New Living Translation
Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the LORD tests the heart.
King James Bible
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.
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LibraryCæsarius of Arles.
He was born in the district of Chalons-sur-Saone, A. D. 470. He seems to have been early awakened, by a pious education, to vital Christianity. When he was between seven and eight years old, it would often happen that he would give a portion of his clothes to the poor whom he met, and would say, when he came home, that he had been, constrained to do so. When yet a youth, he entered the celebrated convent on the island of Lerins, (Lerina,) in Provence, from which a spirit of deep and practical piety …
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity Paul's Thanks and Prayers for Churches.
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
1 Chronicles 29:17
I know, my God, that you examine our hearts and rejoice when you find integrity there. You know I have done all this with good motives, and I have watched your people offer their gifts willingly and joyously.
Put me on trial, LORD, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Even Death and Destruction hold no secrets from the LORD. How much more does he know the human heart!
A wise servant will rule over the master's disgraceful son and will share the inheritance of the master's children.
Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but a person is tested by being praised.
But I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve."
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