Jeremiah 17:10
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New International Version
"I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve."

New Living Translation
But I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve."

English Standard Version
“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.”

New American Standard Bible
"I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I, Yahweh, examine the mind, I test the heart to give to each according to his way, according to what his actions deserve.

International Standard Version
I am the LORD who searches the heart, who tests the inner depths to give to each person according to what he deserves, according to the fruit of his deeds.

NET Bible
I, the LORD, probe into people's minds. I examine people's hearts. I deal with each person according to how he has behaved. I give them what they deserve based on what they have done.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I, the LORD, search minds and test hearts. I will reward each person for what he has done. I will reward him for the results of his actions.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I the LORD search the heart; I try the kidneys, even to give each man according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings.

King James 2000 Bible
I the LORD search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
I, Jehovah, search the mind, I try the heart, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am the Lord who search the heart and prove the reins: who give to every one according to his way, and according to the fruit of his devices.

Darby Bible Translation
I Jehovah search the heart, I try the reins, even to give each one according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.

English Revised Version
I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
I, Yahweh, search the mind, I try the heart, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.

Young's Literal Translation
I Jehovah do search the heart, try the reins, Even to give to each according to his way, According to the fruit of his doings.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

17:5-11 He who puts confidence in man, shall be like the heath in a desert, a naked tree, a sorry shrub, the product of barren ground, useless and worthless. Those who trust to their own righteousness and strength, and think they can do without Christ, make flesh their arm, and their souls cannot prosper in graces or comforts. Those who make God their Hope, shall flourish like a tree always green, whose leaf does not wither. They shall be fixed in peace and satisfaction of mind; they shall not be anxious in a year of drought. Those who make God their Hope, have enough in him to make up the want of all creature-comforts. They shall not cease from yielding fruit in holiness and good works. The heart, the conscience of man, in his corrupt and fallen state, is deceitful above all things. It calls evil good, and good evil; and cries peace to those to whom it does not belong. Herein the heart is desperately wicked; it is deadly, it is desperate. The case is bad indeed, if the conscience, which should set right the errors of other faculties, is a leader in the delusion. We cannot know our own hearts, nor what they will do in an hour of temptation. Who can understand his errors? Much less can we know the hearts of others, or depend upon them. He that believes God's testimony in this matter, and learns to watch his own heart, will find this is a correct, though a sad picture, and learns many lessons to direct his conduct. But much in our own hearts and in the hearts of others, will remain unknown. Yet whatever wickedness there is in the heart, God sees it. Men may be imposed upon, but God cannot be deceived. He that gets riches, and not by right, though he may make them his hope, never shall have joy of them. This shows what vexation it is to a worldly man at death, that he must leave his riches behind; but though the wealth will not follow to another world, guilt will, and everlasting torment. The rich man takes pains to get an estate, and sits brooding upon it, but never has any satisfaction in it; by sinful courses it comes to nothing. Let us be wise in time; what we get, let us get it honestly; and what we have, use it charitably, that we may be wise for eternity.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I the Lord search the heart,.... The inward parts of it, every room and corner in it; and know the thoughts of it; all its intents, purposes, designs, contrivances, and imaginations; all the secret motions of it, and the wickedness that is in it; so that this is an answer to the question in the preceding verse; and therefore, though the heart is deceitful, it cannot deceive him, because he judges not according to outward appearance; he sees and knows the heart; and none but the Lord, or he who is Jehovah, can so search the heart as thus to know it; wherefore, since Christ is said to search the reins and the heart, and to know the thoughts of men, and to be a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart, he must be Jehovah, and the true God, Revelation 2:23,

I try the reins; the most inward and remote parts, covered with fat, and out of sight: these are the seat of the affections; and the Lord tries these, whether they are towards him or not; and whether sincere or hypocritical; Christ the omniscient God knew Peter's love to him, and the sincerity of it; for which he appeals to him as such, John 21:17,

even to give every man accordions to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings; to do which it is necessary to search the heart, and try the reins, the fountain of all actions; and in which the principles of them are, and according to which they are denominated and judged of: in the future judgment every secret thing will be brought into account; the counsels of the heart will be made manifest; the book of conscience will be opened; and out of it, as well as other books, men will be judged according to their ways and works; and therefore it is requisite that the Judge should be the Lord God omniscient, the searcher and trier of the hearts and reins, as Christ is.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10. Lest any should infer from Jer 17:9, "who can know it?" that even the Lord does not know, and therefore cannot punish, the hidden treachery of the heart, He says, "I the Lord search the heart," &c. (1Ch 28:9; Ps 7:9; Pr 17:3; Re 2:23).

even to give—and that in order that I may give (Jer 32:19).

Jeremiah 17:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Sin and Punishment of Judah
9"The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it? 10"I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds. 11"As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid, So is he who makes a fortune, but unjustly; In the midst of his days it will forsake him, And in the end he will be a fool."
Cross References
Matthew 6:4
so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Acts 1:24
Then they prayed, "Lord, you know everyone's heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen

Romans 2:6
God "will repay each person according to what they have done."

Romans 8:27
And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God's people in accordance with the will of God.

Revelation 2:23
I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.

Revelation 22:12
"Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.

1 Kings 8:39
then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive and act; deal with everyone according to all they do, since you know their hearts (for you alone know every human heart),

1 Chronicles 28:9
"And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.

Psalm 44:21
would not God have discovered it, since he knows the secrets of the heart?

Psalm 139:23
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

Proverbs 17:3
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart.

Ecclesiastes 9:3
This is the evil in everything that happens under the sun: The same destiny overtakes all. The hearts of people, moreover, are full of evil and there is madness in their hearts while they live, and afterward they join the dead.

Isaiah 59:18
According to what they have done, so will he repay wrath to his enemies and retribution to his foes; he will repay the islands their due.

Jeremiah 11:20
But you, LORD Almighty, who judge righteously and test the heart and mind, let me see your vengeance on them, for to you I have committed my cause.

Jeremiah 12:13
They will sow wheat but reap thorns; they will wear themselves out but gain nothing. They will bear the shame of their harvest because of the LORD's fierce anger."

Jeremiah 20:12
LORD Almighty, you who examine the righteous and probe the heart and mind, let me see your vengeance on them, for to you I have committed my cause.

Jeremiah 21:14
I will punish you as your deeds deserve, declares the LORD. I will kindle a fire in your forests that will consume everything around you.'"

Jeremiah 32:19
great are your purposes and mighty are your deeds. Your eyes are open to the ways of all mankind; you reward each person according to their conduct and as their deeds deserve.

Ezekiel 11:5
Then the Spirit of the LORD came on me, and he told me to say: "This is what the LORD says: That is what you are saying, you leaders in Israel, but I know what is going through your mind.

Ezekiel 14:5
I will do this to recapture the hearts of the people of Israel, who have all deserted me for their idols.'
Treasury of Scripture

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.

the Lord.

Jeremiah 11:20 But, O LORD of hosts, that judge righteously, that try the reins …

Jeremiah 20:12 But, O LORD of hosts, that try the righteous, and see the reins and …

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the …

1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve …

1 Chronicles 29:17 I know also, my God, that you try the heart, and have pleasure in …

2 Chronicles 6:30 Then hear you from heaven your dwelling place, and forgive, and render …

Psalm 7:9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish …

Psalm 139:1,2,23,24 O lord, you have searched me, and known me…

Proverbs 17:3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD …

John 2:25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

Romans 8:27 And he that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit…

Hebrews 4:12,13 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any …

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall …

even.

Jeremiah 32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for your eyes are open on all …

Psalm 62:12 Also to you, O Lord, belongs mercy: for you render to every man according …

Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his …

Romans 2:6-8 Who will render to every man according to his deeds…

Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books …

Revelation 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every …

fruit.

Jeremiah 21:14 But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings, said …

Jeremiah 32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for your eyes are open on all …

Isaiah 3:10,11 Say you to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they …

Micah 7:13 Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate because of them that dwell …

Romans 6:21 What fruit had you then in those things whereof you are now ashamed? …

Galatians 6:7,8 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that …

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