But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or his stature because I have rejected him. Humans do not see what the Lord sees,[a] for humans see what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart.”(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 16:7 LXX reads God does not see as a man sees

“As for you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve him wholeheartedly and with a willing mind,(A) for the Lord searches every heart and understands the intention of every thought.(B) If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you abandon him, he will reject you forever.(C)

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