321 occurrences in 13 translations

'Understanding' in the Bible

So now let Pharaoh seek out and provide a man discreet, understanding, proficient, and wise and set him over the land of Egypt [as governor].

And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Forasmuch as [your] God has shown you all this, there is nobody as intelligent and discreet and understanding and wise as you are.

Then Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands with understanding; for Manasseh was the firstborn.

God saw the Israelites and took knowledge of them and concerned Himself about them [knowing all, understanding, remembering all].

And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You [progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with You, perceiving and recognizing and understanding more strongly and clearly] and that I may find favor in Your sight. And [Lord, do] consider that this nation is Your people.

And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;

Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded.

Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.

Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

But to this very day the Lord has not given you an understanding mind, perceptive eyes, or discerning ears!

Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.

Keep the charge of the LORD thy God, walking in his ways, keeping his statutes and his commandments and his rights and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou may have understanding in all that thou doest and in everything that thou dost undertake,

Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;

Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.

And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.

He was a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.

And Eliakim son of Hilkiah saith -- and Shebna, and Joah -- to the chief of the butlers, 'Speak, we pray thee, unto thy servants in Aramaean, for we are understanding, and do not speak with us in Jewish, in the ears of the people who are on the wall.'

And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.

And David, understanding that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel and had lifted up his kingdom above his people Israel,

And Chenaniah, prince of the Levites in prophecy, for he presided in prophecy, because he had understanding.

Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.

So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that had understanding, was two hundred eighty-eight.

And they cast lots, ward against ward, the small as well as the great, the one with understanding as well as the disciple.

And the lot falleth eastward to Shelemiah; and for Zechariah his son -- a counsellor with understanding -- they cause to fall lots, and his lot goeth out northward:

David's uncle Jonathan was a counselor; he was a man of understanding and a scribe. Jehiel son of Hachmoni attended the king's sons.

Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's,

And he hath understanding, and spreadeth out of all his sons to all lands of Judah and Benjamin, to all cities of the bulwarks, and giveth to them provision in abundance; and he asketh a multitude of wives.

And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.

And Hezekiah speaketh unto the heart of all the Levites, those giving good understanding concerning Jehovah, and they eat the appointed thing seven days; sacrificing sacrifices of peace-offerings, and making confession to Jehovah, God of their fathers.

And the men are working faithfully in the business, and over them are appointed Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathite, to overlook; and of the Levites, every one understanding about instruments of song,

Then sent I for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, chief men; also for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, men of understanding.

And by the good hand of our God upon us they brought us a man of understanding, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brethren, eighteen;

And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month.

He read from it facing the public square before the Water Gate from dawn until noon that day, opposite the men, women, and those with understanding. The ears of all the people [were attentive] to the book of the law.

And Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, giving the people understanding in the law, and the people, are on their station,

and they read in the book, in the law of God, explaining -- so as to give the meaning, and they give understanding to the convocation.

Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priestly scribe, and the Levites who were imparting understanding to the people said to all of them, "This day is holy to the LORD your God. Do not mourn or weep." For all the people had been weeping when they heard the words of the law.

And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the Nethinims, and all they that had separated themselves from the people of the lands unto the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, every one having knowledge, and having understanding;

Will they not teach you and tell you and speak from their understanding?

[He is the one] who does great things {beyond understanding} and marvelous things {beyond number}.

and disclose his wise secrets? After all, there's so much more to understanding. So be aware that God will exact from you less than your sin deserves."

But a stupid man will gain understanding as soon as a wild donkey is born a man!

But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?

He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged.

He withdraws understanding from national leaders of the world, causing them to wander through uncharted wilderness.

For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt them.

"How long will you hunt for words? Show understanding and then we can talk.

I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer.

He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud.

But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?

Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?

Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.

If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.

Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken unto me.

that Job speaks without knowledge and his words are without understanding.

who gives us more understanding than the animals of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?"

Lo, God is mighty, but despiseth not any; mighty in strength of understanding:

God thunders with his voice in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding.

Men therefore [reverently] fear Him; He regards and respects not any who are wise in heart [in their own understanding and conceit].

Thou hast understanding, Even unto the broad places of earth! Declare -- if thou hast known it all.

Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?

Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.

Does the hawk take flight by your understanding and spread its wings to the south?

you asked, 'Who is this who darkens counsel without knowledge?' But I have declared without understanding things too wonderful for me to know.

Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

A man with valuable possessions but without understanding is like the animals that perish.

God from the heavens looked on the sons of men, To see if there be an understanding one, One seeking God.

Have those who work evil no knowledge (no understanding)? They eat up My people as they eat bread; they do not call upon God.

Everyone was gripped with fear and acknowledged God's deeds, understanding what he had done.

I pursue the way of Your commands, for You broaden my understanding.

JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.

The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;

for understanding a proverb or a parable, the words of the wise, and their riddles.

So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

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Root Form
Definition
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בּין 
Biyn 
Usage: 169

בּינה 
Biynah 
Usage: 38

טעם 
Ta`am 
Usage: 13

ידע 
Yada` 
Usage: 946

לבב 
Lebab 
Usage: 251

מנדּע 
manda` (Aramaic) 
Usage: 4

רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 11

שׂכל 
Sakal 
Usage: 63

שׂכל שׂכל 
Sekel 
Usage: 16

שׂכלתנוּ 
Sokl@thanuw (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

שׁמע 
Shama` 
Usage: 1158

תּובנה תּבוּנה תּבוּןo 
Tabuwn 
Usage: 42

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ἀγνοέω 
Agnoeo 
Usage: 22

ἀσύνετος 
Asunetos 
Usage: 3

γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

γνωρίζω 
Gnorizo 
Usage: 21

διάνοια 
Dianoia 
Usage: 11

ἐπίσταμαι 
Epistamai 
Usage: 14

μανθάνω 
manthano 
Usage: 20

νοιέω 
Noeo 
Usage: 6

νοῦς 
Nous 
Usage: 24

παρακολουθέω 
Parakoloutheo 
Usage: 3

πυνθάνομαι 
Punthanomai 
Usage: 11

σύνεσις 
sunesis 
Usage: 7

συνίημι 
suniemi 
Usage: 14

φρήν 
Phren 
Usage: 2



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