Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (v. t.) To see and identify by noting a difference or differences; to note the distinctive character of; to discriminate; to distinguish.
2. (v. t.) To see by the eye or by the understanding; to perceive and recognize; as, to discern a difference.
3. (v. i.) To see or understand the difference; to make distinction; as, to discern between good and evil, truth and falsehood.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaDISCERN
di-zurn': Five Hebrew words are thus translated: bin, yadha`, nakhar, ra'ah and shama`. It may simply mean "observe" (bin), "I discerned among the youths" (Proverbs 7:7); or discriminating knowlege, "A wise man's heart discerneth time and judgment" (Ecclesiastes 8:5, yadha`); "He discerned him not, because his hands," etc. (Genesis 27:23, nakhar); "Then shall ye return and discern between the righteous and the wicked" (Malachi 3:18, ra'ah); "So is my lord the king to discern good," etc. (2 Samuel 14:17, shama`). In the New Testament the words anakrino, diakrino and dokimazo are thus translated, expressing close and distinct acquaintance with or a critical knowledge of things. Used in 1 Corinthians 2:14 the King James Version of "the things of the spirit of God"; in 1 Corinthians 11:29 of "the (Lord's) body" in the sacrament; in Matthew 16:3 of "the face of the heaven"; in Hebrews 5:14 of a clear knowledge of good and evil as the prerogative of a full-grown man. See also next article.
Greek2529. kathorao -- to discern clearly
... to discern clearly. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: kathorao Phonetic Spelling:
(kath-or-ah'-o) Short Definition: I see clearly Definition: I see clearly ...
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1252. diakrino -- to distinguish, to judge
3708. horao -- to see, perceive, attend to
1921. epiginosko -- to know exactly, to recognize
350. anakrino -- to examine, investigate
1381. dokimazo -- to test, by impl. to approve
2334. theoreo -- to look at, gaze
1253. diakrisis -- the act of judgment
2924. kritikos -- critical
826. augazo -- to shine forth
Strong's Hebrew995. bin -- to discern
... 994b, 995. bin. 996 . to discern. Transliteration: bin Phonetic Spelling:
(bene) Short Definition: understand. Word Origin a prim. ...
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5234. nakar -- to regard, recognize
8085. shama -- to hear
3045. yada -- to know
7919a. sakal -- to be prudent
7200. raah -- to see
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ThesaurusDiscern (49 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To see by the eye or by the understanding; to perceive and recognize; as,
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Bible ConcordanceDiscern (49 Occurrences)
Matthew 16:3 In the morning,'It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Hypocrites! You know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but you can't discern the signs of the times!
Luke 12:56 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?
1 Corinthians 2:15 But he who is spiritual discerns all things, and he himself is judged by no one.
1 Corinthians 6:5 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!
1 Corinthians 11:29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, if he doesn't discern the Lord's body.
1 Corinthians 14:29 Let the prophets speak, two or three, and let the others discern.
Philippians 1:10 so that you may approve the things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense to the day of Christ;
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Hebrews 5:14 But solid food is for those who are full grown, who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil.
Genesis 27:23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.
Genesis 31:32 Anyone you find your gods with shall not live. Before our relatives, discern what is yours with me, and take it." For Jacob didn't know that Rachel had stolen them.
Genesis 37:32 and they sent the vest of many colours and had it carried to their father, and said, This have we found: discern now whether it is thy son's vest or not.
Genesis 38:25 When she was brought forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, "By the man, whose these are, I am with child." She also said, "Please discern whose are these-the signet, and the cords, and the staff."
Deuteronomy 1:17 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;
Deuteronomy 16:19 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.
Deuteronomy 32:29 Oh that they were wise, that they understood this, That they would consider their latter end!
Ruth 2:10 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?'
Ruth 3:14 She lay at his feet until the morning. She rose up before one could discern another. For he said, "Let it not be known that the woman came to the threshing floor."
2 Samuel 14:17 Then your handmaid said,'Please let the word of my lord the king bring rest; for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad. May Yahweh, your God, be with you.'"
2 Samuel 19:35 I am this day eighty years old. Can I discern between good and bad? Can your servant taste what I eat or what I drink? Can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? Why then should your servant be yet a burden to my lord the king?
1 Kings 3:9 Give your servant therefore an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and evil; for who is able to judge this your great people?"
1 Kings 3:11 God said to him, "Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked for yourself long life, neither have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice;
Ezra 3:13 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.
Nehemiah 6:12 I discerned, and behold, God had not sent him; but he pronounced this prophecy against me: and Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.
Job 4:16 It stood still, but I couldn't discern its appearance. A form was before my eyes. Silence, then I heard a voice, saying,
Job 6:30 Is there injustice on my tongue? Can't my taste discern mischievous things?
Job 7:10 He turneth not again to his house, Nor doth his place discern him again.
Job 32:9 It is not the great that are wise, Nor the aged that understand justice.
Job 37:14 Hearken unto this, Job; stand still and discern the wondrous works of ?God.
Job 38:20 that you should take it to its bound, that you should discern the paths to its house?
Psalms 19:12 Who can discern his errors? Forgive me from hidden errors.
Psalms 58:9 Before your pots discern the bramble, As well the raw as the heated He whirleth away.
Psalms 103:16 For a wind hath passed over it, and it is not, And its place doth not discern it any more.
Proverbs 1:2 to know wisdom and instruction; to discern the words of understanding;
Proverbs 2:5 Then the fear of the Lord will be clear to you, and knowledge of God will be yours.
Proverbs 2:9 Then you will have knowledge of righteousness and right acting, and upright behaviour, even of every good way.
Proverbs 7:7 I saw among the simple ones. I discerned among the youths a young man void of understanding,
Proverbs 14:7 Go away from the foolish man, for you will not see the lips of knowledge.
Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way; but the folly of the foolish is deceit.
Proverbs 24:23 These also are for the wise: -- To discern faces in judgment is not good.
Proverbs 28:21 To discern faces is not good, And for a piece of bread doth a man transgress.
Isaiah 32:4 The man of sudden impulses will become wise in heart, and he whose tongue is slow will get the power of talking clearly.
Isaiah 44:18 They have no knowledge or wisdom; for he has put a veil over their eyes, so that they may not see; and on their hearts, so that they may not give attention.
Isaiah 56:11 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:
Ezekiel 22:26 Her priests have done violence to my law, and have profaned my holy things: they have made no distinction between the holy and the common, neither have they caused men to discern between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
Ezekiel 44:23 They shall teach my people the difference between the holy and the common, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
Daniel 9:25 Know therefore and discern, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem to the Anointed One, the prince, shall be seven weeks, and sixty-two weeks: it shall be built again, with street and moat, even in troubled times.
Jonah 4:11 Shouldn't I be concerned for Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred twenty thousand persons who can't discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much livestock?"
Malachi 3:18 Then you shall return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who doesn't serve him.
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