|New International Version (© 2011)|
The crucible for silver and the furnace for 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.
American Standard Version
The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; But Jehovah trieth 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 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The fining pot is for silver - When silver is mixed, or suspected to be mixed, with base metal, it must be subjected to such a test as the cupel to purify it. And gold also must be purified by the action of the fire. So God tries hearts. He sends afflictions which penetrate the soul, and give a man to see his state, so that he may apply to the spirit of judgment and the spirit of burning, to destroy what cannot stand the fire, to separate and burn up all the dross.
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...
Proverbs 17:3 Parallel CommentariesCrucible Fining Fining-Pot Furnace Gold Heart Hearts Heating-Pot Oven-Fire Pot Refining Silver Tester Tests Trier Tries TriethCrucible Fining Fining-Pot Furnace Gold Heart Hearts Heating-Pot Oven-Fire Pot Refining Silver Tester Tests Trier Tries TriethTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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1 Chronicles 29:17 I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.
Psalm 26:2 Test me, LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;
Psalm 139:23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Proverbs 15:11 Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD-- how much more do human hearts!
Proverbs 17:2 A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son and will share the inheritance as one of the family.
Proverbs 27:21 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but people are tested by their praise.
Jeremiah 17:10 "I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve."