But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for [a]God does not see as man sees, since man looks at [b]the outward appearance, (A)but the Lord looks at the heart.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 16:7 As in LXX; MT, He does not see what man sees
  2. 1 Samuel 16:7 Lit the eyes; or what is before the eyes

(A)Every person’s way is right in his own eyes,
But the Lord (B)examines the hearts.

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24 And they (A)prayed and said, “You, Lord, who (B)know the hearts of all people, show which one of these two You have chosen

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27 and (A)He who searches the hearts knows what (B)the mind of the Spirit is, because He (C)intercedes for the [a]saints according to the will of God.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 8:27 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people