I was not able to find this information anywhere, so am positing the question here. Thank you in advance.


Just checking a non-vowelized page of Chumash like mechon-mamre and doing Ctrl+F, we get Genesis 6:5

וירא ה', כי רבה רעת האדם בארץ, וכל-יצר מחשבת לבו, רק רע כל-היום

God saw that ... all the plans of man's heart were constantly bad.

Of course that's conjugated "libo", "his heart." If you want just "lev", fast-forward to the end of the Flood story, 8:21:

כי יצר לב האדם רע מנעריו

The inclination of man's heart his evil from his youth

Afraid those may not be the uplifting ones you had in mind ... but early Genesis has a lot of human failure ...

  • Thank you. I did try Mechon-Memre but for some odd reason the browser was alerting me to coding errors. Ironically. Re; Ki Yatzar Lev Ha-Adam Ra Meneurav - I read this to mean He CREATED man's heart to be evil from the (point) of his youth. This, perhaps to give us the starting point of return via discernment. Todah rabbah :) – Adama Tova Apr 19 at 8:16
  • @AdamaTova vowelization -- it's yetzer = "nature", not yatzar. – Shalom Apr 19 at 11:24
  • One could find this information in the concordance about any word. – interested Apr 19 at 15:09
  • One could read YATZAR and also to read YETZER. @Shalom. And if not, why? – Adama Tova Apr 20 at 7:43

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