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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Psalm 139

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

You have searched me,(A) Lord,
    and you know(B) me.

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You know when I sit and when I rise;(A)
    you perceive my thoughts(B) from afar.

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23 Search me,(A) God, and know my heart;(B)
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.

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A person may think their own ways are right,
    but the Lord weighs the heart.(A)

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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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15 He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves(A) in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts.(B) What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.

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27 And he who searches our hearts(A) knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes(B) for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

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On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel.(A) We are not trying to please people(B) but God, who tests our hearts.(C)

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