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

New Living Translation
Put me on trial, LORD, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart.

English Standard Version
Prove me, O LORD, and try me; test my heart and my mind.

Berean Study Bible
Test me, O LORD, and try me; examine my heart and mind.

King James Bible
Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

New King James Version
Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart.

New American Standard Bible
Examine me, LORD, and put me to the test; Refine my mind and my heart.

NASB 1995
Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart.

NASB 1977
Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my mind and my heart.

Amplified Bible
Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my heart and my mind.

Christian Standard Bible
Test me, LORD, and try me; examine my heart and mind.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Test me, LORD, and try me; examine my heart and mind.

American Standard Version
Examine me, O Jehovah, and prove me; Try my heart and my mind.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Prove me, LORD JEHOVAH, and test me, and examine my kidneys and my heart.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Prove me, O Lord, and try me; purify as with fire my reins and my heart.

Contemporary English Version
Test my thoughts and find out what I am like.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Prove me, O Lord, and try me; burn my reins and my heart.

English Revised Version
Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

Good News Translation
Examine me and test me, LORD; judge my desires and thoughts.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Examine me, O LORD, and test me. Look closely into my heart and mind.

International Standard Version
Examine me, LORD, and inspect me! Test my heart and mind.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my reins and my heart.

Literal Standard Version
Try me, O YHWH, and prove me, "" My reins and my heart [are] purified,

NET Bible
Examine me, O LORD, and test me! Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives!

New Heart English Bible
Examine me, LORD, and prove me. Try my heart and my mind.

World English Bible
Examine me, Yahweh, and prove me. Try my heart and my mind.

Young's Literal Translation
Try me, O Jehovah, and prove me, Purified are my reins and my heart.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Vindicate Me, O LORD
1Of David. Vindicate me, O LORD! For I have walked with integrity; I have trusted in the LORD without wavering. 2Test me, O LORD, and try me; examine my heart and mind. 3For Your loving devotion is before my eyes, and I have walked in Your truth.…

Cross References
Revelation 2:23
Then I will strike her children dead, and all the churches will know that I am the One who searches minds and hearts, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.

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 17:3
You have tried my heart; You have visited me in the night. You have tested me and found no evil; I have resolved not to sin with my mouth.

Psalm 66:10
For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us like silver.

Psalm 139:23
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns.

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


Treasury of Scripture

Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

Psalm 7:9
Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

Psalm 17:3
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.

Psalm 66:10
For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.









(2) Try.--Rather, purify, according to the right reading. LXX., try by fire.

Verse 2. - Examine me, O Lord, and prove me. He desires to be examined and proved - tested, as a metal is tested (comp. Psalm 17:3) - that his sincerity may fully appear. Try my reins and my heart; i.e. my emotional and my intellectual natures.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

O LORD,
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and try me;
וְנַסֵּ֑נִי (wə·nas·sê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 5254: To test, to attempt

examine
צָרְפָ֖ה (ṣā·rə·p̄āh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6884: To smelt, refine, test

my heart
כִלְיוֹתַ֣י (ḵil·yō·w·ṯay)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3629: A kidney, the mind

and mind.
וְלִבִּֽי׃ (wə·lib·bî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre


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