12 And He said, (A)“Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for (B)now I know that you fear God, since you have not (C)withheld your son, your only son, from Me.”

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Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end,
But establish the just;
(A)For the righteous God tests the hearts and [a]minds.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 7:9 Lit. kidneys, the most secret part of man

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

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10 I, the Lord, (A)search the heart,
I test the [a]mind,
(B)Even to give every man according to his ways,
According to the fruit of his doings.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 17:10 Most secret parts, lit. kidneys

But as (A)we have been approved by God (B)to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, (C)not as pleasing men, but God (D)who tests our hearts.

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