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1 Samuel 16:7 New English Translation (NET Bible)

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t be impressed by[a] his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. God does not view things the way people do.[b] People look on the outward appearance,[c] but the Lord looks at the heart.”


  1. 1 Samuel 16:7 tn Heb “don’t look toward.”
  2. 1 Samuel 16:7 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.
  3. 1 Samuel 16:7 tn Heb “to the eyes.”
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