'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 that the stranger asks of You, so that all peoples of the earth may know Your name [and Your revelation of Your presence] and fear and revere You, as do Your people Israel, and may know and comprehend that this house which I have built is called by Your Name [and contains the token of Your presence].
Can you find out the deep things of God, or can you by searching find out the limits of the Almighty [explore His depths, ascend to His heights, extend to His breadths, 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.
Thy knowledge is wonderful beyond my ability to comprehend; it is high, I cannot understand it.
God, how difficult Your thoughts are for me [to comprehend]; how vast their sum is!
That people may know skillful and godly Wisdom and instruction, 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 [the enemy's scourge] will take you; for morning by morning will it pass through, by day and by night. And it will be utter terror merely to hear and comprehend the report and the message of it [but only hard treatment and dispersion will make you understand God's instruction].
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 comprehend and 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 be listening and let him consider and perceive and comprehend by hearing.
He who has ears [to hear], let him be listening and let him consider and perceive and comprehend by hearing.
"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 gross (fat and dull), and their ears heavy and difficult of hearing, and their eyes they have tightly closed, lest they see and perceive with their eyes, and hear and comprehend the sense with their ears, and grasp and understand with their heart, and turn and I should heal them.
While anyone is hearing the Word of the kingdom and does not grasp and comprehend it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the roadside.
And Jesus called the people to Him and said to them, Listen and grasp and comprehend this:
And He said, He who has ears to hear, let him be hearing [and let him consider, and comprehend].
In order that they may [indeed] look and look but not see and perceive, and may hear and hear but not grasp and comprehend, lest haply they should turn again, and it [ their willful rejection of the truth] should be forgiven them.
If any man has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him perceive and comprehend.
With many such parables [Jesus] spoke the Word to them, as they were able to hear and to comprehend and understand.
If any man has ears to hear, let him be listening [and let him perceive and comprehend by hearing].
Aware of this, He said to them, "Why are you discussing that you do not have any bread? Do you not yet understand or comprehend? Is your heart hardened?
But they did not comprehend what He was saying, and they were afraid to ask Him [what this statement meant].
But they did not comprehend what He was saying to them.
He said to them, To you it has been given to [come progressively to] know (to recognize and understand more strongly and clearly) the mysteries and secrets of the kingdom of God, but for others they are in parables, so that, [though] looking, they may not see; and hearing, they may not comprehend.
However, they did not comprehend this saying; and it was kept hidden from them, so that they should not grasp it and understand, and they were afraid to ask Him about the statement.
It is fit neither for the land nor for the manure heap; men throw it away. He who has ears to hear, let him listen and consider and comprehend by hearing!
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 are worshiping [you worship what you do not comprehend]. We do know what we are worshiping [we worship what we have knowledge of and understand], for [after all] salvation comes from [among] the Jews.
His disciples did not understand and could not comprehend 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 perceives (knows and understands) what passes through a man's thoughts except the man's own spirit within him? Just so no one discerns (comes to know and comprehend) the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
Now we have not received the spirit [that belongs to] the world, but the [Holy] Spirit Who is from God, [given to us] that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts [of divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly] bestowed on us by God.
[And] that the mystery (secret) was made known to me and I was allowed to comprehend it by direct revelation, as I already briefly wrote you.
May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;