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Theasaurus: Discernment

57 Bible Verses about Discernment

Most Relevant Verses

2 Timothy 2:7

Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.

1 Corinthians 1:19

For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, I will bring the discernment of the discerning to nothing."

Ezekiel 44:23

They shall teach my people the difference between the holy and the common, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

Proverbs 2:3

Yes, if you call out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding;

1 Kings 3:9

Give your servant therefore an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and evil; for who is able to judge this your great people?"

Proverbs 10:13

Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has discernment, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.

Luke 12:56

You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, but how is it that you don't interpret this time?

Deuteronomy 1:13

Take wise men of understanding and well known according to your tribes, and I will make them heads over you."

Malachi 3:18

Then you shall return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who doesn't serve him.

1 Kings 3:11

God said to him, "Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked for yourself long life, neither have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice;

1 Kings 4:29

God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and very great understanding, even as the sand that is on the seashore.

Proverbs 3:21

My son, let them not depart from your eyes. Keep sound wisdom and discretion:

Proverbs 17:10

A rebuke enters deeper into one who has understanding than a hundred lashes into a fool.

Proverbs 1:2

to know wisdom and instruction; to discern the words of understanding;

Proverbs 10:23

It is a fool's pleasure to do wickedness, but wisdom is a man of understanding's pleasure.

Proverbs 8:9

They are all plain to him who understands, right to those who find knowledge.

1 Corinthians 11:29

For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy way eats and drinks judgment to himself, if he doesn't discern the Lord's body.

Proverbs 16:21

The wise in heart shall be called prudent. Pleasantness of the lips promotes instruction.

Psalm 119:125

I am your servant. Give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies.

Proverbs 2:9

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

Matthew 16:3

In the morning, 'It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Hypocrites! You know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but you can't discern the signs of the times!

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom is before the face of one who has understanding, but the eyes of a fool wander to the ends of the earth.

Hosea 14:9

Who is wise, that he may understand these things? Who is prudent, that he may know them? For the ways of Yahweh are right, and the righteous walk in them; But the rebellious stumble in them.

Job 12:20

He removes the speech of those who are trusted, and takes away the understanding of the elders.

Proverbs 18:15

The heart of the discerning gets knowledge. The ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Deuteronomy 4:6

Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who shall hear all these statutes, and say, "Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people."

Proverbs 20:5

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Isaiah 29:14

therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men will perish, and the understanding of their prudent men will be hidden."

Psalm 119:100

I understand more than the aged, because I have kept your precepts.

Isaiah 44:18

They don't know, neither do they consider: for he has shut their eyes, that they can't see; and their hearts, that they can't understand.

From Thematic Bible


Discernment » Satanic

Mark 1:24

saying, "Ha! What do we have to do with you, Jesus, you Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are: the Holy One of God!"

Luke 4:41

Demons also came out from many, crying out, and saying, "You are the Christ, the Son of God!" Rebuking them, he didn't allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.

Mark 1:34

He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. He didn't allow 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, you Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, don't torment me."

Satanic » Discernment

Mark 1:24

saying, "Ha! What do we have to do with you, Jesus, you Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are: the Holy One of God!"

Luke 4:41

Demons also came out from many, crying out, and saying, "You are the Christ, the Son of God!" Rebuking them, he didn't allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.

Mark 1:34

He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. He didn't allow 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, you Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, don't torment me."

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

1 Kings 3:9

Give your servant therefore an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and evil; for who is able to judge this your great people?"

Isaiah 11:3

His delight will be in the fear of Yahweh. He will not judge by the sight of his eyes, neither decide by the hearing of his ears;

Isaiah 7:15

He shall eat butter and honey when he knows to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

Topics on Discernment

Asking For Discernment

19;119;66

Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.

Discernment Of Governors

1;41;39

Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Because God has shown you all of this, there is none so discreet and wise as you.

Discernment of Jesus

43;2;25

and because he didn't need for anyone to testify concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.

Discernment, Nature Of

20;15;21

Folly is joy to one who is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding keeps his way straight.

Discernment, Source Of

27;2;21

He changes the times and the seasons; he removes kings, and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who have understanding;

Evil Spirits Discernment

41;1;23-24

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

Lack Of Discernment

5;1;39

Moreover your little ones, whom you said should be a prey, and your children, who this day have no knowledge of good or evil, they shall go in there, and to them will I give it, and they shall possess it.

Spiritual Discernment

12;4;9

She said to her husband, "See now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, that passes by us continually.