International Standard Bible EncyclopediaPROVE
proov (bachan, nacah; dokimazo, peirazo): Means (1) to test or try; (2) to establish, demonstrate; (3) to find by experience. It is for the most part in the first (original) sense that the word is found in Scripture. In the Old Testament it is most frequently the translation of nacah, primarily "to lift," hence, to weigh (Genesis 42:15, 16, etc.). God is said to "prove" His people, i.e. to test or try them for their good (Genesis 22:1 Exodus 15:25 Deuteronomy 8:16, etc.). The Psalmist prays that God may prove him (Psalm 26:2). The word is frequently rendered "tempt." See TEMPT. The word bachan, primarily "to try by heat," has a similar meaning (Psalm 17:3, the heart, like metal, purified from dross; compare Job 23:10 Psalm 7:9 Malachi 3:2, etc.). In the New Testament the word most frequently rendered "prove" (sometimes "try") is dokimazo (Luke 14:19 Romans 12:2 2 Corinthians 8:8, 22; 2 Corinthians 13:5 Ephesians 5:10 1 Thessalonians 5:21). Peirazo, "to tempt," "to prove," used in both a good and a bad sense, frequently translated "tempt" (which see), is rendered "prove" in John 6:6, "This he said to prove him." Both Greek words occur frequently in Apocrypha (Wisdom and Ecclesiasticus). the Revised Version (British and American) has "prove" for "tempt" (Genesis 22:1); for, "make" (Job 24:25 Galatians 2:18); for "manifest" (Ecclesiastes 3:18); for "examine" (1 Corinthians 11:28); for "try" (1 Corinthians 3:13 1 John 4:1), etc.
Greek1925. epideiknumi -- to show, to prove
... to show, to prove. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: epideiknumi Phonetic Spelling:
(ep-ee-dike'-noo-mee) Short Definition: I show, prove Definition: I show ...
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1731. endeiknumi -- to indicate (by word or act), to prove
4921. sunistemi and sunistano -- to commend, establish, stand near ...
4822. sumbibazo -- to join together, hence to consider, by ext. to ...
1381. dokimazo -- to test, by impl. to approve
3936. paristemi -- to place beside, to present, stand by, appear
4617. siniazo -- to sift
584. apodeiknumi -- to bring out, show forth, declare
1246. diakatelegchomai -- to confute completely
1381a. dokimazo -- to test, by impl. to approve
Strong's Hebrew3198. yakach -- to decide, adjudge, prove
... 3197, 3198. yakach. 3199 . to decide, adjudge, prove. Transliteration: yakach
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-kahh') Short Definition: reprove. Word Origin a prim. ...
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239. azan -- to weigh, test, prove
974. bachan -- to examine, try
5254. nasah -- to test, try
6140. aqash -- to twist
3576. kazab -- to lie, be a liar
6942. qadash -- to be set apart or consecrated
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (v. t.) To try or to ascertain by an experiment, or by a test or standard; to test; as, to prove the strength of gunpowder or of ordnance; to prove the contents of a vessel by a standard measure.
2. (v. t.) To evince, establish, or ascertain, as truth, reality, or fact, by argument, testimony, or other evidence.
3. (v. t.) To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of; to verify; as, to prove a will.
4. (v. t.) To gain experience of the good or evil of; to know by trial; to experience; to suffer.
5. (v. t.) To test, evince, ascertain, or verify, as the correctness of any operation or result; thus, in subtraction, if the difference between two numbers, added to the lesser number, makes a sum equal to the greater, the correctness of the subtraction is proved.
6. (v. t.) To take a trial impression of; to take a proof of; as, to prove a page.
7. (v. i.) To make trial; to essay.
8. (v. i.) To be found by experience, trial, or result; to turn out to be; as, a medicine proves salutary; the report proves false.
ThesaurusProve (83 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To try or to ascertain by an experiment, or by a test or standard; to test;
as, to prove the strength of gunpowder or of ordnance; to prove the ...
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Justify (19 Occurrences)
Convict (12 Occurrences)
Tempt (18 Occurrences)
Approve (14 Occurrences)
Attitudes (1 Occurrence)
Proved (49 Occurrences)
Try (84 Occurrences)
Temptation (22 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceProve (83 Occurrences)
Matthew 3:8 Therefore let your lives prove your change of heart;
Matthew 9:6 But, to prove to you that the Son of Man has authority on earth to pardon sins" --He then says to the paralytic, "Rise, and take up your bed and go home."
Matthew 10:16 "Remember it is I who am sending you out, as sheep into the midst of wolves; prove yourselves as sagacious as serpents, and as innocent as doves.
Matthew 26:68 while they taunted Him, saying, "Christ, prove yourself a Prophet by telling us who it was that struck you."
Mark 14:65 Thereupon some began to spit on Him, and to blindfold Him, while striking Him with their fists and crying, "Prove that you are a prophet." The officers too struck Him with open hands as they took Him in charge.
Luke 3:8 Live lives which shall prove your change of heart; and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our forefather,' for I tell you that God can raise up descendants for Abraham from these stones.
Luke 5:24 But to prove to you that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" --Turning to the paralytic He said, "I bid you, Rise, take up your bed, and go home."
Luke 14:19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
Luke 22:64 or blindfolded Him, and then challenged Him. "Prove to us," they said, "that you are a prophet, by telling us who it was that struck you."
John 2:18 The Jews therefore answered him, "What sign do you show us, seeing that you do these things?"
John 6:6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.
John 15:8 "In this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; and so you will be my disciples.
Acts 24:13 Nor can they prove to you the things of which they now accuse me.
Acts 25:7 When he had come, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing against him many and grievous charges which they could not prove,
Acts 26:19 "Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision,
Acts 26:20 but declared first to them of Damascus, at Jerusalem, and throughout all the country of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance. a perverse and crooked generation.
Romans 3:4 No, indeed; let us hold God to be true, though every man should prove to be false. As it stands written, "That Thou mayest be shown to be just in the sentence Thou pronouncest, and gain Thy cause when Thou contendest."
Romans 3:26 to demonstrate his righteousness at this present time; that he might himself be just, and the justifier of him who has faith in Jesus.
Romans 12:2 Don't be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.
Romans 15:31 that I may be delivered from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints;
1 Corinthians 3:13 each man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire itself shall prove each man's work of what sort it is.
1 Corinthians 4:2 Here, moreover, it is required of stewards, that they be found faithful.
1 Corinthians 8:9 But take care lest this liberty of yours should prove a hindrance to the progress of weak believers.
1 Corinthians 11:28 But let a man prove himself, and so let him eat of the bread, and drink of the cup.
1 Corinthians 14:20 Brethren, do not prove yourselves to be children in your minds. As regards evil, indeed, be utter babes, but as regards your minds prove yourselves to be men of ripe years.
1 Corinthians 15:10 But what I am I am by the grace of God, and His grace bestowed upon me did not prove ineffectual. But I labored more strenuously than all the rest--yet it was not I, but God's grace working with me.
2 Corinthians 8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
2 Corinthians 9:3 But I have sent the brothers that our boasting on your behalf may not be in vain in this respect, that, just as I said, you may be prepared,
2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
Galatians 2:18 For if I build up again those things which I destroyed, I prove myself a law-breaker.
Galatians 6:4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
Ephesians 5:17 On this account do not prove yourselves wanting in sense, but try to understand what the Lord's will is.
Philippians 2:15 so that you may always prove yourselves to be blameless and spotless--irreproachable children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you are seen as heavenly lights in the world,
1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
1 Timothy 3:10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
1 Timothy 5:4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let these learn first to show piety towards their own homes and to prove their gratitude to their parents; for this is well pleasing in the sight of God.
2 Timothy 2:13 "And even if *our* faith fails, He remains true--He cannot prove false to Himself."
Hebrews 3:9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
Hebrews 6:18 He added an oath, in order that, through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for Him to prove false, we may possess mighty encouragement--we who, for safety, have hastened to lay hold of the hope set before us.
Hebrews 9:16 For where a last will and testament is, there must of necessity be the death of him who made it.
James 1:22 But prove yourselves obedient to the Message, and do not be mere hearers of it, imposing a delusion upon yourselves.
James 2:18 Nay, some one will say, "You have faith, I have actions: prove to me your faith apart from corresponding actions and I will prove mine to you by my actions.
James 3:13 Which of you is a wise and well-instructed man? Let him prove it by a right life with conduct guided by a wisely teachable spirit.
1 Peter 3:13 Now who is he who will harm you, if you become imitators of that which is good?
1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened unto you:
1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Genesis 22:1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did prove Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham. And he said, Here am I.
Genesis 44:16 Judah said, "What will we tell my lord? What will we speak? Or how will we clear ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of your servants. Behold, we are my lord's bondservants, both we, and he also in whose hand the cup is found."
Exodus 7:9 "When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying,'Perform a miracle!' then you shall tell Aaron,'Take your rod, and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it become a serpent.'"
Exodus 16:4 Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.
Exodus 20:20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
Deuteronomy 8:2 You shall remember all the way which Yahweh your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, to prove you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments, or not.
Deuteronomy 8:16 who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers didn't know; that he might humble you, and that he might prove you, to do you good at your latter end:
Deuteronomy 33:8 Of Levi he said, "Your Thummim and your Urim are with your godly one, whom you proved at Massah, with whom you strove at the waters of Meribah;
Judges 2:22 that by them I may prove Israel, whether they will keep the way of Yahweh to walk therein, as their fathers did keep it, or not."
Judges 3:1 Now these are the nations which Yahweh left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;
Judges 3:4 They were left, to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would listen to the commandments of Yahweh, which he commanded their fathers by Moses.
Judges 6:39 And Gideon said unto God, Let not thine anger be hot against me, and I will speak but this once: let me prove, I pray thee, but this once with the fleece; let it now be dry only upon the fleece, and upon all the ground let there be dew.
2 Samuel 10:12 Be of good courage, and let us play the man for ou people, and for the cities of our God: and Jehovah do that which seemeth him good.
1 Kings 1:52 Solomon said, "If he shows himself a worthy man, there shall not a hair of him fall to the earth; but if wickedness be found in him, he shall die."
1 Kings 10:1 When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of Yahweh, she came to prove him with hard questions.
1 Chronicles 19:13 Be of good courage, and let us play the man for our people, and for the cities of our God: and Jehovah do that which seemeth him good.
2 Chronicles 9:1 When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great train, and camels that bore spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she talked with him of all that was in her heart.
Ezra 2:59 These were those who went up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer; but they could not show their fathers' houses, and their seed, whether they were of Israel:
Nehemiah 7:61 These were those who went up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer; but they could not show their fathers' houses, nor their seed, whether they were of Israel:
Job 6:25 How forcible are words of uprightness! But your reproof, what does it reprove?
Job 9:20 Though I am righteous, my own mouth shall condemn me. Though I am blameless, it shall prove me perverse.
Job 19:5 If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and prove against me my reproach,
Job 24:25 If it isn't so now, who will prove me a liar, and make my speech worth nothing?"
Psalms 26:2 Examine me, Yahweh, and prove me. Try my heart and my mind.
Psalms 139:23 Search me, O ?God, and know my heart; prove me, and know my thoughts;
Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man proves to be a snare, but whoever puts his trust in Yahweh is kept safe.
Proverbs 30:6 Don't you add to his words, lest he reprove you, and you be found a liar.
Ecclesiastes 2:1 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 3:18 I said in my heart, 'It is' because of the sons of men, that God may prove them, and that they may see that they themselves are 'but as' beasts.
Isaiah 42:13 Jehovah will go forth as a mighty man; he will stir up his zeal like a man of war: he will cry, yea, he will shout aloud; he will do mightily against his enemies.
Isaiah 43:9 Let all the nations come together, and let the peoples be present: who among them is able to make this clear, and give us word of earlier things? let their witnesses come forward, so that they may be seen to be true, and that they may give ear, and say, It is true.
Jeremiah 17:11 Like the partridge, getting eggs together but not producing young, is a man who gets wealth but not by right; before half his days are ended, it will go from him, and at his end he will be foolish.
Ezekiel 20:41 As a pleasant aroma will I accept you, when I bring you out from the peoples, and gather you out of the countries in which you have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you in the sight of the nations.
Ezekiel 36:23 And I have sanctified My great name, That is profaned among nations, That ye have polluted in your midst, And known have the nations that I 'am' Jehovah, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah, In My being sanctified in you before your eyes.
Daniel 1:12 Prove your servants, I beg you, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.
Micah 1:14 Therefore you will give a parting gift to Moresheth Gath. The houses of Achzib will be a deceitful thing to the kings of Israel.
Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for the appointed time, and it hurries toward the end, and won't prove false. Though it takes time, wait for it; because it will surely come. It won't delay.
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