Ani Maamin # 10 has a unique Nusach. After the belief is stated there is a verse to corroborate the belief.

אֲנִי מַאֲמִין בֶּאֱמוּנָה שְׁלֵמָה. שֶׁהַבּוֹרֵא יִתְבָּרַךְ שְׁמוֹ יוֹדֵעַ כָּל מַעֲשֵׂה בְנֵי אָדָם וְכָל מַחְשְׁבוֹתָם. שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר הַיֹּצֵר יַחַד לִבָּם הַמֵּבִין אֶל כָּל מַעֲשֵׂיהֶם

Why is this belief the only one that the author felt a need to corroborate with a verse?

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    This isn't the only belief the Rambam corroborated by a verse. It's just the only one whoever authored these poems decided to include a verse with.
    – Double AA
    Jun 9, 2017 at 13:32
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    Rambam lists 13 beliefs is in his commentary to sanhedrin hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=37945&st=&pgnum=467 The ani maamin's are just a later anonymous poetic adaptation.
    – Double AA
    Jun 9, 2017 at 13:44
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    Important note... The op asks why the author did this and not why did the rambam do this.
    – Laser123
    Jul 25, 2017 at 22:50
  • @DoubleAA In fact the Rambam cites other verses for this principle, but does not cite the verse cited in Ani Ma'amin.
    – Alex
    Dec 24, 2017 at 20:19


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