A Hardened Heart

This is a subsidiary post of Conditions of the Heart.

Subsidiary post:  Isaiah’s Prophecy of Israel’s Hardened Heart

Contrasting post:  A Listening Heart

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(An asterisk at the beginning of the citation indicates that something in it is synonymous to the idea of a hardened heart.)

Matthew 19:8  –  “Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way.”

Mark 3:5  –  “After looking around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart

Mark 6:51, 52 – “…for they had not gained any insight from the incident of the loaves, but their heart was hardened.”

Mark 8:17  –  “Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet see or understand? Do you have a hardened heart?”

Mark 10:5  –   “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.”

Mark 16:14  –  “He reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen.”

John 12:39, 40, 41 (quoting Isaiah 6:9-10)  –  “…’HE HAS BLINDED THEIR EYES AND HE HARDENED THEIR HEART, SO THAT THEY WOULD NOT SEE WITH THEIR EYES AND PERCEIVE WITH THEIR HEART, AND BE CONVERTED AND I HEAL THEM’…”  –  See note on Isaiah 6:9-10 below.

Acts 19:9  –  “some were becoming hardened and disobedient”

*Romans 2:5  –  “because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart

Rom 9:18 So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires.

Romans 10:21  –  “…’ALL THE DAY LONG I HAVE STRETCHED OUT MY HANDS TO A DISOBEDIENT AND OBSTINATE PEOPLE.'”

Romans 11:7, 8  –  “…those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened…”

Romans 11:25, 26  –  “…a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in…”

2 Corinthians 3:14  –  “But their minds were hardened…”

Ephesians 4:17, 18, 19  –  “So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.

Hebrews 3:7, 8 (quoting Psalm 95:7-8 below)  –  “TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS

Hebrews 3:12-13  –  “Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God.  But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.”

Hebrews 3:15 (quoting Psalm 95:7-8 below)  –  “TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS…”

Hebrews 4:7 (quoting Psalm 95:7-8 below)  –  “…TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS.'”

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Exodus 4:21  –  “…but I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go.”  –  This is the first of many references to the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart.

*Deuteronomy 29:4

Psalm 95:7, 8 (quoted in Hebrews 3:7-8, 15 above)  –  “…Today, if you would hear His voice, do not harden your hearts …”

*Psalm 119:70

Proverbs 28:14  –  “he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.”

*Isaiah 6:9, 10  (quoted in Matthew 13:14-15; Mark 4:12; Luke 8:9-10; John 12:39-41; Acts 28:25-27)  –  John 12:39, 40, 41 is the only one of these that actually has the word “hardened” in it.

*Isaiah 29:10

*Isaiah 43:8

*Jeremiah 13:10, 11  –  “This wicked people, who refuse to listen to My words, who walk in the stubbornness of their hearts…but they did not listen.”

*Ezekiel 11:19  –  “I will take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh”

*Ezekiel 36:26  –  “I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”

*Zechariah 7:11
*Zechariah 7:12  –  “They made their hearts like flint so that they could not hear the law and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets…”

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