1 Samuel 16:7

NET ©

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.”

NIV ©

But the LORD said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

NASB ©

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."

NLT ©

But the LORD said to Samuel, "Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn’t make decisions the way you do! People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at a person’s thoughts and intentions."

MSG ©

But GOD told Samuel, "Looks aren't everything. Don't be impressed with his looks and stature. I've already eliminated him. GOD judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; GOD looks into the heart."

BBE ©

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.

NRSV ©

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

NKJV ©

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

KJV
But the LORD
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unto Samuel
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Look
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not on his countenance
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or on the height
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of his stature
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because I have refused
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him: for [the LORD seeth] not as man
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seeth
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for man
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looketh
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on the outward appearance
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but the LORD
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looketh
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on the heart
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{outward...: Heb. eyes}
HEBREW
bbll
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hary
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hwhyw
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Mynyel
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hary
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Mdah
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hary
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rsa
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whytoam
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law
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la
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jbt
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la
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lawms
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la
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hwhy
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rmayw (16:7)
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LXXM
kai
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CONJ
eipen
 
V-AAI-3S
kuriov
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prov
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PREP
samouhl
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mhde
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CONJ
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PREP
thn
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exin
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N-ASF
megeyouv
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autou
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D-GSM
oti
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CONJ
exoudenwka
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V-RAI-1S
auton
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D-ASM
oti
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CONJ
ouc
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ADV
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CONJ
embleqetai
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anyrwpov
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oqetai
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T-NSM
yeov
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oti
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CONJ
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proswpon
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PRT
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N-ASF
NET © [draft] ITL
But the Lord
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said
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to
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Samuel
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, “Don’t
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be impressed
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by
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his appearance
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or his height
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, for
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I have rejected
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him. God does not
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view
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things the way men
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do. People
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look on
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the outward appearance
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, but the Lord
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looks at
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the heart
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.”
NET © Notes

tn Heb “don’t look toward.”

tn Heb “for not that which the man sees.” The translation follows the LXX, which reads, “for not as man sees does God see.” The MT has suffered from homoioteleuton or homoioarcton. See P. K. McCarter, I Samuel (AB), 274.

tn Heb “to the eyes.”