Psalm 11:5; Job 23:10; Psalm 139:1; 1 Samuel 16:7; 1 Chronicles 28:9

The Lord gtests the righteous,

but hhis soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.


10  But he yknows zthe way that I atake;

when he has btried me, I shall come out as gold.


Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

139  O Lord, you have psearched me and known me!


But the Lord said to Samuel, bDo not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, cbut the Lord looks on the heart.


David's Charge to Solomon

And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a ywhole heart and with a willing mind, zfor the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. aIf you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.