Thou hast proved my heart, Thou hast inspected by night, Thou hast tried me, Thou findest nothing; My thoughts pass not over my mouth.
Psalm 17:3 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou hast proved mine heart - Thou well knowest whether there be any evil way in me. Thou hast given me to see many and sore trials; and yet, through thy mercy, I have preserved my integrity both to thee and to my king. Thou hast seen me in my most secret retirements, and knowest whether I have plotted mischief against him who now wishes to take away my life.
Thou hast tried me - צרפתני tseraphtani; Thou hast put me to the test, as they do metals in order to detect their alloy, and to purify them: well expressed by the Vulgate, Igne me examinasti, "Thou hast tried me by fire;" and well paraphrased in my old Psalter, - The examynd me the lykkenyng of the fournas, that purges metal, and imang al this, wykednes es nout funden in me: that es, I am funden clene of syn, and so ryghtwis. - He who is saved from his sin is right wise; he has found the true wisdom.
My mouth shall not transgress - This clause is added to the following verse by the Vulgate and Septuagint: "That my mouth may not speak according to the works of men, I have observed difficult ways because of the words of thy lips." That is, So far from doing any improper action, I have even refrained from all words that might be counted inflammatory or seditious by my adversaries; for I took thy word for the regulation of my conduct, and prescribed to myself the most painful duties, in order that I might, in every respect, avoid what would give offense either to thee or to man. Among the genuine followers of God, plots and civil broils are never found.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Psalm 11:5 The LORD tries the righteous: but the wicked and him that loves violence his soul hates.
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.
Psalm 139:1 O lord, you have searched me, and known me.
Job 23:10 But he knows the way that I take: when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
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 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 Corinthians 4:4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judges me is the Lord.
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...
Psalm 16:7 I will bless the LORD, who has given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
Job 24:14 The murderer rising with the light kills the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.
Hosea 7:6 For they have made ready their heart like an oven, whiles they lie in wait: their baker sleeps all the night...
Micah 2:1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it...
Acts 16:9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia...
Acts 18:9,10 Then spoke the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not your peace...
Psalm 7:4 If I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me; (yes, I have delivered him that without cause is my enemy:)
Psalm 44:17-21 All this is come on us; yet have we not forgotten you, neither have we dealt falsely in your covenant...
1 Samuel 24:10,12 Behold, this day your eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered you to day into my hand in the cave: and some bade me kill you...
1 Samuel 26:11,23 The LORD forbid that I should stretch forth my hand against the LORD's anointed: but, I pray you...
2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom...
Psalm 39:1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.
Psalm 119:106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep your righteous judgments.
Proverbs 13:3 He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
Acts 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all...
James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
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