ESV - 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
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I would say that only faith in Christ (with the subsequent forgiveness of sin by God and -- especially -- the indwelling and regeneration by the Holy Spirit that results from such faith) can cause the "natural" human "heart" (that is, a person's will and thoughts) -- no matter how "good" they might be judged to be by earthly standards -- to be regarded from God's holy perspective as anything (as stated in Isaiah 64:6) other than "filthy rags" (which I understand was a reference to the material that a woman used at that time to absorb her monthly menstrual flow)..
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