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57 Bible Verses about Testing

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James 1:2-3

Consider [it] all joy, my brothers, whenever you encounter various trials, [because you] know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

Job 7:17-18

"What [is] a human being that you make him great and that {you fix your mind on him}, so that you visit him {every morning}, you test him {every moment}?

Isaiah 1:25

And I will turn my hand against you; I will purify your dross like lye, and I will remove all [of] your tin.

Zechariah 13:9

And I will bring the [remaining] third into the fire, and I will refine them like [one] refines silver, and I will test them like [one] tests gold. They will call my name, and I will answer them. I will say, 'They are my people,' and they will say, 'Yahweh [is] my God.'"

Malachi 3:3

He will sit [as] a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the children of Levi, and he will refine them like gold and like silver, and they will present to Yahweh offerings in righteousness.

Exodus 16:4

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Look, I am going to rain down for you bread from the heavens, and the people will go out and gather enough for the day on its day; in that way I will test them: Will they go according to my law or not?

Deuteronomy 8:2-3

And you shall remember all [of] the way that Yahweh your God led you [during] these forty years in the desert in order to humble you and to test you to know what [is] in your heart, whether you would [diligently] keep his commandments or not. And he humbled you and let you go hungry, and [then] he fed you with that which you did not know nor did your ancestors know, in order to make you know that not by bread alone but by all [that] goes out of the mouth of Yahweh humankind shall live.

Exodus 20:20

And Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. God has come to test you so that his fear will be before you so that you do not sin."

Deuteronomy 8:16

the one {feeding you} manna in the desert, [food] that your ancestors did not know, in order to humble you and in order to test you [so that he could] do good to you {in the future}.

Deuteronomy 13:3-4

you must not listen to the words of that prophet or to that dreamer, for Yahweh your God {is testing you to know whether you love} Yahweh your God with all of your heart and with all [of] your inner self. You shall go after Yahweh your God, and him you shall revere, and his commandment you shall keep, and to his voice you shall listen, and him you shall serve, and to him you shall hold fast.

Genesis 22:1-2

And it happened [that] after these things, God tested Abraham. And he said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I [am]." And he said, "Take your son, your only child, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains where I will tell you."

Judges 7:4-7

And Yahweh said to Gideon, "There [are] still too many troops; bring them down to the water, and I will sift through them for you there. For whomever I say to you, 'This [one] will go with you,' he will go with you; and for all whom I say to you, 'This [one] will not go with you,' he will not go." So he brought down the troops to the water, and Yahweh said to Gideon, "You must separate everyone who laps up the water to drink with his tongue like a dog from those {who kneel}." The number of those lapping up [the water] with their hand to their mouth was three hundred men; all the rest of the troops kneeled to drink the water.read more.
And Yahweh said to Gideon, "I will deliver you with the three hundred men lapping up [the water]; I will give Midian into your hand, so let the [other] troops go, each to his own place.

2 Chronicles 32:31

And thus [in the matter of] the envoys of the commanders of Babylon who had been sent to him to seek the sign that had happened in the land, God forsook him, to test him [and] to know all [that was] in his heart.

2 Corinthians 12:7-9

even because of the extraordinary degree of the revelations. Therefore, so that I would not exalt myself, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan, in order that it would torment me so that I would not exalt myself. Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would depart from me. And he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, because the power is perfected in weakness." Therefore rather I will boast most gladly in my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may reside in me.

John 6:5-6

{Then Jesus, when he looked up} and saw that a large crowd was coming to him, said to Philip, "Where can we buy bread so that these [people] can eat?" (Now he said this to test him, because he knew what he was going to do.)

Matthew 15:22-28

And behold, a Canaanite woman from that district came [and] cried out, saying, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter [is] severely possessed by a demon!" But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came up [and] asked him, saying, "Send her away, because she is crying out after us!" But he answered [and] said, "I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."read more.
But she came [and] knelt down before him, saying, "Lord, help me!" And he answered [and] said, "It is not right to take the children's bread and throw [it] to the dogs!" So she said, "Yes, Lord, for even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table." Then Jesus answered [and] said to her, "O woman, your faith [is] great! Let it be done for you as you want." And her daughter was healed from that hour.

Mark 7:25-30

But immediately a woman whose young daughter was possessed by an unclean spirit, [when she] heard about him, came [and] fell down at his feet, Now the woman was a Greek--a Syrophoenician by nationality--and she was asking him that he would expel the demon from her daughter. And he said to her, "Let the children be satisfied first, for it is not right to take the children's bread and throw [it] to the dogs!"read more.
But she answered and said to him, "Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs." And he said to her, "Because of this statement, go! The demon has gone out of your daughter." And [when she] went to her home, she found the child lying on the bed and the demon gone.

Mark 8:17-21

And knowing [this], he said to them, "Why are you discussing that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Have your hearts been hardened? [Although you] have eyes, do you not see? And [although you] have ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember? When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand how many baskets full of broken pieces did you pick up?" They said to him, "Twelve."read more.
"When also [broke] the seven [loaves] for the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you pick up?" And they said to him, "Seven." And he said to them, "Do you not yet understand?"

Psalm 17:3

You have tried my heart; you have examined [me] by night; you have tested me; you found nothing. I have decided [that] my mouth will not transgress.

2 Corinthians 13:5

Test yourselves [to see] if you are in the faith. Examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize regarding yourselves that Jesus Christ [is] in you, unless you are unqualified?

1 Corinthians 3:12-15

Now if anyone builds upon the foundation [with] gold, silver, precious stones, wood, grass, straw, the work of each one will become evident. For the day will reveal [it], because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the work of each one, of what sort it is. If anyone's work that he has built upon [it] remains, he will receive a reward.read more.
If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved, but so as through fire.

Judges 6:39

And Gideon said to God, "{Do not let your anger burn} against me; let me speak once more. Please let me test once more with the fleece; let the fleece be dry, and let there be dew on the ground."

Exodus 17:2

And the people quarreled with Moses, and they said, "Give us water so that we can drink." And Moses said to them, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test Yahweh?"

Exodus 17:7

And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah because of the quarrel of the {Israelites} and because of their testing Yahweh [by] saying, "Is Yahweh in our midst or not?"

Numbers 14:22-23

But because all the men who have seen my glory and my signs that I did in Egypt and in the desert yet tested me these ten times and did not listen to my voice, they will not see the land that I swore by oath to their ancestors, and all those who despised me will not see it.

Deuteronomy 6:16

You shall not put Yahweh your God to [the] test, as you tested [him] at Massah.

Deuteronomy 33:8

And of Levi he said, "Your Thummim and your Urim [are] for {your faithful one}, {whom you tested at Massah}; you contended [with] him at the waters of Meribah.

Psalm 78:18

And they tested God in their heart [by] asking food {for their craving}.

Psalm 95:8

"Do not harden your heart as [at] Meribah, as [in] the day of Massah in the wilderness,

Matthew 4:7

Jesus said to him, "On the other hand it is written, 'You are not to put the Lord your God to the test.'"

Luke 4:12

And Jesus answered [and] said to him, "It is said, 'You are not to put to the test the Lord your God.'"

Matthew 19:3

And Pharisees came up to him [in order to] test him, and asked if it was permitted for a man to divorce his wife for any cause.

Mark 10:2

And they asked him if it was permitted for a man to divorce [his] wife, [in order to] test him.

Acts 15:10

So now why are you putting God to the test [by] placing on the neck of the disciples a yoke that neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?

Hebrews 3:8-9

do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, in the day of testing in the wilderness, where your fathers tested [me] by trial and saw my works

Topics on Testing

Abraham, Testing And Victory

1;13;8

Then Abram said to Lot, "Please, let there not be quarreling between me and you, and between my shepherds and your shepherds, for we men [are] brothers.

Faith, Testing Of

60;1;6-7

in which you rejoice greatly, [although] now for a short time, if necessary, you are distressed by various trials,

God Testing People

5;8;2

And you shall remember all [of] the way that Yahweh your God led you [during] these forty years in the desert in order to humble you and to test you to know what [is] in your heart, whether you would [diligently] keep his commandments or not.

Hour Of Testing

66;3;10

Because you have kept the word of my patient endurance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing that is about to come upon the whole inhabited world, to put to the test those who live on the earth.

Testing Christ

40;16;1

And [when] the Pharisees and Sadducees came to test [him], they asked him to show them a sign from heaven.

Testing God

39;3;10

Bring the whole tithe to {the storehouse}, so that there will be food in my house, and test me please in this," says Yahweh of hosts, "if I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour forth for you {an overflowing blessing}.

Testing Other Things

52;5;21

but examine all [things]; hold fast to [what is] good.

Testing Spirits

62;4;1

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits [to determine] if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.