Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;
As had not
From now on I will not go on driving out from before them any of the nations which at the death of Joshua were still living in this land;
The Lord your God will send out the nations before you little by little; they are not to be rooted out quickly, for fear that the beasts of the field may be increased overmuch against you.
And keep in mind the way by which the Lord your God has taken you through the waste land these forty years, so that he might make low your pride and put you to the test, to see what was in your heart and if you would keep his orders or not.
2 Chronicles 32:31
However, in the business of the representatives sent by the rulers of Babylon to get news of the wonder which had taken place in the land, God gave up guiding him, testing him to see what was in his heart.
For he has knowledge of the way I take; after I have been tested I will come out like gold.
The heating-pot is for silver and the oven-fire for gold, but the Lord is the tester of hearts.
I have made you a tester among my people, so that you may have knowledge of their way and put it to the test.
The heart is a twisted thing, not to be searched out by man: who is able to have knowledge of it?
And I will make the third part go through the fire, cleaning them as silver is made clean, and testing them as gold is tested: and they will make their prayer to me and I will give them an answer: I will say, It is my people; and they will say, The Lord is my God.
But Jesus did not have faith in them, because he had knowledge of them all.
1 Peter 1:7
So that the true metal of your faith, being of much greater value than gold (which, though it comes to an end, is tested by fire), may come to light in praise and glory and honour, at the revelation of Jesus Christ:
1 Peter 4:12
Dear brothers, do not be surprised, as if it was something strange, if your faith is tested as by fire:
And I will put her children to death; and all the churches will see that I am he who makes search into the secret thoughts and hearts of men: and I will give to every one of you the reward of your works.
As had not
And in time death overtook all that generation; and another generation came after them, having no knowledge of the Lord or of the things which he had done for Israel.
To send out from before you all those who are against you.