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

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 16:7 LXX reads God does not see as a man sees
  2. 1 Samuel 16:7 Lit what is of the eyes

21 wouldn’t God have found this out,
since He knows the secrets of the heart?(A)

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All a man’s ways seem right to him,
but the Lord evaluates the motives.[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 21:2 Lit Lord weighs the hearts

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