Parallel Verses

King James 2000

The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD tries the hearts.

New American Standard Bible

The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the LORD tests hearts.

King James Version

The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.

Holman Bible

A crucible for silver, and a smelter for gold,
and the Lord is the tester of hearts.

International Standard Version

The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold but the LORD assays hearts.

A Conservative Version

The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but LORD tries the hearts.

American Standard Version

The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; But Jehovah trieth the hearts.

Amplified

The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tries the hearts.

Bible in Basic English

The heating-pot is for silver and the oven-fire for gold, but the Lord is the tester of hearts.

Darby Translation

The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; but Jehovah trieth the hearts.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tries the hearts.

Julia Smith Translation

The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold: and Jehovah tries hearts.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A crucible [is] for the silver, and a furnace [is] for the gold, but Yahweh will test hearts.

Modern King James verseion

The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but Jehovah tries the hearts.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Like as silver is tried in the fire and gold in the furnace, even so doth the LORD prove the hearts.

NET Bible

The crucible is for refining silver and the furnace is for gold, likewise the Lord tests hearts.

New Heart English Bible

The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the hearts.

The Emphasized Bible

Fining-pot for silver, crucible for gold, but, he that trieth hearts, is Yahweh.

Webster

The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.

World English Bible

The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but Yahweh tests the hearts.

Youngs Literal Translation

A refining pot is for silver, and a furnace for gold, And the trier of hearts is Jehovah.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מצרף 
Mitsreph 
Usage: 2

is for silver
כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

and the furnace
כּוּר 
Kuwr 
Usage: 9

זהב 
Zahab 
Usage: 390

but the Lord

Usage: 0

בּחן 
Bachan 
Usage: 29

References

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causes shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren. 3 The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD tries the hearts. 4 A wicked doer gives heed to false lips; and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.



Cross References

Psalm 26:2

Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my heart and my mind.

Proverbs 27:21

As the refining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man judged by his praise.

Jeremiah 17:10

I the LORD search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know also, my God, that you test 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 have I seen with joy your people, who are present here, to offer willingly unto you.

1 Peter 1:7

That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

Psalm 66:10

For you, O God, have proved us: you have tried us, as silver is tried.

Isaiah 48:10

Behold, I have refined you, but not with silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.

Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will test them as gold is tested: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, They are my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

Malachi 3:2-3

But who may endure the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:

Revelation 2:23

And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he who searches the minds and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

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