bring (one) to the test

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bring (one) to the test

To test how skilled or capable one is in a particular area. They sure brought me to the test when I tried out for the golf team, but I must have pleased the coaches because I made it!
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One day, Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, 'Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.' And Jesus said to them, 'When you pray, say this,: Father, may your name be held holy, may your kingdom come; give us, each day, the kind of bread we need, and forgive us our sins; for we also forgive all who do us wrong; and do not bring us to the test.'
After the liturgical reforms of Vatican II (1962-65), the English translation of the Lord's Prayer (LP) for this particular phrase was "do not bring us to the test".
The New Revised Bible of 40 years ago, suggests that we say:``And do not bring us to the test.''That sounds better,but I was never sure what was meant by ``test''.