A long time ago I wrote down some verses which speak of God acting upon the wills of people . These verses are in no particular order . And they certainly are not exhaustive . Gen. 20:6 -- The Lord kept king Ablimelech from sinning . Gen. 39:21 -- The Lord granted Joseph favor in the eyes of the prison warden. ( see also Dan.1:9 ) Ex. 4;21 -- I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go . Ex.14:17 -- I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians ... Deut. 2:30 -- The Lord made Sihon king of Heshbon's heart obstinate and spirit stubborn ... Deut.30:16 -- The Lord will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants , so that you may love Him with all your heart and with all your soul and live . Ex. 34:24 ... no one will covet your land ... Joshua 11:20 -- It was the Lord who hardened their hearts to wage war against Israel . Judges 7:22 -- ... The Lord caused the men throughout the camp to turn on each other with their swords . 2 Chron. 10:15 -- The king ( for this turn of events was from the Lord ) did not listen to the people . Ezra 6:22 -- The Lord had changed the attitude of the king of Assyria . Ezra 7:27 -- The Lord put it in the king's heart ... Psalm 105:25 -- The Lord made the hearts of the foes of Israel to hate his people . Is. 6:10 -- make the heart of this people calloused ; make their ears dull and close their eyes ... 1 Thess. 2:11 ... God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie ... Rev. 17:17 -- For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish His purpose ... [ In believers ] Phil. 2;13 -- It is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose . [ KJV rendering ] Psalm 110:3 -- Thy people will be made willing in the day of your power .