Will not God make search for it? for he sees the secrets of the heart.
Wouldn't God have figured this out? We can't hide things from him.
Would not God search this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.
Shall not God search out this? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
wouldn't God find out, since he knows the secrets in our hearts?
would not God discover it, for he knows* one’s thoughts?*
44:21 would not God discover it,
for he knows1623
tn The active participle describes what is characteristically true.
tnHeb “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.