Proverbs 17:3
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English Standard Version
The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the LORD tests hearts.

King James Bible
The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.

American Standard Version
The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; But Jehovah trieth the hearts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As silver is tried by fire, and gold in the furnace: so the Lord trieth the hearts.

English Revised Version
The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.

Webster's Bible Translation
The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

30 He who shutteth his eyes to devise falsehood;

     He who biteth his lips bringeth evil to pass.

A physiognomical Caveto. The ἁπ. λεγ. עצה is connected with עצם, Isaiah 33:15 (Arab. transp. ghamḍ), comprimere, formed from it. Regarding קרץ of lips or eyes, vid., p. 144; the biting of the lips is the action of the deceitful, and denotes scorn, malice, knavery. The perf. denotes that he who is seen doing this has some evil as good as accomplished, for he is inwardly ready for it; Hitzig suitably compares 1 Samuel 20:7, 1 Samuel 20:33. Our editions (also Lwenstein) have כּלּה, but the Masora (vid., Mas. finalis, p. 1) numbers the word among those which terminate in א, and always writes כּלּא.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 27:21 As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

Psalm 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

Psalm 66:10 For you, O God, have proved us: you have tried us, as silver is tried.

Isaiah 48:10 Behold, I have refined you, but not with silver; I have chosen you in the furnace of affliction.

Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried...

Malachi 3:2,3 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap...

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire...

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searches the reins and hearts...

Cross References
1 Chronicles 29:17
I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you.

Psalm 26:2
Prove me, O LORD, and try me; test my heart and my mind.

Psalm 139:23
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!

Proverbs 15:11
Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD; how much more the hearts of the children of man!

Proverbs 17:2
A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.

Proverbs 27:21
The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and a man is tested by his praise.

Jeremiah 17:10
"I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds."

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