Psalm 66:10
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New International Version
For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver.

New Living Translation
You have tested us, O God; you have purified us like silver.

English Standard Version
For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried.

New American Standard Bible
For You have tried us, O God; You have refined us as silver is refined.

King James Bible
For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For You, God, tested us; You refined us as silver is refined.

International Standard Version
For you, God, tested us, to purify us like fine silver.

NET Bible
For you, O God, tested us; you purified us like refined silver.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you have tried us, God, and you have proved us like silver is tried.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have tested us, O God. You have refined us in the same way silver is refined.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For thou, O God, hast proved us; thou hast refined us as silver is refined.

King James 2000 Bible
For you, O God, have proved us: you have tried us, as silver is tried.

American King James Version
For you, O God, have proved us: you have tried us, as silver is tried.

American Standard Version
For thou, O God, hast proved us: Thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us by fire, as silver is tried.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.

English Revised Version
For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.

World English Bible
For you, God, have tested us. You have refined us, as silver is refined.

Young's Literal Translation
For Thou hast tried us, O God, Thou hast refined us as the refining of silver.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

66:8-12 The Lord not only preserves our temporal life, but maintains the spiritual life which he has given to believers. By afflictions we are proved, as silver in the fire. The troubles of the church will certainly end well. Through various conflicts and troubles, the slave of Satan escapes from his yoke, and obtains joy and peace in believing: through much tribulation the believer must enter into the kingdom of God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 10. - For thou, O God, hast proved us. The calamity bad been sent as a trial, to prove and purify (comp. Psalm 7:9; Psalm 11:5). Thou hast tried us, as silver is tried (comp. Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 17:3; Proverbs 25:4; Isaiah 1:22, 25; Isaiah 48:10; Zechariah 13:9; Malachi 3:3). Silver, according to ancient methods, required a prolonged process of refining before it could be pronounced pure. The calamity under which Israel had suffered had been of long duration.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For thou, O God, hast proved us,.... And by the experiment found them to be true and faithful; to have the truth of grace, and the root of the matter in them; not reprobate silver, or their grace counterfeit grace; but of the right kind, solid and substantial;

thou hast tried us as silver is tried; in a furnace, where it is put and melted by the refiner, and purified from the dross that attends it. So the Targum,

"thou hast purified us as the silversmith purifieth the silver;''

or tries it by melting and purifying it. Thus the Lord puts his people into the furnace of afflictions, and sits as a refiner and purifier of them; hereby he tries their graces, faith, patience, hope, and love, their principles and their professions; refines their graces, and makes them more bright and illustrious; removes their dross and tin, and reforms their manners; and proves them to be good silver, and approves of them, and esteems them as such, even as his peculiar treasure. From whence it appears, as well as from the following verses, that afflictions are of God; that they are for the good of his people, and not their hurt; like silver they are put into the fire of affliction, not to be destroyed and lost, but to be purged and refined; and that they are not in wrath, but in love: and this, with what follows, may respect the sufferings of the saints under Rome, Pagan and Papal; when Christ's feet, the members of his mystical body, were like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; when their graces were tried, their works were known, and their persons proved and approved, Revelation 1:15; see Zechariah 13:9.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10-12. Out of severe trials, God had brought them to safety (compare Isa 48:10; 1Pe 1:7).

Psalm 66:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
Make a Joyful Shout to God, All the Earth!
9Who keeps us in life And does not allow our feet to slip. 10For You have tried us, O God; You have refined us as silver is refined. 11You brought us into the net; You laid an oppressive burden upon our loins.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 3:15
If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved--even though only as one escaping through the flames.

1 Peter 1:7
These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

Exodus 15:25
Then Moses cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became fit to drink. There the LORD issued a ruling and instruction for them and put them to the test.

Job 23:10
But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

Psalm 7:9
Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure-- you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts.

Psalm 17:3
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.

Psalm 26:2
Test me, LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;

Psalm 105:19
till what he foretold came to pass, till the word of the LORD proved him true.

Isaiah 48:10
See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.

Zechariah 13:9
This third I will put into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. 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 our God.'"

Malachi 3:3
He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness,
Treasury of Scripture

For you, O God, have proved us: you have tried us, as silver is tried.

hast proved us

Psalm 17:3 You have proved my heart; you have visited me in the night; you have …

Deuteronomy 8:2,16 And you shall remember all the way which the LORD your God led you …

Deuteronomy 13:3 You shall not listen to the words of that prophet, or that dreamer …

tried

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

Isaiah 48:10 Behold, I have refined you, but not with silver; I have chosen you …

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

1 Peter 1:6,7 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, …

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