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94 Bible Verses about Understanding

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Proverbs 3:19

The Lord founded the earth by wisdom and established the heavens by understanding.

Jeremiah 51:15

He made the earth by His power, established the world by His wisdom, and spread out the heavens by His understanding.

Jeremiah 15:15

You know, Lord; remember me and take note of me. Avenge me against my persecutors. In Your patience, don't take me away. Know that I suffer disgrace for Your honor.

Isaiah 29:24

Those who are confused will gain understanding and those who grumble will accept instruction.

1 Kings 4:29

God gave Solomon wisdom, very great insight, and understanding as [vast] as the sand on the seashore.

Job 38:36

Who put wisdom in the heart or gave the mind understanding?

Isaiah 32:3-4

Then the eyes of those who see will not be closed, and the ears of those who hear will listen. The reckless mind will gain knowledge, and the stammering tongue will speak clearly and fluently.

Daniel 1:17

God gave these four young men knowledge and understanding in every kind of literature and wisdom. Daniel also understood visions and dreams of every kind.

Daniel 9:22

He gave me this explanation: "Daniel, I've come now to give you understanding.

Romans 15:21

but, as it is written: Those who had no report of Him will see, and those who have not heard will understand.

Isaiah 52:15

so He will sprinklemany nations. Kings will shut their mouths because of Him, For they will see what had not been told them, and they will understand what they had not heard.

Proverbs 2:5

then you will understand the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God.

Isaiah 40:21

Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been declared to you from the beginning? Have you not considered the foundations of the earth?

Isaiah 43:10

"You are My witnesses"- the Lord's declaration- "and My servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe Me and understand that I am He. No god was formed before Me, and there will be none after Me.

Jeremiah 9:24

But the one who boasts should boast in this, that he understands and knows Me- that I am the Lord, showing faithful love, justice, and righteousness on the earth, for I delight in these things. [This is] the Lord's declaration.

Deuteronomy 9:6

Understand that the Lord your God is not giving you this good land to possess because of your righteousness, for you are a stiff-necked people.

1 Chronicles 28:19

[David concluded,] "By the Lord's hand on me, He enabled me to understand everything in writing, all the details of the plan."

Job 34:10-11

Therefore listen to me, you men of understanding. It is impossible for God [to do] wrong, and [for] the Almighty [to act] unjustly. For He repays a person [according to] his deeds, and He brings his ways on him.

Psalm 73:16-17

When I tried to understand all this, it seemed hopeless until I entered God's sanctuary. Then I understood their destiny.

Isaiah 57:1-2

The righteous one perishes, and no one takes it to heart; faithful men are swept away, with no one realizing that the righteous one is swept away from the presence of evil. He will enter into peace- they will rest on their beds- everyone who lives uprightly.

Jeremiah 9:12-13

Who is the man wise enough to understand this? Who has the Lord spoken to, that he may explain it? Why is the land destroyed and scorched like a wilderness, so no one can pass through? The Lord said, "It is because they abandoned My law I set in front of them and did not obey My voice or walk according to it.

Jeremiah 23:20

The Lord's anger will not turn back until He has completely fulfilled the purposes of His heart. In time to come you will understand it clearly.

Jeremiah 30:24

The Lord's burning anger will not turn back until He has completely fulfilled the purposes of His heart. In time to come you will understand it.

Daniel 8:15-16

While I, Daniel, was watching the vision and trying to understand it, there stood before me someone who appeared to be a man. I heard a human voice calling from the middle of the Ulai: "Gabriel, explain the vision to this man."

Psalm 119:73

Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding so that I can learn Your commands.

Nehemiah 8:8

They read the book of the law of God, translating and giving the meaning so that the people could understand what was read.

Psalm 119:27

Help me understand the meaning of Your precepts so that I can meditate on Your wonders.

Matthew 24:15

"So when you see the abomination that causes desolation , spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place" (let the reader understand) ,

Mark 13:14

"When you see the abomination that causes desolation standing where it should not" (let the reader understand), "then those in Judea must flee to the mountains!

Acts 8:30-31

When Philip ran up to it, he heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, "Do you understand what you're reading?" "How can I," he said, "unless someone guides me?" So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

John 12:16

His disciples did not understand these things at first. However, when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about Him and that they had done these things to Him.

Matthew 13:11

He answered them, "Because the secrets does not mean "mysteries" in the Eng sense; it means what we can know only by divine revelation. of the kingdom of heaven have been given for you to know, but it has not been given to them.

Mark 4:11

He answered them, "The secret does not mean "mystery" in the Eng sense; it means what we can know only by divine revelation. of the kingdom of God has been granted to you, but to those outside, everything comes in parables

Matthew 16:12

Then they understood that He did not tell them to beware of the yeast in bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Matthew 17:13

Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them about John the Baptist.

Mark 4:33

He would speak the word to them with many parables like these, as they were able to understand.

Mark 8:17

Aware of this, He said to them, "Why are you discussing that you do not have any bread? Do you not yet understand or comprehend? Is your heart hardened?

John 2:22

So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this. And they believed the Scripture and the statement Jesus had made.

Isaiah 41:20

so that all may see and know, consider and understand, that the hand of the Lord has done this, the Holy One of Israel has created it.

Ephesians 3:4

By reading this you are able to understand my insight about the mystery of the Messiah.

Job 37:5

God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things that we cannot comprehend.

Job 26:14

These are but the fringes of His ways; how faint is the word we hear of Him! Who can understand His mighty thunder?

Job 36:29

Can anyone understand how the clouds spread out or how the thunder roars from God's pavilion?

Job 42:3

[You asked,] "Who is this who conceals [My] counsel with ignorance?" Surely I spoke about things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.

Isaiah 40:13-14

Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or who gave Him His counsel? Who did He consult with? Who gave Him understanding and taught Him the paths of justice? Who taught Him knowledge and showed Him the way of understanding?

Isaiah 55:8-9

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways." [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. "For as heaven is higher than earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

Matthew 16:8-9

Aware of this, Jesus said, "You of little faith! Why are you discussing among yourselves that you do not have bread? Don't you understand yet? Don't you remember the five loaves for the 5,000 and how many baskets you collected?

1 Corinthians 2:12

Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, in order to know what has been freely given to us by God.

1 Chronicles 28:12

The plans contained everything he had in mind for the courts of the Lord's house, all the surrounding chambers, the treasuries of God's house, and the treasuries for what is dedicated.

John 16:13-15

When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth. For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak whatever He hears. He will also declare to you what is to come. He will glorify Me, because He will take from what is Mine and declare it to you. Everything the Father has is Mine. This is why I told you that He takes from what is Mine and will declare it to you.

Deuteronomy 4:6

Carefully follow [them], for this will [show] your wisdom and understanding in the eyes of the peoples. When they hear about all these statutes, they will say, 'This great nation is indeed a wise and understanding people.'

Daniel 9:2

in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the books according to the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet that the number of years for the desolation of Jerusalem would be 70.

From Thematic Bible


Anthropomorphisms » Attributed to deity » Understanding

Man » Possessed of » Understanding

Reproof » Leads to » Understanding

Proverbs 15:32

Anyone who ignores instruction despises himself, but whoever listens to correction acquires good sense.

Understanding » Those that understand

Proverbs 10:13

Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of the one who lacks sense.

Proverbs 20:5

Counsel in a man's heart is deep water; but a man of understanding draws it up.

Proverbs 19:8

The one who acquires good sense loves himself; one who safeguards understanding finds success.

Understanding » Who is void of understanding

Ephesians 4:17-19

Therefore, I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer walk as the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their thoughts. They are darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them and because of the hardness of their hearts. They became callous and gave themselves over to promiscuity for the practice of every kind of impurity with a desire for more and more.

Romans 1:21-23

For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.

Isaiah 44:9-19

All who make idols are nothing, and what they treasure does not profit. Their witnesses do not see or know [anything], so they will be put to shame. Who makes a god or casts a metal image for no profit? Look, all its worshipers will be put to shame, and the craftsmen are humans. They all will assemble and stand; they all will be startled and put to shame. read more.
The ironworker labors over the coals, shapes the idol with hammers, and works it with his strong arm. Also he grows hungry and his strength fails; he doesn't drink water and is faint. The woodworker stretches out a measuring line, he outlines it with a stylus; he shapes it with chisels and outlines it with a compass. He makes it according to a human likeness, like a beautiful person, to dwell in a temple. He cuts down cedars for his use, or he takes a cypress or an oak. He lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. He plants a laurel, and the rain makes it grow. It serves as fuel for man. He takes some of it and warms himself; also he kindles a fire and bakes bread; he even makes it into a god and worships it; he makes it an idol and bows down to it. He burns half of it in a fire, and he roasts meat on that half. He eats the roast and is satisfied. He warms himself and says, "Ah! I am warm, I see the blaze." He makes a god or his idol with the rest of it. He bows down to it and worships; He prays to it, "Save me, for you are my god." Such people do not comprehend and cannot understand, for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see, and their minds so they cannot understand. No one reflects, no one has the perception or insight to say, "I burned half of it in the fire, I also baked bread on its coals, I roasted meat and ate. I will make something detestable with the rest of it, and I will bow down to a block of wood."

Understanding » Who understands

Proverbs 15:32

Anyone who ignores instruction despises himself, but whoever listens to correction acquires good sense.

Proverbs 19:25

Strike a mocker, and the inexperienced learn a lesson; rebuke the discerning, and he gains knowledge.

Proverbs 2:1-9

My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, listening closely to wisdom and directing your heart to understanding; furthermore, if you call out to insight and lift your voice to understanding, read more.
if you seek it like silver and search for it like hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up success for the upright; He is a shield for those who live with integrity so that He may guard the paths of justice and protect the way of His loyal followers. Then you will understand righteousness, justice, and integrity-every good path.

Understanding » The lord giving understanding

Luke 24:44-47

Then He told them, "These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you-that everything written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled." Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. He also said to them, "This is what is written: the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead the third day, read more.
and repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 22:12

Above all, may the Lord give you insight and understanding when He puts you in charge of Israel so that you may keep the law of the Lord your God.

Psalm 119:73-75

Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding so that I can learn Your commands. Those who fear You will see me and rejoice, for I put my hope in Your word. I know, Lord, that Your judgments are just and that You have afflicted me fairly.

Understanding » What is understanding

Proverbs 8:12-14

I, Wisdom, share a home with shrewdness and have knowledge and discretion. To fear the Lord is to hate evil. I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct, and perverse speech. I possess good advice and competence; I have understanding and strength.

Deuteronomy 4:5-6

Look, I have taught you statutes and ordinances as the Lord my God has commanded me, so that you may follow them in the land you are entering to possess. Carefully follow [them], for this will [show] your wisdom and understanding in the eyes of the peoples. When they hear about all these statutes, they will say, 'This great nation is indeed a wise and understanding people.'

Understanding » Those that are void of understanding

Proverbs 17:18

One without sense enters an agreement and puts up security for his friend.

Proverbs 10:13

Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of the one who lacks sense.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I went by the field of a slacker and by the vineyard of a man lacking sense. Thistles had come up everywhere, weeds covered the ground, and the stone wall was ruined. I saw, and took it to heart; I looked, and received instruction: read more.
a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the arms to rest, and your poverty will come like a robber, your need, like a bandit.

Jeremiah 5:20-21

"Declare this in the house of Jacob; proclaim it in Judah, saying: Hear this, you foolish and senseless people. They have eyes, but they don't see. They have ears, but they don't hear.

Understanding » How understanding is acquired

Psalm 119:89-104

Lord, Your word is forever; it is firmly fixed in heaven. Your faithfulness is for all generations; You established the earth, and it stands firm. They stand today in accordance with Your judgments, for all things are Your servants. read more.
If Your instruction had not been my delight, I would have died in my affliction. I will never forget Your precepts, for You have given me life through them. I am Yours; save me, for I have sought Your precepts. The wicked hope to destroy me, but I contemplate Your decrees. I have seen a limit to all perfection, but Your command is without limit. How I love Your teaching! It is my meditation all day long. Your command makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is always with me. I have more insight than all my teachers because Your decrees are my meditation. I understand more than the elders because I obey Your precepts. I have kept my feet from every evil path to follow Your word. I have not turned from Your judgments, for You Yourself have instructed me. How sweet Your word is to my taste- [sweeter] than honey to my mouth. I gain understanding from Your precepts; therefore I hate every false way.

Understanding » What passes all understanding

Understanding » The understanding of the lord

Understanding » What understanding does

Proverbs 2:10-20

For wisdom will enter your mind, and knowledge will delight your heart. Discretion will watch over you, and understanding will guard you, rescuing you from the way of evil- from the one who says perverse things, read more.
[from] those who abandon the right paths to walk in ways of darkness, [from] those who enjoy doing evil and celebrate perversity, whose paths are crooked, and whose ways are devious. It will rescue you from a forbidden woman, from a stranger with her flattering talk, who abandons the companion of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God; for her house sinks down to death and her ways to the land of the departed spirits. None return who go to her; none reach the paths of life. So follow the way of good people, and keep to 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 God's wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth, since what can be known about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them. From the creation of the world His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse.

Understanding » There being no understanding against the lord

Understanding » What understanding is better than

Understanding » What you should try to understand

Understanding » What understanding is

Understanding » Good understanding

Proverbs 13:15

Good sense wins favor, but the way of the treacherous never changes.

Understanding » What was established by understanding

Proverbs 3:19

The Lord founded the earth by wisdom and established the heavens by understanding.

Understanding » Who has no delight in understanding

Understanding » What fools do not understand

Psalm 92:5-6

How magnificent are Your works, Lord, how profound Your thoughts! A stupid person does not know, a fool does not understand this:

Understanding » Not leaning to your own understanding

Understanding » Where understanding comes from

Understanding » What to call understanding

Proverbs 7:4

Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding [your] relative.

Topics on Understanding

Being Without Understanding

23;42;20

Though seeing many things, you do not obey. Though [his] ears are open, he does not listen."

God Giving Understanding

18;32;8

But it is a spirit in man and the breath of the Almighty that give him understanding.

God Has Understanding

20;3;19

The Lord founded the earth by wisdom and established the heavens by understanding.

God's Ways Beyond Human Understanding

23;55;8-9

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways." [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.

Not Understanding God's Things

33;4;12

But they do not know the Lord's intentions or understand His plan, that He has gathered them like sheaves to the threshing floor.

Not Understanding Language

1;11;7

Come, let Us go down there and confuse their language so that they will not understand one another's speech."

Not Understanding Other Things

45;7;15

For I do not understand what I am doing, because I do not practice what I want to do, but I do what I hate.

Not Understanding Sayings

40;16;8-11

Aware of this, Jesus said, "You of little faith! Why are you discussing among yourselves that you do not have bread?

Proper Understanding

23;52;15

so He will sprinklemany nations. Kings will shut their mouths because of Him, For they will see what had not been told them, and they will understand what they had not heard.

Scripture, Understanding

19;119;130

The revelation of Your words brings light and gives understanding to the inexperienced.

Spiritual Understanding

58;13;12-13

Therefore Jesus also suffered outside the gate, so that He might sanctify the people by His own blood.

Understanding God's Word

19;119;73

Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding so that I can learn Your commands.

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