1 Samuel 16:7 NASB Key Word SB But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his 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 2:3-9 NASB Key Word SB “Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge. And with Him actions are weighed.
“The bows of the mighty are shattered, But the feeble gird on strength.
“Those who were full hire themselves out for bread, But those who were hungry cease to hunger. Even the barren gives birth to seven, But she who has many children languishes.
“The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up.
“The LORD makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts.
“He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap To make them sit with nobles. And inherit a seat of honor; For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, And he set the world on them.
“He keeps the feet of His godly ones, But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; For not by might shall a man prevail.
1 Kings 8:37-40 NASB Key Word SB “If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence, if there is blight or mildew, locust or grasshopper, if their enemy besieges them in the land of their cities, whatever plague, whatever sickness there is,
whatever prayer or supplication is made by any man or by all Thy people Israel, each knowing the affliction of his own heart, and spreading his hands toward this house;
then hear Thou in heaven Thy dwelling place, and forgive and act and render to each according to all his ways, whose heart Thou knowest, for Thou alone dost know the hearts of all the sins of men,
that they may fear Thee all the days that they live in the land which Thou has given to our fathers.
1 Chronicles 28:9 NASB Key Word SB “As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind, for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
Luke 16:14-15 NASB Key Word SB Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things, and they were scoffing at Him.
And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.
1 Samuel 16:7 NRSV Harper-Collins 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.”
1 Samuel 2:3-9 NRSV Harper-Collins Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble gird on strength.
Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry are fat with spoil. The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children is forlorn.
The LORD kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low, he also exalts.
He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, and on them he has set the world.
“He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness; for not by might does one prevail.
1 Kings 8:37-40 NRSV Harper-Collins “If there is famine in the land, if there is plague, blight, mildew, locust, or caterpillar; if their enemy besieges them in any of their cities; whatever plague, whatever sickness there is;
whatever prayer, whatever plea there is from any individual or from all your people Israel, all knowing the afflictions of their own hearts so that they stretch out their hands toward this house;
then hear in heaven your dwelling place, forgive, act, and render to all whose hearts you know–according to all their ways, for only you know what is in every human heart–
so that they may fear you all the days that they live in the land that you gave to our ancestors.
1 Chronicles 28:9 NRSV Harper-Collins “And you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve him with single mind and willing heart; for the LORD searches every mind, and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will abandon you forever.
The Law and the Kingdom of God
Luke 16:14-15 NRSV Harper-Collins The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all this, and they ridiculed him.
So he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of others; but God knows your hearts; for what is prized by human beings is an abomination in the sight of God.