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Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy (Proverbs 12:20, NKJV). To get a better sense of the proverb, the NET reads: “Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.” Jeremiah said, “The human mind is more deceitful than anything else. It is incurably bad. Who can understand it?” (17:9, NET) In other words, deceit finds its home in the heart of one who has no interest in the good that resides with God. Deceit is part and parcel of one’s moral compass. RT