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But the Lord said to Samuel, (A)“Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have [a]refused him. (B)For[b] the Lord does not see as man sees; for man (C)looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the (D)heart.”

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  1. 1 Samuel 16:7 rejected
  2. 1 Samuel 16:7 LXX For God does not see as man sees; Tg. It is not by the appearance of a man; Vg. Nor do I judge according to the looks of a man

For the wicked (A)boasts of his heart’s desire;
[a]He (B)blesses the greedy and renounces the Lord.

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  1. Psalm 10:3 Or The greedy man curses and spurns the Lord

16 These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to [a]Him:
17 (A)A[b] proud look,
(B)A lying tongue,
(C)Hands that shed innocent blood,
18 (D)A heart that devises wicked plans,
(E)Feet that are swift in running to evil,
19 (F)A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who (G)sows discord among brethren.

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  1. Proverbs 6:16 Lit. His soul
  2. Proverbs 6:17 Lit. Haughty eyes

(A)Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord;
Though they join [a]forces, none will go unpunished.

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  1. Proverbs 16:5 Lit. hand to hand

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