Please let (A)the evil of the wicked come to an end, but (B)establish the righteous;
For the righteous God (C)puts hearts and [a]minds to the test.

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  1. Psalm 7:9 Lit kidneys, figurative for inner man

The (A)refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
But (B)the Lord tests hearts.

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20 But, Lord of armies, who (A)judges righteously,
Who (B)puts the [a]feelings and the heart to the test,
Let me see Your vengeance on them,
For to You I have [b]committed my cause.

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  1. Jeremiah 11:20 Lit kidneys
  2. Jeremiah 11:20 Lit rolled

(A)but just as we have been approved by God to be (B)entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, (C)not intending to please people, but to please God, who [a](D)examines our hearts.

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  1. 1 Thessalonians 2:4 Or approves