I turned my thoughts to know, explore, and seek wisdom and an explanation for things, and to know that wickedness is stupidity and folly is madness.
I will go down to see if what they have done justifies the cry that has come up to Me. If not, I will find out.”
A righteous man is careful in dealing with his neighbor,
but the ways of the wicked lead them astray.
you are to inquire, investigate, and interrogate thoroughly. If the report turns out to be true that this detestable thing has happened among you,
and if you are told or hear about it, you must investigate it thoroughly. If the report turns out to be true that this detestable thing has happened in Israel,
The judges are to make a careful investigation, and if the witness turns out to be a liar who has falsely accused his brother,
1 Samuel 14:38
Saul said, “All you leaders of the troops, come here. Let us investigate how this sin has occurred today.
We have investigated this, and it is true!
Hear it and understand it for yourself.
So now you, along with the Sanhedrin, make a request to the commander that he bring him down to you as if you were going to investigate his case more thoroughly. However, before he gets near, we are ready to kill him.”
“The Jews,” he said, “have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down to the Sanhedrin tomorrow, as though they are going to hold a somewhat more careful inquiry about him.
commanding his accusers to come to you.] By examining him yourself you will be able to discern all these things we are accusing him of.”
I have nothing definite to write to my lord about him. Therefore, I have brought him before all of you, and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that after this examination is over, I may have something to write.