Proving, Through Testing
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And it hath come to pass, In all the land, an affirmation of Jehovah, Two parts in it are cut off -- they expire, And the third is left in it.
For Thou hast tried us, O God, Thou hast refined us as the refining of silver.
A watch-tower I have given thee, Among My people a fortress, And thou knowest, and hast tried their way.
and he crieth unto Jehovah, and Jehovah sheweth him a tree, and he casteth unto the waters, and the waters become sweet. There He hath made for them a statute, and an ordinance, and there He hath tried them,
and thou hast remembered all the way which Jehovah thy God hath caused thee to go these forty years in the wilderness, in order to humble thee to try thee, to know that which is in thy heart, whether thou dost keep His commands or not.
in order to try Israel by them, whether they are keeping the way of Jehovah, to go in it, as their fathers kept it or not.'
And these are the nations which Jehovah left, to try Israel by them, all who have not known all the wars of Canaan;
'And I have known, my God, that Thou art trying the heart, and uprightness dost desire; I, in the uprightness of my heart, have willingly offered all these: and now, Thy people who are found here I have seen with joy to offer willingly to Thee.
'When there ariseth in your midst a prophet, or a dreamer of a dream, and he hath given unto thee a sign or wonder,
in which ye are glad, a little now, if it be necessary, being made to sorrow in manifold trials,
And it cometh to pass after these things that God hath tried Abraham, and saith unto him, 'Abraham;' and he saith, 'Here am I.'
Jesus then having lifted up his eyes and having seen that a great multitude doth come to him, saith unto Philip, 'Whence shall we buy loaves, that these may eat?' --
All joy count it, my brethren, when ye may fall into temptations manifold;
And they try God in their heart, To ask food for their lust.
And all the company of the sons of Israel journey from the wilderness of Sin, on their journeyings, by the command of Jehovah, and encamp in Rephidim, and there is no water for the people to drink;
for all the men who are seeing My honour, and My signs, which I have done in Egypt, and in the wilderness, and try Me these ten times, and have not hearkened to My voice --
How often do they provoke Him in the wilderness, Grieve Him in the desolate place?
They have hasted -- forgotten His works, They have not waited for His counsel.
Wherefore, (as the Holy Spirit saith, 'To-day, if His voice ye may hear --
For He is our God, and we the people of His pasture, And the flock of His hand, To-day, if to His voice ye hearken,
Bring in all the tithe unto the treasure-house, And there is food in My house; When ye have tried Me, now, with this, Said Jehovah of Hosts, Do not I open to you the windows of heaven? Yea, I have emptied on you a blessing till there is no space.
And Jehovah addeth to speak unto Ahaz, saying:
Your own selves try ye, if ye are in the faith; your own selves prove ye; do ye not know your own selves, that Jesus Christ is in you, if ye be not in some respect disapproved of?
Beloved, every spirit believe not, but prove the spirits, if of God they are, because many false prophets have gone forth to the world;