discernment

Definitions of discernment

Noun

1

the ability to judge well.

an astonishing lack of discernment

2

(in Christian contexts) perception in the absence of judgment with a view to obtaining spiritual direction and understanding.

without providing for a time of healing and discernment, there will be no hope of living through this present moment without a shattering of our common life

Synonyms of discernment

Noun

understanding taste discretion judgment perceptiveness

2 Timothy 2:7

Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

Hebrews 5:14

But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

Psalm 119:66

Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Your commandments.

Philippians 1:9

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,

1 Corinthians 1:19

For it is written, "I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE, AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE."

Ezekiel 44:23

"Moreover, they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

Proverbs 2:3

For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding;

1 Corinthians 12:10

and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues.

Philippians 1:10

so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ;

1 Kings 3:9

"So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"

Proverbs 10:13

On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.

Psalm 19:12

Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.

1 Corinthians 2:15

But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one.

Luke 12:56

"You hypocrites! You know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why do you not analyze this present time?

Deuteronomy 1:13

'Choose wise and discerning and experienced men from your tribes, and I will appoint them as your heads.'

Malachi 3:18

So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.

1 Kings 3:11

God said to him, "Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for yourself long life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself discernment to understand justice,

Proverbs 14:8

The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit.

Colossians 1:9

For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

1 Kings 4:29

Now God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment and breadth of mind, like the sand that is on the seashore.

1 Corinthians 11:31

But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged.

Proverbs 3:21

My son, let them not vanish from your sight; Keep sound wisdom and discretion,

Deuteronomy 32:28

"For they are a nation lacking in counsel, And there is no understanding in them.

Proverbs 17:10

A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool.

Daniel 2:21

"It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding.

Proverbs 1:2

To know wisdom and instruction, To discern the sayings of understanding,

Proverbs 10:23

Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.

Proverbs 2:11

Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you,

Proverbs 8:9

"They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge.

1 Corinthians 11:29

For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly.

Proverbs 16:21

The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.

Psalm 119:125

I am Your servant; give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies.

Proverbs 2:9

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

1 Corinthians 14:29

Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others pass judgment.

Proverbs 17:27

He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

Matthew 16:3

"And in the morning, 'There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?

Proverbs 23:4

Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it.

Proverbs 28:11

The rich man is wise in his own eyes, But the poor who has understanding sees through him.

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

Hosea 14:9

Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; Whoever is discerning, let him know them For the ways of the LORD are right, And the righteous will walk in them, But transgressors will stumble in them.

1 Corinthians 2:14

But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

Job 12:20

"He deprives the trusted ones of speech And takes away the discernment of the elders.

Proverbs 1:5

A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,

Proverbs 18:15

The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Deuteronomy 4:6

"So keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, 'Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.'

Proverbs 20:5

A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out.

Isaiah 29:14

Therefore behold, I will once again deal marvelously with this people, wondrously marvelous; And the wisdom of their wise men will perish, And the discernment of their discerning men will be concealed."

Psalm 119:100

I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Your precepts.

Isaiah 44:18

They do not know, nor do they understand, for He has smeared over their eyes so that they cannot see and their hearts so that they cannot comprehend.

From Thematic Bible

Discernment » Satanic

Satanic » Discernment

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

Discernment » Satanic

Mark 1:24

saying, "What business do we have with each other, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are--the Holy One of God!"

Luke 4:41

Demons also were coming out of many, shouting, "You are the Son of God!" But rebuking them, He would not allow them to speak, because they knew Him to be the Christ.

Mark 1:34

And He healed many who were ill with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He was not permitting the demons to speak, because they knew who He was.

Mark 5:7

and shouting with a loud voice, he said, "What business do we have with each other, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God, do not torment me!"

Satanic » Discernment

Mark 1:24

saying, "What business do we have with each other, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are--the Holy One of God!"

Luke 4:41

Demons also were coming out of many, shouting, "You are the Son of God!" But rebuking them, He would not allow them to speak, because they knew Him to be the Christ.

Mark 1:34

And He healed many who were ill with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He was not permitting the demons to speak, because they knew who He was.

Mark 5:7

and shouting with a loud voice, he said, "What business do we have with each other, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God, do not torment me!"

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

1 Corinthians 2:14

But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

1 Kings 3:9

"So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"

Isaiah 11:3

And He will delight in the fear of the LORD, And He will not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make a decision by what His ears hear;

Isaiah 7:15

"He will eat curds and honey at the time He knows enough to refuse evil and choose good.

Hebrews 5:14

But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

Topics on Discernment

Asking For Discernment

19;119;66

Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Your commandments.

Discernment Of Governors

1;41;39

So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has informed you of all this, there is no one so discerning and wise as you are.

Discernment of Jesus

43;2;25

and because He did not need anyone to testify concerning man, for He Himself knew what was in man.

Discernment, Nature Of

20;15;21

Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, But a man of understanding walks straight.

Discernment, Source Of

27;2;21

"It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding.

Evil Spirits Discernment

41;1;23-24

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

Lack Of Discernment

5;1;39

'Moreover, your little ones who you said would become a prey, and your sons, who this day have no knowledge of good or evil, shall enter there, and I will give it to them and they shall possess it.

Spiritual Discernment

12;4;9

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