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94 Bible Verses about Understanding

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Proverbs 3:19

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

Jeremiah 51:15

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

Jeremiah 15:15

O LORD, you know: remember me, and visit me, and avenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in your longsuffering: know that for your sake I have suffered rebuke.

Isaiah 29:24

They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.

1 Kings 4:29

And God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the seashore.

Job 38:36

Who has put wisdom in the inward parts? or who has given understanding to the heart?

Isaiah 32:3-4

And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall listen. The heart also 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 young men, 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, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give you skill and understanding.

Romans 15:21

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

Isaiah 52:15

So shall he startle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

Isaiah 40:21

Have you not known? have you not heard? has it not been told you from the beginning? have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?

Isaiah 43:10

You are my witnesses, says the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that you 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 and knows me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says the LORD.

Deuteronomy 9:6

Understand therefore, that the LORD your God gives you not this good land to possess it for your righteousness; for you are a stiff-necked 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 plan.

Job 34:10-11

Therefore hearken unto me, you men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity. For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.

Psalm 73:16-17

When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I 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 it, for why is the land perished and is burned up like a wilderness, that none passes through? And the LORD says, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked in it;

Jeremiah 23:20

The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he has executed, and till he has performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days you shall consider it perfectly.

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 latter days you shall consider it.

Daniel 8:15-16

And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me one having the appearance of a man. And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.

Psalm 119:73

[Yod] Your hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.

Nehemiah 8:8

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

Psalm 119:27

Make me to understand the way of your precepts: so shall I talk of your wondrous works.

Matthew 24:15

When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand:)

Mark 13:14

But when you shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that reads understand,) then let them that be in Judea flee to the mountains:

Acts 8:30-31

And Philip ran to him, and heard him read the prophet Isaiah, and said, Do you understand what you read? And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

John 12:16

These things understood not his disciples at first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they 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 heaven, 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 them that are outside, all these things are done in parables:

Matthew 16:12

Then understood they that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of 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 when Jesus knew it, he said unto them, Why reason you, because you have no bread? perceive you not yet, neither understand? have you your heart yet hardened?

John 2:22

When therefore 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 consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it.

Ephesians 3:4

By which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

Job 37:5

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

Job 26:14

Lo, these are only parts of his ways: and how little a whisper is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

Job 36:29

Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the thunder of his tabernacle?

Job 42:3

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

Isaiah 40:13-14

Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counselor has taught him? With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed to him the way of understanding?

Isaiah 55:8-9

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the LORD. 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

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

1 Corinthians 2:12

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

1 Chronicles 28:12

And the plans for all that he had 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 dedicated things:

John 16:13-15

But 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 show you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you. All things that the Father has are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you.

Deuteronomy 4:6

Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which 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 understood from the books the number of the years, of which the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.

From Thematic Bible


Anthropomorphisms » Attributed to deity » Understanding

Man » Possessed of » Understanding

Reproof » Leads to » Understanding

Proverbs 15:32

He that refuses instruction despises his own soul: but he that hears reproof gets understanding.

Understanding » Those that understand

Proverbs 10:13

In the lips of him that has understanding 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 like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Proverbs 19:8

He that gets wisdom loves his own soul: he that keeps understanding shall find good.

Understanding » Who is void of understanding

Ephesians 4:17-19

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 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 being past feeling have given themselves over unto licentiousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

Proverbs 6:32

But whosoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding: he that does it destroys his own soul.

Romans 1:21-23

Because, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.

Isaiah 44:9-19

They that make a graven image are all of them nothing; and their precious things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed. Who fashions a god, or molds a graven image, that is profitable for nothing? Behold, all his fellows shall be put to shame: and the workmen, they are mere men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be put to shame together. read more.
The blacksmith with the tongs works in the coals, and fashions it with hammers, and works it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength fails: he drinks no water, and is faint. The carpenter stretches out his rule; he marks it out with a line; he fashions it with planes, and he marks it out with the compass, and makes it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house. He hews himself down cedars, and takes the cypress and the oak, which he secures for himself among the trees of the forest: he plants a pine, and the rain does nourish it. Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take of it, and warm himself; yea, he kindles it, and bakes bread; yea, he makes a god, and worships it; he makes it a graven image, and falls down to it. He burns part of it in the fire; with part of it he eats flesh; he roasts a roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warms himself, and says, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire: And the rest of it he makes into a god, even his graven image: he falls down unto it, and worships it, and prays unto it, and says, Deliver me; for you are my god. They have not known nor understood: for he has shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand. And none considers in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon its coals; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the rest of it an abomination? shall I fall down to a block of wood?

Understanding » Who understands

Proverbs 15:32

He that refuses instruction despises his own soul: but he that hears reproof gets understanding.

Proverbs 19:25

Smite a scoffer, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that has understanding, and he will understand knowledge.

Proverbs 2:1-9

My son, if you will receive my words, and lay up my commandments with you; So that you incline your ear unto wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; Yea, if you cry after knowledge, and lift up your voice for understanding; read more.
If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hid treasures; Then shall you understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding. He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a shield to them that walk uprightly. He keeps the paths of justice, and preserves the way of his saints. Then shall you understand righteousness, and justice, 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 opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it was fit for 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 at Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 22:12

Only the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

Psalm 119:73-75

[Yod] Your hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments. They that fear you will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in your word. I know, O LORD, that your judgments are right, and that you in faithfulness have afflicted me.

Understanding » What is understanding

Proverbs 8:12-14

I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge and discretion. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the perverse mouth, do I hate. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

Deuteronomy 4:5-6

Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that you should do so in the land where you go to possess it. Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which 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 gives pledge, and becomes surety in the presence of his neighbor.

Proverbs 10:13

In the lips of him that has understanding 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 the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and weeds had covered its face, and its stone wall was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction. read more.
Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall your poverty come like a robber; and your want like 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 understanding; who have eyes, and see not; who have ears, and hear not:

Understanding » How understanding is acquired

Psalm 119:89-104

[Lamed] Forever, O LORD, your word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness is unto all generations: you have established the earth, and it abides. They continue this day according to your ordinances: for all are your servants. read more.
Unless your law had been my delights, I should then have perished in my affliction. I will never forget your precepts: for with them you have revived me. I am yours, save me; for I have sought your precepts. The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider your testimonies. I have seen a limit to all perfection: but your commandment is exceedingly broad. [Mem] O how love I your law! it is my meditation all the day. You through your commandments have made me wiser than my enemies: for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep your precepts. I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep your word. I have not departed from your judgments: for you have taught me. How sweet are your words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through your precepts I get understanding: 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

When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto your soul; Discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you: To deliver you from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaks perverse things; read more.
Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the perverseness of the wicked; Whose ways are crooked, and who are perverse in their paths: To deliver you from the immoral woman, even from the seductress who flatters with her words; Who forsakes the companion of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God. For her house leads unto death, and her paths unto the dead. None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life. That you may walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

Understanding » Acquiring understanding

Proverbs 4:7

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your 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 unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has showed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and deity; so that they 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 understanding gives favor: 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 understanding 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 your works! and your thoughts are very deep. A senseless man knows not; 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, you are my sister; and call understanding your kinswoman:

Topics on Understanding

Being Without Understanding

23;42;20

Seeing many things, but you observe not; opening the ears, but he hears not.

God Giving Understanding

18;32;8

But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty gives him understanding.

God Has Understanding

20;3;19

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

Not Understanding God's Things

33;4;12

But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor.

Not Understanding Language

1;11;7

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

Not Understanding Other Things

45;7;15

For that which I do I know not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

Not Understanding Sayings

40;16;8-11

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

Proper Understanding

23;52;15

So shall he startle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

Scripture, Understanding

19;119;130

The entrance of your 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

[Yod] Your hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.