1 Chronicles 28:9; Acts 1:24; 1 Samuel 16:7; Jeremiah 17:10

David's Charge to Solomon

And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a ywhole heart and with a willing mind, zfor the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. aIf you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.


24 And bthey prayed and said, You, Lord, cwho know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen


But the Lord said to Samuel, bDo not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, cbut the Lord looks on the heart.


10  iI the Lord search the heart

jand test the mind,1

kto give every man according to his ways,

according to the fruit of his deeds.