'Understand' in the Bible
“Understand that I am bringing a flood—floodwaters on the earth to destroy every creature under heaven with the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will die.
“Understand that I am confirming My covenant with you and your descendants after you,
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
Now I understand that you have gone away because you longed desperately for your father's house. Yet why did you steal my gods?"
If you mistreat my daughters or take other wives, though no one is with us, understand that God will be a witness between you and me.”
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.
Meanwhile, they had no idea that Joseph could understand them, since he was talking to them through an interpreter.
Then Joseph said to the people, “Understand today that I have acquired you and your land for Pharaoh. Here is seed for you. Sow it in the land.
The LORD said, "I have certainly seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and I have heard their cry caused by their slave masters. I really do understand their pain,
Thus says the Lord, “By this you shall know and recognize and acknowledge that I am the Lord: look, with the staff in my hand I will strike the water in the Nile, and it shall be turned to blood.
Pharaoh’s servants said to him, “How long shall this man be a trap to us? Let the men go, so that they may serve the Lord their God. Do you not realize that Egypt is destroyed?”
But against any of the sons of Israel a dog will not even bark, whether against man or beast, that you may understand how the Lord makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.’
Understand that the Lord has given you the Sabbath; therefore on the sixth day He will give you two days’ worth of bread. Each of you stay where you are; no one is to leave his place on the seventh day.”
When a person has sworn inadvertently by what he has said, whether for evil or good, whatever it was that the person spoke, when he comes to understand what he said, he will incur guilt by one of these things.
But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.
Therefore know and understand today, and take it to your heart, that the Lord is God in the heavens above and on the earth below; there is no other.
Therefore know [without any doubt] and understand that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who is keeping His covenant and His [steadfast] lovingkindness to a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;
He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.
Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.
Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people.
You must understand today that it is not your children who experienced or saw the discipline of the Lord your God:His greatness, strong hand, and outstretched arm;
The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;
it will be a nation whose language you don't understand, whose stern appearance neither shows regard nor extends grace to anyone whether old or young.
Yet to this day the Lord has not given you a mind to understand, eyes to see, or ears to hear.
Remember days of old -- Understand the years of many generations -- Ask thy father, and he doth tell thee; Thine elders, and they say to thee:
He findeth him in a land -- a desert, And in a void -- a howling wilderness, He turneth him round -- He causeth him to understand -- He keepeth him as the apple of His eye.
If only they were wise, they would figure it out;they would understand their fate.
Also, all [the people of] that generation were gathered to their fathers [in death]; and another generation arose after them who did not know (recognize, understand) the Lord, nor even the work which He had done for Israel.
So Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, “If you take me back [home] to fight against the Ammonites and the Lord gives them over to me, will I [really] become your head?”
They replied, "If you are going to send the ark of the God of Israel back, don't send it away empty. Be sure to return it with a guilt offering. Then you will be healed, and you will understand why his hand is not removed from you."
Is it not the wheat harvest today? I'll call upon the LORD, and he will send thunder and rain. Then you will know and understand that you have done a great evil in the sight of the LORD by asking for a king for yourselves."
(Now the servant did not understand any of this. Only Jonathan and David knew what was going on.)
Looke, my father, look! The corner of your robe is in my hand. Indeed, by my cutting off the corner of your robe and not killing you, you may know and understand that I have no evil intent or transgression I haven't wronged you, even though you are hunting me to take my life.
In those days the Philistines gathered their troops for war in order to fight Israel. Achish said to David, "You should fully understand that you and your men must go with me into the battle."
Because of Your word (promise), and in accordance with Your own heart, You have done all these great and astounding things to let Your servant know (understand).
and thy maid-servant saith, Let, I pray thee, the word of my lord the king be for ease; for as a messenger of God so is my lord the king, to understand the good and the evil; and Jehovah thy God is with thee.'
So God said to him, “Because you have requested this and did not ask for long life or riches for yourself, or the death of your enemies, but you asked discernment for yourself to understand justice,
"Because you asked for this, and you didn't ask for a long life for yourself, and you didn't ask for the lives of your enemies, but instead you've asked for discernment so you can understand how to govern, look how I'm going to do precisely what you asked. I'm giving you a wise and discerning mind, so that there will have been no one like you before you and no one will arise after you like you.
And the prophet drew near to the king of Israel, and said to him, Go, strengthen thyself, and understand, and see what thou shalt do; for at the return of the year the king of Syria will come up against thee.
Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it: and talk not with us in the Jews' language in the ears of the people that are on the wall.
Now, O Lord our God, please, save us from his hand so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know [without any doubt] that You alone, O Lord, are God.”
“As for you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father [have personal knowledge of Him, be acquainted with, and understand Him; appreciate, heed, and cherish Him] and serve Him with a blameless heart and a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts and minds, and understands every intent and inclination of the thoughts. If you seek Him [inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him as your first and vital necessity] He will let you find Him; but if you abandon (turn away from) Him, He will reject you forever.
All this, said David, the LORD made me understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern.
So on the first day of the seventh month, Ezra the priest brought out the Law before the assembled people. Both men and women were in attendance, as well as all who could understand what they were hearing.
And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law.
Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people stood in their place.
So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.
And on the second day were gathered together the chief of the fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, unto Ezra the scribe, even to understand the words of the law.
The rest of the people—the priests, Levites, gatekeepers, singers, and temple servants, along with their wives, sons, and daughters, everyone who is able to understand and who has separated themselves from the surrounding peoples to obey the law of God—
and I come in to Jerusalem, and understand concerning the evil that Eliashib hath done for Tobiah, to make to him a chamber in the courts of the house of God,
We have investigated this, and it is true!Hear it and understand it for yourself.
Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
"Look, I've seen everything; I've listened carefully and I understand.
What do you know that we don’t?What do you understand that is not clear to us?
then understand that it is God who has wronged meand caught me in His net.
Whenever I hear an insulting rebuke, I respond from my spirit because I understand."
I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.
Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
Surely a spirit is in man, And the breath of the Mighty One Doth cause them to understand.
Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.
because they turned aside from following Himand did not understand any of His ways
Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?
Do you understand how the clouds float,those wonderful works of Him who has perfect knowledge?
Do you understand the breadth of the earth? Tell me, since you know it all!
That thou dost take it unto its boundary, And that thou dost understand The paths of its house.
You asked, “Who is this who conceals My counsel with ignorance?”Surely I spoke about things I did not understand,things too wonderful for me to know.
But understand this: the LORD has set apart the godly for himself! The LORD will hear me when I cry out to him!
The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
Will evildoers never understand?They consume My people as they consume bread;they do not call on the Lord.
Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
Cause me to understand your ways, LORD; teach me your paths.
Because they do not understand the deeds of the LORD or the work of his hands, He will tear them down and never build them up.
O Lord, you understand my heart's desire; my groaning is not hidden from you.
"O Lord, help me understand my mortality and the brevity of life! Let me realize how quickly my life will pass!
“Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God.I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth.”
My mouth will speak wisely, and I will understand what I think about.
Humanity, despite its conceit, does not understand that it will perish, just like the animals. A song of Asaph.
“Understand this, you who forget God,or I will tear you apart,and there will be no one to rescue you.
God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
Will evildoers never understand?They consume My people as they consume bread;they do not call on God.
Then everyone will fearand will tell about God’s work,for they will understand what He has done.
I will declare your righteousness and your salvation every day, though I do not fully understand what the outcome will be.
When I tried to understand all this,it seemed hopeless
I was stupid and didn’t understand;I was an unthinking animal toward You.
I remember my song in the night. With my heart I meditate, and my spirit searches [to understand].
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
Blessed and happy are the people who know the joyful sound [of the trumpet’s blast]!They walk, O Lord, in the light and favor of Your countenance!
A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.
Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?
Know and fully recognize with gratitude that the Lord Himself is God;It is He who has made us, not we ourselves [and we are His].We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your wonders;They did not remember Your abundant kindnesses,But rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.
Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.
Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
Help me understand Your instruction,and I will obey itand follow it with all my heart.
Yod. Thy hands made me and establish me, Cause me to understand, and I learn Thy commands.
Thy wicked waited for me to destroy me, Thy testimonies I understand.
I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
Thy servant am I -- cause me to understand, And I know Thy testimonies.
The righteousness of Thy testimonies is to Cause me to understand, and I live!
Taw. My loud cry cometh near before Thee, O Jehovah; According to Thy word cause me to understand.
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