but as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the good-news, thus we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who proves our hearts.
For do I now trust men or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I were still pleasing men I would not be a bondman of Christ.
but to the contrary, when they saw that I was entrusted with the good-news for men of uncircumcision, as Peter for men of circumcision
And he who searches the hearts knows what is the mentality of the Spirit, because he appeals to God for the sanctified.
Thou have proved my heart. Thou have visited me in the night. Thou have tried me, and find nothing. I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place, and forgive, and do, and render to every man according to all his ways, whose heart thou know (for thou, even thou only, know the hearts of all the sons of men),
I know also, my God, that thou try the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things. And now I have seen with joy thy people, who are present here, off
O let the wickedness of the wicked man come to an end, but establish thou the righteous man. For the righteous God tries the minds and hearts.
O LORD, thou have searched me, and known.
I, LORD, search the mind. I try the heart, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.
great in counsel, and mighty in work, whose eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men, to give everyone according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings,
And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and wise manager whom his lord will appoint over his service to give the provision on time?
If therefore ye did not become faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust to you what is true?
But Jesus did not trust himself to them, because he knew all men,
He says to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonah, do thou love me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Do thou love me? And he said to him, Lord, thou know all things. Thou know that I love thee. Jesus says t
And my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of spirit and of power,
Thus let a man regard us as of helpers of Christ, and managers of mysteries of God.
Now concerning the virgins I have no commandment of Lord, but I give an opinion, as having obtained mercy from Lord to be trustworthy.
For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward, but if involuntarily, I have been entrusted with a commission.
But we have renounced the covert things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor misrepresenting the word of God, but by the disclosure of the truth, commending ourselves to every conscience of men before God.
Having seen therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men. But we have been manifested to God, and I hope also to have been manifested in your consciences.
So that henceforth we know no man according to flesh, and even if we have known Christ according to flesh, yet now we know him no longer.
To me, a man less than the least of all the sanctified, this grace was given to preach good-news among the Gentiles, the unsearchable wealth of Christ,
Not according to eye-service, as men-pleasers, but as bondmen of Christ, doing the will of God from the soul,
Bondmen, obey in all things those masters according to flesh, not in eye-service as men-pleasers, but in simplicity of heart, fearing God.
according to the good-news of the glory of the blessed God, of which I was entrusted.
O Timothy, keep the entrustment, avoiding the profane babblings and objections of the falsely-called knowledge,
And what thou have heard from me through many witnesses, these things commit thou to faithful men who will be competent to teach others also.
but in his own times he made known his word by preaching, which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior,
And there is no creature concealed from his presence, but all things are naked and vulnerable to his eyes, before whom is the word to us.
And I will kill her children in death. And all the congregations will know that I am he who searches the inner feelings and hearts. And I will give to you--to each--according to your works.