Psalm 17:3
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New International Version
Though you probe my heart, though you examine me at night and test me, you will find that I have planned no evil; my mouth has not transgressed.

New Living Translation
You have tested my thoughts and examined my heart in the night. You have scrutinized me and found nothing wrong. I am determined not to sin in what I say.

English Standard Version
You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night, you have tested me, and you will find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.

New American Standard Bible
You have tried my heart; You have visited me by night; You have tested me and You find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.

King James Bible
Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have tested my heart; You have examined me at night. You have tried me and found nothing evil; I have determined that my mouth will not sin.

International Standard Version
When you probe my heart, and examine me at night; when you refine me, you will find nothing wrong, for I have determined that I will not transgress with my mouth.

NET Bible
You have scrutinized my inner motives; you have examined me during the night. You have carefully evaluated me, but you find no sin. I am determined I will say nothing sinful.

New Heart English Bible
You have proved my heart. You have visited me in the night. You have tried me, and found nothing. I have resolved that my mouth shall not disobey.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have proven my heart and you visited me in the night and you have tested me and have not found evil in me and the works of the children of men have not passed my lips.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have probed my heart. You have confronted me at night. You have tested me like silver, but you found nothing wrong. I have determined that my mouth will not sin.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou hast tried my heart, Thou hast visited it in the night; Thou hast tested me, and Thou findest not That I had a thought which should not pass my mouth.

New American Standard 1977
Thou hast tried my heart;
            Thou hast visited me by night;
            Thou hast tested me and dost find nothing;
            I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou hast proved my heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast refined me and hast found no iniquity; that which I thought did not pass through my mouth.

King James 2000 Bible
You have proved my heart; you have visited me in the night; you have tested me, and shall find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

American King James Version
You have proved my heart; you have visited me in the night; you have tried me, and shall find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

American Standard Version
Thou hast proved my heart; thou hast visited me in the night; Thou hast tried me, and findest nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast proved my heart, and visited it by night, thou hast tried me by fire: and iniquity hath not been found in me.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast proved my heart, thou hast visited me by night; thou hast tried me, thou hast found nothing: my thought goeth not beyond my word.

English Revised Version
Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and findest nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou hast proved my heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

World English Bible
You have proved my heart. You have visited me in the night. You have tried me, and found nothing. I have resolved that my mouth shall not disobey.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast proved my heart, Thou hast inspected by night, Thou hast tried me, Thou findest nothing; My thoughts pass not over my mouth.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:1-7 This psalm is a prayer. Feigned prayers are fruitless; but if our hearts lead our prayers, God will meet them with his favour. The psalmist had been used to pray, so that it was not his distress and danger that now first brought him to his duty. And he was encouraged by his faith to expect God would notice his prayers. Constant resolution and watchfulness against sins of the tongue, will be a good evidence of our integrity. Aware of man's propensity to wicked works, and of his own peculiar temptations, David had made God's word his preservative from the paths of Satan, which lead to destruction. If we carefully avoid the paths of sin, it will be very lead to destruction. If we carefully avoid the paths of sin, it will be very comfortable in the reflection, when we are in trouble. Those that are, through grace, going in God's paths, should pray that their goings may be held up in those paths. David prays, Lord, still hold me up. Those who would proceed and persevere in the ways of God, must, by faith prayer, get daily fresh supplies of grace and strength from him. Show thy marvellous loving-kindness, distinguishing favours, not common mercies, but be gracious to me; do as thou usest to do to those who love thy name.
Study Bible
Hear, O Lord, My Righteous Plee
2Let my judgment come forth from Your presence; Let Your eyes look with equity. 3You have tried my heart; You have visited me by night; You have tested me and You find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress. 4As for the deeds of men, by the word of Your lips I have kept from the paths of the violent.…
Cross References
1 Peter 1:7
so that the authenticity of your faith--more precious than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Job 23:10
"But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

Psalm 26:1
A Psalm of David. Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, And I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.

Psalm 26:2
Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart.

Psalm 39:1
For the choir director, for Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, "I will guard my ways That I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle While the wicked are in my presence."

Psalm 66:10
For You have tried us, O God; You have refined us as silver is refined.

Psalm 139:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. O LORD, You have searched me and known me.

Jeremiah 20:12
Yet, O LORD of hosts, You who test the righteous, Who see the mind and the heart; Let me see Your vengeance on them; For to You I have set forth my cause.

Jeremiah 50:20
'In those days and at that time,' declares the LORD, 'search will be made for the iniquity of Israel, but there will be none; and for the sins of Judah, but they will not be found; for I will pardon those whom I leave as a remnant.'

Zechariah 13:9
"And I will bring the third part through the fire, Refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them; I will say, 'They are My people,' And they will say, 'The LORD is my God.'"
Treasury of Scripture

You have proved my heart; you have visited me in the night; you have tried me, and shall find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

proved

Psalm 11:5 The LORD tries the righteous: but the wicked and him that loves violence …

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 …

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine …

Malachi 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when …

1 Corinthians 4:4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but …

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold …

thou hast

Psalm 16:7 I will bless the LORD, who has given me counsel: my reins also instruct …

Job 24:14 The murderer rising with the light kills the poor and needy, and …

Hosea 7:6 For they have made ready their heart like an oven, whiles they lie …

Micah 2:1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when …

Acts 16:9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of …

Acts 18:9,10 Then spoke the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, …

shalt

Psalm 7:4 If I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me; (yes, I …

Psalm 44:17-21 All this is come on us; yet have we not forgotten you, neither have …

1 Samuel 24:10,12 Behold, this day your eyes have seen how that the LORD had delivered …

1 Samuel 26:11,23 The LORD forbid that I should stretch forth my hand against the LORD's …

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that …

I am

Psalm 39:1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: …

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 …

Acts 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted …

James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, …

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