'Discern' in the Bible
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.
"So your humble servant is saying, "Please, your majesty, let what the king has to say be of comfort, because just as the angel of God is, so also is your majesty the king to discern both good and evil. And may the LORD your God remain present with you.'"
So give your servant an understanding mind to govern your people, so I can discern between good and evil. Otherwise, how will I be able to govern this great people of yours?"
Have I said anything that's unjust? I can discern evil, can't I?"
The one who disciplines nations can rebuke them, can he not? The one who teaches mankind can discern, can he not?
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?
Whoever obeys his commands will not experience harm, and the wise in heart will discern both the appropriate time and response.
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.
"They are to teach my people how to discern what is holy in contrast to what is common, showing them how to discern between what is unclean and 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.
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.
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