'Comprehend' in the Bible
I wish that they were wise and could understand this, and that they could comprehend what will happen to them."
The Lord's messenger said to him, "You should not ask me my name, because you cannot comprehend it."
hear in heaven, Your dwelling place, and do according to all for which the foreigner calls upon (prays to) You, so that all peoples of the earth may know Your name and fear You [with reverence and awe], as do Your people Israel, and that they may know [without any doubt] that this house which I have built is called by Your name.
“Can you discover the depths of God?Can you [by searching] discover the limits of the Almighty [ascend to His heights, extend to His widths, and comprehend His infinite perfection]?
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?"
Lo, God is great, and we comprehend him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.
God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.
Therefore humanity fears him, which none of the wise can quite comprehend."
A stupid man doesn't know, and a fool can't comprehend this:
Let whoever is wise observe these things, that they may comprehend the gracious love of the LORD. A song. A Davidic psalm.
God, how difficult Your thoughts arefor me to comprehend;how vast their sum is!
To know [skillful and godly] wisdom and instruction;To discern and comprehend the words of understanding and insight,
He made everything appropriate in its time. He also placed eternity within them yet, no person can fully comprehend what God is doing from beginning to end.
I have examined all this by wisdom; I said, "I am determined to comprehend this" -- but it was beyond my grasp.
I tried to understand, examine, and comprehend the role of wisdom in the scheme of things, and to understand the stupidity of wickedness and the insanity of folly.
then I discerned all that God has done: No one really comprehends what happens on earth. Despite all human efforts to discover it, no one can ever grasp it. Even if a wise person claimed that he understood, he would not really comprehend it.
And he said, "Go and say to this people, 'Keep on listening and do not comprehend! And keep on looking and do not understand!'
Make the heart of this people insensitive, and make its ears unresponsive, and shut its eyes so that it may not look with its eyes and listen with its ears and comprehend [with] its mind and turn back, and it may be healed [for] him."
“As often as it passes through, it will seize you;For morning after morning it will pass through, by day and by night,And it will be sheer terror to understand what it means.”
You will no longer see the barbarians,a people whose speech is difficult to comprehend—who stammer in a language that is not understood.
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."
You see many things, but don't comprehend; their ears are open, but do not hear."
Such people do not comprehendand cannot understand,for He has shut their eyes so they cannot see,and their minds so they cannot understand.
No one thinks to himself, nor do they comprehend or understand and say to themselves: 'I burned half of it in the fire -- yes, I baked bread over the coals; I roasted meat and ate it. With the rest of it should I make a disgusting idol? Should I bow down to dry wood?'
This isn't a large group of people whose speech is unintelligible to you or whose language is difficult for you to comprehend. Frankly, if I had sent you to that kind of people, they would certainly have listened to you!
As for me, this mystery was revealed to me not because I possess more wisdom than any other living person, but so that the king may understand the interpretation and comprehend the thoughts of your mind.
Instead, you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven. You brought before you the vessels from his temple, and you and your nobles, together with your wives and concubines, drank wine from them. You praised the gods of silver, gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone -- gods that cannot see or hear or comprehend! But you have not glorified the God who has in his control your very breath and all your ways!
He who has ears to hear, let him hear and heed My words.
He who has ears [to hear], let him hear and heed My words.”
"With them the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says: "You will listen and listen but never understand. You will look and look but never comprehend,
For this nation’s heart has grown hard,And with their ears they hardly hear,And they have [tightly] closed their eyes,Otherwise they would see with their eyes,And hear with their ears,And understand with their heart, and turn [to Me]And I would heal them [spiritually].’
When anyone hears the word of the kingdom [regarding salvation] and does not understand and grasp it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road.
After Jesus called the crowd to Him, He said, “Listen and understand this:
And He said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear and heed My words.”
so that they will continually look but not see, and they will continually hear but not understand, otherwise they might turn [from their rejection of the truth] and be forgiven.”
With many such parables, Jesus spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear and understand it;
Aware of this, He said to them, “Why are you discussing that you do not have any bread? Don’t you understand or comprehend? Is your heart hardened?
But they did not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him [what He meant].
But they did not understand what He had said to them.
And He said, “To you [who have been chosen] it has been granted to know and recognize the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, so that though seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
However, they did not understand this statement. Its meaning was kept hidden from them so that they would not grasp it; and they were afraid to ask Him about it.
It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear and heed My words.”
But the disciples understood none of these things, and the meaning of this statement was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were said.
The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
You [Samaritans] do not know what you worship; we [Jews] do know what we worship, for salvation is from the Jews.
His disciples did not understand [the meaning of] these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified and exalted, they remembered that these things had been written about Him and had been done to Him.
For what person knows the thoughts and motives of a man except the man’s spirit within him? So also no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the [Holy] Spirit who is from God, so that we may know and understand the [wonderful] things freely given to us by God.
and that by [divine] revelation the mystery was made known to me, as I have already written in brief.
May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;