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94 Bible Verses about Understanding

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Psalm 136:5

To him who by understanding made the heavens; for his loving kindness endures forever:

Proverbs 3:19

By wisdom Yahweh founded the earth. By understanding, he established the heavens.

Jeremiah 51:15

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

Jeremiah 15:15

Yahweh, you know; remember me, and visit me, and avenge me of my persecutors; don't take me away in your longsuffering: know that for your sake I have suffered reproach.

Isaiah 29:24

They also who err in spirit will come to understanding, and those who grumble will receive instruction."

1 Kings 4:29

God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and very great understanding, 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 mind?

Isaiah 32:3-4

The eyes of those who see will not be dim, and the ears of those who hear will listen. The heart of the rash will understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly.

Daniel 1:17

Now as for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

Daniel 9:22

He instructed me, and talked with me, and said, Daniel, I am now come forth to give you wisdom and understanding.

Romans 15:21

But, as it is written, "They will see, to whom no news of him came. They who haven't heard will understand."

Isaiah 52:15

so shall he sprinkle many nations; 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 understand.

Isaiah 40:21

Haven't you known? Haven't you heard, yet? Haven't you been told from the beginning? Haven't you understood from the foundations of the earth?

Isaiah 43:10

"You are my witnesses," says Yahweh, "With 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 will there be after me.

Jeremiah 9:24

but let him who glories glory in this, that he has understanding, and knows me, that I am Yahweh who exercises loving kindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says Yahweh.

Deuteronomy 9:6

Know therefore, that Yahweh your God doesn't give you this good land to possess it for your righteousness; for you are a stiff-necked people.

1 Chronicles 28:19

"All this," said David, "I have been made to understand in writing from the hand of Yahweh, even all the works of this pattern."

Job 34:10-11

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

Psalm 73:16-17

When I tried to understand this, it was too painful for me; Until I entered God's sanctuary, and considered their latter 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 enters into peace; they rest in their beds, each one who walks 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 Yahweh has spoken, that he may declare it? why is the land perished and burned up like a wilderness, so that none passes through? Yahweh says, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein,

Jeremiah 23:20

The anger of Yahweh shall not return, until he has executed, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days you shall understand it perfectly.

Jeremiah 30:24

The fierce anger of Yahweh will not return, until he has executed, and until he has performed the intentions of his heart. In the latter days you will understand it.

Daniel 8:15-16

It happened, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, that I sought to understand it; and behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man. I heard a man's voice between [the banks of] the Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.

Psalm 119:73

Your hands have made me and formed me. Give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.

Nehemiah 8:8

They read in the book, in the law of God, distinctly; and they gave the sense, so that they understood the reading.

Psalm 119:27

Let me understand the teaching of your precepts! Then I will meditate on your wondrous works.

Matthew 24:15

"When, therefore, you see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),

Mark 13:14

But when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains,

Acts 8:30-31

Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?" He said, "How can I, unless someone explains it to me?" He begged Philip to come up and sit with him.

John 12:16

His disciples didn't understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about him, and that they had done these things to him.

Matthew 13:11

He answered them, "To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but it is not given to them.

Mark 4:11

He said to them, "To you is given the mystery of the Kingdom of God, but to those who are outside, all things are done in parables,

Matthew 16:12

Then they understood that he didn't tell them to beware of the yeast of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Matthew 17:13

Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Baptizer.

Mark 4:33

With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it.

Mark 8:17

Jesus, perceiving it, said to them, "Why do you reason that it's because you have no bread? Don't you perceive yet, neither understand? Is your heart still hardened?

John 2:22

When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he said this, and they believed the Scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

Isaiah 41:20

that they may see, know, consider, and understand together, that the hand of Yahweh has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it.

Ephesians 3:4

by which, when you read, you can perceive my understanding in the mystery of Christ;

Job 37:5

God thunders marvelously with his voice. He does great things, which we can't comprehend.

Job 26:14

Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways. How small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?"

Job 36:29

Yes, can any understand the spreading of the clouds, and the thunderings of his pavilion?

Job 42:3

You asked, 'Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?' therefore I have uttered that which I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I didn't know.

Isaiah 40:13-14

Who has directed the Spirit of Yahweh, or has taught him as his counselor? Who did he take counsel with, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding?

Isaiah 55:8-9

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," says Yahweh. "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

Jesus, perceiving it, said, "Why do you reason among yourselves, you of little faith, 'because you have brought no bread?' Don't you yet perceive, neither remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up?

1 Corinthians 2:12

But we received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, that we might know the things that were freely given to us by God.

1 Chronicles 28:12

and the pattern of all that he had by the Spirit, for the courts of the house of Yahweh, and for all the surrounding rooms, for the treasuries of the house of God, and for the treasuries of the dedicated things;

John 16:13-15

However when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he hears, he will speak. He will declare to you things that are coming. He will glorify me, for he will take from what is mine, and will declare it to you. All things whatever the Father has are mine; therefore I said that he takes of mine, and will declare it to you.

Deuteronomy 4:6

Keep 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, understood by the books the number of the years about which the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah the prophet, for the accomplishing of the desolations of Jerusalem, even seventy years.

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Anthropomorphisms » Attributed to deity » Understanding

Man » Possessed of » Understanding

Reproof » Leads to » Understanding

Proverbs 15:32

He who refuses correction despises his own soul, but he who listens to reproof gets understanding.

Understanding » Those that understand

Proverbs 10:13

Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has discernment, but a rod is for the back of him who 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 who gets wisdom loves his own soul. He who 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 the rest of the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their hearts; who having become callous gave themselves up to lust, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

Proverbs 6:32

He who commits adultery with a woman is void of understanding. He who does it destroys his own soul.

Romans 1:21-23

Because, knowing God, they didn't glorify him as God, neither gave thanks, but became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and traded the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed animals, and creeping things.

Isaiah 44:9-19

Everyone who makes an engraved image is vain. The things that they delight in will not profit. Their own witnesses don't see, nor know, that they may be disappointed. Who has fashioned a god, or molds an image that is profitable for nothing? Behold, all his fellows will be disappointed; and the workmen are mere men. Let them all be gathered together. Let them stand up. They will fear. They will be put to shame together. read more.
The blacksmith takes an axe, works in the coals, fashions it with hammers, and works it with his strong arm. He is hungry, and his strength fails; he drinks no water, and is faint. The carpenter stretches out a line. He marks it out with a pencil. He shapes it with planes. He marks it out with compasses, and shapes it like the figure of a man, with the beauty of a man, to reside in a house. He cuts down cedars for himself, and takes the cypress and the oak, and strengthens for himself one among the trees of the forest. He plants a fir tree, and the rain nourishes it. Then it will be for a man to burn; and he takes some of it, and warms himself. Yes, he burns it, and bakes bread. Yes, he makes a god, and worships it; he makes it an engraved image, and falls down to it. He burns part of it in the fire. With part of it, he eats meat. He roasts a roast, and is satisfied. Yes, he warms himself, and says, "Aha! I am warm. I have seen the fire." The rest of it he makes into a god, even his engraved image. He bows down to it and worships, and prays to it, and says, "Deliver me; for you are my god!" They don't know, neither do they consider: for he has shut their eyes, that they can't see; and their hearts, that they can't understand. No one thinks, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, "I have burned part of it in the fire. Yes, I have also baked bread on its coals. I have roasted meat and eaten it. Shall I make the rest of it into an abomination? Shall I bow down to a tree trunk?"

Understanding » Who understands

Proverbs 15:32

He who refuses correction despises his own soul, but he who listens to reproof gets understanding.

Proverbs 19:25

Flog a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke one who has understanding, and he will gain knowledge.

Proverbs 2:1-9

My son, if you will receive my words, and store up my commandments within you; So as to turn your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you call out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding; read more.
If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures: then you will understand the fear of Yahweh, and find the knowledge of God. For Yahweh gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding. He lays up sound wisdom for the upright. He is a shield to those who walk in integrity; that he may guard the paths of justice, and preserve the way of his saints. Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.

Understanding » The lord giving understanding

Luke 24:44-47

He said to them, "This is what I told you, while I was still with you, that all things which are written in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me must be fulfilled." Then he opened their minds, that they might understand the Scriptures. He said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for 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 to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 22:12

May Yahweh give you discretion and understanding, and put you in charge of Israel; that so you may keep the law of Yahweh your God.

Psalm 119:73-75

Your hands have made me and formed me. Give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments. Those who fear you will see me and be glad, because I have put my hope in your word. Yahweh, I know that your judgments are righteous, that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.

Understanding » What is understanding

Proverbs 8:12-14

"I, wisdom, have made prudence my dwelling. Find out knowledge and discretion. The fear of Yahweh is to hate evil. I hate pride, arrogance, the evil way, and the perverse mouth. Counsel and sound knowledge are mine. I have understanding and power.

Deuteronomy 4:5-6

Behold, I have taught you statutes and ordinances, even as Yahweh my God commanded me, that you should do so in the midst of the land where you go in to possess it. Keep 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 collateral in the presence of his neighbor.

Proverbs 10:13

Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has discernment, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.

Proverbs 24:30-34

I went by the field of the sluggard, by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; Behold, it was all grown over with thorns. Its surface was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. Then I saw, and considered well. I saw, and received instruction: read more.
a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep; so your poverty will come as a robber, and your 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, foolish people, and without understanding; who have eyes, and don't see; who have ears, and don't hear:

Understanding » How understanding is acquired

Psalm 119:89-104

Yahweh, your word is settled in heaven forever. Your faithfulness is to all generations. You have established the earth, and it remains. Your laws remain to this day, for all things serve you. read more.
Unless your law had been my delight, I would 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. I will consider your statutes. I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commands are boundless. MEM How I love your law! It is my meditation all day. Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, for your commandments are always with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the aged, because I have kept your precepts. I have kept my feet from every evil way, that I might observe your word. I have not turned aside from your ordinances, for you have taught me. How sweet are your promises to my taste, more than honey to my mouth! Through your precepts, I get understanding; 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 into your heart. Knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will watch over you. Understanding will keep you, to deliver you from the way of evil, from the men who speak perverse things; read more.
who forsake the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the perverseness of evil; who are crooked in their ways, and wayward in their paths: To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the foreigner who flatters with her words; who forsakes the friend of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God: for her house leads down to death, her paths to the dead. None who go to her return again, neither do they attain to the paths of life: that you may walk in the way of good men, and keep 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 the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known of God is revealed in them, for God revealed it to them. For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be 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 wins favor; but the way of the unfaithful is hard.

Understanding » What was established by understanding

Proverbs 3:19

By wisdom Yahweh founded the earth. By understanding, he established the heavens.

Understanding » Who has no delight in understanding

Understanding » What fools do not understand

Psalm 92:5-6

How great are your works, Yahweh! Your thoughts are very deep. A senseless man doesn't 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

Tell wisdom, "You are my sister." Call understanding your relative,

Topics on Understanding

Being Without Understanding

23;42;20

You see many things, but don't observe. His ears are open, but he doesn't listen.

God Giving Understanding

18;32;8

But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.

God Has Understanding

20;3;19

By wisdom Yahweh founded the earth. By understanding, he established the heavens.

Not Understanding God's Things

33;4;12

But they don't know the thoughts of Yahweh, neither do they understand his counsel; for he has gathered them like the sheaves to the threshing floor.

Not Understanding Language

1;11;7

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

Not Understanding Other Things

45;7;15

For I don't know what I am doing. For I don't practice what I desire to do; but what I hate, that I do.

Not Understanding Sayings

40;16;8-11

Jesus, perceiving it, said, "Why do you reason among yourselves, you of little faith, 'because you have brought no bread?'

Proper Understanding

23;52;15

so shall he sprinkle many nations; 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 understand.

Scripture, Understanding

19;119;130

The entrance of your words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple.

Spiritual Understanding

58;13;12-13

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

Understanding God's Word

19;119;73

Your hands have made me and formed me. Give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.