1 Samuel 16:7
Parallel Verses
New Living Translation
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Don't judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn't see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
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."

Young's Literal Translation
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.'

1 Samuel 16:7 Parallel
Commentary
1 Samuel 16:7 Parallel Commentaries
Library
The Christ Crowned, the Fact
"When God sought a King for His people of old, He went to the fields to find him; A shepherd was he, with his crook and his lute And a following flock behind him. "O love of the sheep, O joy of the lute, And the sling and the stone for battle; A shepherd was King, the giant was naught, And the enemy driven like cattle. "When God looked to tell of His good will to men, And the Shepherd-King's son whom He gave them; To shepherds, made meek a-caring for sheep, He told of a Christ sent to save them.
by S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation

The Christian's Book
Scripture references 2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:20,21; John 5:39; Romans 15:4; 2 Samuel 23:2; Luke 1:70; 24:32,45; John 2:22; 10:35; 19:36; Acts 1:16; Romans 1:1,2; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; James 2:8. WHAT IS THE BIBLE? What is the Bible? How shall we regard it? Where shall we place it? These and many questions like them at once come to the front when we begin to discuss the Bible as a book. It is only possible in this brief study, of a great subject, to indicate the line of some of the answers.
Henry T. Sell—Studies in the Life of the Christian

Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Luke 16:15
Then he said to them, "You like to appear righteous in public, but God knows your hearts. What this world honors is detestable in the sight of God.

John 8:15
You judge me by human standards, but I do not judge anyone.

Acts 1:24
Then they all prayed, "O Lord, you know every heart. Show us which of these men you have chosen

Genesis 4:5
but he did not accept Cain and his gift. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected.

1 Samuel 2:3
"Stop acting so proud and haughty! Don't speak with such arrogance! For the LORD is a God who knows what you have done; he will judge your actions.

2 Samuel 7:20
"What more can I say to you? You know what your servant is really like, Sovereign LORD.

1 Kings 8:39
then hear from heaven where you live, and forgive. Give your people what their actions deserve, for you alone know each human heart.

Jump to Previous
Appearance Consider Countenance Heart Height Hight Looks Outward Refused Rejected Samuel Stature Tall View
Jump to Next
Appearance Consider Countenance Heart Height Hight Looks Outward Refused Rejected Samuel Stature Tall View
Links
1 Samuel 16:7 NIV
1 Samuel 16:7 NLT
1 Samuel 16:7 ESV
1 Samuel 16:7 NASB
1 Samuel 16:7 KJV

1 Samuel 16:7 Bible Apps
1 Samuel 16:7 Biblia Paralela
1 Samuel 16:7 Chinese Bible
1 Samuel 16:7 French Bible
1 Samuel 16:7 German Bible

1 Samuel 16:7 Commentaries

Bible Hub
1 Samuel 16:6
Top of Page
Top of Page