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Romans 8:27 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the [a]saints according to the will of God.

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 8:27 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Romans 8:27 Amplified Bible (AMP)

27 And He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because the Spirit intercedes [before God] on behalf of [a]God’s people in accordance with God’s will.

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 8:27 Lit the saints.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Romans 8:27 King James Version (KJV)

27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Jeremiah 17:9-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

“The heart is more deceitful than all else
And is desperately sick;
Who can understand it?
10 I, the Lord, search the heart,
I test the [a]mind,
To give to each person according to his ways,
According to the [b]results of his deeds.

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 17:10 Lit kidneys
  2. Jeremiah 17:10 Lit fruit
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Jeremiah 17:9-10 Amplified Bible (AMP)


“The heart is deceitful above all things
And it is [a]extremely sick;
Who can understand it fully and know its secret motives?
10 
“I, the Lord, search and examine the mind,
I test the heart,
To give to each man according to his ways,
According to the results of his deeds.

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 17:9 Lit incurable.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Jeremiah 17:9-10 King James Version (KJV)

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

10 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.

Revelation 2:23 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

23 And I will kill her children with [a]plague, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the [b]minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 2:23 Lit death; i.e., a particular kind of death
  2. Revelation 2:23 Lit kidneys; i.e., inner man
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Revelation 2:23 Amplified Bible (AMP)

23 And I will kill her children (followers) with [a]pestilence [thoroughly annihilating them], and all the churches will know [without any doubt] that I am He who searches the [b]minds and hearts [the innermost thoughts, purposes]; and I will give to each one of you [a reward or punishment] according to your deeds.

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 2:23 Lit death.
  2. Revelation 2:23 Lit kidneys, i.e. inner man. In Jewish thought, the kidneys were considered a source of wisdom (cf Ps 16:7).
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Revelation 2:23 King James Version (KJV)

23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

Luke 2:35 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

35 and a sword will pierce your own soul—to the end that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Luke 2:35 Amplified Bible (AMP)

35 and a sword [of deep sorrow] will pierce through your own soul—so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”

Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Luke 2:35 King James Version (KJV)

35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

Hebrews 4:12 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

12 For the word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, even penetrating as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to [a]judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 4:12 Or discern
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Hebrews 4:12 Amplified Bible (AMP)

12 For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged [a]sword, penetrating as far as the division of the [b]soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Footnotes:

  1. Hebrews 4:12 In addition to “sword,” the word in Greek was used for the knife used by the priests to slit the throats of the sacrificial lambs and for the knife (scalpel) used by a surgeon.
  2. Hebrews 4:12 “soul and spirit” used here to emphasize the whole person, not two separate entities as in other passages.
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Hebrews 4:12 King James Version (KJV)

12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

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