About The Word ‘Kardia’


‘kardia’ – pronounced kär-dē’-ä – is a Greek word translated ‘heart’ in the Bible.

‘A good man out of the good treasure of his heart [kardia] brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.’   Mt 12:35

‘He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts [kardia] of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.’   Lk 1:17

‘kardia’ denotes the center of all physical and spiritual life:

1.  the vigor and sense of physical life

2.  the center and seat of spiritual life

a.  the soul or mind, as it is the fountain and seat of the thoughts, passions, desires, appetites, affections, purposes, endeavors

b.  the understanding, the faculty and seat of the intelligence

c.  the will and character

d.  the soul so far as it is affected and stirred in a bad way or good, or of the soul as the seat of the sensibilities, affections, emotions, desires, appetites, passions