But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance,(A) but the Lord looks at the heart.”(B)

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But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

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But the Lord said to Samuel, (A)“Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have [a]refused him. (B)For[b] the Lord does not see as man sees; for man (C)looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the (D)heart.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 16:7 rejected
  2. 1 Samuel 16:7 LXX For God does not see as man sees; Tg. It is not by the appearance of a man; Vg. Nor do I judge according to the looks of a man

11 Surely he recognizes deceivers;
    and when he sees evil, does he not take note?(A)

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11 For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it?

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11 For (A)He knows deceitful men;
He sees wickedness also.
Will He not then consider it?

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16 Surely then you will count my steps(A)
    but not keep track of my sin.(B)

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16 For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?

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16 For now (A)You number my steps,
But do not watch over my sin.

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23 He may let them rest in a feeling of security,(A)
    but his eyes(B) are on their ways.(C)

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23 Though it be given him to be in safety, whereon he resteth; yet his eyes are upon their ways.

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23 He gives them security, and they rely on it;
Yet (A)His eyes are on their ways.

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24 for he views the ends of the earth(A)
    and sees everything under the heavens.(B)

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24 For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;

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24 For He looks to the ends of the earth,
And (A)sees under the whole heavens,

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Does he not see my ways(A)
    and count my every step?(B)

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Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?

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(A)Does He not see my ways,
And count all my steps?

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21 “His eyes are on the ways of mortals;(A)
    he sees their every step.(B)

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21 For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.

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21 “For(A) His eyes are on the ways of man,
And He sees all his steps.

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11 Who has a claim against me that I must pay?(A)
    Everything under heaven belongs to me.(B)

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