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94 Bible Verses about Understanding

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Psalm 136:5

To him that by understanding made the heavens, for his loving-kindness endureth for ever;

Proverbs 3:19

Jehovah by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens.

Jeremiah 51:15

He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his understanding.

Jeremiah 15:15

Jehovah, thou knowest: remember me, and visit me, and avenge me of my persecutors; in thy long-suffering take me not away: know that for thy sake I bear reproach.

Isaiah 29:24

And they that are of erring spirit shall know understanding, and the disobedient shall learn doctrine.

1 Kings 4:29

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

Job 38:36

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

Isaiah 32:3-4

And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken; and the heart of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

Daniel 1:17

As for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

Daniel 9:22

And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, Daniel, I am now come forth to make thee skilful of understanding.

Romans 15:21

but according as it is written, To whom there was nothing told concerning him, they shall see; and they that have not heard shall understand.

Isaiah 52:15

so shall he astonish many nations; kings shall shut their mouths at him: for what had not been told them shall they see, and what they had not heard shall they consider.

Isaiah 40:21

do ye not know? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood the foundation of the earth?

Isaiah 43:10

Ye are my witnesses, saith Jehovah, and my servant whom I have chosen; that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am HE: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

Jeremiah 9:24

but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am Jehovah, who exercise loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth; for in these things I delight, saith Jehovah.

Deuteronomy 9:6

Know therefore that Jehovah thy God doth not give thee this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiff-necked people.

1 Chronicles 28:19

All this said David, in writing, by Jehovah's hand upon me, instructing as to all the works of the pattern.

Job 34:10-11

Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: Far be wickedness from God, and wrong from the Almighty! For a man's work will he render to him, and cause every one to find according to his way.

Psalm 73:16-17

When I thought to be able to know this, it was a grievous task in mine eyes; Until I went into the sanctuaries of God; then understood I their end.

Isaiah 57:1-2

The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart; and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from before the evil. He entereth into peace: they rest in their beds, each one that hath walked in his uprightness.

Jeremiah 9:12-13

Who is a wise man, that he may understand this? and he to whom the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken, that he may declare it? Why is the land perished, burnt up like a wilderness, so that none passeth through? And Jehovah saith, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not hearkened unto my voice, nor walked in it,

Jeremiah 23:20

The anger of Jehovah shall not return, until he have executed, and until he have performed the purposes of his heart: at the end of the days ye shall understand it clearly.

Jeremiah 30:24

The fierce anger of Jehovah shall not return, until he have executed, and until he have performed the purposes of his heart. At the end of the days ye shall consider it.

Daniel 8:15-16

And it came to pass, when I Daniel had seen the vision, I sought for the understanding of it, and behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man. And I heard a man's voice between the banks of the Ulai; and he called and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.

Ephesians 5:17

For this reason be not foolish, but understanding what is the will of the Lord.

Psalm 119:73

YOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, and I will learn thy commandments.

Nehemiah 8:8

And they read in the law of God distinctly out of the book, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

Psalm 119:27

Make me to understand the way of thy precepts, and I will meditate upon thy wondrous works.

Matthew 24:15

When therefore ye shall see the abomination of desolation, which is spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in what is a holy place, (he that reads let him understand,)

Mark 13:14

But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation standing where it should not, (he that reads let him consider it,) then let those in Judaea flee to the mountains;

Acts 8:30-31

And Philip, running up, heard him reading the prophet Esaias, and said, Dost thou then know what thou art reading of? And he said, How should I then be able unless some one guide me? And he begged Philip to come up and sit with him.

John 12:16

Now his disciples knew not these things at the first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things to him.

Matthew 13:11

And he answering said to them, Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not given;

Mark 4:11

And he said to them, To you is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to them who are without, all things are done in parables,

Matthew 16:12

Then they comprehended that he did not speak of being beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Matthew 17:13

Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the baptist.

Mark 4:33

And with many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear,

Mark 8:17

And Jesus knowing it, says to them, Why reason ye because ye have no bread? Do ye not yet perceive nor understand? Have ye your heart yet hardened?

John 2:22

When therefore he was raised from among the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and believed the scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.

Isaiah 41:20

that they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of Jehovah hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.

Ephesians 3:4

by which, in reading it, ye can understand my intelligence in the mystery of the Christ,)

Job 37:5

God thundereth marvellously with his voice, doing great things which we do not comprehend.

Job 26:14

Lo, these are the borders of his ways; but what a whisper of a word do we hear of him! And the thunder of his power, who can understand?

Job 36:29

But can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the crashing of his pavilion?

Job 42:3

Who is he that obscureth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered what I did not understand; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

Isaiah 40:13-14

Who hath directed the Spirit of Jehovah, and, as his counsellor, hath taught him? With whom took he counsel, and who gave him intelligence, and instructed him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed him the way of understanding?

Isaiah 55:8-9

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Matthew 16:8-9

And Jesus knowing it, said, Why reason ye among yourselves, O ye of little faith, because ye have taken no bread? Do ye not yet understand nor remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many hand-baskets ye took up?

1 Corinthians 2:12

But we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God, that we may know the things which have been freely given to us of God:

1 Chronicles 28:12

and the pattern of all that he had by the Spirit, of the courts of the house of Jehovah, and of all the chambers round about, for the treasuries of the house of God, and for the treasuries of the dedicated things;

John 16:13-15

But when he is come, the Spirit of truth, he shall guide you into all the truth: for he shall not speak from himself; but whatsoever he shall hear he shall speak; and he will announce to you what is coming. He shall glorify me, for he shall receive of mine and shall announce it to you. All things that the Father has are mine; on account of this I have said that he receives of mine and shall announce it to you.

Deuteronomy 4:6

And ye shall keep and do them; for that will be your wisdom and your understanding before the eyes of the peoples that shall hear all these statutes, and say, Verily this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

Daniel 9:2

in the first year of his reign, I Daniel understood by the books that the number of the years, whereof the word of Jehovah came to Jeremiah the prophet, for the accomplishment of the desolations of Jerusalem, was seventy years.

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Anthropomorphisms » Attributed to deity » Understanding

Man » Possessed of » Understanding

Reproof » Leads to » Understanding

Proverbs 15:32

He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul; but he that heareth reproof getteth sense.

Understanding » Those that understand

Proverbs 10:13

In the lips of an intelligent man wisdom is found; but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

Proverbs 20:5

Counsel in the heart of man is deep water, and a man of understanding draweth it out.

Proverbs 19:8

He that getteth sense loveth his own soul; he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

Understanding » Who is void of understanding

Ephesians 4:17-19

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye should no longer walk as the rest of the nations walk in the vanity of their mind, being darkened in understanding, estranged from the life of God by reason of the ignorance which is in them, by reason of the hardness of their hearts, who having cast off all feeling, have given themselves up to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greedy unsatisfied lust.

Proverbs 12:11

He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he that followeth the worthless is void of understanding.

Proverbs 6:32

Whoso committeth adultery with a woman is void of understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

Romans 1:21-23

Because, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but fell into folly in their thoughts, and their heart without understanding was darkened: professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and quadrupeds and reptiles.

Isaiah 44:9-19

They that form a graven image are all of them vanity, and their delectable things are of no profit; and they are their own witnesses: they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed. Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing? Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed; and the workmen are but men. Let them all be gathered together, let them stand up: they shall fear, they shall be ashamed together. read more.
The iron-smith hath a chisel, and he worketh in the coals, and he fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with his strong arm; but he is hungry, and his strength faileth; he hath not drunk water, and he is faint. The worker in wood stretcheth out a line; he marketh it out with red chalk; he formeth it with sharp tools, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of man: that it may remain in the house. When he heweth him down cedars, he taketh also a holm-oak and a terebinth he chooseth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth a pine, and the rain maketh it grow. And it shall be for a man to burn, and he taketh thereof, and warmeth himself; he kindleth it also, and baketh bread; he maketh also a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto. He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh, he roasteth roast, and is satisfied; yea, he is warm, and saith, Aha, I am become warm, I have seen the fire. And with the remainder thereof he maketh a god, his graven image; he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me, for thou art my god. They have no knowledge, and understand not; for he hath plastered their eyes, that they may not see; and their hearts, that they may not understand. And none taketh it to heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire, and have also baked bread upon the coals thereof, I have roasted flesh, and eaten it, and with the rest thereof shall I make an abomination? shall I bow down to a block of wood?

Understanding » Who understands

Proverbs 15:32

He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul; but he that heareth reproof getteth sense.

Proverbs 19:25

Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware; reprove the intelligent, and he will understand knowledge.

Proverbs 2:1-9

My son, if thou receivest my words, and layest up my commandments with thee, so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom and thou apply thy heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after discernment and liftest up thy voice to understanding; read more.
if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hidden treasures: then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, and find the knowledge of God. For Jehovah giveth wisdom; out of his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to them that walk in integrity; guarding the paths of just judgment and keeping the way of his godly ones. Then shalt thou understand righteousness and judgment and equity: every good path.

Understanding » The lord giving understanding

Luke 24:44-47

And he said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you while I was yet with you, that all that is written concerning me in the law of Moses and prophets and psalms must be fulfilled. Then he opened their understanding to understand the scriptures, and said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved the Christ to suffer, and to rise from among the dead the third day; read more.
and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name to all the nations beginning at Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 22:12

Only, Jehovah give thee wisdom and understanding, and place thee over Israel, and to keep the law of Jehovah thy God.

Psalm 119:73-75

YOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, and I will learn thy commandments. They that fear thee will see me, and rejoice; because I have hoped in thy word. I know, Jehovah, that thy Judgments are righteousness, and that in faithfulness thou hast afflicted me.

Understanding » What is understanding

Proverbs 8:12-14

I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find the knowledge which cometh of reflection. The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil; pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth do I hate. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am intelligence; I have strength.

Deuteronomy 4:5-6

See, I have taught you statutes and ordinances, even as Jehovah my God commanded me, that ye may do so in the land into which ye enter to possess it. And ye shall keep and do them; for that will be your wisdom and your understanding before the eyes of the peoples that shall hear all these statutes, and say, Verily this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

Understanding » Those that are void of understanding

Proverbs 17:18

A senseless man striketh hands, becoming surety for his neighbour.

Proverbs 10:13

In the lips of an intelligent man wisdom is found; but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I went by the field of a sluggard, and by the vineyard of a man void of understanding; and lo, it was all grown over with thistles, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and its stone wall was broken down. Then I looked, I took it to heart; I saw, I received instruction: read more.
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest! So shall thy poverty come as a roving plunderer, and thy penury as an armed man.

Jeremiah 5:20-21

Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying, Hear now this, O foolish and heartless people, who have eyes and see not; who have ears, and hear not.

Understanding » How understanding is acquired

Psalm 119:89-104

LAMED. For ever, O Jehovah, thy word is settled in the heavens. Thy faithfulness is from generation to generation: thou hast established the earth, and it standeth. By thine ordinances they stand this day; for all things are thy servants. read more.
Unless thy law had been my delight, I should then have perished in mine affliction. I will never forget thy precepts; for by them thou hast quickened me. I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts. The wicked have awaited me to destroy me; but I attend unto thy testimonies. I have seen an end of all perfection: thy commandment is exceeding broad. MEM. Oh how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Thy commandments make me wiser than mine enemies; for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers; for thy testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the aged, because I have observed thy precepts. I have refrained my feet from every evil path, that I might keep thy word. I have not departed from thy judgments; for it is thou that hast taught me. How sweet are thy words unto my taste! more than honey to my mouth! From thy precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false path.

Understanding » What passes all understanding

Understanding » The understanding of the lord

Understanding » What understanding does

Proverbs 2:10-20

When wisdom entereth into thy heart and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul, discretion shall keep thee, understanding shall preserve thee: To deliver thee from the way of evil, from the man that speaketh froward things; read more.
from those who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of evil; whose paths are crooked, and who are perverted in their course: To deliver thee from the strange woman, from the stranger who flattereth with her words; who forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God; for her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead; none that go unto her return again, neither do they attain to the paths of life: that thou mayest walk in the way of the good, And keep the paths of the righteous.

Understanding » Acquiring understanding

Understanding » What is understood by the things that are made by God

Romans 1:18-20

For there is revealed wrath of God from heaven upon all impiety, and unrighteousness of men holding the truth in unrighteousness. Because what is known of God is manifest among them, for God has manifested it to them, for from the world's creation the invisible things of him are perceived, being apprehended by the mind through the things that are made, both his eternal power and divinity, so as to render them inexcusable.

Understanding » There being no understanding against the lord

Understanding » What understanding is better than

Understanding » What you should try to understand

Ephesians 5:17

For this reason be not foolish, but understanding what is the will of the Lord.

Understanding » What understanding is

Understanding » Good understanding

Proverbs 13:15

Good understanding procureth favour; but the way of the treacherous is hard.

Understanding » What was established by understanding

Proverbs 3:19

Jehovah by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens.

Understanding » Who has no delight in understanding

Understanding » What fools do not understand

Psalm 92:5-6

Jehovah, how great are thy works! Thy thoughts are very deep: A brutish man knoweth not, neither doth a fool understand it.

Understanding » Not leaning to your own understanding

Understanding » Where understanding comes from

Understanding » What to call understanding

Proverbs 7:4

Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister, and call intelligence thy kinswoman:

Topics on Understanding

Being Without Understanding

23;42;20

seeing many things, And thou observest not? with opened ears, he heareth not.

God Giving Understanding

18;32;8

But there is a spirit which is in man; and the breath of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

God Has Understanding

20;3;19

Jehovah by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens.

Not Understanding God's Things

33;4;12

But they know not the thoughts of Jehovah, neither understand they his counsel; for he hath gathered them together as the sheaves into the threshing-floor.

Not Understanding Language

1;11;7

Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

Not Understanding Other Things

45;7;15

For that which I do, I do not own: for not what I will, this I do; but what I hate, this I practise.

Not Understanding Sayings

40;16;8-11

And Jesus knowing it, said, Why reason ye among yourselves, O ye of little faith, because ye have taken no bread?

Proper Understanding

23;52;15

so shall he astonish many nations; kings shall shut their mouths at him: for what had not been told them shall they see, and what they had not heard shall they consider.

Scripture, Understanding

19;119;130

The entrance of thy words giveth light, giving understanding unto the simple.

Spiritual Understanding

58;13;12-13

Wherefore also Jesus, that he might sanctify the people by his own blood, suffered without the gate:

Understanding God's Word

19;119;73

YOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, and I will learn thy commandments.