Psalms 139:23

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Psalms 139:23

Search me, O God, and knowe my heart: trie mee, and knowe my thoughts:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Search me, O God, and know my heart: Try me, and know my thoughts;
- American Standard Version (1901)

O God, let the secrets of my heart be uncovered, and let my wandering thoughts be tested:
- Basic English Bible

Search me, O God, and know my heart; prove me, and know my thoughts;
- Darby Bible

Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts:
- Webster's Bible

Search me, God, and know my heart. Try me, and know my thoughts.
- World English Bible

Search me, O God, and know my heart, Try me, and know my thoughts,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Search me, O God, and know my heart, try me, and know my thoughts;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Psalms 139:23

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 139:23


139:22 Perfect hatred - See the difference between the Jewish and the Christian spirit!


Discussion for Psalms 139:23

  • Sunday Levinus Alaka on Psalms 139:23
    David is no accomplice with traitors. He has disowned them in set form, and now he appeals to God that he does not harbour a trace of fellowship with them. He will have God himself search him, and search him thoroughly, till every point of his being is known, and read, and understood; for he is sure that even by such an investigation there will be found in him no complicity with wicked men. He challenges the fullest investigation, the innermost search: he had need be a true man who can put himself deliberately into such a crucible. Yet we may each one desire such searching; for it would be a terrible calamity to us for sin to remain in our hearts unknown and undiscovered.Try me, and know my thoughts. Exercise any and every test upon me. By fire and by water let me be examined. Read not alone the desires of my heart, but the fugitive thoughts of my head. Know with all penetrating knowledge all that is or has been in the chambers of my mind. What a mercy that there is one being who can know us to perfection! He is intimately at home with us. He is graciously inclined towards us, and is willing to bend his omniscience to serve the end of our sanctification. Let us pray as David did, and let us be as honest as he. We cannot hide our sin: salvation lies the other way, in a plain discovery of evil, and an effectual severance from it.


 

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