I turned around, and my heart sought to know and to search out, and to seek wisdom and the scheme of things, and to know that wickedness is stupidity, and that foolishness is madness.
I will go down now, and see whether their deeds are as bad as the reports which have come to me. If not, I will know."
A righteous person is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
then you shall inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in the midst of you,
and it be told you, and you have heard of it, then you shall inquire diligently; and behold, if it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in Israel,
and the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness is a false witness, and has testified falsely against his brother;
1 Samuel 14:38
Saul said, "Draw near here, all you chiefs of the people; and know and see in which this sin has been this day.
Look this, we have searched it, so it is. Hear it, and know it for your good."
Now therefore, you with the council inform the commanding officer that he should bring him down to you tomorrow, as though you were going to judge his case more exactly. We are ready to kill him before he comes near."
He said, "The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down to the council tomorrow, as though intending to inquire somewhat more accurately concerning him.
By examining him yourself you may ascertain all these things of which we accuse him."
Of whom I have no certain thing to write to my lord. Therefore I have brought him forth before you, and especially before you, King Agrippa, that, after examination, I may have something to write.