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
He had a son, whose name was Saul, an impressive young man; and there was not among the children of Israel a better person than he. From his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.
1 Samuel 10:23
They ran and fetched him 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 doesn't 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 Yahweh, she shall be praised.
Do you have eyes of flesh? Or do you see as man sees?
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," says Yahweh.
He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts. For that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
1 Peter 2:4
coming to him, a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God, precious.
1 Peter 3:4
but in the hidden person of the heart, in the incorruptible adornment of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God very precious.
Don't judge according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment."
2 Corinthians 10:7
Do you look at things only as they appear in front of your face? If anyone trusts in himself that he is Christ's, let him consider this again with himself, that, even as he is Christ's, so also we are Christ's.
On the heart
1 Kings 8:39
then hear in heaven, your dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and render to every man according to all his ways, whose heart you know; (for you, even you only, know the hearts of all the children of men;)
1 Chronicles 28:9
You, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind; for Yahweh searches all hearts, and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.
2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of Yahweh run back and forth throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein you have done foolishly; for from henceforth you shall have wars."
Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; their minds and hearts are searched by the righteous God.
You know my sitting down and my rising up. You perceive my thoughts from afar.
Sheol and Abaddon are before Yahweh -- how much more then the hearts of the children of men!
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but Yahweh weighs the motives.
But, Yahweh of Armies, who judges righteously, who tests the heart and the mind, I shall see your vengeance on them; for to you have I revealed my cause.
I, Yahweh, search the mind, I try the heart, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.
But, Yahweh of Armies, who tests the righteous, who sees the heart and the mind, let me see your vengeance on them; for to you have I revealed my cause.
They prayed, and said, "You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two you have chosen
There is no creature that is hidden from his sight, but all things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
I will kill her children with Death, and all the assemblies will know that I am he who searches the minds and hearts. I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.