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Theasaurus: Discernment

57 Bible Verses about Discernment

Most Relevant Verses

2 Timothy 2:7

Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

1 Corinthians 1:19

For it is written:I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and I will set aside the understanding of the experts.

Ezekiel 44:23

They must teach My people the difference between the holy and the common, and explain to them the difference between the clean and the unclean.

Proverbs 2:3

furthermore, if you call out to insight
and lift your voice to understanding,

1 Kings 3:9

So give Your servant an obedient heart to judge Your people and to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”

Proverbs 10:13

Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning,
but a rod is for the back of the one who lacks sense.

1 Corinthians 2:15

The spiritual person, however, can evaluate everything, yet he himself cannot be evaluated by anyone.

Luke 12:56

Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why don’t you know how to interpret this time?

Deuteronomy 1:13

Appoint for yourselves wise, understanding, and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will make them your leaders.

Malachi 3:18

So you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.

1 Kings 3:11

So God said to him, “Because you have requested this and did not ask for long life or riches for yourself, or the death of your enemies, but you asked discernment for yourself to understand justice,

1 Kings 4:29

God gave Solomon wisdom, very great insight, and understanding as vast as the sand on the seashore.

Proverbs 3:21

Maintain your competence and discretion.
My son, don’t lose sight of them.

Proverbs 17:10

A rebuke cuts into a perceptive person
more than a hundred lashes into a fool.

Proverbs 1:2

For learning what wisdom and discipline are;
for understanding insightful sayings;

Proverbs 10:23

As shameful conduct is pleasure for a fool,
so wisdom is for a man of understanding.

Proverbs 8:9

All of them are clear to the perceptive,
and right to those who discover knowledge.

1 Corinthians 11:29

For whoever eats and drinks without recognizing the body, eats and drinks judgment on himself.

Proverbs 16:21

Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning,
and pleasant speech increases learning.

Psalm 119:125

I am Your servant; give me understanding
so that I may know Your decrees.

Proverbs 2:9

Then you will understand righteousness, justice,
and integrity—every good path.

Matthew 16:3

And in the morning, ‘Today will be stormy because the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to read the appearance of the sky, but you can’t read the signs of the times.

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom is the focus of the perceptive,
but a fool’s eyes roam to the ends of the earth.

Hosea 14:9

Let whoever is wise understand these things,
and whoever is insightful recognize them.
For the ways of the Lord are right,
and the righteous walk in them,
but the rebellious stumble in them.

Job 12:20

He deprives trusted advisers of speech
and takes away the elders’ good judgment.

Proverbs 18:15

The mind of the discerning acquires knowledge,
and the ear of the wise seeks it.

Deuteronomy 4:6

Carefully follow them, for this will show your wisdom and understanding in the eyes of the peoples. When they hear about all these statutes, they will say, ‘This great nation is indeed a wise and understanding people.’

Proverbs 20:5

Counsel in a man’s heart is deep water;
but a man of understanding draws it out.

Isaiah 29:14

therefore I will again confound these people
with wonder after wonder.
The wisdom of their wise men will vanish,
and the understanding of the perceptive will be hidden.

Psalm 119:100

I understand more than the elders
because I obey Your precepts.

Isaiah 44:18

Such people do not comprehend
and cannot understand,
for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see,
and their minds so they cannot understand.

From Thematic Bible


Discernment » Satanic

Mark 1:24

“What do You have to do with us, Jesus—Nazarene? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!”

Luke 4:41

Also, demons were coming out of many, shouting and saying, “You are the Son of God!” But He rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew He was the Messiah.

Mark 1:34

and He healed many who were sick with various diseases and drove out many demons. But He would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew Him.

Mark 5:7

And he cried out with a loud voice, “What do You have to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You before God, don’t torment me!”

Satanic » Discernment

Mark 1:24

“What do You have to do with us, Jesus—Nazarene? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!”

Luke 4:41

Also, demons were coming out of many, shouting and saying, “You are the Son of God!” But He rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew He was the Messiah.

Mark 1:34

and He healed many who were sick with various diseases and drove out many demons. But He would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew Him.

Mark 5:7

And he cried out with a loud voice, “What do You have to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You before God, don’t torment me!”

Spiritual » Desire select readings, psalms 42; 84 » Discernment

1 Kings 3:9

So give Your servant an obedient heart to judge Your people and to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”

Isaiah 11:3

His delight will be in the fear of the Lord.
He will not judge
by what He sees with His eyes,
He will not execute justice
by what He hears with His ears,

Isaiah 7:15

By the time he learns to reject what is bad and choose what is good, he will be eating butter and honey.

Topics on Discernment

Asking For Discernment

19;119;66

Teach me good judgment and discernment,
for I rely on Your commands.

Discernment Of Governors

1;41;39

So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one as intelligent and wise as you are.

Discernment of Jesus

43;2;25

and because He did not need anyone to testify about man; for He Himself knew what was in man.

Discernment, Nature Of

20;15;21

Foolishness brings joy to one without sense,
but a man with understanding walks a straight path.

Discernment, Source Of

27;2;21

He changes the times and seasons;
He removes kings and establishes kings.
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to those
who have understanding.

Evil Spirits Discernment

41;1;23-24

Just then a man with an unclean spirit was in their synagogue. He cried out,

Lack Of Discernment

5;1;39

Your little children, whom you said would be plunder, your sons who don’t know good from evil, will enter there. I will give them the land, and they will take possession of it.

Spiritual Discernment

12;4;9

Then she said to her husband, “I know that the one who often passes by here is a holy man of God,

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