Let my heart
A form of H3824
; the heart
; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre
A primitive root (compare H1933
); to exist
, that is, be
, come to pass
(always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
(literally, figuratively or morally); also (as noun) integrity
in thy statutes;
; an enactment
; hence an appointment
(of time, space, quantity, labor or usage).
; properly heed
, that is, purpose
; used only adverbially, on account of
(as a motive or an aim), teleologically in order that
I be not
; a primitive particle; not
(the simple or abstract negation); by implication no
; often used with other particles.
A primitive root; properly to pale
, that is, by implication to be ashamed
; also (by implication) to be disappointed
, or delayed
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
_ _ Let my ... be sound that is, perfect, sincere.
_ _ ashamed disappointed in my hope of salvation.
_ _ Here is, 1. David's prayer for sincerity, that his heart might be brought to God's statutes, and that it might be sound in them, not rotten and deceitful, that he might not rest in the form of godliness, but be acquainted with the subject to the power of it, that he might be hearty and constant in religion, and that his soul might be in health. 2. His dread of the consequences of hypocrisy: That I be not ashamed. Shame is the portion of hypocrites, either here, if it be repented of, or hereafter, if it be not: “Let my heart be sound, that I fall not into scandalous sin, that I fall not quite off from the ways of God, and so shame myself. Let my heart be sound, that I may come boldly to the throne of grace, and may lift up my face without spot at the great day.”
Sound That I may love and obey them sincerely, constantly, and universally.
Psalms 25:21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
Psalms 32:2 Blessed [is] the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit [there is] no guile.
Deuteronomy 26:16 This day the LORD thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
2 Chronicles 12:14 And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.
2 Chronicles 15:17 But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.
2 Chronicles 25:2 And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.
2 Chronicles 31:20-21 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and wrought [that which was] good and right and truth before the LORD his God. ... And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did [it] with all his heart, and prospered.
Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of life.
Ezekiel 11:9 And I will bring you out of the midst thereof, and deliver you into the hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among you.
John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
- that I be:
Psalms 119:6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
Psalms 25:2-3 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. ... Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.
1 John 2:28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
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