'Understand' in the Bible
Come on! Let's go down there and confuse their language, so that they won't understand each other's speech."
Meanwhile, they had no idea that Joseph could understand them, since he was talking to them through an interpreter.
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,
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.
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.
O, that they were wise to understand this and consider their future!
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."
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.
"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.
At this, Hilkiah's son Eliakim, Shebnah, and Joah asked Rab-shakeh, "Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, because we understand it, but don't speak the language of Judah to us within the hearing of the people who are on the wall."
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.
Ezra read from it, facing the plaza in front of the Water Gate, from early in the morning until mid-day in the presence of the men and women, as well as all who could understand. All the people were attentive to the Book of the Law.
All the people gathered as a united body into the plaza in front of the Water Gate. They asked Ezra the scribe to bring out the Book of the Law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded for Israel.
The next day, the heads of the families of all the people were gathered together, along with the priests and the descendants of Levi, to meet with Ezra the scribe in order to understand the words of the Law.
"Instruct me, and I'll remain silent. Help me understand where I've gone astray.
"Look, I've seen everything; I've listened carefully and I understand.
What do you know that we don't know, or that you understand and that isn't clear to us?
Whenever I hear an insulting rebuke, I respond from my spirit because I understand."
"The aged aren't always wise, nor do the elderly always understand justice.
"Furthermore, can anyone understand cloud patterns, or the thundering in his pavilion?
Do you understand his wondrous work of balancing the clouds, the one whose knowledge is perfect,
Do you understand the breadth of the earth? Tell me, since you know it all!
You asked, "Who is this that darkens counsel without knowledge?' Well now, I have talked about what I don't understand awesome things beyond me that I don't know.
But understand this: the LORD has set apart the godly for himself! The LORD will hear me when I cry out to him!
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.
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.
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 this, it was too difficult for me
They neither know nor understand; they walk about in the dark while all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
Help me understand how your precepts function, and I will meditate on your wondrous acts.
You know when I rest and when I am active. You understand what I am thinking when I am distant from you.
then you will understand the fear of the LORD and learn to know God.
Then you will understand what is right, just, and upright every good path.
Understand prudence, you naive people; and gain an understanding heart, you foolish ones.
A fool finds no satisfaction in trying to understand, for he would rather express his own opinion.
A man's steps are directed by the LORD; how then can anyone understand his own way?
Evil men don't understand justice, but whoever seeks the LORD understands it all.
The righteous person is concerned about the poor; but the wicked don't understand what they need to know.
I committed myself to understand, to learn, to search for wisdom and explanations, and to understand both the evil that is foolishness and the stupidity that is delusion.
I saw all of it as the activity of God. Frankly, a human being cannot understand what happens on earth, because however hard a man works to discover it, he will not find out. Despite what he thinks he knows, he will not be able to figure it out.
Just as you do not understand the way of the spirit in the womb of a pregnant mother, so also you do not know what God is doing in everything he makes.
The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's feeding trough, but Israel doesn't know, and my people don't understand.
"Go!" he responded. "Tell this people: ""Keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive.'
Dull the mind of this people, deafen their ears, and blind their eyes. By doing so, they won't see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their minds, turn back, and be healed."
The hearts of reckless people will understand sound judgment, and the tongues of those who stammer will be ready to speak clearly.
No longer will you see those arrogant people, those people with their obscure speech you cannot comprehend, stammering in a language you cannot understand.
Then Eliakim, Shebna, and Joah replied to him, "Please speak with your servants with us in Aramaic, since we understand it. Don't speak to us in Hebrew where the people sitting on the wall can hear."
"You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and trust me and understand that I am the One. Before me no God was formed, nor will there be one after me.
They don't realize; they don't understand, because their eyes are plastered over so they cannot see, and their minds, too, so they cannot understand.
And neither had you heard, nor did you understand, nor did you open your ear long ago. Indeed, I knew that you would act very deceitfully, and they would call you a rebel from birth.
so will he startle many nations. Kings will shut their mouths at him; for what had not been told them they will see, and what they had not heard they will understand.
People of Israel, I'm now bringing a nation from far away to attack you," declares the LORD. "It is an enduring nation, an ancient nation, a nation whose language you don't know. And you won't understand what they say.
Therefore, I'm about to make them understand; this time I'll make them understand my power and strength, so they'll understand that my name is the LORD.
The LORD's anger won't turn back until he has accomplished what he intended to do. In the future you will clearly understand it.
The fierce anger of the LORD won't turn back until he has accomplished and established the plan of his heart. In the days to come, you will understand this.
Indeed, after I turned away, then I repented. And after I came to understand, I slapped my forehead. I was both ashamed and humiliated because I bear the disgrace of my youth.'"
because you're not going to a people whose speech you cannot understand or whose language is difficult to speak. Instead, you're going to the house of Israel.
As for these four young men, God gave them knowledge, aptitude for learning, and wisdom. Daniel also could understand all kinds of visions and dreams.
the king told them, "I have dreamed a dream and I will remain troubled until I can understand it."
As for me, this secret was made known to me, not because my own wisdom is greater than anyone else alive, but in order that the meaning may be made known to the king, and that you might understand the thoughts of your heart.
So I approached one of those who was standing nearby and began to ask the meaning of all of this. He spoke to me and caused me to understand the interpretation of these things.
"After I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I tried to understand it. All of a sudden, there was standing in front of me one who appeared to be valiant.
"As he approached where I was standing, I became terrified and fell on my face. But he told me, "Son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end.'
Then I, Daniel, was exhausted and ill for days, but afterward I got up and went about the king's business. Nevertheless, I was astonished by the vision, and could not understand it."
"Daniel, I've now come to give you insight and understanding. Because you're highly regarded, the answer was issued when you began your prayer, and I've come to tell you. Pay attention to my message and you'll understand the vision.
He told me, "Daniel, man highly regarded, understand the message that I'm about to relate to you. Stand up, because I've been sent to you.' When he spoke this statement to me, I stood there trembling.
""Don't be afraid, Daniel,' he told me, "because from the first day that you committed yourself to understand and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard. I've come in answer to your prayers.
Now I've come to help you understand what will happen to your people in the days to come, because the vision pertains to those days.'
"Then he said, "Do you understand why I came to you? Soon I'll return to fight the prince of Persia. I'm going forth to war and take note the prince of Greece is coming!
"I heard, but I didn't understand. So I asked, "Sir, what happens next?'
Many will be purified, cleansed, and refined, though the wicked will continue to act wickedly, and none of the wicked will understand. Nevertheless, the insightful will understand.
Whoever is wise, let him understand these things. Whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right: the righteous follow his example, but the rebellious stumble in them.
All your allies will force you out of the land, your associates will deceive you and prevail against you. Your friends will lay out a trap for you, and you will never understand it!
But they don't know the thoughts of the LORD, and they don't understand his tactics, for he will gather them like harvested grain to his threshing floor.
That's why I speak to them in parables, because "they look but don't see, and they listen but don't hear or understand.'
"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 people's heart has become dull, and their ears are hard of hearing. They have shut their eyes so that they might not see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.'
When anyone hears the word about the kingdom yet doesn't understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path.
"Do you understand all these things?" They told him, "Yes."
Then calling out to the crowd, he addressed them, "Listen and understand!
Don't you understand yet? Don't you remember the five loaves for the 5,000 and how many baskets you collected,
How can you fail to understand that I wasn't talking to you about bread? Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees!"
so that "they may see clearly but not perceive, and they may hear clearly but not understand, otherwise they might turn around and be forgiven.'"
Then he told them, "You don't understand this parable, so how can you understand any of the parables?
With many other parables like these, Jesus kept speaking his message to them according to their ability to understand.
because they didn't understand the significance of the loaves. Instead, their hearts were hardened.
Then he called to the crowd again and told them, "Listen to me, all of you, and understand!
Knowing this, Jesus asked them, "Why are you discussing the fact that you don't have any bread? Don't you understand or perceive yet? Are your hearts hardened?
Then he asked them, "Don't you understand yet?"
They didn't understand what this statement meant, and they were afraid to ask him.
But he denied it, saying, "I don't know or even understand what you're talking about!" Then he went out into the entryway. Just then a rooster crowed.
But they did not understand what he told them.
So he said, "You have been given knowledge about the secrets of the kingdom of God. But to others they are given in parables, so that "they might look but not see, and they might listen but not understand.'"
But they didn't know what this meant. Indeed, the meaning was hidden from them so that they didn't understand it; and they were afraid to ask him about this statement.
But they didn't understand any of this. What he said was hidden from them, and they didn't know what he meant.
"When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then understand that its devastation is approaching.
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