Abraham Tested

22 Some time later God tested(A) Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”

“Here I am,”(B) he replied.

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They were left to test(A) the Israelites to see whether they would obey the Lord’s commands, which he had given their ancestors through Moses.

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10 But he knows the way that I take;(A)
    when he has tested me,(B) I will come forth as gold.(C)

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In your distress you called(A) and I rescued you,
    I answered(B) you out of a thundercloud;
    I tested you at the waters of Meribah.[a](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 81:7 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
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10 See, I have refined(A) you, though not as silver;
    I have tested(B) you in the furnace(C) of affliction.

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