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.

Bible References

Look not

1 Samuel 9:2
And to him was a son and his name Saul, a young man and good: and not a man of the sons of Israel good above him: from his shoulder and from above, high above all the people.
1 Samuel 10:23
And they will run and and take him from thence, and he will stand in the midst of the people; and he will be high above all the people,. from his shoulders and above.
2 Samuel 14:25
And as Absalom there was not a fair man in all Israel to praise greatly: from the sole of his foot and even to his crown, there was not a blemish in him
Psalm 147:10
He will not delight in the strength of the horse: he will not be pleased in the legs of a man.
Proverbs 31:30
Favor a falsehood, and beauty vanity: a woman fearing Jehovah, she shall be praised.

Seeth not

Job 10:4
Were eyes of flesh to thee? or wilt thou see as man saw?
Isaiah 55:8
For not my purposes your purposes and not your ways my ways, says Jehovah
Luke 16:15
And he said to them, Ye are they justifying yourselves before men; and God knows your hearts: for the high with men is abomination before God.
1 Peter 2:4
To whom approaching, a living stone, truly disapproved of by men, and chosen by God, highly valued,
1 Peter 3:4
But the hidden man of the heart, in the uncorruptedness of a mild and quiet spirit, which is before God of great price.


John 7:24
Judge not according to sight, but judge just judgment.
2 Corinthians 10:7
See ye things according to the face? If any has persuaded himself to be of Christ, let him reckon this again of himself, that, as he of Christ, so we also of Christ.

On the heart

1 Kings 8:39
Wilt thou hear in the heavens thy prepared dwelling, and forgive and do, and give to a man according to all his ways? for thou wilt know his heart; for thou wilt know alone the heart of all the sons of men:
1 Chronicles 28:9
And thou, O Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing soul: for Jehovah searched all hearts, and he understands every formation of the thoughts: if thou shalt seek him he will be found to thee, and if thou wilt forsake him, he will cast thee off forever.
2 Chronicles 16:9
For Jehovah, his eyes run to and fro in all the earth to strengthen himself with the perfected heart of them to him. Thou wert foolish for this that from now there is wars with thee.
Psalm 7:9
Now shall the evil of the unjust come to an end; and thou wilt direct the just one: for the just God tried hearts and reins.
Psalm 139:2
Thou knewest my sitting and my rising; thou didst understand for my thoughts from far of
Proverbs 15:11
Hades and destruction are before Jehovah: much more the hearts of the sons of man.
Proverbs 16:2
All the ways of man are clean in his eyes, and Jehovah tried the spirits.
Jeremiah 11:20
O Jehovah of armies, judging justice and trying the reins and the heart, I shall see thy vengeance from them, for to thee I uncovered my cause.
Jeremiah 17:10
I Jehovah searching the heart, trying the reins, to give to each according to his way, according to the fruit of his doings.
Jeremiah 20:12
And Jehovah of armies trying the just, seeing the reins and the heart, I shall see thy vengeance of them: for to thee I uncovered my cause.
Acts 1:24
And having prayed, they said, Thou, O Lord, knowing hearts of all, spew forth one of two which thou hast chosen,
Hebrews 4:13
And there is no creation invisible before him: and all things naked and exposed, neck and face to view, to the eyes of him with whom to us is the word.
Revelation 2:23
And her children will I kill in death; and all the churches shall know that I am he searching the reins and hearts: and I will give to you each according to our works.