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,(A) but the Lord looks at the heart.”(B)

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39 then hear(A) from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive(B) and act; deal with everyone according to all they do, since you know(C) their hearts (for you alone know every human heart),

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“And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion(A) and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart(B) and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him,(C) he will be found by you; but if you forsake(D) him, he will reject(E) you forever.

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30 then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive,(A) and deal with everyone according to all they do, since you know their hearts (for you alone know the human heart),(B)

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11 Death and Destruction[a] lie open before the Lord(A)
    how much more do human hearts!(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 15:11 Hebrew Abaddon

20 But you, Lord Almighty, who judge righteously(A)
    and test the heart(B) and mind,(C)
let me see your vengeance(D) on them,
    for to you I have committed my cause.

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10 “I the Lord search the heart(A)
    and examine the mind,(B)
to reward(C) each person according to their conduct,
    according to what their deeds deserve.”(D)

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