But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for [a]God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, (A)but the Lord looks at the heart.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 16:7 So with Gr; Heb He does not see what man sees

10 “I, the Lord, (A)search the heart,
I test the [a]mind,
Even (B)to give to each man according to his ways,
According to the [b]results of his deeds.

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  1. Jeremiah 17:10 Lit kidneys
  2. Jeremiah 17:10 Lit fruit

And God, (A)who knows the heart, testified to them (B)giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us;

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27 and (A)He who searches the hearts knows what (B)the mind of the Spirit is, because He (C)intercedes for the [a]saints according to the will of God.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 8:27 Or holy ones

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