1 Samuel 16:8

8 Then Jesse told his son Abinadab to step forward and walk in front of Samuel. But Samuel said, “This is not the one the LORD has chosen.”

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, “Surely this is the LORD ’s anointed!”
7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
8 Then Jesse told his son Abinadab to step forward and walk in front of Samuel. But Samuel said, “This is not the one the LORD has chosen.”
9 Next Jesse summoned Shimea, but Samuel said, “Neither is this the one the LORD has chosen.”
10 In the same way all seven of Jesse’s sons were presented to Samuel. But Samuel said to Jesse, “The LORD has not chosen any of these.”