John 6:6
Good News Translation
He said this to test Philip; actually he already knew what he would do.)

Contemporary English Version
He said this to test Philip, since he already knew what he was going to do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this he said to try him: for he himself knew what he would do.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And this he said to try him: for he himself knew what he would do.

prove.

Genesis 22:1 After these things, God tempted Abraham, and said to him: Abraham, Abraham. And he answered: Here I am.

Deuteronomy 8:2,16 And thou shalt remember all the way through which the Lord thy God hath brought thee for forty years through the desert, to afflict thee and to prove thee, and that the things that were known in thy heart might be made known, whether thou wouldst keep his commandments or no. . . .

Deuteronomy 13:3 Thou shalt not hear the words of that prophet or dreamer: for the Lord your God trieth you, that it may appear whether you love him with all your heart, and with all your soul, or not.

Deuteronomy 33:8 To Levi also he said: Thy perfection, and thy doctrine be to thy holy man, whom thou hast proved in the temptation, and judged at the waters of contradiction:

2 Chronicles 32:31 But yet in the embassy of the princes of Babylon, that were sent to him, to inquire of the wonder that had happened upon the earth, God left him that he might be tempted, and all things might be made known that were in his heart.

Context
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
5When Jesus therefore had lifted up his eyes and seen that a very great multitude cometh to him, he said to Philip: Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? 6And this he said to try him: for he himself knew what he would do. 7Philip answered him: Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them that every one may take a little.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 13:5
Try your own selves if you be in the faith: prove ye yourselves. Know you not your own selves, that Christ Jesus is in you, unless perhaps you be reprobates?

Revelation 2:2
I know thy works and thy labour and thy patience and how thou canst not bear them that are evil. And thou hast tried them who say they are apostles and are not: and hast found them liars:

Additional Translations
But He was asking this to test him, for He knew what He was about to do.

Now He was saying this testing him, for He knew what He was about to do.

And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.

And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.

But this he said trying him, for he knew what he was going to do.

And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.

(And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.)

He said this to put Philip to the test, for He Himself knew what He was going to do.

This he said to test him, for he himself knew what he would do.

and this he said, trying him, for he himself had known what he was about to do.
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