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Theasaurus: Discretion

7 Bible Verses about Discretion

Most Relevant Verses

Genesis 41:33

So now let Pharaoh seek out and provide a man discreet, understanding, proficient, and wise and set him over the land of Egypt [as governor].

Titus 2:5

To be self-controlled, chaste, homemakers, good-natured (kindhearted), adapting and subordinating themselves to their husbands, that the word of God may not be exposed to reproach (blasphemed or discredited).

Isaiah 28:26

[And he trains each of them correctly] for his God instructs him correctly and teaches him.

Psalm 112:5

It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice.

Proverbs 25:17

Let your foot seldom be in your neighbor's house, lest he become tired of you and hate you.

From Thematic Bible


Discretion » General references to

Isaiah 28:26

[And he trains each of them correctly] for his God instructs him correctly and teaches him.

Genesis 41:39

And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Forasmuch as [your] God has shown you all this, there is nobody as intelligent and discreet and understanding and wise as you are.

Proverbs 5:2

That you may exercise proper discrimination and discretion and your lips may guard and keep knowledge and the wise answer [to temptation].

Mark 12:34

And when Jesus saw that he answered intelligently (discreetly and having his wits about him), He said to him, You are not far from the kingdom of God. And after that no one ventured or dared to ask Him any further question.

Discretion » Leads to tactfulness

Judges 8:2

And he said to them, What have I done now in comparison with you? Is not the gleaning of the grapes of [your big tribe of] Ephraim better than the vintage of [my little clan of] Abiezer?

2 Samuel 2:5

And David sent messengers to the men of Jabesh-gilead, saying, May the Lord bless you because you showed kindness and loyalty to Saul your king and buried him.

Acts 23:6

But Paul, when he perceived that one part of them were Sadducees and the other part Pharisees, cried out to the council (Sanhedrin), Brethren, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees; it is with regard to the hope and the resurrection of the dead that I am indicted and being judged.

2 Corinthians 6:3

We put no obstruction in anybody's way [we give no offense in anything], so that no fault may be found and [our] ministry blamed and discredited.