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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  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

39 then hear in heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive, and act, and give to everyone according to all his ways, whose heart You know (for You alone (A)know the hearts of all the sons of men),

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17 I know also, my God, that You (A)test the heart and (B)have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things; and now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here to offer willingly to You.

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20 But, O Lord of hosts,
You who judge righteously,
(A)Testing the [a]mind and the heart,
Let me see Your (B)vengeance on them,
For to You I have revealed my cause.

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  1. Jeremiah 11:20 Most secret parts, lit. kidneys

10 I, the Lord, (A)search the heart,
I test the [a]mind,
(B)Even to give every man according to his ways,
According to the fruit of his doings.

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  1. Jeremiah 17:10 Most secret parts, lit. kidneys

12 But, O Lord of hosts,
You who (A)test the righteous,
And see the [a]mind and heart,
(B)Let me see Your vengeance on them;
For I have pleaded my cause before You.

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  1. Jeremiah 20:12 Most secret parts, lit. kidneys

23 I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who (A)searches[a] the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.

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  1. Revelation 2:23 examines