King James Version
The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.
Darby Bible Translation
The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; but Jehovah trieth the hearts.
World English Bible
The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but Yahweh tests the hearts.
Young's Literal Translation
A refining pot is for silver, and a furnace for gold, And the trier of hearts is Jehovah.
Proverbs 17:3 Parallel
CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.Proverbs 17:3 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryThe Unrivalled Friend
A sermon (No. 899) delivered on Lord's Day morning, November 7th, 1869, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."--Proverbs 17:17. There is one thing about the usefulness of which all men are agreed, namely, friendship; but most men are soon aware that counterfeits of friendship are common as autumn leaves. Few men enjoy from others the highest and truest form of friendship. The friendships of this world are …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Religion a Weariness to the Natural Man.
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
"Thou Shall Keep Him in Perfect Peace, Whose Mind is Stayed on Thee, Because He Trusteth in Thee. "
An Analysis of Augustin's Writings against the Donatists.
An Exhortation to Peace and Unity
The Nature of Justification
1 Chronicles 29:17
I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.
Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.
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.
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