(Proverbs 17:20 KJV) He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
What is a “froward” (crooked NASB) (6141) “heart” (mind NASB) (3820) ? It is still in the dictionary but most of us will need to look at the modern translations.
Do you remember the nursery rhyme and song about the crooked man? I Googled it and the version I remember was nowhere. But on Wikipedia there was an interesting note. It was labeled “Cultural references.” It had a list of places the concept was used. Strangely, or not so strange, it had no mention of the book of Proverbs where it is a common concept.
The Bible teaches that people have a “crooked” (6141) “mind” (3820), or “froward heart.” Our orientation is toward “evil” (7463a). We all start out that way. We are sinners. Some respond to the call of God and His grace straightens us out.
So? Make sure that you have been straightened out. You can’t do it. Education can’t do it. Therapy can’t do it. Only the grace of God can unkink us. Got crooks?