My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the meditation of my heart will give you understanding.
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.
[ Psalm 53 ] For the director of music. According to mahalath. A maskil of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
A person may think their own ways are right, but the LORD weighs the heart.
I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.
God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us.
“This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”
Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by eating ceremonial foods, which is of no benefit to those who do so.
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.