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."
Jesse called Abinadab and presented him to Samuel. "The Lord hasn't chosen this one either," Samuel said.
Then Jesse presented Shammah, but Samuel said, "The Lord hasn't chosen this one either."
After Jesse presented seven of his sons to him, Samuel told Jesse, "The Lord hasn't chosen any of these."
Samuel asked him, "Are these all the sons you have?" "There is still the youngest," he answered, "but right now he's tending the sheep." Samuel told Jesse, "Send for him. We won't sit down to eat until he gets here."