1 Samuel 16:7
Good News Translation
But the LORD said to him, "Pay no attention to how tall and handsome he is. I have rejected him, because I do not judge as people judge. They look at the outward appearance, but I look at the heart."

Contemporary English Version
But the LORD told him, "Samuel, don't think Eliab is the one just because he's tall and handsome. He isn't the one I've chosen. People judge others by what they look like, but I judge people by what is in their hearts."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to Samuel: Look not on his countenance, nor on the height of his stature: because I have rejected him, nor do I judge according to the look of man: for man seeth those things that appear, but the Lord beholdeth the heart.

New American Bible
But the LORD said to Samuel: Do not judge from his appearance or from his lofty stature, because I have rejected him. God does not see as a mortal, who sees the appearance. The LORD looks into the heart.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the Lord said to Samuel: Look not on his countenance, nor on the height of his stature: because I have rejected him, nor do I judge according to the look of man: for man seeth those things that appear, but the Lord beholdeth the heart.

Look not

1 Samuel 9:2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a choice and goodly man, and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his shoulders and upward he appeared above all the people.

1 Samuel 10:23,24 And they ran and fetched him thence: and he stood in the midst of the people, and he was higher than any of the people from the shoulders and upward. . . .

2 Samuel 14:25 But in all Israel there was not a man so comely, and so exceedingly beautiful as Absalom: from the sole of the foot to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.

Psalm 147:10,11 He shall not delight in the strength of the horse: nor take pleasure in the legs of a man. . . .

Proverbs 31:30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: the woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

seeth not

Job 10:4 Hast thou eyes of flesh: or, shalt thou see as man seeth?

Isaiah 55:8,9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts: nor your ways my ways, saith the Lord. . . .

Luke 16:15 And he said to them: you are they who justify yourselves before men, but God knoweth your hearts. For that which is high to men is an abomination before God.

1 Peter 2:4 Unto whom coming, as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men but chosen and made honourable by God:

1 Peter 3:4 But the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptibility of a quiet and a meek spirit which is rich in the sight of God.

looketh

John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance: but judge just judgment.

2 Corinthians 10:7,10 See the things that are according to outward appearance. If any man trust to himself, that he is Christ's let him think this again with himself, that as he is Christ's, so are we also. . . .

outward appearance [heb] eyes

1 Kings 8:39 Then hear thou in heaven, in the place of thy dwelling, and forgive, and do so as to give to every one according to his ways, as thou shalt see his heart (for thou only knowest the heart of all the children of men)

1 Chronicles 28:9 And thou my son Solomon, know the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart, and a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the thoughts of minds. If thou seek him, thou shalt find him: but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the Lord behold all the earth, and give strength to those who with a perfect heart trust in him. Wherefore thou hast done foolishly, and for this cause from this time wars shall arise against thee.

Psalm 7:9 The wickedness of sinners shall be brought to nought; and thou shalt direct the just: the searcher of hearts and reins is God. Just

Psalm 139:2 Thou hast known my sitting down, and my rising up.

Proverbs 15:11 Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more the hearts of the children of men?

Proverbs 16:2 All the ways of a man are open to his eyes: the Lord is the weigher of spirits.

Jeremiah 11:20 But thou, O Lord of Sabaoth, who judgest justly, and triest the reins and the hearts, let me see thy revenge on them: for to thee have I revealed my cause.

Jeremiah 17:10 I am the Lord who search the heart, and prove the reins: who give to every one according to his way, and according to the fruit of his devices.

Jeremiah 20:12 And thou, O Lord of hosts, prover of the just, who seest the reins and the heart: let me see, I beseech thee, thy vengeance on them: for to thee I have laid open my cause.

Acts 1:24 And praying, they said: Thou, Lord, who knowest the heart of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature invisible in his sight: but all things are naked and open to his eyes, to whom our speech is.

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death: and all the churches shall know that I am he that searcheth the reins and hearts. And I will give to every one of you according to your works. But to you I say

Context
Samuel Anoints David
6And when they were come in, he saw Eliab, and said: Is the Lord's anointed before him? 7And the Lord said to Samuel: Look not on his countenance, nor on the height of his stature: because I have rejected him, nor do I judge according to the look of man: for man seeth those things that appear, but the Lord beholdeth the heart.8And Isai called Abinadab, and brought him before Samuel. And he said: Neither hath the Lord chosen this,…
Cross References
Luke 16:15
And he said to them: you are they who justify yourselves before men, but God knoweth your hearts. For that which is high to men is an abomination before God.

John 8:15
You judge according to the flesh: I judge not any man.

Acts 1:24
And praying, they said: Thou, Lord, who knowest the heart of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

Genesis 4:5
But to Cain and his offerings he had no respect: and Cain was exceeding angry, and his countenance fell.

1 Samuel 2:3
Do not multiply to speak lofty things, boasting: let old matters depart from your mouth: for the Lord is a God of all knowledge, and to him are thoughts prepared.

2 Samuel 7:20
And what can David say more unto thee? for thou knowest thy servant, O Lord God:

1 Kings 8:39
Then hear thou in heaven, in the place of thy dwelling, and forgive, and do so as to give to every one according to his ways, as thou shalt see his heart (for thou only knowest the heart of all the children of men)

1 Chronicles 28:9
And thou my son Solomon, know the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart, and a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the thoughts of minds. If thou seek him, thou shalt find him: but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

2 Chronicles 6:30
Hear thou from heaven, from thy high dwelling place, and forgive, and render to every one according to his ways, which thou knowest him to have in his heart: for thou only knowest the hearts of the children of men:

Job 10:4
Hast thou eyes of flesh: or, shalt thou see as man seeth?

Psalm 147:10
He shall not delight in the strength of the horse: nor take pleasure in the legs of a man.

Proverbs 15:11
Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more the hearts of the children of men?

Proverbs 16:2
All the ways of a man are open to his eyes: the Lord is the weigher of spirits.

Proverbs 24:12
If thou say: I have not strength enough: he that seeth into the heart, he understandeth, and nothing deceiveth the keeper of thy soul, and he shall render to a man according to his works.

Jeremiah 11:20
But thou, O Lord of Sabaoth, who judgest justly, and triest the reins and the hearts, let me see thy revenge on them: for to thee have I revealed my cause.

Jeremiah 17:10
I am the Lord who search the heart, and prove the reins: who give to every one according to his way, and according to the fruit of his devices.

Additional Translations
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or height, for I have rejected him; the LORD does not see as man does. For man sees the outward appearance, but the LORD sees the heart.”But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.

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

But the Lord said to Samuel, Look not on his appearance, nor on his stature, for I have rejected him; for God sees not as man looks; for man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart.

But Jehovah said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have rejected him; for it is not as man seeth; for man looketh upon the outward appearance, but Jehovah looketh upon the heart.

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

But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the hight 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.

But Yahweh said to Samuel, "Don't look on his face, or on the height of his stature; because I have rejected him: for [Yahweh sees] not as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but Yahweh looks at the heart."

And Jehovah saith unto Samuel, 'Look not unto his appearance, and unto the height of his stature, for I have rejected him; for it is not as man seeth -- for man looketh at the eyes, and Jehovah looketh at the heart.'
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