בָּחַן bâchan baw-khan'
A primitive root; to test (especially metals); generally and figuratively to investigate: - examine, prove, tempt, try (trial).
Total KJV occurrences: 29 Part of Speech: verb
נָסָה nâsâh naw-saw'
A primitive root; to test; by implication to attempt: - adventure, assay, prove, tempt, try.
Total KJV occurrences: 36 Part of Speech: verb
צָרַף tsâraph tsaw-raf'
A primitive root; to fuse (metal), that is, refine (literally or figuratively): - cast, (re-) fine (-er), founder, goldsmith, melt, pure, purge away, try.
Total KJV occurrences: 33 Part of Speech: verb
Examine me ... and prove me ... Try me. (David's requests)
Investigate me, then assay me, then refine me. ( H.S. prayer agenda for us)
Convict of sin, and righteousness, and judgment. (John 16:8)
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Why point out the triadigle nature of this passage?
This shows the prophetic pattern of the statement and the intentionality and purposefulness of every word that comes out of His mouth. Do not turn a deaf ear to what the Spirit is saying. Make this your request of Him. This is a behind-the-scenes look at what a godly man's prayer life sounds like.
Our attitudinal approach to the Most High must always be the desire to be thoroughly rung out and exposed, no hidden sins, no deceptions, no filthiness of the flesh and spirit. This will be reflected in a praying mode that incorporates something like David's earnest prayer.
And it won't just be once.