50 Bible Verses about Tests
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But examine all things; hold fast to what is good.
because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
each builder's work will be plainly seen, for the Day will make it clear, because it will be revealed by fire. And the fire will test what kind of work each has done.
The Lord approves of the godly, but he hates the wicked and those who love to do violence.
Happy is the one who endures testing, because when he has proven to be genuine, he will receive the crown of life that God promised to those who love him.
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.
I also thought to myself, "It is for the sake of people, so God can clearly show them that they are like animals.
Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God," for God cannot be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one.
For the ear assesses words as the mouth tastes food.
Remember the whole way by which he has brought you these forty years through the desert so that he might, by humbling you, test you to see if you have it within you to keep his commandments or not.
until the time when his prediction came true. The Lord's word proved him right.
(Nun) Let us carefully examine our ways, and let us return to the Lord.
but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we declare it, not to please people but God, who examines our hearts.
You must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer, for the Lord your God will be testing you to see if you love him with all your mind and being.
My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials,
And that you visit them every morning, and try them every moment?
And these also must be tested first and then let them serve as deacons if they are found blameless.
I know, my God, that you examine thoughts and are pleased with integrity. With pure motives I contribute all this; and now I look with joy as your people who have gathered here contribute to you.
Jesus answered him, "It is said, 'You are not to put the Lord your God to the test.'"
(Now Jesus said this to test him, for he knew what he was going to do.)
These were the nations the Lord permitted to remain so he could use them to test Israel -- he wanted to test all those who had not experienced battle against the Canaanites.
Such trials show the proven character of your faith, which is much more valuable than gold -- gold that is tested by fire, even though it is passing away -- and will bring praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
and endurance, character, and character, hope.
Then I will bring the remaining third into the fire; I will refine them like silver is refined and will test them like gold is tested. They will call on my name and I will answer; I will say, 'These are my people,' and they will say, 'The Lord is my God.'"
For you, O God, tested us; you purified us like refined silver.
Put yourselves to the test to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize regarding yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you -- unless, indeed, you fail the test!
You must not put the Lord your God to the test as you did at Massah.
They again challenged God, and offended the Holy One of Israel.
But he knows the pathway that I take; if he tested me, I would come forth like gold.
"Please test your servants for ten days by providing us with some vegetables to eat and water to drink.
I, the Lord, probe into people's minds. I examine people's hearts. I deal with each person according to how he has behaved. I give them what they deserve based on what they have done.
Dear friends, do not be astonished that a trial by fire is occurring among you, as though something strange were happening to you.
So now why are you putting God to the test by placing on the neck of the disciples a yoke that neither our ancestors nor we have been able to bear?
As the crucible is for silver and the furnace is for gold, so a person is proved by the praise he receives.
But Ahaz responded, "I don't want to ask; I don't want to put the Lord to a test."
The crucible is for refining silver and the furnace is for gold, likewise the Lord tests hearts.
You have scrutinized my inner motives; you have examined me during the night. You have carefully evaluated me, but you find no sin. I am determined I will say nothing sinful.
Look, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have purified you in the furnace of misery.
Does not the ear test words, as the tongue tastes food?
Moses said to the people, "Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you so that you do not sin."
Gideon said to God, "Please do not get angry at me, when I ask for just one more sign. Please allow me one more test with the fleece. This time make only the fleece dry, while the ground around it is covered with dew."
Examine me, O Lord, and test me! Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives!
So the Lord said to Satan, "All right then, everything he has is in your power. Only do not extend your hand against the man himself!" So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.
He called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the contending of the Israelites and because of their testing the Lord, saying, "Is the Lord among us or not?"
Now an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus, saying, "Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord's throne is in heaven. His eyes watch; his eyes examine all people.
I am not saying this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love by comparison with the eagerness of others.
Let each one examine his own work. Then he can take pride in himself and not compare himself with someone else.
The Lord's words are absolutely reliable. They are as untainted as silver purified in a furnace on the ground, where it is thoroughly refined.
O Lord who rules over all, you test and prove the righteous. You see into people's hearts and minds. Pay them back for what they have done because I trust you to vindicate my cause.
- Afflictions, Benefits Of
- God Testing People
- God, All knowing
- Hard Work And Perseverance
- Patience In Hard Times
- Proving, Through Testing
- Resisting Temptation
- Self Examination
- Testing God
- Testing Other Things
- Things Like Silver