The timeline of the word (Prove).
Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for
you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I
may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.
And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and
that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these
forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know
what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that
he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy
And of Levi he said, Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy holy one, whom
thou didst prove at Massah, and with whom thou didst strive at the waters of
That through them I may prove Israel, whether they will keep the way of the
LORD to walk therein, as their fathers did keep it, or not.
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even
as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan.
And they were to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken
unto the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the
hand of Moses.
And Gideon said unto God, Let not thine anger be hot against me, and I will
speak but this once: let me prove, I pray thee, but this once with the
fleece; let it now be dry only upon the fleece, and upon all the ground let
there be dew.
1 Kings 10:1
And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon
concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions.
2 Chronicles 9:1
And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of
Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a
very great company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in abundance, and
precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of
all that was in her heart.
If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say,
I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.
Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with
mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity.
Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them
give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may
be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts,
if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing,
that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go
to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he
Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem
stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which
they could not prove.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by
the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
2 Corinthians 8:8
I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the
forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove
your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in
you, except ye be reprobates?
But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he
have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.