|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Disjunction; separation.
2. (n.) The quality of being discreet; wise conduct and management; cautious discernment, especially as to matters of propriety and self-control; prudence; circumspection; wariness.
3. (n.) Discrimination.
4. (n.) Freedom to act according to one's own judgment; unrestrained exercise of choice or will.
Discretion (20 Occurrences)
1 Timothy 2:9 In like manner also that the women in decent deportment and dress adorn themselves with modesty and discretion, not with plaited hair and gold, or pearls, or costly clothing, (DBY)
1 Timothy 2:15 But she shall be preserved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and love and holiness with discretion. (DBY)
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of cowardice, but of power, and of love, and of wise discretion. (DBY)
1 Samuel 25:33 Blessed is your discretion, and blessed are you, that have kept me this day from blood guiltiness, and from avenging myself with my own hand. (WEB JPS ASV YLT RSV)
1 Chronicles 22:12 May Yahweh give you discretion and understanding, and put you in charge of Israel; that so you may keep the law of Yahweh your God. (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 2:12 Huram continued, "Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who has given to David the king a wise son, endowed with discretion and understanding, that should build a house for Yahweh, and a house for his kingdom. (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV)
Ezra 8:18 According to the good hand of our God on us they brought us a man of discretion, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brothers, eighteen; (WEB JPS ASV RSV)
Psalms 112:5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. (KJV WBS)
Proverbs 1:4 to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the young man: (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 2:11 Discretion will watch over you. Understanding will keep you, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 3:21 My son, let them not depart from your eyes. Keep sound wisdom and discretion: (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Proverbs 5:2 that you may maintain discretion, that your lips may preserve knowledge. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 8:12 "I, wisdom, have made prudence my dwelling. Find out knowledge and discretion. (WEB ASV NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 11:22 Like a gold ring in a pig's snout, is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 14:17 He who is quickly angry will do what is foolish, but the man of good sense will have quiet. (See RSV)
Proverbs 19:11 The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)
Proverbs 26:16 The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer with discretion. (WEB)
Isaiah 28:26 For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him. (KJV WBS)
Jeremiah 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. (KJV WBS)
Daniel 2:14 Then Daniel returned answer with counsel and prudence to Arioch the captain of the king's guard, who was gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon; (See JPS YLT NAS RSV)