|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To uncover.
2. (v. t.) To disclose; to lay open to view; to make visible; to reveal; to make known; to show (what has been secret, unseen, or unknown).
3. (v. t.) To obtain for the first time sight or knowledge of, as of a thing existing already, but not perceived or known; to find; to ascertain; to espy; to detect.
4. (v. t.) To manifest without design; to show.
5. (v. t.) To explore; to examine.
6. (v. i.) To discover or show one's self.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
dis-kuv'-er: In modern usage the word "discover" signifies "to get first sight or knowledge of," "to ascertain," or "to explore." Such usage appears in 1 Samuel 22:6 of the discovery of David's hiding-place, where the Hebrew uses yadha`. In the King James Version the word "discover" often occurs in a sense now archaic or even obsolete. (Note in the cases cited below the Hebrew word is galah, except Jeremiah 13:26 (chashaph, "to make bare") and Habakkuk 3:13 (`arar, "to make naked").)
(1) "To exhibit," "uncover" (or "betray"), in which examples the English Revised Version also reads with the King James Version "discover"; the American Standard Revised Version "uncover" (Exodus 20:26 Job 12:22 Isaiah 57:8 ("discovered thyself" the King James Version and the English Revised Version); Jeremiah 13:26 Lamentations 2:14 Hosea 7:1 Nahum 3:5).
(2) "To cause to be no longer a covering," "to lay bare" (2 Samuel 22:16 the King James Version).
(3) "To bring to light," "disclose" (1 Samuel 14:8, 11 (the English Revised Version with the King James Version "discover")).
(4) "To unmask" or "reveal oneself" (Proverbs 18:2 the King James Version).
(5) "To take away the covering of" (Isaiah 22:8 the King James Version).
(6) "To lay bare" (Habakkuk 3:13). In Psalm 29:9, the King James Version reads: "The voice of the Lord. discovereth the forests," where the Revised Version (British and American) reads, "strippeth the forests bare," i.e. "strippeth the forests of their leaves" (Perowne, The Psalms, I, 248); "strippeth bare the forests" (Briggs, Psalms, I, 251, 253).
In the New Testament (the King James Version), the word "discover" occurs as a translation of the Greek anaphanantes in Acts 21:3, and for katenooun in Acts 27:39, where the Revised Version (British and American) reads in the first instance "had come in sight of," and in the latter case "perceived."
W. N. Stearns
Discover (28 Occurrences)
Luke 2:43 after staying the full number of days, when they started back home the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not discover this, (WEY)
John 16:3 And they will do these things because they have failed to recognize the Father and to discover who I am. (WEY)
Acts 25:25 I could not discover that he had done anything for which he deserved to die; but as he has himself appealed to the Emperor, I have decided to send him to Rome. (WEY)
Romans 7:23 but I discover within me a different Law at war with the Law of my understanding, and leading me captive to the Law which is everywhere at work in my body--the Law of sin. (WEY)
2 Corinthians 2:9 For in writing to you I have also this object in view--to discover by experience whether you are prepared to be obedient in every respect. (WEY)
2 Corinthians 13:5 Test yourselves to discover whether you are true believers: put your own selves under examination. Or do you not know that Jesus Christ is within you, unless you are insincere? (WEY)
2 Corinthians 13:6 and I hope that ye shall know that we -- we are not disapproved of; (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 22:30 A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt. (KJV WBS)
1 Samuel 14:8 Then said Jonathan, Behold, we will pass over unto these men, and we will discover ourselves unto them. (KJV WBS)
Ezra 4:15 that search may be made in the book of the records of your fathers: so you shall find in the book of the records, and know that this city is a rebellious city, and hurtful to kings and provinces, and that they have moved sedition within the same of old time; for which cause was this city laid waste. (See NAS)
Job 11:7 Are you able to take God's measure, to make discovery of the limits of the Ruler of all? (Root in BBE NAS)
Job 41:13 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle? (KJV WBS)
Psalms 44:21 won't God search this out? For he knows the secrets of the heart. (See RSV NIV)
Proverbs 2:5 Then the fear of the Lord will be clear to you, and knowledge of God will be yours. (See NAS)
Proverbs 18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself. (KJV)
Proverbs 25:9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another: (KJV)
Ecclesiastes 7:14 In the day of wealth have joy, but in the day of evil take thought: God has put the one against the other, so that man may not be certain what will be after him. (See NAS NIV)
Ecclesiastes 7:24 Far off is true existence, and very deep; who may have knowledge of it? (See NAS NIV)
Ecclesiastes 7:27 Look! this I have seen, said the Preacher, taking one thing after another to get the true account, (See NAS NIV)
Ecclesiastes 8:17 Then I saw all the work of God, and that man may not get knowledge of the work which is done under the sun; because, if a man gives hard work to the search he will not get knowledge, and even if the wise man seems to be coming to the end of his search, still he will be without knowledge. (See NAS NIV)
Isaiah 3:17 Therefore the LORD will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts. (KJV)
Isaiah 16:3 Bring in counsel, execute justice; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of noonday; hide the outcasts, discover not the fugitive. (DBY WBS)
Jeremiah 13:26 Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon thy face, that thy shame may appear. (KJV)
Lamentations 4:22 The punishment of thine iniquity is accomplished, O daughter of Zion; he will no more carry thee away into captivity: he will visit thine iniquity, O daughter of Edom; he will discover thy sins. (KJV DBY)
Ezekiel 16:37 Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness. (KJV DBY)
Hosea 2:10 And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of mine hand. (KJV DBY)
Micah 1:6 Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of the field, and as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof. (KJV)
Nahum 3:5 Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame. (KJV)