Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;
Then they prayed, "Lord, you know the hearts of all. Show us which one of these two you have chosen
1 Samuel 16:7
But the Lord said to Samuel, "Don't be impressed by his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. God does not view things the way men do. People look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."
1 Kings 8:39
then listen from your heavenly dwelling place, forgive their sin, and act favorably toward each one based on your evaluation of his motives. (Indeed you are the only one who can correctly evaluate the motives of all people.)
1 Chronicles 28:9
"And you, Solomon my son, obey the God of your father and serve him with a submissive attitude and a willing spirit, for the Lord examines all minds and understands every motive of one's thoughts. If you seek him, he will let you find him, but if you abandon him, he will reject you permanently.
1 Chronicles 29:17
I know, my God, that you examine thoughts and are pleased with integrity. With pure motives I contribute all this; and now I look with joy as your people who have gathered here contribute to you.
would not God discover it, for he knows one's thoughts?
For the music director, a psalm of David. O Lord, you examine me and know.
So I said to the Lord, "O Lord who rules over all, you are a just judge! You examine people's hearts and minds. I want to see you pay them back for what they have done because I trust you to vindicate my cause."
I, the Lord, probe into people's minds. I examine people's hearts. I deal with each person according to how he has behaved. I give them what they deserve based on what they have done.
O Lord who rules over all, you test and prove the righteous. You see into people's hearts and minds. Pay them back for what they have done because I trust you to vindicate my cause.
But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people.
Jesus said a third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was distressed that Jesus asked him a third time, "Do you love me?" and said, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you." Jesus replied, "Feed my sheep.
And no creature is hidden from God, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account.
Furthermore, I will strike her followers with a deadly disease, and then all the churches will know that I am the one who searches minds and hearts. I will repay each one of you what your deeds deserve.
So they stayed there for a considerable time, speaking out courageously for the Lord, who testified to the message of his grace, granting miraculous signs and wonders to be performed through their hands.
And the Father who sent me has himself testified about me. You people have never heard his voice nor seen his form at any time,
while God confirmed their witness with signs and wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them.
When they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God courageously.
While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all those who heard the message.
Then as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as he did on us at the beginning.
"No one can withhold the water for these people to be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?"