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94 Bible Verses about Understanding

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Psalm 136:5

To [him who] made the heavens with skill, for his loyal love [endures] forever.

Jeremiah 51:15

[He is the one who] made [the] earth by his power, [the one who] created [the] world by his wisdom, and by his understanding he stretched out [the] heavens.

Jeremiah 15:15

You who know, Yahweh, remember me, and attend to me, and take revenge for me against my persecutors {in your forbearance}. You must take me away. Know [that] I [am] carrying disgrace because of you.

Isaiah 29:24

And those who err [in] spirit will {acquire} understanding, and those who grumble will learn instruction.

1 Kings 4:29

God gave wisdom to Solomon and very great discernment, as well as {breadth of understanding}, as the sand which is on the edge of the seashore.

Job 38:36

Who has put wisdom in the ibis, or who has given understanding to the rooster?

Isaiah 32:3-4

And [the] eyes of those who see will not gaze, and [the] ears of those who hear will listen. And [the] {minds} of [the] rash will understand {knowledge}, and [the] tongues of stammerers will hasten to speak clearly.

Daniel 1:17

{And as for these four young men}, God gave to them knowledge and insight into all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had insight into all visions and dreams.

Daniel 9:22

And he instructed [me] and he spoke with me and he said, "Daniel I have now come out to teach you understanding.

Romans 15:21

but just as it is written, "[Those] to whom [it was] not announced concerning him will see, and [those] who have not heard will understand."

Isaiah 52:15

so he shall sprinkle many nations; because of him, kings shall shut their mouths. For they shall see what has not been told them, and they shall consider with full attention what they have not heard.

Proverbs 2:5

then you will understand the fear of Yahweh, and the knowledge of God you will find.

Isaiah 40:21

Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told to you from [the] {beginning}? Have you not understood [from] the foundation of the earth?

Isaiah 43:10

"You [are] my witnesses," {declares} Yahweh, "and my servant whom I have chosen so that you may know and believe {in} me and understand that I [am] he. No god was formed before {me}, and none shall be after me.

Jeremiah 9:24

{But only} in this must the one who boasts boast, [that] he has insight, and [that] he knows me, that I [am] Yahweh, showing loyal love, justice, and righteousness on the earth, for in these [things] I delight," {declares} Yahweh.

Deuteronomy 9:6

"So you should understand that [it is] not because of your righteousness [that] Yahweh your God [is] giving you this good land to take possession of it, because {you are a stubborn people}.

1 Chronicles 28:19

"All this [I give you] in writing; from the hand of Yahweh he instructed me [about] all the workings of this plan."

Job 34:10-11

"Therefore, listen to me, {people who have sense}: far be it from God {that he should commit wickedness} and that Shaddai {should do wrong}. Indeed, he will repay [according to] a human being's deeds, and according to a man's way he will let [it] happen [to] him.

Psalm 73:16-17

When I thought about [how] to understand this, it [was] troubling in my eyes until I went into the sanctuary of God. [Then] I understood their fate.

Isaiah 57:1-2

The righteous [one] perishes, and there is no one who takes [it] to heart. And men of faithfulness [are] gathered, while there is no one who understands, for the righteous is gathered from the presence of wickedness. he enters [into] peace; they will rest on their beds, walking straight ahead of him.

Jeremiah 9:12-13

Who [is] the wise man that can understand this? And to whom has the mouth of Yahweh spoken, so that he may declare it? Why is the land destroyed? It is laid waste like the desert so that no one passes through." And Yahweh said, "Because of their forsaking my law that I set {before} them, and they have not obeyed my voice, and have not walked in it,

Jeremiah 23:20

The {anger} of Yahweh will not turn back until his doing and until his keeping the plans of his {mind}. {In latter days} you will look closely at it [with] understanding.

Jeremiah 30:24

{The burning anger of Yahweh} will not turn back until his doing, and until his accomplishing the plans of his {mind}. In the last of the days you will understand it.

Daniel 8:15-16

{And then} when I, Daniel, saw the vision, and I was seeking understanding, there was [one] standing before me with [the] appearance of a man. And I heard [the] voice of a human at [the] Ulai, and he called and said, "Gabriel, [make] this [man] understand the vision."

Ephesians 5:17

Because of this do not become foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord [is].

Psalm 119:73

Your hands have made me and established me; give me understanding that I may learn your commands.

Nehemiah 8:8

So they read the book from the law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that they could understand the reading.

Psalm 119:27

Make me understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful things.

Matthew 24:15

"So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken about by the prophet Daniel standing in the holy place" (let the one who reads understand),

Mark 13:14

"But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where it should not be" (let the one who reads understand), "then those in Judea must flee to the mountains!

Acts 8:30-31

So Philip ran up to [it] [and] heard him reading aloud Isaiah the prophet and said, "So then, do you understand what you are reading?" And he said, "So how could I, unless someone will guide me?" And he invited 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] had been written about him and they did these [things] to him.)

Matthew 13:11

And he answered [and] said to them, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to those [people] it has not been granted.

Mark 4:11

And he said to them, "To you has been granted the secret of the kingdom of God, but to those who are outside everything is in parables,

Matthew 16:12

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

Matthew 17:13

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

Mark 4:33

And with many parables such as these he was speaking the word to them, as they were able to hear [it].

Mark 8:17

And knowing [this], he said to them, "Why are you discussing that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Have your hearts been 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 saying that Jesus had spoken.

Isaiah 41:20

so that they may see and know, and take to heart and understand together that the hand of Yahweh has done this, and the holy one of Israel has created it."

Ephesians 3:4

so that you may be able when you read to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ

Job 37:5

"God thunders with his voice in marvelous ways; he does great things, and we cannot comprehend.

Job 26:14

Look, these [are] the outer fringes of his ways, and {how faint is the word} [that] we hear of him! But who can understand the thunder of his power?"

Job 36:29

"Moreover, {can anyone understand} [the] spreading of clouds, [the] thundering of his dwelling place?

Job 42:3

'Who [is] this darkening counsel without knowledge?' Therefore I uttered, but I did not understand; {things too wonderful for me}, but I did not know.

Isaiah 40:13-14

Who has measured up the spirit of Yahweh or informed him [as] {his counselor}? With whom has he consulted, that he enlightened him and taught him [the] path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and made [the] way of understanding known to him?

Isaiah 55:8-9

"For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, and your ways [are] not my ways," {declares} Yahweh. "For [as] [the] heavens are {higher} than [the] earth, so my ways are {higher} than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Matthew 16:8-9

But knowing [this], Jesus said, "Why are you discussing among yourselves that you did not take bread, [you] of little faith? Do you not yet understand or do you not remember the five loaves for 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] from God, in order that we may know the things freely given to us by God,

1 Chronicles 28:12

and the plan of all {that he had in mind} for the courtyards of the house of Yahweh and for all the surrounding storage rooms, the treasuries of the house of God, and the treasuries for sanctified objects,

John 16:13-15

But when he--the Spirit of truth--comes, he will guide you into all the truth. For he will not speak from himself, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will proclaim to you the things to come. He will glorify me, because he will take from what [is] mine and will proclaim [it] to you. Everything that the Father has is mine. For this [reason] I said that he takes from what [is] mine and will proclaim [it] to you.

Deuteronomy 4:6

And {you must observe them diligently}, for that [is] your wisdom and your insight before the eyes of the people, who will hear all [of] these rules, and they will say, 'Surely this great nation [is] a wise and discerning people.'

Daniel 9:2

in [the] first year [of] his kingship I, Daniel, observed in the scrolls the number of the years that it was [that were] to be fulfilled [according to] [the] word of Yahweh to Jeremiah the prophet for the devastation of Jerusalem--seventy years.

From Thematic Bible


Anthropomorphisms » Attributed to deity » Understanding

Man » Possessed of » Understanding

Reproof » Leads to » Understanding

Proverbs 15:32

He who ignores instruction despises himself, but he who hears admonition gains heart.

Understanding » Those that understand

Proverbs 10:13

On the lips of one who has understanding, wisdom is found, but a rod [is] for the back of one who lacks {sense}.

Proverbs 20:5

Deep waters [are like] purpose in the heart of a man, and a man of understanding will draw it out.

Proverbs 19:8

He who acquires wisdom loves himself; he who guards understanding [loves] to find good.

Understanding » Who is void of understanding

Ephesians 4:17-19

This therefore I say and testify in the Lord, [that] you no longer walk as the Gentiles walk: in the futility of their mind, being darkened in understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance [that] is in them, because of the hardness of their heart, who, becoming callous, gave themselves over to licentiousness, for the pursuit of all uncleanness in greediness.

Romans 1:21-23

For [although they] knew God, they did not honor [him] as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their reasoning, and their senseless hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God with the likeness of an image of mortal human beings and birds and quadrupeds and reptiles.

Isaiah 44:9-19

All those who form an idol [are] nothing, and their delightful things do not profit. And their witnesses do not see or know, so they will be ashamed. Who would form a god and cast an image of [which] he cannot profit? Look! all his companions shall be ashamed, and [the] artisans [are] human! Let all of them assemble; let them stand up. They shall tremble; they shall be ashamed together. read more.
[The] {ironsmith} works in the coals [with his] tool and forms it with hammers. And he makes it with {his strong arm}; indeed, he becomes hungry, and {he lacks} strength; he does not drink water, and he is faint. [The] {woodworker} stretches out a line; he makes an outline [of] it with marker. He makes it with knife and makes an outline [of] it with compass. He makes it like [the] image of a man, like [the] beauty of a human, to dwell [in] a temple. Cutting down cedars for himself, he {chooses} a holm tree and an oak, and he lets it grow strong for him among [the] trees of [the] forest. He plants a cedar, and [the] rain makes [it] grow. And it {becomes fuel for a human}, and he takes some of it and grows warm; also, he kindles a fire and bakes bread. Also, he makes a god and bows in worship; he makes himself an image and bows down to it! He burns half of it in [the] fire; he eats meat over half of it; he roasts a roast and is satisfied. Also he grows warm and says, "Ah! I am warm! I see [the] fire!" And he makes the remainder of it into a god! He bows down to his idol, and he bows in worship and prays to him, and he says, "Save me, for you [are] my god!" They do not know, and they do not understand, for their eyes [are] besmeared {so that they cannot see}, their {minds} {so that they have no insight}. And {no one takes it to heart}, and [there is] no knowledge and no understanding to say, "I burned half of it in [the] fire and also I baked bread on its coals; I roasted meat, and I have eaten. And I shall make [the] rest of it into an abomination! I shall bow down to a block of wood!"

Understanding » Who understands

Proverbs 15:32

He who ignores instruction despises himself, but he who hears admonition gains heart.

Proverbs 19:25

The scoffer you shall strike, and the simple, may they learn prudence, and reprove the intelligent [and] he will gain knowledge.

Proverbs 2:1-9

My child, if you will receive my sayings, and hide my commands with you, [in order] to incline your ear toward wisdom, [then] you shall apply your heart to understanding. For if you cry out for understanding, [if] you lift your voice for insight, read more.
if you seek her like silver and search her out {like treasure}, then you will understand the fear of Yahweh, and the knowledge of God you will find. For Yahweh will give wisdom; from his mouth [come] knowledge and understanding. For the upright, he stores sound judgment, a shield for those who walk uprightly, [in order] to guard paths of justice and keep the way of his faithful [ones]. Then you will understand righteousness and justice and uprightness--every good course--

Understanding » The lord giving understanding

Luke 24:44-47

And he said to them, "These [are] my words that I spoke to you [while I] was still with you, that everything that is written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled." Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and said to them, "Thus it is written [that] the Christ would suffer and would rise from the dead on the third day, read more.
and repentance and the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 22:12

Only may Yahweh give to you understanding and insight that he might give you charge over Israel and the keeping of the law of Yahweh your God.

Psalm 119:73-75

Your hands have made me and established me; give me understanding that I may learn your commands. Those who fear you will see me and be glad, because I hope in your word. I know, O Yahweh, that your judgments [are] right, and [that] in faithfulness you afflicted me.

Understanding » What is understanding

Proverbs 8:12-14

I, wisdom, live with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion. The fear of Yahweh [is] hatred of evil, pride, and arrogance and an evil way. And I hate a mouth of perversity. {Advice and sound judgment} are mine; I am understanding, {strength is mine}.

Deuteronomy 4:5-6

See, I now teach you rules and regulations [just] as Yahweh my God has commanded me, to observe [them] [just] so in the midst of the land where you [are] going, to take possession of it. And {you must observe them diligently}, for that [is] your wisdom and your insight before the eyes of the people, who will hear all [of] these rules, and they will say, 'Surely this great nation [is] a wise and discerning people.'

Understanding » Those that are void of understanding

Proverbs 17:18

A person who lacks {sense} {pledges}; he becomes security before his neighbor.

Proverbs 10:13

On the lips of one who has understanding, wisdom is found, but a rod [is] for the back of one who lacks {sense}.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I passed by the field of a lazy person, and over the vineyard of a person lacking {sense}; and behold, it was overgrown--all of it was covered [with] thorns, its surface with nettles, and {its stone wall} was broken down. Then I myself saw and my heart considered; I looked, and I took hold of instruction: read more.
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands for rest, and your poverty will come running, and your lack like an armed warrior.

Jeremiah 5:20-21

"Declare this in the house of Jacob, and proclaim it in Judah, saying, Hear this please, foolish and {senseless} people, {who have eyes} but do not see, {who have ears} but do not hear.'

Understanding » How understanding is acquired

Psalm 119:89-104

Forever, O Yahweh, your word {is settled} in heaven. Your faithfulness [endures] {throughout all generations}. You have established [the] earth and it stands. By your ordinances they stand today, for all [are] your servants. read more.
Unless your law [had been] my delight, then I would have perished in my misery. I will not ever forget your precepts, for by them you revive me. I [am] yours. Save me, for I have sought your precepts. For me [the] wicked [lie in] wait to destroy me. I give attention to your testimonies. I have seen a limit to every perfection; your command [is] very broad. How I love your law! The whole day it [is] my meditation. Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, because they [are] ever with me. I have more insight than all my teachers, for your testimonies [are] my meditation. I understand more than [the] elders, for I keep your precepts. I have restrained my feet from every evil way, so that I may heed your word. I have not turned aside from your ordinances, for you have taught me. How smooth [are] your words to my palate, more than honey in my mouth. From your precepts I get understanding, therefore I hate every false way.

Understanding » What passes all understanding

Understanding » The understanding of the lord

Isaiah 40:28

Have you not known, or have you not heard? Yahweh [is] the God of eternity, [the] creator [of] the ends of the earth! He is not faint, and he does not grow weary! There is no searching his understanding.

Understanding » What understanding does

Proverbs 2:10-20

for wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasing to your soul. Discretion will watch over you; understanding will protect you, [in order] to deliver you from the way of evil, from a man who speaks devious things-- read more.
those who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in ways of darkness, those who are happy to do evil, [for] they delight in [the] deviousness of evil, {who are crooked in their ways}, and devious in their paths; [in order] to deliver you from a strange woman, from a foreign woman [who] flatters [with] her sayings, she who forsakes the partner of her youth and has forgotten the covenant of her God, for her house sinks to death, and to the dead are her paths. [Of] all who go to her, none shall return, nor do they reach paths of life. So that you will walk on the road of those who are good, and the paths of those who are righteous you shall keep.

Understanding » Acquiring 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 impiety and unrighteousness of people, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what can be known about God is evident among them, for God made [it] clear to them. For from the creation of the world, his invisible [attributes], both his eternal power and deity, are discerned clearly, being understood in the things created, 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

Ephesians 5:17

Because of this do not become foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord [is].

Understanding » What understanding is

Understanding » Good understanding

Proverbs 13:15

Good sense grants favor, but the way of the faithless is coarse.

Understanding » What was established by understanding

Understanding » Who has no delight in understanding

Understanding » What fools do not understand

Psalm 92:5-6

How great are your deeds, O Yahweh; [how] very deep are your thoughts. [The] brutish man does not know, and [the] fool cannot 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 you shall call insight, "{intimate friend}."

Topics on Understanding

Being Without Understanding

23;42;20

You see many [things], but you do not observe. [His] ears are open, but he does not hear.

God Giving Understanding

18;32;8

"Truly, it [is] a spirit in a human being, and the breath of Shaddai teaches them.

God Has Understanding

20;3;19

Yahweh in wisdom founded the earth; he established the heavens in understanding.

Not Understanding God's Things

33;4;12

But they do not know the thoughts of Yahweh, and they do not understand his plan, that he has gathered them as sheaves to his threshing floor.

Not Understanding Language

1;11;7

Come, let us go down and confuse their language there, so that they will not understand {each other's language}."

Not Understanding Other Things

45;7;15

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

Not Understanding Sayings

40;16;8-11

But knowing [this], Jesus said, "Why are you discussing among yourselves that you did not take bread, [you] of little faith?

Proper Understanding

23;52;15

so he shall sprinkle many nations; because of him, kings shall shut their mouths. For they shall see what has not been told them, and they shall consider with full attention what they have not heard.

Scripture, Understanding

19;119;130

The unfolding of your words gives light, giving understanding to [the] simple.

Spiritual Understanding

58;13;12-13

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

Understanding God's Word

19;119;73

Your hands have made me and established me; give me understanding that I may learn your commands.