Proverbs on Discernment

(Prov. 8:8-9) All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse. 9 To the discerning all of them are right; they are faultless to those who have knowledge.

(Prov. 14:15) The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.

(Prov. 15:14) The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.

(Prov. 17:24) A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.

(Prov. 17:28) Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.

(Prov. 18:15) The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out.

(Prov. 18:17) In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines.

(Prov. 26:24) Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit.

(Prov. 27:19) As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.

(Prov. 28:4) Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked, but those who heed it resist them. (Prov. 28:7) He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.