And the LORD replied unto Samuel, Do not look on his countenance or on the height of his stature because I have refused him, for it is not as man sees, for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.
And thou, Solomon, my son, know thou the God of thy father and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing soul, for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts. If thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
Schin Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but the woman that fears the LORD shall be praised.
then thou shalt hear in the heavens, in the habitation of thy dwelling place, and forgive and do and give to each one according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the sons of men),
Let wickedness consume the wicked; but establish the just: for the righteous God is he who tries the hearts and kidneys.
I the LORD search the heart; I try the kidneys, even to give each man according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings.
O LORD of the hosts, who examines that which is just, who seest the kidneys and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them; for unto thee I have opened my cause.
And they ran and took him from there, and when he stood among the people, he was higher than any of the people from his shoulders and upward.
He does not delight in the strength of the horse; nor does he take pleasure in the legs of a man.
For my thoughts are not as your thoughts, neither are your ways as my ways, saith the LORD.
But, O LORD of the hosts, that judges righteously, that tries the kidneys and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them, for unto thee I have uncovered my cause.
And he said unto them, Ye are they who justify themselves before men, but God knows your hearts, for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
And they prayed and said, Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of everyone, show which of these two thou hast chosen,
coming unto whom (is the living Stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious),
but let the interior adorning of the heart be without corruption, and of an agreeable spirit and peaceful, which is precious in the sight of God.
And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. Among the sons of Israel there was not a nicer person than he; from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.
And in all Israel there was no one to be so greatly praised as Absalom for his beauty; from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.
For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly, for from now on thou shalt have wars.
Thou knowest my sitting down and my rising up, thou dost understand my thoughts from afar.
Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If anyone trusts to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that as he is Christ's, even so we are Christ's.
For his letters, they say, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.
Neither is there any created thing that is not manifested in his presence, but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him of whom we speak.
And I will kill her children with death, and all the congregations shall know that I AM he that searches the kidneys and hearts, and I will give unto each one of you according to your works.