Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

But LORD said to Samuel, Do not look on his countenance, or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For [LORD sees] not as man sees, for man looks on the outward appearance, but LORD looks on the heart.

New American Standard Bible

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or his stature, because I have rejected him. Man does not see what the Lord sees, for man sees what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart.”

International Standard Version

The LORD told Samuel, "Don't look at his appearance or his height, for I've rejected him. Truly, God does not see what man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD sees the heart."

American Standard Version

But Jehovah said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have rejected him: for Jehovah seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but Jehovah looketh on the heart.

Amplified

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

Bible in Basic English

But the Lord said to Samuel, Do not take note of his face or how tall he is, because I will not have him: for the Lord's view is not man's; man takes note of the outer form, but the Lord sees the heart.

Darby Translation

But Jehovah said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have rejected him; for it is not as man seeth; for man looketh upon the outward appearance, but Jehovah looketh upon the heart.

Julia Smith Translation

And Jehovah will say to Samuel, Thou shalt not look upon his aspect or upon the height of his stature; for I rejected him: for not what man will see, for man will see with the eyes, and Jehovah will see at the heart

King James 2000

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 sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But Yahweh said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For [God does] not [see] what man sees, for a man {looks on the outward appearance}, but Yahweh {looks on the heart}."

Modern King James verseion

But Jehovah said to Samuel, Do not look on his face, nor on his height, because I have refused him. For He does not see as man sees. For man looks on the outward appearance, but Jehovah looks on the heart.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But the LORD said unto Samuel, "Look not on his fashion nor on the height of his stature, for I have refused him. Because it is not as man seeth. For man looketh on the outward appearance: but the LORD beholdeth the heart."

NET Bible

But the Lord said to Samuel, "Don't be impressed by his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. God does not view things the way men do. People look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."

New Heart English Bible

But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look on his face, or on the height of his stature; because I have rejected him. For man does not see as God sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

The Emphasized Bible

But Yahweh said unto Samuel - Do not regard his countenance, or the height of his stature, for I have rejected him, - for it is not what man looketh to but what God looketh to. For, man, looketh to the outward appearance, but, Yahweh, looketh to the heart.

Webster

But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the hight 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.

World English Bible

But Yahweh said to Samuel, "Don't look on his face, or on the height of his stature; because I have rejected him: for [Yahweh sees] not as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but Yahweh looks at the heart."

Youngs Literal Translation

And Jehovah saith unto Samuel, 'Look not unto his appearance, and unto the height of his stature, for I have rejected him; for it is not as man seeth -- for man looketh at the eyes, and Jehovah looketh at the heart.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But the Lord

Usage: 0

שׁמוּאל 
Sh@muw'el 
Usage: 140

נבט 
Nabat 
Usage: 69

not on his countenance
מראה 
Mar'eh 
Usage: 104

or on the height
גּבוהּ גּבהּ 
Gaboahh 
Usage: 37

קומה 
Qowmah 
Usage: 45

מאס 
Ma'ac 
Usage: 76

him for the Lord seeth not as man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

ראה 
Ra'ah 
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308
Usage: 1308

but the Lord

Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Samuel 16:7

References

Images 1 Samuel 16:7

Prayers for 1 Samuel 16:7

Context Readings

David Is Anointed

6 And it came to pass, when they came, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely LORD's anointed is before him. 7 But LORD said to Samuel, Do not look on his countenance, or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For [LORD sees] not as man sees, for man looks on the outward appearance, but LORD looks on the heart. 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither has LORD chosen this man.


Cross References

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

Proverbs 31:30

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, [but] a woman who fears LORD, she shall be praised.

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),

Psalm 7:9

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.

Jeremiah 17:10

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.

Jeremiah 20:12

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.

1 Samuel 10:23-24

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.

Psalm 147:10-11

He does not delight in the strength of the horse. He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.

Isaiah 55:8-9

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says LORD.

Jeremiah 11:20

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.

Luke 16:15

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.

John 7:24

Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

Acts 1:24

And having prayed, they said, Thou, Lord, knowing the hearts of all men, show which one of these two thou have chosen

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.

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.

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.

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.

Job 10:4

Have thou eyes of flesh? Or do thou see as man sees?

Psalm 139:2

Thou know my sitting down and my rising up. Thou understand my thought afar off.

Proverbs 15:11

Sheol and Abaddon are before LORD. How much more then the hearts of the sons of men!

Proverbs 16:2

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but LORD weighs the spirits.

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.

2 Corinthians 10:10

Because, The letters, he says, are indeed weighty and powerful, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech is disdained.

Hebrews 4:13

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.

Revelation 2:23

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.

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