇ καρδίᾳ). He connects it with ‘emptiness of mind’ (ἀνόητος, cf. Bengel, who paraphrases, ‘void of mind and slow of heart’) as the joint cause of their failure to understand and believe the testimony of the prophets concerning Himself. This dual disposition is characteristic of the disciples’ attitude toward the whole of Christ’s teaching (cf. Matthew 15:15-17; Matthew 16:8-12, John 14:9); and the order in which the epithets are employed in Luke 24:25 suggests that slowness of heart is the root from which dulness of mind concerning spiritual truth springs. The disciples believed, but slowly, and with a heavy heart. There was an element of reluctance in their faith. Jesus was not the sort of Messiah they expected, and His teaching was not the kind of teaching they desired. He and His words, in consequence, encountered in their hearts an unwillingness to believe which generated, in its turn, failure to understand. Slowness of heart thus reveals a moral fault. The free action of faith is hindered by prejudice of one kind or another. The will is biassed in a different direction (cf. John 7:17). As Godet says, ‘If they had embraced the living God with more fervent faith, the fact of the resurrection would not have been so strange to their hopes’ (Com. on St. Luke’s Gospel, vol. ii. p. 354). Slowness of heart is the opposite extreme to that over-quickness of faith which our Lord stigmatized in the parable of the Sower under the figure of the rocky ground. Between these extremes there is a quickness of heart which is ready to believe whatever bears the sufficient warrant of the Word of God. Of this quickness Nathanael is a striking instance (John 1:45-49). Thomas, on the other hand, illustrates slowness of heart, while Christ’s treatment of him shows us how He deals with such slow believers and quickens their faith into great confessions (John 20:24-29).
James Mursell.
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Mercy: Dissolves the Heart
You may have heard of some persons condemned to execution, who at the scaffold have been so obdurate and still-necked that not a cry or a tear came from them; yet, just as they have been going to lay their necks upon the block, when a pardon has come, and they were at once discharged from guilt, imprisonment, and death, they that could not weep a tear before, no sooner saw the pardon sealed, and themselves acquitted, than they dissolved into tears of joy, thankfulness, and surprise. So it is with believers. The more they see Christ in the pardon of sin, and the love of God in Christ to receive and embrace them, the more they melt.: Tobias Crisp.
Webster's Dictionary - Heart-Eating
(a.) Preying on the heart.
Webster's Dictionary - Heart-Wounded
(a.) Wounded to the heart with love or grief.
Webster's Dictionary - Heart-Spoon
(n.) A part of the breastbone.
Webster's Dictionary - Pseudo-Heart
(n.) Any contractile vessel of invertebrates which is not of the nature of a real heart, especially one of those pertaining to the excretory system.
Webster's Dictionary - Heart-Whole
(1):
(a.) With unbroken courage; undismayed.
(2):
(a.) Having the heart or affections free; not in love.
(3):
(a.) Of a single and sincere heart.
Webster's Dictionary - Heart
(1):
(n.) A hollow, muscular organ, which, by contracting rhythmically, keeps up the circulation of the blood.
(2):
(v. t.) To give heart to; to hearten; to encourage; to inspirit.
(3):
(v. i.) To form a compact center or heart; as, a hearting cabbage.
(4):
(n.) One of a series of playing cards, distinguished by the figure or figures of a heart; as, hearts are trumps.
(5):
(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.
(6):
(n.) Courage; courageous purpose; spirit.
(7):
(n.) A term of affectionate or kindly and familiar address.
(8):
(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.
(9):
(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.
(10):
(n.) Vigorous and efficient activity; power of fertile production; condition of the soil, whether good or bad.
(11):
(n.) Vital part; secret meaning; real intention.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart
A religious congregation formed as an independent foundation at Philadelphia in 1921 by a group of nuns who were members of the Grey Nuns of the Cross. The congregation undertakes any good work, such as teaching and the direction of charitable institutions; it Numbers 15 houses, including D'Youville College (Buffalo), schools and academies, hospitals, an orphanage, and a home for the aged in the archdioceses of Boston and Philadelphia, and the dioceses of Brooklyn, Buffalo, Trenton, and Ogdensburg. The mother-house is at Melrose Park, near Philadelphia. See also:
GreyNun.Org
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Amadeus of the Heart of Jesus, Mother Mary
Ursuline missionary among the Indians, born Akron, Ohio, 1846; died Seattle, Washington, 1920. Elected superior at Toledo, 1874, she founded twelve Indian missions in Montana and the missions of Yukon Delta, Saint Michaels, and Valdez, in Alaska, and was appointed provincial superior of the northern United States.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Double Heart
1 Chronicles 12:33 (a) A heart which is divided in its loyalty and fealty is referred to here. These men were not partly for David and partly for Saul. They were all for David only.
Psalm 12:2 (a) This describes the hypocrite's heart. He pretends to love his neighbor but secretly works against him.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Harden (the Heart)
Exodus 7:13 (a) By this type is described that one who deliberately refuses to listen to GOD's Word, or to obey His voice. This rebellious spirit shuts GOD out of his life deliberately. The expression occurs in many places, and we give just a few of the references. Exodus 9:12; Exodus 10:1; Exodus 11:10; Deuteronomy 2:30; Matthew 19:8; Mark 3:5.
2 Kings 17:14 (a) Reference is made by this figure to the way that a horse stiffens its neck so that the driver cannot guide the head to the right or to the left. The horse usually does this when it is frightened or angry, takes the bit firmly in its teeth, stiffens the neck and then runs away out of control. The Lord does not want us to act toward Him that way. (See Nehemiah 9:16).
Job 9:4 (a) This word describes the firm determination of any person to rebel against GOD, to refuse the teaching of His Word, and to reject GOD's counsel. Such a one cannot expect the blessing of GOD either in this life, or the next.
Job 39:16 (a) In this figure we see that the mother bird has lost her love for her babies and goes away to leave them without care, food or protection. This is most unnatural, and it is unnatural that one who enjoys the blessing of GOD should turn away from that wonderful Lord.
Daniel 5:20 (a) By this word is described a mind that has turned against GOD and is opposed to GOD's thoughts and GOD's will. It is the mind of an egotist who relegates all power and glory to himself in rebellion against the living GOD.
Hebrews 3:8 (a) We may refuse to bow to GOD's promises of deliverance, refuse to let Him be our Deliverer, reject Him as our Captain, and try to run our own lives by our wits and wisdom. This is the meaning of "harden." (See Hebrews 4:2).
Acts 19:9 (a) In this way the Lord is telling us that, after hearing the preaching of the Word, some decided not to accept it, but rather to oppose it. This kind of heart is sometimes called a "stony" heart. (See Ezekiel 11:19).
Hebrews 3:13 (a) Sin tends to turn the heart from GOD, and to keep the soul from being influenced by the Holy Spirit. The heart ceases to respond to the love and the grace, and the mind ceases to believe and obey GOD's will.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Heart
The heart is often referred to in scripture as the seat of the affections and of the passions, also of wisdom and understanding — hence we read of 'the wise in heart,' also the Lord gave to Solomon 'a wise and understanding heart.' It is the centre of a man's being. But before the deluge God's verdict of man was that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Genesis 6:5 . A similar verdict is found in Genesis 8:21 , after Noah came out of the ark. And the Lord said, Out of the heart of man proceed evil thoughts and every form of wickedness. Mark 7:21 . The law required man to love God with all his heart. The reception of the gospel must be in the heart, Romans 10:9 ; and God enables a hearer to receive the good news in 'an honest and good heart,' upon which there is fruit. Luke 8:15 . In new creation there is a 'pure heart,' the Christian being led by the Holy Spirit. 1 Timothy 1:5 ; 2 Timothy 2:22 ; 1 Peter 1:22 .
Whyte's Dictionary of Bible Characters - Paul's Great Heaviness And Continual Sorrow of Heart
PAUL'S all-but complete blindness to the beauties of nature and to the attractions of art, as well as his all-but absolute indifference to the classic sites and scenes of Greece and Rome, has been often remarked on, and has been often lamented over. Paul's utter insensibility has been often set in severe contrast to our Lord's much-applauded love of nature. Calvin also has suffered no little vituperation for sitting all day over his Institutes, and never once lifting up his eyes to give us a description of the Alps overhead. The prince of Scripture commentators will never be forgiven for never having once stood up in rapture over the sun-risings and the sun-settings on the eternal snows. Pascal also has come under the same condemnation because he could see no scenery anywhere much worth wondering at outside the immortal soul of man. And we are all at one in despising and spurning St. Bernard because he rode a whole day along the shores of the lake of Geneva with his monk's cowl so drawn down over his eyes that he had to ask his host at sunset where that famous water was which he had heard so many people talking so much about. Now, I am not going to put forward any defence or excuse of mine for Paul's limitations and insensibilities. The very most I shall attempt to do is to offer you some possible explanation of that great heaviness of mind, and that great sorrow of heart, which has lost Paul the full approval of so many of his best friends. How was it possible for Paul to travel through those so famous scenes, how was it possible for him to live in those so classic cities, and never to give us a single sentence about persons and places, the very names of which make our modern hearts to beat fast in our bosoms to this day?
In vain to me the smiling mornings shine,And reddening Phœbus lifts his golden fire;The birds in vain their amorous descant join,Or cheerful fields resume their green attire.These ears, alas! for other notes repine;A different object do these eyes require;My lonely anguish meets no heart but mine,And in my breast the imperfect joys expire.Right or wrong; praise Paul or blame him; try to understand him, and to feel with him and for him, or no; the thing is as clear as day, that some iron or other has so entered Paul's soul, and an iron such, that it will never depart from his soul in this world. And, till that rankling spear-head, so to call it, is removed for ever out of Paul's mind and heart in another world than this, say what you will to blame Paul, he has no ear left for the singing of your amorous birds, and no eye left but for that holy whiteness that so stains to his eyes both Mount Salmon and Mont Blanc. Master, said the holiday-minded disciples, see what manner of stones, and what buildings are here. But He turned and said to the twelve, I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how am I straitened till it be accomplished. The immense size of those stones, and the exquisite carving of their capitals, would have interested Him at another time, but His own time was now at hand: and so much so that He could see nothing else, all that terrible week, but Gethsemane and its cup, and Calvary and its cross. And, to come down to His great servant: when Mont Blanc was so full to him of the glory of snow and sunshine on many a Sabbath morning, Calvin was wont to boast it all back into its own place with this out of the Psalms,-"The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill as the hill of Bashan. Why leap ye, ye high hills? This is the hill that God desireth to dwell in: yea, the Lord will dwell in it for ever;" and, so singing, Calvin went up again to Mount Zion. Cicero says somewhere that Plato and Demosthenes, Aristotle and Socrates, might have respectively excelled in each other's province, had it not been that each one of those great men was so absorbed in his own province. And Paul might have been a Christian Herodotus, and a New Testament Pausanias, had it not been for his own absolutely absorbing province of sin and salvation from sin.
All thoughts, all passions, all delights:Whatever stirs this mortal frame;All are but ministers of Love,And feed His sacred flame.Among all the heathenish doxologies of her voluminous devotees, nature has never had half such a noble tribute paid to her true greatness, as Paul pays to her, in three verses of his immortal eighth chapter. All the true lovers of nature: that is to say, all the true worshippers, not of nature, but of Jesus Christ; have by heart, and have deep down in their heart, the famous but wholly unfathomable tribute. Listen to nature's truest prophet, and truest priest, and truest poet, the Apostle Paul. "For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who hath subjected the same in hope. Because the creature itself shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the sons of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves, groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption." Match that, if you can, for a tribute to nature's true greatness. Match that, if you can, out of all your sentimental stuff. You cannot do it. I defy you to do it. Pascal is constantly saying this of man, that man's great misery is the true measure of his greatness. Give me, therefore, Paul's profound lamentation over the bondage, and the vanity, and the groaning, and the travailing of nature; and over the shame, and the sin, and the misery of man her master. And, then, give me his magnificent prophecy over her evangelical future. To all of which profound pathos on the one hand, and to all of which magnificent hope on the other hand, your nature-worshipper's unbroken heart is utterly stupid and dead. Paul was such a great man, and such a great apostle of the Creator and Redeemer both of man and of nature, that, in their present state of sin and misery, and on that account, like his Master, he was a man of inconsolable sorrows. And yet babes at the breast will wail out against the insensibility of that mighty mind and mighty heart; will wail out at his insensibility and indifference to those toys and trifles that so sanctify and satisfy them, as they so often assure us. Whatever may be the true explanation of your entire satisfaction with nature, and with art, and with travel, and with yourself, this is undoubtedly the true explanation of Paul's great heaviness and continual sorrow of heart. The tremendous catastrophe of the fall of man, and the fall of all nature around man,-that, to Paul, was so ever-present and so all-possessing, that there is no alleviation of his awful pain of heart on account of all that. At any rate, there is no alleviation or relief for him in the colour of the morning or evening sky, or in the shape of the hills, or in the music of the woods and the waters. Miserable comforters are all these things to Paul's broken heart; but, most miserable of all, your mountebank comforters among men, who would thrust things like these upon Paul's profound and inappeasable sorrow. "A man in distress," says John Foster, "has peculiarly a right not to be trifled with by the application of unadapted expedients: since insufficient consolations but mock him, and deceptive consolations betray him." The whole truth about Paul, above all other mortal men, is this. Paul is so intensely religious in his whole mind, and heart, and imagination, and temperament, and taste: he is so utterly and absolutely godly; he is such an out-and-out Christian man and Christian apostle: he is so consumed continually with his hunger and his thirst after righteousness: he is so captivated, enthralled, and enraptured with the beauty of holiness, that nothing will ever satisfy Paul, either for nature, or for art, or for travel, or for man, or for himself, short of the new heavens and the new earth. And until that day dawns, and that day-star arises in Paul's heart, whatever you and I may do, he will continue to look, not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. Renan sometimes hits the mark in a manner that both surprises and rebukes us. "Paul," says that truly wonderful writer, "belongs wholly to another world than this present world. Paul's Parnassus and Olympus; his sunrises and his sunsets; his whole Greece, and Rome, and Holy Land itself, are all elsewhere, and not here."
But not amidst nature and art and travel only, but amidst far better things than these, men like Paul are often made men of sorrow and of a heavy heart. "How, now, good friend, whither away after this burdened manner? A burdened manner indeed, as ever I think poor creature had. Hast thou a wife and children? Yes; but I am so laden with this burden, that I cannot take that pleasure in them as I once thought I would. Methinks, I am as if I had them not." A bold passage, but a right noble passage. A Paul-like passage. Paul had neither wife nor child, but he could not have written a better passage than John Bunyan's above passage, even if he had had as many children as John Bunyan had, and had loved them, and had wept over them, as only John Bunyan could love and weep. At the same time, it would have been an additional relief, and a real and a peculiar support to us, to have had a passage immediately from Paul's own pen on the heaviness of heart that cannot but accompany family life, when a man of Paul's sensibility, and of John Bunyan's sensibility, is at the head of that family. For Paul's most noble lamentation over the out-of-door creation is cold and remote, and is wholly without those bowels and mercies, that would have been stirred in Paul had he walked with a perfect heart before his house at home. But in the absence of Paul on the profoundest aspects of family life, I know nothing better anywhere than the Pilgrim's reply to Mr. Worldly Wiseman; and, some time after, to Charity. To Charity, who, though like the Apostle she has no children of her own body, yet like him, her love, and her imagination, and her genius for the things of the heart, all make her speak to us like a mother in Israel, and all make John Bunyan to speak in reply to her like a father in the same. As Thomas Boston also has it in one of his Shakespearian passages: "Man is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed from that quarter. All is vanity and vexation of spirit. But I have waited for Thy salvation, O Lord."
Why are the ungodly generally so jocund? asks Thomas Shepard. Partly, he answers, their want of understanding. They may be very eloquent on scenery, and on travel, and on art, and yet the scales may be on their eyes and the shell on their heads all the time as to anything deeper than the surface of things. Most men, he asserts, remain total strangers to themselves, and to their true spiritual state, all their days. And a little after that, this pungentest of preachers goes on to ask why the truly godly are ofttimes so much more sad and melancholy than other people? And among other deep answers he supplies himself and us with this deep answer,-It is not because they are too godly that they are so sad, but because they are not far more godly. They have grace enough to bring them off from casual and worldly delights, but not enough to enable them to live upon the spiritual and eternal world, and to fetch all their comforts from thence. Grace has for ever spoiled their joy in the creature, but they are not yet grown so spiritual as to live upon God, and hence it is that they are found so often hovering in sadness and dissatisfaction between earth and heaven. Thomas Shepard's Ten Virgins, and his Zacchœus, are perfect mines of the profoundest and most experimental truth. Lord Brodie also will give us his testimony on this same subject out of his heavy-hearted diary. Brodie was not Paul, nor Pascal, nor Bunyan, nor even Thomas Shepard, but he had sufficient heaviness of mind and sorrow of heart to purchase him a right and a title to be listened to on this matter now in hand. "I never could allow myself," he says, "much exuberant joy in any created thing. But I have always exercised myself to hold every such thing soberly and ready to be surrendered up." And a far better man, our own dear Halyburton, has much the same thing to tell us. "The strong power of sin that I found still remaining in me, and the disturbances thence arising, made life not desirable; and a prospect of final and complete riddance by death, made death appear much more eligible."
But to come back before we close to what we began with, that is to say, the true place of nature in the religious, and especially in the Christian, life. And instead of offering you my own weak words on such a high subject, take this classical passage out of the diary of Thomas Shepard's great pupil in the things of the soul, the greatest man, Dr. Duncan is inclined to think, since Aristotle. We all know the use that our Lord makes of nature in His preaching. Well, here are some examples of the uses that Jonathan Edwards makes of nature also. "Immediately after my conversion, God's excellency began to appear to me in everything-in the sun, in the moon, in the stars, in the waters, and in all nature. The Son of God created this world for this very end, to communicate to us through it a certain image of His own excellency, so that when we are delighted with flowery meadows and gentle breezes of wind we may see in all that only the sweet benevolence of Jesus Christ. When we behold the fragrant rose and the snow-white lily, we are to see His love and His purity. Even so the green trees, and the songs of birds, what are they but the emanations of His infinite joy and benignity? The crystal rivers and murmuring streams, what are they but the footsteps of His favour and grace and beauty? When we behold the brightness of the sun, the golden edges of the evening cloud, or the beauteous rainbow spanning the whole heaven, we but behold some adumbration of His glory and His goodness. And, without any doubt, this is the reason that Christ is called the Sun of Righteousness, the Morning Star, the Rose of Sharon, and the Lily of the Valley, the appletree among the trees of the wood, a bundle of myrrh, a roe, and a young hart. But we see the most proper image of the beauty of Christ when we see the beauty of the soul of man." So far the greatest mind since Aristotle.
But, now that I have come to an end, I see now that I might have spared both you and myself also all this time and trouble. For our Lord's great words, "they began to be merry"; and the elder's great words that "God would wipe away all tears from their eyes"; those two Holy Scriptures, rightly understood, rightly imagined, and rightly taken to heart, would, of themselves, alone, have saved both you and me this long and superfluous discourse tonight.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Heart
The word "heart" is used in the Scriptures to indicate many attitudes of the mind and many various kinds of affections and reactions. It is described as being deceitful in Jeremiah 17:9. This evidently means that it will lead us astray by its feelings and its attitudes so that we must not trust in our own desires, but rather be led by the Word of GOD.
We read that the Lord searches the heart, Jeremiah 17:10. By this is indicated that the Lord examines our motives, desires and feelings to see if they agree with His will.
In Joshua 24:23 we read about the heart that is inclined to the Lord.
Our Lord spoke of being "in the heart of the earth." Matthew 12:40. This does not refer to the grave which is on the surface of the earth. It refers to hell, which is actually in the center of this earth. The Lord JESUS did go down to that part of hell where the Old Testament saints were kept in conscious comfort until the Lord JESUS would shed His Blood for them. After Calvary, He went down into this place and "led captivity captive." They were now ready to go into GOD's presence because His Blood had blotted out their sins. The blood of the sacrifices which they had brought only covered their sins.
There is an honest and good heart described in Luke 8:15. This refers to that sweet attitude of confidence and trust in GOD wherein the person listens with a hunger and a thirst for the revelation of GOD's will through His Word. It indicates that this person loves to receive GOD's instructions, and to accept GOD's provisions.
A broken heart is described in Psalm 34:18, and Psalm 51:17. By this expression is meant that deep grief has fallen upon that friend, tears have flowed, the shadows have fallen, and grief has stricken the spirit.
In Hebrews 3:12 we read of an "evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God." Those who are afflicted in this way are those who doubt GOD, refuse to believe His promise, and seek relief from some other source. They do not believe that GOD is a living Person who will actually work on their behalf.
At the end of the Old Testament in Malachi 4:6, we read of a heart that is turned unto the Lord. This is a work of the Spirit of GOD in causing the mind and the desire of the person to come back to GOD from paths of disobedience and sin.
The stony heart is described in Ezekiel 11:19, and chapter 36:26. This describes the person who steadfastly and stubbornly refuses to believe GOD's Word, and will not have the authority of GOD in his life. He is not moved by any preaching, nor stirred by any invitation. The Word of GOD makes no impression on his soul.
The heart that fails describes that one who is overcome with fear, horror and despair. He has no strength left for the conflict. He is made weak. He seems to be helpless and hopeless. This heart is described in1Sa17:32, and in Luke 21:26.
We read in2Co3:3 of the fleshy heart. This passage really refers to the physical heart which is made of flesh. Somehow and in some mysterious way the Spirit of GOD works in our souls to bring about deep feelings of worship, love and devotion. One really does feel it in the bosom when those emotions arise.
The understanding heart is mentioned in1Ki3:9,12. The thought is that there is a deep and confiding trustful interest in GOD and in His Word. The figure is in contrast with a simple, mental knowledge which does not affect the life nor the actions.
The expression found in Luke 24:25 "slow of heart" refers to, that attitude of the heart wherein the person questions the truth of GOD's statements, and hesitates about believing in the Word and work of CHRIST JESUS.
One miracle of GOD's grace is found in the expression "the multitude was of one heart."
Acts 4:32. By this we understand that all this great crowd thought alike, felt alike, acted alike, and planned alike. What a wonderful church this would make. The expression "lay it to heart" describes that attitude in which one will accept the Word that he hears, and will apply it to his own soul. He will make the message a personal message to his own self, and will seek to act upon it. This is true in Ecclesiastes 7:2; Isaiah 47:7; Malachi 2:2.
Genesis 6:6 (a) This represents GOD's innermost feelings in regard to His dealings and relationships with men.
Job 23:16 (a) The troubles and sorrows that had come upon Job caused him to be very tender and soft in his spirit so that there was no pride, hardness, nor self-sufficiency in his heart.
Proverbs 16:1 (a) By this figure is represented the feelings and the desires of men.
Jeremiah 17:9-10 (a) This type represents the purposes and the desires which actuate the thoughts and actions of men.
Mark 7:21 (a) This figure represents the soul and mind of a human being, his innermost self, his real self.
King James Dictionary - Heart
HEART, n. L. cor, cordis, and allied to Eng.core, or named from motion, pulsation.
1. A muscular viscus, which is the primary organ of the blood's motion in an animal body, situated in the thorax. From this organ all the arteries arise, and in it all the veins terminate. By its alternate dilatation and contraction, the blood is received from the veins, and returned through the arteries, by which means the circulation is carried on and life preserved. 2. The inner part of any thing the middle part or interior as the heart of a country, kingdom or empire the heart of a town the heart of a tree. 3. The chief part the vital part the vigorous or efficacious part. 4. The seat of the affections and passions, as of love, joy, grief, enmity, courage, pleasure &c. The heart is deceitful above all things. Every imagination of the thoughts of the heart is evil continually. We read of an honest and good heart, and an evil heart of unbelief, a willing heart, a heavy heart, sorrow of heart, a hard heart, a proud heart, a pure heart. The heart faints in adversity, or under discouragement, that is, courage fails the heart is deceived, enlarged, reproved, lifted up, fixed, established, moved, &c.
5. By a metonymy, heart is used for an affection or passion, and particularly for love. The king's heart was towards Absalom. 2 Samuel 14 .
6. The seat of the understanding as an understanding heart. We read of men wise in heart, and slow of heart. 7. The seat of the will hence, secret purposes, intentions or designs. There are many devices in a man's heart. The heart of kings is unsearchable. The Lord tries and searches the heart. David had it in his heart to build a house of rest for the ark. Sometimes heart is used for the will, or determined purpose.
The heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Ecclesiastes 8
8. Person character used with respect to courage or kindess. Cheerly, my hearts.
9. Courage spirit as, to take heart to give heart to recover heart. 10. Secret thoughts recesses of the mind. Michal saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord, and she despised him in her heart. 2 Samuel 6
11. Disposition of mind. He had a heart to do well.
12. Secret meaning real intention. And then show you the heart of my message.
13. Conscience, or sense of good or Every man's heart and conscience--doth either like or disallow it.
14. Strength power of producing vigor fertility. Keep the land in heart. That the spent earth may gather heart again.
15. The utmost degree. This gay charm--hath beguiled me
To the very heart of loss.
To get or learn by heart, to commit to memory to learn so perfectly as to be able to repeat without a copy.
To take to heart, to be much affected also, to be zealous, ardent or solicitous about a thing to have concern.
To lay to heart, is used nearly in the sense of the foregoing.
To set the heart on, to fix the desires on to be very desirous of obtaining or keeping to be very fond of.
To set the heart at rest, to make one's self quiet to be tranquil or easy in mind.
To find in the heart, to be willing or disposed.
I find it in my heart to ask your pardon.
For my heart, for tenderness or affection.
I could not for my heart refuse his request.
Or, this phrase may signify, for my life if my life was at stake.
I could not get him for my heart to do it.
To speak to one's heart,in Scripture, to speak kindly to to comfort to encourage.
To have in the heart, to purpose to have design or intention.
A hard heart, cruelty want of sensibility.
Webster's Dictionary - White-Heart
(n.) A somewhat heart-shaped cherry with a whitish skin.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Heart
Heart. Acts 16:14 The seat of the affections, desires, hopes, and motives. John 14:1; Esther 1:10. The term is also used by the Bible writers to designate the understanding, 1 Corinthians 2:9, and intellectual perceptions. It is further a general term for the spiritual nature of man. Isaiah 1:5; 2 Corinthians 4:6. In the latter passage the apostle speaks of the light shining in our hearts, teaching us of Christ as the one who reveals God. The heart is declared to be corrupt and full of evil, Ecclesiastes 9:3, and deceit, Jeremiah 17:9, the seat of sin and crime, Matthew 15:19, as also of faith. Romans 10:10. The Lord "looketh on the heart," 1 Samuel 16:7, in contrast to the outward appearance, and we are commanded to cultivate it, as the most important part of our nature, rather than external appearances. Proverbs 4:4; Joel 2:13. The expression, "to speak in the heart," 1 Samuel 1:13, is synonymous with "to think."
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Heart
The heart in all languages is considered as the leading principle of action and of character.
"A good man, (saith the Lord Jesus) out of the good treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man, out of the evil treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is evil; for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh." (Luke 6:45) Hence a change of circumstances in spiritual concerns, from darkness to light, is called"the taking away the heart of stone, and giving an heart of flesh, turning the heart of the fathers to the children, and the children to the fathers."Hence the Lord saith, in reference to his whole church, "I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever." (Jeremiah 32:39)
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Hardness of Heart
We meet with this expression very often in the word of God, and for the most part connected with the blindness of the heart. Thus, it is said, (Mark 3:5) the Redeemer was grieved for the hardness of their hearts; the margin of the Bible renders it the blindness of their hearts. So again, in Paul's Epistle to the Romans, (Romans 11:25) it is said, that "blindness in part is happened to Israel."In the margin, blindness is rendered hardness. And in 2 Corinthians 3:14, there the expression is, that "their minds were blinded." From these, and the like passages, it is plain, that the terms are one and the same, and both mean hardness of heart unfavourable to the reception of divine impressions. But what I beg the reader yet more particularly to mark in the phrase that not unfrequently in Scripture this blindness and hardness of the heart is ascribed to the Lord's act. Thus in Isaiah the church in her prayer saith, "O Lord! why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear!" (Isaiah 63:17) And in John 12:39-40. it is said, that "they could not believe, because that Esaias had said, He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their hearts." This memorable passage of the prophet Isaiah, which is in Isaiah 6:9-10, hath been considered so very important by God the Holy Ghost, that he caused it to be quoted by all the four Evangelists, once in the Acts of the Apostles, and once in the Epistle to the Romans. (Matthew 13:14-15; Mark 4:12; Luke 8:10; John 12:39-40; Acts 28:25-27; Romans 11:8) But it is remarkable, at the same time, in those quotations, how the hardening the heart by the Lord is blended with the hardening of the heart by themselves. In the passage as quoted by Matthew, it is expressly said, that their eyes they have closed. And the same expression is used by Paul in his quotation. (Acts 28:27) And is there the least contradiction in the account? Most certainly not; the very original passage in the prophet explains itself. "Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes." And may not the Lord be said to do this, when in a fulness of blessings of his providence the tables of such men are so flowing over, that the bountiful hand which spreads the whole is lost and hidden from their view in a cloud of his own gifts? And when men become intoxicated, and over fed, and their eyes bloated with fatness, so that they neither discern the Lord's hand, yea, sometimes they see not one another, may not the Lord be said to make their heart fat, and their eyes heavy, by thus furnishing the means, while the beasts themselves, by abusing the bounties of the Lord (which, if rightly used, would have made them his blessed instruments in disposing of them to feed the hungry bellies of the poor), may be truly said no less to close their own eyes, and to harden their own hearts?
I must not dismiss this article without taking with it the observation, how suited the Lord. Jesus is to remedy all the evils of a hardened heart, and the blinded eye, in that lovely commission of his, "to heal the broken in heart, and to give sight to them that were blind." A broken heart, in the full sense of the word, is a dead heart, and the blind in Scripture is where the eyes are put out, as in the instance of Zedekiah. (See Jeremiah 52:11) And in the similar case of Samson, whose eyes were bored out, for so the expression hath it in the margin of the Bible. (Judges 16:21) And where the Lord Jesus exerciseth his grace, his almighty work is described under the strong term of making a new heart, taking away "the heart of stone, and giving an heart of flesh; making all things new." Hence the apostle saith, "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature." (2 Corinthians 5:17) Thus without Christ the heart of all men is for ever hardened. And with Christ's sovereign grace, he, and he alone, can make every faculty "willing in the day of his power." (Psalms 110:3)
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Heart
A. Noun.
Lêb (לֵב, Strong's #3820), “heart; mind; midst.” Lêb and its synonym lêbab appear 860 times in the Old Testament. The law, prophets, and Psalms often speak of the “heart.” The root occurs also in Akkadian, Assyrian, Egyptian, Ugaritic, Aramaic, Arabic, and post-biblical Hebrew. The corresponding Aramaic nouns occur seven times in the Book of Daniel.
“Heart” is used first of man in Gen. 6:5: “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” In Gen. 6:6 lêb is used of God: “And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.”
“Heart” may refer to the organ of the body: “And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy place …” (Exod. 28:29); “… [1] took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom …” (2 Sam. 18:14); “My heart panteth …” (Ps. 38:10). Lêb may also refer to the inner part or middle of a thing: “… and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea” (Exod. 15:8); “… and the mountain burned with fire in the midst [2] of heaven …” (Deut. 4:11, KJV)“Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea …” (Prov. 23:34).
Lêbab can be used of the inner man, contrasted to the outer man, as in Deut. 30:14: “But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it” (cf. Joel 2:13); “… man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart” (1 Sam. 16:7). Lêbab is often compounded with “soul” for emphasis, as in 2 Chron. 15:12; “And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul” (cf. 2 Chron. 15:15). Nepesh (“soul; life; self”) is translated “heart” fifteen times in the KJV. Each time, it connotes the “inner man”: “For as he thinketh in his heart [3], so is he” (Prov. 23:7).
Lêb can be used of the man himself or his personality: “Then Abraham fell upon his face and laughed, and said in his heart, …” (Gen. 17:17); “… my heart had great experience …” (Eccl. 1:16). Lêb is also used of God in this sense: “And I will give you pastors according to mine heart” (Jer. 3:15).
The seat of desire, inclination, or will can be indicated by “heart”: “Pharaoh’s heart is hardened …” (Exod. 7:14); “… whosoever is of a willing heart, let him bring it …” (Exod. 35:5; cf. vv. 21, 29); “I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart …” (Ps. 86:12). Lêb is also used of God in this sense: “… and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul” (Jer. 32:41). Two people are said to be in agreement when their “hearts” are right with each other: “Is thine heart right, as my heart is with thy heart?” (2 Kings 10:15). In 2 Chron. 24:4, “… Joash was minded to repair the house of the Lord” (Heb. “had in his heart”). The “heart” is regarded as the seat of emotions: “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, …” (Deut. 6:5); “… and when he [4] seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart” (Exod. 4:14; cf. 1 Sam. 2:1). So there are “merry” hearts (Judg. 16:25), “fearful” hearts (Isa. 35:4), and hearts that “trembled” (1 Sam. 4:13).
The “heart” could be regarded as the seat of knowledge and wisdom and as a synonym of “mind.” This meaning often occurs when “heart” appears with the verb “to know”: “Thus you are to know in your heart …” (Deut. 8:5, NASB); and “Yet the Lord hath not given you a heart to perceive [5] …” (Deut. 29:4, KJV; RSV, “mind”). Solomon prayed, “Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad …” (1 Kings 3:9; cf. 4:29). Memory is the activity of the “heart,” as in Job 22:22: “… lay up his [6] words in thine heart.”
The “heart” may be the seat of conscience and moral character. How does one respond to the revelation of God and of the world around him? Job answers: “… my heart shall not reproach me as long as I live” (27:6). On the contrary, “David’s heart smote him …” (2 Sam. 24:10). The “heart” is the fountain of man’s deeds: “… in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands I have done this” (Gen. 20:5; cf. v. 6). David walked “in uprightness of heart” (1 Kings 3:6) and Hezekiah “with a perfect heart” (Isa. 38:3) before God. Only the man with “clean hands, and a pure heart” (Ps. 24:4) can stand in God’s presence.
Lêb may refer to the seat of rebellion and pride. God said: “… for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth” (Gen. 8:21). Tyre is like all men: “Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God” (Ezek. 28:2). They all become like Judah, whose “sin … is graven upon the table of their heart” (Jer. 17:1).
God controls the “heart.” Because of his natural “heart,” man’s only hope is in the promise of God: “A new heart also will I give you, … and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh” (Ezek. 36:26). So the sinner prays: “Create in me a clean heart, O God” (Ps. 51:10); and “… unite my heart [7] to fear thy name” (Ps. 86:11). Also, as David says, “I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness” (1 Chron. 29:17). Hence God’s people seek His approval: “… try my reins and my heart” (Ps. 26:2).
The “heart” stands for the inner being of man, the man himself. As such, it is the fountain of all he does (Prov. 4:4). All his thoughts, desires, words, and actions flow from deep within him. Yet a man cannot understand his own “heart” (Jer. 17:9). As a man goes on in his own way, his “heart” becomes harder and harder. But God will circumcise (cut away the uncleanness of) the “heart” of His people, so that they will love and obey Him with their whole being (Deut. 30:6).
B. Adverb.
Lêb (לֵב, Strong's #3820), “tenderly; friendly; comfortably.” Lêb is used as an adverb in Gen. 34:3: “And his soul clave unto Dinah … and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.” In Ruth 4:13, the word means “friendly”: “… thou hast spoken friendly unto thine handmaid.…” The word means “comfortably” in 2 Chron. 30:22 and in Isa. 40:2.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Heart
The Hebrews regarded the heart as the source of wit, understanding, love, courage, grief, and pleasure. Hence are derived many modes of expression. "An honest and good heart," Luke 8:15 , is a heart studious of holiness, being prepared by the Spirit of God to receive the word with due affections, dispositions, and resolutions. We read of a broken heart, a clean heart, an evil heart, a liberal heart. To "turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers,"
Malachi 4:6 , signifies to cause them to be perfectly reconciled, and that they should be of the same mind. To want heart, sometimes denotes to want understanding and prudence: "Ephraim is like a silly dove, without heart," Hosea 7:11 . "O fools, and slow of heart," Luke 24:25 ; that is, ignorant, and without understanding. "This people's heart is waxed gross, lest they should understand with their heart," Matthew 13:15 ; their heart is become incapable of understanding spiritual things; they resist the light, and are proof against all impressions of truth. "The prophets prophesy out of their own heart," Ezekiel 13:2 ; that is, according to their own imagination, without any warrant from God.
The heart is said to be dilated by joy, contracted by sadness, broken by sorrow, to grow fat, and be hardened by prosperity. The heart melts under discouragement, forsakes one under terror, is desolate in affliction, and fluctuating in doubt. To speak to any one's heart is to comfort him, to say pleasing and affecting things to him. The heart expresses also the middle part of any thing: "Tyre is in the heart of the seas," Ezekiel 27:4 ; in the midst of the seas. "We will not fear though the mountains be carried into the heart (middle) of the sea," Psalms 46:2 .
The heart of man is naturally depraved and inclined to evil, Jeremiah 17:9 . A divine power is requisite for its renovation, John 3:1-11 . When thus renewed, the effects will be seen in the temper, conversation, and conduct at large. Hardness of heart is that state in which a sinner is inclined to, and actually goes on in, rebellion against God.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Heart
1: σκληροκαρδία (Strong's #4641 — Noun Feminine — sklerokardia — sklay-rok-ar-dee'-ah ) "hardness of heart" (skleros, "hard," and kardia), is used in Matthew 19:8 ; Mark 10:5 ; 16:14 . In the Sept., Deuteronomy 10:16 ; Jeremiah 4:4 .
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Servants of the Sacred Heart
A community first founded under the name of Mission Helpers, Daughters of the Holy Ghost, for the catechizing of Negro children, by Mrs Hartwell in Baltimore, 1890. The name was changed to its present title in 1895 and the members were dispensed from the vow limiting their work to Negroes. The community now has houses, day nurseries, industrial schools, and schools for the deaf in the United States and Puerto Rico. The mother-house and novitiate are at Towson, Maryland.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart of Jes
A purely Australian congregation founded at Penola, South Australia in 1866 by Father Julian Tennison Woods and Blessed Mary Mackillop. The sisters did pioneer missionary work in Australia, and engage in various kinds of charitable works. The congregation has over 140 houses, including schools, in Australia and New Zealand. The mother-house is at Sydney.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters of the Most Holy And Immaculate Heart of t
An institute founded at Fico Heights, Los Angeles, California, in 1848. The institute manages schools and a college in the State of California. The mother-house is at Hollywood.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sons of the Sacred Heart of Verona
An institute founded at Verona, Italy in 1861 by Saint Daniel Comboni, as a society of secular priests for the African missions. In 1885 the society became a congregation and its members were called Sons of the Sacred Heart. Until 1900 they were under the direction of the Jesuits. By a decree of 1923, this institute was divided into two congregations: the Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for the missions of central Africa, comprising 140 religious, all Italians, and having its mother-house at Verona; and the Congregation of Missionaries of the Sons of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, composed of religious of Austrian, German, and other nationalities. The constitutions of both congregations are practically the same. Besides small residences in Italy, this society has a novitiate at Venegono near Milan, an apostolic school at Brescia, a novitiate for German-speaking members at Brixen (Tyrol), and a house at Gratz (Austria). Missionary labor is carried on by the Sons of the Sacred Heart throughout the whole of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan and the northern section of the Uganda Protectorate; they are in charge of the vicariates Apostolic of Khartum, and Bahr-el-Ghazal and Uganda, and some of their members are at Cairo, Heluan, and Assuan in Egypt.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sacred Heart Badge
An oval of red woolen material bearing a picture of the Sacred Heart of Our Lord. It is the badge of the League of the Sacred Heart (the Apostleship of Prayer), a world-wide society fostered by the Society of Jesus.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sacred Heart, Litany of the
Approved for public and liturgical use April 2, 1899, and an indulgence was granted for its recitation. It is derived from a litany compiled at Marseilles in 1718 by Venerable Anne Madeleine Remuzat and consisting of 27 invocations, to which the Sacred Congregation of Rites added six, taken from the 1691 litany of Father Croiset, which had already furnished 17 of the invocations in the Marseilles litany. The five others were selected from a group composed by Sister Madeleine Joly at Dijon in 1686. A litany composed by Saint John Eudes in 1668, was not used in any of the later forms.
Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the World, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, formed in the womb of the Virgin Mother by the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, united substantially with the word of God, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, glowing furnace of charity, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, vessel of justice and love, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, king and center of all hearts, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in whom dwelleth all the fullness of the Divinity, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father is well pleased, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, patient and rich in mercy, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, rich to all who invoke Thee, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, fount of life and holiness, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, saturated with revilings, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, crushed for our iniquities, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, made obedient unto death, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in Thee, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in Thee, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, delight of all saints, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord,
Lamb of God who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
V. Jesus, meek and humble of Heart. R. Make our hearts like unto Thine.
Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, look upon the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son and upon the acts of praise and satisfaction which He renders unto Thee in the name of sinners; and do Thou, in Thy great goodness, grant pardon to them who seek Thy mercy, in the name of the same Thy Son, Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, world without end. Amen.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Scapular of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Badge of the society of the Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It was sanctioned and endowed with indulgences by Pope Pius IX on May 11, 1877, and approved by the Congregation of Rites in 1907. The superior general of the Sons can communicate the faculty of blessing and investing with this scapular to other priests. It is white woollen cloth, with a picture of the Heart of Mary surrounded by flames, surmounted by a lily, encircled with roses, and pierced by a sword.
New Catholic Dictionary and Catholic Encyclopedia
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sacred Heart of Jesus, Scapular of the
Besides the well-known badge of the Sacred Heart, there is a scapular, approved and indulgenced by Pope Leo XIII in 1900. It is white, bearing pictures of the Heart of Jesus and the Heart of Mary.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Scapular of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Besides the well-known badge of the Sacred Heart, there is a scapular, approved and indulgenced by Pope Leo XIII in 1900. It is white, bearing pictures of the Heart of Jesus and the Heart of Mary.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Saint Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart
Congregation which began its labors in 1871 when four priests from Mill Hill were assigned to Saint Francis Xavier's Church at Baltimore. It became independent of Mill Hill in 1892, and under its present title established its headquarters at Baltimore. It was originally composed of secular priests working with slaves freed by the United States Civil War. The Society conducts Saint Joseph's Seminary, Baltimore; Epiphany Apostolic College, Newburgh, New York; Saint Joseph's Industrial School, Clayton, Delaware, and an agricultural trade school. The Colored Harvest, published bi-monthly at Baltimore, is the official organ of the society.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sacred Heart, Devotion to the
Devotion which has as its dogmatic foundation the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. On account of the hypostatic union, every part of our Lord's Human Nature is worthy of adoration. Hence, therefore, we adore His bodily Heart, beating in His Bosom. But besides this adoration, we honor the Heart of Jesus as a reminder, or symbol, of His love for us, and we are moved to make Him a return of love, because He has loved us and He is not loved by men. Love, consecration, and reparation are the characteristic acts of this devotion. In this form it is now solemnly approved by the Church. On the feast of the Sacred Heart celebrated on the Friday after the Octave of Corpus Christi an act of reparation is prescribed for recitation in every church in the world. On the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King, the last Sunday of October, an act of consecration of the human race is prescribed. Though this devotion was practised by saintly souls before 1675, it is due to the apparitions of our Lord to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque in the Visitation Monastery at Paray-le-Monial that the feast of the Sacred Heart is now kept on the day assigned by Our Lord. In spite of much opposition the feast was allowed in 1765, and extended to the world in 1856; in 1929 it was raised to the highest rank. Special manifestations of the devotion are the Communion of Reparation on the first Friday of the month, and the Holy Hour in union with Our Lord in His Agony.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters of the Sacred Heart
Founded at Cork, Ireland, 1775, by Nano (Honoria) Nagle, under the title Sisters of the Sacred Heart (which was changed to Presentation Sisters, 1791), for the education of the young. The Rule is adapted from Saint Augustine. The Order has been in the United States since the foundation at San Francisco, 1854. All communities are independent of each other. The sisters conduct schools and orphanages in England, Ireland, Australia, India, Newfoundland, and the United States.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Founded at Monroe, Michigan in 1845, by Father Louis Gilet, C.SS.R., for the work of teaching. They were given a Rule founded on that of Saint Alphonsus, prepared by Father Gilet. The order manages schools, a college, an academy, and an orphanage for girls, all in the states of Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Ohio. The mother-house is at Monroe. In 1856 an independent mother-house was established at Villa Maria, West Chester, Pennsylvania. These sisters conduct a college, academies, high schools, parochial schools, nurseries, houses for settlement work, a Catholic children's home bureau, the educational department of Saint Joseph's home, and high school annexes. Another independent mother-house was later founded at Scranton, Pennsylvania. The members of this community conduct a college, academies, high schools, elementary schools, boys industrial school, orphan asylums, infant home, nursery, and a sodality home.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sister-Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (g
Founded at Quebec, Canada in 1859 by Monsignor Turgeon, Archbishop of Quebec, and Mme. Marie Roy, to shelter penitent girls, and to provide Christian education for children. The congregation manages schools, orphanages, a maternity house, a home for wayward girls, a home for working girls, and a home for foundlings in Canada and the United States. The mother-house is in Quebec.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary
Founded in 1848 by Jean Gailhac at Beziers in the Diocese of Montpellier for educational work and the care of orphans. The congregation manages colleges, academies, schools, and orphanages in France, England, Ireland, Spain, Brazil, and the United States.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Founded in Paris, France in 1800 by Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat for the education of youth and the giving of retreats. The Rule is based on that of Saint Ignatius. The society has houses, colleges, academies, elementary and high schools, in Italy, France, Belgium, England, Ireland, Scotland, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, the United States, Canada, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentine, Uruguay, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Congo, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and China. The mother-house is in Rome, Italy.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sacred Heart of Jesus, Feast of the
Friday after the Octave of Corpus Christi, symbolizing the love of Christ for all mankind. It was established by Pope Clement XIII in 1765, and extended to the universal Church by Pope Pius I in 1856.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - to Rule Thy Heart, Elizabeth
Hymn for Vespers and Matins on feast of Saint Elizabeth of Portugal, July 8,. It was written by Pope Urban VIII (died 1644). There are four translations. The English title given is by D. Donahoe.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary
Religious congregation founded at Paris, France in 1860 by Pere Delaplace and Marie Jeanne Moisan for the Christian education of children and the visitation and care of the sick in hospitals and in their own homes. The congregation manages schools, hospitals, orphanages, homes for the aged, kinder gartens, dispensaries, and houses of retreat for women in France, Canada, and the United States. The mother-house is at Paris.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters of the Heart of Mary
Religious congregation founded at Paris, France in 1860 by Pere Delaplace and Marie Jeanne Moisan for the Christian education of children and the visitation and care of the sick in hospitals and in their own homes. The congregation manages schools, hospitals, orphanages, homes for the aged, kinder gartens, dispensaries, and houses of retreat for women in France, Canada, and the United States. The mother-house is at Paris.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sacred Heart, Novena of the
The Holy See has granted indulgences for nine days of prayer in honor of the Sacred Heart. They may be gained twice yearly, once in connection with the Feast of the Sacred Heart and once at any time during the year, using any form of prayers approved by competent ecclesiastical authority. This grant is an amplification of the indulgences first granted January 31, 1818, for the novena composed by Father Charles Borgo, S.J., and printed at Ferrara in 1778. This novena was translated into many languages and contributed greatly to the spread of the devotion to the Sacred Heart.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sacred Heart College
West Bathurst, New Brunswick. Founded in 1899, and conducted by the Eudist Fathers.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Heart, Heartily
1: καρδία (Strong's #2588 — Noun Feminine — kardia — kar-dee'-ah ) "the heart" (Eng., "cardiac," etc.), the chief organ of physical life ("for the life of the flesh is in the blood," Leviticus 17:11 ), occupies the most important place in the human system. By an easy transition the word came to stand for man's entire mental and moral activity, both the rational and the emotional elements. In other words, the heart is used figuratively for the hidden springs of the personal life. "The Bible describes human depravity as in the 'heart', because sin is a principle which has its seat in the center of man's inward life, and then 'defiles' the whole circuit of his action, Matthew 15:19,20 . On the other hand, Scripture regards the heart as the sphere of Divine influence, Romans 2:15 ; Acts 15:9 . ... The heart, as lying deep within, contains 'the hidden man,' 1 Peter 3:4 , the real man. It represents the true character but conceals it" (J. Laidlaw, in Hastings' Bible Dic.).
As to its usage in the NT it denotes (a) the seat of physical life, Acts 14:17 ; James 5:5 ; (b) the seat of moral nature and spiritual life, the seat of grief, John 14:1 ; Romans 9:2 ; 2 Corinthians 2:4 ; joy, John 16:22 ; Ephesians 5:19 ; the desires, Matthew 5:28 ; 2 Peter 2:14 ; the affections, Luke 24:32 ; Acts 21:13 ; the perceptions, John 12:40 ; Ephesians 4:18 ; the thoughts, Matthew 9:4 ; Hebrews 4:12 ; the understanding, Matthew 13:15 ; Romans 1:21 ; the reasoning powers, Mark 2:6 ; Luke 24:38 ; the imagination, Luke 1:51 ; conscience, Acts 2:37 ; 1 John 3:20 ; the intentions, Hebrews 4:12 , cp. 1 Peter 4:1 ; purpose, Acts 11:23 ; 2 Corinthians 9:7 ; the will, Romans 6:17 ; Colossians 3:15 ; faith, Mark 11:23 ; Romans 10:10 ; Hebrews 3:12 .
The heart, in its moral significance in the OT, includes the emotions, the reason and the will.
2: ψυχή (Strong's #5590 — Noun Feminine — psuche — psoo-khay' ) the soul, or life, is rendered "heart" in Ephesians 6:6 (marg., "soul"), "doing the will of God from the heart." In Colossians 3:23 , a form of the word psuche preceded by ek, from, lit., "from (the) soul," is rendered "heartily."
Notes: (1) the RV, "heart" is substituted for AV, "bowels," in Colossians 3:12 ; Philemon 1:7,12,20 . (2) In 2 Corinthians 3:3 , the RV has "tables" that are hearts of flesh," for AV, "fleshly tables of the heart." (3) In Ephesians 1:18 , the best mss. have kardia, "(the eyes of your) heart;" some have dianoia, "understanding" (AV). (4) In Hebrews 8:10 ; 10:16 , the AV has "in their hearts" and "into their hearts;" RV, "on their heart." (5) In Luke 21:26 , where there is no word for "hearts" in the original, the RV has "men fainting (for fear)." (6) In 2 Corinthians 7:2 , the verb choreo, to make room for, "receive" (AV), is translated, or rather, interpreted, "open your hearts," RV, marg., "make room for (us)."
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Heart
1: σκληροκαρδία (Strong's #4641 — Noun Feminine — sklerokardia — sklay-rok-ar-dee'-ah ) "hardness of heart" (skleros, "hard," and kardia), is used in Matthew 19:8 ; Mark 10:5 ; 16:14 . In the Sept., Deuteronomy 10:16 ; Jeremiah 4:4 .
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Heart
Both Old and New Testaments speak repeatedly of the heart as the centre of a person’s inner life. An examination of the hundreds of references to the heart in the Bible will show that the word is not limited in its meaning to one particular part of a person.
‘Heart’ may refer to a person’s whole inner life – what the person really is (1 Samuel 16:7; Psalms 22:26; Proverbs 4:23; Matthew 22:37; 1 Thessalonians 2:4); or it may refer to attributes of human personality such as a person’s understanding (1 Kings 3:9; Proverbs 2:10; 1 Corinthians 2:9; Ephesians 1:18), desires (Deuteronomy 24:15; Proverbs 6:25; Matthew 6:21; Romans 1:24), feelings (Judges 19:6; Proverbs 14:10; Proverbs 15:30; John 14:27; James 3:14), determination (Exodus 8:15; 1 Kings 8:58; Romans 6:17; Colossians 3:22), or character (1 Samuel 13:14; Jeremiah 5:23; Romans 2:29; 2 Thessalonians 3:5; 1 Peter 3:4).
Sometimes ‘heart’ is used as another word for a person’s spirit (Psalms 51:10; Psalms 51:17; Ezekiel 36:26), soul (Deuteronomy 4:29; Proverbs 2:10; Acts 4:32) or mind (1 Samuel 2:35; Ephesians 1:18; Hebrews 8:10; cf. Matthew 22:37). (See also HUMANITY, HUMANKIND; MIND; SOUL; SPIRIT.)
The heart is what is sometimes referred to as ‘the inner being’, and is the source of all the wrong that a person does (Proverbs 6:14; Proverbs 6:18; Jeremiah 17:9; Mark 7:21-23; Romans 1:24-25; Ephesians 4:18; see SIN). Therefore, the heart must be cleansed to bring forgiveness; or, to use another picture, it must be re-created to bring new spiritual life. Only God can bring about this cleansing or re-creation (Psalms 51:10; Ezekiel 36:26; Acts 8:21-22; Ephesians 3:16; Hebrews 10:22).
Since the heart determines actions, a person must be careful to have right attitudes of heart at all times (Leviticus 19:17; Psalms 4:4; 1 Timothy 1:5; James 3:14). God sees the inner condition and judges the person accordingly (1 Samuel 16:7; Psalms 44:21; Matthew 5:8; Revelation 2:23; see also CONSCIENCE).
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Heart
HEART.—In the NT ‘heart’ (καρδία) is the word most commonly used to denote the inner nature of man, the secret core of his being, where the springs of his intellectual and moral activity reside. In this, its general significance, it is the equivalent of the Hebrew term לֵב or לֵבָב in the OT. Originally employed to designate the bodily organ which is the centre of the animal life, it came by a natural process of thought to be applied to the invisible centre of the thinking and responsible life. In this sense it occurs with notable frequency in the Gospels; but there, like the corresponding word in the OT, whilst always referring to man’s interior nature, it is used in a variety of applications, according to the particular functions or aspects of that nature which are meant to be expressed. This is the ease also in the other NT writings.
i. Shades of meaning in the Gospels.—Heart in the Gospels is variously regarded—
1. As the faculty of thought, intelligence, and memory.—Persons are spoken of as pondering (Luke 2:19), musing (Luke 3:15), reasoning (Luke 5:22), having thoughts arising (Matthew 9:4, Luke 9:47; Luke 24:38) in their heart; understanding or not with their heart (Matthew 13:15, Mark 6:52; Luke 18:13-14); keeping, or laying up, things said or done, in their heart (Luke 1:56; Luke 2:51).
2. As the seat of the affections, emotions, and passions:—e.g. of love for God (Matthew 22:37, Luke 10:27), for earthly or heavenly treasure (Matthew 6:19-21); of joy (John 16:22, Luke 24:32); of sorrow (John 14:1; John 16:8); of forgivingness (Matthew 18:35), purity (Matthew 5:8), humility (Matthew 11:29); of good or evil dispositions (Matthew 12:34-35), perverse inclination (Matthew 5:28, Matthew 24:48), luxurious tastes and desires (Luke 21:34).
3. As the source of purpose and volition.—The disciples are enjoined to settle in their hearts not to meditate what they shall say (Luke 21:14); the fell design of Judas was put into his heart by Satan (John 13:2); the adulterous act is virtually done in the intention of the heart (Matthew 5:28).
4. As the organ of moral discernment and religious belief, i.e. of conscience and faith.—Reproofs are given for the hardness of heart which prevents the reception of the truth (Matthew 19:8, Mark 3:5; Mark 16:14), and for slowness of heart to believe (Luke 24:25); there is an exhortation not to doubt in the heart, but believe (Mark 11:23); and the pure in heart have the promise of Divine illumination (Matthew 5:8).
In one passage only we find the phrase ‘the heart of the earth’ (Matthew 12:40).
ii. Christ’s emphasis on the heart.—The superlative importance which Christ attached to the heart and its right condition was one of the pre-eminent characteristics of His teaching. He possessed an unrivalled insight into the workings of the heart (John 2:24-25), and could read what was going on there with a penetration and accuracy often startling (Matthew 9:4; Matthew 12:25; Matthew 22:18, Mark 2:8, Luke 9:47). But His unique peculiarity was the seriousness and persistency with which He dealt with the heart, and laboured for its purification as the one concern vital to the well-being of men. To the heart He always appealed, and on its deepest instincts He sought to bring His influence to bear; and although in many of His utterances the heart is not expressly named, it is still obvious that He had it directly in view. This was the ‘inwardness’ which constituted His great secret. The main points on which He insisted were:
1. The heart as the source of all the good or the evil in men’s lives.—He dwelt on this with special earnestness—e.g. in His reply to the tradition-bound objectors, ‘Out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries,’ etc., ‘the things which defile a man’ (Matthew 15:19 f.); and in that suggestive saying, ‘A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good, and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil’ (Luke 6:45); and the idea is to be found running through all His teaching.
2. The dispositions and motives of the heart as determining the religious value of actions.—Jesus unfailingly taught that the test of a man’s worth before God was not the outward propriety of his conduct, but the heart-inclinations and purposes by which he was swayed (Luke 16:15). Even a correctly decorous Pharisee like Simon did not stand so high in the Divine estimation as the frail woman who had erred sadly, because, while he was proud and self-satisfied in his moral respectability, she, amid all her failings, was melted into heartfelt penitence and gratitude (Luke 7:36-39). A man’s conduct may be free from all formal commission of impurity, but if he lust after a woman in his heart, the stain of impurity is already incurred (Matthew 5:28). Many things outwardly right and proper were done by the religionists of His day—seasons of prayer duly observed, alms given, etc.—which yet He pronounced to be of little moral value because done from a false motive, the desire for social credit, ‘to be seen of men’ (Matthew 6:2; Matthew 6:5). On the other hand, humble and obscure actions, like the widow’s offering and the publican’s supplication, He declared to be of inestimable worth in the eye of Heaven, by reason of the genuine heart-feeling from which they sprang (Mark 12:41-44, Mark 8:17). And in the great Judgment-picture (Matthew 25:31-46), He made it clear that it is the frank, unaffected generosity of the heart, finding expression in deeds of simple dutifulness, that ranks high in the Father’s sight and secures the reward of immortal blessedness. Always and everywhere He pierced below surface appearances, and demanded inner rectitude as the criterion of worth.
3. The regeneration of the heart as essential both to a right relation to God and to true happiness.—The repentance Jesus preached meant a change of heart (Matthew 4:17; Matthew 9:13, Luke 13:3); the conversion He urged as a necessity was a turning of the heart to God as the source of life and grace (Matthew 13:15, Mark 4:12, John 12:40), a restoration of the childlike spirit (Matthew 18:3), a new birth within, apart from which it is impossible to enjoy the blessings of the heavenly Kingdom (John 3:3-7).
iii. Evils counteracted by Christ’s teaching.—Of these, four at least may be specially noted:
1. A pretentious ecclesiasticism.—Men’s minds were drawn away from dependence on the mere institutional aspects of religion, and confronted with the absolute necessity of internal righteousness. When orthodox Jews took a stand on their connexion with an ancient religious organization with its high covenanted privileges, and boasted of being children of Abraham, Christ flatly challenged their right to such a title, because of the vile purposes they cherished in their hearts, which proved that they did not possess Abraham’s spirit (John 8:39). He avowed that a scorned publican like Zacchaeus, who was outside the pale of ecclesiastical recognition, was more truly a son of Abraham, in virtue of the higher dispositions which had been stirred in his heart, and which placed him in the line of moral and spiritual descent (Luke 19:9). Again, in face of the arrogant presumption that restricted Divine blessing and salvation to those within the bounds of Judaism and its religious system, He held up the kind services of a generous heart as sufficient to raise even a Samaritan to a level of equal worth before God (Luke 10:30-37).
2. An external ceremonialism.—Jesus attacked, sometimes with fiery indignation, the superficiality of that righteousness which was based on a punctilious attention to certain prescribed observances,—the tithing of mint and cummin, when justice, mercy, and the faith of the heart were neglected (Matthew 23:23, Luke 11:42); the fastings which had no genuine penitence behind them (Matthew 6:17-18); the careful washing of hands, while the heart was inwardly defiled (Matthew 15:2-3). It was His dominant idea that on the disposition of the heart the spiritual value of worship depends (John 4:24), and He had strong warnings to utter against the offerings at the altar when sinister feelings were nursed within (Matthew 5:23), and the ascription of honour to God with the lips while the heart was far from Him (Matthew 15:8). With scathing rebukes He exposed the pretensions of those who claimed peculiar sanctity on the ground of their ceremonial scrupulousness, characterizing them as whited sepulchres, outwardly fair, but inwardly full of uncleanness (Matthew 23:27). Thus He represented all external acts of righteousness which do not spring out of an upright, pious heart as a mere hypocritical show, and not real righteousness (Matthew 6:1-6).
3. A legalistic moralism.—In view of the fact that the great spiritual ideas inculcated by the prophets had been hardened into fixed laws and rules, in formal obedience to which righteousness was made to consist, Christ’s endeavour to recall men to the supreme importance of inner motive was calculated to exert a powerful effect. The confidence which many had in their moral respectability was necessarily shaken when they found themselves forced to look within, and judge themselves by something higher than a legal standard; as, e.g., in the case of the young man who had great possessions, and whose conduct outwardly was without reproach (Matthew 19:16-22). And there can be little doubt that the uneasiness and irritation created among the professedly religious classes by Christ’s teaching was largely due to the consciousness it wakened in them of the insufficiency of the grounds on which their claim to righteousness was based. In the light of the stress He laid on the hidden springs of action in the heart, their moral regularity of life, founded on mere conformity to laws and rules, was bound to appear unsatisfactory and poor.
4. A self-sufficient secularism.—Such teaching, setting the renewed dispositions of the heart far above the riches and honours of the world in value, supplied a potent counteractive to the proud security and self-assumption which prosperous worldliness is apt to beget. It forced home the sense of something wanting within, even when the outward fortunes were flourishing. The parable of the Rich Fool is a vivid picture of the real poverty of the man who trusts in his worldly success and is not rich in the things that belong to the inner life (Luke 12:16-21); while in the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus there is another picture, fitted to break down the self-confidence of the prosperous, showing that the day will come when conditions may be reversed, and when heart-qualities alone will determine the status and happiness of men (Luke 16:19-31).
iv. The revivifying effect on religion.—By His insistence on the heart as the vital element in righteousness, Christ transformed the whole character of religion. He made it (1) living,—not mechanical, a matter of prescribed and outwardly imposed form, but dynamical, a free, spontaneous spring of high purpose and feeling; not something put on, but a bent and impulse of the spirit within. Thus He gave religion an elasticity and perpetual vitality which prophesy for it permanence and power,—‘a well of water springing up unto everlasting life’ (John 4:14). He made it (2) effectually operative,—an energizing force, working itself out in practical life, impressing its hallowed ideas and aims on the world of affairs, and proving its reality by the heightened quality of the actions to which it leads. And He made it (3) a gracious influence,—commending itself to the general conscience, winning reverence, inspiring self-devotion, and transmitting from heart to heart fervours of aspiration after the things of God.
Literature.—Cremer, Bib. Theol. Lex. s.v. καρδἰα; art. ‘Herz’ in PRE [1] 3 [2] ; Wendt, Teaching of Jesus, i. 265 ff.; Martensen, Christian Ethics (Individual), 80 ff.; Weiss, Bib. Theol. of NT, i. 124.
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Heart - Heart, n. The inner part of any thing the middle part or interior as the Heart of a country, kingdom or empire the Heart of a town the Heart of a tree. The Heart is deceitful above all things. Every imagination of the thoughts of the Heart is evil continually. We read of an honest and good Heart, and an evil Heart of unbelief, a willing Heart, a heavy Heart, sorrow of Heart, a hard Heart, a proud Heart, a pure Heart. The Heart faints in adversity, or under discouragement, that is, courage fails the Heart is deceived, enlarged, reproved, lifted up, fixed, established, moved, &c. By a metonymy, Heart is used for an affection or passion, and particularly for love. The king's Heart was towards Absalom. The seat of the understanding as an understanding Heart. We read of men wise in Heart, and slow of Heart. There are many devices in a man's Heart. The Heart of kings is unsearchable. The Lord tries and searches the Heart. David had it in his Heart to build a house of rest for the ark. Sometimes Heart is used for the will, or determined purpose. ...
The Heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Cheerly, my Hearts. Courage spirit as, to take Heart to give Heart to recover Heart. Michal saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord, and she despised him in her Heart. He had a Heart to do well. And then show you the Heart of my message. Conscience, or sense of good or Every man's Heart and conscience--doth either like or disallow it. Keep the land in Heart. That the spent earth may gather Heart again. This gay charm--hath beguiled me ...
To the very Heart of loss. ...
To get or learn by Heart, to commit to memory to learn so perfectly as to be able to repeat without a copy. ...
To take to Heart, to be much affected also, to be zealous, ardent or solicitous about a thing to have concern. ...
To lay to Heart, is used nearly in the sense of the foregoing. ...
To set the Heart on, to fix the desires on to be very desirous of obtaining or keeping to be very fond of. ...
To set the Heart at rest, to make one's self quiet to be tranquil or easy in mind. ...
To find in the Heart, to be willing or disposed. ...
I find it in my Heart to ask your pardon. ...
For my Heart, for tenderness or affection. ...
I could not for my Heart refuse his request. ...
I could not get him for my Heart to do it. ...
To speak to one's Heart,in Scripture, to speak kindly to to comfort to encourage. ...
To have in the Heart, to purpose to have design or intention. ...
A hard Heart, cruelty want of sensibility
Heart - The Hebrews regarded the Heart as the source of wit, understanding, love, courage, grief, and pleasure. "An honest and good Heart," Luke 8:15 , is a Heart studious of holiness, being prepared by the Spirit of God to receive the word with due affections, dispositions, and resolutions. We read of a broken Heart, a clean Heart, an evil Heart, a liberal Heart. To "turn the Heart of the fathers to the children, and the Heart of the children to their fathers,"...
Malachi 4:6 , signifies to cause them to be perfectly reconciled, and that they should be of the same mind. To want Heart, sometimes denotes to want understanding and prudence: "Ephraim is like a silly dove, without Heart," Hosea 7:11 . "O fools, and slow of Heart," Luke 24:25 ; that is, ignorant, and without understanding. "This people's Heart is waxed gross, lest they should understand with their Heart," Matthew 13:15 ; their Heart is become incapable of understanding spiritual things; they resist the light, and are proof against all impressions of truth. "The prophets prophesy out of their own Heart," Ezekiel 13:2 ; that is, according to their own imagination, without any warrant from God. ...
The Heart is said to be dilated by joy, contracted by sadness, broken by sorrow, to grow fat, and be hardened by prosperity. The Heart melts under discouragement, forsakes one under terror, is desolate in affliction, and fluctuating in doubt. To speak to any one's Heart is to comfort him, to say pleasing and affecting things to him. The Heart expresses also the middle part of any thing: "Tyre is in the Heart of the seas," Ezekiel 27:4 ; in the midst of the seas. "We will not fear though the mountains be carried into the Heart (middle) of the sea," Psalms 46:2 . ...
The Heart of man is naturally depraved and inclined to evil, Jeremiah 17:9 . Hardness of Heart is that state in which a sinner is inclined to, and actually goes on in, rebellion against God
Hearted - ) Shaped like a Heart; cordate. ) Seated or laid up in the Heart. ) Having a Heart; having (such) a Heart (regarded as the seat of the affections, disposition, or character)
Heart - This contrasts to the normal use of kardia (“heart”) in Greek literature outside the Scriptures. The New Testament follows the Old Testament usage when referring to the human Heart in that it gives kardia a wider range of meaning than it was generally accustomed to have. ...
First, the word Heart refers to the physical organ and is considered to be the center of the physical life. Eating and drinking are spoken of as strengthening the Heart (Genesis 18:5 ; Judges 19:5 ; Acts 14:17 ). As the center of physical life, the Heart came to stand for the person as a whole. ...
The Heart became the focus for all the vital functions of the body; including both intellectual and spiritual life. The Heart and the intellect are closely connected, the Heart being the seat of intelligence: “For this people's Heart is waxed gross lest at any time they should understand with their Heart, and should be converted” (Matthew 13:15 ). The Heart is connected with thinking: As a person “thinketh in his Heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7 ). To ponder something in one's Heart means to consider it carefully (Luke 1:66 ; Luke 2:19 ). “To set one's Heart on” is the literal Hebrew that means to give attention to something, to worry about it (1 Samuel 9:20 ). To call to Heart (mind) something means to remember something (Isaiah 46:8 ). All of these are functions of the mind, but are connected with the Heart in biblical language. Thus, 2 Corinthians 9:7 : “Every man according as he purposeth in his Heart, so let him give. ” Ananias contrived his deed of lying to the Holy Spirit in his Heart (Acts 5:4 ). The conscious decision is made in the Heart (Romans 6:17 ). Romans 1:24 describes how God gave them up “through the lusts of their own Hearts, to dishonor their own bodies. ” David was a man after God's “own Heart” because he would “fulfill all” of God's will ( Acts 13:22 ). ...
Not only is the Heart associated with the activities of the mind and the will, but it is also closely connected to the feelings and affections of a person. Emotions such as joy originate in the Heart (Psalm 4:7 ; Isaiah 65:14 ). Other emotions are ascribed to the Heart, especially in the Old Testament. Nabal's fear is described by the phrase: “his Heart died within him” (1 Samuel 25:37 ; compare Psalm 143:4 ). Discouragement or despair is described by the phrase “heaviness in the Heart” which makes it stoop (Proverbs 12:25 ). Again, Ecclesiastes 2:20 says, “Therefore I went about to cause my Heart to despair of all the labor which I took under the sun. ” Another emotion connected with the Heart is sorrow. John 16:6 says, “because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your Heart. ” Proverbs 25:20 , describes sorrow as having “an heavy Heart. ” The Heart is also the seat of the affection of love and its opposite, hate. In the Old Testament, for example, Israel is commanded: “You shall not hate your brother in your Heart, but you shall reason with your neighbor, lest you bear sin because of him” (Leviticus 19:17 RSV). A similar attitude, bitter jealousy, is described in James 3:14 as coming from the Heart. On the other hand, love is based in the Heart. The believer is commanded to love God “with all your Heart” ( Mark 12:30 ; compare Deuteronomy 6:5 ). Paul taught that the purpose of God's command is love which comes from a “pure Heart” (1 Timothy 1:5 ). ...
Finally, the Heart is spoken of in Scripture as the center of the moral and spiritual life. The conscience, for instance, is associated with the Heart. In fact, the Hebrew language had no word for conscience, so the word Heart was often used to express this concept: “my Heart shall not reproach me so long as I live” (Job 27:6 ). The Revised Standard Version translates the word for “heart” as “conscience” in 1 Samuel 25:31 (RSV). In the New Testament the Heart is spoken of also as that which condemns us ( 1 John 3:19-21 ). All moral conditions from the highest to the lowest are said to center in the Heart. Sometimes the Heart is used to represent a person's true nature or character. Samson told Delilah “all his Heart” (Judges 16:17 ). This true nature is contrasted with the outward appearance: “man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the Heart” (1 Samuel 16:7 RSV). ...
On the negative side, depravity is said to issue from the Heart: “The Heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9 ). Jesus said that out of the Heart comes evil thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander (Matthew 15:19 ). ...
Because the Heart is at the root of the problem, this is the place where God does His work in the individual. For instance, the work of the law is “written in their Hearts,” and conscience is the proof of this (Romans 2:15 ). The Heart is the field where seed (the Word of God) is sown (Matthew 13:19 ; Luke 8:15 ). In addition to being the place where the natural laws of God are written, the Heart is the place of renewal. Before Saul became king, God gave him a new Heart (1 Samuel 10:9 ). God promised Israel that He would give them a new spirit within, take away their “stony Heart” and give them a “heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 11:19 ). Paul said that a person must believe in the Heart to be saved, “for with the Heart man believeth unto righteousness” (Romans 10:10 ). )...
Finally, the Heart is the dwelling place of God. Two persons of the Trinity are said to reside in the Heart of the believer. God has given us the “earnest of the Spirit in our Hearts” (2 Corinthians 1:22 ). Ephesians 3:17 expresses the desire that “Christ may dwell in your Hearts by faith. ” The love of God “is shed abroad in our Hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us” ( Romans 5:5 )
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Lêb (לֵב, Strong's #3820), “heart; mind; midst. The law, prophets, and Psalms often speak of the “heart. ...
“Heart” is used first of man in Heart was only evil continually. 6:6 lêb is used of God: “And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his Heart. ”...
“Heart” may refer to the organ of the body: “And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his Heart, when he goeth in unto the holy place …” ( Heart of Absalom …” ( Heart panteth …” ( Heart of the sea” ( Heart”]'>[2] of heaven …” ( Heart, that thou mayest do it” (cf. Joel 2:13); “… man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the Heart” ( Heart and with all their soul” (cf. Nepesh (“soul; life; self”) is translated “heart” fifteen times in the KJV. Each time, it connotes the “inner man”: “For as he thinketh in his Heart [3], so is he” ( Heart, …” ( Heart had great experience …” ( Heart” ( Heart is hardened …” ( Heart, let him bring it …” ( Heart …” ( Heart and with my whole soul” ( Heart right, as my Heart is with thy Heart?” (2 Kings 10:15). “had in his Heart”). The “heart” is regarded as the seat of emotions: “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine Heart, …” ( Heart” ( Hearts ( Hearts ( Hearts that “trembled” ( Heart …” ( Heart to perceive [5] …” ( Heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad …” (1 Kings 3:9; Job 22:22: “… lay up his [2] words in thine Heart. ”...
The “heart” may be the seat of conscience and moral character. How does one respond to the revelation of God and of the world around him? Job answers: “… my Heart shall not reproach me as long as I live” (27:6). On the contrary, “David’s Heart smote him …” ( Heart and innocency of my hands I have done this” ( Heart” (1 Kings 3:6) and Hezekiah “with a perfect Heart” ( Heart” ( Heart is evil from his youth” ( Heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God” ( Heart” ( Heart also will I give you, … and I will take away the stony Heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a Heart of flesh” ( Heart, O God” ( Heart [7] to fear thy name” ( Heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness” ( Heart” ( Litany of the Sacred Heart - ...
Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus ...
Lord, have mercy. ...
Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, formed in the womb of the Virgin Mother by the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, united substantially with the word of God, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, glowing furnace of charity, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, vessel of justice and love, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, king and center of all Hearts, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, in whom dwelleth all the fullness of the Divinity, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father is well pleased, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, patient and rich in mercy, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, rich to all who invoke Thee, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, fount of life and holiness, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, saturated with revilings, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, crushed for our iniquities, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, made obedient unto death, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in Thee, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in Thee, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, delight of all saints, have mercy on us. Jesus, meek and humble of Heart. Make our Hearts like unto Thine. Almighty and everlasting God, look upon the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son and upon the acts of praise and satisfaction which He renders unto Thee in the name of sinners; and do Thou, in Thy great goodness, grant pardon to them who seek Thy mercy, in the name of the same Thy Son, Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, world without end
Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - ...
Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus ...
Lord, have mercy. ...
Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, formed in the womb of the Virgin Mother by the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, united substantially with the word of God, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, glowing furnace of charity, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, vessel of justice and love, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, king and center of all Hearts, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, in whom dwelleth all the fullness of the Divinity, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father is well pleased, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, patient and rich in mercy, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, rich to all who invoke Thee, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, fount of life and holiness, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, saturated with revilings, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, crushed for our iniquities, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, made obedient unto death, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in Thee, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in Thee, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, delight of all saints, have mercy on us. Jesus, meek and humble of Heart. Make our Hearts like unto Thine. Almighty and everlasting God, look upon the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son and upon the acts of praise and satisfaction which He renders unto Thee in the name of sinners; and do Thou, in Thy great goodness, grant pardon to them who seek Thy mercy, in the name of the same Thy Son, Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, world without end
Sacred Heart, Litany of the - ...
Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus ...
Lord, have mercy. ...
Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, formed in the womb of the Virgin Mother by the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, united substantially with the word of God, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, glowing furnace of charity, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, vessel of justice and love, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, king and center of all Hearts, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, in whom dwelleth all the fullness of the Divinity, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father is well pleased, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, patient and rich in mercy, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, rich to all who invoke Thee, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, fount of life and holiness, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, saturated with revilings, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, crushed for our iniquities, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, made obedient unto death, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, victim for our sins, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in Thee, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in Thee, have mercy on us. ...
Heart of Jesus, delight of all saints, have mercy on us. Jesus, meek and humble of Heart. Make our Hearts like unto Thine. Almighty and everlasting God, look upon the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son and upon the acts of praise and satisfaction which He renders unto Thee in the name of sinners; and do Thou, in Thy great goodness, grant pardon to them who seek Thy mercy, in the name of the same Thy Son, Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee, world without end
Hearts - In Christian art a wounded Heart, encircled with thorns and surmounted by a cross, represents the Sacred Heart of Jesus. ...
A Heart surrounded by a wreath of roses and transfixed by a sword is the Heart of Mary. ...
A Heart is also a symbol of one of the theological virtues, Charity. ...
A flaming Heart is associated with Saint Augustine of Hippo, in allusion to a passage in his "Confessions
Heart - The Heart in all languages is considered as the leading principle of action and of character. ...
"A good man, (saith the Lord Jesus) out of the good treasure of his Heart, bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man, out of the evil treasure of his Heart, bringeth forth that which is evil; for out of the abundance of the Heart the mouth speaketh. " (Luke 6:45) Hence a change of circumstances in spiritual concerns, from darkness to light, is called"the taking away the Heart of stone, and giving an Heart of flesh, turning the Heart of the fathers to the children, and the children to the fathers. "Hence the Lord saith, in reference to his whole church, "I will give them one Heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever
Lubin - Heart of a man; Heart of the sea
Obduration - ) A hardening of the Heart; hardness of Heart
r.s.h. - = Religious of the Sacred Heart (often wrongly called Ladies of the Sacred Heart) ...
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Scapular of the - Besides the well-known badge of the Sacred Heart, there is a scapular, approved and indulgenced by Pope Leo XIII in 1900. It is white, bearing pictures of the Heart of Jesus and the Heart of Mary
Scapular of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - Besides the well-known badge of the Sacred Heart, there is a scapular, approved and indulgenced by Pope Leo XIII in 1900. It is white, bearing pictures of the Heart of Jesus and the Heart of Mary
Heart - The Heart is often referred to in scripture as the seat of the affections and of the passions, also of wisdom and understanding — hence we read of 'the wise in Heart,' also the Lord gave to Solomon 'a wise and understanding Heart. But before the deluge God's verdict of man was that every imagination of the thoughts of his Heart was only evil continually. And the Lord said, Out of the Heart of man proceed evil thoughts and every form of wickedness. The law required man to love God with all his Heart. The reception of the gospel must be in the Heart, Romans 10:9 ; and God enables a hearer to receive the good news in 'an honest and good Heart,' upon which there is fruit. In new creation there is a 'pure Heart,' the Christian being led by the Holy Spirit
Hardness of the Heart - The Bible speaks of the attitude both as stemming from the human Heart and from God's action. ...
As in secular psychology the word “personality” does not refer to a single entity, but is rather a cluster of ideas, so the biblical teaching about the Heart has a group of meanings. Hebrew can describe thinking as, “Esau said in his Heart” (Genesis 27:41 ). Jesus, while healing the palsied man, challenged the scribes, “Why reason ye these things in your Hearts?” (Mark 2:8 ). ...
The Heart was also the seat of the emotions. When the father was urging his son to be well behaved he gave a reason, “My son, be wise, and make my Heart glad” (Proverbs 27:11 ). The king spoke to his cupbearer about his sad countenance, “this is nothing else but sorrow of Heart” (Nehemiah 2:2 ). Even the emotion of hatred comes from the Heart, “Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine Heart” (Leviticus 19:17 ). ...
The functions of the will—both good and bad—came from the Heart. “The Heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9 ). It is the source of pride, “Then thine Heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God” (Deuteronomy 8:14 ). Paul emphasized that “with the Heart man believeth unto righteousness” (Romans 10:10 ). Since God makes contact with people, it is important that we have Hearts that are ready (Job 23:16 ). One of the most important ways of resisting God is for a person to “harden his Heart. ...
When God's people were in captivity in Egypt, “Pharaoh hardened his Heart” (Exodus 8:32 ) as he refused to let the Israelites go. One of the puzzling aspects of this hard Heart is that in the next chapter in the contest between God and Pharaoh, “the Lord hardened the Heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them” (Exodus 9:12 ). ...
The explanation of saying God hardened Pharaoh's Heart seems to be that this is the way of punishment which comes as the consequence of his own initial self hardening. Pharaoh hardened his own Heart and then became confirmed in his obstinacy. This makes more relevant the warning in the Psalms, “Harden not your Heart” (Psalm 95:8 ). ...
In the New Testament Jesus took up the same theme as He warned His disciples, “Have ye your Heart yet hardened?” (Mark 8:17 ). Hardening the Heart was also seen as evidence of skepticism, “They considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their Heart was hardened” (Mark 6:52 ). ...
God's people can have hardened Hearts and begin to complain when God's ethical standards seem too high. Discussing the permanence of marriage and the concession that Moses made to the children of Israel, Jesus said, “For the hardness of your Heart he wrote you this precept. Even though the word was part of Scripture (Deuteronomy 24:1 ), it was simply a concession to the hardness of the people's Hearts. ...
Failure to hear the voice of God may come from a hardened Heart (Proverbs 28:14 ; Proverbs 29:1 ). ...
Scottish people speak about falling in love as “having a soft Heart,” and God's people must constantly maintain a soft Heart towards their Lord, ever remembering the exhortation of the writer of the Hebrews letter, “Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your Hearts” (Hebrews 4:7 )
Courage - ) Heart; inclination; desire; will. ) That quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear, or fainting of Heart; valor; boldness; resolution. ) The Heart; spirit; temper; disposition
Monocardian - ) Having a single Heart, as fishes and amphibians. ) An animal having a single Heart
Heart - "Heart" (Hebrew lebab/leb [1], Gk. ...
The Heart as Center of Physical Activity . "Heart" denotes to both ancient and modern peoples the beating chest organ protected by the rib cage. Ancient people, however, understood the Heart's physical function differently than moderns. From their viewpoint the Heart was the central organ that moved the rest of the body. Ancients ate to strengthen the Heart and so revive the body. Abraham offers his weary guests food so that they might "sustain their Hearts" and then go on their way (Genesis 18:5 ). The hiddenness and inaccessibility of the physical Heart give rise to its figurative sense for anything that is remote and inaccessible. The "heart of the seas" (Jonah 2:3 ) refers to the sea's fathomless, unapproachable depths and the "heart of the heavens" is its most unreachable height. ...
The Heart as Center of Hidden Emotional-Intellectual-Moral Activity . "Man looks at the outward appearance, " says Samuel, "but the lord looks at the Heart" (1 Samuel 16:7 ). The king's Heart is unsearchable to humankind (Proverbs 25:3 ), but the Lord searches all Hearts to reward all according to their conduct (Jeremiah 17:10 ). In the time of judgment God will expose the hidden counsels of the Heart (1 Corinthians 4:5 ). ...
Jesus says that the Heart's secrets are betrayed by the mouth, even as a tree's fruit discloses its nature (Matthew 12:33-34 ). "A wise man's Heart guides his mouth, " says Solomon (Proverbs 16:23 ). Most important, the mouth confesses what the Heart trusts (Romans 10:9 ; cf. ...
Moderns connect some of the Heart's emotional-intellectual-moral functions with the brain and glands, but its functions are not precisely equivalent for three reasons. ...
Second, the Heart's reasoning, as well as its feeling, depends on its moral condition. Jesus said that "from within, out of men's Hearts, come evil thoughts" (Mark 7:21 ). Because the human Heart is deceitful above all things (Jeremiah 17:9 ) and folly is found up in the Heart of a child (Proverbs 22:15 ), the Spirit of God must give humans a new Heart (Jeremiah 31:33 ; Ezekiel 36:26 ) through faith that purifies it (Acts 15:9 ; cf. ...
Third, moderns distinguish between the brain's thoughts and a person's actions, but the distinction between thought and action is inappropriate for Heart. "The word is very near you, " says Moses to a regenerated Israel, "in your mouth and in your Heart" (Deuteronomy 30:14 ). ...
The Heart's Emotional Functions . The Lord, who knows our Hearts (Luke 16:15 ), experiences its full range of emotions: for example, its joy (Deuteronomy 28:47 ; 1 Samuel 2:1 ; Proverbs 15:15 ) and its sorrow (1 Samuel 1:8 ); its raging (2 Kings 6:11 ) and its peace (Colossians 3:15 ); its feeling troubled (John 14:1 ) and its rejoicing (1 Samuel 2:1 ; Psalm 104:15 ); its love (Romans 5:5 ; 1 Peter 1:22 ) and its selfish ambition (James 3:14 ); its modes of doubts (Mark 11:23 ) and of fear (Genesis 42:28 ) and its mode of trusting (Proverbs 3:5 ); when it rises up in repulsive pride (Deuteronomy 8:14 ) or, as in the case of Jesus, is lowly and humble (Matthew 11:29 ); and when one loses Heart (Hebrews 12:3 ) or takes Heart (John 16:33 ). ...
The emotional state of the Heart affects the rest of a person: "A happy Heart makes the face cheerful, but Heartache crushes the spirit" (Proverbs 15:13 ); "a cheerful Heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones" (17:22). ...
The Heart also wishes, desires. The father warns his son against coveting the adulteress's beauty (Proverbs 6:25 ) and against envying sinners in his Heart (Proverbs 23:17 ). Above all else the Heart of a saint seeks God (Psalm 119:2,10 ). This is effected, says Jesus, by putting your treasures in heaven, for "where your treasure is, there your Heart will be also" (Matthew 6:21 ). If we look for God with all our Heart, Moses promises we will find him (Deuteronomy 4:28-29 ). ...
The Heart's Intellectual-Spiritual Functions . The Heart thinks (Matthew 9:4 ; Mark 2:8 ), remembers, reflects, and meditates (Psalm 77:5-6 ; Luke 2:19 ). Solomon's comprehensive knowledge of flora and fauna is described as his breadth of Heart (1 Kings 4:29 ). ...
More specifically, as the eyes were meant to see and the ears to hear, the Heart is meant to understand, to discern, to give insight. the Hebrew text of Proverbs 2:10 , "wisdom will enter your Heart" by "wisdom will come into your understanding (dianoian [3])" because to them it meant the same thing. When a person lacks insight the Hebrew speaks of a "lack of Heart. Isaiah was commissioned: "Make the Heart of this people calloused; otherwise they might understand with their Hearts" (Isaiah 6:10 ). Pharaoh hardened his Heart lest he hear Moses and gain insight about the Lord (Exodus 8:15 ), and the Lord hardened it irrevocably (7:13; 9:12). Paul says of the perverse, their foolish Hearts were darkened (Romans 1:21 ); they could not see the light of moral truth. The Hearts of saints, however, are enlightened (2Col 4:6; Ephesians 1:18 ). ...
Moderns speak of learning by Heart, by which they mean rote memory. In the Bible, however, learning by Heart is not like memorizing the multiplication tables; it must be mixed with spiritual affections. The Lord complains of apostate Israel that their worship "is made up only of rules taught by men" but "their Hearts are far from me" (Isaiah 29:13 ). ...
As the mouth reveals what is the Heart, the ear determines what goes into it. The father tells his son to "store up my commands within you"; he then adds: by "turning your ear to wisdom, and you will incline your Heart to understanding" (Proverbs 2:2 ). When Moses says, "these commandments are to be upon your Hearts" (Deuteronomy 6:6 ), he commands his hearers to remain conscious of them. This idea is expressed by the metaphor of writing on the tablet of the Heart (Proverbs 3:3 ; Jeremiah 17:1 ). In short, the Heart needs to be educated by filling it with God's word (Proverbs 22:17-18 ). ...
The Heart functions as the conscience. After David showed insubordination against the anointed king by cutting off the corner of his robe, his Heart smote him (1 Samuel 24:5 ), and after Peter's sermon the audience was "cut to the Heart" (Acts 2:37 ). The Heart may condemn us, but God is greater than our Hearts (1 John 3:20 ). David prays that God would create for him a pure Heart to replace his defiled conscience (Psalm 51:10 ). ...
Finally, the Heart plans, makes commitments, and decides. "In his Heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps" (Proverbs 16:9 ). Because of this critical function, the father instructs the son: "Above all else, guard your Heart, for it is the wellspring of life (4:23). The Lord detests "a Heart that devises wicked schemes" (6:18). ...
The greatest commandment according to Jesus is "Love the Lord your God with all your Heart" (Matthew 22:37 ). ...
One speaks to the Heart of another to move that person to a decision (Isaiah 40:2 ; Hosea 2:14 ). The father asks the son for his Heart (Proverbs 23:26 ), by which he means that the son make a conscious decision to follow his instructions. The impenitent, however, have Hearts that are insensitive, obstinate (Mark 3:5 ; 6:52 ), and hard (Matthew 19:8 ); they cannot be moved in a new direction. Waltke...
See also Hardening, Hardness of Heart ...
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Heart - 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 ; Compare 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. 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 ). Hence the Heart must be changed, regenerated (Ezekiel 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
Heart-Whole - ) Having the Heart or affections free; not in love. ) Of a single and sincere Heart
Heartily - ) From the Heart; with all the Heart; with sincerity. ) With zeal; actively; vigorously; willingly; cordially; as, he Heartily assisted the prince
Dicentra - ) A genus of herbaceous plants, with racemes of two-spurred or Heart-shaped flowers, including the Dutchman's breeches, and the more showy Bleeding Heart (D
Ventricle - ) A cavity, or one of the cavities, of an organ, as of the larynx or the brain; specifically, the posterior chamber, or one of the two posterior chambers, of the Heart, which receives the blood from the auricle and forces it out from the Heart. See Heart
Hearted - Taken to Heart. Composed of Hearts. Laid up in the Heart. This word is chiefly used in composition, as hard-hearted, faint-hearted, stout-hearted, &c
o Sacred Heart! - The fourth verse reads: ...
O Sacred Heart!...
Our trust is all in Thee;...
For though earth's night be dark and drear,...
Thou breathest rest where Thou art near,...
O Sacred Heart! ...
Heartily - from Hearty. From the Heart with all the Heart with sincerity really. ...
I Heartily forgive them. He Heartily assisted the prince. Eagerly freely largely as, to eat Heartily
Pant - To palpitate to beat with preternatural violence or rapidity, as the Heart in terror, or after hard labor, or in anxious desire or suspense. Yet might her piteous Heart be seen to pant and quake. ...
As the Heart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. Palpitation of the Heart
Self-Government - See Heart
Morsel - It is better to have a very little of anything with a quiet Heart, than to have a great supply of everything with a troubled Heart
Sacred Heart Badge - An oval of red woolen material bearing a picture of the Sacred Heart of Our Lord. It is the badge of the League of the Sacred Heart (the Apostleship of Prayer), a world-wide society fostered by the Society of Jesus
Cordoform - ) Heart-shaped
Herte - ) A Heart
Bitter - If the Heart is right with GOD, then all that comes out of it will be blessed and good. If bitterness comes out, it is because the Heart is contaminated
Heart - Romans 1:21, "their foolish Heart was darkened. " Ephesians 1:18, "the eyes of your understanding (the Vaticanus manuscript; but the Sinaiticus and Alexandrinus manuscripts 'heart') being enlightened. " Thus, the Scripture implies that the Heart and the head act and react on one another; and in men's unbelief it is the will that perverts the intellectual perceptions. See Jeremiah 17:9; Hosea 7:11, "Ephraim is like a silly dove without Heart," i
Heartlet - ) A little Heart
Shaalbim - That beholds the Heart
Reins - The kidneys, the supposed seat of the desires and affections; used metaphorically for "heart. " The "reins" and the "heart" are often mentioned together, as denoting the whole moral constitution of man (Psalm 7:9 ; 16:7 ; 26:2 ; 139:13 ; Jeremiah 17:10 , etc
Personality - See Anthropology ; Heart ; Humanity ; Mind
Heart-Eating - ) Preying on the Heart
Heartyhale - ) Good for the Heart
Heartdeep - ) Rooted in the Heart
Obfirmation - ) Hardness of Heart; obduracy
Avodah shebeleiv - service of the Heart; prayer...
Throb - ) To beat, or pulsate, with more than usual force or rapidity; to beat in consequence of agitation; to palpitate; - said of the Heart, pulse, etc. ) A beat, or strong pulsation, as of the Heart and arteries; a violent beating; a papitation:...
Devotion to the Pure Heart of Mary - Devotion to the pure Heart of Mary was inspired by the love of that Heart for God and man, and also, from the desire to honor the Immaculate Heart which was a symbol of all that was purest and best, of all heroic virtue, of charity, of purity, of humility. Public devotion to the Heart of Mary was first promulgated by Saint John Eudes. The devotion was given new impetus by the apparition of the miraculous medal and the establishment of the archconfraternity of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Refuge of Sinners, at Our Lady of Victories, Paris
d.h.m. - = Daughters of the Heart of Mary ...
m.h.s.h. - = Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart ...
Bigaroon - ) The large white-heart cherry
Cardiacle - ) A pain about the Heart
g.n.s.h. - = Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart ...
Lebbeus - A man of Heart; praising; confessing
Libya - The Heart of the sea; fat
r.c.j. - = Rogationists of the Sacred Heart; Rogationists ...
Desert - Isaiah 35:1 (c) This is typical of the marvelous change in a dry, barren human Heart when CHRIST comes in to dwell and the living water flows freely. ...
Isaiah 43:19 (c) The blessing of GOD will remove all barrenness and relieve all drought when once He is admitted to rule and reign in the Heart. ...
Jeremiah 17:6 (c) A type of the surroundings in which one gets no blessing for his soul, no food for his Heart, no light for his mind - a religious desert
Cardiac - ) Exciting action in the Heart, through the medium of the stomach; cordial; stimulant. ) Pertaining to, resembling, or hear the Heart; as, the cardiac arteries; the cardiac, or left, end of the stomach
Heartswelling - ) Rankling in, or swelling, the Heart
Heartquake - ) Trembling of the Heart; trepidation; fear
m.c.c.j. - = Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus ...
f.s.c.j. - = Sons of the Sacred Heart; Verona Fathers ...
Doublehearted - ) Having a false Heart; deceitful; treacherous
Right-Hearted - ) Having a right Heart or disposition
Cordate - ) Heart-shaped; as, a cordate leaf
a.s.c.j. - = Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus ...
r.s.c.j. - = Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus ...
r.s.h.m. - = Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary ...
s.s.c.m. - = Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary ...
Hungry - Psalm 107:5, Psalm 107:9 (a) This type represents the deep Heart desire which comes in a human Heart when it realizes the need of GOD
Hardening, Hardness of Heart - In the Scriptures various aspects of human anatomy are used to define the whole person, but the most frequently used is Heart. The Heart is the seat of emotion (Psalm 25:1 ; Proverbs 14:10 ; Isaiah 66:14 ; John 14:1 ; Romans 9:2 ), intelligence (Proverbs 16:1 ; Luke 9:47 ), morality (Psalm 58:2 ; Romans 1:24 ), human choice (Deuteronomy 8:2 ; Luke 21:34 ; Acts 11:23 ), and one's religious life (Deuteronomy 6:5 ; Jeremiah 31:33 ; Romans 10:9-10 ; Galatians 4:6 ). The Heart, in effect, is the whole person in all of his or her distinctive human activity as a thinking, planning, willing, feeling, worshiping, socially interacting being. And, of course, when the person is not living according to God's will, it is the Heart that is described as darkened, rebellious, callous, unfeeling, or idolatrous. It is within the Heart that God works; hence the human Heart may be tender and soft or as hard as stone (Ezekiel 11:19 ). It is in this context that hardening or hardness of the Heart must be understood. The Heart represents the total response of a person to life around him or her and to the religious and moral demands of God. Hardness of Heart thus describes a negative condition in which the person ignores, spurns, or rejects the gracious offer of God to be a part of his or her life. The Heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure (Jeremiah 17:9 ); it is hard, but not necessarily hardened. Hardening of the Heart goes beyond the tragic obtuseness of our inherited condition. So, working upon the fertile ground of our innately hard Hearts, sin may harden them further (Daniel 5:20 ; Ephesians 4:18 ; Hebrews 3:12 ). People may harden their own Hearts, in sinful rebellion, in bitterness over circumstances, or in sheer self-will (Exodus 9:34-35 ; 2 Chronicles 36:13 ; Zechariah 7:12 ; Hebrews 3:15 ). In a few instances, such as Pharaoh and the Egyptians (Exodus 7:3 ; 9:12 ), Sihon, king of Heshbon (Deuteronomy 2:30 ), and the Hivites living in Gibeon (Joshua 11:19-20 ), it is said that God hardened their Hearts. That they were morally responsible for their condition is a theological given, and we are warned not to harden our Hearts as they did, a command that would make no sense if hardening were simply God's act (1 Samuel 6:6 ). In the psalms, the wicked are described as having a calloused Heart (17:10; 73:7; 119:70). God tells Isaiah that Israel, with its calloused Heart, will reject him as God's messenger when he goes to them (Isaiah 6:9-10 ). ...
For the believers of both the Old Testament (Psalm 95:8 ) and the New Testament (Hebrews 3:8,15 ; 4:7 ) the hardness of Israel's Heart served as a warning and a challenge not to react in the same way. Jesus, at one point, alludes to this by rebuking his disciples for the hardness of their Hearts (Mark 8:17-21 ). ...
Ultimately the hardness of the human Heart can only be repaired by the grace of God. It is he who can restore us, by taking away our Heart of stone and giving us a Heart of flesh (Ezekiel 11:18-21 ). Elwell...
See also Heart ...
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Heartstrike - ) To affect at Heart; to shock
f.d.n.s.c. - = Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart ...
i.c.m. - = Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary ...
i.h.m. - = Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary ...
Heartshaped - ) Having the shape of a Heart; cordate
Dead-Hearted - ) Having a dull, faint Heart; spiritless; listless
Single-Hearted - ) Having an honest Heart; free from duplicity
Acardiac - ) Without a Heart; as, an acardiac fetus
Heart - Heart. Jacob, for example, seems to have suffered in his old age from weakness of the Heart; a sudden failure of its action occurred on receipt of the unexpected but joyful news of Joseph’s great prosperity ( Genesis 45:26 ). ]'>[1] ‘tranquil’) Heart is the life of the flesh’ ( Proverbs 14:30 ) is primarily intended as a psychological truth, the simile is evidently borrowed from a universally recognized physiological fact (cf. Nor does it appear that OT writers were ignorant of the vital functions which the Heart is called on to discharge. Psalms 22:26 ; Psalms 69:32 , Isaiah 1:5 , where ‘head’ and ‘heart’ cover man’s whole being). Thus it is employed to denote the centre of man’s personal activities , the source whence the principles of his action derive their origin (see Genesis 6:5 ; Genesis 8:21 , where men’s evil deeds are attributed to corruption of the Heart). We are, therefore, able to understand the significance of the Psalmist’s penitential prayer, ‘Create in me a clean Heart’ ( Psalms 51:10 ), and the meaning of the prophet’s declaration, ‘a new Heart also will I give you’ ( Ezekiel 36:26 ; cf. The Heart, moreover, was considered to be the seat of the emotions and passions ( Deuteronomy 19:6 , 1 Kings 8:38 , Isaiah 30:29 ; cf. Psalms 104:15 , where the Heart is said to be moved to gladness by the use of wine). ]'>[3] of the original text, the Heart is said to be conscious both of sorrow and of joy; cf. The monitions of the conscience are said to proceed from the Heart ( Job 27:6 ), and the counterpart of the NT expression ‘branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron’ ( 1 Timothy 4:2 RV [4] ) is found in the OT words ‘I will harden his Heart’ ( Exodus 4:21 ; cf. Closely connected with the idea of conscience is that of moral character, and so we find ‘a new Heart’ as the great desideratum of a people needing restoration to full and intimate relationship with God ( Ezekiel 18:31 ; cf. It is, therefore, in those movements which characterize repentance, placed in antithesis to outward manifestations of sorrow for sin, ‘Rend your Heart and not your garments’ ( Joel 2:13 ). In the recorded utterances of Jesus, so profoundly influenced by the ancient writings of the Jewish Church, the Heart occupies a very central place. The beatific vision is reserved for those whose Hearts are ‘pure’ ( Matthew 5:8 ; cf. The Heart is compared to the soil on which seed is sown; it containsmoral potentialities which spring into objective existence in the outward life of the receiver ( Luke 8:15 ; cf. , however, Mark 4:15-20 , where no mention is made of this organ; see also Matthew 13:18 , in which the Heart is referred to, as in Isaiah 6:10 , as the seat of the spiritual understanding). Hidden within the remote recesses of the Heart are those principles and thoughts which will inevitably spring into active life, revealing its purity or its native corruption ( Luke 6:45 ; cf. It is the infallible index of human character, but can be read only by Him who ‘searcheth the Hearts’ ( Romans 8:27 ; cf. John uses ‘heart,’ whose judgments in the moral sphere are final ( 1 John 3:20 f. He seems, in fact, to regard conscience as a function of the Heart rather than as an independent moral and spiritual organ ( Romans 2:15 , where both words occur; cf. , to express the elements of intellectual activity in man, we find him constantly reverting to the Heart as discharging functions closely allied to these (cf. ‘the eyes of your Heart,’ Ephesians 1:18 ; see also 2 Corinthians 4:6 ). Paul, too, the Heart is the seat of the determination or will (cf. 1 Corinthians 7:37 , where ‘steadfast in Heart’ is equivalent to will-power)
Mater Admirabilis - Title under which Our Lady is especially venerated in the convents of the Religious of the Sacred Heart, who began as a religious institute on the feast of the Presentation of Our Lady in the Temple. A fresco in the Trinita dei Monti, the Sacred Heart convent in Rome, painted by a novice in 1844 and entitled "Mater Admirabilis," is beautifully enshrined in a chapel, and numbers come to pray there, receiving remarkable heavenly favors. Our Lady is represented as a young girl at school in the Temple and as such has become the model of perfection to pupils in Sacred Heart convents
Novena of the Sacred Heart - The Holy See has granted indulgences for nine days of prayer in honor of the Sacred Heart. They may be gained twice yearly, once in connection with the Feast of the Sacred Heart and once at any time during the year, using any form of prayers approved by competent ecclesiastical authority. This novena was translated into many languages and contributed greatly to the spread of the devotion to the Sacred Heart
Admirabilis, Mater - Title under which Our Lady is especially venerated in the convents of the Religious of the Sacred Heart, who began as a religious institute on the feast of the Presentation of Our Lady in the Temple. A fresco in the Trinita dei Monti, the Sacred Heart convent in Rome, painted by a novice in 1844 and entitled "Mater Admirabilis," is beautifully enshrined in a chapel, and numbers come to pray there, receiving remarkable heavenly favors. Our Lady is represented as a young girl at school in the Temple and as such has become the model of perfection to pupils in Sacred Heart convents
Sacred Heart, Novena of the - The Holy See has granted indulgences for nine days of prayer in honor of the Sacred Heart. They may be gained twice yearly, once in connection with the Feast of the Sacred Heart and once at any time during the year, using any form of prayers approved by competent ecclesiastical authority. This novena was translated into many languages and contributed greatly to the spread of the devotion to the Sacred Heart
c.i.c.m. - = Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Scheut Missions) ...
Heart-Wounded - ) Wounded to the Heart with love or grief
Hemisystole - ) Contraction of only one ventricle of the Heart
Endocardium - ) The membrane lining the cavities of the Heart
Unveracity - ) Want of veracity; untruthfulness; as, unveracity of Heart
Unheart - ) To cause to lose Heart; to dishearten
s.c.i. - = Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart; Dehonians ...
s.c.j. - = Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart; Dehonians ...
s.s.c.j. - = Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus ...
Corcule - ) The Heart of the seed; the embryo or germ
Cardiometry - ) Measurement of the Heart, as by percussion or auscultation
Quadrilocular - ) Having four cells, or cavities; as, a quadrilocular Heart
Pericardial - ) Of or pertaining to pericardium; situated around the Heart
Heartsick - ) Sick at Heart; extremely depressed in spirits; very despondent
White-Heart - ) A somewhat Heart-shaped cherry with a whitish skin
Heart, Heartily - 1: καρδία (Strong's #2588 — Noun Feminine — kardia — kar-dee'-ah ) "the Heart" (Eng. In other words, the Heart is used figuratively for the hidden springs of the personal life. "The Bible describes human depravity as in the 'heart', because sin is a principle which has its seat in the center of man's inward life, and then 'defiles' the whole circuit of his action, Matthew 15:19,20 . On the other hand, Scripture regards the Heart as the sphere of Divine influence, Romans 2:15 ; Acts 15:9 . The Heart, as lying deep within, contains 'the hidden man,' 1 Peter 3:4 , the real man. ...
The Heart, in its moral significance in the OT, includes the emotions, the reason and the will. ...
2: ψυχή (Strong's #5590 — Noun Feminine — psuche — psoo-khay' ) the soul, or life, is rendered "heart" in Ephesians 6:6 (marg. , "soul"), "doing the will of God from the Heart. , "from (the) soul," is rendered "heartily. " ...
Notes: (1) the RV, "heart" is substituted for AV, "bowels," in Colossians 3:12 ; Philemon 1:7,12,20 . (2) In 2 Corinthians 3:3 , the RV has "tables" that are Hearts of flesh," for AV, "fleshly tables of the Heart. have kardia, "(the eyes of your) Heart;" some have dianoia, "understanding" (AV). (4) In Hebrews 8:10 ; 10:16 , the AV has "in their Hearts" and "into their Hearts;" RV, "on their Heart. " (5) In Luke 21:26 , where there is no word for "hearts" in the original, the RV has "men fainting (for fear). " (6) In 2 Corinthians 7:2 , the verb choreo, to make room for, "receive" (AV), is translated, or rather, interpreted, "open your Hearts," RV, marg
Heart - ) To give Heart to; to Hearten; to encourage; to inspirit. ) To form a compact center or Heart; as, a Hearting cabbage. ) One of a series of playing cards, distinguished by the figure or figures of a Heart; as, Hearts are trumps. ) 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. ) 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. ) 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
Nitre - ) Proverbs 25:20, "as vinegar upon nitre so is he that singeth songs to an heavy Heart. " To the feelings of the heavy at Heart songs are as grating and irritative as acid poured on alkali
Malignity - Extreme enmity, or evil dispositions of Heart towards another malice without provocation, or malevolence with baseness of Heart deep rooted spite
Double Heart - 1 Chronicles 12:33 (a) A Heart which is divided in its loyalty and fealty is referred to here. ...
Psalm 12:2 (a) This describes the hypocrite's Heart
Blackheart - ) A Heart-shaped cherry with a very dark-colored skin
Antares - ) The principal star in Scorpio: - called also the Scorpion's Heart
Cardiolgy - ) The science which treats of the Heart and its functions
Oxheart - ) A large Heart-shaped cherry, either black, red, or white
Large-Hearted - ) Having a large or generous Heart or disposition; noble; liberal
Pant - Psalm 38:10 (b) In times of distress, weariness and discouragement the Heart has a deep desire for someone, or something, to satisfy that craving. ...
Psalm 42:1 (a) This represents a Heart hunger for the presence of GOD, and the fellowship of the Lord. ...
Amos 2:7 (a) By this we understand the deep longing of the sinner's Heart for the wicked things of earth to satisfy his lusts and desires
Anne Madeleine Remuzat, Venerable - In 1713 she received a revelation concerning the Sacred Heart, and was the means of spreading this devotion through many countries. Her influence caused Bishop Henri Belsunce to establish the Association of Perpetual Adoration of the Sacred Heart at Marseilles, and to institute a feast of the Sacred Heart
Remuzat, Anne Madeleine, Venerable - In 1713 she received a revelation concerning the Sacred Heart, and was the means of spreading this devotion through many countries. Her influence caused Bishop Henri Belsunce to establish the Association of Perpetual Adoration of the Sacred Heart at Marseilles, and to institute a feast of the Sacred Heart
c.m.f. - = Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; Cordis Mariae Filius; Claretians ...
Heartstring - ) A nerve or tendon, supposed to brace and sustain the Heart
Cardioid - ) An algebraic curve, so called from its resemblance to a Heart
Cardiography - ) Description of the Heart
Prediastolic - ) Preceding the diastole of the Heart; as, a prediastolic friction sound
Pericardium - ) The double baglike fold of serous membrane which incloses the Heart
Hemicardia - ) A lateral half of the Heart, either the right or left
Asystole - ) A weakening or cessation of the contractile power of the Heart
Enhearten - ) To give Heart to; to fill with courage; to embolden
Heart - The word "heart" is used in the Scriptures to indicate many attitudes of the mind and many various kinds of affections and reactions. ...
We read that the Lord searches the Heart, Jeremiah 17:10. ...
In Joshua 24:23 we read about the Heart that is inclined to the Lord. ...
Our Lord spoke of being "in the Heart of the earth. ...
There is an honest and good Heart described in Luke 8:15. ...
A broken Heart is described in Psalm 34:18, and Psalm 51:17. ...
In Hebrews 3:12 we read of an "evil Heart of unbelief in departing from the living God. ...
At the end of the Old Testament in Malachi 4:6, we read of a Heart that is turned unto the Lord. ...
The stony Heart is described in Ezekiel 11:19, and chapter 36:26. ...
The Heart that fails describes that one who is overcome with fear, horror and despair. This Heart is described in1Sa17:32, and in Luke 21:26. ...
We read in2Co3:3 of the fleshy Heart. This passage really refers to the physical Heart which is made of flesh. ...
The understanding Heart is mentioned in1Ki3:9,12. ...
The expression found in Luke 24:25 "slow of Heart" refers to, that attitude of the Heart wherein the person questions the truth of GOD's statements, and hesitates about believing in the Word and work of CHRIST JESUS. ...
One miracle of GOD's grace is found in the expression "the multitude was of one Heart. The expression "lay it to Heart" describes that attitude in which one will accept the Word that he hears, and will apply it to his own soul. ...
Job 23:16 (a) The troubles and sorrows that had come upon Job caused him to be very tender and soft in his spirit so that there was no pride, hardness, nor self-sufficiency in his Heart
Renew - RENEW, RENEWING...
I pause at these words purposely to drop an observation or two on a point of so much consequence, in the Christian life, as the blessed effects of these divine operations in the Heart, by God the Holy Ghost. He opens the eye to see, and the Heart to feel, the dreadful consequences of sin, and the infinite importance of salvation. His is the blessed act to bring the Heart savingly acquainted with the person, offices, characters, and relations of the Lord Jesus Christ. His is the delightful ministry to bring the distressed soul under the comforting influences of his supporting love, and to shew the Heart, under desponding circumstances, that there is more in Jesus's blood and righteousness to save, than in all our sins to destroy. And by bringing home these soul-strengthening, soul-refreshing views of Christ, and applying them with sovereign power to the Heart, "he fills the Heart with joy unspeakable and full of glory
Slowness of Heart - SLOWNESS OF Heart. Bengel, who paraphrases, ‘void of mind and slow of Heart’) as the joint cause of their failure to understand and believe the testimony of the prophets concerning Himself. Matthew 15:15-17; Matthew 16:8-12, John 14:9); and the order in which the epithets are employed in Luke 24:25 suggests that slowness of Heart is the root from which dulness of mind concerning spiritual truth springs. The disciples believed, but slowly, and with a heavy Heart. He and His words, in consequence, encountered in their Hearts an unwillingness to believe which generated, in its turn, failure to understand. Slowness of Heart thus reveals a moral fault. Slowness of Heart is the opposite extreme to that over-quickness of faith which our Lord stigmatized in the parable of the Sower under the figure of the rocky ground. Between these extremes there is a quickness of Heart which is ready to believe whatever bears the sufficient warrant of the Word of God. Thomas, on the other hand, illustrates slowness of Heart, while Christ’s treatment of him shows us how He deals with such slow believers and quickens their faith into great confessions (John 20:24-29)
Wickedness - ...
But wickedness expresses also the corrupt dispositions of the Heart. ...
In Heart ye work wickedness
Hardness of Heart - We meet with this expression very often in the word of God, and for the most part connected with the blindness of the Heart. Thus, it is said, (Mark 3:5) the Redeemer was grieved for the hardness of their Hearts; the margin of the Bible renders it the blindness of their Hearts. " From these, and the like passages, it is plain, that the terms are one and the same, and both mean hardness of Heart unfavourable to the reception of divine impressions. But what I beg the reader yet more particularly to mark in the phrase that not unfrequently in Scripture this blindness and hardness of the Heart is ascribed to the Lord's act. Thus in Isaiah the church in her prayer saith, "O Lord! why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our Heart from thy fear!" (Isaiah 63:17) And in John 12:39-40. it is said, that "they could not believe, because that Esaias had said, He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their Hearts. (Matthew 13:14-15; Mark 4:12; Luke 8:10; John 12:39-40; Acts 28:25-27; Romans 11:8) But it is remarkable, at the same time, in those quotations, how the hardening the Heart by the Lord is blended with the hardening of the Heart by themselves. "Make the Heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes. " And may not the Lord be said to do this, when in a fulness of blessings of his providence the tables of such men are so flowing over, that the bountiful hand which spreads the whole is lost and hidden from their view in a cloud of his own gifts? And when men become intoxicated, and over fed, and their eyes bloated with fatness, so that they neither discern the Lord's hand, yea, sometimes they see not one another, may not the Lord be said to make their Heart fat, and their eyes heavy, by thus furnishing the means, while the beasts themselves, by abusing the bounties of the Lord (which, if rightly used, would have made them his blessed instruments in disposing of them to feed the hungry bellies of the poor), may be truly said no less to close their own eyes, and to harden their own Hearts?...
I must not dismiss this article without taking with it the observation, how suited the Lord. Jesus is to remedy all the evils of a hardened Heart, and the blinded eye, in that lovely commission of his, "to heal the broken in Heart, and to give sight to them that were blind. " A broken Heart, in the full sense of the word, is a dead Heart, and the blind in Scripture is where the eyes are put out, as in the instance of Zedekiah. (Judges 16:21) And where the Lord Jesus exerciseth his grace, his almighty work is described under the strong term of making a new Heart, taking away "the Heart of stone, and giving an Heart of flesh; making all things new. " (2 Corinthians 5:17) Thus without Christ the Heart of all men is for ever hardened
Iblets - ) The inmeats, or edible viscera (heart, gizzard, liver, etc
m.s.c. - = Missionalrii Sacratissimi Cordia; Missionaries of the Sacred Heart...
- or -...
= Missionaries of Saint Charles ...
Anticor - ) A dangerous inflammatory swelling of a horse's breast, just opposite the Heart
Trilocular - ) Having three cells or cavities; as, a trilocular capsule; a trilocular Heart
Precordial - ) Situated in front of the Heart; of or pertaining to the praecordia
Obduracy - ) The duality or state of being obdurate; invincible hardness of Heart; obstinacy
Heart - HEART. —In the NT ‘heart’ (καρδία) is the word most commonly used to denote the inner nature of man, the secret core of his being, where the springs of his intellectual and moral activity reside. —Heart in the Gospels is variously regarded—...
1. —Persons are spoken of as pondering (Luke 2:19), musing (Luke 3:15), reasoning (Luke 5:22), having thoughts arising (Matthew 9:4, Luke 9:47; Luke 24:38) in their Heart; understanding or not with their Heart (Matthew 13:15, Mark 6:52; Mark 8:17); keeping, or laying up, things said or done, in their Heart (Luke 1:56; Luke 2:51). —The disciples are enjoined to settle in their Hearts not to meditate what they shall say (Luke 21:14); the fell design of Judas was put into his Heart by Satan (John 13:2); the adulterous act is virtually done in the intention of the Heart (Matthew 5:28). —Reproofs are given for the hardness of Heart which prevents the reception of the truth (Matthew 19:8, Mark 3:5; Mark 16:14), and for slowness of Heart to believe (Luke 24:25); there is an exhortation not to doubt in the Heart, but believe (Mark 11:23); and the pure in Heart have the promise of Divine illumination (Matthew 5:8). ...
In one passage only we find the phrase ‘the Heart of the earth’ (Matthew 12:40). Christ’s emphasis on the Heart. —The superlative importance which Christ attached to the Heart and its right condition was one of the pre-eminent characteristics of His teaching. He possessed an unrivalled insight into the workings of the Heart (John 2:24-25), and could read what was going on there with a penetration and accuracy often startling (Matthew 9:4; Matthew 12:25; Matthew 22:18, Mark 2:8, Luke 9:47). But His unique peculiarity was the seriousness and persistency with which He dealt with the Heart, and laboured for its purification as the one concern vital to the well-being of men. To the Heart He always appealed, and on its deepest instincts He sought to bring His influence to bear; and although in many of His utterances the Heart is not expressly named, it is still obvious that He had it directly in view. The Heart as the source of all the good or the evil in men’s lives. in His reply to the tradition-bound objectors, ‘Out of the Heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries,’ etc. ); and in that suggestive saying, ‘A good man out of the good treasure of his Heart bringeth forth that which is good, and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his Heart bringeth forth that which is evil’ (Luke 6:45); and the idea is to be found running through all His teaching. The dispositions and motives of the Heart as determining the religious value of actions. —Jesus unfailingly taught that the test of a man’s worth before God was not the outward propriety of his conduct, but the Heart-inclinations and purposes by which he was swayed (Luke 16:15). Even a correctly decorous Pharisee like Simon did not stand so high in the Divine estimation as the frail woman who had erred sadly, because, while he was proud and self-satisfied in his moral respectability, she, amid all her failings, was melted into Heartfelt penitence and gratitude (Luke 7:36-39). A man’s conduct may be free from all formal commission of impurity, but if he lust after a woman in his Heart, the stain of impurity is already incurred (Matthew 5:28). On the other hand, humble and obscure actions, like the widow’s offering and the publican’s supplication, He declared to be of inestimable worth in the eye of Heaven, by reason of the genuine Heart-feeling from which they sprang (Mark 12:41-44, Luke 18:13-14). And in the great Judgment-picture (Matthew 25:31-46), He made it clear that it is the frank, unaffected generosity of the Heart, finding expression in deeds of simple dutifulness, that ranks high in the Father’s sight and secures the reward of immortal blessedness. The regeneration of the Heart as essential both to a right relation to God and to true happiness. —The repentance Jesus preached meant a change of Heart (Matthew 4:17; Matthew 9:13, Luke 13:3); the conversion He urged as a necessity was a turning of the Heart to God as the source of life and grace (Matthew 13:15, Mark 4:12, John 12:40), a restoration of the childlike spirit (Matthew 18:3), a new birth within, apart from which it is impossible to enjoy the blessings of the heavenly Kingdom (John 3:3-7). When orthodox Jews took a stand on their connexion with an ancient religious organization with its high covenanted privileges, and boasted of being children of Abraham, Christ flatly challenged their right to such a title, because of the vile purposes they cherished in their Hearts, which proved that they did not possess Abraham’s spirit (John 8:39). He avowed that a scorned publican like Zacchaeus, who was outside the pale of ecclesiastical recognition, was more truly a son of Abraham, in virtue of the higher dispositions which had been stirred in his Heart, and which placed him in the line of moral and spiritual descent (Luke 19:9). Again, in face of the arrogant presumption that restricted Divine blessing and salvation to those within the bounds of Judaism and its religious system, He held up the kind services of a generous Heart as sufficient to raise even a Samaritan to a level of equal worth before God (Luke 10:30-37). —Jesus attacked, sometimes with fiery indignation, the superficiality of that righteousness which was based on a punctilious attention to certain prescribed observances,—the tithing of mint and cummin, when justice, mercy, and the faith of the Heart were neglected (Matthew 23:23, Luke 11:42); the fastings which had no genuine penitence behind them (Matthew 6:17-18); the careful washing of hands, while the Heart was inwardly defiled (Matthew 15:2-3). It was His dominant idea that on the disposition of the Heart the spiritual value of worship depends (John 4:24), and He had strong warnings to utter against the offerings at the altar when sinister feelings were nursed within (Matthew 5:23), and the ascription of honour to God with the lips while the Heart was far from Him (Matthew 15:8). Thus He represented all external acts of righteousness which do not spring out of an upright, pious Heart as a mere hypocritical show, and not real righteousness (Matthew 6:1-6). In the light of the stress He laid on the hidden springs of action in the Heart, their moral regularity of life, founded on mere conformity to laws and rules, was bound to appear unsatisfactory and poor. —Such teaching, setting the renewed dispositions of the Heart far above the riches and honours of the world in value, supplied a potent counteractive to the proud security and self-assumption which prosperous worldliness is apt to beget. The parable of the Rich Fool is a vivid picture of the real poverty of the man who trusts in his worldly success and is not rich in the things that belong to the inner life (Luke 12:16-21); while in the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus there is another picture, fitted to break down the self-confidence of the prosperous, showing that the day will come when conditions may be reversed, and when Heart-qualities alone will determine the status and happiness of men (Luke 16:19-31). —By His insistence on the Heart as the vital element in righteousness, Christ transformed the whole character of religion. And He made it (3) a gracious influence,—commending itself to the general conscience, winning reverence, inspiring self-devotion, and transmitting from Heart to Heart fervours of aspiration after the things of God
Heart - HEART. —In the NT ‘heart’ (καρδία) is the word most commonly used to denote the inner nature of man, the secret core of his being, where the springs of his intellectual and moral activity reside. —Heart in the Gospels is variously regarded—...
1. —Persons are spoken of as pondering (Luke 2:19), musing (Luke 3:15), reasoning (Luke 5:22), having thoughts arising (Matthew 9:4, Luke 9:47; Luke 24:38) in their Heart; understanding or not with their Heart (Matthew 13:15, Mark 6:52; Mark 8:17); keeping, or laying up, things said or done, in their Heart (Luke 1:56; Luke 2:51). —The disciples are enjoined to settle in their Hearts not to meditate what they shall say (Luke 21:14); the fell design of Judas was put into his Heart by Satan (John 13:2); the adulterous act is virtually done in the intention of the Heart (Matthew 5:28). —Reproofs are given for the hardness of Heart which prevents the reception of the truth (Matthew 19:8, Mark 3:5; Mark 16:14), and for slowness of Heart to believe (Luke 24:25); there is an exhortation not to doubt in the Heart, but believe (Mark 11:23); and the pure in Heart have the promise of Divine illumination (Matthew 5:8). ...
In one passage only we find the phrase ‘the Heart of the earth’ (Matthew 12:40). Christ’s emphasis on the Heart. —The superlative importance which Christ attached to the Heart and its right condition was one of the pre-eminent characteristics of His teaching. He possessed an unrivalled insight into the workings of the Heart (John 2:24-25), and could read what was going on there with a penetration and accuracy often startling (Matthew 9:4; Matthew 12:25; Matthew 22:18, Mark 2:8, Luke 9:47). But His unique peculiarity was the seriousness and persistency with which He dealt with the Heart, and laboured for its purification as the one concern vital to the well-being of men. To the Heart He always appealed, and on its deepest instincts He sought to bring His influence to bear; and although in many of His utterances the Heart is not expressly named, it is still obvious that He had it directly in view. The Heart as the source of all the good or the evil in men’s lives. in His reply to the tradition-bound objectors, ‘Out of the Heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries,’ etc. ); and in that suggestive saying, ‘A good man out of the good treasure of his Heart bringeth forth that which is good, and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his Heart bringeth forth that which is evil’ (Luke 6:45); and the idea is to be found running through all His teaching. The dispositions and motives of the Heart as determining the religious value of actions. —Jesus unfailingly taught that the test of a man’s worth before God was not the outward propriety of his conduct, but the Heart-inclinations and purposes by which he was swayed (Luke 16:15). Even a correctly decorous Pharisee like Simon did not stand so high in the Divine estimation as the frail woman who had erred sadly, because, while he was proud and self-satisfied in his moral respectability, she, amid all her failings, was melted into Heartfelt penitence and gratitude (Luke 7:36-39). A man’s conduct may be free from all formal commission of impurity, but if he lust after a woman in his Heart, the stain of impurity is already incurred (Matthew 5:28). On the other hand, humble and obscure actions, like the widow’s offering and the publican’s supplication, He declared to be of inestimable worth in the eye of Heaven, by reason of the genuine Heart-feeling from which they sprang (Mark 12:41-44, Luke 18:13-14). And in the great Judgment-picture (Matthew 25:31-46), He made it clear that it is the frank, unaffected generosity of the Heart, finding expression in deeds of simple dutifulness, that ranks high in the Father’s sight and secures the reward of immortal blessedness. The regeneration of the Heart as essential both to a right relation to God and to true happiness. —The repentance Jesus preached meant a change of Heart (Matthew 4:17; Matthew 9:13, Luke 13:3); the conversion He urged as a necessity was a turning of the Heart to God as the source of life and grace (Matthew 13:15, Mark 4:12, John 12:40), a restoration of the childlike spirit (Matthew 18:3), a new birth within, apart from which it is impossible to enjoy the blessings of the heavenly Kingdom (John 3:3-7). When orthodox Jews took a stand on their connexion with an ancient religious organization with its high covenanted privileges, and boasted of being children of Abraham, Christ flatly challenged their right to such a title, because of the vile purposes they cherished in their Hearts, which proved that they did not possess Abraham’s spirit (John 8:39). He avowed that a scorned publican like Zacchaeus, who was outside the pale of ecclesiastical recognition, was more truly a son of Abraham, in virtue of the higher dispositions which had been stirred in his Heart, and which placed him in the line of moral and spiritual descent (Luke 19:9). Again, in face of the arrogant presumption that restricted Divine blessing and salvation to those within the bounds of Judaism and its religious system, He held up the kind services of a generous Heart as sufficient to raise even a Samaritan to a level of equal worth before God (Luke 10:30-37). —Jesus attacked, sometimes with fiery indignation, the superficiality of that righteousness which was based on a punctilious attention to certain prescribed observances,—the tithing of mint and cummin, when justice, mercy, and the faith of the Heart were neglected (Matthew 23:23, Luke 11:42); the fastings which had no genuine penitence behind them (Matthew 6:17-18); the careful washing of hands, while the Heart was inwardly defiled (Matthew 15:2-3). It was His dominant idea that on the disposition of the Heart the spiritual value of worship depends (Matthew 6:1-6), and He had strong warnings to utter against the offerings at the altar when sinister feelings were nursed within (Matthew 5:23), and the ascription of honour to God with the lips while the Heart was far from Him (Matthew 15:8). Thus He represented all external acts of righteousness which do not spring out of an upright, pious Heart as a mere hypocritical show, and not real righteousness (John 4:24). In the light of the stress He laid on the hidden springs of action in the Heart, their moral regularity of life, founded on mere conformity to laws and rules, was bound to appear unsatisfactory and poor. —Such teaching, setting the renewed dispositions of the Heart far above the riches and honours of the world in value, supplied a potent counteractive to the proud security and self-assumption which prosperous worldliness is apt to beget. The parable of the Rich Fool is a vivid picture of the real poverty of the man who trusts in his worldly success and is not rich in the things that belong to the inner life (Luke 12:16-21); while in the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus there is another picture, fitted to break down the self-confidence of the prosperous, showing that the day will come when conditions may be reversed, and when Heart-qualities alone will determine the status and happiness of men (Luke 16:19-31). —By His insistence on the Heart as the vital element in righteousness, Christ transformed the whole character of religion. And He made it (3) a gracious influence,—commending itself to the general conscience, winning reverence, inspiring self-devotion, and transmitting from Heart to Heart fervours of aspiration after the things of God
Heart-Robbing - ) Stealing the Heart or affections; winning
Presystolic - ) Preceding the systole or contraction of the Heart; as, the presystolic friction sound
Pylangium - ) The first and undivided part of the aortic trunk in the amphibian Heart
Diplocardiac - ) Having the Heart completely divided or double, one side systemic, the other pulmonary
Unregenerated - ) Not regenerated; not renewed in Heart; remaining or being at enmity with God
Joyful - ) Full of joy; having or causing joy; very glad; as, a joyful Heart
s.c. - = Brothers of the Sacred Heart...
- or -...
= Servants of Charity...
- or -...
= Sisters of the Cross ...
Antanaclasis - ) A repetition of words beginning a sentence, after a long parenthesis; as, Shall that Heart (which not only feels them, but which has all motions of life placed in them), shall that Heart, etc
True-Hearted - ) Of a faithful Heart; honest; sincere; not faithless or deceitful; as, a truhearted friend
Cardiosclerosis - ) Induration of the Heart, caused by development of fibrous tissue in the cardiac muscle
Carditis - ) Inflammation of the fleshy or muscular substance of the Heart
Lebbae'us - (a man of Heart ), one name of Jude, who was one of the twelve apostles
Heart - Heart. In the latter passage the apostle speaks of the light shining in our Hearts, teaching us of Christ as the one who reveals God. The Heart is declared to be corrupt and full of evil, Ecclesiastes 9:3, and deceit, Jeremiah 17:9, the seat of sin and crime, Matthew 15:19, as also of faith. The Lord "looketh on the Heart," 1 Samuel 16:7, in contrast to the outward appearance, and we are commanded to cultivate it, as the most important part of our nature, rather than external appearances. The expression, "to speak in the Heart," 1 Samuel 1:13, is synonymous with "to think
Epicardium - ) That of the pericardium which forms the outer surface of the Heart; the cardiac pericardium
Haslet - ) The edible viscera, as the Heart, liver, etc
Peridiastole - ) The almost inappreciable time which elapses between the systole and the diastole of the Heart
Cordiality - ) Sincere affection and kindness; warmth of regard; Heartiness. ) Relation to the Heart
Heart - Both Old and New Testaments speak repeatedly of the Heart as the centre of a person’s inner life. An examination of the hundreds of references to the Heart in the Bible will show that the word is not limited in its meaning to one particular part of a person. ...
‘Heart’ may refer to a person’s whole inner life – what the person really is (1 Samuel 16:7; Psalms 22:26; Proverbs 4:23; Matthew 22:37; 1 Thessalonians 2:4); or it may refer to attributes of human personality such as a person’s understanding (1 Kings 3:9; Proverbs 2:10; 1 Corinthians 2:9; Ephesians 1:18), desires (Deuteronomy 24:15; Proverbs 6:25; Matthew 6:21; Romans 1:24), feelings (Judges 19:6; Proverbs 14:10; Proverbs 15:30; John 14:27; James 3:14), determination (Exodus 8:15; 1 Kings 8:58; Romans 6:17; Colossians 3:22), or character (1 Samuel 13:14; Jeremiah 5:23; Romans 2:29; 2 Thessalonians 3:5; 1 Peter 3:4). ...
Sometimes ‘heart’ is used as another word for a person’s spirit (Psalms 51:10; Psalms 51:17; Ezekiel 36:26), soul (Deuteronomy 4:29; Proverbs 2:10; Acts 4:32) or mind (Mark 7:21-237; Ephesians 1:18; Hebrews 8:10; cf. )...
The Heart is what is sometimes referred to as ‘the inner being’, and is the source of all the wrong that a person does (Proverbs 6:14; Proverbs 6:18; Jeremiah 17:9; 1618529680_76; Romans 1:24-25; Ephesians 4:18; see SIN). Therefore, the Heart must be cleansed to bring forgiveness; or, to use another picture, it must be re-created to bring new spiritual life. ...
Since the Heart determines actions, a person must be careful to have right attitudes of Heart at all times (Leviticus 19:17; Psalms 4:4; 1 Timothy 1:5; James 3:14)
Minister: Need of Personal Tenderness - Speaking of the temper requisite to the right discharge of ministerial duty, Payson said, 'I never was fit to say a word to a sinner, except when I had a broken Heart myself; when I was subdued and melted into penitency, and felt as though I had just received pardon to my own soul, and when my Heart was full of tenderness and pity
Hearty - Having the Heart engaged in any thing sincere warm zealous as, to be Hearty in support of government. Proceeding from the Heart sincere warm as a Hearty welcome. Being full of health sound strong healthy as a Hearty man. Strong durable as Hearty timber. Having a keen appetite eating much as a Hearty eater. Strong nourishing as Hearty food
Brokenness - ) Contrition; as, brokenness of Heart
Libya - A province in Egypt: (see Acts 2:10) so called from Libin, the Heart of the sea
Endocardial - ) Seated or generated within the Heart; as, endocardial murmurs
Rooted - ) Having taken root; firmly implanted; fixed in the Heart
Myocardium - ) The main substance of the muscular wall of the Heart inclosed between the epicardium and endocardium
s.s.c. - = Franciscan Servants of the Sacred Heart...
= Societas Sancti Orucis (Society of the Holy Cross), an Anglican order ...
Perisystole - ) The interval between the diastole and systole of the Heart
Obcordate - ) Heart-shaped, with the attachment at the pointed end; inversely cordate: as, an obcordate petal or leaf
Conceive - Psalm 7:14 (a) This indicates that the iniquity of the Heart produces sin in the life. ...
Jeremiah 49:30 (b) The king had devised in his mind and Heart a complete plan for conquering Israel
Core - , the Heart. The Heart or inner part of a thing particularly, the central part of fruit, containing the kernels or seeds as the core of an apple or quince
Cardia - ) The Heart
d'Youville College - Buffalo, New York, founded, 1908; conducted by the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart; College of Arts and Sciences
Flinty - ) Consisting of, composed of, abounding in, or resembling, flint; as, a flinty rock; flinty ground; a flinty Heart
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Issou - It is composed of priests and lay brothers, with the object of promoting the knowledge and practise of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as embodied in the revelations of Our Lord to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, and of offering personal reparation to the Divine Heart. See also, ...
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
Ignorance: of Oneìs Own Heart - I am a sinner, I know, and do many wicked things; but after all, I have a good Heart: I don't hate God. But nothing in that hour of trial came out of his mouth which was not previously in his Heart. God's account of the unrenewed Heart is true: it is 'deceitful above all things,' as well as 'desperately wicked. ' He who is wise will believe God's account of the state of his Heart by nature, rather than the deceitful Heart's account of itself
Mammon - Personified as a Heart idol
Evilness - ) The condition or quality of being evil; badness; viciousness; malignity; vileness; as, evilness of Heart; the evilness of sin
Heartseed - ) A climbing plant of the genus Cardiospermum, having round seeds which are marked with a spot like a Heart
Hermodactyl - ) A Heart-shaped bulbous root, about the size of a finger, brought from Turkey, formerly used as a cathartic
Ectopia - ) A morbid displacement of parts, especially such as is congenial; as, ectopia of the Heart, or of the bladder
Heartstruck - ) Driven to the Heart; infixed in the mind. ) Shocked with pain, fear, or remorse; dismayed; Heartstricken
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Acts 9:5 (a) It must be that Saul's persecution of the Christians was hurting his own Heart and conscience while he was doing it. GOD's message to the Heart has this very result even to this day
Implanted - , a word whose property it is to root itself like a seed in the Heart. "The AV seems to identify it with emphuteuton, which however would be out of place here, since the word is sown, not grafted, in the Heart" (Mayor)
Beloved - ) Greatly loved; dear to the Heart
Heartless - ) Without a Heart
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Where your treasure is, there will your Heart be also
Dicrotism - ) A condition in which there are two beats or waves of the arterial pulse to each beat of the Heart
Shroud-Laid - ) Composed of four strands, and laid right-handed with a Heart, or center; - said of rope
Affectioned - Disposed having an affection of Heart
Memorize - ) To commit to memory; to learn by Heart
Laver - There is no rule about how GOD's Word is to be carried here and there from Heart to Heart
Basedow's Disease - A disease characterized by enlargement of the thyroid gland, prominence of the eyeballs, and inordinate action of the Heart; - called also exophthalmic goiter
Tooth - Proverbs 25:19 (a) The unfaithfulness of a friend in time of need hurts the soul, breaks the Heart, and causes mental pain
Heart's-Ease - ) Ease of Heart; peace or tranquillity of mind or feeling
Bachya ben yosef ibn paquda - (Chovat Halevavot): eleventh century sage and writer on Jewish thought (1040-1080); his most acclaimed work is Chovat Halevavot (Duties of the Heart) ...
Sons of the Sacred Heart of Verona - In 1885 the society became a congregation and its members were called Sons of the Sacred Heart. By a decree of 1923, this institute was divided into two congregations: the Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for the missions of central Africa, comprising 140 religious, all Italians, and having its mother-house at Verona; and the Congregation of Missionaries of the Sons of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, composed of religious of Austrian, German, and other nationalities. Missionary labor is carried on by the Sons of the Sacred Heart throughout the whole of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan and the northern section of the Uganda Protectorate; they are in charge of the vicariates Apostolic of Khartum, and Bahr-el-Ghazal and Uganda, and some of their members are at Cairo, Heluan, and Assuan in Egypt
Exult - ) To be in high spirits; figuratively, to leap for joy; to rejoice in triumph or exceedingly; to triumph; as, an exulting Heart
Scutibranchiata - ) An order of gastropod Mollusca having a Heart with two auricles and one ventricle
Dreadless - ) Free from dread; fearless; intrepid; dauntless; as, dreadless Heart
Opisthobranchiata - ) A division of gastropod Mollusca, in which the breathing organs are usually situated behind the Heart
Mission Workers of the Sacred Heart - Founded at Hiltrup, Germany, in 1899, by Reverend Hubert Linckens, to assist the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in their special field of labor, the South Sea Islands. The Congregation in the United States is recognized under the official title, "Mission Workers of the Sacred Heart
Cush (1) - Cush or the Ethiopian expresses one black at Heart, who" cannot change his skin" or Heart (Jeremiah 13:23; Amos 9:7)
Auricle - ) The chamber, or one of the two chambers, of the Heart, by which the blood is received and transmitted to the ventricle or ventricles; - so called from its resemblance to the auricle or external ear of some quadrupeds. See Heart
Heart - The Heart of man is naturally, constantly, universally, inexpressibly, openly, and evidently depraved, and inclined to evil, Jeremiah 17:9 . Hardness of Heart is that state in which a sinner is inclined to, and actually goes on in rebellion against God. We must distinguish, however, between that hardness of Heart which even a good man complains of, and that of a judicial nature. Judicial hardness is very seldom perceived, and never lamented; a broken and contrite Heart is the least thing such desire; but it is otherwise with believers, for the hardness they feel is always a matter of grief to them, Romans 7:24 . Judicial hardness is perpetual; or, if ever there be any remorse or relenting, it is only at such times when the sinner is under some outward afflictions, or filled with the dread of the wrath of God; but as this wears off or abates, his stupidity returns as much or more than ever, Exodus 9:27 ; but true believers, when no adverse dispensations trouble them, are often distressed because their Hearts are no more affected in holy duties, or inflamed with love to God, Romans 7:15 . Judicial hardness is attended with a total neglect of duties, especially those that are secret; but that hardness of Heart which a believer complains of, though it occasions his going uncomfortably in duty, yet does not keep him from it, Job 23:2 ; Job 3:1-26 :...
4. when a person is judicially hardened, he makes use of indirect and unwarrantable methods to maintain that false peace which he thinks himself happy in the enjoyment of; but a believer, when complaining of the hardness of his Heart, cannot be satisfied with any thing short of Christ, Psalms 101:2 . Judicial hardness generally opposes the interest of truth and godliness; but a good man considers this as a cause nearest his Heart; and although he have to lament his lukewarmness, yet he constantly desires to promote it, Psalms 72:19 . Keeping the Heart, is a duty enjoined in the sacred Scriptures. Flavel, in the diligent and constant use and improvement of all holy means and duties to preserve the soul from sin, and maintain communion with God; and this, he properly observes, supposed a previous work of sanctification, which hath set the Heart right by giving it a new bent and inclination. It includes frequent observation of the frame of the Heart, Psalms 77:6 . Deep humiliation for Heart evils and disorders, 2 Chronicles 32:26 . Earnest supplication for Heart purifying and rectifying grace, Psalms 19:1-14 ...
4. A constant holy jealousy over our Hearts, Proverbs 27:14 . The hardest work; Heart work is hard work, indeed. ...
The seasons in which we should more particularly keep our Hearts are, ...
1. The means to be made use of to keep our Hearts, are, ...
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See Flavel on Keeping the Heart; Jameison's Sermons on the Heart; Wright on self-possession; Ridgley's Div
Culpa - ) Negligence or fault, as distinguishable from dolus (deceit, fraud), which implies intent, culpa being imputable to defect of intellect, dolus to defect of Heart
Biauriculate - ) Having two auricles, as the Heart of mammals, birds, and reptiles
Immaculate Heart College - Los Angeles, California, founded, 1906; conducted by Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary; college of arts and sciences
Apparently - ) Seemingly; in appearance; as, a man may be apparently friendly, yet malicious in Heart
Palpitation - , an abnormal, rapid beating of the Heart as when excited by violent exertion, strong emotion, or by disease
Pseudo-Heart - ) Any contractile vessel of invertebrates which is not of the nature of a real Heart, especially one of those pertaining to the excretory system
Edify - 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (c) This is the thought of enriching the life, inspiring the Heart, and enlightening the mind of the children of GOD
Hardening - In Exodus, two explanations are given of his stubbornness: (1) ‘Pharaoh hardened his Heart’ ( Romans 8:15 ; Romans 8:32 ); (2) ‘the Lord hardened the Heart of Pharaoh’ ( Romans 9:12 ). The former statement recognizes man’s moral responsibility, and is in accord with the exhortation, ‘Harden not your Hearts’ ( Psalms 95:8 , Hebrews 3:8 ). The same Divine action softens the Heart of him who repents and finds mercy, but hardens the Heart of him who obstinately refuses to give heed to the Divine call. ]'>[2] rightly renders Mark 3:5 ‘being grieved at the hardening of their Heart’; grief is the permanent attitude of the Saviour towards all in whom there is any sign of this ‘process of moral ossification which renders men insensible to spiritual truth’ (Swete, Com, in loc
Castle - Proverbs 18:19 (b) This figure describes the position and resentful arguments of an unsaved person whose Heart has been hardened through mistreatment and unwise dealings
Ebony - The dark portion is in the Heart of the trunk
Bebeeru - ) A tropical South American tree (Nectandra Rodioei), the bark of which yields the alkaloid bebeerine, and the wood of which is known as green Heart
Inner Life of Mary - Saint Luke, in chapter 2, tells us Mary's manner of meditation, how she pondered on the words concerning Jesus and the words spoken by Jesus: "But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her Heart," and "his mother kept all these words in her Heart
John Eudes, Saint - Through his efforts, devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Holy Heart of Mary became widespread
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scapular of the - Badge of the society of the Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It is white woollen cloth, with a picture of the Heart of Mary surrounded by flames, surmounted by a lily, encircled with roses, and pierced by a sword
Regenerate - ) Born anew; become Christian; renovated in Heart; changed from a natural to a spiritual state. ) To cause to be spiritually born anew; to cause to become a Christian; to convert from sin to holiness; to implant holy affections in the Heart of
Avert - But this sense seems to be improper, except when Heart or some equivalent word is used as, to avert the Heart or affections, which may signify to alienate the affections
Eudes, John, Saint - Through his efforts, devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Holy Heart of Mary became widespread
Lust - In Galatians 5:17 , we see that the aspirations of the Heart renewed by the Holy Spirit, oppose and will subdue the native evil desires, 1 Corinthians 15:57 ; but in the unrenewed Heart these reign uncontrolled, lead to greater and greater outwards sin, and secure eternal death, James 1:14,15
Scapular of the Immaculate Heart of Mary - Badge of the society of the Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It is white woollen cloth, with a picture of the Heart of Mary surrounded by flames, surmounted by a lily, encircled with roses, and pierced by a sword
Blandishment - ) The act of blandishing; a word or act expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the Heart; soft words and artful caresses; cajolery; allurement
Aorta - ) The great artery which carries the blood from the Heart to all parts of the body except the lungs; the main trunk of the arterial system
Amyl Nitrite - A yellowish oily volatile liquid, C5H11NO2, used in medicine as a Heart stimulant and a vasodilator
Excruciate - ) To inflict agonizing pain upon; to torture; to torment greatly; to rack; as, to excruciate the Heart or the body
Prosobranchiata - ) The highest division, or subclass, of gastropod mollusks, including those that have the gills situated anteriorly, or forward of the Heart, and the sexes separate
Vernonin - ) A glucoside extracted from the root of a South African plant of the genus Vernonia, as a deliquescent powder, and used as a mild Heart tonic
Josiah - JOSIAH was born with a tender Heart, says Huldah the prophetess. And all that broke and made tender Josiah's Heart from the day of his birth. But may we not be allowed to believe that her Heart also was made tender within her by all that she had come through, till she bore and brought up her son Josiah to be the most tender-hearted man in all Israel, till Mary bore and brought up her child to be the most tender-hearted man in all the world?...
If a boy has a good mother and a good minister he is all but independent of his father. The tender Heart of the young prince took all the good out of his so terribly untoward circumstances, and escaped all the evil, till Jeremiah was able to pronounce this noble panegyric over the too early grave of Josiah,-'That it is good for a man to bear the yoke in his youth; and that it is also good for such a man quietly to hope and to wait for the salvation of the Lord. ' With Jeremiah every Sabbath-day among the ruins of the temple, and with Jedidah every week-day at home, notwithstanding all Josiah's drawbacks and Heart-breaks,-or, rather, because of them,-I do not wonder that Josiah soon became the very best sovereign that had ever sat on the throne of David. ' And, all the time, while Josiah still sought the Lord, and till he found Him, the tenderness of Josiah's Heart kept him safe and unspotted from all the corruptions of the world. And it has been his tender Heart that has done it. Monica's son, like Jedidah's son, had drunk in the name of Jesus Christ with his mother's milk; and all the folly of philosophy, and all the sweetness of sensuality could never seduce nor satisfy Augustine's Heart. God had made Augustine's great Heart for Himself; and neither true nor false, neither sweet nor bitter, neither good nor bad, could solace or satiate that deep, predestinated Heart. The truth is, the whole of that immense movement that resulted in the religious regeneration of Jerusalem and Judah in Josiah's day,-it all sprang originally and immediately out of nothing else but Josiah's extraordinary tenderness of Heart. The Light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world shone with extraordinary clearness in Josiah's tender Heart and open mind. This royal youth of but about twenty years old, and the son and heir of Manasseh and Amon, having the intellectual boldness and the spiritual originality to take all his statesmanship, and all his churchman ship, and all his international politics, and all his righteous wars, as well as all his personal and household religion, all out of his own tender Heart. For it was in the progress of that reformation and revival of religion which his own tender Heart had alone dictated to him that the long-lost law of Moses was recovered. Humanly speaking, we should never have heard of the Five Books of Moses, as we have heard of them, but for Josiah's tender Heart. Humanly speaking, and popularly speaking, our Old Testament would have begun with the Book of Joshua but for Josiah's tender Heart. Had Josiah's Heart not been tender toward the house of God, the temple would have been let lie in its utter ruin, till the buried Books of Moses would have been to this day the possession and the prey of the moles and the bats. But try your own hand on Moses and Josiah, and explain to me how you think you could have had Moses in your Bible but for Josiah; and, again, but for Josiah's tender Heart. At any rate,-this is far more to your purpose-be sure of this, that both Moses, and David, and Paul, and John, and Jesus Christ Himself, are all as good as never written; they are as good as completely lost to you; till you take to them a tender Heart, and out of that, a reformed and a repaired life. It will only be after your Heart is tender and your life repaired that Hilkiah and Shaphan and Huldah the prophetess will be able to discover and to read to you either the law of Moses, or the grace and truth that has come by Jesus Christ. But when your Heart is made tender by your father's sins and by your own; as also, by all God's providences towards you, and by all His grace in you; and when, in addition, your life has been made believing and obedient; then God's Word will more and more flash out continually upon you, a lamp to your feet and a light to your path. Their Hearts were not so tender as was Josiah's Heart. The iron of God had not entered their Hearts, and the law of God after it. The finding of the law was, no doubt, a great event in sacred archæology, as well as in sacred letters, to Shaphan and Hilkiah; but it did not come home to their Hearts as it all came home to Josiah's Heart. He felt-such was his tender Heart-that all he had attained to, and all he had reformed and done, was just nothing at all while so much remained to be and to do. If you have any real Interest in these things; if you care to go to the sources and are not indolently content with my poor paraphrase of these intensely interesting Scriptures: if you are a true student, a true sinner, and a true reformer of yourself and of the ruins that lie all around you-you will read 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles to yourselves, if only to see what a reformer both of himself and of his whole land Josiah was: and all that out of his own tender Heart. And, best of all, how unsatisfied, and how tender-hearted he was with all he had done. All which, you must know, was the Holy Ghost in Josiah's tender Heart before the Holy Ghost had yet been given. Has He even yet been given in that way to you? Do you rend your Heart every day as you hear and read the Word of God? Or, are your clothes as whole, and your Hearts, as were Hilkiah's and Shaphan's, and all the rest of the merely official and salaried servants of the palace and the temple? On the other hand, if all you have done only adds itself on to what you have not done: if your best works break your Heart even more than your worst: if it is no rhetoric that all your righteousnesses are so much filthy rags: then, I wish much to assure you, that so it always is when the Holy Spirit accompanies the Word of God, either read or heard. Jeremiah-you all know the proverbial penitent, and the contrite Heart, that Jeremiah was-but Jeremiah did not think that. Oh that mine head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears! wept that hard-hearted and dry-eyed prophet. Woe is me for my hard and dry Heart. Give me, O God, a molten Heart. Your religion is not worth one straw, as true religion, unless it is every day breaking and making more tender your hard Heart. ...
Only, if you will have Josiah's tender Heart in this hard-hearted world, you will have to pay a heavy price for it. Josiah paid a heavy price at the last for his tender Heart. Josiah's tender Heart, after it had done him all the good that we have seen, and more, at last it did him this terrible evil, that it lost him his life for this life. Josiah's tender Heart was the cause of his too early death. But as I read Josiah's end it is something like this,-The king's tender Heart led him out to do battle against the hereditary enemy of Israel and the oppressor and persecutor of the weak; in short, he went out against the Sultan of Turkey of that day. Being unsuccessful, as we say, Josiah is almost universally blamed for letting his tender Heart take up the sword. But I, for one, am quite content to leave Josiah's tender-hearted statesmanship to the arbitrament of the last day. I, for one, will applaud Josiah till my applause is reversed by Him whose tender Heart took Him also to His death. And till Jesus Christ from the great white throne condemns and sentences Josiah for his too tender Heart, I shall continue to read this to myself on his tombstone in the valley of Megiddo:...
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the remembrance of josiah is like the perfume of the apothecary, and his name is like music at a banquet of wine. he directed his Heart to the lord, and he established the worship of god: and all because his Heart was so tender
Duchesne College of the Sacred Heart - Omaha, Nebraska, founded, 1915; conducted by the Religious of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; preparatory school; college of arts and sciences; graduate and extension courses
Cloudy - Ezekiel 34:12 (b) Here is a type of the days when sorrows, shadows, and difficulties seem to overcast the sky and the Heart is sad and lonely
Impenitent - Not penitent not repenting of sin not contrite obdurate of a hard Heart
Polyptoton - , as in Tennyson's line, - "My own Heart's Heart, and ownest own, farewell
Rheumatism - ) A general disease characterized by painful, often multiple, local inflammations, usually affecting the joints and muscles, but also extending sometimes to the deeper organs, as the Heart
Unclasp - ) To loose the clasp of; to open, as something that is fastened, or as with, a clasp; as, to unclasp a book; to unclasp one's Heart
Compunction - ) A picking of Heart; poignant grief proceeding from a sense of guilt or consciousness of causing pain; the sting of conscience
Catalepsis - ) A sudden suspension of sensation and volition, the body and limbs preserving the position that may be given them, while the action of the Heart and lungs continues
Immaculata College - Immaculata, Pennsylvania, founded 1920; conducted by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; preparatory school; college of arts and sciences; special, extension, and correspondence courses; summer school
Cardialgy - ) A burning or gnawing pain, or feeling of distress, referred to the region of the Heart, accompanied with cardiac palpitation; Heartburn
Hemal - ) Relating to the blood or blood vessels; pertaining to, situated in the region of, or on the side with, the Heart and great blood vessels; - opposed to neural
Bulrush - Isaiah 58:5 (a) This is a type which describes the bowed head, the heavy Heart, and the distressed spirit of one who has been crushed by his circumstances
Depravity - ) The state of being depraved or corrupted; a vitiated state of moral character; general badness of character; wickedness of mind or Heart; absence of religious feeling and principle
Digitalis - ) The dried leaves of the purple foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), used in Heart disease, disturbance of the circulation, etc
Water of Purification - It signified, figuratively, that purifying of the Heart which must characterize the servants of God
Diastole - ) The rhythmical expansion or dilatation of the Heart and arteries; - correlative to systole, or contraction
Fleshy, - In the common Greek Text this occurs only in 2 Corinthians 3:3 : "fleshy tables of the Heart
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Doane Stuart School - The Kenwood Academy was a boarding school for girls maintained by the Religious of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the outskirts of Albany, New York. It was founded in 1852 by Mother Aloysia Hardey, offered the equivalent of grammar and high school courses and one year of college, and included a convent of the Sacred Heart on campus for the teachers
Kenwood Academy - The Kenwood Academy was a boarding school for girls maintained by the Religious of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the outskirts of Albany, New York. It was founded in 1852 by Mother Aloysia Hardey, offered the equivalent of grammar and high school courses and one year of college, and included a convent of the Sacred Heart on campus for the teachers
Hearing - I have an ear for other preachers,' Sir John Cheke used to say, 'but I have a Heart for Latimer. Would to God we knew how to reach men's affections, for the Heart is the target we aim at, and unless we hit it we miss altogether
Ebony - It is the Heart-wood, brought by Diospyros ebenus, which grows in Ceylon and Southern India
Marygrove College - Detroit, Michigan, founded 1910; conducted by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; preparatory school; colleges of arts and sciences, music; normal school; summer school
Cyanopathy - ) A disease in which the body is colored blue in its surface, arising usually from a malformation of the Heart, which causes an imperfect arterialization of the blood; blue jaundice
Badness - The state of being bad, evil, vicious or depraved want of good qualities, natural or moral as the badness of the Heart, of the season, of the roads, & 100...
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It is the giver, and not the gift, that engrosses the Heart of the christian
Helleborein - It has a strong action on the Heart, resembling digitalin
Normal College And Academy of the Sacred Heart - Conducted by the Religious of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Pitter-Patter - ) With, or with the sound of, alternating light beats; as, his Heart went pitter-patter
Diamond - Jeremiah 17:1 (a) This is a figure of the indelible record which sin makes upon the pages of GOD's book, and upon the Heart, soul and life of the wicked person
South - Psalm 126:4 (c) We may take this as a type of the soft, warm and blessed influences of GOD which the Heart constantly craves
Reins - In Scripture, the inward parts the Heart, or seat of the affections and passions
Caul, - The name is derived from the caul, the membranous bag which encloses the Heart--the pericardium
lo, How the Savage Crew - Hymn for Matins on the feast of the Sacred Heart
Apparently - Seemingly in appearance as, a man may be apparently friendly, yet malicious in Heart
en ut Superba Criminum - Hymn for Matins on the feast of the Sacred Heart
Bebirine - ) An alkaloid got from the bark of the bebeeru, or green Heart of Guiana (Nectandra Rodioei)
Smoother - Psalm 55:21 (b) The hypocrite speaks with sweetness and kindness while his Heart is filled with hatred and bitterness
Lacerate - Hence: To afflict; to torture; as, to lacerate the Heart
Eliab - The oldest brother of David, towards whom his conduct was passionate and jealous, thus confirming the judgment of Him who looks not on the appearance, but the Heart, 1 Samuel 16:6,7 ; 17:28
Seal - Hence the work of the Holy Ghost upon the Heart is called the seal of the Spirit. (John 6:27) And very sweetly the church, under the consciousness of these precious things being sealed, cries out in an earnestness to her Beloved, "Set me as a seal upon thine Heart, as a seal upon thine arm; for love is strong as death jealousy is cruel as the grave, the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. " (Song of Song of Solomon 8:6) Some have thought that this is the desire of Christ, to be set as a seal upon the arm and in the Heart of the church, and for the same reasons. But be this as it may the Scripture sense of sealing is the same; Christ desires his church, and his church desires her Christ, that there may be such a nearness, and connection, and union, and intimacy between them as is formed between those where the arm is always lifted up to protect and help, and the Heart hath an everlasting impression in love abiding, so that the person and interest is never taken off from the mind. (John 15:4) One in Heart, in mind, in all!...
Pant - ) To beat with unnatural violence or rapidity; to palpitate, or throb; - said of the Heart. ) A violent palpitation of the Heart
Empty - Matthew 12:44 (c) The word is used to describe the condition of the unsaved person who has had a reformation in his life but has never received the Lord JESUS to fill his Heart and soul. ...
Luke 1:53 (b) This describes the condition of a person who hears the Word of GOD with preconceived ideas and with no Heart hunger
Sore - 2 Chronicles 6:29 (b) This probably refers to the hurt spirit and the damaged Heart that comes because of the mistakes and failures committed by men. ...
Psalm 77:2 (b) This is a symbol of a broken Heart that has been hurt somehow by deep sorrow and disappointment
o Christ, the World's Creator Bright - Hymn for Vespers on the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Conflict - Philippians 1:30 (b) Describes the battle that was constantly going on in Paul's Heart and life because of the evil forces and persecutions which came upon him from both Jewish religious leaders and Gentiles
Auctor Beate Saeculi - Hymn for Vespers on the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Viscus - ) One of the organs, as the brain, Heart, or stomach, in the great cavities of the body of an animal; - especially used in the plural, and applied to the organs contained in the abdomen
Caul - In Hosea 13:8, the membrane inclosing the Heart
Bowels - Bowels, including the Heart, the seat of the affections and emotions
Palpitate - ) To beat rapidly and more strongly than usual; to throb; to bound with emotion or exertion; to pulsate violently; to flutter; - said specifically of the Heart when its action is abnormal, as from excitement
Filthiness - None of these should be permitted to exist in the Heart of GOD's child
Vitals - ) Organs that are necessary for life; more especially, the Heart, lungs, and brain
Reins - The Hebrews often make the reins the seat of the affections, and ascribe to them knowledge, joy, pain, pleasure; hence in Scripture it is said that God searches the Heart and tries the reins
Marywood University - Scranton, Pennsylvania, conducted by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; colleges of arts and sciences, commerce, education, social service, home economics, fine arts, music; graduate and extension courses; summer school
Marymount College - Tarrytown, New York, conducted by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary; preparatory school; colleges of arts and sciences, home economics, fine arts; graduate course
Arcadia - ) A mountainous and picturesque district of Greece, in the Heart of the Peloponnesus, whose people were distinguished for contentment and rural happiness
Extirpation - ) The act of extirpating or rooting out, or the state of being extirpated; eradication; excision; total destruction; as, the extirpation of weeds from land, of evil from the Heart, of a race of men, of heresy
Reptilia - The Heart generally has two auricles and one ventricle
Haggis - ) A Scotch pudding made of the Heart, liver, lights, etc
University, Marywood - Scranton, Pennsylvania, conducted by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; colleges of arts and sciences, commerce, education, social service, home economics, fine arts, music; graduate and extension courses; summer school
Jesus, Behind Thy Temple's Veil - Hymn for Lauds on the feast of the Sacred Heart
Crime - Crimes proceed from the wickedness of the Heart, being actions against the rules of nature
Double-Minded - An expression James used (2 Kings 1:7-8 ; 2 Kings 4:8 ) to express the opposite of purity of Heart. There the faithful are contrasted with liars who speak from a double Heart, that is, from divided loyalties. The solution to double-mindedness is to draw near to God who can purify the Heart (James 4:8 )
Contrite - This word signifies beaten or bruised, as with hard blows, or an heaver burden; and so in Scripture language imports one whose Heart is broken and wounded for sin, on opposition to the Heart of stone, Is
Left Hand - The hand located on the same side of the body as the Heart; generally the weaker of the two hands. A fool's Heart inclines to the left (Ecclesiastes 10:2 )
Suretiship - " Christ is the "surety (enguos ) of a better testament" (Hebrews 7:22; Hebrews 9:11-15); Jeremiah 30:21, "who is this that engaged his Heart to approach unto Me?" literally, pledged his life, a thing unique: Messiah alone made His life responsible for ours. "Heart" implies the courage it needed to undertake such a tremendous suretiship; the question implies admiration at His union of Godhead and manhood qualifying Him for the work
Continual - He that hath a merry Heart hath a continual feast. ...
I have great heaviness and continual sorrow of Heart
Crusty - ) Having a hard exterior, or a short, rough manner, though kind at Heart; snappish; peevish; surly
Penetrative - ) Having the power to affect or impress the mind or Heart; impressive; as, penetrative shame
Heart - 1: σκληροκαρδία (Strong's #4641 — Noun Feminine — sklerokardia — sklay-rok-ar-dee'-ah ) "hardness of Heart" (skleros, "hard," and kardia), is used in Matthew 19:8 ; Mark 10:5 ; 16:14
Thankfulness - The celebration of these holy mysteries being ended, retire with all thankfulness of Heart for having been admitted to that heavenly feast
Heart - 1: σκληροκαρδία (Strong's #4641 — Noun Feminine — sklerokardia — sklay-rok-ar-dee'-ah ) "hardness of Heart" (skleros, "hard," and kardia), is used in Matthew 19:8 ; Mark 10:5 ; 16:14
Mouth - ...
The mouth is the means for expressing what is in one's Heart. ...
The concept that the mouth reveals the true nature of the Heart is consistent with what Jesus taught: "Out of the abundance of the Heart the mouth speaks" (Matthew 12:34 ; NRSV ). Jesus points out that it is not the food that goes into the mouth that defiles, but the words that come out of the mouth because they come "from the Heart" (Matthew 15:17-18 ). He also says that the confession of the mouth, "Jesus is Lord" ( 1618529680_5 ), reveals the belief in one's Heart. It is not the confession that redeems a person, but the belief of the Heart, where the confession originates
Devotion to the Sacred Heart - Hence, therefore, we adore His bodily Heart, beating in His Bosom. But besides this adoration, we honor the Heart of Jesus as a reminder, or symbol, of His love for us, and we are moved to make Him a return of love, because He has loved us and He is not loved by men. On the feast of the Sacred Heart celebrated on the Friday after the Octave of Corpus Christi an act of reparation is prescribed for recitation in every church in the world. Though this devotion was practised by saintly souls before 1675, it is due to the apparitions of our Lord to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque in the Visitation Monastery at Paray-le-Monial that the feast of the Sacred Heart is now kept on the day assigned by Our Lord
Set, Place - “To set” one’s Heart to something is to give heed to, to pay attention ( Heart”). To set one’s Heart may also be to reflect: “Then I saw, and considered it [2] …” ( Sacred Heart, Devotion to the - Hence, therefore, we adore His bodily Heart, beating in His Bosom. But besides this adoration, we honor the Heart of Jesus as a reminder, or symbol, of His love for us, and we are moved to make Him a return of love, because He has loved us and He is not loved by men. On the feast of the Sacred Heart celebrated on the Friday after the Octave of Corpus Christi an act of reparation is prescribed for recitation in every church in the world. Though this devotion was practised by saintly souls before 1675, it is due to the apparitions of our Lord to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque in the Visitation Monastery at Paray-le-Monial that the feast of the Sacred Heart is now kept on the day assigned by Our Lord
Valvular - ), of or pertaining to the valves of the Heart; as, valvular disease
Predominate - ) To be superior in number, strength, influence, or authority; to have controlling power or influence; to prevail; to rule; to have the mastery; as, love predominated in her Heart
Banquet - Song of Solomon 2:4 (c) A type of the happy condition of the Heart of one who sits in the presence of GOD to feast on the precious truths of His Word, and to enjoy the blessings of His ministry
Arnoudt, Peter Joseph - His Imitation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus has been translated into many languages
Spikenard - Song of Solomon 1:12 (c) The worship of the Heart to our Lord, and the fragrant love of the devoted follower of the Saviour, is a sweet-smelling savour to the GOD of Heaven
Reins - In the ancient system of physiology the kidneys were believed to be the seat of desire and longing, which accounts for their often being coupled with the Heart
Hard, Harden, Hardening, Hardness - 1), and is used metaphorically of dulled spiritual perception, Mark 3:5 , RV, "at the hardening of their Hearts;" Romans 11:25 , RV, "a hardening" (AV, "blindness"), said of the state of Israel; Ephesians 4:18 , RV, "hardening," of the Heart of Gentiles. ...
Note: See also under HARDSHIP and Heart (hardness of). 2), is used metaphorically, of the Heart, Mark 6:52 ; 8:17 ; John 12:40 ; of the mind (or thoughts), 2 Corinthians 3:14 , of those in Israel who refused the revealed will and ways of God in the Gospel, as also in Romans 11:7 , RV, "hardened" (AV, "blinded"), in both places. 1), is used in Acts 19:9 ; in Romans 9:18 , illustrated by the case of Pharaoh, who first persistently "hardened" his Heart (see the RV marg. , in Hebrews 3:8,13,15 ; 4:7 , warnings against the "hardening" of the Heart
Belly - The word is used symbolically for the Heart (Proverbs 18:8 ; 20:27 ; 22:18 , marg
Malicious - Harboring will or enmity without provocation malevolent in the extreme malignant in Heart
Uaiacum - ) The Heart wood or the resin of the Guaiacum offinale or lignum-vitae, a large tree of the West Indies and Central America
Caleb - But some suppose it is a compound of Ke, and Lebab, the Heart
Lataste, Marie - Sister of the Sacred Heart, born Mimbaste, 1822; died Rennes, France, 1847. She received frequent apparitions of Our Lady and the angels, and finally, under Divine direction, entered the Society of the Sacred Heart as a lay sister, 1844, and became a model of humble virtue
Marie Lataste - Sister of the Sacred Heart, born Mimbaste, 1822; died Rennes, France, 1847. She received frequent apparitions of Our Lady and the angels, and finally, under Divine direction, entered the Society of the Sacred Heart as a lay sister, 1844, and became a model of humble virtue
Perfume - In Proverbs 27:9 it is said, "Ointment and perfume rejoice the Heart;" but it may also be employed as a mere matter of luxury or of sin when the Heart is away from God
Holiness - Freedom from sin, or the conformity of the Heart to God. It does not consist in knowledge, talents, nor outward ceremonies of religion, but hath its seat in the Heart, and is the effect of a principle of grace implanted by the Holy Spirit, Ephesians 2:8 ; Ephesians 2:10
Christ: Our Only Rest - My Heart can have no rest, unless it leans on Jesus Christ wholly, and then it feels his peace. But I am apt to leave my resting-place, and when I ramble from it, my Heart will quickly brew up mischief
Purity - All past impurities, either of Heart or life, will be reflected on with shame and sorrow. The Heart will be freed, in a great measure, from impure and irregular desires
Bowels - The RV substitutes the following for the word "bowels:" "affections," 2 Corinthians 6:12 ; "affection," 2 Corinthians 7:15 ; "tender mercies," Philippians 1:8 ; 2:1 ; "a Heart (of compassion)," Colossians 3:12 ; "heart," Philemon 1:12,20 ; "hearts," Philemon 1:7 ; "compassion," 1 John 3:17
Record - recorder, to call to mind, to remember, from re and cor, cordis, the Heart or mind. To imprint deeply on the mind or memory as, to record the sayings of another in the Heart
Yearn - ...
Your mothers Heart yearns toward you. ...
She laments for it, that it would yearn your Heart to see it
Thirst - Psalm 42:2 (a) It describes the deep desires of the Heart for GOD, a longing for His presence, and the craving for His fellowship. His Heart was hungering for his Lord, and his soul was craving the sweet presence of the GOD whom he loved. ...
Isaiah 55:1 (b) This is typical of the craving of the natural human Heart for satisfaction which it fails to find in that which the world offers. ...
Matthew 5:6 (a) This describes the longing in the Hearts of men to be better, to have more goodness, and more holiness
Meditation - ...
Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my Heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer
Pestle - Proverbs 27:22 (b) We are assured in this passage that no amount of good associations nor splendid education will change a fool's Heart
Singleness - ) Freedom from duplicity, or secondary and selfish ends; purity of mind or purpose; simplicity; sincerity; as, singleness of purpose; singleness of Heart
Pliant - Also used figuratively: Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant Heart
Caul - In Hosea 13:8 it is the pericardium, that which encloses the Heart
Entireness - ) Integrity; wholeness of Heart; honesty
Caul - , "an enclosure") the pericardium, or parts about the Heart, is meant
Metonymy - ) A trope in which one word is put for another that suggests it; as, we say, a man keeps a good table instead of good provisions; we read Virgil, that is, his poems; a man has a warm Heart, that is, warm affections
Inwardly - In the Heart privately secretly
Messenger of the Sacred Heart, the - See also, Messenger of the Sacred Heart
Friars, Austin - Monastery of Hermits of Saint Augustine in the Heart of the City of London; founded, 1253, by Bohun, Earl of Hereford
Baptism Metaphorical - In Scripture the term Baptism is used as referring to the work of the Spirit on the Heart, Matthew 3:11 ; also to the sufferings of Christ, Matthew 20:22 ; and to so much of the Gospel as John the Baptist taught his disciples, Acts 18:25
Firstling - The very firstlings of my Heart shall be the firstlings of my hand
Malice - Extreme enmity of Heart, or malevolence a disposition to injure others without cause, from mere personal gratification or from a spirit of revenge unprovoked malignity or spite
Picture - A proper word spoken at the right moment and under the proper conditions brings about a most blessed sensation to the Heart as does the picture to the eye
Care - Matthew 13:22 (a) This refers to the problems of daily living which become so burdensome that there is no Heart for the things of GOD
Flinty - Like flint very hard, not impressible as a flinty Heart
Austin Friars - Monastery of Hermits of Saint Augustine in the Heart of the City of London; founded, 1253, by Bohun, Earl of Hereford
Shield - Ephesians 6:16 (b) Here is an attitude of trust in the living GOD which preserves the Heart of the child of GOD from injury by that which others say and do
Vegetation - ) An exuberant morbid outgrowth upon any part, especially upon the valves of the Heart
Lydia - A disciple of Thyatira — a place noted for its dyes — a seller of purple, residing at Philippi, whose Heart the Lord opened, and who became, as far as is known, the first convert in Europe
Leptocardia - The Heart is represented only by a simple pulsating vessel
Ebony - EBONY ( hobnîm , Ezekiel 27:15 ) is the black Heart-wood of the date-plum, Diospyros ebenum , imported from S
Atrium - ) The main part of either auricle of the Heart as distinct from the auricular appendix. Also, the whole articular portion of the Heart
Countenance - In this Scripture the sweet experience in the Heart and soul which comes from seeing and knowing the loving fellowship of GOD is described as His countenance. ...
Proverbs 15:13 (c) Here is indicated that the burden has been lifted from the soul and the Heart has been made glad
Big - Thy Heart is big, get thee apart and weep. Have not I a Heart as big as thine? ...
BIG, n
Interpretation - ...
For the right interpretation of the word of God, the chief requisites are, a renewed Heart, supremely desirous to learn and do the will of God; the aid of the Holy Spirit, sought and gained; a firm conviction that the word of God should rule the erring season and Heart of man; a diligent comparison of its different parts, for the light they throw upon each other; all reliable information as to the history and geography, the customs, laws, and languages, the public, domestic, and inner life of Bible times
Hardening of Heart - HARDENING OF Heart. —(a) The relation in Scripture between the blood and the life (Leviticus 17:11) is such that the Heart is naturally ‘the typical centre of personal life’ (cf. Of the Greek words employed to express such hardness the two more remarkable (see below) represent the Heart as callous (i. ) ‘Hardness of Heart. ) ‘Hardening of Heart. Thus—(1) The Heart is hardened, as though by the action of a mechanical law: Matthew 13:15 = Isaiah 6:10 LXX Septuagint (cf. (2) Man hardens his Heart
New - Term frequently occurring in Holy Scripture to signify the change of Heart from infidelity to faith, from sin to virtue
Saw Asunder - diaprio, "to cut to the Heart," Acts 5:33 ; 7:54
Beatitudes - The blessings pronounced in the opening words of the Sermon on the Mount: eight in Saint Matthew, on ...
the poor in spirit,
the meek,
mourners,
justice-seekers,
the merciful,
peacemakers,
clean of Heart,
persecuted;
and four in Saint Luke, ...
the poor in spirit,
justice-seekers,
mourners,
victims of persecution
Holy - ) Spiritually whole or sound; of unimpaired innocence and virtue; free from sinful affections; pure in Heart; godly; pious; irreproachable; guiltless; acceptable to God
Malignancy - ) The state or quality of being malignant; extreme malevolence; bitter enmity; malice; as, malignancy of Heart
Heart (Broken): Its Prevalence With God - ' The thought of his boy's broken Heart touched the Heart of the father. If ye, being evil, are overcome by your children's tears, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven find in your bemoanings and confessions an argument for the display of his pardoning love through Christ Jesus our Lord? This is the eloquence which God delights in, the broken Heart and the contrite spirit
Matteo Colombo - He was the first to use living animals to demonstrate movements of the Heart and lungs
Roll - It is to be appropriated personally, received in the Heart and hidden in the mind of each person
Galitzin, Elizabeth - She was converted from the Orthodox faith and shortly after entered the Religious of the Sacred Heart at Metz, 1826
Raving - ) Impression, as upon the mind or Heart
Ossify - : To harden; as, to ossify the Heart
Raving - ) Impression, as upon the mind or Heart
Belly - For the Heart, or the secrets of the mind, Proverbs 20:27 ; Proverbs 20:30 ; Proverbs 22:18
Phylactery - " In the NT it denotes a prayer fillet, "a phylactery," a small strip of parchment, with portions of the Law written on it; it was fastened by a leather strap either to the forehead or to the left arm over against the Heart, to remind the wearer of the duty of keeping the commandments of God in the head and in the Heart; cp
Epistles - Paul said that the saints at Corinth were his 'epistle' written in his Heart. ' By means of Paul, the Spirit of the living God had written Christ upon the fleshy tables of their Heart, just as surely as God's finger had written the law on tables of stone
Works, Good - Faith and love in the Heart are the essential elements of all true obedience. Hence good works only spring from a believing Heart, can only be wrought by one reconciled to God (Ephesians 2:10 ; James 2:18:22 ). Good works are an expression of gratitude in the believer's Heart (John 14:15,23 ; Galatians 5:6 ). They are the fruits of the Spirit (Titus 2:10-12 ), and thus spring from grace, which they illustrate and strengthen in the Heart
Moshi, Tanzania, Diocese of - Established as the vicariate apostolic of Kilima-Njaro, East Africa on November 13, 1910 from the northern part of the Vicariate Apostolic of Bagamoyo; entrusted to the Fathers of the Hely Ghost and the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Chamberlain - See ...
Privy Chamberlains
Privy Chamberlains to His Holiness
Chamberlain of Honor of the Purple Heart
Chamberlain of Honor Extra Urbem
Privy Chamberlains of Sword and Cape
Chamberlains of Honor of Sword and Cape
See also: camerlengo; Maestro di Camera del Papa ...
Dropsy - Dropsy is a symptom of disease of the Heart, liver, kidneys, or brain
Beating - ) Pulsation; throbbing; as, the beating of the Heart
Lebkamai - (Leb kaw may) Transliteration of Hebrew meaning “heart of those rising against me” (Jeremiah 51:1 )
Ratification - ) The act of gratifying, or pleasing, either the mind, the taste, or the appetite; as, the gratification of the palate, of the appetites, of the senses, of the desires, of the Heart
Contrite - Hence, broken-hearted for sin deeply affected with grief and sorrow for having offended God humble penitent as a contrite sinner. ...
A broken and a contrite Heart, O God, thou wilt not despise
Covetousness - Out of the Heart proceedeth covetousness
Ashes - In the language of Scripture, ashes are sometimes spoken of to denote great humility and contrition of Heart
Mediastinum - The space included between these folds of the pleura, called the mediastinal space, contains the Heart and gives passage to the esophagus and great blood vessels
Ratification - ) The act of gratifying, or pleasing, either the mind, the taste, or the appetite; as, the gratification of the palate, of the appetites, of the senses, of the desires, of the Heart
Largeness - Extension amplitude liberality as the largeness of an offer largeness of Heart
Sisters of Joan of Arc - The sisters take care of parish rectories and devout themselves to the service of the clergy and promoting apostleship to the Sacred Heart
Saul - AND SAMUEL SAID, I AM THE SEER, AND TOMORROW I WILL TELL THEE ALL THAT IS IN THINE Heart...
DR. 'Come with me, and I will tell thee all that is in thine Heart. We also see what we bring eyes to see, and ears to hear, and Hearts to love. ...
After Samuel had anointed Saul to the kingdom, we come upon this very obscure Scripture: 'And it was so that when Saul had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave Saul another Heart, and the Spirit of God came upon Saul, and he prophesied,' Saul, you exclaim, a prophet! Saul with 'another Heart'! Saul with the Spirit of God upon him! You cannot understand. And 'another Heart' judged what it is by what comes out of it. 'Another Heart' has more meanings than one in Holy Scripture; and so has the Spirit of God; and so has prophecy. Matthew Henry in two or three words makes clear to us all the obscurity of Saul's 'other Heart. ' 'Saul,' says the most sensible of commentators, 'has no longer the Heart of a husbandman, concerned only with corn and cattle; he has now the Heart of a statesman, a general, a prince. If He advances to another station, He will give another Heart; and will preserve that Heart to those who sincerely desire to serve Him. But that is just what Saul, another Heart and all, did not sincerely desire to do. The Spirit of God came upon Saul for outward and earthly acts, but never for an inward change of Heart. The truth is, another Heart, prophetical spirit and all, Saul all along was little better than a heathen at Heart. At the same time, in giving Saul another Heart, the God of Israel gave Saul the greatest opportunity of his life to make himself a new Heart. Saul all his days was never so near the kingdom of heaven as when he said to Samuel, 'Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel, and my family the least of all the families of Benjamin? Wherefore, then, speakest thou so to me?' That is the language of a man whose Heart is really touched for the time with divine grace. And had Saul only dwelt on that thought; had he returned all his days to that thought; that thought dwelt upon and added to at every new occasion and fresh proof of God's goodness and his own ill deserts-that would soon have made Saul's Heart a new Heart; that would soon have made Saul another man. As time went on, and as trials and temptations beset Saul, a hard and stony Heart, a spirit of rebellion, and pride, and envy, and jealousy, and despair took possession of Saul, and held possession of Saul to his terrible end. ...
No; there is no such obscurity about Saul getting another Heart and yet that Heart coming to nothing. We ourselves have gone out on an errand of duty or of pleasure, and have come back with another Heart. Such surprises of providence, such opportunities of making ourselves a new Heart, are occurring continually. In the kingly Heart that God gives to every bridegroom we are not far for the time from the kingdom of heaven. No man, the most heathen of men, ever became a bridegroom and a married man without having opportunities and intentions and commencements of a new Heart and a better life. We have all had times when our Hearts were too big for our bosoms. did you or did you not embrace it? The bare remembrance of those times of another Heart all but brings them back again. And though their first impression must be somewhat faded and spent, let your resolution in God be all the greater that even yet you are determined to make yourself a new Heart out of them. ...
Had Saul's change of Heart only held, had his conversion only become complete, Saul would have been one of the greatest of all the Old Testament men. After God gave Saul another Heart his life was full for a time of the finest promise. It would take a Shakespeare to put himself into Saul's place and let us see the obscure working of Saul's Heart under all his temptations. Saul's mad and murderous envy of David is as clear as day to every man who puts its proper name on what goes on every day in his own evil Heart
Khartoum, Sudan, Archdiocese of - Name changed to the Vicariage Apostlic of Khartoum on May 30, 1913; entrusted to the Sons of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Verona
Quicumque Certum Quaeritis - Hymn not found in the latest edition of the Breviary, but given for Vespers and Matins in an Office of the Sacred Heart granted by special permission
Lust - "Lust, the origin of sin, has its place in the Heart, not of necessity, but because it is the centre of all moral forces and impulses and of spiritual activity
Senses - in the) sensitive powers (of my Heart)
Conversation: Edifying - The Spaniards in Chili believed that no water was so wholesome or of so delicate a flavour as that which flowed through veins of gold; certainly no conversation is so edifying to the hearers as that which pours forth from a Heart stored with sacred knowledge, sanctified experience, devout contemplations, and such like precious treasures
Cordial - ) Hearty; sincere; warm; affectionate. ) Proceeding from the Heart
Pond - The Hebrew underlying “ponds for fish” ( Isaiah 19:10 ) is rendered grieved (in soul) or sick at Heart by modern translations, based on a Hebrew homonym apparently occurring only in this passage
Rateful - ) Having a due sense of benefits received; kindly disposed toward one from whom a favor has been received; willing to acknowledge and repay, or give thanks for, benefits; as, a grateful Heart
Bowels - The Heart
Wellspring - Proverbs 16:22 (a) GOD gives a fertile brain and an understanding Heart so that we may draw from it the needed help for every problem and need that arises
Nitre - As vinegar upon natron or alkali (which would effervesce and evaporate) so is the unsuitableness of singing mirthful songs to a heavy Heart
All ye Who Seek a Comfort Sure - Hymn not found in the latest edition of the Breviary, but given for Vespers and Matins in an Office of the Sacred Heart granted by special permission
Bowels - Are often put by the Hebrew writers for the internal parts generally, the inner man, just as we often use the word Heart
Scapular of the Hearts of Jesus And Mary - A white scapular with the two Hearts and the implements of the Passion on one part, and a red cross on the other. It owes its origin to the Daughters of the Sacred Heart, a community founded at Antwerp in 1873
Hearts of Jesus And Mary, Scapular of the - A white scapular with the two Hearts and the implements of the Passion on one part, and a red cross on the other. It owes its origin to the Daughters of the Sacred Heart, a community founded at Antwerp in 1873
Tarawa And Nauru, Diocese of - Comprised the Gilbert and Ellice Groups, Ocean Island, and Nauru; established, 1888; entrusted to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Snow - ...
Isaiah 55:10 (a) There is sometimes a delay in the entrance of GOD's Word into the Heart. Other parts of the message will remain in the Heart and mind dormant for years. Then when the proper conditions arise, and the right circumstances exist, the dormant message becomes a living message to the Heart
Francis Libermann - Founder of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, born Saverne, Alsace, 1804; died Paris, France, 1852. After several years of prayer and patience, the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was authorized at Rome and the novitiate opened at La Neuville near Amiens September 27, 1841
Libermann, Francis Mary Paul - Founder of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, born Saverne, Alsace, 1804; died Paris, France, 1852. After several years of prayer and patience, the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was authorized at Rome and the novitiate opened at La Neuville near Amiens September 27, 1841
Preachers: Different - Doctrine without exhortation makes men all brain, no Heart; exhortation without doctrine makes the Heart full, leaves the brain empty
Earth - ...
Psalm 63:9 (a) This statement clearly indicates that hell is in the Heart of the earth. ...
Matthew 13:5 (c) The teaching probably is that there was nothing in the Heart of the hearer, nor in his mind, which would enable him to receive or understand GOD's Word
Eat - Proverbs 4:17 (b) This describes the act of appropriating and reveling in wicked things with all the Heart and soul. ...
2 Timothy 2:17 (a) The Spirit is telling us in this passage that the words sometimes used will damage the soul, the Heart and the mind as a canker damages the physical body
Deeply - At or to a great depth far below the surface as a passion deeply rooted in our nature precepts deeply engraven on the Heart. To or from the inmost recesses of the Heart eith great sorrow most feelingly
Stony - ...
Ezekiel 11:19 (b) By this word is described that Heart which will not be impressed by GOD's Word, and does not respond to GOD's love, nor to His call. ...
Matthew 13:5 (a) JESUS thus describes that kind of disposition, or soul, or Heart, which sits unmoved under the sound of the Gospel and does not respond in a permanent way
Conversion - Conversion, considered theologically, consists in a renovation of the Heart and life, or a being turned from sin and the power of Satan unto God, Acts 26:18 ; and is produced by the influence of divine grace upon the soul. But this is not the only Scriptural import of the term; for the first turning of the whole Heart to God in penitence and prayer is generally termed conversion
Hazar-Enan - Some have identified it with Ayan ed-Dara in the Heart of the central chain of Anti-Libanus
Artery - ) One of the vessels or tubes which carry either venous or arterial blood from the Heart
Sensual - It is part of the evil of the human Heart (Mark 7:22 ; compare Romans 13:13 ), calling for repentance (2 Corinthians 12:21 )
Regulus - ) A star of the first magnitude in the constellation Leo; - called also the Lion's Heart
Prepossess - ) To preoccupy, as the mind or Heart, so as to preclude other things; hence, to bias or prejudice; to give a previous inclination to, for or against anything; esp
Drop - Deuteronomy 32:2 (a) The word is used to illustrate the falling of GOD's Word upon the Heart and the production of abundant good works as a result
Falseness - Want of integrity and veracity, either in principle or in act as the falseness of a man's Heart, or his falseness to his word
Gladness - ...
They--did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of Heart
Lorify - ) To make glorious in thought or with the Heart, by ascribing glory to; to asknowledge the excellence of; to render homage to; to magnify in worship; to adore
Cheerful - A merry Heart maketh a cheerful countenance
Mind - The primary word is leb , which means “heart. Also used are the words lebab (heart) in Ezekiel 38:10 ; yetser (imagination) in Isaiah 26:3 ; and peh (mouth, speech) in Leviticus 24:12 ). ” As in the Old Testament the term Heart ( kardia ) is sometimes used to represent the concept mind . Matthew 13:15 speaks of understanding with the “heart. However, in Scripture the Heart is more often considered to be the center of the human personality. The word Heart fills this void, and the New Testament follows the practice of the Old Testament very closely. Why then can the mind as well as the Heart be spoken of as the center of a person? Because in Hebrew thought a person is looked at as a single entity with no attempt to compartmentalize the person into separate parts which act more or less independently of one another. Therefore, the Heart, mind, and soul, while in some ways different, are seen as one. See Heart ; Soul ; Anthropology ; Humanity
Margaret Mary Alacoque, Saint - Virgin, apostle of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, born Lhautecour, France, 1647; died Paray-Ie- Monial, 1690. The visions of Christ, with which she had been favored in her youth, continued, and He made known to her that she was to be the apostle of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, charging her to reveal to mankind the favors in store for those practising it, and inspiring her to establish the Holy Hour and the custom of receiving Holy Communion on the first Friday of each month
Lust - Lust not after her beauty in thy Heart. ...
Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her,hath committed adultery with her already in his Heart
Means of Grace: Their Disuse a Sad Loss - May it not be because I neglect private prayer, and have not been regular at the prayer-meeting; my family concerns and business cares have kept my Heart in the lumber room, and my soul has lost her first love? Yes, these are the reasons. Lord, tune my Heart, and I will again seek the places where the heavenly wind of thy Spirit blows graciously and refreshingly
Innocency - In a moral sense, freedom from crime, sin or guilt untainted purity of Heart and life unimpaired integrity. Freedom from guilt or evil intentions simplicity of Heart as the innocence of a child
Alacoque, Margaret Mary, Saint - Virgin, apostle of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, born Lhautecour, France, 1647; died Paray-Ie- Monial, 1690. The visions of Christ, with which she had been favored in her youth, continued, and He made known to her that she was to be the apostle of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, charging her to reveal to mankind the favors in store for those practising it, and inspiring her to establish the Holy Hour and the custom of receiving Holy Communion on the first Friday of each month
Famine - Nothing that the world gives can satisfy the craving of the human Heart. The world with its pleasures and its pursuits fails to satisfy the craving of the Heart
Bowels - It is the same kind of expression as "from the depths of my Heart. ...
Philemon 1:7 (b) The expression in this passage refers to a full-hearted joy which the saints experienced when Philemon ministered to them and brought a blessing from GOD to them. ...
1 John 3:17 (b) Here the word is used to express feelings of sympathy, not on the surface, but deep in the Heart
Broken - ...
Ecclesiastes 12:6 (b) This describes the end of life when the hand and the Heart fail. In this passage we may consider that the silver cord is the spinal cord, the bowl is the brain, the pitcher is the Heart, and the wheel is the nerve center
Conceive - Luke 2:21 ; (b) metaphorically, of the impulse of lust in the human Heart, enticing to sin, James 1:15 . ...
3: τίθημι (Strong's #5087 — Verb — tithemi — tith'-ay-mee ) "to put, set," is used in Acts 5:4 , of the sin of Ananias, in "conceiving" a lie in his Heart
Adultery - Broadly, it includes all manner of unchastity in Heart, speech, or behavior. Christ says that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his Heart
Society of Saint Edmund - Founded under the name Oblates of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Missionaries of Saint Edmund, at Pontigny, France in 1843 by Father Jean Baptiste Muard for the work of missions
Will: Not Violated by Grace - Conversion is not, as some suppose, a violent opening of the Heart by grace, in which will, reason, and judgment are all ignored or crushed. In conversion, the Lord who made the human Heart deals with it according to its nature and constitution
Dull - nothrokardios, "slow of Heart" (kardia, "the Heart"), Proverbs 12:8 . ...
Note: In Luke 24:25 "slow (of Heart)" translates the synonymous word bradus
Jeroboam - GOD may have that in his Heart for you, which you must not once let enter your Heart for yourself. Your name may be written in the divine decree for something, the bare thought of which you must cast out of your Heart like poison. Solomon's beautiful dream at Gibeon, his splendid prayer at the dedication of the temple, his wisdom, and his understanding, and his largeness of Heart-it is all clean forgotten now. And then, to crown it all, as time went on Satan more and more entered into Jeroboam's Heart. And Jeroboam allowed Satan in his Heart, and listened to Satan speaking in his Heart, 'You are a greatly talented man. Play the man, then, but a little longer, and your mother will live to hear the cry of the people before she dies, this so sweet cry to her ears, Long live King Jeroboam!' And Jeroboam kept all these things and pondered them in his Heart. Ahijah's eyes, like a flame of fire, saw, naked and open, all that was hidden so deep in Jeroboam's Heart; and he heard, as with God's own ears, all that Satan said to Jeroboam in his Heart. Ahijah watched Jeroboam at his work, and he saw, till he could not be silent, that Jeroboam was fast undermining the walls of Jerusalem in his Heart, all the time that he was receiving praise and promotion for building those walls up with his hands. ' And Jeroboam laid down his building and came out after Ahijah, Then Ahijah suddenly turned and stripped off his new garment that was upon Jeroboam, and tore it up into twelve pieces, and said, 'Thus and thus hast thou torn up the kingdom of Solomon in thine Heart. Take thee ten of these torn-up pieces and hide them with thee till all that is in thine Heart shall come true. ' And then the prophet, softening somewhat, went on to tell the trembling builder that if he would but cast Satan and all his counsels and all his hopes out of his Heart from that day, then the God of Israel would make him a sure house, so that he and his seed should sit on the throne of Israel for ever. And Jeroboam returned to his work on the wall of Jerusalem with his Heart all in a flame. And if only Jeroboam had tarried the Lord's leisure, and had kept his Heart clean and humble, Jeroboam would soon have been king over all Israel, he and his sons, till the Messiah came Himself to sit down on David's undivided throne. And, whatever may have been in Jeroboam's Heart, no fault at all can be found with the words of his ultimatum to Rehoboam. He was never happy when he was alone with Ahijah, His Heart, neither on the wall nor on the throne, was ever single enough for Ahijah's all-searching eyes. And thus it was that Satan still kept his place in Jeroboam's Heart, and was still Jeroboam's counsellor in all the affairs of the state, and in all the affairs of the family, till Jeroboam's great fall, from which he and his people never recovered, came about in this way. The fact is, we have here before us in black and white, to this day, the very identical words that Jeroboam at that time spake in his Heart. He said this in his Heart: 'If my people go up to do service in this way in the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, then shall the Hearts of this people turn back to Rehoboam, and they will kill me and my son with me. ...
But, happily for us all, there is nothing in God's name to usward that is more sure and more true than is His long suffering, and His immense patience, and the many calls to repentance that He sends us before He finally casts us off, And? lest Jeroboam should lose himself through his fear and hate at Ahijah, God actually condescended to set the old and faithful prophet aside and to send a new prophet to Jeroboam: a prophet whose eyes had not yet read Jeroboam's Heart, and against whom Jeroboam could have taken up no umbrage. Unless we both know ourselves and hate ourselves, we shall be certain both to hate and put away from us the preacher who tells us to our faces what is in our Heart, as Jeroboam hated and put away Ahijah; which hatred of Jeroboam at him was all the time one of Ahijah's surest seals, both to himself and to Jeroboam, that he was a true prophet of the Heart-searching God. All who inflame and perpetuate such divisions lest they should lose their stake of money, or of influence, or of occupation, or of pure ill-will; all able men who prostitute their talents to write or speak about men on the other side, as they would not like themselves to be spoken or written about-let them lay it to Heart in whose lot they shall surely stand when every man shall give an account of himself to God
Paget, James - Discovered the Heart and bone diseases designated by his name
Frank - Open ingenuous as a frank disposition or Heart
Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart - Order founded by Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, in the province of Milan, Italy, 1880, for the spread of the devotion to the Heart of Jesus by the practise of corporal and spiritual works of mercy
Juba, Sudan, Archdiocese of - Prefecture apostolic of Bahr-el-Gebel, Central Africa established on July 14, 1927; entrusted to the Sons of the Sacred Heart of Verona
James Paget - Discovered the Heart and bone diseases designated by his name
Mary Hardey - Religious of the Sacred Heart; born Piscataway, Maryland, 1806; died Paris, France, 1886
Plague - 1 Kings 8:38 (a) This name is applied to the sins that curse the soul, hinder the life, and hurt the Heart
Proneness - ) Inclination of mind, Heart, or temper; propension; disposition; as, proneness to self-gratification
Defer - ...
Hope deferred maketh the Heart sick
Joy - Nehemiah 8:10 (c) This is symbolical of the great satisfaction in the Heart of our Lord over the victory made possible by His provision for sin and for the sinner
Liberality - Liberality denotes freedom of spirit; generosity, greatness of soul, bounty, openness of Heart
Cymbals - In Corinthians it is a similitude of one making a show in speaking without love in the Heart
Refiner - So God tests the believer's Heart (1 Thessalonians 2:4 ), and his faith, which leads to endurance
Lunule - It sometimes has the shape of a double crescent, but is oftener Heart-shaped
Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, Archdiocese of - Entrusted to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
Bahr-el-Gebel, Central Africa, Prefecture Apostoli - Prefecture apostolic of Bahr-el-Gebel, Central Africa established on July 14, 1927; entrusted to the Sons of the Sacred Heart of Verona
Preparation - The preparation of the Heart is the great subject of enquiry in a work of this kind, and to which therefore I would particularly direct the attention. (Proverbs 16:1) The word preparation seems to be taken from military maxims; and as soldiers are put in order under arms, and made ready for their service, so the Lord disposeth the frames and motions of his people's Hearts for his service. From the first awakenings of grace until grace is consummated in glory, the whole preparations of the Heart, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord. He that "searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God," searcheth both the Heart, and prepareth the Heart for enjoyment. " Hence, therefore, to him alone should believers be always looking for the preparations of the Heart; for in this sweet office of the Spirit, God's Christ and the redeemed soul are brought together; and the Lord the Spirit doth more in one moment to prepare our unprepared Hearts than, without his influence, could be accomplished in ten thousand years by all our labours in prayers and tears. How blessedly the church sings to this note of praise, for the preparing and disposing grace of the Spirit, when she cried out: "Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots of Amminadib!" (Song of Song of Solomon 6:12) As if she had said, before I had the least apprehension of the mercy, my Lord my Husband made me willing, by the swift manifestations of his love, and the awakenings of his grace in my Heart, as rapid as the chariot wheels of a princely people
Fleshly, Fleshy - ‘Fleshy’ is that which is made of flesh, tender , as 2 Corinthians 3:3 ‘written … not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the Heart
Benedict Sestini - He founded the Messenger of the Sacred Heart and the Apostleship of Prayer in the United States
Auricular - ) Pertaining to the auricles of the Heart
Discerner - The word of God is quick and powerful--a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the Heart
Lurk - See that no selfish motive lurks in the Heart
Miscarry - ...
Have you not Heart of Frederick, the great soldier, who miscarried at sea? ...
My ships have all miscarried
Navel - This is used just as we speak of the Heart as the seat of affection and joy
Room - ...
Matthew 23:6 (b) We have here a picture of the pride in man's Heart which makes him desire a place of recognition among those with whom he is associated
Pulsation - ) A beating or throbbing, especially of the Heart or of an artery, or in an inflamed part; a beat of the pulse
Petrify - ) To make callous or obdurate; to stupefy; to paralyze; to transform; as by petrifaction; as, to petrify the Heart
Crane - Isaiah 38:14 (a) Hezekiah uses this word to illustrate the emptiness of his Heart and the loneliness of his spirit when he was on his sick bed
Duplicity - ) Doubleness of Heart or speech; insincerity; a sustained form of deception which consists in entertaining or pretending to entertain one of feelings, and acting as if influenced by another; bad faith
Enchantment - The warmth of fancy--which holds the Heart of a reader under the strongest enchantment
Sepulchre - Matthew 23:27 (b) This is a description of the death and decay which the Lord saw in the Hearts, minds and lives of these hypocritical, religious leaders. ...
Romans 3:13 (a) This is a graphic illustration of GOD's thoughts about the natural human Heart and soul; the stench of which is revealed by the words, the statements and the sayings of the ungodly
Misgive - ) Specifically: To give doubt and apprehension to, instead of confidence and courage; to impart fear to; to make irresolute; - usually said of the mind or Heart, and followed by the objective personal pronoun
Sestini, Benedict - He founded the Messenger of the Sacred Heart and the Apostleship of Prayer in the United States
Rose Flower - These fiowers, in Christian art are associated with ...
Blessed Virgin Mary where they typically encircle the Heart of Mary, the "Mystical Rose" ...
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Ebony, - The black is the Heart of a tree called Diospyros ebenum
Sin: Its Encroaching Nature - ' There are many such camels knocking at the human Heart. First, the custom creeps humbly to the door of the Heart, and says, 'Let me in; what am I but putting one foot before another? certainly you do not object to music, and I would not for the world have a full band. The Christian then finds his Heart occupied in full figure by the very vice which a little while before peeped in so meekly
Peace - " Peace is also spoken of as the state of Heart in which a believer is kept in regard of circumstances. The Christian makes his requests known unto God, and the peace of God that passeth all understanding keeps his Heart and mind through Christ Jesus (peace of Heart)
Holy - Hence, pure in Heart, temper or dispositions free from sin and sinful affections. Applied to the Supreme Being, holy signifies perfectly pure, immaculate and complete in moral character and man is more or less holy, as his Heart is more or less sanctified, or purified from evil dispositions. We call a man holy,when his Heart is conformed in some degree to the image of God, and his life is regulated by the divine precepts
David - in His Services - It will help on your salvation to lay it to Heart that hell is paved with good intentions; and it will, at the same time, comfort every good and honest Heart to be told that good intentions form some of the surest of stepping-stones to heaven. After which Bengel acutely annotates that it is by our Hearts that we both mete out to others and have it meted out to ourselves. But her Lord looked on her Heart. And thus it is that she sits in heaven today among the queens who sit there on their thrones of gold, because she had such a queenly Heart that day in the temple porch. Both from David's intended temple; from the poor widow's actual collection at the door of David's temple; and from Bengel's spiritual annotation let us learn this spiritual lesson, that our Hearts are the measure both of our work and of our wages in the sight of God. You cannot make the reading, or the religion, or the devotional life of your people what your Heart is full of. But it stands in God's true and faithful word that it was all in David's Heart. And He who looks not so much on the action as on the intention, He saw in this also a man after His own Heart. For the Heart is the measure. And as we measure out good words, and good wishes, and good purposes, and good preparations, and good performances in our Heart, so will it be measured back to us by Him who sees and weighs and measures the Heart and nothing but the Heart. But I did not know David; I had not yet got into all the depths of David's deep Heart. David not only said, 'It is the Lord,' but his Heart broke forth in a psalm such that there is nothing nobler in his whole book of Psalms. David not only consented that it was both good, and right, and seemly, that hands like his should not touch a stone of the house of God; but, that his son should be chosen of God to build Him an house-that set David's Heart on fire as never Old Testament Heart was set on fire like David's Heart. As we read the psalm that poured out of David's Heart that chastised and disappointed day, David is a man after our own Heart. And is this the manner of man, O Lord God? Would God we all had a Heart like that! I have found David, my servant. This, no doubt, greatly helped David to resign his great hope of being spared to build the temple, that Solomon, his greatly-gifted, wise-hearted, pure, and noble-minded son was standing ready to take up and to carry out his father's long-intended task. For, when the Holy Child said to Mary, Mother, teach Me to sing and to pray, what did Mary do, hiding all that in her Heart, but put into her Child's hands David's golden Psalm beginning thus: The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. See Jesus of Nazareth on His knees in the Sabbath synagogue with this place open before Him for the first time,-Lo, I come; in the volume of the book it is written of Me, I delight to do Thy will, O My God; yea, Thy law is within my Heart. And they said one to another, did not our Heart burn within us while He talked with us by the way, and while He opened to us the Scriptures?...
O two disciples, on your way that same day to Emmaus, how I envy you your travelling Companion that day! My Heart burns to think of your Divine Companion opening up to you David's Messianic Psalms that memorable day. And when I think also of the multitudes that no man can number to whom David's Psalms have been their constant song in the house of their pilgrimage; in the tabernacle as they fell for the first time hot from David's Heart and harp; in the temple of Solomon his son with all the companies of singers and all their instruments of music; in the synagogues of the captivity; in the wilderness as the captives returned to the New Jerusalem; in the New Jerusalem every Sabbath-day and every feast-day; in the upper room, both before and after supper; in Paul's prison at Philippi; in the catacombs; in Christian churches past number; in religious houses all over Christendom at all hours of the day and the night; in deserts, in mountains, in dens and caves of the earth; in our churches; in our Sabbath-schools; in our families morning and evening; in our sickrooms; on our death-beds; and in the night-watches when the disciples of Christ watch and pray lest they enter into temptation. ' That would not have stumbled me had I come on it in the Heart of the seventeenth of John itself. Let him sing and play, and that with the mind and the Heart and the spirit like David. Sing a Heart-strengthening Psalm every morning, and a Heart-cleansing and a Heart-quieting Psalm every night. Let no place, and no conversation, and no occupation delude you out of your Heart-refreshing Psalm. And let Him say to His Son, and to His angels, and to His saints, over you and over your house, I have found a man after Mine own Heart; with My holy oil have I anointed him
Lip - It is rendered by Authorized Version , ‘This people honoureth me with their lips, but their Heart is far from me’ (cf. The expression ‘honoureth me with their lips’ is explained by some as an allusion to the Jewish custom of putting the tassel of the tallith to the lips during worship, as a sign that the Law was accepted, not as of duty only, but as the enthusiastic preference of the Heart (cf. which springs from a devout and trusting Heart (cf. ‘But their Heart is far from me, Matthew 15:8, with the suggestion of emptiness in Matthew 15:9 ‘In vain do they worship me,’ etc. ...
But whatever be the implied allusion or exact meaning of the words here, this much is certain, that our Lord in speaking to His own contemporaries said, ‘This prophecy of Isaiah was concerning you’—language that would seem to require us to interpret the passage so as to make it include and describe the unbelieving Jews of His day, and, probably, all people of all times who were, or are, or will yet be, guilty of offering to God a worship in which they do not draw near to Him in Heart
Madeleine Sophie Barat, Saint - Foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart, born Joigny, Burgundy, 1779; died Paris, France, 1865. Educated by her brother Louis, she became associated with his friend Father Varin, and at his suggestion she made her first consecration to the religious life, 1800, thus founding the Society of the Sacred Heart
Reprobate - It is they that have gone on to harden their Heart, and they are left in that hardness of Heart; for God doth not give grace to bring them out of it, therefore they are given over, or given up, in being left alone to this state of reprobation
Barat, Madeleine Sophie, Saint - Foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart, born Joigny, Burgundy, 1779; died Paris, France, 1865. Educated by her brother Louis, she became associated with his friend Father Varin, and at his suggestion she made her first consecration to the religious life, 1800, thus founding the Society of the Sacred Heart
Skip - The Lord is surely telling us of the joy that will fill the Heart when He rules in the earth. The Heart cannot express itself in ordinary language when talking about our love for the mighty GOD, the wonderful Father, or the precious Saviour
Ephod - Hence the church, in allusion to it, vehemently urgeth Christ in that request, "Set me as a seal upon thine Heart, as a seal upon thine arm;" (Song of Song of Solomon 8:6) meaning, that she might be always in his remembrance, to live in his Heart, and to be always looked upon as a seal, or signet, on the arm
Mary Magdalene - No, nor even as to who and what were the seven devils that at one time had made such a hell in Mary Magdalene's Heart. Our whole dispute and debate shall be to let in some light from heaven on the bottomless pit of our own Hearts, so as to scare out of our Hearts some of the seven devils who still haunt and harbour there. " And, again: "When he speaketh fair, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his Heart. " And John Bunyan has the very same number at the end of his Grace Abounding: "I find to this day these seven abominations in my Heart. Now, what are your seven scars? What are your seven abominations in your Heart? What are the six things, yea seven, in your Heart that the Lord hates? It is almost our whole salvation to ask and to answer that question. They rage and roar and tear and gnash our Hearts to pieces when they begin to see that their time in us is to be short. " As much as to say: 'All the seven devils are in every man's Heart, but they do not all rage and rend equally in every man's Heart: no, nor in the same man's Heart at all times. But, on the other hand, if I have come by any means to know something of the terrible plague of my own Heart, then, in that measure, I am a real authority as to the Marys of the four Gospels: and especially as to Mary Magdalene. And I confess it seemed to me that Dante and he together had established the doctrine that any envy at all is absolutely, and in the nature of things, quite incompatible with such a lofty pride as that was which wholly possessed Dante's Heart. But when I came to myself; when I left all books, the very best, about pride and envy, and when I was led again of God's Holy Spirit into the pandemonium that is in my own Heart, I recovered courage, till, tonight, I have my harness on again to fight the battle of divine truth against any man, and all men, and even Dante himself. And the divine truth to me in this matter is this: That in my Heart, if not in Dante's, both pride and envy have their full scope together; and that they never, in the very least, either exclude, or drink up, or narrow down, the dreadful dominion of one another. Now, what do you say to that? How is it with your Heart? 'I have no books,' said Jacob Behmen. 'I have neither Aristotle, nor Dante, nor Butler, nor Brea, nor Shepard, nor Edwards; I have only my own Heart. ' You have none of these books either, but you surely have your own Heart. Who, then, for the love of the truth, will so read his own Heart as to take sides with me? Come away. You must surely know what pride is, and you must all know, still better perhaps, what envy is, and at whose payments and praises and successes and positions your Heart cramps and strangles and excruciates itself. Do you not both know and confess all these things before yourself and before God every day? Do you not? O stone-dead soul! O sport and prey of Satan! O maker of God a liar, and the truth is not in you! I would not have your devil-possessed Heart, and your conscience seared with a redhot iron, for the whole world. As I was saying, I have not the least notion as to who or what Mary Magdalene's seven devils were, and much less do I know how they could possibly be all cast out of her Heart in this life. For what would it profit me if I gained the whole world of knowledge and everything else, and lost my fast-passing opportunity of having all this pandemonium that is within me for ever cast out of me?...
I will confess it again: How the whole seven could possibly be cast out of her Heart in this present life, I, for one, cannot imagine; and I do not believe it. Two of Dante's seven devils have their holes in the sand; in the soft earth and on the exposed outside of our Hearts. " It is better to enter into heaven with seven devils excavated out of our Hearts as with a knife, than to have them gnawing in our Hearts to all eternity. ...
Since ever there were women's Hearts in this world, were there ever two women's Hearts with such emotions in them as when Mary the mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene, stood together beside His Cross? Did you ever try to put yourself into His mother's Heart that day, or into Mary Magdalene's Heart? They stood and wept as never another two women have wept since women wept in this world, till John at Jesus' command took His mother away from Calvary and led her into the city. Onlyrepentdeep enough and to tears enough; only love as Mary Magdalene loved Him who had cast her seven devils out of her Heart; and He will appear to you also, and will call you by your name
Mother - In some communities, as in the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, it is the title of a professed religious
New Abbey - Founded, 1275, by Lady Devorgilla, to keep in it the Heart of her husband, King John Baliol
Equatorial Nile, Central Africa, Prefecture Aposto - The prefecture apostolic of Equatorial Nile, Central Africa was established June 12, 1923; entrusted to the Sons of the Sacred Heart of Verona
Pitiful, Pity - 1: πολύσπλαγχνος (Strong's #4184 — Adjective — polusplanchnos — pol-oo'-splankh-nos ) denotes "very pitiful" or "full of pity" (polus, "much," splanchnon, "the Heart;" in the plural, "the affections"), occurs in James 5:11 , RV, "full of pity. " ...
2: εὔσπλαγχνος (Strong's #2155 — Adjective — eusplanchnos — yoo'-splangkh-nos ) "compassionate, tenderhearted," lit. , "of good Heartedness" (eu, "well," and splanchnon), is translated "pitiful" in 1 Peter 3:8 , AV, RV, "tenderhearted," as in Ephesians 4:32
Lutgard, Saint - Represented with Our Lord, who is showing her His bleeding Heart
Abundance - ...
It denotes also fullness, overflowing, as the abundance of the Heart
Abbey, New - Founded, 1275, by Lady Devorgilla, to keep in it the Heart of her husband, King John Baliol
Gulu, Uganda, Archdiocese of - The prefecture apostolic of Equatorial Nile, Central Africa was established June 12, 1923; entrusted to the Sons of the Sacred Heart of Verona
Astray - Psalm 58:3 (a) The tendency to commit sin and to deceive which is inherent in the human Heart from birth, this is to go "astray" from GOD
Embrace - ...
Hebrews 11:13 (c) This is a figure to describe the appropriation of the Word of GOD with all the Heart and soul
Enchantment - ) That which captivates the Heart and senses; an influence or power which fascinates or highly delights
Honesty - In principle, an upright disposition moral rectitude of Heart a disposition to conform to justice and correct moral principles, in all social transactions
Hearty - ) Promoting strength; nourishing; rich; abundant; as, Hearty food; a Hearty meal. ) Pertaining to, or proceeding from, the Heart; warm; cordial; bold; zealous; sincere; willing; also, energetic; active; eager; as, a Hearty welcome; Hearty in supporting the government. ) Exhibiting strength; sound; healthy; firm; not weak; as, a Hearty timber
Sweetheart, Abbey of - Founded, 1275, by Lady Devorgilla, to keep in it the Heart of her husband, King John Baliol
Montmartre - In recent years it has become more famous as a center of devotion to the Sacred Heart, since the erection of the National Basilica. Proposed during the troubles of 1870-1871, this was started 1875, as an expiatory offering to the Sacred Heart, to obtain the release of the pope and freedom for France. Motivated by a like desire to make expiation, a new confraternity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was established in Montmartre, 1876, and in 1894 was privileged to incorporate into itself other confraternities, of like name and object, throughout the world
Order of the Presentation - Founded at Cork, Ireland, 1775, by Nano (Honoria) Nagle, under the title Sisters of the Sacred Heart (which was changed to Presentation Sisters, 1791), for the education of the young
June, Month of - Named for the Roman gentile name, Junius, is given over to special devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Month of June - Named for the Roman gentile name, Junius, is given over to special devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Children of Mary - The title given to confraternities of Our Lady established in schools of the Sisters of Charity in 1847, after the manifestation of the Miraculous Medal (1830); to sodalities founded in 1818 by Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat in the convents of the Religious of the Sacred Heart; and to various other societies of women and girls, some of which are affiliated with the Prima Prismaria (First Primary) of the Society of Jesus in Rome
Sacrifice - Hebrews 13:16 (a) By this word is described any praise or worship rendered to GOD from a grateful Heart
Defilement - Under the Gospel, defilements are those of the Heart, of the mind, the temper, and conduct
Mary, Children of - The title given to confraternities of Our Lady established in schools of the Sisters of Charity in 1847, after the manifestation of the Miraculous Medal (1830); to sodalities founded in 1818 by Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat in the convents of the Religious of the Sacred Heart; and to various other societies of women and girls, some of which are affiliated with the Prima Prismaria (First Primary) of the Society of Jesus in Rome
Mortality - Mortality and mercy in Vienna, ...
Live in thy tongue and Heart
Pavilion - ...
Psalm 27:5 (a) This is a type of the secret place of prayer and fellowship with GOD wherein He makes His presence known, and gives a sense of protection and care which quiets the Heart
Reaper - No one else can discern the true condition of the Heart
Schism - It is a sin against Christian love, and strikes at the Heart of Christianity, John 17:21 Romans 12:4-21
Regeneration - In theology, new birth by the grace of God that change by which the will and natural enmity of man to God and his law are subdued, and a principle of supreme love to God and his law, or holy affections, are implanted in the Heart
Rejoicing - Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage forever, for they are the rejoicing of my Heart
Sisters of the Sacred Heart - Founded at Cork, Ireland, 1775, by Nano (Honoria) Nagle, under the title Sisters of the Sacred Heart (which was changed to Presentation Sisters, 1791), for the education of the young
Meat - ...
Proverbs 23:6 (a) The wicked seem to have every kind of blessing that the Heart desires. ...
John 4:12, John 4:34 (a) Our Lord indicates by this type that the will of GOD satisfied the longings of the Heart of the Son of GOD, and that he flourished and grew on the service of His Father. Rather He offers us the blessings of the Christian life as food for our souls and Hearts. ...
John 6:55 (a) This passage refers definitely to a very intimate association with CHRIST wherein He Himself in His own person becomes priceless and precious to our Hearts' affections. The mother says to her baby, "I could eat you up!" It is a figure which indicates that the Heart, soul and life are wrapped up in the Son of GOD. ...
1 Corinthians 8:13 (a) It is quite evident that Paul uses this figure to show that he would not do anything which his own soul desired, if the doing of it would hurt the Heart and the feelings of one of GOD's dear children. ...
Hebrews 13:9 (a) The Heart is not to be influenced by human arguments, man-made theories, and various religious devices
Treasure - ...
That spiritual treasure is regarded by our Lord as a personal thing, not as a mere reward assigned from without, is rendered even more plain by what He says regarding the ‘treasure of the Heart’ (Matthew 12:35 || Luke 6:45). This treasure of the Heart is manifestly the accumulated tendencies which we call character, the habits which a man makes, the qualities which he acquires, by the repeated choices of his life. The more good deeds he does the richer grows his Heart in goodness, and the greater will his joy become in doing what is right. His Heart will of itself bear fruit of goodness. The more evil he does, the more evil grows his Heart, until it is well-nigh impossible for it to produce what is good. His Heart becomes callous and hard, so that he can no longer take delight in goodness. Thus, again, it is true that ‘where the treasure is, there will the Heart be also. ’ The Heart of the good man brings down heaven to earth, while that of the evil man could find no bliss in heaven itself. ...
The true treasure of the human Heart is the Kingdom of heaven. In setting forth the manner in which the Kingdom is received into different kinds of Hearts, our Lord once again uses the figure of treasure, in the parable of the Treasure hid in a field (Matthew 13:44). It lays hold upon the true finder’s Heart; for in it he recognizes the satisfaction of all his longings: it is the completion of his being, the source of his life to all eternity
Retirement - He communes with his own Heart. There her sacred inspiration is felt, and her holy mysteries elevate the soul; there devotion lifts up the voice; there falls the tear of contrition; there the Heart pours itself forth before him who made, and him who redeemed it
Absalom - With all of this, however, his Heart was wicked. He presents many aspects of beauty and characteristics of loveliness, yet his Heart is not right with GOD
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Psalm 130:6 (b) This is emblematic of an earnest Heart's desire for the return of the Lord. ...
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Proverbs 8:34 (b) This probably represents the attitude of Heart wherein the soul seeks the Lord and expects constantly to see His face, and to hear His voice in sweet fellowship. ...
Mark 13:33 (b) This is an attitude of Heart wherein one is attentive to the possibilities of Satan's hindrances and to the opportunities for serving CHRIST
Apostleship of Prayer - A pious association, otherwise known as a league of prayer in union with the Heart of Jesus, founded at Vals, France, by Francis Gautrelet, 1844. The "Messenger of the Sacred Heart" is a magazine edited monthly by this association
Impurity - Think how dear, and endeared in every way, and by every means, is the Lord Jesus Christ when brought home to the Heart, and formed "in the Heart the hope of glory
Sight - Jesus came to bind up the broken in Heart; and a broken Heart is a dead Heart. And hence the charter of grace runs in those soul-reviving words: "A new Heart will I give you, and a right spirit will I put within you; ye shall be my people, and I will be your God
Harden (the Heart) - This kind of Heart is sometimes called a "stony" Heart. ...
Hebrews 3:13 (a) Sin tends to turn the Heart from GOD, and to keep the soul from being influenced by the Holy Spirit. The Heart ceases to respond to the love and the grace, and the mind ceases to believe and obey GOD's will
Children's Crusade - A pious opinion was current in Europe in the Middle Ages that the Holy Land could not be captured except by the pure of Heart
Jesu Dulcis Memoria - Caswall; the third verse reads ...
O Hope of every contrite Heart,...
O Joy of all the meek,...
To those who fall, how kind Thou art...
How good to those who seek! ...
Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee - Caswall; the third verse reads ...
O Hope of every contrite Heart,...
O Joy of all the meek,...
To those who fall, how kind Thou art...
How good to those who seek! ...
Bible: Cause of Interest in it - tasteful bend and beautiful decoration, but these are not the qualities for which I prize it; it was my salvation from the howling sea! So the interest which a regenerate soul takes in the Bible, is founded on a personal application to the Heart of the saving truth which it contains
Big - , whether in a good or a bad sense; as, a big Heart; a big voice; big looks; to look big
Fiery - Hot like fire as a fiery Heart
Rob - It shows a terrible condition of the Heart when we embezzle GOD's property
Owl - As the owl had no trees in which to make its nest, and rest there, so the Saviour had no place to lay His head, and no resting place for His Heart in this life
Razor - Psalm 52:2 (a) The tongue of a gossip or a wicked person cuts into the Heart and soul of the person who is talked about
Surplice - It is worn over the cassock by clerics and altar boys at many sacred functions, signifying the purity of Heart becoming God's ministers
Unbelief - It is the work of a depraved and guilty Heart; for no one without this bias could reject the abundant witness God furnishes of the truth of his word, Psalm 14:1
Defile, Defilement - Under the gospel, defilements are those of the Heart, of the mind, the temper, and the conduct
Unclean - Adultery of the Heart, consisting of inordinate and unclean affections
Jeremiah - Those men of Cæsarea Philippi showed their own sensibility of soul when some said John the Baptist; some, Elias; but they would have it that Jesus of Nazareth was none other than Hilkiah's son, come back again with his broken Heart. That is to say, it was the inborn, original, and unparalleled sensibility of Jeremiah's mind and Heart that the Lord took up and turned to His own service both in the preaching of this prophet and in the production of this book, which stands to this day second only to the Psalms as the most spiritual book in the Old Testament. The restored kingdom of David and Solomon still haunts Isaiah's Heart, and it still shapes and colours some of the finest pictures of his imperial imagination. And more and more as his ministry went on, Jeremiah strove with all his might to draw both the Hearts and the imaginations of his people not only off all alliance with the kingdoms that were around them, but also off the too pictorial Kingdom of the Messiah that had been hung up before them. The depth, the purity, the beauty, the absolute heavenliness of his doctrine were the reward and the joy of his Heart, let his fellow-citizens and his fellow-prophets and priests do to him what they pleased. Jeremiah was of all the prophets of the Old Testament the supreme prophet of the human Heart. 'The Heart is my haunt,' says Wordsworth. And again, 'My theme is no other than the Heart of man. ' But in an infinitely deeper sense than that, Jeremiah was the prophet of God to the human Heart. Jeremiah would have nothing from his hearers and readers but their Heart. Let other prophets negotiate and send embassies as they pleased; Jeremiah, in season and out of season, for a long lifetime, laid siege to the Hearts of his hearers. The cure of all your famines, he cried, and all your plagues, and all your defeats, and all your captivities-the cause and the cure of them all is in your own Heart: in the Heart of each inhabitant of Jerusalem and each captive in Babylon. If only we had something of his sensibility, and spirituality, and knowledge of the Heart. Speak to your hearer's Heart and you will soon undermine his head. Young preachers, with your great life still before you, study your own Heart day and night. Watch every beat, and flutter, and creep of your own Heart day and night. Seek sensibility of Heart above all Latin, and Greek, and Hebrew: above all logic, and style, and delivery. Add all these things, and everything else, to sensibility of Heart: but one thing is needful if you would not be a castaway in the end. Were you spiritually-sensible preachers you would soon get inside your people's Hearts, and you would hold your people's Hearts to the end. And if one here and another there should smite you as Pashur smote Jeremiah, say to him, 'The Lord hath not called thy name Pashur, but Magor-missabib,' and go on with your Heart-searching and Heart-sanctifying preaching to other people. And your sensibility of Heart and mind once well begun will grow till your name is as famous as you could wish it to be where fame and name is alone worth working for. And oh, believe me, the shame and the remorse of having to hand over your pulpit, and you only beginning to preach! And it all lies in a true and a timely sensibility, and in saying, The Heart is my haunt, till you know the Heart, and can preach to it to some purpose. Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord, and I will give you pastors after mine own Heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. There has been plenty of sorrow in every age, and in every land; but such another preacher and author as Jeremiah, with such a Heart for sorrow, has never again been born. Both prophet and poet were full to all the height and depth of their great Hearts of the most thrilling sensibility; while, at the same time, they were both high towers, and brazen walls, and iron pillars against all unrighteousness of men. But his tears softened his Heart and bowed his head till he was able to go out to meet the Chaldeans, and almost to welcome them to Jerusalem in the name of God. They softened his Heart to the very core. ...
'Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging-place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them!' The loneliness of a man's Heart among his own people is one of the heaviest crosses that any man has to take up. But His word was in my Heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay
Paul as the Chief of Sinners - " But what she most dwelt on as she died was that half verse, "Cor contritum-a broken and a contrite Heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise. " "Do not mistake me," said Jacob Behmen, "for my Heart is as full as it can hold of all malice at you and all ill-will. My Heart is the very dung-hill of the devil, and it is no easy work to wrestle with him on his own chosen ground. " "When a man like me," says Luther, "comes to know the plague of his own Heart, he is not miserable only-he is absolute misery itself; he is not sinful only-he is absolute sin itself. "It has often appeared to me," says Jonathan Edwards, "that if God were to mark my Heart-iniquity my bed would be in hell. But all the time my own Heart was far worse earth to me, and filthier far than the filthy earth I sat upon. ...
Fool! said my muse to me,Look in thy Heart and write. Yes; look well into your own Heart and you will find there the true explanation of your perplexity about Paul, and Luther, and Rutherford, and Bunyan, and all the rest. For your own Heart holds the secret to you of this whole matter. If you have any real knowledge of your own Heart at all, this cannot possibly have escaped you, that there are things in your own Heart that are most shocking and prostrating for you to find there. There are thoughts in your Heart, and feelings, and wishes, and likes and dislikes; things you have to hide, and things you cannot hide; things that if you have any religion at all you must take on your knees to Jesus Christ every day, and things you cannot take to anything even in Him short of His sin-atoning blood. Well, you have in all that the true key to Paul's Heart, and to the Hearts of all the rest. When all other men are worshipping them for their saintliness, and rightly so, those right saints of God are gnashing their teeth at the devilries that are still rampant in their own Heart. It is God's holy law of love entering our Hearts ever deeper and deeper that does it. It is when I take my own Heart, with all its wickedness-working self-love, and with all its self-seeking in everything, and self-serving out of everything and every one: with all its deceitfulness, and disingenuousness, and envy, and jealousy, and grudging, and malevolence, and lay it alongside of the holy Heart of my Lord,-it is that that does it. And thus it comes about that the authors who are classical to me now are not the ephemerids in religion or in literature that I used to waste my time and my money upon when I was a neophyte: my true classics now are those masterly men who look into their own Hearts and then write for my Heart. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite Heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise. Create in me a clean Heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. "...
It was their own sin; or to speak much more exactly, it was their own sinfulness, that so humbled Rutherford and Bunyan and Christiana and Teresa, and broke their Hearts. Nothing at all humiliates; nothing really touches the Hearts of people like them; but the inward sinfulness of their own Hearts. We shallow-hearted fools would think and would say that it was some great crime or open scandal that those saintly men and women had fallen into. One of themselves used to say that it was not "so humiliating and Heart-breaking to be sometimes like a beast, as to be always like a devil. That our Hearts by nature are all equally evil. As also that he who knows his own Heart will measure his own worth by his own Heart and not by the valuation of the street and the market-place. As also that the noblest and best men in all lands, and in all dispensations, are those who know themselves, and who out of that knowledge keep themselves under, and wait upon God, till they attain in His good time to both a blameless Heart, a blameless conscience, and a for ever blameless life
Christ the King, Feast of - Every year on this day is renewed the consecration of the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Feast of Christ the King - Every year on this day is renewed the consecration of the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Darwin, Australia, Diocese of - Missionaries of the Sacred Heart took over administration in 1906
Cardinal Bellarmine's Catechism - Appeared in two forms: "Dottrina Cristiana breve da impararsi a mente" (Compendium of Christian Doctrine to be Learned by Heart), 1597; and "Dichiarazione pili copiosa della dottrina Uristiana" (A More Thorough Explanation of Christian Doctrine), 1598
Catechism, Cardinal Bellarmine's - Appeared in two forms: "Dottrina Cristiana breve da impararsi a mente" (Compendium of Christian Doctrine to be Learned by Heart), 1597; and "Dichiarazione pili copiosa della dottrina Uristiana" (A More Thorough Explanation of Christian Doctrine), 1598
Heath, - It stands therefore as a fit emblem of the man who "maketh flesh his arm, and whose Heart departeth from the Lord
Single - 1: ἁπλοῦς (Strong's #573 — Adjective — haplous — hap-looce' ) "simple, single," is used in a moral sense in Matthew 6:22 ; Luke 11:34 , said of the eye; "singleness" of purpose keeps us from the snare of having a double treasure and consequently a divided Heart
Reins - The substitutions made by the NRSV are illustrative of those of other modern translations: literal sense as “kidneys” (Job 16:13 ), “inward parts” (Psalm 139:13 ), and “loins” (Isaiah 11:5 ); figurative sense as “heart” (Job 19:27 ; Psalm 7:9 ; Psalm 16:7 ; Psalm 26:2 ; Psalm 73:21 ; Jeremiah 11:20 ) with the exception of Proverbs 23:16 (“soul”)
Naughtiness - I know thy pride and the naughtiness of thy Heart
Leb-Kamai, Leb-Qamai - NAS marginal reading “the Heart of those who are against me” arose when the Masoretes added vowels to the code
Diligence - Keep thy Heart with all diligence
Misery - Misery is as really the fruit of vice reigning in the Heart, as tares are the produce of tares sown in the field
Dear - ) Hence, close to the Heart; Heartfelt; present in mind; engaging the attention. ) A dear one; lover; sweetheart
Midnight - It represents the man or the woman who calls at your door selling some article, but in his Heart there is conviction of sin, and a realization of his need
Weaned - Psalm 131:2 (a) The Heart of the Psalmist, and his life, had been so changed by GOD that he lived in heavenly places and walked with his Lord separate from the world
Courage - , the Heart
Cutting - Piercing the Heart wounding the feelings deeply affecting with shame or remorse pungent piquant satirical as a cutting reflection
Embalm - The memory of my beloved daughter is embalmed in my Heart
Purity - ) Freedom from guilt or the defilement of sin; innocence; chastity; as, purity of Heart or of life
Transplantation - ) The removal of a bodily organ or of tissues from one person, and the insertion of them into another person to replace a damaged organ or tissue; as, the transplantation of a Heart, kidney, or liver
Medicine - Proverbs 17:22 says, "A merry Heart doeth good like a medicine," or 'promoteth healing
Victoria, Australia, Diocese of - Missionaries of the Sacred Heart took over administration in 1906
Victoria-Palmerston, Australia, Diocese of - Missionaries of the Sacred Heart took over administration in 1906
Judas - gate into the Heart of the city), Saul of Tarsus lodged after his conversion (Acts 9:11)
Stone - ...
A "heart of stone" may be understood several ways. Job 41:24 , speaking of the leviathan, says, that "his Heart is as firm as a stone, yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone:" that is, he is of a very extraordinary strength, boldness, and courage. It is said, 1 Samuel 25:37 , that Nabal's Heart died within him, and he became as a stone, when he was told of the danger he had incurred by his imprudence; his Heart became contracted or convulsed, and this was the occasion of his death. ...
Ezekiel 36:26 , says, that the Lord will take away from his people their Heart of stone, and give them a Heart of flesh; that is, he will render them contrite, and sensible to spiritual things
Leaven - In this respect it is used to illustrate the growth of the kingdom of heaven both in the individual Heart and in the world (Matthew 13:33 ). It is a figure also of corruptness and of perverseness of Heart and life (Matthew 16:6,11 ; Mark 8:15 ; 1 Corinthians 5:7,8 )
Oklahoma - , the first Prefect Apostolic, had completed the Sacred Heart Abbey in Pottawatomie County, which became the center of missionary activities among the Indians. ...
Catholic influence on place-names of the state is shown in the following: ...
Sacred Heart
Saint Louis
Sante Fe
Ecclesiastically the state is governed by the archdiocese of ...
Oklahoma City
and the diocese of ...
Tulsa
See also ...
patron saints index
Aaron - ...
Aaron bore the breastplate of twelve stones over his Heart, and our Saviour bears His own children on His Heart
Witness - He it is that convinceth the Heart of sin, and proves in the conscience the absolute necessity of Christ. And he it is that both gives a conviction to the Heart of the firmness and security of all the promises of God in Christ Jesus, add witnesseth to the safety of every believer's gracious estate in Christ Jesus, in testifying that all the promises of God in him are Yea, and in him Amen
Glad - They blessed the king, and went to their tents, joyful and glad of Heart. ...
Each drinks the juice that glads the Heart of man
Meditate - When the word is used in the sense of “to mourn,” it apparently emphasizes the sorrowful sounds of mourning, as seen in this parallelism: “Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; mine Heart shall mourn for the men of Kir-heres” ( Heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief
Blindness - "Blindness of Heart" is the want of understanding arising from the influence of vicious passions. "Hardness of Heart" is stubbornness of will, and destitution of moral feeling
Fool in Scripture -
The atheist: "The fool hath said in his Heart, There is no God" (Psalms 13:52)
Lydenburg, South Africa, Diocese of - Entrusted to the German Sons of the Sacred Heart
Appall - ) To depress or discourage with fear; to impress with fear in such a manner that the mind shrinks, or loses its firmness; to overcome with sudden terror or horror; to dismay; as, the sight appalled the stoutest Heart
Desolate - My Heart within me is desolate
Pulse - ) The beating or throbbing of the Heart or blood vessels, especially of the arteries
Drink Offering - ...
Leviticus 23:13 (c) This drink offering of wine represents the things that bring joy into the Heart and life and even these are offered to the Lord in utter consecration
Brute - ...
2 Peter 2:12 (a) By this is described leading men of the church who desire only those things which satisfy the natural cravings of the human Heart and mind
Crucify - ...
Galatians 5:24 (b) Here the word indicates an act in the mind and Heart of the Christian wherein he lays aside and refuses to obey the sinful desires that arise within him
Purification - In Christianity the purification required extends to the Heart, Acts 15:9 ; James 4:8 ; the soul , 1 Peter 1:22 ; and the conscience through the blood of Christ
Aspirations - , "My Jesus mercy"; "O Sweetest Heart of Jesus I implore, that I may ever love Thee more and more"; "O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee
Expansion - Enlargement as the expansion of the Heart or affections
Malice - ) Enmity of Heart; malevolence; ill will; a spirit delighting in harm or misfortune to another; a disposition to injure another; a malignant design of evil
Brute - A brutal person a savage in Heart or manners a low bred,unfeeling man
Scripture, Fool in -
The atheist: "The fool hath said in his Heart, There is no God" (Psalms 13:52)
Mint - Our Savior does not censure this exactness, but complains, that while they were so precise in these lesser matters, they neglected the essential commandments of the law-making their punctiliousness about easy and external duties an excuse for disregarding their obligations to love God supremely, to be regenerated in Heart, and just and beneficent in life
Pardon - The Old Testament believers were already aware that the condition for seeking pardon was a repentant Heart rather than ritual exactness (1 Chronicles 29:18 )
Way, Sudan, Diocese of - Comprises the territory bounded North by 10 degrees latitude, East by the Anglo-Ethiopian frontier, West by the Anglo-Belgian frontier, South by the White Nile and Lake Albert; entrusted to the Sons of the Sacred Heart of Verona
Bahr-el-Gazal, Sudanese Africa, Vicariate Apostoli - Comprises the territory bounded North by 10 degrees latitude, East by the Anglo-Ethiopian frontier, West by the Anglo-Belgian frontier, South by the White Nile and Lake Albert; entrusted to the Sons of the Sacred Heart of Verona
Witbank, South Africa, Diocese of - Entrusted to the German Sons of the Sacred Heart
Vex - Ten thousand torments vex my Heart. I will also vex the Hearts of many people
Wants - What a practical suggestion for a man of prayer! He should put down all his needs on the tablets of his Heart, and then present his warn' book to his God
Joab - Look into your own Heart and answer. If you look well into your own Heart, you will see there that as long as any one else has anything at all of his own, it does not matter how much you have. But as long as his weaker uncle wore the crown, Joab's Heart raged like hell. Pride, jealousy, malignity, revenge, assassination, with now and then a gleam of satanic loyalty lighting up his terrible Heart-such is the son of Zeruiah. ...
David was all Heart, and passion, and sensibility; while Joab was all self-will, and pride, and as hard as a stone. David and Joab were by far the ablest members of a very able household; but David was hampered with his Heart, till Joab, having no Heart, got the mastery. Men of much Heart are always men of much mischief to themselves and to other men. To keep much of a Heart with all diligence every moment-what a superhuman task is that! To keep much of a Heart, to keep it in, to keep it down, to keep it open, but not too open-who is sufficient for these things? David yielded to Joab out of simple good-nature yesterday, and again today, and he will yield something far more important tomorrow, and so on. In any other world but this, and to any other man but Joab, David's Heart would be an open heaven. Such is the mischief of too much Heart and too little will in one member of a family, and too little Heart and too much will in another. Let both look at David and Joab, and learn, and lay to Heart. For we are all in this world, and in families, for this end, to learn how to rule our Hearts; now to reduce and now to enlarge; now to harden and now to soften our Hearts. The Heart is the man. In this world, and in the world to come, the Heart alone is the man. And we are in this world and in its families to make ourselves an everlasting Heart. But Jonathan was taken and Joab was left, and David had Joab for his tool to impress on our Hearts the terrible portent of a bloodstained holiness. Unless you are astute enough, and wicked enough, and then honest enough to tell us, we shall not know till the day of judgment what all passed through Joab's Heart when he read that letter, and read it again with his glancing eyes. Joab ran Absalom three times through the Heart right in the teeth of David's command to spare and save Absalom alive. And then, when David broke out in that terrible sorrow which sounds in our Hearts to this day, Joab would not have it. And David dried his eyes on the spot like a cowed child, and turned to the business of the kingdom, cursing Joab all the time in his Heart. They so struck in, made of God and kept of God for the very purpose, to tempt, and to vex, and to humiliate, and to weaken, and to keep broken David's broken Heart. Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your Heart, all ye that hope in the Lord
Flint - Any thing proverbially hard as a Heart of flint
Fasting - The Homily on Fasting says: "Fasting is found to beof two sorts; the one outward, pertaining to the body; the otherinward, in the Heart and mind
Christ: to be Followed Above All - ' Unlettered ignorance is a great evil, but learned ignorance is worse, and such is all learning which decoys the Heart from Jesus
Access - So the Lord has many treasuries and secrets all shut up from carnal minds with locks which they cannot open; but he who walks in fellowship with Jesus possesses the master-key which will admit him to all the blessings of the covenant; yea, to the very Heart of God
Caul - In Hosea 13:8 KJV speaks of the “caul of their Hearts,” which modern translations render more freely. The Hebrew apparently refers to the chest cavity in which the Heart is located
Paps - This type is used to reveal to us His wonderful affection, the fullness of His Heart toward His church
Porter - ...
John 10:3 (b) This is probably a figure of the gracious Spirit of GOD revealing the open door to the seeking Heart
Ministry: Best Men Needed For it - The fact is, the very pick of our Christian men are wanted for a work ...
'Which well might fill an angel's Heart, Did fill a Saviour's hands
Penetrate - ) To affect profoundly through the senses or feelings; to touch with feeling; to make sensible; to move deeply; as, to penetrate one's Heart with pity
Adversary - An enemy or foe one who has enmity at Heart
Fasten - Ecclesiastes 12:11 (a) This refers to the permanent effect in the Heart and mind of messages which may come from GOD, or from other sources
Carry - ...
1 Corinthians 12:2 (b) By this we learn of the tendency of the human Heart to go astray from GOD
Reet - ) To come upon, or meet, as with something that makes the Heart glad
Sow (Animal) - His outward actions are made clean and proper, but his Heart remains unchanged
Circumcision - Instead, a circumcision of the Heart of the Christian is taught (Romans 2:29; Colossians 2:11-12)
Transparent - Gold may make a man appear to be a wonderful citizen, when he really is a criminal at Heart
Agnusdei - They cover them with a piece of stuff cut in the form of a Heart, and carry them very devoutly in their processions
Transform - ) To change in nature, disposition, Heart, character, or the like; to convert
Purify - ) Hence, in figurative uses: (a) To free from guilt or moral defilement; as, to purify the Heart
Mite - Sweet thought to the truly charitable in Christ, teaching that it is not the largeness of the gift, but the largeness of the Heart with which alms are given, that constitutes the value in the sight of God, and when given for his glory!...
Broad, Breadth - ...
B — 1: πλατύνω (Strong's #4115 — Verb — platuno — plat-oo'-no ) connected with plak, "a flat, broad surface," signifies "to make broad;" said of phylacteries, Matthew 23:5 ; used figuratively in 2 Corinthians 6:11,13 , "to be enlarged," in the ethical sense, of the Heart
Reparation - It is identified with the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as the practise of members of the third degree of the Apostleship of Prayer, who offer Holy Communion to repair irreverence and ingratitude toward Our Lord in this Sacrament
Righteous - Applied to persons, it denotes one who is holy in Heart, and observant of the divine commands in practice as a righteous man
the Queen of Sheba - And she saw and heard and took home in her Heart far more than her very highest expectations. ' And ever after that day the Queen of Sheba watched at her window for the ships of Solomon, till, above all else, the Name of the Lord took entire hold of her Heart. But there was no name of any god given in Sheba that took such hold of the Queen of Sheba's Heart as did the Name of the God of Israel. I do not see what business the best of commentators has to say that, unless it be to teach us always to read our Bible with our own eyes and with our own Hearts for ourselves. The sacred writer knew far more about the Queen of Sheba than the minister of Chester did; and what he says about her questions is this, that they were hard to Solomon to answer; especially when she went deep down into her Heart for her questions. 'All that was in her Heart. Affairs of state, as we would say: her anxieties about her treaties of war and peace; her seat of judgment and justice over her own people; royal-family matters also, no doubt; and matters, maybe, still nearer her Heart. And, ever since, she had kept all these things in her Heart against her long-intended visit to Jerusalem. But from the day when she first heard the Name of the Lord, from that day her Heart had grown every day and every night deeper and fuller of hard questions; questions so hard that I doubt if she broke them all even to Solomon. At the same time, her Heart in Sheba at its fullest of hard questions was not a New Testament Heart, and could not in Sheba be. Of no New Testament Heart does the New Testament ever say that its owner ever told to any man all that was in her Heart; unless it was to our New Testament Solomon. For He is wiser in men's Hearts than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman and Chalcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and His fame is now in all the nations round about. Only, in His wisdom He will have it that we come, if it is from the uttermost part of the earth, and tell Him as if He did not already know all the hard questions of our Hearts; and then there will not be anything hid from the King that He will not tell us. Oh no, sacred writer! you do not really mean us to understand that the Queen of Sheba told to any man all that was in her Heart. She told Solomon so much about herself and about her people, and got so much help and advice from Solomon, that 'all that was in her Heart' is just your hyperbolical and impressive way of putting her before us in your great regard for her, and in your great admiration of him. The Queen of Sheba was like one of those children in Israel who asked their fathers at every passover supper, What mean ye by this service? Only, she was not a child, but a woman of a strong understanding and a deep Heart, and both Solomon and the high priest and the prophet, all three together, were at their wits' end; it took them all their might to open up all the parts of the temple and its sacrifices to her satisfaction: the reason of this, and the reason of that; the use of this, and the use of that; the antitype of this, and the antitype of that-she both hearing them and asking them questions. For to this day nothing more completely subdues the spirit than the hard questions of the Heart when they are honestly put and fully met and answered in the house of the Lord, and at His table. Nothing satisfies and silences the Heart like the rationale, that is to say, the revelation of the truth and the grace of God to the Heart that is hungry both for His truth as it is in Jesus, and for His grace as it is in Jesus also, and in Jesus alone. But I would have had things in my Heart worse than captiousness or frivolousness; things that I would never have told to Solomon, or to Nathan, or even to the high priest over the scapegoat. Had I been a king, and had I been shown through Solomon's temple, and through his palace, and through all that the Queen of Sheba saw in Jerusalem, I know only too well what would have been in my Heart. Oh, where will that sin of sins, that so besetting sin, not intrude itself! If all this good queen's appreciation, and admiration, and congratulation was absolutely sincere and without offence in the sight of God who seeth the Heart, well does she deserve all the honour that both the Old Testament and our Lord bestow upon her
Michal, Saul's Daughter - SHE DESPISED HIM IN HER Heart...
NEVER, surely, were man and wife more unequally yoked together than was David, the man after God's own Heart, with Michal, Saul's daughter. The things that had become dearer and dearer to David's Heart every day, those were the very things that drove Michal absolutely mad; furiously and ungovernably mad that day on which the ark of God was brought up to the city of David. It would take me till midnight to tell you all that was in David's Heart as he sacrificed oxen and fatlings at six paces, and leaped and danced before the ark of God all the way up to the city of David. With all his might, then-and you know something of what all David's might in such matters was-with all his might David leaped and danced before the Lord till Michal despised him in her Heart. Had Michal been married in the Lord; had Michal reverenced her husband; had she cared to please her husband; had she played on the psaltery and harp sometimes, if only for his sake-what a happy wife Michal would have been, and David what a happy husband! Had her Heart been right with her husband's Heart when he blessed his household every night; had she been wont with all her Heart to unite with her husband when he blessed them every night and sang psalms with them; had she sung with him and said, We will not go up into our bed till we have found out a place for the Lord, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob: how well it would have been. And thus it was that she despised David in her Heart when the very gates of brass and iron were lifting up their heads at David's psalm to let the King of Glory come in. No ambitious woman, and least of all Saul's royal-hearted daughter, could have seen assembled Israel that day without being swept into sympathy with the scene. And as the day went on, Michal was left alone with a Heart the most miserable in all Israel that day. And Michal's Heart became harder and darker and fiercer as the day went on. At the despicable sight she spat at him, and sank back in her seat with all hell in her Heart. You have had Michal's Heart in yourselves, in your measure, on some Sabbath-day when you remained at home for some wrong reason, and when your husband came home with his face shining. And on other days, when you should have been at his side, but some distaste, some dislike, some pique, some catishness kept you at home to eat your Heart all the time. Nay, he would have needed to have got her Heart while she was yet Saul's daughter in Saul's palace. Reverence has its roots in the Heart and in the character; and the Heart and the character only come and bring forth reverence as life goes on. He speaks it to all wives, and he expects that all wives who hear it shall lay it to Heart, and shall do it. ...
And let them take this to Heart also, that though we fall ever so far below ourselves, that is all the more reason why they should rise all the more above themselves. She could not command her proud Heart when she saw David dancing, but by the time he came home she should have had her tongue tamed and under a bridle. It takes a night and a day and more than that till the agitation and the emotion of a communion day subsides and settles in a minister's Heart. Times when their two Hearts do not beat as one Heart. Michal with her Heart full of war, and her mouth full of wicked words, and her whole after-life full of remorse and misery for that evil day in her house in Jerusalem-Michal is a divine looking-glass for all angry and outspoken wives. ...
And then, the truly noble, the truly humble, and the terribly lonely man that he was, David took up the taunt of his godless and Heartless wife, and wore it as a badge of honour before the Lord that day. And who can tell how many husbands here are in David's desolate case? Who can tell how many have to go out of their own homes to find the finest sympathy, and the fullest utterance, and the completest rest for their Hearts? The wife see that her husband has not to go abroad to find his best friend, his most sympathetic and fellow-feeling friend, and, above all, in his religion
Malachias - The prophecy aptly concludes with the promise of an Elias, who "shall turn the Heart of the fathers to the children and the Heart of the children to their fathers
Cord - As this red cord hanging from Rahab's window announced her faith in GOD, in His Word, and His promises, so the precious Blood applied to our Hearts by faith announces this same truth for us. ...
Ecclesiastes 4:12 (b) Three persons whose Hearts and lives are bound together in love and in happy fellowship are compared to a threefold cord or rope which has more strength than either one strand or two strands. ...
Isaiah 5:18 (b) This is a type of the evil desires of the human Heart which crave wicked and sinful practices. ...
Hosea 11:4 (b) This is a type of those lovely and gracious attributes in GOD's Heart which draws other Hearts to Him
Health - Psalm 42:11 (a) This word is used to express the joy of the Heart and the peace of the soul which are so easily reflected in the face. It tells of the splendid condition of the Heart and life of that one who becomes a victorious and praising Christian
Aloes - Psalm 45:8 (c) This perfume represents the worship and praise, the adoration and thanksgiving that emanates from a Heart that has been touched by the love of GOD. ...
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It is that which makes the fellowship of the Lord so fragrant and sweet to both His Heart and ours
Feeling - ) Possessing great sensibility; easily affected or moved; as, a feeling Heart. ) Any state or condition of emotion; the exercise of the capacity for emotion; any mental state whatever; as, a right or a wrong feeling in the Heart; our angry or kindly feelings; a feeling of pride or of humility
Love - " ...
Holy love in man would make the whole Heart and soul supremely delight in and obey God, and cordially and practically love all beings according to their character-the good with fellowship of soul, and the evil with a Christ-like benevolence. Without it, none can enter heaven; and as the affections of every unrenewed Heart are all mixed with sin, being given to forbidden objects, or selfishly and unduly given to objects not forbidden, we must be "born again" in order to see God, John 3:3 1 John 4:7,19 5:4
Leper - This is probably a picture of the condition of an unsaved man when he finds out and is fully convinced in his own Heart that he is utterly bad, completely lost and entirely without hope. The Lord JESUS reveals Himself to that Heart. Only He can know the human Heart
Taste - The believer seeks to appropriate as much as his Heart and mind can hold. ...
Psalm 119:103 (a) This picture represents the blessed effects upon the Heart and soul of believing and loving the Word of GOD. ...
Song of Solomon 2:3 (c) Here is described the complete satisfaction of the believer's Heart when he appropriates GOD's provisions for his life
Conscience - ...
Although the word “conscience” does appear in the Old Testament, the Hebrew word usually translated “heart” does refer to conscience in a number of passages, for example, “Afterward David's Heart smote him” (1 Samuel 24:5 ). The New Testament also uses this Hebraic reference to conscience: “if our Heart condemn us” (1 John 3:20-21 . (See Psalm 73:21 for “heart” and “reins” in the same verse
Charity - One of the three grand theological graces, consisting in the love of God and our neighbour, or the habit or disposition of loving God with all our Heart, and our neighbour as ourselves. "Charity, " says an able writer, "consists not in speculative ideas of general benevolence floating in the head, and leaving the Heart, as speculations often do, untouched and cold: neither is it confined to that indolent good nature which makes us rest satisfied with being free from inveterate malice, or ill will to our fellow creatures, without prompting us to be of service to any. It is not properly a single virtue; but a disposition residing in the Heart as a fountain; whence all the virtues of benignity, candour, forbearance, generosity, compassion, and liberality flow as so many native streams. ...
Charity, if we should endeavour to carry it so rare, would be rendered an impracticable virtue, and would resolve itself into mere words, without affecting the Heart. True charity attempts not to shut our eyes to the distinction between good and bad men; nor to warm our Hearts equally to those who befriend and those who injure us
Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin ma - Its observance by the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus as the day of their origin led to the devotion of Mater Admirabilis
Engrafted - " The metaphor is that of a seed rooting itself in the Heart; cp
Bones - When one has a "broken and contrite Heart," "the bones which God has broken rejoice" (Psalms 51:8; Psalms 51:17)
Lust - Even to lust with the eyes, or Heart, is already a sin, as Our Lord teaches in the sermon on the Mount
Louise Guiney - Educated in Boston and at the Sacred Heart Convent, Elmhurst, Rhode Island, her earliest literary work appeared in the "Boston Post" and the "Boston Courier"; in 1887 she was a contributor to "Harper's," "Scribner's," and the "Atlantic Monthly
Sin: Loathed by a Christian - 'How can we that are dead to sin live any longer therein?' A truly converted man hates sin with all his Heart, and even if he could sin without suffering for it, it would be misery enough to him to sin at all
Heath - Hebrew aroer , arar ; Arabic dnax ; the Juniper sabina or Juniper savin with small scale-like leaves, close to the stem, a gloomy looking bush on a sterile soil, symbolizing "the man that trusteth in man and maketh flesh his arm, and whose Heart departeth from the Lord" (Jeremiah 17:6); the Hebrew means "naked"; such is he whose defense is other than Jehovah, a shrub in a barren soil, contrasted with the "tree spreading out her roots by the river," i
Massah - Massah became a reminder of Israel's disobedience or hardness of Heart (Deuteronomy 6:16 ; Deuteronomy 9:22 ; Psalm 95:8 )
Female - Pertaining to females as a female hand or Heart female tenderness
Indite - ]'>[1] and in Psalms 45:1 ‘My Heart is inditing a good matter
Magnify - ...
He shall magnify in his Heart
Meek - Christ says, "Learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in Heart, and ye shall find rest to your souls
Vain - Mark warned that believers are not to give God vain lip service but obedience from the Heart (Deuteronomy 7:6-7 ; see Isaiah 1:13 ; Isaiah 29:13 ; James 1:26 )
Zacchaeus - On being called a sinner, Zacchaeus said "The half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I restore fourfold," showing apparently that he had a tender conscience and a generous Heart; but the Lord declared that He had brought salvation to the house; for though a tax-gatherer, he was a son of Abraham
Alienate - To estrange to withdraw, as the affections to make indifferent or averse, where love or friendship before subsisted with from as, to alienate the Heart or affections to alienate a man from the friends of his youth
Guiney, Louise Imogen - Educated in Boston and at the Sacred Heart Convent, Elmhurst, Rhode Island, her earliest literary work appeared in the "Boston Post" and the "Boston Courier"; in 1887 she was a contributor to "Harper's," "Scribner's," and the "Atlantic Monthly
Earthquake - 1 Kings 19:11 (c) Probably this is telling us that great calamities and sudden tragedies do not always bring a message from GOD to the Heart
Formation - ) The manner in which a thing is formed; structure; construction; conformation; form; as, the peculiar formation of the Heart
Left (Hand) - ...
Ecclesiastes 10:2 (c) Since the Heart of man is universally found on the left side of the chest, and not on the right side, the lesson to be learned is that all men are fools in the sight of GOD while in their natural state
Earnest - This word is of great importance in the Scripture tongue, applied as it is, with peculiar emphasis, to the work of the Holy Ghost upon the Heart
Coals - , that, by conferring a favor on your enemy, you recall the wrong he has done to you, so that he repents, with pain of Heart
Eli - In battle with the Philistines his two sons were slain, and Israel defeated; but it was the capture of the ark of God that broke his Heart, 1 Samuel 4:1-22
Respect of Persons - Thus God judges, not according to outward appearance or station, but according to the Heart, Acts 10:34 Romans 2:6-11
Why - If her chill Heart I cannot move, why, Ill enjoy the very love
Safety of Believers - The man with a deceitful Heart and a darkened mind, a feeble frame and a slippery way, a fainting Heart and a daring foe: the man would stumble and fall: but the member of Christ's body cannot drop off; the portion of the Redeemer cannot be wrenched from his grasp
Kidney - When the word is used figuratively of humans, KJV usually translates the term as “reins” (for example, Jeremiah 12:2 ; Revelation 2:23 ); NRSV uses “mind” (Revelation 2:23 ), “heart” (Job 19:27 ; Psalm 7:9 ; Psalm 16:7 , Psalm 73:21 ; Jeremiah 12:2 ), “vitals” (Lamentations 3:13 ), “soul” (Proverbs 23:16 ), or “inward parts” (Psalm 139:13 ; but see Job 16:13 ). ...
The kidneys are often associated with the Heart as constituting the center of human personality (Psalm 7:9 ; Psalm 26:2 ; Jeremiah 11:20 ; Jeremiah 17:10 ; Jeremiah 20:12 ; Revelation 2:23 )
Enlarge - O ye, Corinthians, our mouth is open to you, our ...
Heart is enlarged. To enlarge the Heart, may signify to open and expand in good will to make free, liberal and charitable
Faint - A faint Heart never wins a fair lady. My Heart is faint. Let not your Hearts faint
Spoil - (noun)...
Psalm 119:162 (a) The wonderful Word of GOD is full of rich treasures for the Heart, the soul and the mind. The Bible is not just a text book, but rather it is a storehouse of food, of jewels, or rich treasures of every kind, and as these are found by the reader, they bring joy to the soul and Heart
Regeneration - a new birth; that work of the Holy Spirit by which we experience a change of Heart. It is expressed in Scripture by being born again, John 3:7 ; born from above; being quickened, Ephesians 2:1 ; by Christ being formed in the Heart, Galatians 4:19 ; by our partaking of the divine nature, 2 Peter 1:4 . The change in regeneration consists in the recovery of the moral image of God upon the Heart; that is to say, so as to love him supremely and serve him ultimately as our highest end, and to delight in him superlatively as our chief good. The sum of the moral law is to love the Lord our God with all our Heart, and soul, and strength, and mind
Burden - (Matthew 11:28; Matthew 11:30), the ‘burden’ (φορτἰον) is that of the legal and Pharisaic ordinances of such a minute and exacting kind that they became intolerable and crushed out real Heart-religion. With loving, gracious Hearts, My disciples become a law unto themselves. The new law is written on the fleshy I tables of the Heart. Peter, in Acts 15:10, speaks of the traditional legal observances as a yoke which ‘neither ye nor your fathers were able to bear,’ while faith in Christ can purify the Heart and make strict rules for outward conduct unnecessary
Plough - The plough of the east was very light and simple, perhaps merely a forked stick, having a wooden share, shod with one of those triangular or Heart-shaped points of iron which the inhabitants of the Palestine towns still use
Bernard, Father - His best-known works are: Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; The Holy Communion; and The German Mystics of the Fourteenth Century
Father Bernard - His best-known works are: Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; The Holy Communion; and The German Mystics of the Fourteenth Century
Cain - Either Cain offered to God imperfect gifts, or in offering a part of his goods he withheld his Heart
Feign - There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own Heart
Breast - Figuratively, the Heart the conscience the disposition of the mind the affections the seat of the affections and passions
Hunger - ...
Luke 15:17 (b) The prodigal could never find Heart satisfaction away from his father's house
Idol - ...
Zechariah 11:17 (a) This is a reference to a religious leader who, after winning the Hearts of his people, deserts them and leaves them empty, hungry and helpless. ...
1 John 5:21 (b) An idol in the Christian's life is anything or any person that takes the Heart and love away from the Lord or that comes between the child of GOD and GOD
Springing - Bitterness cannot and will not remain hidden in the Heart
Jonah - Matthew 12:40 (a) This figure is used by the Lord as a type of Himself in that He was to be three days and three nights in the Heart of the earth, as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly
Death - " (Luke 12:5)...
See Hardness of Heart
Inside - ...
2: ἔσωθεν (Strong's #2081 — Adverb — esothen — es'-o-then ) an adverb denoting "from within," or "within," is used with the article, as a noun, of the inner being, the secret intents of the Heart, which, the Lord declared, God made, as well as the visible physical frame, Luke 11:40
Belly - " In John 7:38 it stands metaphorically for the innermost part of man, the soul, the Heart
Nathanael - A disciple of Christ, probably the same as John 21:2 , and was one of the first to recognize the Messiah, who at their first interview manifested his perfect acquaintance with Nathanael's secret Heart and life, John 1:45-51
Region - A part of the body as the region of the Heart or liver
Baca - The psalmist, at a distance from Jerusalem, is speaking of the happiness of those who are permitted to make the usual pilgrimages to that city in order to worship Jehovah in the temple: they love the ways which lead thither; yea, though they must pass through rough and dreary paths, even a vale of tears, yet such are their hope and joy of Heart, that all this is to them as a well-watered country, a land crowned with the blessings of early rain
Tenderness - Well we know your tenderness of Heart
Variable - His Heart I know, how variable and vain
Prayers For the Dead - Prayers for the departed are in accordancewith the devout instinct and loving Heart of man, and are sanctionedby all the Liturgies of the Primitive Church
the Blind Leaders of the Blind - At the same time, why do you get yourselves into such a wicked temper about it? And why is it that you come down all the way from Jerusalem to do nothing else but to find fault about such matters as the washing of hands, and feet, and cups, and pots, and tables? Have you no washing to do yourselves at home? Wash your own Hearts, you hypocrites. And till His enemies took the most terrible reprisals on Peter's Master for His Heart-searching eye and for the fearlessness of His speech. And on the other hand, we have our Lord who passes by all these things in order that He may get at once at the Hearts of men. And it is a most fearful picture that our Lord here gives us of the Hearts of men, and of the work that He and His successors in the Christian ministry have to do in the Hearts of men. "For from within, out of the Hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornication, murders, thefts, covetousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. His preaching is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the Heart. And even after those two clear-eyed volumes of Heart-searching sermons, Jamieson is bold to assert that every hearer and reader of his, who knows the plague of his own Heart, will admit that the half of the shame and the pain and the wretchedness and the downright misery of his Heart has not yet been told him. Would that every pulpit in Scotland had such Christian casuistry in it, and such unmistakable distinctness! But, then, that would not only cost the preacher labour and thought, as Foster admits, but, like the poet, such preachers would have to cease biting their pens for arguments and eloquence, and would have to look into their own Hearts for all the arguments and all the eloquence of their sermons. And it is when our Hearts are quickened to see in our own Hearts all that He sees in them, it is then, and only then, that we shall be able to deal as He would have us deal, and as John Foster and Robert Hall would have us deal, and as John Jamieson actually did deal, with the Hearts of his hearers. The Scribes and the Pharisees had eyes enough to preach against adultery and murder when these things once came out of the Hearts of the people; but they were as blind as moles to the real roots of these things, as well as to the kindred roots of pride, and covetousness, and envy, and deceit, of which their own Hearts, and the Hearts of all their blinded hearers, were full. The diseases of our patients are so deep down in their Hearts, and we are so blind to our own Hearts, and to the diseases of our own Hearts, that such blood-guilty deaths take place with us every day. In the plain-spoken words of this very Scripture, we attend too much to the outside of things; to pots, and pans, and tables, and beds, and too little to our own Hearts and the Hearts of our hearers. ...
When the Pilgrim was making his progress through the valley of the shadow of death, his rare biographer tells us some things about the pilgrim's experiences that always speak home to my Heart. Just when he was come over against the mouth of the burning pit, one of the wicked ones got behind him, and stept up closely to him, and whisperingly suggested many grievous blasphemies to him, which he verily thought had proceeded from his own Heart. For, as from that voice he gathered that some one who feared God was in that valley as well as himself; so, from this scripture I gather that He who here searches the Hearts of men, knows my Heart down to the bottom, with all its wickedness, and all its wretchedness, and all its possession of the devil. Speaking only for myself in all these matters, but speaking honestly for myself, I confess to you that I find far more comfort just in this dreadful discovery of the Hearts of men, and of my own Heart, than I find in far more ostensibly evangelical scriptures. And it is just because my great Doctor, Jesus Christ, puts His Divine finger straight on this agony of mine and that: it is this that makes me turn away from every other practitioner of the Heart, and say to Him, To whom can I go but to Thee! And it is this same thing that makes me always go away back to John Bunyan, and to the other great specialists of his deep and true school. Almost all the doctors who stand round my bed in these days seem to me to be far too much taken up with the outside of things; while, all the time, I am dying of a Heart like the pilgrim's Heart, and like this same Heart that Christ here lays bare to His apostles and to the people. The seventh of Mark, as well as the seventh of Romans, and the Pilgrim's Progress, and John Owen, and all the rest of that great Heart-searching kind, all make me glad, and for these reasons: First, because I gather from them that some who feared God were in this valley as well as myself. And, every one of you people here tonight, hearken and understand all that He here says to you about your own Hearts, every one of you. His discovery to me of the state of my own Heart only the more entitles me and encourages me to take my Heart to Him, and to claim at His hands all His skill in such Hearts as mine, and all His instruments for them and all His remedies for them. And I warn Him, and I take all you people for witnesses, that I will give Him no rest till my Heart is as clean and as whole as His own
Thomas - Peter was of such an ardent and enthusiastical temperament that he was always speaking, whereas Thomas was too great a melancholian to speak much, and when he ever did speak it was always out of the depths of his hypochondriacal Heart. " "Master," they answered, "the Jews of late have been seeking opportunity to stone Thee to death, and goest Thou thither again?" And it was when Thomas saw that his Master was walking straight into the jaws of certain destruction that he said, in sad abandonment of all his remaining hope, "Let us also go, that we may die with Him," Thomas felt sure in his foreboding Heart that his Master would never leave Judea alive; Thomas loved his Master more than life, and therefore he determined to die with Him. And its best promises, more and more delayed, and more and more deluding him, were taking less and less hold of Thomas's Heart as the years went on. The disciples were all sick at Heart with hope deferred; as also with the terrible questionings that would sometimes arise in their Hearts, and would not be silenced; all kinds of questionings about their more and more mysterious Master; and about His more and more mysterious, and more and more stumbling, sayings, both about Himself and about themselves. And then His certainly impending death, and the unaccountable delay and disappearance of His promised kingdom: all that doubt, and fear, and despondency, and despair, met in Thomas's melancholy Heart till it all took absolute possession of him. The discipleship-life, at its very best, had never been very satisfying to Thomas's Heart; and, of late, it had been becoming absolutely unbearable to this melancholy and morose man. The darkness, the bitterness, the sullenness, the pride, that had its seat so deep down in Thomas's Heart, all burst out in the presence of his brethren's joy. And the pride, and jealousy, and bitterness of his Heart, full drove Thomas into a deeper rage and a deeper rebellion. It is the jealousy and the rage of a disappointed and a revengeful Heart. What we live for and hope to see, what we love with our whole Heart, what we pray for night and day, what our whole future is anchored upon, that we easily believe, that we are ready to welcome. What with Thomas's temperament of melancholy; what with his not having hid in his Heart the things that our Lord had so often said about His coming death for sin and His resurrection for salvation; and then his hot jealousy and ill-will at the joyful news of the disciples; with all that Thomas's Heart was in a state most deadly to faith. Had Thomas's Heart been tender, had he had seven devils cast out of his Heart like Mary Magdalene, he also would have gone out to the sepulchre while it was yet dark, and would have been the first of all the disciples to see his risen Lord. Now, how is it with you in this same matter? Are you hard to convince? Are you slow of faith? Is your Heart so set upon this world that you have no eyes or ears for the world to come? Are you able to dispense with Jesus Christ day after day till He dies out of your Heart, and imagination, and whole life, altogether? Unbelief grows by what it feeds upon, just like faith and love. You will be horrified when it is told you what your whole life, and your whole Heart, and all your desires and hopes say when words are put upon them
Bread - ...
The leavened dough was sometimes exposed to a moderate heat all night while the baker slept: Hosea 7:4-6; "as an oven heated by the baker who ceaseth from raising (rather, heating) after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened; for they have made ready their Heart like an oven, whiles they lie in wait . " Their Heart was like an oven first heated by Satan, then left to burn with the pent up fire of their corrupt passions. ...
There were also cakes of finer flour, called "heart cakes" (as our "cordial" is derived from cor , "the Heart"), a Heart strengthening pastry (2 Samuel 13:8-10 margin), a pancake, possibly with stimulant seeds in it, quickly made; such as Tamar prepared and shook out (not "poured" as a liquid) from the pan, for Amnon
Foolishness - When He likened His critics to children in the market-place who would play at neither a sad nor a merry game (Matthew 11:16-19), was He not saying in His Heart, ‘Ye fools’? But anger and contempt are the sources of the former; wonder and pity, mingled with indignation, shape the latter. The parable (Luke 12:16-21) was inspired by a request which showed to Christ a Heart so absorbed in thought of material good that it could not listen to His message. This foolishness consists generally in a lack of seriousness, a lack of whole-heartedness and simplicity in faith and conduct. The parable of the Ten Virgins completes this teaching of the foolishness of a half-hearted faith. Life’s opportunities come unexpectedly—calls to service, possibilities of honour and spiritual enriching—and the half-hearted miss these. Their Heart-culture, their spirits’ discipline have been sleeping: and the chances of life pass them by. ...
The seat of all these follies is the Heart (Mark 7:22). The mind is there the servant of the Heart whose desires have confused and led it astray
Mind/Reason - The Old Testament terms that serve as references to the mind or reason most often (especially "heart, " "spirit, " "soul") are not limited to these meanings, but cover a wide range of ideas as they seek to describe the inward or invisible dimensions of the human being in a holistic manner (characteristic of "Oriental" thought). ...
Developments in the Hebrew Old Testament are not, for lack of such specialized vocabulary, to be thought of as less sophisticated, but rather as closely related to the Hebrew culture, which considered the intellectual and emotional dimensions of human life from the perspective of the whole person: Heart, soul, and spirit are not separate parts of the inner person, but each is a reference to the whole inner person and is to be viewed in relation to the body. ...
The Heart as the Mind . The Hebrew term "heart" (leb [ 2 Chronicles 12:14 ; Nehemiah 4:6 ). Wisdom and understanding are located in the Heart (1 Kings 3:12 ; Proverbs 16:23 ) and perceived with the Heart (Proverbs 18:15 ; 22:17 ; 8:16 ). Moreover, it is the Heart that plans or purposes to act (Proverbs 16:1,9 ). Decisions of a moral nature take place in the Heart (Genesis 20:5 ; Job 11:13 ). This being the case, evil will also be manifested in the Heart, where decisions to disobey and rebel take place (Jeremiah 17:9 ). A Heart/mind can be perverse and therefore incapable of apprehending truth and wisdom (Proverbs 10:20 ; 11:20 ; 12:8 ; 17:16,20 ). The Heart is also the place where deception occurs (Isaiah 44:20 ). "Heart" thus serves as a reference to the person as a thinking, perceiving, and willing being, bringing together the ideas of knowledge, understanding, and will. Daniel 5:20 has the mind-set or determination of the will in view in this description of Nebuchadnezzar: "his Heart [4] became arrogant and hardened with pride. Thus Jesus affirms the relevance of Deuteronomy 6:5 : "love the Lord your God with all your Heart and with all your soul and with all your mind" (Matthew 22:37 ). Towner...
See also Heart ; Person, Personhood ; Soul ; Spirit ...
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Abraham - Ointment and perfume rejoice the Heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by Hearty counsel. The principal fruit of friendship is the ease and discharge of the fulness of the Heart. You may take sarza to open the liver, steel to open the spleen, flower of sulphur for the lungs, castoreum for the brain; but no receipt openeth the Heart but a true friend-a true friend to whom you may impart griefs, joys, fears, hopes, suspicions, counsels, and whatsoever lieth upon the Heart to oppress it. The great office of a friend is to try our thoughts by the measure of his judgments; to task the wholesomeness of our designs and purposes by the feelings of his Heart; to protect us from the solitary and selfish part of our nature; to speak to and to call out those finer and better parts of our nature which the customs of this world stifle; and to open up to us a career worthy of our powers. God had for long-from the fall-been looking out for some man with mind enough and with Heart enough to be made the father and the founder of a family into which He could send His Son. But at the same time, God always has made much of the fact that Abraham had the mind and the Heart to do what he did both for God and for all the families of the earth. And that immense venture of faith and of love on the part of Abraham, to call it a venture, was so original, so unheard of, and so full of all the great qualities of a godly Heart and a heavenly life, that Abraham has ever since been called, not only the father of the faithful, but also the foremost and topmost friend of God. Abraham had the Heart to choose, and to prefer, and to venture for God, and for the will and the call of God, before everything else in this world. ...
Edward Irving says that it is part of the office and service of a true friend to call out, and to prepare a scope for those finer feelings of the Heart which are chilled and driven back upon the Heart in this cold, distrustful, selfish world. Now, if that is true, and if God's Heart and our Hearts are in the same image in that also; if His Heart also is chilled and shut up within itself in this same selfish world; then Abraham's so pressing intercession for Sodom was the part of a true friend to God. Humanly speaking, Sodom and Gomorrah would have been destroyed, and God's Heart which was so full of answer to intercessory prayer would never have been discovered, had it not been for Abraham's so friendly part performed that day both to God and to the doomed cities of the plain. For God's greatest ends always are that His great Name may be known; His great grace helped down and experienced; and His great Heart drawn out to all its depth; and that, too, by persevering and importunate prayer. But God's understanding is infinite and unfathomable, and He does nothing of caprice, or of arrogance, or of hard-heartedness, or of oversight, or of neglect. In His will is my tranquillity of mind, and my strength of Heart, and my submission, and my obedience-so all Abraham's seed are called on and are enabled to say. And you will be brought forward among the very first and the very best as that sinner who has adorned the doctrines of the death of Christ, and of the Heart of God to sinners, as no other sinner has done from Abraham's day to the day of judgment. It is very blessed to speak and to hear about Christ and His friendship to death in the sanctuary tonight; but it will all die out of our Hearts in the shop, in the office, in the kitchen, in the drawing-room, and in the dining-room tomorrow. And if you have no door to call your own, yet you have a Heart with doors. Enter your Heart, then, and pray to your Father, whose true temple is the praying man's Heart. If there is a famine of bread and water where corn and wine had been promised and expected; or if the laughters and the shouts of baptized children are silent where they would have been as the voices of God's angels to you,-what then? Then thy God will descend into thine Heart, and He will ask: Am I not more to thee than sons and daughters? Is My love not better to thee than corn and wine? Am I, and My salvation, and that city of Mine which hath foundations, not more to be desired by thee than all else that I could give thee? Till you will find it in your bereaved and broken Heart to say to Him henceforth and continually, Whom have I in heaven but Thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire beside Thee. My flesh and my Heart faileth; but God is the strength of my Heart, and my portion for ever
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Song of Solomon 1:3 (a) This beautiful picture represents the soothing and blessed effects of the name of the Lord upon the hungry, weary Heart of that one who trusts in CHRIST. ...
Matthew 26:7 (c) Perhaps this is a type of the worship and adoration brought to the Lord JESUS because of His loveliness, and because that He is so precious to the Heart
Repentance - The act itself is so impossible to be assumed or taken up by any, that it is equally easy to alter the colour of the hair, or the features of the countenance, as to change the Heart. The repentance for the consequence of sin goes no further than as it dreads the punishment: the repentance for the cause of sin becomes the continued gracious sorrow of the Heart
Molech - ' In the latter days of Solomon, when the heathen women whom he had married had turned away his Heart after other gods, he built a high place in the hill before (that is, 'east of') Jerusalem for Molech. The root of their idolatrous course was that they had never in Heart made a clean break from Egypt
Conversion - In a theological or moral sense, a change of Heart, or dispositions, in which the enmity of the Heart to God and his law and the obstinacy of the will are subdued, and are succeeded by supreme love to God and his moral government, and a reformation of life
City - And hence, all the inhabitants of this city are, in Heart and mind, one and the same. (Psalms 137:6) Reader, what saith your Heart to those characters? (See that Scripture, Revelation 22:14-15)...
Warm - Each warm wish springs mutual from the Heart. To make engaged or earnest to interest to engage to excite ardor or zeal in as, to warm the Heart with love or zeal
Mephibosheth - Wherever the Heart of man comes in you have always an enigma of motive and a study in self-interest. Wherever the Heart of man plays a part you are soon out of your depth. There are many devices in a man's Heart, and counsel in a man's Heart is like deep water. Given the story of Mephibosheth, and the story of Ziba, first at the flight of David and then at his victorious return, and then-was Mephibosheth a Heartless, selfish, contemptible time-server, while Ziba, his servant, was a prince beside him? Or, was Ziba a lying scoundrel, and Mephibosheth a poor, innocent, ill-used, lameter saint? Let us see the surface of the story. In his remembrance of God's great mercies, and in the magnanimity of his Heart, David often called Saul and Jonathan to mind. ...
Years passed on again, till Absalom by fair speeches and skilful courtesies had stolen the Hearts of all Israel, of all of which Mephibosheth was a silent student, eating at David's table continually. And there came a messenger to David, saying, The Hearts of the men of Israel are gone after Absalom. And Shimei fell down before the king and said, Let not my lord impute iniquity unto me, neither do thou remember that which thy servant did perversely the day that my lord the king went out of Jerusalem, that the king should take it to his Heart. ...
Now, the first thing that goes to our Hearts out of this miserable story is this, that Mephibosheth was the son of Jonathan. If their Hearts are bad, their bodily disabilities will sometimes work in their Hearts to a deep and a malignant wickedness. I do not know that the other side has been so often brought out-that great bodily infirmity and disability, alongside of a renewed and a humble Heart, will sometimes result in a sweetness and a saintliness of a most uncommon kind. In poor Mephibosheth's case, it would seem as if his early and life-long infirmity, taken along with the hopeless loss of his brilliant prospects, had all eaten into his Heart till he became the false, selfish, scheming creature that David found him out to be. How Mephibosheth's Heart had overflowed with gratitude to David when the royal command came that he was to leave Machir's house in Lo-debar, and was henceforth to take up his quarters in the king's house in Jerusalem! All Mephibosheth's morosity and misanthropy melted off his Heart that day. But such was Mephibosheth at the bottom of his Heart that, as he continued to eat at David's table, Satan entered into Mephibosheth and said to him in his Heart that all this was his own by original and divine right. There is no baser Heart than an ungrateful Heart. And it was Mephibosheth's ungrateful Heart that prepared him for the baseness that he was found out in both at the flight of David and at his victorious return. And it is, as I believe, in our own remorse that we shall find the true key to Mephibosheth's Heart and character. Myself! Myself! Every man blames the devil for his sins, but the house and Heart devil of every man is himself. I think I shall die still but minting and aiming to be a Christian man!'...
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This, then, is the prize for finding out that enigma of motive, Mephibosheth's hidden Heart. Our own good name and fame also, all our possessions, and all our expectations are all tied on to that wheel, for our Hearts to be discovered and denounced, and for deliverance to be wrought in us from the dominion of such a Heart. Every day, by the sovereign and electing grace of God, we are surely making some way in this knowledge of the wickedness past finding out of our own Hearts, and some progress in the clearing out and conquest of that wickedness. Till at last-O blessed hope!-every tang and taint of Mephibosheth's Heart shall be taken out of us, and till truth, and righteousness, and fidelity, and gratitude, and courage, and love shall for ever reign in us and around us and over us
Lois And Eunice - And the young Greek lover was not a false-hearted and a designing cheat in so saying. We have all had our own experiences of this self-deceivingness of a young man's Heart. Yes, we have all seen all that a thousand times, till we can sympathise, with all our Heart, with all the three. Whether it was that Lois failed in her part as a mother-in-law, as she had so conspicuously failed as a mother; or whether it was that Eunice failed in fulfilling her part of the Apostle's promise; or whether it was owing to the pride and the obstinacy of the heathen Heart of her husband; whatever was the cause, the father of Eunice's goodly child never came to walk with a perfect Heart before his house at home. He was never won, as at one time he so solemnly promised that he would be won, and at that warm-hearted time actually was almost won, to his believing wife's Holy Scriptures and to her God and Saviour. But neither did they hide out of his sight that divine faith and that domestic piety which had been the mainstay of their Hearts before ever they had seen his face, and which was more than ever their only mainstay now that he had so fatally misled them. And the daily growth of the uncircumcised child only made the broken law of God against all such mixed marriages as theirs had been the more poignant to their broken Hearts: as also, the same law of God as to the proper nurture and admonition of such unhappy children as their child was. The confirmed, and now hopeless, heathenism of the child's father, and the everpresent remorse of their own Hearts, only made both Lois and Eunice determine to work with all their might in order to make up somewhat to their innocent child for the great wrong they had all three done to him. But he is a Jew who is one inwardly: and circumcision is that of the Heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter whose praise is not of men but of God. " There is a whole volume of the inner history of that Greek-Hebrew household in those four verses, and in those three words that shine like an apple of gold in a picture of silver, at the Heart of those four verses. Plato's pages, with all their beauty, and all their wisdom, present not the image of this piety-Thy sacrifice, O Lord, is a broken Heart. ...
There is a piercing cry in this connection that often comes to my own Heart out of one of Lois's Hebrew Psalms. And that Heart-piercing and Heart-uttering cry is this, "O, when wilt Thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect Heart. But no sooner did that Hebrew bridegroom get the desire of his Heart than he soon became a still worse husband than Eunice's Greek husband, and a still worse father than Timothy's father. Till we come on this Heart-breaking cry of his in our hundred-and-first psalm. How hard it is, but how heavenly good it is, to look continually at ourselves as householders in this glass of God that stands at this moment shining before us and searching us! How wise unto salvation it will yet make both ourselves and our households, if we will lay up in our Hearts and practise in our lives the lessons even of this one Scripture we have had from the God of families tonight. Just in what things, and naming them, we have come so shamefully short of our marriage-vows, and of our honest, and at one time, warmhearted, intentions. And it will give us a sore Heart all our days for those whose unhappy lot it is to live all the rest of their days under our roof, and to have us for all the husband, and all the father, they are ever to have in this world. O when wilt Thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect Heart. I will often return to the days of my warmth of Heart, and of my many prayers in this matter, and my many vows. I will tell to my own Heart all the steps in which Thou hast led me up to this present time. And one thing will I do; I will keep my Heart well broken before Thee, and before my house all my days
the Woman Who Took Leaven And Hid it in Three Measures of Meal - And the great haste that the unleavened bread signified, was enough for His imagination and His mind and His Heart as long as He was a child. And He would lay up the leaven and the meal in His mind and in His imagination and in His Heart for some of His future sermons. And then it had by that time worked its way through their whole Heart and character till they were the Pharisees who were bent on our Lord's death and destruction. And a little self-esteem in a young man's Heart is not very much to be suspected or denounced, is it? But wait and see. Let that young man set out on his life with that little lump of self-esteem in his secret Heart, and, as sure as he lives, this will be his experience, and the experience of all who have to do with him. So many and so unavoidable are the oppositions, and the contradictions, and the collisions of life, that if his self-esteem is not by means of all these things, and by means of the grace of God co-operating with all these things, chastened and subdued and cast out, then all these collisions, and corrections, and contradictions, will only the more increase and exasperate his self-esteem, till he will end his days as full of self-righteousness, and pride, and hardness of Heart, as very Lucifer himself. On the other hand, humility, that is to say disesteem of a man's self, is so much good leaven hidden in a good man's Heart. But that sect in Israel were so set against all introspection, as they called it: their doctors of the law so denounced that sanctifying habit of mind and Heart, that their scholars ended with crucifying the Lord of Glory. To such a lump of villainy and wickedness will a little leaven of self-esteem grow under the fit conditions, and in the fit Heart, and left fitly alone. I will not insist that your self-esteem is eating through your whole Heart and is destroying your whole life and character. Till it has to be my prayer, with the candle of the Lord in may hand continually-Search me, O God, and know my Heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any of this wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!...
The Apostle Paul also has this on this same parable: "Purge out therefore the old leaven. And your feelings toward that man, and your thoughts about him, and your words about him, and your actions toward him, are like the three measures of meal with the little leaven at its Heart. But at Heart you are not his friend any more. Track out your Heart, sir! Heaven and hell hang on your tracking out your Heart in that matter. Hell does not hang upon it, for hell has possession of your Heart already. That wicked heat in your Heart at the mention of his name, that is hell. And it was when he had lighted all the candles he could lay his hands on; and when with them all he could not get down to all the malice that was still hiding in his Heart, it was then that his Master had mercy on His miserable servant, and said to him, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness
Paul's Great Heaviness And Continual Sorrow of Heart - The very most I shall attempt to do is to offer you some possible explanation of that great heaviness of mind, and that great sorrow of Heart, which has lost Paul the full approval of so many of his best friends. How was it possible for Paul to travel through those so famous scenes, how was it possible for him to live in those so classic cities, and never to give us a single sentence about persons and places, the very names of which make our modern Hearts to beat fast in our bosoms to this day?...
In vain to me the smiling mornings shine,And reddening Phœbus lifts his golden fire;The birds in vain their amorous descant join,Or cheerful fields resume their green attire. These ears, alas! for other notes repine;A different object do these eyes require;My lonely anguish meets no Heart but mine,And in my breast the imperfect joys expire. And, till that rankling spear-head, so to call it, is removed for ever out of Paul's mind and Heart in another world than this, say what you will to blame Paul, he has no ear left for the singing of your amorous birds, and no eye left but for that holy whiteness that so stains to his eyes both Mount Salmon and Mont Blanc. All the true lovers of nature: that is to say, all the true worshippers, not of nature, but of Jesus Christ; have by Heart, and have deep down in their Heart, the famous but wholly unfathomable tribute. To all of which profound pathos on the one hand, and to all of which magnificent hope on the other hand, your nature-worshipper's unbroken Heart is utterly stupid and dead. And yet babes at the breast will wail out against the insensibility of that mighty mind and mighty Heart; will wail out at his insensibility and indifference to those toys and trifles that so sanctify and satisfy them, as they so often assure us. Whatever may be the true explanation of your entire satisfaction with nature, and with art, and with travel, and with yourself, this is undoubtedly the true explanation of Paul's great heaviness and continual sorrow of Heart. The tremendous catastrophe of the fall of man, and the fall of all nature around man,-that, to Paul, was so ever-present and so all-possessing, that there is no alleviation of his awful pain of Heart on account of all that. Miserable comforters are all these things to Paul's broken Heart; but, most miserable of all, your mountebank comforters among men, who would thrust things like these upon Paul's profound and inappeasable sorrow. Paul is so intensely religious in his whole mind, and Heart, and imagination, and temperament, and taste: he is so utterly and absolutely godly; he is such an out-and-out Christian man and Christian apostle: he is so consumed continually with his hunger and his thirst after righteousness: he is so captivated, enthralled, and enraptured with the beauty of holiness, that nothing will ever satisfy Paul, either for nature, or for art, or for travel, or for man, or for himself, short of the new heavens and the new earth. And until that day dawns, and that day-star arises in Paul's Heart, whatever you and I may do, he will continue to look, not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. "...
But not amidst nature and art and travel only, but amidst far better things than these, men like Paul are often made men of sorrow and of a heavy Heart. At the same time, it would have been an additional relief, and a real and a peculiar support to us, to have had a passage immediately from Paul's own pen on the heaviness of Heart that cannot but accompany family life, when a man of Paul's sensibility, and of John Bunyan's sensibility, is at the head of that family. For Paul's most noble lamentation over the out-of-door creation is cold and remote, and is wholly without those bowels and mercies, that would have been stirred in Paul had he walked with a perfect Heart before his house at home. To Charity, who, though like the Apostle she has no children of her own body, yet like him, her love, and her imagination, and her genius for the things of the Heart, all make her speak to us like a mother in Israel, and all make John Bunyan to speak in reply to her like a father in the same. Lord Brodie also will give us his testimony on this same subject out of his heavy-hearted diary. Brodie was not Paul, nor Pascal, nor Bunyan, nor even Thomas Shepard, but he had sufficient heaviness of mind and sorrow of Heart to purchase him a right and a title to be listened to on this matter now in hand. For our Lord's great words, "they began to be merry"; and the elder's great words that "God would wipe away all tears from their eyes"; those two Holy Scriptures, rightly understood, rightly imagined, and rightly taken to Heart, would, of themselves, alone, have saved both you and me this long and superfluous discourse tonight
Nabal - But Nabal's softness of Heart over his sheep-shearing was only skin-deep. And, then, in two verses of crowning strength of style we have Nabal's drunken debauch all night, and his sudden death of fear and hate and hardness of Heart in the morning. Caleb was a large-hearted, hopeful, God-serving man. By his birth Nabal had come into great possessions in Carmel; and, as if to make him a man like his father-as if to keep his Heart soft and full of love to God and man,-God had added to all that a wife who shines high up among the household saints of the house of Israel. But, all the time, Caleb and Abigail, great inheritance and great dowry, happy home, and all, there was a 'stone of obstination' in Nabal's Heart that nothing could melt or remove, till his whole Heart was turned to stone and he died. Who is he? we demand, with all the contempt and scorn we can call up out of our contemptuous and scornful Hearts. And what mischief Nabal's tongue and pen work among us also! Nothing roots our wicked Hearts deeper into our whole life and character than a snarling tongue or a railing pen let loose. It is the death of your Heart to speak it and to hear it. And all the time it is not that he does not pray to love his own, like Andrewes; but there is a law of obstinacy in his Heart that still makes him a devil at home. I am that woman that was so hard-hearted. ...
'And it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, and his wife had told him all these things, that his Heart died within him, and he became as a stone. ' Nabal died of a stone in his Heart. As it was, it became a proverb in Israel to ask when a madman, or a man possessed with a devil, or a man who took his own life, died, Died he as Nabal died? Take care, O churlish husband! Take care, O man with a Heart of stone beginning in thy bosom. ...
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But, now, can such churlishness be cured? Can it really be cured? some of you who have that cruel stone for long spreading in your Hearts will ask me. Had Nabal taken it to Heart how it would end, as soon as he felt the tenderness, and the honourableness, and the nobleness, and the manliness of his betrothal and bridegroom days beginning to wear off his Heart and his life; had he been man enough, and man of God enough, and husband enough to watch and know the stopping of his Heart and the creeping-on coldness of his Heart to God and man, and especially to Abigail; and had he confessed to himself his fears how all that would end, it would all have ended the entire opposite of how it did end. Had he practised himself in going back upon Caleb and the inheritance he had got because of Caleb; had he taken his flocks and his herds, and all that he had, every sheep-shearing time, again from the hand of God; had he every night and every morning taken Abigail in all her understanding and all her beauty again from the hand of God; and had he prevented David's petition and sent him a share of the sheep-shearing feast before he asked for it-by all that, Nabal would have made himself a new Heart, and he would have come down to us in as good a report as any of the elders of Israel. Kick, then, the dog out of your Heart. Hammer the stone out of your Heart, and you will get back the days of your first sheep-shearing; you will get back your bride, and your own tender, hopeful, noble, manful Heart. We have no cure for our Hearts, and no pardon for our Hearts but Thee. We hang by our hands and our feet and our Hearts beside Thee
Lydia - The Lord opened her Heart as she heard the gospel from the lips of Paul (16:13)
Phylactery - Such strips were enclosed in small leathern boxes, and during the time of prayer worn by men on the forehead between the eyebrows, or on the left arm near the region of the Heart, being attached by leathern straps
Lay Sisters - Sister Marie Lataste of the Society of the Sacred Heart is an illustrious example of the piety generally characterizing this class of religious
Aliwal, South Africa, Diocese of - Established as the prefecture apostolic of Gariep, Cape Colony, Union of South Africa, June 12, 1923; bounded south by the southern limits of the Richmond, Sterkstroom, Middelberg, Steynsburg, Molteno, Wodehouse, and Barkly East Districts; east by the eastern limits of Barkly East and the western limits of Basutoland; north by the northern limits of Rouxville, Smithfield, and the Reit River; and west by the western boundary of the Hopetown, Britstown, and Richmond Districts; entrusted to the Fathers of the Sacred Heart of Saint Quentin
Devotions, Popular - Various prayers and pious practises, whether in common at Church or in private, in honor of: the Blessed Trinity; Our Divine Lord, His Holy Infancy, His Holy Name, His Five Wounds, His Passion, His Sacred Heart, His Presence in the Holy Eucharist; the Holy Ghost; the Angels Guardian, Saint Michael; the Blessed Virgin, under her various titles as Help of Christians, Mediatrix of Divine Grace, Queen of the Holy Rosary; and of certain saints, Joseph, Anne, Monica, Benedict, Francis of Assisi, Anthony of Padua, Dominic, Francis Xavier, Aloysius, Rita, Teresa of Jesus, each treated in the article under these several titles; for the souls in Purgatory and for a Happy Death (Bona Mars)
Settle - 1: τίθημι (Strong's #5087 — Verb — tithemi — tith'-ay-mee ) "to put, place," is translated "settle (it therefore in your Hearts)" in Luke 21:14 , Active Voice in the best texts (some have the Middle), the aorist tense signifying complete decision, i. Acts 5:4 , "to conceive in the Heart," and contrast Luke 1:66 , "to lay up" (both have aorist tense, Middle Voice)
Brute - ) A brutal person; a savage in Heart or manners; as unfeeling or coarse person
Disclose - To reveal by words to tell to utter as, to disclose the secret thoughts of the Heart
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To make melody in the Heart, to praise God with a joyful and thankful disposition, ascribing to him the honor due to his name
Airy - ) Light of Heart; vivacious; sprightly; flippant; superficial
Alb - Putting it on the priest says: "Make me white, O Lord, and cleanse my Heart, that, made white, by the Blood of the Lamb, I may be able to serve Thee
Apron - No amount of self-righteous religion, church attendance, giving of money, or religious acts is sufficient to hide the sins of the Heart from the face of GOD
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Revelation 1:13 (c) This golden garment over the Heart or the breast of the Lord indicates the purity, beauty and value of the love of CHRIST for His people
Blindness - In this passage, the Heart did not understand the things of GOD, therefore the feelings were perverted
Footstool - It is symbolical of 'the place of rest:' David had it on his Heart to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and for the 'footstool' of God, wherein God could find rest among His people, and where He was to be worshipped
Commune - Commune with your own Heart or your bed
Enlargement - Expansion of the Heart, by which it becomes more benevolent and charitable
Goodness - Kindness benevolence benignity of Heart but more generally, acts of kindness charity humanity exercised
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Some personal requirements of prayer are a pure Heart (Psalms 66:18), belief in Christ (John 14:13), and that the prayer be according to God's will (1 John 5:13)
Potsherd - Proverbs 26:23, "burning lips (lips professing burning love) and a wicked Heart are like a potsherd (a fragment of common earthenware) silvered over with dross"; implying "roughness, dryness, and brittleness"
Huldah - Tell the man that sent you, thus saith the Lord, "Behold, I will bring evil upon this place; but because thine Heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place
Bowels - The Psalmist says, "Thy law is within my Heart," literally, in the midst of my bowels,—it is by me strongly and affectionately regarded, Psalms 40:8
Shintoism - Its moral code can be reduced to these principles: follow the inspiration of your own Heart, and obey the emperor
Sisters, Lay - Sister Marie Lataste of the Society of the Sacred Heart is an illustrious example of the piety generally characterizing this class of religious
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Cherish - To hold as dear to embrace with affection to foster, and encourage as, to cherish the principles of virtue to cherish religion in the Heart
Reprove - The Heart or conscience reproves us
Repetitions - The repeated cry of a soul in earnest is indeed welcome to God, Genesis 18:1-33 ; Matthew 26:44 ; Luke 18:1 ; but he regards the Heart and not the lips; and the greater the number of prayers one repeats as a task by which to acquire merit, the greater his sin
Well - There, with the wife of his youth, he may enjoy all that his Heart desires, instead of seeking for satisfaction elsewhere. They are called "wells" in this passage, because they bring untold blessings to the Hearts of the people of GOD who come into GOD's family. When He is acknowledged and given the place of Lordship in the Heart and life, He will make His presence felt. He fills the Heart with the joy of the Lord, and sweet hopefulness in service
Dry Dried Drieth - Numbers 11:6 (a) This is the experience of the soul when disappointed and disgusted with conditions, and there is no refreshing thought in the soul to keep the Heart happy. ...
Psalm 63:1 (a) The emptiness of a hungry Heart and the disappointment of a soul when present blessings fail are compared to a dry, barren desert. He can both give and take away, so that the soul and the Heart are either radiant or barren. ...
Proverbs 17:22 (a) Just as the bones supply the blood with invaluable ingredients, so a happy Heart supplies the spirit and the soul with radiance, vigor and vision. ...
Joel 1:10 (b) This refers to the absence of any blessings to fill the Heart with joy. ...
Matthew 12:43 (b) An evil spirit when not permitted to work in a human Heart is quite unhappy and distressed by his lack of human cooperation
Sarah - ' And I cannot get it out of my Heart that my text tonight, biographical reality, real historicity, and all, is somehow an allegory also. It will persist in my Heart that Abraham is my faith in God's promise to me of the fruit of the Spirit in me; while childless Sarah, Abraham's married wife, is my still unfruitful Heart. My Heart is as much without a spiritual seed as was Sarah's silent tent. Like Sarah, I fall into sore temptations between the Divine promise on the one hand, and my own evil Heart on the other hand. And my Heart also, like Abraham and Sarah, shall see of her travail and shall be satisfied. Had Paul, or even Philo; had Behmen, or Bunyan but taken up this text, and said, 'Which things are an allegory,' we would have had doctrine, and depth, and beauty, and assurance, and comfort to our Heart's content. As time went on, and as the hope of any possibility of her ever becoming a mother died out of Sarah's Heart, she became absolutely desperate. And in the wildness of her pride Sarah determined to as good as slay herself, and to make it impossible for Abraham in his Heart of Hearts any longer to despise her. Sarah sacrificed herself to the last drop of a woman's blood; but all the time her Heart was as high as heaven and as hot as hell both against God and against her husband also. And, had Sarah's humility been a true and a genuine humility; had her ostentatious sacrifice of herself not had its secret roots in a deep and a cruel pride; she would have opened her Heart to all Hagar's contempt. And though it looked a wild proposal that Hagar should leave her mother's house, and all the religion and civilisation of Egypt, to go to the savage land of the Philistines, yet, what a princess like Sarah had once set her Heart upon, poor people like Hagar's parents could not oppose. Hundreds of miles, weeks of wilderness, and of tears, and of bleeding feet, and of a bleeding Heart from her mother's door. Thou God seest me! Hagar, by reason of the extremity of her sorrow; by reason of the utter desolateness and brokenness of her Heart; and by reason of the sovereign grace and abounding mercy of God-Hagar, I say, stands out before us in the very foremost rank of faith, and trust, and experience, and assurance. The pure in Heart shall see God. She had washed her polluted body and her scornful and revengeful Heart with her penitential tears, till, by the time she came to the well, she was counted clean enough to see God. That is His voice in thy Heart, saying 'Hagar, Sarah's maid, whence comest thou, and whither wilt thou go?' stoop down, Hagar, and drink and be refreshed and revived. Lift up thy Heart and pray. He is washing with water and with blood thy Heart Think, Hagar, think. And when thy lovers had hold of thy deceived Heart, He pitied thee, and had thoughts of love toward thee. He made thy Heart a wilderness within thee. He made this whole world flint to thy feet, and dust to thy mouth, and a very hell to thy cast-off Heart
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Love - agapas) on the lips of the Lord seems to Peter at this moment too cold a word, as though his Lord were keeping him at a distance, or at least not inviting him to draw near, as in the passionate yearning of his Heart he desired now to do. phileis), which alone claims from him that personal attachment and affection with which indeed he knows that his Heart is full
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Honey - Honey is a type of all that is good and best in the human Heart and which some desire to offer as a sacrifice for sin. ...
Judges 14:9 (c) The lion represents the Lord JESUS and the honey represents the lovely and delightful sweetness which the believer enjoys as he comes and takes out of CHRIST's Heart and life the blessings which are so freely given
Annetta Bentivoglio - Also known as Anna Bentivoglio...
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Profile A stubborn but pious child who enjoyed being at the Colosseum, imaging that she was living and dying alongside the ancient martyrs
Holy, Holiness - True holiness characterizes outward acts, but still more the motive and intent of the Heart. But a "holy man," in the ordinary Christian sense, is one who exhibits in his conduct the inward purity, benevolence, and holy devotedness to the Savior, with which his Heart overflows
Enoch - Enoch's Heart ran over to God when his first child was born; and his tender, noble, princely Heart never went back from that day from God, never grew cold again, never grew hard again, and never again forgot or neglected God. But you become a mystical theologian and a spiritual man when you begin to believe with your whole Heart that God is beside you, and within you, and is nowhere else for you but in your own Heart. God was in Enoch's Heart. ' Enoch, from the day that his little child was born, felt God shed abroad in his Heart. He entered every new morning into his own Heart to walk there with God. He walked abroad every morning with his child in his arms, and with his God in his Heart. Enoch so entered and so dwelt with God in his own Heart, that God could not endure to loan him to this world any longer. Took William Law to my Heart and read in him for the thousandth time his two golden chapters showing, How all orders and all ranks of men and women of all ages are obliged to devote themselves to God; as, also, How great devotion to God fills our lives with the greatest peace and happiness that can be enjoyed in this world. But suppose, on the other hand, that Enoch had for any cause fallen out of step with God for a single day, what a weary and heavy-laden man you would have had in Enoch that night! But, not to wander so far from home, how few of us ourselves ever enter into our own Hearts, where alone God walks with men. No; but it is taken when you put on humility upon your proud Heart, and fill your hot Heart full of meekness, and resignation, and quietness, and contrition, and a broken, heavenly, holy Heart. To let a slight, an insult, a blow, a scoff, a sneer fall on your head like an excellent oil, and on your Heart like your true desert-with that man will I dwell, says the God of Israel in His prophet. Every step you take out of an angry Heart and into a meek Heart; out of envy and into admiration and honour; out of ill-will and into good-will;-on the spot your heavenly Father seeth you and loveth you, and sayeth to His angels, Hast thou considered My new servant? Enoch, on the day his first child was born, just began to lay aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil-speakings, and as a new-born babe desired the sincere milk of the word that he might grow thereby. ...
Are any of you, my brethren, in your secret Heart, in continual fear of death? Are you, though no one knows it, all your lifetime subject to that terrible bondage? Well, Enoch of all the Bible characters is the best of them all for you
Kostka, Stanislas - The religious perfection of his short life there was a source of inspiration to many; invoked against palpitations of the Heart and severe illness; represented receiving Holy Communion from angels, receiving the Infant Jesus from the Blessed Virgin, or, in the midst of battle, putting to flight the enemies of his country
Liberia - The country became part of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Two Guineas; and the Congregation of the Holy Ghost and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Company of Mary, and the Priests of the African Missions have sent most of the missionaries
Methodist Episcopal Church, South - It was in agreement with other Methodist bodies in its doctrine, emphasizing especially "the universality of the atonement, the witness of the Spirit, and the possibility of holiness in Heart and life
Campbell, Thomas - He was provincial of the Maryland-New York Province, 1888-1893, twice rector of Fordham University, 1885-1888,1896-1901, associate editor of "The Messenger of the Sacred Heart," 1901-1908, and editor of "America," 1910-1914
Faith: Godìs Regard For it - Was there such gentleness in the Heart of a soldier towards a poor bird which was not of his making, and shall the Lord deal hardly with his creatures when they venture to put their trust in him! Be assured he hath a great love to those trembling souls that fly for shelter to his royal courts
Gratitude - One of the children whispered to her, when she complained of how badly off they were, 'Mother, what do those dear little children do who have no cellar door to put up in front of them?' Even there, you see, the little Heart found cause for thankfulness
Conversion: a Complete Surrender - The surrender must be complete, there must be no tantums, but the Heart must, without reserve submit to the sovereignty of the Redeemer
Life: the Hidden - Fit emblem of the believer's inner life; men hear our notes of outward sorrow wrung from us by external circumstances, but the message of celestial peace, the divine communings with a better land, the swift Heart-throbs of heaven-born desire, they cannot perceive: the carnal see but the outer manhood, but the life hidden with Christ in God, flesh and blood cannot discern
Minister: Self-Dissatisfaction of - His Heart outstrips his utterance
Skat - The four jacks are the best trumps, ranking club, spade, Heart, diamond, and ten outranks king or queen (but when the player undertakes to lose all the tricks, the cards rank as in whist)
Medicine - Jeremiah 30:13 (a) The Scriptures are used as a type in this place because they heal the broken Heart, they mend the wounds that sin makes, they bind up the bruises that are incurred in wandering away from GOD's path
Balm - His precious promises are all sweet provisions to heal every hurt of the Heart of His people. ...
Jeremiah 51:8 (a) We understand by this that GOD does have healing remedies even for His enemies, though they do not want His lovely provision for the needs of their Hearts
Expand - ) To become widely opened, spread apart, dilated, distended, or enlarged; as, flowers expand in the spring; metals expand by heat; the Heart expands with joy
Belie - To give the lie to to show to be false to charge with falsehood as, the Heart belies the tongue
Heaviness - Heaviness in the Heart of man maketh it stoop
Holiness - Applied to human beings, holiness is purity of Heart or dispositions sanctified affections piety moral goodness, but not perfect
Sick - Proverbs 13:12 (b) When the Heart is depressed and discouraged, it is represented as being ill
Trance - ) A condition, often simulating death, in which there is a total suspension of the power of voluntary movement, with abolition of all evidences of mental activity and the reduction to a minimum of all the vital functions so that the patient lies still and apparently unconscious of surrounding objects, while the pulsation of the Heart and the breathing, although still present, are almost or altogether imperceptible
Lymph - It is absorbed from the various tissues and organs of the body, and is finally discharged by the thoracic and right lymphatic ducts into the great veins near the Heart
Lip - 1: χεῖλος (Strong's #5491 — Noun Neuter — cheilos — khi'-los ) is used (a) of the organ of speech, Matthew 15:8 ; Mark 7:6 , where "honoring with the lips," besides meaning empty words, may have reference to a Jewish custom of putting to the mouth the tassel of the tallith (the woollen scarf wound round the head and neck during prayer), as a sign of acceptance of the Law from the Heart; Romans 3:13 ; 1 Corinthians 14:21 (from Isaiah 28:11,12 , speaking of the Assyrian foe as God's message to disobedient Israel); Hebrews 13:15 ; 1 Peter 3:10 ; (b) metaphorically, of "the brink or edge of things," as of the sea shore, Hebrews 11:12 , lit
Thomas Campbell - He was provincial of the Maryland-New York Province, 1888-1893, twice rector of Fordham University, 1885-1888,1896-1901, associate editor of "The Messenger of the Sacred Heart," 1901-1908, and editor of "America," 1910-1914
Santiago, Chile, City of - Confraternities of all kinds flourish in the parishes, including those of the Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Apostleship of Prayer, the Sacred Heart, the Children of Mary, the Congregation of Mary and Saint Aloysius, the Most Holy Rosary, Christian Doctrine, Christian Mothers, and Peterspence
Stanislas Kostka, Saint - The religious perfection of his short life there was a source of inspiration to many; invoked against palpitations of the Heart and severe illness; represented receiving Holy Communion from angels, receiving the Infant Jesus from the Blessed Virgin, or, in the midst of battle, putting to flight the enemies of his country
Hophni And Phinehas - Men in all ages are prone to rely on a form of religion, while the Heart and life are not right with God; and all who thus sin, like the sons of Eli, must perish likewise
Jonathan - Handsome and high-mettled, full of nerve and full of Heart, Jonathan was the pride of the army and the darling of the common people. But for his father's great and disastrous transgressions, Jonathan would soon have been the second king of Israel; second in succession to Saul, but second to no king that ever sat on a throne in those great qualities of mind and Heart and character that give stability to a throne and add lustre to a crown. And when Saul sent for David and talked with him, Jonathan's Heart went out to David, and the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved David as his own soul. The words of his mouth were sweeter than butter, but war was in his Heart; his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. Nor was this of thee, 'Thou didst speak peace to thy neighbour, while mischief was in thy Heart. Jeremiah never said of thee in the bitterness of his Heart that he heard the defaming of many. Thou never knewest the plague of a villain's Heart. Thou never criedst, Create in me a clean Heart, O Lord! Isaiah said, but thou never needest to say, I am a man of unclean lips. ' Jonathan's love was like the love of women in this, that it led Jonathan to leave his father's house behind him and to give his hand and his Heart in a covenant to David. Knit as her Heart is, and will for ever be, to her father and to her mother, yet there is a soul somewhere in God's hand to whom she was knit before she was born, and when God opens His hand twin-soul leaps out to meet twin-soul, and she is married in the Lord. David, in the warmth of his Heart and in the sharpness of his sorrow, said that the love of Jonathan to him was still more wonderful than that. Jonathan's Heart had for long been full of God, and God is love. Under Samuel's ministry, Jonathan's Heart had early been knit to God, and thus it was that his Heart so knit itself round David's Heart, in whom he found a man after God's own Heart. True religion, the knowledge and the love of God in your child's Heart, will compel him to seek friends outside of your door if you are without the knowledge and the love of your son's God. How happy is that son who can love and honour and open all his Heart to his father and mother in the Lord! But how unhappy if not! Jonathan loved Saul his father with a noble, devoted, loyal, and truly filial love. But all the time Saul had a son at his side whose deep and pure and holy Heart he could neither understand, nor value, nor satisfy. ' There is a two-edged sword in the French tongue to this effect, that there is something in the misfortunes of our best friends that is not wholly displeasing to our secret Hearts. But not to Jonathan's secret Heart
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Note: In 1 Peter 1:22 the AV, "with a pure Heart," follows those mss. which have this adjective (RV, "from the Heart")
Catechising - Catechising is an excellent mean of informing the mind, engaging the attention, and affecting the Heart, and is an important duty incumbent on all who have children under their care. The very curiosity of the young mind is awakened by the question to know what the answer will be; and the child will take pleasure in learning the answer by Heart, to improve its own knowledge
Courage - word for ‘heart’; in Amos 2:16 ‘courageous’ is literally ‘stoutest of Heart
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The prohibition against murder is found in the Ten Commandments, the Heart of Hebrew law (Numbers 35:16-31 ; Deuteronomy 5:17 ). ...
Jesus removed the concept of murder from a physical act to the intention of one's Heart (Matthew 5:21-22 )
Kidneys - It was as natural for them to say ‘This gladdens my reins’ as it is natural and incorrect for us to say ‘This gladdens my Heart. ’ And, in fact, in the passages now cited the terms ‘reins’ and ‘heart’ are often parallel: Psalms 7:9 ; Psalms 16:7 ; Psalms 26:2 ; Psalms 73:21 , Proverbs 23:16 , Jeremiah 11:20 ; Jeremiah 12:2 ; Jeremiah 17:10 ; Jeremiah 20:12 , Wis 1:6 , 1Ma 2:24 , Revelation 2:23
Mercy - That benevolence, mildness or tenderness of Heart which disposes a person to overlook injuries, or to treat an offender better than he deserves the disposition that tempers justice, and induces an injured person to forgive trespasses and injuries, and to forbear punishment, or inflict less than law or justice will warrant. I cry thee mercy with all my Heart
Lift - To lift up one's eyes or Heart is to be haughty or prideful (Deuteronomy 8:14 ; 2 Kings 14:10 ; 2 Kings 19:22 ; 2 Chronicles 25:19 ; Proverbs 30:13 ; Isaiah 37:23 ). Eyes, hands, Heart, and soul are frequently lifted up to God in fervent prayer (Psalm 25:1 ; Psalm 28:2 ; Psalm 63:4 ; Psalm 134:2 ; Psalm 141:2 ; Lamentations 2:19 ; Daniel 4:34 ; 1 Timothy 2:8 )
Consider - Know, therefore, this day, and consider it in thy Heart. None considereth in his Heart, neither is there knowledge or understanding
Light - CHRIST JESUS Himself is the light of the world, as He affirms in John 8:12 (a) In some strange way the entrance of CHRIST into the life and Heart enables the mind to become intelligent and intellectual. The blessings which we enjoy in civilization, such as electronics, transportation, communication, refrigeration, manufacturing, agriculture, chemistry, physics and institutions of learning are all products of protestant countries where CHRIST JESUS is permitted to rule and reign in the Heart of people, and the Word of GOD is read, preached and taught publicly, and without hindrance
Sister - 4:9: “Thou hast ravished my Heart, my sister [1], my spouse; thou hast ravished my Heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck
Curse, the - After the flood, the Lord smelled a sweet savour from Noah's sacrifice, and said in His Heart, "I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's Heart is evil from his youth
Pain - We are pained at the death of a friend grief pains the Heart we are often pained with fear or solicitude. I am pained at my very Heart
Faith - But a living or saving faith not only believes the great doctrines of religion as true, but embraces them with the Heart and affections; and is thus the source of sincere obedience to the divine will, exhibited in the life and conversation. Faith in Christ is a grace wrought in the Heart by the Holy Spirit, whereby we receive Christ as our Savior, our Prophet, Priest, and King, and love and obey him as such
Simplicity - False teachers by smooth and fair speech beguile the Hearts of the ‘simple. ’ The noun (ἁπλότης) would be better translated here ‘singleness of Heart,’ as in Authorized Version and Revised Version of Ephesians 6:5 and Colossians 3:22 (‘Obey your masters in singleness of Heart,’ i. the members of the primitive Church-‘did take their food with gladness and singleness of Heart’) the same idea is expressed by another phrase-ἀφελότητι καρδίας-the figure suggested being that of a field clear of stony ground (ἀ + φελλεύς)
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This effort to understand humankind biblically is further complicated by the multiplicity of terms such as Heart, soul, spirit, and body, which, while having distinct meaning, are frequently used interchangeably in Scripture. ...
Heart . Its traditional translation "heart" has hidden its meaning, since our present understanding of the term has but little of its biblical meaning. No connection is made in the Old Testament between the Heart and the beating of the pulse. ...
Upon learning of his wife's approach to David, Nabal's Heart dies and became like stone, but he continued to live for ten more days (1 Samuel 25:37-38 ). Obviously this refers to his emotions not to his physical Heart. The whole spectrum of emotions is attributed to the Heartpositive emotions like love, loyalty, joy, comfort and negative ones like grief, envy, anger. ...
Thought functions are also attributed to the Heart where leb [ 2 Chronicles 12:14 ). While "soul" and "spirit" deal with the essence of a human being, "heart" reflects the qualitativethe matter of character. Rational functions are frequently assigned to the Heart (leb [ Proverbs 10:13 ). The "wise Heart" (Psalm 90:12 ) indicates intelligence. ...
The conscience is also associated with the Heart. The cry for a "clean Heart" in Psalm 51:10 is a plea for a pure conscience. ...
Another function of personhoodwillis related to both the Heart (leb [ Proverbs 16:19 ) the emphasis is not only upon understanding, but execution, an activity of the will
Elijah - You may know the Hearts of fathers and mothers to some extent, even among ourselves, by the names they give to their children. And I leave you to judge what kind of a father and mother they must have been who so boldly coined out of Moses, and out of their own Hearts, this magnificent name for their circumcised child. He was a Mount-Sinai of a man, with a Heart like a thunderstorm. That man among ourselves who has the most human nature in him and the most Heart; the most Heart and the most passion in his Heart; the most love and the most hate; the most anger and the most meekness; the most scorn and the most sympathy; the most sunshine and the most melancholy; the most agony in prayer, and the most victorious assurance that, all the time, his prayer is already answered-that man is the likest of us all to the prophet Elijah; that man has Elijah's own mantle fallen upon him. What an ocean of all kinds of passions all our Hearts are; and lashed with what winds without rest. What dark depths of self-love are in all our Hearts. Self-love is a serpent; and, like the famous serpent in Scripture, it swallows up and swells out on all the other serpents of which our Hearts are full. The whole difference between Elijah and Ahab, and between Jezebel and the mother of our Lord was in their Hearts' desires, till their Hearts' desires grew up into all-consuming passions. It touches my Heart; it speaks to my conscience and that because, after all these years of prayer, how seldom it is that we really 'pray in our prayers,' as the apostle tells us that the prophet prayed. What a tempest of fear, and despair, and remorse, and self-accusation, of all indeed that was within Jacob's passionate Heart. His Heart, and all the passions of his Heart, will, in that way, more and more be drawn off the things of this life, and will be directed in upon the great world that is within him, and above him, and before him. The heat of his Heart will begin to burn after heavenly things. This, in time, will turn a Heart of stone into a Heart of flesh. Partly from themselves; partly from the peculiar nature of their work; and partly from the deadly opposition to it in the world, and in the Hearts of their people. In this way Samuel showed Elijah the way to keep his old Heart young to the end, and his spirit quiet, and good, and sweet, and beautiful. For, what was the chariot of Israel to Elijah that day, but Elijah's Heart already in heaven? And what were those horses of fire that day, but all Elijah's passions all harnessed, in all their heaven-bounding strength, to that heavenly chariot? His faith, his fearlessness, his scorn of evil, his prayerfulness, his devotion to Israel and to God
Froward - Frowardly is found in Isaiah 57:17 ‘and he went on frowardly in the way of his Heart
Pitcher - ...
Ecclesiastes 12:6 (c) It may be that this is a symbol of the Heart of an aged person which at one time beat strong and firm but now fails in its task
Pharisee - The modern Pharisee of the present hour is he that prides himself upon the rectitude of his own Heart, and ventures his everlasting welfare upon the merit of his good works before God; or, in a less degree, takes to himself the consolation of being part his own Saviour, and hoping that Christ will make up the deficiency
Asp - Job was considering and meditating in his Heart the things that were bitter, harsh and evil in his life
Hart - This Heart desire of David is expressed in several ways, and by several figures
Grieve - Ephesians 4 ...
GRIEVE, To feel pain of mind or Heart to be in pain on account of an evil to sorrow to mourn
Hardness - Obduracy impenitence confirmed state of wickedness as hardness of Heart
Grief - We feel grief when we have offended or injured a friend, and the consciousness of having offended the Supreme Being, fills the penitent Heart with the most poignant grief
Vinegar - "As vinegar upon nitre [1], so is he that singeth songs to a heavy Heart
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Below is a list of some of the things which are covered by this word:...
Genesis 2:7 The human life...
Genesis 34:8 Human feelings...
Genesis 35:18 The human spirit...
Leviticus 5:2 The person's body...