1 Samuel 16:8

8 Jesse called Abinadab and presented him to Samuel. "The Lord hasn't chosen this one either," Samuel said.

1 Samuel 16:8 Meaning and Commentary

1 Samuel 16:8

Then Jesse called Abinadab
His second son, ( 1 Samuel 17:13 )

and made him pass before Samuel:
that he might take a full view of him:

and he said, neither hath the Lord chosen this;
which he knew by a private suggestion from him.

1 Samuel 16:8 In-Context

6 When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and said, "Certainly the Lord's anointed one is here before Him."
7 But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or his stature, because I have rejected him. Man does not see what the Lord sees, for man sees what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart."
8 Jesse called Abinadab and presented him to Samuel. "The Lord hasn't chosen this one either," Samuel said.
9 Then Jesse presented Shammah, but Samuel said, "The Lord hasn't chosen this one either."
10 After Jesse presented seven of his sons to him, Samuel told Jesse, "The Lord hasn't chosen any of these."