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Jeremiah 17:10

    Jeremiah 17:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I, Jehovah, search the mind, I try the heart, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I the Lord am the searcher of the heart, the tester of the thoughts, so that I may give to every man the reward of his ways, in keeping with the fruit of his doings.

    Webster's Revision

    I, Jehovah, search the mind, I try the heart, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.

    World English Bible

    I, Yahweh, search the mind, I try the heart, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 17:10

    Reins - Innermost parts of man.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 17:10

    I the Lord search the heart - The Lord is called by his apostles, Acts 1:24, Καρδιογνωστης, the Knower of the heart. To him alone can this epithet be applied; and it is from him alone that we can derive that instruction by which we can in any measure know ourselves.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 17:10

    The answer to the question, "who can know it?" To himself a man's heart is an inscrutable mystery: God alone can fathom it.

    Ways - Rather, way, his course of life. The "and" must be omitted, for the last clause explains what is meant "by man's way," when he comes before God for judgment. It is "the fruit," the final result "of his doings, i. e., his real character as formed by the acts and habits of his life.