would not God have discovered it, since he knows the secrets of the heart?
Would not God find this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.
God would surely have known it, for he knows the secrets of every heart.
Wouldn't God have figured this out? We can't hide things from him.
Will not God make search for it? for he sees the secrets of the heart.
would not God discover this? For he knows the secrets of the heart.
Would not God search this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.
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1 tn The active participle describes what is characteristically true.
2 tn Heb “would not God search out this, for he knows the hidden things of [the] heart?” The expression “search out” is used metonymically here, referring to discovery, the intended effect of a search. The “heart” (i.e., mind) is here viewed as the seat of one’s thoughts. The rhetorical question expects the answer, “Of course he would!” The point seems to be this: There is no way the Israelites who are the speakers in the psalm would reject God and turn to another god, for the omniscient God would easily discover such a sin.