1 Samuel 16:8

8 Jesse then called up Abinadab and presented him to Samuel. Samuel said, "This man isn't God's choice either."

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 took one look at Eliab and thought, "Here he is! God's anointed!"
7 But God told Samuel, "Looks aren't everything. Don't be impressed with his looks and stature. I've already eliminated him. God judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart."
8 Jesse then called up Abinadab and presented him to Samuel. Samuel said, "This man isn't God's choice either."
9 Next Jesse presented Shammah. Samuel said, "No, this man isn't either."
10 Jesse presented his seven sons to Samuel. Samuel was blunt with Jesse, "God hasn't chosen any of these."