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Theasaurus: Discernment

57 Bible Verses about Discernment

Most Relevant Verses

2 Timothy 2:7

Consider what I am saying, for the Lord will grant you understanding in all [these things].

1 Corinthians 1:19

For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will confound."

Ezekiel 44:23

And they will teach my people [the difference] between what is holy and what is unholy, and [the difference] between unclean and clean they must show them.

Proverbs 2:3

For if you cry out for understanding, [if] you lift your voice for insight,

1 Kings 3:9

Give to your servant a listening heart to judge your people, to discern between good and bad, because who is able to judge this, your difficult people?"

Proverbs 10:13

On the lips of one who has understanding, wisdom is found, but a rod [is] for the back of one who lacks {sense}.

Luke 12:56

Hypocrites! You know how to evaluate the appearance of the earth and the sky, but how [is it] you do not know how to evaluate this present time?

Deuteronomy 1:13

Choose for yourselves {wise and discerning and knowledgeable men} for [each of] your tribes, and I will appoint them as your leaders.'

Malachi 3:18

You will return and see [the difference] between [the] righteous and [the] wicked, between [the one who] serves God and the one who does not serve him.

1 Kings 3:11

And God said to him, "Because you have asked this thing and you did not ask for yourself {a long life} and you did not ask riches for yourself and you did not ask for the life of your enemies, but you have asked for yourself {the ability to make wise judgments};

1 Kings 4:29

God gave wisdom to Solomon and very great discernment, as well as {breadth of understanding}, as the sand which is on the edge of the seashore.

Proverbs 3:21

My child, may they not escape from your {sight}; may you keep sound wisdom and prudence.

Deuteronomy 32:28

For {they are a nation void of sense}, and there is not [any] understanding in them.

Proverbs 17:10

A rebuke strikes him who understands deeper than one hundred blows to a fool.

Proverbs 1:2

To know wisdom and instruction, to understand sayings of understanding,

Proverbs 10:23

[It is] like a sport for a fool to do wrong, wisdom for a person of understanding.

Proverbs 8:9

All of them are straight to him who understands, and upright to those who find knowledge.

1 Corinthians 11:29

For the one who eats and drinks, [if he] does not recognize the body, eats and drinks judgment against himself.

Proverbs 16:21

The wise of heart is called perceptive, but he who is pleasant of lips will increase persuasiveness.

Psalm 119:125

I [am] your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your statutes.

Proverbs 2:9

Then you will understand righteousness and justice and uprightness--every good course--

Matthew 16:3

and early in the morning, 'Today [it will be] stormy weather, because the sky is red [and] darkening.' You know how to evaluate correctly the appearance of the sky, but you are not able [to evaluate] the signs of the times.

Proverbs 17:24

He who understands sets [his] face [toward] wisdom, but the eyes of a fool, to the end of the earth.

Hosea 14:9

Who [is] wise that he can understand these [things]? Who is discerning that he knows them? The ways of Yahweh [are] right, and [the] righteous walk in them; but transgressors stumble in them.

Job 12:20

He deprives [the] trustworthy of speech, and he takes away [the] discretion of elders.

Proverbs 18:15

An intelligent {mind} will acquire knowledge, and the ear of the wise will seek knowledge.

Deuteronomy 4:6

And {you must observe them diligently}, for that [is] your wisdom and your insight before the eyes of the people, who will hear all [of] these rules, and they will say, 'Surely this great nation [is] a wise and discerning people.'

Proverbs 20:5

Deep waters [are like] purpose in the heart of a man, and a man of understanding will draw it out.

Isaiah 29:14

therefore look, I am again doing something spectacular and a spectacle with this spectacular people. And the wisdom of its wise men shall perish, and the discernment of its discerning ones shall keep itself hidden."

Psalm 119:100

I understand more than [the] elders, for I keep your precepts.

Isaiah 44:18

They do not know, and they do not understand, for their eyes [are] besmeared {so that they cannot see}, their {minds} {so that they have no insight}.

From Thematic Bible


Discernment » Satanic

Mark 1:24

saying, "{Leave us alone}, Jesus the Nazarene! Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!"

Luke 4:41

And demons also were coming out of many, crying out and saying, "You are the Son of God!" And he rebuked [them] [and] did not permit them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.

Mark 1:34

And he healed many {who were sick} with various diseases and expelled many demons. And he did not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

Mark 5:7

And crying out with a loud voice he said, "{What have I to do with you}, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore you by God, do not torment me!"

Satanic » Discernment

Mark 1:24

saying, "{Leave us alone}, Jesus the Nazarene! Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!"

Luke 4:41

And demons also were coming out of many, crying out and saying, "You are the Son of God!" And he rebuked [them] [and] did not permit them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.

Mark 1:34

And he healed many {who were sick} with various diseases and expelled many demons. And he did not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

Mark 5:7

And crying out with a loud voice he said, "{What have I to do with you}, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore you by God, do not torment me!"

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

1 Kings 3:9

Give to your servant a listening heart to judge your people, to discern between good and bad, because who is able to judge this, your difficult people?"

Isaiah 11:3

And his {breath} [is] in the fear of Yahweh. And he shall judge not by his eyesight, and he shall rebuke not by {what he hears with} his ears.

Isaiah 7:15

He shall eat curds and honey until he knows to reject the evil and to choose the good.

Topics on Discernment

Asking For Discernment

19;119;66

Teach me good discernment and knowledge, for I believe your commands.

Discernment Of Governors

1;41;39

Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has made all of this known to you there is no one as discerning and wise as you.

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

Folly is a joy to him who lacks {sense}, and a person of understanding {will walk upright}.

Discernment, Source Of

27;2;21

And he changes the times and the seasons, and he deposes kings and he sets up kings; he gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to [men who] know understanding.

Evil Spirits Discernment

41;1;23-24

And so then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit, and he cried out,

Lack Of Discernment

5;1;39

And your little children, who you thought shall become plunder, and your sons, who do not today know good or bad, shall themselves go there, and I will give it to them, and they shall take possession of it.

Spiritual Discernment

12;4;9

She said to her husband, "Please now, I know that he [is] a holy man of God who is passing {our way} regularly;