'Discerning' in the Bible
“So now, let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and set him over the land of Egypt.
Since God has revealed all of this to you," Pharaoh told Joseph, "there is no one so wise and discerning as you.
Choose for yourselves wise and discerning men, known to your tribes, and appoint them as your leaders.
Observe them carefully, because this will show your wisdom and discernment in the eyes of people who'll listen to all these decrees. Then they'll say: "Surely this great nation is a wise and discerning people.'
But to this very day the Lord has not given you an understanding mind, perceptive eyes, or discerning ears!
And her mother-in-law saith to her, 'Where hast thou gleaned to-day? and where hast thou wrought? may he who is discerning thee be blessed.' And she declareth to her mother-in-law with whom she hath wrought, and saith, 'The name of the man with whom I have wrought to-day is Boaz.'
So give your servant a discerning mind so he can make judicial decisions for your people and distinguish right from wrong. Otherwise no one is able to make judicial decisions for this great nation of yours."
"Because you asked for this, and you didn't ask for a long life for yourself, and you didn't ask for the lives of your enemies, but instead you've asked for discernment so you can understand how to govern, look how I'm going to do precisely what you asked. I'm giving you a wise and discerning mind, so that there will have been no one like you before you and no one will arise after you like you.
and the people are not discerning the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people, for the people are shouting -- a great shout -- and the noise hath been heard unto a distance.
By the grace of our God they brought back a discerning man from the descendants of Mahli, a descendant of Israel's son Levi, along with Sherebiah and eighteen of his sons and brothers;
I am more discerning than those older than I, for I observe your precepts.
To impart shrewdness to the morally naive, and a discerning plan to the young person.
a wise man will listen and increase his learning,and a discerning man will obtain guidance—
All of them are clear to the discerning and upright to those who find knowledge.
Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning,but a rod is for the back of the one who lacks sense.
What the righteous person says nourishes many, but fools die because they lack discerning hearts.
Just as the fool considers wickedness his joy, so is wisdom to the discerning man.
Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but the discerning man controls his comments.
The scorner seeks wisdom but finds none, but understanding is easy for a discerning person.
Wisdom resides in the heart of the discerning;she is known even among fools.
A discerning mind seeks knowledge,but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.
For the discerning the path of life leads upward,so that he may avoid going down to Sheol.
Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning,and pleasant speech increases learning.
A rebuke makes a greater impression on a discerning person than a hundred blows on a fool.
Wisdom is directly in front of the discerning person, but the eyes of a fool run to the ends of the earth.
The truly wise person restrains his words, and the one who stays calm is discerning.
Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent,discerning when he seals his lips.
The mind of the discerning acquires knowledge,and the ear of the wise seeks it.
Strike a mocker, and the inexperienced learn a lesson;rebuke the discerning, and he gains knowledge.
The intentions of a person's heart are deep waters, but a discerning person reveals them.
When a land is in rebellion, it has many rulers,but with a discerning and knowledgeable person, it endures.
A discerning son keeps the law,but a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.
The rich man may be wise in his own opinion; but a discerning, poor man sees through him.
Again I saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, or the battle to the strong, or bread to the wise, or riches to the discerning, or favor to the skillful; rather, time and chance happen to all of them.
Therefore, watch out! "As for me, I will once again do amazing things with this people, wonder upon wonder. The wisdom of their wise men will perish, and the insights of their discerning men will stay hidden."
But let him who glories glory in this: that he understands and knows Me [personally and practically, directly discerning and recognizing My character], that I am the Lord, Who practices loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, says the Lord.
youths in whom was no defect, who were good-looking, showing intelligence in every branch of wisdom, endowed with understanding and discerning knowledge, and who had ability for serving in the king's court; and he ordered him to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans.
It is God who alters the times and seasons, and he removes kings and promotes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
However, I'm not going to punish your daughters when they commit prostitution, nor your daughters-in-law when they commit adultery, because their men are themselves immoral they offer sacrifices with prostitutes. These people who aren't discerning will stumble.
Whoever is wise, let him understand these things. Whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right: the righteous follow his example, but the rebellious stumble in them.
And when the day came, they were not discerning the land, but a certain creek were perceiving having a beach, into which they took counsel, if possible, to thrust forward the ship,
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And the discernment of the discerning will I bring to nought.
for of nothing to myself have I been conscious, but not in this have I been declared right -- and he who is discerning me is the Lord:
For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
for if ourselves we were discerning, we would not be being judged,
To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
discerning what is pleasing to the Lord.
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