Now let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end,
but establish the righteous person;
indeed, the one who tests the hearts and kidneys
is a righteous God. Bible see other translations

“hearts.” In the Bible, the “heart” generally refers to a person’s thought life, not their emotional life.

“kidneys.” The Word of God points to the fact that our kidneys, bowels, and belly (or womb) are part of our mental/emotional life, not “just physical organs.” Our “gut,” including our intestines, bowels, kidneys, and stomach contain as many nerve cells as our brain, and studies are now showing that our “gut” contributes significantly to our emotional life and health.

[For more on the heart referring to the thought life, see commentary on Prov. 15:21. For more on kidneys referring to the emotional life, see commentary on Rev. 2:23, “kidneys.”]

Commentary for: Psalms 7:9