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1 Samuel 16:7Common English Bible (CEB)

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Have no regard for his appearance or stature, because I haven’t selected him. God[a] doesn’t look at things like humans do. Humans see only what is visible to the eyes, but the Lord sees into the heart.”

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Samuel 16:7 LXX; MT lacks God.
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1 Samuel 16:7Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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,[b] but the Lord sees the heart.”

Footnotes:

  1. 16:7 LXX reads God does not see as a man sees
  2. 16:7 Lit for the man sees according to the eyes
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1 Samuel 16:7New International Version (NIV)

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

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1 Samuel 16:7Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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