1 Thessalonians 5:21
Good News Translation
Put all things to the test: keep what is good

Contemporary English Version
Put everything to the test. Accept what is good

Douay-Rheims Bible
But prove all things: hold fast that which is good.

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But prove all things: hold fast that which is good.

Prove.

Isaiah 8:20 To the law rather, and to the testimony. And if they speak not according to this word, they shall not have the morning light.

Matthew 7:15-20 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. . . .

Mark 7:14-16 And calling again the multitude unto him, he said to them: Hear ye me all and understand. . . .

Luke 12:57 And why, even of yourselves, do you not judge that which is just?

Acts 17:11 Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, who received the word with all eagerness, daily searching the scriptures, whether these things were so.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be reformed in the newness of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and the acceptable and the perfect will of God.

1 Corinthians 2:11,14,15 For what man knoweth the things of a man, but the spirit of a man that is in him? So the things also that are of God, no man knoweth, but the Spirit of God. . . .

1 Corinthians 14:28 But if there be no interpreter, let him hold his peace in the church and speak to himself and to God.

Ephesians 5:10 Proving what is well pleasing to God.

Philippians 1:10 That you may approve the better things: that you may be sincere and without offence unto the day of Christ:

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1 John 4:1 Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits if they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Revelation 2:2 I know thy works and thy labour and thy patience and how thou canst not bear them that are evil. And thou hast tried them who say they are apostles and are not: and hast found them liars:

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Deuteronomy 11:6-9 And to Dathan and Abiron the sons of Eliab, who was the son of Ruben: whom the earth, opening her mouth swallowed up with their households and tents, and all their substance, which they had in the midst of Israel. . . .

Deuteronomy 32:46,47 And he said to them: Set your hearts on all the words, which I testify to you this day: which you shall command your children to observe and to do, and to fulfil all that is written in this law: . . .

Proverbs 3:1,21-24 For they shall add to thee length of days, and years of life, and peace. . . .

Proverbs 4:13 Be not delighted in the paths of the wicked, neither let the way of evil men please thee.

Proverbs 6:21-23 When thou walkest, let them go with thee: when thou sleepest, let them keep thee, and when thou awakest, talk with them. . . .

Proverbs 23:23 Buy truth, and do not sell wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Songs 3:4 When I had a little passed by them, I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him: and I will not let him go, till I bring him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that bore me.

John 8:31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed him: If you continue in my word, you shall be my disciples indeed.

John 15:4 Abide in me: and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in me.

Acts 11:23 Who, when he was come and had seen the grace of God, rejoiced. And he exhorted them all with purpose of heart to continue in the Lord.

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples and exhorting them to continue in the faith: and that through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God.

Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Hating that which is evil, cleaving to that which is good,

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast and unmoveable: always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Philippians 3:16 Nevertheless, whereunto we are come, that we be of the same mind, let us also continue in the same rule.

Philippians 4:8 For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever modest, whatsoever just, whatsoever holy, whatsoever lovely, whatsoever of good fame, if there be any virtue, if any praise of discipline: think on these things.

2 Thessalonians 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast: and hold the traditions, which you have learned, whether by word or by our epistle.

2 Timothy 1:15 Thou knowest this, that all they who are in Asia are turned away from me: of whom are Phigellus and Hermogenes.

2 Timothy 3:6 For of these sort are they who creep into houses and lead captive silly women laden with sins, who are led away with divers desires:

2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith hath done me much evil: the Lord will reward him according to his works:

Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering (for he is faithful that hath promised):

Revelation 2:25 Yet that which you have, hold fast till I come.

Revelation 3:3,11 Have in mind therefore in what manner thou hast received and heard: and observe and do penance: If then thou shalt not watch, I will come to thee as a thief: and thou shalt not know at what hour I will come to thee. . . .

Context
Christian Living
20Despise not prophecies. 21But prove all things: hold fast that which is good. 22From all appearance of evil refrain yourselves.…
Cross References
Romans 12:9
Let love be without dissimulation. Hating that which is evil, cleaving to that which is good,

1 Corinthians 14:29
And let the prophets speak, two or three: and let the rest judge.

Galatians 6:10
Therefore, whilst we have time, let us work good to all men, but especially to those who are of the household of the faith.

1 Thessalonians 5:15
See that none render evil for evil to any man: but ever follow that which is good towards each other and towards all men.

1 Thessalonians 5:22
From all appearance of evil refrain yourselves.

1 John 4:1
Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits if they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Additional Translations
but test all things. Hold fast to what is good.

but test all things. Hold fast to the good.

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

prove all things; hold fast that which is good;

but prove all things, hold fast the right;

prove all things; hold fast that which is good;

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

but test all such, and retain hold of the good.

Test all things, and hold firmly that which is good.

all things prove; that which is good hold fast;
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