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

10 I, the Lord, examine the mind,
I test the heart[a](A)
to give to each according to his way,
according to what his actions deserve.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 17:10 Lit kidneys

And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as he also did to us.(A)

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23 I will strike her children dead.[a](A) Then all the churches will know that I am the one who examines minds and hearts,(B) and I will give to each of you according to your works.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 2:23 Or with a plague

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