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Psalm 17:3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

If you try my heart, if you visit me by night,
    if you test me, you will find no wickedness in me;
    my mouth does not transgress.

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Job 23:10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 But he knows the way that I take;
    when he has tested me, I shall come out like gold.

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Acts 11:23 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

23 When he came and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast devotion;

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Psalm 39:1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Psalm 39

Prayer for Wisdom and Forgiveness

To the leader: to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

I said, “I will guard my ways
    that I may not sin with my tongue;
I will keep a muzzle on my mouth
    as long as the wicked are in my presence.”

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Psalm 26:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Prove me, O Lord, and try me;
    test my heart and mind.

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1 Peter 1:7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

so that the genuineness of your faith—being more precious than gold that, though perishable, is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

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Malachi 3:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears?

For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap;

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Zechariah 13:9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

And I will put this third into the fire,
    refine them as one refines silver,
    and test them as gold is tested.
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.”

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Proverbs 13:3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Those who guard their mouths preserve their lives;
    those who open wide their lips come to ruin.

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Psalm 139:1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Psalm 139

The Inescapable God

To the leader. Of David. A Psalm.

O Lord, you have searched me and known me.

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Psalm 66:10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 For you, O God, have tested us;
    you have tried us as silver is tried.

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Psalm 16:7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
    in the night also my heart instructs me.

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James 3:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For all of us make many mistakes. Anyone who makes no mistakes in speaking is perfect, able to keep the whole body in check with a bridle.

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2 Corinthians 1:12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Postponement of Paul’s Visit

12 Indeed, this is our boast, the testimony of our conscience: we have behaved in the world with frankness[a] and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God—and all the more toward you.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 1:12 Other ancient authorities read holiness
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1 Corinthians 4:4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me.

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Acts 18:9-10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

One night the Lord said to Paul in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak and do not be silent; 10 for I am with you, and no one will lay a hand on you to harm you, for there are many in this city who are my people.”

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Acts 16:9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”

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Micah 2:1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Social Evils Denounced

Alas for those who devise wickedness
    and evil deeds[a] on their beds!
When the morning dawns, they perform it,
    because it is in their power.

Footnotes:

  1. Micah 2:1 Cn: Heb work evil
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Hosea 7:6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For they are kindled[a] like an oven, their heart burns within them;
    all night their anger smolders;
    in the morning it blazes like a flaming fire.

Footnotes:

  1. Hosea 7:6 Gk Syr: Heb brought near
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Jeremiah 50:20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 In those days and at that time, says the Lord, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and none shall be found; for I will pardon the remnant that I have spared.

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Psalm 119:106 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,
    to observe your righteous ordinances.

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Psalm 44:17-21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 All this has come upon us,
    yet we have not forgotten you,
    or been false to your covenant.
18 Our heart has not turned back,
    nor have our steps departed from your way,
19 yet you have broken us in the haunt of jackals,
    and covered us with deep darkness.

20 If we had forgotten the name of our God,
    or spread out our hands to a strange god,
21 would not God discover this?
    For he knows the secrets of the heart.

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