'Tested' in the Bible
After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am," he answered.
This is how you will be tested: As surely as Pharaoh lives, you will not leave this place unless your youngest brother comes here.
Send one of your number to get your brother. The rest of you will be imprisoned so that your words can be tested to see if they are true. If they are not, then as surely as Pharaoh lives, you are spies!"
So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he threw it into the water, the water became drinkable. He made a statute and ordinance for them at Marah and He tested them there.
There the LORD presented to them a statute and an ordinance, and there he tested them. He said, "If you will carefully obey the LORD your God, do what he sees to be right, listen to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, then I won't inflict on you all the diseases that I inflicted on the Egyptians, because I am the LORD your healer."
He named the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites complained, and because they tested the Lord, saying, "Is the Lord among us or not?"
none of the men who have seen My glory and the signs I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tested Me these 10 times and did not obey Me,
Do not test the Lord your God as you tested [Him] at Massah.
Who gave you manna for your food in the waste land, a food which your fathers had never seen; so that your pride might be broken and your hearts tested for your good in the end;
He said about Levi: Your Thummim and Urim belong to Your faithful one; You tested him at Massah and contended with him at the waters of Meribah.
Now therefore proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, 'Whoever is fearful and trembling, let him return home.'" And Gideon tested them; twenty-two thousand returned, and ten thousand remained.
David girded his sword over his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. So David said to Saul, "I cannot go with these, for I have not tested them." And David took them off.
"As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the LORD is tested; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
When the queen of Sheba heard about Solomon's reputation, she traveled to Jerusalem and tested him with difficult questions. She brought along a large retinue, camels laden with spices, and lots of gold and precious stones. Upon her arrival, she spoke with Solomon about everything that was on her mind.
Are not words tested by the ear, even as food is tasted by the mouth?
Yet He knows the way I have taken; when He has tested me, I will emerge as pure gold.
For words are tested by the ear, as food is tasted by the mouth.
If only Job were tested to the limit, because [his] answers are [like] those of wicked men.
Be careful that you do not turn to iniquity, for that is why you have been tested by affliction.
O let the evil of the evil-doer come to an end, but give strength to the upright: for men's minds and hearts are tested by the God of righteousness.
The words of the Lord are true words: like silver tested by fire and burned clean seven times.
You have tested my heart; You have visited by night; You have tried me and found nothing [evil]; I have determined that my mouth will not sin.
As for God, His way is perfect! The word of the Lord is tested and tried; He is a shield to all those who take refuge and put their trust in Him.
Put me in the scales, O Lord, so that I may be tested; let the fire make clean my thoughts and my heart.
For You, God, tested us; You refined us as silver is refined.
They deliberately tested God, demanding the food they craved.
They constantly tested God and provoked the Holy One of Israel.
But they rebelliously tested the Most High God, for they did not keep His decrees.
You called out in distress, and I rescued you; I answered you from the thundercloud. I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah
where your fathers tested Me; they tried Me, though they had seen what I did.
Until the time his prediction came true, the word of the Lord tested him.
They were seized with craving in the wilderness and tested God in the desert.
Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.
O God, let the secrets of my heart be uncovered, and let my wandering thoughts be tested:
The tongue of the upright man is like tested silver: the heart of the evil-doer is of little value.
Silver is [tested] in a crucible, gold in a smelter, and a man, by the praise he receives.
Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.
I said to myself concerning the sons of men, "God has surely tested them in order for them to see that they are but beasts."
I have tested all this by wisdom. I resolved, "I will be wise," but it was beyond me.
And in this mountain will the Lord of armies make for all peoples a feast of good things, a feast of wines long stored, of good things sweet to the taste, of wines long kept and tested.
Therefore the Lord God said: "Look, I have laid a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; the one who believes will be unshakable.
Look, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
For this sword has been tested and proved [on others], and what if the rejecting and despising rod or scepter of Judah shall be no more but completely swept away? says the Lord God.
He agreed with them in this matter and tested them for 10 days.
Till a number are tested and make themselves clean; and the evil-doers will do evil; for not one of the evil-doers will have knowledge; but all will be made clear to those who are wise.
I will put this third through the fire; I will refine them as silver is refined and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say: They are My people, and they will say: The Lord is our God."
Then Jesus was led (guided) by the [Holy] Spirit into the wilderness (desert) to be tempted (tested and tried) by the devil.
One of them, an expert in the Law, tested him by asking,
And he was in the waste land for forty days, being tested by Satan; and he was with the beasts; and the angels took care of him.
The Pharisees arrived and began arguing with Jesus. They tested him by demanding from him a sign from heaven.
And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must of necessity suffer many things and be tested and disapproved and rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be put to death, and after three days rise again [ from death].
For (during) forty days in the wilderness (desert), where He was tempted ( tried, tested exceedingly) by the devil. And He ate nothing during those days, and when they were completed, He was hungry.
Behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested him, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
Simon, Simon, Satan has made a request to have you, so that he may put you to the test as grain is tested:
Every man's work will be made clear in that day, because it will be tested by fire; and the fire itself will make clear the quality of every man's work.
nor put Christ to the test, as some of them tested [him], and were destroyed by snakes,
But if all are teaching as prophets, and a man without faith or knowledge comes in, he is tested by all, he is judged by all;
We have also sent with them our brother whom we have often tested, in many circumstances, and found diligent-and now even more diligent because of his great confidence in you.
Brothers, if a man is taken in any wrongdoing, you who are of the Spirit will put such a one right in a spirit of love; keeping watch on yourself, for fear that you yourself may be tested.
But everything can be tested by the light and thus be shown in its true colors; for whatever shines of itself is light.
But so that you may have knowledge of my business, and how I am, Tychicus, the well-loved brother and tested servant in the Lord, will give you news of all things:
But Timothy's tested worth you know, how as a son with his father he has toiled with me zealously in [serving and helping to advance] the good news (the Gospel).
But even as the good news was given to us by the approval of God, so we give it out; not as pleasing men, but God by whom our hearts are tested.
For this reason, when I was no longer able to keep quiet, I sent to get news of your faith, fearing that you might be tested by the Evil One and that our work might come to nothing.
Let all things be tested; keep to what is good;
And they must also be tested first; if they prove blameless, then they can serve as deacons.
Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth.
And as James and Jambres went against Moses, so do these go against what is true: men of evil minds, who, tested by faith, are seen to be false.
For since He Himself was tested and has suffered, He is able to help those who are tested.
where your fathers tested Me, tried [ Me ], and saw My works
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tested in every way as we are, yet without sin.
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac; he who had received the promises was offering up his unique son,
And others were tested by being laughed at or by blows, and even with chains and prisons:
They were stoned, they were cut up with knives, they were tested, they were put to death with the sword, they went about in sheepskins and in goatskins; being poor and in pain and cruelly attacked,
Let no man say when he is tested, I am tested by God; for it is not possible for God to be tested by evil, and he himself puts no man to such a test:
But every man is tested when he is turned out of the right way by the attraction of his desire.
You have cause for great joy in this, though it may have been necessary for you to be troubled for a little time, being tested in all sorts of ways,
so that your genuine faith, which is more valuable than gold that perishes when tested by fire, may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus, the Messiah, is revealed.
Dear brothers, do not be surprised, as if it was something strange, if your faith is tested as by fire:
I know your works, your labor, and your endurance, and that you cannot tolerate evil. You have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and you have found them to be liars.
Don't be afraid of what you are going to suffer. Look! The Devil is going to throw some of you into prison so that you may be tested. For ten days you will undergo suffering. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the victor's crown of life.
Therefore I counsel you to purchase from Me gold refined and tested by fire, that you may be [truly] wealthy, and white clothes to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nudity from being seen, and salve to put on your eyes, that you may see.
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