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94 Bible Verses about Understanding

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Psalm 136:5

To him that by intelligence made the heavens: for his mercy endures for ever.

Proverbs 3:19

The LORD by wisdom has founded the earth; by intelligence has he established the heavens.

Jeremiah 51:15

He is the one who makes the earth by his power; he upholds the world by his wisdom and extends the heavens by his intelligence;

Jeremiah 15:15

O LORD, thou knowest: remember me and visit me and revenge me of my enemies; do not take me away in the prolongation of thy anger, know that for thy sake I have suffered rebuke.

Isaiah 29:24

and those that erred in spirit shall learn understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.

1 Kings 4:29

And God gave Solomon exceedingly great wisdom and intelligence and magnanimity of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.

Job 38:36

Who put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who gave intelligence to understanding?

Isaiah 32:3-4

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

Daniel 1:17

And unto these four young men, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in all letters and science; furthermore Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

Daniel 9:22

And he caused me to understand and spoke with me and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to cause thee to understand the interpretation.

Romans 15:21

but, as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see, and those that have not heard shall understand.

Isaiah 52:15

But he shall sprinkle many Gentiles; the kings shall shut their mouths over him: for that which had not been told them they shall see; and that which they had not heard they shall understand.

Isaiah 40:21

Have ye not known? Have ye not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have ye not been taught since the land was founded?

Isaiah 43:10

Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my slave 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 glories glory in this, that he understands me and knows me, that I am the LORD who does mercy, judgment, and righteousness in the earth: for in these things I delight, said the LORD.

Deuteronomy 9:6

Understand, therefore, that the LORD thy God does not give thee this good land to inherit because of thy righteousness, for thou art a stiffnecked people.

1 Chronicles 28:19

All this, said David, the LORD made me understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern.

Job 34:10-11

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. For he shall pay man according to his work and cause every man to find according to his ways.

Psalm 73:16-17

I shall meditate that I might understand this; it is very hard for me to see. When I come into the sanctuary of God, then I shall understand their end.

Isaiah 57:1-2

The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

Jeremiah 9:12-13

Who is the wise man that may understand this? and who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD has spoken that he may declare for what cause the land perishes and is burned up like a wilderness that no one passes through? And the LORD said, Because they have forsaken my law, which I set before them, and have not heard my voice, neither walked therein,

Jeremiah 23:20

The anger of the LORD shall not return until he has executed and until he has performed the thoughts of his heart: in the last of the days ye shall understand it with understanding.

Jeremiah 30:24

The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return until he has done it and until he has performed the intents of his heart; in the end of the days ye shall understand this.

Daniel 8:15-16

And it came to pass, as I, Daniel, was considering the vision and seeking to understand it, behold, there stood before me the likeness of a man. And I heard a man's voice between the banks of the Ulai, which called and said, Gabriel, teach this man the vision.

Ephesians 5:17

Therefore, be ye not unwise, but understanding of what the will of the Lord is.

Psalm 119:73

JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, and I shall learn thy commandments.

Nehemiah 8:8

So they read in the book in the law of God clearly and paid attention, and understood the reading.

Psalm 119:27

Make me to understand the way of thy precepts; so I shall meditate of thy wondrous works.

Matthew 24:15

Therefore, when ye see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, which shall stand in the holy place (whosoever reads, let him understand),

Mark 13:14

But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation (spoken of by Daniel the prophet) standing where it ought not, he that reads, let him understand, then let those that are in Judaea flee to the mountains;

Acts 8:30-31

And Philip ran there to him and heard him read the prophet Isaiah and said, Dost thou understand what thou readest? And he said, How can I, except someone should guide me? And he besought Philip to come up and sit with him.

John 12:16

His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of him and that they had done these things unto him.

Matthew 13:11

He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not given.

Mark 4:11

And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but unto those that are without, all these things are done in parables,

Matthew 16:12

Then they understood that he bade them not to keep themselves from the leaven of bread, but from the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

Matthew 17:13

Then the disciples understood that he spoke unto them of John the Baptist.

Mark 4:33

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

Mark 8:17

And as Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why argue ye because ye have no bread? Do ye not consider nor understand? is your heart yet blind?

John 2:22

Therefore when he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture and the word which Jesus had said.

Isaiah 41:20

That they may see and know and take warning and understand together that the hand of the LORD does this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it.

Ephesians 3:4

by which, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of the Christ),

Job 37:5

God shall thunder marvelously with his voice; he does great things, which we cannot comprehend.

Job 26:14

Behold, these are parts of his ways; but how little a portion have we heard of him? For the thunder of his power, who shall understand?

Job 36:29

Shall you understand the spreadings of the clouds or the noise of his tent?

Job 42:3

Who is he that hides counsel without knowledge? Therefore, I have denounced that which I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.

Isaiah 40:13-14

Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD or being his counsellor has taught him? With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him? Who taught him in the path of judgment and taught him knowledge and showed unto him the way of intelligence?

Isaiah 55:8-9

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

Matthew 16:8-9

Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves that ye have brought no bread? Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?

1 Corinthians 2:12

Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God, that we might know the things that God has given us.

1 Chronicles 28:12

and the pattern of all that he had received by the Spirit of the courts of the house of the LORD and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God and of the treasuries of the holy things;

John 16:13-15

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth, for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak, and he will cause you to know the things which are to come. He shall clarify me, for he shall take of that which is mine and shall cause you to know it. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he shall take of that which is mine and shall cause you to know it.

Deuteronomy 4:6

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

Daniel 9:2

in the first year of his reign, I Daniel saw diligently in the books the number of the years, of which the LORD spoke unto Jeremiah the prophet, which would conclude the desolation of Jerusalem in seventy years.

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Anthropomorphisms » Attributed to deity » Understanding

Man » Possessed of » Understanding

Reproof » Leads to » Understanding

Proverbs 15:32

He that refuses chastening despises his own soul, but he that hears reproof has an understanding heart.

Understanding » Those that understand

Proverbs 10:13

In the lips of the prudent wisdom is found and is a rod unto the back of him that is void of understanding.

Proverbs 20:5

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, but a man of intelligence will draw it out.

Proverbs 19:8

He that gets wisdom loves his own soul; he keeps intelligence that he might find that which is good.

Understanding » Who is void of understanding

Ephesians 4:17-19

This I say, therefore, and require in the Lord that from now on ye not walk as the other Gentiles walk in the vanity of their own senses, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them because of the blindness of their heart, who, after losing all sense of feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness to work all uncleanness with greediness.

Proverbs 6:32

But whosoever commits adultery with a woman has a fault in his heart; he that does it corrupts his own soul.

Romans 1:21-23

because having known God, they did not glorify him as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and of fourfooted beasts and of serpents.

Isaiah 44:9-19

Those that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and that which is most precious to them is useful for nothing; and they are their own witnesses that they do not see, nor understand; therefore, they shall be ashamed. Who has formed God? And who cast a graven image that is profitable for nothing? Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed; for the workmen, they are of men; even if all of them are gathered together and stand, they shall fear and shall be ashamed together. read more.
The smith shall take the tongs; he shall work among the coals; he shall give it form with the hammers and bring forth in it the arm of his strength; though he is hungry and his strength fails: he shall not drink water, even if he faints. The carpenter stretches out his rule; he measures it with a line; he fits it with planes; he marks it out with the compass; he makes it after the form of a noble man, in the likeness of the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house. He shall hew down cedars and take the cypress and the oak, and he shall strengthen himself with the trees of the forest; he shall plant a fir tree, which shall be nourished with the rain. The man shall then use of it for firewood; for he will take thereof and warm himself; he will kindle it and bake bread; he will also make a god and worship it; he will fabricate an idol and shall kneel down before it. He shall burn part of it in the fire; with another part thereof he shall eat flesh; he shall roast meat and shall satisfy himself. Afterwards he shall warm himself and say, Aha, I have warmed myself, I have seen fire; the residue of it he turns into god, into his graven image; he humbles himself before it and worships it and prays unto it and says, Deliver me; for thou art my god. They did not know nor understand; for he has anointed their eyes that they not see and their hearts that they not understand. He does not return to his right mind; he does not have knowledge nor intelligence to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; I have also baked bread upon the coals of it; I have roasted flesh and eaten it and shall I make the residue of it an abomination? Do I have to humble myself before the trunk of a tree?

Understanding » Who understands

Proverbs 15:32

He that refuses chastening despises his own soul, but he that hears reproof has an understanding heart.

Proverbs 19:25

Smite a scorner, and the simple will become prudent, and reproving one that has understanding, he will understand knowledge.

Proverbs 2:1-9

My son, if thou wilt receive my words and hide my commandments within thee so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom and apply thine heart to intelligence, yea, if thou criest for understanding and givest thy voice unto intelligence, read more.
if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hid treasures, then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom; out of his mouth comes knowledge and intelligence. He keeps the person of the upright; he is a buckler to those that walk perfectly, keeping the paths of judgment and the way of his merciful ones. Then shalt thou understand righteousness and judgment and equity, yea, every good path.

Understanding » The lord giving understanding

Luke 24:44-47

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

1 Chronicles 22:12

Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding and give thee commandments for Israel, and that thou keep the law of the LORD thy God.

Psalm 119:73-75

JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, and I shall learn thy commandments. Those that fear thee will be glad when they see me because I have waited on thy word. I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.

Understanding » What is understanding

Proverbs 8:12-14

I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I invent the knowledge of giving counsel. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; pride, arrogancy, the evil way, and the perverse mouth, do I hate. With me is counsel, and existence; I am understanding; strength belongs to me.

Deuteronomy 4:5-6

Behold, I have taught you statutes and rights, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do thus in the midst of the land where ye are about to enter in to possess it. Keep them, therefore, and do them, for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who shall hear all these statutes and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

Understanding » Those that are void of understanding

Proverbs 17:18

A man void of understanding strikes hands and becomes surety in the presence of his friend.

Proverbs 10:13

In the lips of the prudent wisdom is found and is a rod unto the back of him that is void of understanding.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I went by the field of the slothful and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding, and, behold, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered its face, and its stone wall was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it and received chastening. read more.
Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travels and thy want 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 people and without heart, who have eyes and do not see; who have ears, and do not hear:

Understanding » How understanding is acquired

Psalm 119:89-104

LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in the heavens. Thy truth is from generation to generation; thou hast established the earth, and it perseveres. They persevere unto this day by thy ordinance; for they are all thy slaves. read more.
Unless thy law had been my delight, I should have perished in my affliction. I will never forget thy precepts; for with them thou hast caused me to live. I am thine, keep me; for I have sought thy precepts. The wicked have waited for me to destroy me, but I will consider thy testimonies. I have seen an end of all perfection, but thy commandment is exceeding broad. MEM. O how I love thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies, for they are eternal unto me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for thy testimonies have been my meditation. I understand more than the elders because I keep thy precepts. I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. I have not departed from thy judgments, for thou hast taught me. How sweet have been thy spoken words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through thy precepts I have obtained understanding; therefore I have hated every false way.

Understanding » What passes all understanding

Understanding » The understanding of the lord

Isaiah 40:28

Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard that the God of the age is the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth? He does not faint, nor is he weary; and there is no one that can attain to his intelligence.

Understanding » What understanding does

Proverbs 2:10-20

When wisdom enters into thine heart and knowledge is sweet unto thy soul, discretion shall preserve thee, intelligence shall keep thee to deliver thee from the evil way, from the man that speaks perversion, read more.
who leave the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness, who rejoice to do evil and delight in wicked perversion, whose ways are crooked, and they are crooked in their paths; to deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger who flatters with her words, who forsakes the prince of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God. Therefore her house inclines unto death, and her paths unto the dead. None that go unto her return again, neither do they take hold of the paths of life. That thou may walk in the way of good men and keep the paths of the righteous.

Proverbs 24:3

Through wisdom the house shall be built, and with intelligence it shall be established:

Understanding » Acquiring understanding

Proverbs 4:7

Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

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

Romans 1:18-20

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of men, who hold back the truth with injustice; because that which is known of God is manifest to them; for God has showed it unto them. For the invisible things of him, his eternal power and divinity, are clearly understood by the creation of the world and by the things that are made so that there is no 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, be ye not unwise, but understanding of what the will of the Lord is.

Understanding » What understanding is

Understanding » Good understanding

Proverbs 13:15

Good understanding brings forth grace: but the way of transgressors is hard.

Understanding » What was established by understanding

Proverbs 3:19

The LORD by wisdom has founded the earth; by intelligence has he established the heavens.

Understanding » Who has no delight in understanding

Understanding » What fools do not understand

Psalm 92:5-6

O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep. A carnal man does not know, neither does a fool understand this:

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 understanding thy kinswoman:

Topics on Understanding

Being Without Understanding

23;42;20

who sees many things and does not warn; who opens his ears and does not hear.

God Giving Understanding

18;32;8

Certainly there is a spirit in man, and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding.

God Has Understanding

20;3;19

The LORD by wisdom has founded the earth; by intelligence has he established the heavens.

Not Understanding God's Things

33;4;12

But they did not know the thoughts of the LORD, neither did they understand his counsel by which he gathered them as sheaves onto the threshing floor.

Not Understanding Language

1;11;7

Now, 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 understand, and not even the good that I desire is what I do; but what I hate, that is what I do.

Not Understanding Sayings

40;16;8-11

Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves that ye have brought no bread?

Proper Understanding

23;52;15

But he shall sprinkle many Gentiles; the kings shall shut their mouths over him: for that which had not been told them they shall see; and that which they had not heard they shall understand.

Scripture, Understanding

19;119;130

The exposition of thy words gives light; it gives understanding unto the simple.

Spiritual Understanding

58;13;12-13

Therefore, Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.

Understanding God's Word

19;119;73

JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, and I shall learn thy commandments.