Monday, August 8, 2011

What is it to be discreet or to have discretion??

Websters 1828 Dictionary
Prudence, or knowledge and prudence; that discernment which enables a person to judge critically of what is correct and proper, united with caution; nice discernment and judgement, directed by circumspection, and primarily regarding one’s own conduct.
Wise in avoiding errors or evil, and in selecting the best means to accomplish a purpose; circumspect; cautious; wary; not rash.
Strong’s Concordance - KJV
Ps. 112:5 - A good man showeth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
Pr. 1:4 - To give subtlety to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
      2:11 - Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
      3:21 - My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion.
      5:2   - That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
     11:22 - As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
     19:11 - The discretion of a man deferreth his anger: and it is his glory to pass over a                      transgression.
Isa. 28:26 - For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.
Jer. 10:12 - He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
Gen. 41:33,39 - Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.-- And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shown thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art.
Tit. 2:5 - To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Mark 12:34 -  And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou are not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.

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