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."
Cross ReferencesLuke 16:15
So He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is prized among men is detestable before God.
You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.
And they prayed, "Lord, You know everyone's heart. Show us which of these two You have chosen
but He had no regard for Cain and his offering. So Cain became very angry, and his countenance fell.
1 Samuel 2:3
Do not boast so proudly, or let arrogance come from your mouth, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by Him actions are weighed.
2 Samuel 7:20
What more can David say to You? For You know Your servant, O Lord GOD.
1 Kings 8:39
be heard by You from heaven, Your dwelling place. And may You forgive and act, and repay each man according to all his ways, since You know his heart--for You alone know the hearts of all men--
1 Chronicles 28:9
As for you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve Him wholeheartedly and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands the intention of every thought. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
2 Chronicles 6:30
be heard by You from heaven, Your dwelling place. And may You forgive and repay each man according to all his ways, since You know his heart--for You alone know the hearts of men--
Do You have eyes of flesh? Do You see as man sees?
He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legpower of the man.
Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD--how much more the hearts of men!
All a man's ways are pure in his own eyes, but his motives are weighed by the LORD.
If you say, "Behold, we did not know about this," will not He who weighs hearts consider it? Does not the One who guards your life know? Will He not repay a man according to his deeds?
But, O LORD of Hosts, who judges righteously, who tests the heart and mind, let me see Your vengeance upon them, for I have committed my cause to You.
I, the LORD, search the heart; I test the mind to reward a man according to his way, by what his deeds deserve.
Chapter Outline1. Samuel sent by God, under pretense of a sacrifice, comes to Bethlehem
6. His human judgment is reproved
11. He anoints David
15. Saul sends for David to quiet his evil spirit
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1 Samuel 9:2
1 Samuel 10:23, 24
2 Samuel 14:25
Psalm 147:10, 11
Isaiah 55:8, 9
1 Peter 2:4
1 Peter 3:4
2 Corinthians 10:7, 10
outward appearance [heb] eyes
1 Kings 8:39
1 Chronicles 28:9
2 Chronicles 16:9
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