149 verses

Gen 22:1

(NIV)
Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, ‘Abraham!’

‘Here I am,’ he replied.

(ESV)
After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”

Gen 42:15

(NIV)
And this is how you will be tested: as surely as Pharaoh lives, you will not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here.
(ESV)
By this you shall be tested: by the life of Pharaoh, you shall not go from this place unless your youngest brother comes here.

Gen 42:16

(NIV)
Send one of your number to get your brother; the rest of you will be kept in prison, so that your words may be tested to see if you are telling the truth. If you are not, then as surely as Pharaoh lives, you are spies!’
(ESV)
Send one of you, and let him bring your brother, while you remain confined, that your words may be tested, whether there is truth in you. Or else, by the life of Pharaoh, surely you are spies.”

Exod 15:25

(NIV)
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.
(ESV)
And he cried to the  Lord, and the  Lord showed him a log, and he threw it into the water, and the water became sweet.

There the  Lord made for them a statute and a rule, and there he tested them,

Exod 16:4

(NIV)
Then the  Lord said to Moses, ‘I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.
(ESV)
Then the  Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not.

Exod 17:2

(NIV)
So they quarrelled with Moses and said, ‘Give us water to drink.’

Moses replied, ‘Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the  Lord to the test?’

(ESV)
Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the  Lord?”

Exod 17:7

(NIV)
And he called the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites quarrelled and because they tested the  Lord saying, ‘Is the  Lord among us or not?’

(ESV)
And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the quarreling of the people of Israel, and because they tested the  Lord by saying, “Is the  Lord among us or not?”

Exod 20:20

(NIV)
Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.’

(ESV)
Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you, that you may not sin.”

Num 14:22

(NIV)
not one of those who saw my glory and the signs I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness but who disobeyed me and tested me ten times –
(ESV)
none of the men who have seen my glory and my signs that I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and yet have put me to the test these ten times and have not obeyed my voice,

Deut 4:34

(NIV)
Has any god ever tried to take for himself one nation out of another nation, by testings, by signs and wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, or by great and awesome deeds, like all the things the  Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes?

(ESV)
Or has any god ever attempted to go and take a nation for himself from the midst of another nation, by trials by signs, by wonders, and by war by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great deeds of terror, all of which the  Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?

Deut 6:16

(NIV)
Do not put the  Lord your God to the test as you did at Massah.
(ESV)
“You shall not put the  Lord your God to the test as you tested him at Massah.

Deut 8:2

(NIV)
Remember how the  Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.
(ESV)
And you shall remember the whole way that the  Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.

Deut 8:16

(NIV)
He gave you manna to eat in the wilderness, something your ancestors had never known, to humble and test you so that in the end it might go well with you.
(ESV)
who fed you in the wilderness with manna that your fathers did not know, that he might humble you and test you, to do you good in the end.

Deut 13:3

(NIV)
you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The  Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.
(ESV)
you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the  Lord your God is testing you, to know whether you love the  Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deut 28:56

(NIV)
The most gentle and sensitive woman among you – so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot – will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter
(ESV)
The most tender and refined woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because she is so delicate and tender, will begrudge to the husband she embraces to her son and to her daughter,

Deut 33:8

(NIV)
About Levi he said:

‘Your Thummim and Urim belong
to your faithful servant.
You tested him at Massah;
you contended with him at the waters of Meribah.
(ESV)
And of Levi he said,

“Give to Levi your Thummim,
and your Urim to your godly one,
whom you tested at Massah,
with whom you quarreled at the waters of Meribah;

Judg 2:22

(NIV)
I will use them to test Israel and see whether they will keep the way of the  Lord and walk in it as their ancestors did.’
(ESV)
in order to test Israel by them, whether they will take care to walk in the way of the  Lord as their fathers did, or not.”

Judg 3:1

(NIV)
These are the nations the  Lord left to test all those Israelites who had not experienced any of the wars in Canaan
(ESV)
Now these are the nations that the  Lord left, to test Israel by them, that is, all in Israel who had not experienced all the wars in Canaan.

Judg 3:4

(NIV)
They were left to test the Israelites to see whether they would obey the  Lord’s commands, which he had given their ancestors through Moses.

(ESV)
They were for the testing of Israel, to know whether Israel would obey the commandments of the  Lord, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.

Judg 6:39

(NIV)
Then Gideon said to God, ‘Do not be angry with me. Let me make just one more request. Allow me one more test with the fleece, but this time make the fleece dry and let the ground be covered with dew.’
(ESV)
Then Gideon said to God, “Let not your anger burn against me; let me speak just once more. Please let me test just once more with the fleece. Please let it be dry on the fleece only, and on all the ground let there be dew.”

1Sam 17:39

(NIV)
David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them.

‘I cannot go in these,’ he said to Saul, ‘because I am not used to them.’ So he took them off.
(ESV)
and David strapped his sword over his armor. And he tried in vain to go, for he had not tested them. Then David said to Saul, “I cannot go with these, for I have not tested them.” So David put them off.

1Kgs 10:1

(NIV)
When the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon and his relationship to the  Lord, she came to test Solomon with hard questions.
(ESV)
Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the  Lord, she came to test him with hard questions.

1Chr 29:17

(NIV)
I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.
(ESV)
I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you.

2Chr 9:1

(NIV)
When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomon’s fame, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions. Arriving with a very great caravan – with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones – she came to Solomon and talked with him about all she had on her mind.
(ESV)
Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions, having a very great retinue and camels bearing spices and very much gold and precious stones. And when she came to Solomon, she told him all that was on her mind.

2Chr 32:31

(NIV)
But when envoys were sent by the rulers of Babylon to ask him about the miraculous sign that had occurred in the land, God left him to test him and to know everything that was in his heart.

(ESV)
And so in the matter of the envoys of the princes of Babylon, who had been sent to him to inquire about the sign that had been done in the land, God left him to himself, in order to test him and to know all that was in his heart.

Job 4:2

(NIV)
‘If someone ventures a word with you, will you be impatient?
But who can keep from speaking?
(ESV)
“If one ventures a word with you, will you be impatient?
Yet who can keep from speaking?

Job 7:18

(NIV)
that you examine them every morning
and test them every moment?
(ESV)
visit him every morning
and test him every moment?

Job 12:11

(NIV)
Does not the ear test words
as the tongue tastes food?
(ESV)
Does not the ear test words
as the palate tastes food?

Job 23:10

(NIV)
But he knows the way that I take;
when he has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.
(ESV)
But he knows the way that I take;
when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold.

Job 34:3

(NIV)
For the ear tests words
as the tongue tastes food.
(ESV)
for the ear tests words
as the palate tastes food.

Job 34:36

(NIV)
Oh, that Job might be tested to the utmost
for answering like a wicked man!
(ESV)
Would that Job were tried to the end,
because he answers like wicked men.

Ps 7:9

(NIV)
Bring to an end the violence of the wicked
and make the righteous secure –
you, the righteous God
who probes minds and hearts.
(ESV)
Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
and may you establish the righteous
you who test the minds and hearts
O righteous God!

Ps 11:4

(NIV)
The  Lord is in his holy temple;
the  Lord is on his heavenly throne.
He observes everyone on earth;
his eyes examine them.
(ESV)
The  Lord is in his holy temple;
the  Lord’s throne is in heaven;
his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man.

Ps 11:5

(NIV)
The  Lord examines the righteous,
but the wicked, those who love violence,
he hates with a passion.
(ESV)
The  Lord tests the righteous,
but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.

Ps 17:3

(NIV)
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.
(ESV)
You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night,
you have tested me, and you will find nothing;
I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.

Ps 26:2

(NIV)
Test me,  Lord, and try me,
examine my heart and my mind;
(ESV)
Prove me, O  Lord, and try me;
test my heart and my mind.

Ps 66:10

(NIV)
For you, God, tested us;
you refined us like silver.
(ESV)
For you, O God, have tested us;
you have tried us as silver is tried.

Ps 78:18

(NIV)
They wilfully put God to the test
by demanding the food they craved.
(ESV)
They tested God in their heart
by demanding the food they craved.

Ps 78:41

(NIV)
Again and again they put God to the test;
they vexed the Holy One of Israel.
(ESV)
They tested God again and again
and provoked the Holy One of Israel.

Ps 78:56

(NIV)
But they put God to the test
and rebelled against the Most High;
they did not keep his statutes.
(ESV)
Yet they tested and rebelled against the Most High God
and did not keep his testimonies,

Ps 81:7

(NIV)
In your distress you called and I rescued you,
I answered you out of a thundercloud;
I tested you at the waters of Meribah.
(ESV)
In distress you called, and I delivered you;
I answered you in the secret place of thunder;
I tested you at the waters of Meribah.  Selah

Ps 95:9

(NIV)
where your ancestors tested me;
they tried me, though they had seen what I did.
(ESV)
when your fathers put me to the test
and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.

Ps 106:14

(NIV)
In the desert they gave in to their craving;
in the wilderness they put God to the test.
(ESV)
But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness,
and put God to the test in the desert;

Ps 139:23

(NIV)
Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
(ESV)
Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!

Prov 17:3

(NIV)
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,
but the  Lord tests the heart.
(ESV)
The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold,
and the  Lord tests hearts.

Eccl 2:1

(NIV)
I said to myself, ‘Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.’ But that also proved to be meaningless.
(ESV)
I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy yourself.” But behold, this also was vanity.

Eccl 7:23

(NIV)
All this I tested by wisdom and I said,

‘I am determined to be wise’ –
but this was beyond me.
(ESV)
All this I have tested by wisdom. I said, “I will be wise,” but it was far from me.

Isa 7:12

(NIV)
But Ahaz said, ‘I will not ask; I will not put the  Lord to the test.’

(ESV)
But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not put the  Lord to the test.”

Isa 28:16

(NIV)
So this is what the Sovereign  Lord says:

‘See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;
the one who relies on it
will never be stricken with panic.
(ESV)
therefore thus says the Lord  God,
Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion,
a stone, a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation:
‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’

Jer 6:27

(NIV)
‘I have made you a tester of metals
and my people the ore,
that you may observe
and test their ways.
(ESV)
“I have made you a tester of metals among my people,
that you may know and test their ways.

Jer 9:7

(NIV)
Therefore this is what the  Lord Almighty says:

‘See, I will refine and test them,
for what else can I do
because of the sin of my people?
(ESV)
Therefore thus says the  Lord of hosts:
Behold, I will refine them and test them,
for what else can I do, because of my people?

Jer 11:20

(NIV)
But you,  Lord Almighty, who judge righteously
and test the heart and mind,
let me see your vengeance on them,
for to you I have committed my cause.
(ESV)
But, O  Lord of hosts, who judges righteously,
who tests the heart and the mind,
let me see your vengeance upon them,
for to you have I committed my cause.

Jer 12:3

(NIV)
Yet you know me,  Lord;
you see me and test my thoughts about you.
Drag them off like sheep to be butchered!
Set them apart for the day of slaughter!
(ESV)
But you, O  Lord, know me;
you see me, and test my heart toward you.
Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter,
and set them apart for the day of slaughter.

Jer 17:10

(NIV)
‘I the  Lord search the heart
and examine the mind,
to reward each person according to their conduct,
according to what their deeds deserve.’
(ESV)
“I the  Lord search the heart
and test the mind
to give every man according to his ways,
according to the fruit of his deeds.”

Jer 20:12

(NIV)
 Lord Almighty, you who examine the righteous
and probe the heart and mind,
let me see your vengeance on them,
for to you I have committed my cause.
(ESV)
O  Lord of hosts, who tests the righteous,
who sees the heart and the mind
let me see your vengeance upon them,
for to you have I committed my cause.

Ezek 21:13

(NIV)
‘“Testing will surely come. And what if even the sceptre, which the sword despises, does not continue? declares the Sovereign  Lord.”

(ESV)
For it will not be a testingwhat could it do if you despise the rod?” declares the Lord  God.

Dan 1:12

(NIV)
‘Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.
(ESV)
Test your servants for ten days; let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink.

Dan 1:14

(NIV)
So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days.

(ESV)
So he listened to them in this matter, and tested them for ten days.

Zech 13:9

(NIV)
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.”’
(ESV)
And I will put this third into the fire,
and refine them as one refines silver,
and test them as gold is tested.
They will call upon my name,
and I will answer them.
I will say, ‘They are my people’;
and they will say, ‘The  Lord is my God.’”

Mal 3:10

(NIV)
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,’ says the  Lord Almighty, ‘and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
(ESV)
Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the  Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.
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