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Psalms 66:10

    Psalms 66:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For you, O God, have proved us: you have tried us, as silver is tried.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For thou, O God, hast proved us: Thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For you, O God, have put us to the test: testing us by fire like silver.

    Webster's Revision

    For thou, O God, hast proved us: Thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.

    World English Bible

    For you, God, have tested us. You have refined us, as silver is refined.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 66:10

    For thou, O God, hast proved us - This is a metaphor taken from melting and refining metals; afflictions and trials of various kinds are represented as a furnace where ore is melted, and a crucible where it is refined. And this metaphor is used especially to represent cases where there is doubt concerning the purity of the metal, the quantity of alloy, or even the nature or kind of metal subjected to the trial. So God is said to try the Israelites that he might know what was in them; and whether they would keep his testimonies: and then, according to the issue, his conduct towards them would appear to be founded on reason and justice.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 66:10

    For thou, O God, hast proved us - That is, Thou hast tried us; thou hast tested the reality of our attachment to thee, as silver is tried by the application of fire. God had proved or tried them by bringing calamity upon them to test the reality of their allegiance to him. The nature of the proof or trial is referred to in the following verses.

    Thou hast tried us, as silver is tried - That is, by being subjected to appropriate tests to ascertain its real nature, and to remove from it imperfections. Compare the notes at 1 Peter 1:7; notes at Isaiah 1:25; notes at Isaiah 48:10; see also Zechariah 13:9; Malachi 3:3.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 66:10

    66:10 Proved us - As it were in a burning furnace; and with a design to purge out our dross.