74 occurrences in 13 translations

'Discern' in the Bible

And he did not discern him, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands; and he blessed him.

With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.

and send the long coat, and they bring it in unto their father, and say, 'This have we found; discern, we pray thee, whether it is thy son's coat or not?'

When she was brought forth, she sent to her father in law, saying, By the man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff.

and this is that ye may discern between the holy and the profane and between the unclean and the clean

ye do not discern faces in judgment; as the little so the great ye do hear; ye are not afraid of the face of any, for the judgment is God's, and the thing which is too hard for you, ye bring near unto me, and I have heard it;

Moreover, your little ones whom you said would become a prey, and your children who at this time cannot discern between good and evil, they shall enter Canaan, and to them I will give it and they shall possess it.

Thou dost not turn aside judgment; thou dost not discern faces, nor take a bribe, for the bribe blindeth the eyes of the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

Now you may ask yourselves, "How will we be able to discern that the LORD has not spoken?'

Yet to this day, the LORD hasn't given you a heart that understands, eyes that perceive, and ears that discern.

"Would that they were wise, that they understood this, That they would discern their future!

And she falleth on her face, and boweth herself to the earth, and saith unto him, 'Wherefore have I found grace in thine eyes, to discern me, and I a stranger?'

And she lieth down at his feet till the morning, and riseth before one doth discern another; and he saith, 'Let it not be known that the woman hath come into the floor.'

Then thine handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the LORD thy God will be with thee.

I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?

Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;

So that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people: for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was heard afar off.

And I discern, and lo, God hath not sent him, for in the prophecy he hath spoken unto me both Tobiah and Sanballat hired him,

It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying,

Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?

He turneth not again to his house, Nor doth his place discern him again.

Hearken unto this, Job; stand still and discern the wondrous works of God.

That you may take it to its territory And that you may discern the paths to its home?

Hear, O daughter, and {discern} and incline your ear, and forget your people and your father's house.

Before your pots discern the bramble, As well the raw as the heated He whirleth away.

The one who disciplines nations can rebuke them, can he not? The one who teaches mankind can discern, can he not?

For a wind hath passed over it, and it is not, And its place doth not discern it any more.

I am Your servant; give me understanding (discernment and comprehension), that I may know (discern and be familiar with the character of) Your testimonies.

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

To discern the meaning of a proverb and a parable, the sayings of the wise and their riddles.

Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course.

And I do see among the simple ones, I discern among the sons, A young man lacking understanding,

"O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom.

If you say, "Look here, we didn't know about this," doesn't God, who examines motives, discern it? Doesn't the one who guards your soul know about it? Won't he repay each person according to what he has done?

These also are for the wise: -- To discern faces in judgment is not good.

So I decided to discern the benefit of wisdom and knowledge over foolish behavior and ideas; however, I concluded that even this endeavor is like trying to chase the wind!

Whoever obeys his commands will not experience harm, and the wise in heart will discern both the appropriate time and response.

The mind of the hasty will discern the truth, And the tongue of the stammerers will hasten to speak clearly.

They do not comprehend or understand, for their eyes are blind and cannot see; their minds do not discern.

and the dogs are greedy, they know not to be satisfied, and these are shepherds that know not how to discern: they all turn to their own way, every one for his gain, even to the last of them:

Tell them: 'Hear this, you foolish people who have no understanding, who have eyes but do not discern, who have ears but do not perceive:

Her priests have violated my Law and profaned my sacred things. They didn't differentiate between what's sacred and what's common. They didn't instruct others to discern clean from unclean things. They refused to keep my Sabbaths.

And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

So be informed and discern that seven weeks and 62 weeks will elapse from the issuance of the command to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed Commander. The plaza and moat will be rebuilt, though in troubled times.

Who is wise? Let him discern these things! Who is discerning? Let him understand them! For the ways of the Lord are right; the godly walk in them, but in them the rebellious stumble.

And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?

Truly the family idols talk nonsense and the diviners discern lies, describing delusional dreams. Since their comfort is vacuous, they wander off on their own like sheep, because there is no shepherd.

Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

Do you not yet discern (perceive and understand)? Do you not remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many [ small hand] baskets you gathered?

And He said to them, Do you not discern and understand this parable? How then is it possible for you to discern and understand all the parables?

And He said to them, Then are you also unintelligent and dull and without understanding? Do you not discern and see that whatever goes into a man from the outside cannot make him unhallowed or unclean,

And being aware [of it], Jesus said to them, Why are you reasoning and saying it is because you have no bread? Do you not yet discern or understand? Are your hearts in [a settled state of] hardness?

Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

By examining him yourself you will be able to discern all these things of which we accuse him."

But I discern in my bodily members [ in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh] a different law (rule of action) at war against the law of my mind (my reason) and making me a prisoner to the law of sin that dwells in my bodily organs [ in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh].

and he who is spiritual, doth discern indeed all things, and he himself is by no one discerned;

Do you not discern and understand that you [the whole church at Corinth] are God's temple (His sanctuary), and that God's Spirit has His permanent dwelling in you [to be at home in you, collectively as a church and also individually]?

unto your shame I speak: so there is not among you one wise man, not even one, who shall be able to discern in the midst of his brethren!

For he that eateth and drinketh, eateth and drinketh judgment unto himself, if he discern not the body.

To another the working of miracles, to another prophetic insight ( the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose); to another the ability to discern and distinguish between [the utterances of true] spirits [and false ones], to another various kinds of [unknown] tongues, to another the ability to interpret [such] tongues.

Who wishes all men to be saved and [increasingly] to perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the [divine] Truth.

And this is how we may discern [ daily, by experience] that we are coming to know Him [to perceive, recognize, understand, and become better acquainted with Him]: if we keep (bear in mind, observe, practice) His teachings (precepts, commandments).

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בּין 
Biyn 
Usage: 169

נכר 
Nakar 
Usage: 49

שׁמע 
Shama` 
Usage: 1158

ἀνακρίνω 
Anakrino 
Usage: 16

διακρίνω 
Diakrino 
Usage: 16

διάκρισις 
Diakrisis 
Usage: 3

δοκιμάζω 
Dokimazo 
Usage: 20

κριτικός 
Kritikos 
Usage: 1



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