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  • I know, my God, that you examine our hearts and rejoice when you find integrity there. You know I have done all this with good motives, and I have watched your people offer their gifts willingly and joyously. - 1 Chronicles 29:17

  • " `Yet your real motive--I know this was your intent-- - Job 10:13

  • Put me on trial, LORD, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and affections. - Psalms 26:2

  • People may be pure in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their motives. - Proverbs 16:2

  • The LORD's searchlight penetrates the human spirit,* exposing every hidden motive.2 - Proverbs 20:27

  • God loathes the sacrifice of an evil person, especially when it is brought with ulterior motives. - Proverbs 21:27

  • But I know! I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve." - Jeremiah 17:10

  • But Jesus knew their evil motives. "You hypocrites!" he said. "Whom are you trying to fool with your trick questions? - Matthew 22:18

  • So be careful not to jump to conclusions before the Lord returns as to whether or not someone is faithful. When the Lord comes, he will bring our deepest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. And then God will give to everyone whatever praise is due. - 1 Corinthians 4:5

  • I hope it won't be necessary, but when I come I may have to be very bold with those who think we act from purely human motives. - 2 Corinthians 10:2

  • Some are preaching out of jealousy and rivalry. But others preach about Christ with pure motives. - Philippians 1:15

  • Those others do not have pure motives as they preach about Christ. They preach with selfish ambition, not sincerely, intending to make my chains more painful to me. - Philippians 1:17

  • But whether or not their motives are pure, the fact remains that the message about Christ is being preached, so I rejoice. And I will continue to rejoice. - Philippians 1:18

  • For we speak as messengers who have been approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He is the one who examines the motives of our hearts. - 1 Thessalonians 2:4

  • doesn't this discrimination show that you are guided by wrong motives? - James 2:4
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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