10 Bible Verses About The Effects of Having An Evil Heart


The heart of the unrepentant person is “is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked, who can know it”- Jeremiah 17:9. Many people are bent on doing those things that are wrong without any concern for others are their own souls. Below are 10 Scriptures on Evil Heart and a short info on them.

Please check out my other article Dealing With People That Have A Wicked and Evil Heart

Their feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood. They pursue evil schemes;   acts of violence mark their ways. The way of peace they do not know; there is no justice in their paths. They have turned them into crooked roads; no one who walks along them will know peace.“- Isaiah 59: 7-8 (NIV)

The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?”– Jeremiah 17:9

Those that give themselves over to do evil, have no concern about doing the things that are righteous.

To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.”– Titus 1:15

Those that have an evil heart is always trying to find the bad in everything, their hearts are set on seeking out the bad

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.” -Matthew 15:8

They will say they love God, may even come to church every week and participate in the services, but the fruit they produce are evil because their hearts are far from God. By their fruits you shall know them.

“For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.”– Matthew 15:19

By nature, our hearts are evil, but those that are determined to live for God allows the Holy Spirit to purify their hearts

“Let his mind be changed from that of a man And let a beast’s mind be given to him, And let seven periods of time pass over him.“- Daniel 4:16

It may seem as if those that have an evil heart are prospering, they may even be prospering now, but their prosperity will not last for long, God will put them down.

“You use your mouth for evil and harness your tongue to deceit.”– Psalm 50:19

Evil hearts are experts at fooling others with their smooth speech and flattering words.

“But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.”– Romans 2:8

They reject feedback, real accountability and make up their own rules to live by, but as the Bible says, if they do not repent, God will reward them with punishment

“Who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.“- Proverbs 2:14-15

They do not struggle against sin or evil, they delight in it, all the while masquerading as someone of noble character. They do not care about who they hurt, but it is all about what they want. They will even hurt those who are closest to them in the pursuit of their goals

They conceive trouble and give birth to evil; their womb fashions deceit.“- Job 15:35

They are experts at doing that which is wrong. They will seek to create confusion and contention wherever they go, twist the facts, lie, anything to accomplish their will.

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Mercy me , I’ve been in a three almost four year relationship with someone who is word for word described from your words above in that article. He has destroyed everything I had and involved my family . He took money from my dementia 85yr old mother recently . He took her off away from us . Took her to church . Go figure! But I felt it. I new something wasn’t right .I feel his evil and sick ways. . And I was right . He actually wanted to take the money and in hopes she would not remember… Read more »


I think that what you have written has some substance. Thank you for sharing. I am wondering did you go through dealing with evil people and where is your heart in this? Do you believe that Jesus died on the cross to save us from sin and the only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ?


You are not going to convince someone that they are evil at heart. However, you can’t be afraid to tell them what the word says.”Romans 3:10-12“None is righteous, no, not one. no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless no one does good, not even one.” You cannot convince someone to be saved. Only God can open their eyes to the truth. In fact, the bible says that people will hate you for your faith. No one wants to hear that even their good works are like filthy rags to God.… Read more »


For many, many years I studied very similar topics, if not this exact same topic. All of my notes were taken. I have no original work. I was branching off and exploring deeper ways of explaining this. Finally, after much time I found that others were studying the details which I was noticing and following. Documenting and attempting to understand. I found it to be known as the Dunning-Kruger Effect. Simply put, when someone does not know something, they DO NOT KNOW that they don’t know it. Weird yes, using one explanation to explain itself. Kind of like when a… Read more »