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Daily Bible Verse - 8/7/2007 - 1 Samuel 16:7

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."
KJV 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.
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."
1 Samuel 16:7
his appearance.. physical stature. Samuel needed to be reminded that God's anointed was not chosen because of physical attributes. This was initially a difficult concept for Samuel as he was accustomed to a king whose only positive attributes were physical.

the Lord looks at the heart.
The Hebrew concept of "heart" embodies emotions, will, intellect, and desires. The life of the man will reflect his heart (cf. Matt. 12:34, 35).

MacArthur, J. J. (1997, c1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed.) (1 Sa 16:7). Nashville: Word Pub.

Did you know?
The two books (of Samuel) were originally one, but were separated when they were translated from Hebrew into Greek, in about 300 b.c. This apparently made the size more manageable, allowing each volume to fit onto a single scroll.

Miller, S. M., & Gross, P. (1998). How to get into the Bible. Includes index. (89). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers. : Many Editions > Same Daily Verse

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