53+ Bible Verses About Protecting and Guarding Your Heart

Shaun Connell.
Last updated
October 3, 2023

In the journey of life, it's crucial to guard your heart with utmost care and diligence. Guarding your heart is an essential aspect of Christian living, setting the tone for your actions, feelings, and relationships. As you immerse yourself in the following verses, seek wisdom and understanding from the Holy Spirit to effectively apply these truths to your life.

Ready your spirit as you embark on this exploration of 56 Bible verses and 7 enriching Christian quotes. The scriptures, carefully selected from the King James Version (KJV), are arranged by relevance within various subtopics to ease your navigation and absorption. Be assured, that this comprehensive guide provides an all-encompassing view into protecting and guarding your heart. Let's journey together for a comprehensive understanding. Your soul will surely be refreshed and fortified as you delve into the depths of God’s Word.

Understanding the Heart

"Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."

- Proverbs 4:23 (KJV)

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?"

- Jeremiah 17:9 (KJV)

"A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things."

- Matthew 12:35 (KJV)

"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee."

- Proverbs 23:7 (KJV)

"A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh."

- Ezekiel 36:26 (KJV)

"Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee."

- Psalm 119:11 (KJV)

"The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things."

- Proverbs 15:28 (KJV)

The Importance of Guarding Your Heart

"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

- Matthew 6:21 (KJV)

"With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments."

- Psalm 119:10 (KJV)

"The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts."

- Psalm 10:4 (KJV)

"And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine."

- Luke 15:31 (KJV)

"Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind."

- Matthew 22:37 (KJV)

"He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered."

- Proverbs 28:26 (KJV)

"My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways."

- Proverbs 23:26 (KJV)

The Heart and the Word of God

"But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night."

- Psalm 1:2 (KJV)

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."

- Psalm 119:105 (KJV)

"The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes."

- Psalm 19:8 (KJV)

"O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day."

- Psalm 119:97 (KJV)

"This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success."

- Joshua 1:8 (KJV)

"But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop."

- Luke 8:15 (KJV)

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."

- Colossians 3:16 (KJV)

The Heart and Our Relationships

"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."

- John 13:34 (KJV)

"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God."

- 1 John 4:7 (KJV)

"And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins."

- 1 Peter 4:8 (KJV)

"Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins."

- Proverbs 10:12 (KJV)

"And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

- Ephesians 4:32 (KJV)

"By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."

- John 13:35 (KJV)

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,"

- Galatians 5:22 (KJV)

The Heart in Times of Adversity

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

- John 14:27 (KJV)

"Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."

- Deuteronomy 31:6 (KJV)

"The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

- Psalm 27:1 (KJV)

"Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD."

- Psalm 27:14 (KJV)

"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."

- 2 Corinthians 12:9 (KJV)

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

- John 16:33 (KJV)

"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."

- Isaiah 41:10 (KJV)

The Heart and Obedience to God

"And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might."

- Deuteronomy 6:5 (KJV)

"But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul."

- Deuteronomy 4:29 (KJV)

"And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,"

- Deuteronomy 10:12 (KJV)

"I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works."

- Psalm 9:1 (KJV)

"Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:"

- Proverbs 3:3 (KJV)

"My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine."

- Proverbs 23:15 (KJV)

"And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself."

- Luke 10:27 (KJV)

The Heart and Prayer

"And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses."

- Mark 11:25 (KJV)

"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."

- Matthew 21:22 (KJV)

"Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."

- James 5:16 (KJV)

"Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;"

- Romans 12:12 (KJV)

"But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly."

- Matthew 6:6 (KJV)

"Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens."

- Lamentations 3:41 (KJV)

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

- 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)

The Heart and Wisdom

"Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth."

- Proverbs 4:5 (KJV)

"For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding."

- Proverbs 2:6 (KJV)

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction."

- Proverbs 1:7 (KJV)

"How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!"

- Proverbs 16:16 (KJV)

"He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good."

- Proverbs 19:8 (KJV)

"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding."

- Proverbs 4:7 (KJV)

"Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding."

- Proverbs 3:13 (KJV)

Christian Quotes

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."

- Helen Keller

"A man's heart away from nature becomes hard."

- Standing Bear

"You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you."

- Brian Tracy

"You change your life by changing your heart."

- Max Lucado

"The measure of a man's greatness is not the number of servants he has, but the number of people he serves."

- John Hagee

"Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life."

- Proverbs 4:23 (NLT), popular Christian saying

"God's plans for your life far exceed the circumstances of your day."

- Louie Giglio


Guarding your heart is central to your spiritual, emotional, and mental well-being. Understanding the biblical insights and Christian teachings about the heart aids in aligning oneself closer to God’s will and purpose. Protecting the heart is about preserving purity, embracing wisdom, and holding steadfast in faith and love.

"Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."

- Proverbs 4:23 (KJV)

"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh."

- Luke 6:45 (KJV)

"The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles."

- Psalm 34:17 (KJV)

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Written By:

Shaun Connell

Shaun Connell is a passionate Christian businessman and investor who lives in Texas. Shaun is a Reformed Baptist who believes that the Word of God should be used in every area of life.

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