New International Version
Then they prayed, "Lord, you know everyone's heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen
King James Bible
And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,
Darby Bible Translation
And they prayed, and said, Thou Lord, knower of the hearts of all, shew which one of these two thou hast chosen,
World English Bible
They prayed, and said, "You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two you have chosen
Young's Literal Translation
and having prayed, they said, 'Thou, Lord, who art knowing the heart of all, shew which one thou didst choose of these two
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou Lord, which knowest the hearts - Συ, κυριε, καρδιογνωστα. The word καρδιογνωστης, the searcher of hearts, seems to be used here as an attribute of God; he knows the hearts, the most secret purposes, intentions, and dispositions of all men; and because he is the knower of hearts, he knew which of these men he had qualified the best, by natural and gracious dispositions and powers, for the important work to which one of them was now to be appointed.
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1 Samuel 14:41
Then Saul prayed to the LORD, the God of Israel, "Why have you not answered your servant today? If the fault is in me or my son Jonathan, respond with Urim, but if the men of Israel are at fault, respond with Thummim." Jonathan and Saul were taken by lot, and the men were cleared.
1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
1 Kings 8:39
then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive and act; deal with everyone according to all they do, since you know their hearts (for you alone know every human heart),
Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD-- how much more do human hearts!
"I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve."
He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God's sight.
But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people.
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