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The heart is full of turnings and windings, nooks and corners

(Jer: 17:9) The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

It is full of turnings and windings, nooks and corners, wiles and sleights. It deceived David, as wise as he was, and tripped up his heels, as the word here used importeth; {#Ps 39:1-3} so it did Peter. {#Joh 13:37,38} Fitly doth the prophet here call our hearts “deceitful,” in that word in the original, from whence Jacob had his name, because our fleshly hearts do the same things to the spirit in doing of good, which Jacob did to his brother—supplant it and catch it by the heel while it is running the Christian race.

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They could not have chosen a worse guide

But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them. Jer. 9:14.

But have walked after the imagination of their own heart. Than the which they could not have chosen a worse guide, since it is evil, “only evil,” and “continually” so:

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. (Gen. 6:5)

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