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Being Without Understanding

Isaiah 42:20

You've seen many things, but you pay no attention. His ears are open, but he doesn't listen.

God Has Understanding

Proverbs 3:19

By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, and by understanding he set the heavens in place.

God's Ways Beyond Human Understanding

Isaiah 55:8-9

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways," declares the LORD.

Not Understanding God's Things

Micah 4:12

But they don't know the thoughts of the LORD, and they don't understand his tactics, for he will gather them like harvested grain to his threshing floor.

Not Understanding Language

Genesis 11:7

Come on! Let's go down there and confuse their language, so that they won't understand each other's speech."

Not Understanding Other Things

Romans 7:15

I don't understand what I am doing. For I don't practice what I want to do, but instead do what I hate.

Not Understanding Sayings

Matthew 16:8-11

Knowing this, Jesus asked them, "You who have little faith, why are you discussing among yourselves the fact that you don't have any bread?

Proper Understanding

Isaiah 52:15

so will he startle many nations. Kings will shut their mouths at him; for what had not been told them they will see, and what they had not heard they will understand.

Spiritual Understanding

Hebrews 13:12-13

That is why Jesus, in order to sanctify the people by his own blood, also suffered outside the city gate.

Understanding God's Word

Psalm 119:73

Your hands made and formed me; give me understanding, that I may learn your commands.

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Proverbs 3:19

By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, and by understanding he set the heavens in place.

Jeremiah 51:15

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

Jeremiah 15:15

You are aware LORD, remember me, pay attention to me, and vindicate me in front of those who pursue me. You are patient don't take me away. Know that I suffer insult because of you!

Isaiah 29:24

Moreover, those who go astray in spirit will gain understanding, and those who complain will accept instruction.'"

1 Kings 4:29

God gave Solomon wisdom and great discernment. His insights were as numerous as sand on the seashore.

Job 38:36

"Who sets wisdom within you, or imbues your mind with understanding?

Isaiah 32:3-4

Then the eyes of those who can see won't turn away, and the ears of those who can hear will listen. The hearts of reckless people will understand sound judgment, and the tongues of those who stammer will be ready to speak clearly.

Daniel 1:17

As for these four young men, God gave them knowledge, aptitude for learning, and wisdom. Daniel also could understand all kinds of visions and dreams.

Daniel 9:22

He gave instructions, and this is what he spoke to me:

Romans 15:21

Rather, as it is written, "Those who were never told about him will see, and those who have never heard will understand."

Isaiah 52:15

so will he startle many nations. Kings will shut their mouths at him; for what had not been told them they will see, and what they had not heard they will understand.

Proverbs 2:5

then you will understand the fear of the LORD and learn to know God.

Isaiah 40:21

"You know, don't you? You have heard, haven't you? Hasn't it been told you from the beginning? Haven't you understood from the foundations of the earth?

Isaiah 43:10

"You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and trust me and understand that I am the One. Before me no God was formed, nor will there be one after me.

Jeremiah 9:24

Rather, let the one who boasts, boast in this: that he understands and knows me, for I am the LORD who acts with gracious love, justice, and righteousness in the land. I delight in these things," declares the LORD.

Deuteronomy 9:6

Know that it is not because of your righteousness that the LORD your God is giving to you this good land to inherit, for you are a stubborn people."

1 Chronicles 28:19

"All of these things the LORD made clear to me in writing at his direction the construction plans for all of the building."

Job 34:10-11

"Therefore you men of understanding, listen to me! Far be it for God to practice wickedness, or the Almighty to do what is wrong, because he repays a person for his behavior; and according to a person's conduct, he lets it happen to him.

Psalm 73:16-17

When I tried to understand this, it was too difficult for me until I entered the sanctuaries of God. Then I understood their destiny.

Isaiah 57:1-2

"Also the righteous are perishing, but no one takes it to heart; devout people are taken away, while no one understands that the righteous person is taken away from calamity. Then he enters into peace, and they'll rest on his couches, each one living righteously.

Jeremiah 9:12-13

Who is the wise person who understands this, and to whom has the LORD spoken so that he may declare it? Why is the land destroyed, ruined like the desert, without anyone passing through it? The LORD said, "It is because they have forsaken my Law that I gave them. They didn't obey me and didn't live according to it.

Jeremiah 23:20

The LORD's anger won't turn back until he has accomplished what he intended to do. In the future you will clearly understand it.

Jeremiah 30:24

The fierce anger of the LORD won't turn back until he has accomplished and established the plan of his heart. In the days to come, you will understand this.

Daniel 8:15-16

"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. I heard the voice of a man calling out from the Ulai Canal, "Gabriel, interpret what that fellow has been seeing.'

Ephesians 5:17

Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.

Psalm 119:73

Your hands made and formed me; give me understanding, that I may learn your commands.

Nehemiah 8:8

All the people gathered as a united body into the plaza in front of the Water Gate. They asked Ezra the scribe to bring out the Book of the Law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded for Israel.

Psalm 119:27

Help me understand how your precepts function, and I will meditate on your wondrous acts.

Matthew 24:15

"So when you see the destructive desecration, mentioned by the prophet Daniel, standing in the Holy Place (let the reader take note),

Mark 13:14

"So when you see the destructive desecration standing where it should not be (let the reader take note), then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains.

Acts 8:30-31

So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah out loud. Philip asked, "Do you understand what you're reading?" The man replied, "How can I unless someone guides me?" So he invited Philip to get in and sit with him.

John 12:16

At first, his disciples didn't understand these things. However, when Jesus had been glorified, they remembered that these things had been written about him and that people had done these things to him.

Matthew 13:11

He answered them, "You have been given knowledge about the secrets of the kingdom from heaven, but it hasn't been given to them,

Mark 4:11

He told them, "The secret about the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside, everything comes in parables

Matthew 16:12

Then they understood that he did not say to beware of the yeast used in bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Matthew 17:13

Then the disciples understood that he had been speaking to them about John the Baptist.

Mark 4:33

With many other parables like these, Jesus kept speaking his message to them according to their ability to understand.

Mark 8:17

Knowing this, Jesus asked them, "Why are you discussing the fact that you don't have any bread? Don't you understand or perceive yet? Are your hearts hardened?

John 2:22

After he had been raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this. So they believed the Scripture and the statement that Jesus had made.

Isaiah 41:20

all so that people may see and recognize, perceive, consider, and comprehend at the same time, that the hand of the LORD has done this, and that the Holy One of Israel has created it."

Romans 13:11

This is necessary because you know the times it's already time for you to wake up from sleep, because our salvation is nearer now than when we became believers.

Ephesians 1:9

when he made known to us the secret of his will. This was according to his plan that he set forth in the Messiah

Ephesians 3:4

By reading this, you will be able to grasp my understanding of the secret about the Messiah,

Job 37:5

"God thunders with his wondrous voice; he does awesome works that we don't comprehend.

Job 26:14

Indeed, these are the fringes of his ways, and how faint is the whisper we've heard of it! But who can comprehend the thunder of his might?"

Job 36:29

"Furthermore, can anyone understand cloud patterns, or the thundering in his pavilion?

Job 42:3

You asked, "Who is this that darkens counsel without knowledge?' Well now, I have talked about what I don't understand awesome things beyond me that I don't know.

Isaiah 40:13-14

Who has fathomed the Spirit of the LORD, or as his counselor has taught him? With whom did he consult to enlighten and instruct him on the path of justice? Or who taught him knowledge and showed him the way of wisdom?

Isaiah 55:8-9

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "For just 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

Knowing this, Jesus asked them, "You who have little faith, why are you discussing among yourselves the fact that you don't have any 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 comes from God, so that we can understand the things that were freely given to us by God.

1 Chronicles 28:12

and the plans for everything else that he had in mind for the courtyards of the Temple of the LORD. Included were plans for all of the surrounding vaults and treasuries of the Temple of God intended for storage of dedicated gifts,

John 16:13-15

Yet when the Spirit of Truth comes, he'll guide you into all truth. He won't speak on his own accord, but he'll speak whatever he hears and will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. That is why I said, "He will take what is mine and declare it to you.'

Deuteronomy 4:6

Observe them carefully, because this will show your wisdom and discernment in the eyes of people who'll listen to all these decrees. Then they'll say: "Surely this great nation is a wise and discerning people.'

Daniel 9:2

in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, noted in the Scripture the total years that were assigned by the message from the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet for the completion of the desolations of Jerusalem: 70 years.

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Anthropomorphisms » Attributed to deity » Understanding

Man » Possessed of » Understanding

Reproof » Leads to » Understanding

Proverbs 15:32

Whoever ignores instruction hates himself, but anyone who heeds reproof gains understanding.

Understanding » Those that understand

Proverbs 10:13

Wisdom characterizes the speech of the discerning, but the rod is for the backs of those lacking discernment.

Proverbs 20:5

The intentions of a person's heart are deep waters, but a discerning person reveals them.

Proverbs 19:8

Whoever obtains wisdom loves himself, and whoever treasures understanding will prosper.

Understanding » Who is void of understanding

Ephesians 4:17-19

Therefore, I tell you and insist on in the Lord not to live any longer like the gentiles live, thinking worthless thoughts. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of their ignorance and hardness of heart. Since they have lost all sense of shame, they have abandoned themselves to sensuality and practice every kind of sexual perversion without restraint.

Proverbs 6:32

Whoever commits adultery with a woman is out of his mind; by doing so he corrupts his own soul.

Romans 1:21-23

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him. Instead, their thoughts turned to worthless things, and their senseless hearts were darkened. Though claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images that looked like mortal human beings, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.

Isaiah 44:9-19

Now, all the forming of images means nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless. Their own witnesses cannot see, and they know nothing. So they will be put to shame. Who would shape a god or cast an image that profits nothing? To be sure, all who associate with it will be put to shame; and as for the craftsmen, they are only human. Let them all gather together and take their stand. Then let them be terrified they will be humiliated together. read more.
The blacksmith prepares a tool and works in the coals, then fashions an idol with hammers, working by the strength of his arm. He even becomes hungry and loses his strength; he drinks no water and grows faint. The carpenter measures it with a line; he traces its shape with a stylus, then fashions it with planes and shapes it with a compass. He makes the idol like a human figure, with human beauty, to be at home in a shrine. He cuts down cedars, or chooses a cypress tree or an oak, and lets it grow strong among the trees of the forest. Or he plants a cedar, and the rain makes it grow. He divides it up for people to burn. Taking part of it, he warms himself, makes a fire, and bakes bread. Or perhaps he constructs a god and worships it. He makes it an idol and bows down to it. Half the wood he burns in the fire, and over that half he places meat so he can eat. He sits by its coals, warms himself, and says, "Ah! I am warm in front of the fire." And the rest of it he makes into a god. To blocks of wood he bows down, worships, prays, and says, "Save me, since you are my god." They don't realize; they don't understand, because their eyes are plastered over so they cannot see, and their minds, too, so they cannot understand. No one stops to think. No one has the knowledge or understanding to think yes to think! "Half of it I burned in the fire. I even baked bread on its coals, and I roasted meat and ate it. And am I about to make detestable things from what is left? Am I about to bow down to blocks of wood?"

Understanding » Who understands

Proverbs 15:32

Whoever ignores instruction hates himself, but anyone who heeds reproof gains understanding.

Proverbs 19:25

If you scourge a scoffer, the simple person may learn to be discreet; rebuke a discerning man and he will gain understanding.

Proverbs 2:1-9

My son, if you accept my words, and treasure my instructions making your ear attentive to wisdom, and turning your heart to understanding if, indeed, you call out for insight and raise your voice for 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 learn to know God. For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up sound wisdom for the upright and is a shield to those who walk in integrity guarding the paths of the just and protecting the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right, just, and upright every good path.

Understanding » The lord giving understanding

Luke 24:44-47

Then he told them, "These are the 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 had to be fulfilled." Then he opened their minds so that they might understand the Scriptures. He told them, "This is how it is written: the Messiah was to suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, read more.
and then repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 22:12

"Only may the LORD give you discretion and understanding as he places you in charge over Israel, so you can keep the Law of the LORD your God.

Psalm 119:73-75

Your hands made and formed me; give me understanding, that I may learn your commands. May those who fear you see me and be glad, for I have hoped in your word. I know, LORD, that your decrees are just, and that you have rightfully humbled me.

Understanding » What is understanding

Proverbs 8:12-14

"I, wisdom, am related to prudence. I know how to be discreet. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil. Pride, arrogance, an evil lifestyle, and perverted speech I despise. Counsel belongs to me, along with sound judgment. I am understanding. Power belongs to me.

Deuteronomy 4:5-6

See! I taught you the statutes and the ordinances, just as the LORD God commanded. Therefore, observe them when you enter the land you are about to possess. Observe them carefully, because this will show your wisdom and discernment in the eyes of people who'll listen to all these decrees. Then they'll say: "Surely this great nation is a wise and discerning people.'

Understanding » Those that are void of understanding

Proverbs 17:18

A man who lacks sense cosigns a loan, becoming a guarantor for his neighbor.

Proverbs 10:13

Wisdom characterizes the speech of the discerning, but the rod is for the backs of those lacking discernment.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I went by the field belonging to a lazy man, by a vineyard belonging to a senseless person. There it was, overgrown with thistles, the ground covered with thorns, its stone wall collapsed. As I observed, I thought about it; I watched, and learned a lesson: read more.
"A little sleep! A little slumber! A little folding of my hands to rest!" Then your poverty will come upon you like a robber, your need like an armed bandit.

Jeremiah 5:20-21

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

Understanding » How understanding is acquired

Psalm 119:89-104

Your word is forever, LORD; it is firmly established in heaven. Your faithfulness continues from generation to generation. You established the earth, and it stands firm. To this day they stand by means of your rulings, for all things serve you. read more.
Had your instruction not been my pleasure, I would have died in my affliction. I will never forget your precepts, for you have revived me with them. I am yours, so save me, since I have sought your precepts. The wicked lay in wait to destroy me, while I ponder your decrees. I have observed that all things have their limit, but your commandment is very broad. Mem How I love your instruction! Every day it is my meditation. Your commands make me wiser than my adversaries, since they are always with me. I am more insightful than my teachers, because your decrees are my meditations. I have more common sense than the elders, for I observe your precepts. I keep away from every evil choice so that I may keep your word. I do not avoid your judgments, for you pointed them out to me. How pleasing is what you have to say to me tasting better than honey. I obtain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every false way. Nun

Understanding » What passes all understanding

Understanding » The understanding of the lord

Understanding » What understanding does

Proverbs 2:10-20

For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you; understanding will watch over you, delivering you from the way of evil, from men who speak perverse things, read more.
and from those who abandon the right path to travel along the ways of darkness; who delight in doing evil, and rejoice in the perverseness of evil; whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways, delivering you from the adulteress, from the immoral woman with her seductive words, someone who abandoned the companion of her youth and forgot the covenant of her God. For her house leads down to death, and her paths down to the realm of the dead. None who go to her return, nor do they reach the paths of life. This is how you will walk in the way of good men and will keep to the paths of the righteous.

Proverbs 24:3

By wisdom a house is built; it is made secure through understanding.

Understanding » Acquiring understanding

Proverbs 23:23

Purchase truth, but don't sell it; store up wisdom, instruction, and understanding.

Proverbs 4:7

Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom, and with all your effort work to acquire understanding.

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

Romans 1:18-20

For God's wrath is being revealed from heaven against all the ungodliness and wickedness of those who in their wickedness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God himself has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible attributes his eternal power and divine nature have been understood and observed by what he made, so that 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

Ephesians 5:17

Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.

Understanding » What understanding is

Understanding » Good understanding

Proverbs 13:15

Good understanding produces grace, but the lifestyle of the treacherous never changes.

Understanding » What was established by understanding

Proverbs 3:19

By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, and by understanding he set the heavens in place.

Understanding » Who has no delight in understanding

Proverbs 18:2

A fool finds no satisfaction in trying to understand, for he would rather express his own opinion.

Understanding » What fools do not understand

Psalm 92:5-6

How great are your works, LORD! Your thoughts are unfathomable. A stupid man doesn't know, and a fool can't comprehend 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're my sister!" and call understanding your close relative,



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