253 occurrences in 14 translations

'Sense' in the Bible

Come, let us go down and take away the sense of their language, so that they will not be able to make themselves clear to one another.

So it was named Babel, because there the Lord took away the sense of all languages and from there the Lord sent them away over all the face of the earth.

And these two had a dream on the same night; the chief wine-servant and the chief bread-maker of the king of Egypt, who were in prison, the two of them had dreams with a special sense.

Then they said to him, We have had a dream, and no one is able to give us the sense. And Joseph said, Does not the sense of dreams come from God? what was your dream?

Then Joseph said, This is the sense of your dream: the three branches are three days;

Now when the chief bread-maker saw that the first dream had a good sense, he said to Joseph, I had a dream; and in my dream there were three baskets of white bread on my head;

Then Joseph said, This is the sense of your dream: the three baskets are three days;

And in the morning his spirit was troubled; and he sent for all the wise men of Egypt and all the holy men, and put his dream before them, but no one was able to give him the sense of it.

And we had a dream on the same night, the two of us, and the dreams had a special sense.

And there was with us a young Hebrew, the captain's servant, and when we put our dreams before him, he gave us the sense of them.

And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I have had a dream, and no one is able to give me the sense of it; now it has come to my ears that you are able to give the sense of a dream when it is put before you.

And the seven thin heads made a meal of the seven good heads; and I put this dream before the wise men, but not one of them was able to give me the sense of it.

Then Joseph said, These two dreams have the same sense: God has made clear to Pharaoh what he is about to do.

The seven fat cows are seven years, and the seven good heads of grain are seven years: the two have the same sense.

And now let Pharaoh make search for a man of wisdom and good sense, and put him in authority over the land of Egypt.

This advice made sense to Pharaoh and all his officials.

And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Seeing that God has made all this clear to you, there is no other man of such wisdom and good sense as you:

They were not conscious that the sense of their words was clear to Joseph, for he had been talking to them through one who had knowledge of their language.

And if a man shall lie carnally with his uncle's wife, he has uncovered his uncle's nakedness; they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless [not literally, but in a legal sense].

And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is impurity; he has uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless [not literally, but in a legal sense].

Thus you shall separate the Levites from among the Israelites, and the Levites shall be Mine [in a very special sense].

As a result, Moab greatly feared the people, because they were so numerous. Because a sense of impending doom was afflicting the Moabites as they faced the Israelis,

So keep these laws and do them; for so will your wisdom and good sense be clear in the eyes of the peoples, who hearing all these laws will say, Truly, this great nation is a wise and far-seeing people.

Then Gideon, hearing the story of the dream and the sense in which they took it, gave worship; then he went back to the tents of Israel, and said, Up! for the Lord has given the army of Midian into your hands.

Now this man was named Nabal, and his wife's name was Abigail: she was a woman of good sense and pleasing looks: but the man was cruel and evil in his ways; he was of the family of Caleb.

Let my lord give no attention to Nabal, that good-for-nothing: for as his name is, so is he, a man without sense: but I, your servant, did not see the young men whom my lord sent.

A blessing on your good sense and on you, who have kept me today from the crime of blood and from taking into my hands the punishment for my wrongs.

Your servant also thought, 'May the word of my lord the king {bring rest}, for as an angel of God, so [is] my lord the king, {to sense what is good and what is bad}.' May Yahweh your God be with you."

And God gave Solomon a great store of wisdom and good sense, and a mind of wide range, as wide as the sand by the seaside.

And they went against his rules, and the agreement which he made with their fathers, and his laws which he gave them; they gave themselves up to things without sense or value, and became foolish like the nations round them, of whom the Lord had said, Do not as they do.

Now Jonathan, David's father's brother, expert in discussion, and a man of good sense, was a scribe; and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni, had the care of the king's sons;

Hiram said, moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made the heavens and the earth, who has given to King David a wise son with knowledge, good sense and understanding, that he might build a house for the LORD and a house for his kingdom.

And now the sense of the letter which you sent to us has been made clear to me,

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

Eaten is an insipid thing without salt? Is there sense in the drivel of dreams?

He makes the words of responsible persons without effect, and takes away the good sense of the old;

How long until you stop talking? Show some sense, and then we can talk.

Why are we counted as beasts [as if we had no sense]? Why are we unclean in your sight?

Ten times now you have made sport of me; it gives you no sense of shame to do me wrong.

He gives them a sense of security, so they can rely [on it], but His eyes [watch] over their ways.

"Therefore, listen to me, {people who have sense}: far be it from God {that he should commit wickedness} and that Shaddai {should do wrong}.

{Those who have sense} say to me, and [the] wise man hearing me [says]:

She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers; her labor is in vain because she has no sense of danger [for her unborn brood],

When the trumpet blasts he'll neigh, "Aha! Aha!' From a distance he can sense war, the war cry of generals, and their shouting."

Truly, if the river is overflowing, it gives him no cause for fear; he has no sense of danger, even if Jordan is rushing against his mouth.

When I tried to make sense of this, it was troubling to me.

I said, "During the night I will remember the song I once sang; I will think very carefully." I tried to make sense of what was happening.

They have ears, but no hearing; they have noses, but no sense of smell;

I have more common sense than the elders, for I observe your precepts.

To get the sense of wise sayings and secrets, and of the words of the wise and their dark sayings.

Truly, if you are crying out for good sense, and your request is for knowledge;

And you shall find favor and good sense in the eyes of God and humankind.

My son, keep good sense, and do not let wise purpose go from your eyes.

Learn to be shrewd, you who are inexperienced; develop common sense, you who are foolish.

"Whoever is inexperienced, enter here!" To the one who lacks sense, she says,

The foolish woman is full of noise; she has no sense at all.

"Whoever is inexperienced, enter here!" To the one who lacks sense, she says,

Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of the one who lacks sense.

It is sport to the foolish man to do evil, but the man of good sense takes delight in wisdom.

For his mouth of good sense, a man will be recommended, but he who is of perverse {mind} will be despised.

Good sense wins favor, but the way of the treacherous never changes.

The simple man has faith in every word, but the man of good sense gives thought to his footsteps.

He who is quickly angry will do what is foolish, but the man of good sense will have quiet.

Foolish behaviour is the heritage of the simple, but men of good sense are crowned with knowledge.

He who is slow to be angry has great good sense; but he whose spirit is over-quick gives support to what is foolish.

The heart of the man of good sense goes in search of knowledge, but foolish things are the food of the unwise.

Foolishness brings joy to one without sense, but a man with understanding walks a straight path.

Anyone who ignores instruction despises himself, but whoever listens to correction acquires good sense.

The wise-hearted will be named men of good sense: and by pleasing words learning is increased.

A word of protest goes deeper into one who has sense than a hundred blows into a foolish man.

To what purpose is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no sense?

Wisdom is before the face of him who has sense; but the eyes of the foolish are on the ends of the earth.

Even the foolish man, when he keeps quiet, is taken to be wise: when his lips are shut he is credited with good sense.

He who keeps himself separate for his private purpose goes against all good sense.

A foolish man has no pleasure in good sense, but only to let what is in his heart come to light.

The heart of the man of good sense gets knowledge; the ear of the wise is searching for knowledge.

The one who acquires good sense loves himself; one who safeguards understanding finds success.

When blows overtake the man of pride, the simple will get sense; say sharp words to the wise, and knowledge will be made clear to him.

The purpose in the heart of a man is like deep water, but a man of good sense will get it out.

When the scoffer is punished, the fool gets a lesson in being wise; but men of [godly] Wisdom and good sense learn by being instructed.

Get for yourself that which is true, and do not let it go for money; get wisdom and teaching and good sense.

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