Psalm 139:23
New International Version
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

New Living Translation
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

English Standard Version
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!

Berean Study Bible
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns.

New American Standard Bible
Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts;

King James Bible
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

Christian Standard Bible
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns.

Contemporary English Version
Look deep into my heart, God, and find out everything I am thinking.

Good News Translation
Examine me, O God, and know my mind; test me, and discover my thoughts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns.

International Standard Version
Examine me, God, and know my mind, test me, and know my thoughts.

NET Bible
Examine me, and probe my thoughts! Test me, and know my concerns!

New Heart English Bible
Search me, God, and know my heart. Try me, and know my thoughts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Search me, oh God, and know my heart, and prove me and know my steps

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Examine me, O God, and know my mind. Test me, and know my thoughts.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Search me, O God, and know my heart, Try me, and know my thoughts;

New American Standard 1977
Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts

King James 2000 Bible
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

American King James Version
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

American Standard Version
Search me, O God, and know my heart: Try me, and know my thoughts;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Prove me, O God, and know my heart; examine me, and know my paths;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Prove me, O God, and know my heart: examine me, and know my paths.

Darby Bible Translation
Search me, O God, and know my heart; prove me, and know my thoughts;

English Revised Version
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me and know my thoughts:

Webster's Bible Translation
Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts:

World English Bible
Search me, God, and know my heart. Try me, and know my thoughts.

Young's Literal Translation
Search me, O God, and know my heart, Try me, and know my thoughts,
Study Bible
You Have Searched Me and Known Me
22I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them as my enemies. 23Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. 24See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the way everlasting.…
Cross References
1 Thessalonians 2:4
Instead, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, not in order to please men but God, who examines our hearts.

Job 31:6
let God weigh me with honest scales, and He will know my integrity.

Psalm 7:9
Put an end to the evil of the wicked, but establish the righteous, O righteous God who searches hearts and minds.

Psalm 19:12
Who can discern his own errors? Cleanse me from my hidden faults.

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

Psalm 139:22
I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them as my enemies.

Proverbs 17:3
A crucible for silver and a furnace for gold, but the LORD is the tester of hearts.

Jeremiah 11:20
But, O LORD of Hosts, who judges righteously, who tests the heart and mind, let me see Your vengeance upon them, for I have committed my cause to You.

Jeremiah 17:10
I, the LORD, search the heart; I test the mind to reward a man according to his way, by what his deeds deserve.

Jeremiah 20:12
O LORD of Hosts, who examines the righteous, who sees the heart and mind, let me see Your vengeance upon them, for to You I have committed my cause.

Lamentations 3:40
Let us examine and test our ways, and turn back to the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

search me

Psalm 139:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.

Psalm 26:2
Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

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Deuteronomy 8:2,16
And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no…

Job 31:6
Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.

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







Lexicon
Search me,
חָקְרֵ֣נִי (ḥā·qə·rê·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2713: To penetrate, to examine intimately

O God,
אֵ֭ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

and know
וְדַ֣ע (wə·ḏa‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

my heart;
לְבָבִ֑י (lə·ḇā·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

test
בְּ֝חָנֵ֗נִי (bə·ḥā·nê·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 974: To test, to investigate

me and know
וְדַ֣ע (wə·ḏa‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

my concerns.
שַׂרְעַפָּֽי׃ (śar·‘ap·pāy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8312: Disquieting thoughts
(23) Search.--The same word with which the psalm opens. The inevitable scrutiny of the Divine Being is invited.

Thoughts.--As in Psalm 94:19; a word meaning (Ezekiel 31:5) branches, and so expressing the ramifications of thought.

Verse 23. - Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts. Examine me, and see if I have not represented my feelings as they really are. Keep on always searching me out (comp. ver. 1), and "trying my reins and my heart" (Psalm 26:2). My desire is to be proved and tested. 139:17-24 God's counsels concerning us and our welfare are deep, such as cannot be known. We cannot think how many mercies we have received from him. It would help to keep us in the fear of the Lord all the day long, if, when we wake in the morning, our first thoughts were of him: and how shall we admire and bless our God for his precious salvation, when we awake in the world of glory! Surely we ought not to use our members and senses, which are so curiously fashioned, as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin. But our immortal and rational souls are a still more noble work and gift of God. Yet if it were not for his precious thoughts of love to us, our reason and our living for ever would, through our sins, prove the occasion of our eternal misery. How should we then delight to meditate on God's love to sinners in Jesus Christ, the sum of which exceeds all reckoning! Sin is hated, and sinners lamented, by all who fear the Lord. Yet while we shun them we should pray for them; with God their conversion and salvation are possible. As the Lord knows us thoroughly, and we are strangers to ourselves, we should earnestly desire and pray to be searched and proved by his word and Spirit. if there be any wicked way in me, let me see it; and do thou root it out of me. The way of godliness is pleasing to God, and profitable to us; and will end in everlasting life. It is the good old way. All the saints desire to be kept and led in this way, that they may not miss it, turn out of it, or tire in it.
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