Your hands made and formed me; give me understanding, that I may learn your commands.
Since I am your servant, give me understanding, so I will know your decrees.
Open my eyes so that I will observe amazing things from your instruction.
Help me understand how your precepts function, and I will meditate on your wondrous acts.
Give me understanding and I will observe your instruction. I will keep it with all of my heart.
May my cry arise before you, LORD; give me understanding according to your word.
Then he opened their minds so that they might understand the Scriptures.
So all the people went to eat, to drink, to send something to those who had nothing, and to celebrate with great joy, because they understood the words that were being declared to them.
When the high priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they knew that he was talking about them.
"So now, Son of Man, you are to prepare your luggage for a trip into exile, and then you are to leave during the daytime so they see you leaving. Leave from your place to another while they're watching. Then perhaps they'll realize that they're a rebellious house.
"After I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I tried to understand it. All of a sudden, there was standing in front of me one who appeared to be valiant.
""Don't be afraid, Daniel,' he told me, "because from the first day that you committed yourself to understand and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard. I've come in answer to your prayers.
I heard the voice of a man calling out from the Ulai Canal, "Gabriel, interpret what that fellow has been seeing.'
Rather, as it is written, "Those who were never told about him will see, and those who have never heard will understand."
that has come to you. Just as it is bearing fruit and spreading all over the world, so it has been doing among you from the day you heard it and came to know the grace of God in truth.
Because they are united in love, I pray that their hearts may be encouraged by all the riches that come from a complete understanding of the full knowledge of the Messiah, who is the mystery of God.