Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
1 Samuel 9:2
And he had a son whose name was Saul, a young man and fine looking. And there was not among the sons of Israel a man better looking than he. From his shoulders and upward he was taller than any of the people.
1 Samuel 10:23
And they ran and fetched him from there. And when he stood among the people, he was higher than any of the people from his shoulders and upward.
2 Samuel 14:25
Now in all Israel there was none to be so much 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.
He does not delight in the strength of the horse. He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, [but] a woman who fears LORD, she shall be praised.
Have thou eyes of flesh? Or do thou see as man sees?
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says LORD.
And he said to them, Ye are those who declare yourselves righteous in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts. Because what is lofty among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
1 Peter 2:4
Coming to whom, a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but with God chosen, precious,
1 Peter 3:4
but the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible, of the meek and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
2 Corinthians 10:7
Do ye look at things according to appearance. If any man has convinced himself to be of Christ, let him consider this again of himself, that, as he is of Christ, so also are we of Christ.
On the heart
1 Kings 8:39
then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place, and forgive, and do, and render to every man according to all his ways, whose heart thou know (for thou, even thou only, know the hearts of all the sons of men),
1 Chronicles 28:9
And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind, for LORD searches all hearts, and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts. If thou seek him, he will be
2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward him. In this thou have done foolishly, for from henceforth thou shall have wars.
O let the wickedness of the wicked man come to an end, but establish thou the righteous man. For the righteous God tries the minds and hearts.
Thou know my sitting down and my rising up. Thou understand my thought afar off.
Sheol and Abaddon are before LORD. How much more then the hearts of the sons of men!
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but LORD weighs the spirits.
But, O LORD of hosts, who judges righteously, who tries the heart and the mind, I shall see thy vengeance on them, for to thee I have revealed my case.
I, LORD, search the mind. I try the heart, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.
But, O LORD of hosts, who tries the righteous, who sees the heart and the mind, let me see thy vengeance on them, for to thee I have revealed my cause.
And having prayed, they said, Thou, Lord, knowing the hearts of all men, show which one of these two thou have chosen
And there is no creature concealed from his presence, but all things are naked and vulnerable to his eyes, before whom is the word to us.
And I will kill her children in death. And all the congregations will know that I am he who searches the inner feelings and hearts. And I will give to you--to each--according to your works.