Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Proverbs 17:3 in English Standard Version "The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts." 1Ch 29:17 I know, my God, that you test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to you. Ps 26:2 Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and my mind. Pr 27:21 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and a man is tested by his praise. Jer 17:10 “I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.” Mal 3:3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the Lord.