'Understand' in the Bible
Come, let's go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."
But if Yahweh make a new thing, and the ground open its mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain to them, and they go down alive into Sheol; then you shall understand that these men have despised Yahweh."
Yahweh will bring a nation against you from far, from the end of the earth, as the eagle flies; a nation whose language you shall not understand;
Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebnah, and Joah, said to Rabshakeh, "Please speak to your servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it. Don't speak with us in the Jews' language, in the hearing of the people who are on the wall."
"All this," said David, "I have been made to understand in writing from the hand of Yahweh, even all the works of this pattern."
He read therein before the broad place that was before the water gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of the men and the women, and of those who could understand; and the ears of all the people were [attentive] to the book of the law.
Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people [stood] in their place.
"Teach me, and I will hold my peace. Cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
What do you know, that we don't know? What do you understand, which is not in us?
I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would tell me.
Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways. How small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?"
It is not the great who are wise, nor the aged who understand justice.
Yes, can any understand the spreading of the clouds, and the thunderings of his pavilion?
You asked, 'Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?' therefore I have uttered that which I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I didn't know.
Yahweh looked down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any who did understand, who did seek after God.
When I tried to understand this, it was too painful for me;
They don't know, neither do they understand. They walk back and forth in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
A senseless man doesn't know, neither does a fool understand this:
Our fathers didn't understand your wonders in Egypt. They didn't remember the multitude of your loving kindnesses, but were rebellious at the sea, even at the Red Sea.
Let me understand the teaching of your precepts! Then I will meditate on your wondrous works.
I understand more than the aged, because I have kept your precepts.
to understand a proverb, and parables, the words and riddles of the wise.
then you will understand the fear of Yahweh, and find the knowledge of God.
Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.
You simple, understand prudence. You fools, be of an understanding heart.
A man's steps are from Yahweh; how then can man understand his way?
Evil men don't understand justice; but those who seek Yahweh understand it fully.
"There are three things which are too amazing for me, four which I don't understand:
He said, "Go, and tell this people, 'You hear indeed, but don't understand; and you see indeed, but don't perceive.'
Make the heart of this people fat. Make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn again, and be healed."
As often as it passes through, it will seize you; for morning by morning it will pass through, by day and by night; and it will be nothing but terror to understand the message."
The heart of the rash will understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly.
You will no longer see the fierce people, a people of a deep speech that you can't comprehend, with a strange language that you can't understand.
Then Eliakim, Shebna and Joah said to Rabshakeh, "Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, for we understand it; and don't speak to us in the Jews' language in the hearing of the people who are on the wall."
that they may see, know, consider, and understand together, that the hand of Yahweh has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it.
"You are my witnesses," says Yahweh, "With my servant whom I have chosen; that you may know and believe me, and understand that I am he. Before me there was no God formed, neither will there be after me.
They don't know, neither do they consider: for he has shut their eyes, that they can't see; and their hearts, that they can't understand.
so shall he sprinkle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they understand.
Yes, the dogs are greedy, they can never have enough; and these are shepherds who can't understand: they have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, from every quarter.
Behold, I will bring a nation on you from far, house of Israel," says Yahweh. "It is a mighty nation. It is an ancient nation, a nation whose language you don't know, neither understand what they say.
Who is the wise man, that may understand this? and [who is] he to whom the mouth of Yahweh has spoken, that he may declare it? why is the land perished and burned up like a wilderness, so that none passes through?
The anger of Yahweh shall not return, until he has executed, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days you shall understand it perfectly.
The fierce anger of Yahweh will not return, until he has executed, and until he has performed the intentions of his heart. In the latter days you will understand it.
not to many peoples of a strange speech and of a hard language, whose words you can not understand. Surely, if I sent you to them, they would listen to you.
It happened, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, that I sought to understand it; and behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.
I heard a man's voice between [the banks of] the Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.
So he came near where I stood; and when he came, I was frightened, and fell on my face: but he said to me, Understand, son of man; for the vision belongs to the time of the end.
At the beginning of your petitions the commandment went forth, and I have come to tell you; for you are greatly beloved: therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision.
He said to me, Daniel, you man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright; for am I now sent to you. When he had spoken this word to me, I stood trembling.
Then he said to me, Don't be afraid, Daniel; for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard: and I have come for your words' sake.
Now I have come to make you understand what shall happen to your people in the latter days; for the vision is yet for [many] days:
I heard, but I didn't understand: then I said, my lord, what shall be the issue of these things?
Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but those who are wise shall understand.
Who is wise, that he may understand these things? Who is prudent, that he may know them? For the ways of Yahweh are right, and the righteous walk in them; But the rebellious stumble in them.
But they don't know the thoughts of Yahweh, neither do they understand his counsel; for he has gathered them like the sheaves to the threshing floor.
Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they don't see, and hearing, they don't hear, neither do they understand.
In them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says, 'By hearing you will hear, and will in no way understand; Seeing you will see, and will in no way perceive:
for this people's heart has grown callous, their ears are dull of hearing, they have closed their eyes; or else perhaps they might perceive with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and should turn again; and I would heal them.'
When anyone hears the word of the Kingdom, and doesn't understand it, the evil one comes, and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown by the roadside.
He summoned the multitude, and said to them, "Hear, and understand.
So Jesus said, "Do you also still not understand?
Don't you understand that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the belly, and then out of the body?
"When, therefore, you see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),
that 'seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest perhaps they should turn again, and their sins should be forgiven them.'"
He said to them, "Don't you understand this parable? How will you understand all of the parables?
He called all the multitude to himself, and said to them, "Hear me, all of you, and understand.
Jesus, perceiving it, said to them, "Why do you reason that it's because you have no bread? Don't you perceive yet, neither understand? Is your heart still hardened?
He asked them, "Don't you understand, yet?"
But they didn't understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him.
But when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains,
But he denied it, saying, "I neither know, nor understand what you are saying." He went out on the porch, and the rooster crowed.
They didn't understand the saying which he spoke to them.
He said, "To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God, but to the rest in parables; that 'seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.'
But they didn't understand this saying. It was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it, and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.
They understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they didn't understand the things that were said.
Then he opened their minds, that they might understand the Scriptures.
Jesus answered him, "Are you the teacher of Israel, and don't understand these things?
They didn't understand that he spoke to them about the Father.
Why don't you understand my speech? Because you can't hear my word.
Jesus spoke this parable to them, but they didn't understand what he was telling them.
His disciples didn't understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written about him, and that they had done these things to him.
Jesus answered him, "You don't know what I am doing now, but you will understand later."
He supposed that his brothers understood that God, by his hand, was giving them deliverance; but they didn't understand.
Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
"Those who were with me indeed saw the light and were afraid, but they didn't understand the voice of him who spoke to me.
saying, 'Go to this people, and say, in hearing, you will hear, but will in no way understand. In seeing, you will see, but will in no way perceive.
For this people's heart has grown callous. Their ears are dull of hearing. Their eyes they have closed. Lest they should see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and would turn again, and I would heal them.'
But, as it is written, "They will see, to whom no news of him came. They who haven't heard will understand."
So also you, unless you uttered by the tongue words easy to understand, how would it be known what is spoken? For you would be speaking into the air.
Therefore don't be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
desiring to be teachers of the law, though they understand neither what they say, nor about what they strongly affirm.
By faith, we understand that the universe has been framed by the word of God, so that what is seen has not been made out of things which are visible.
as also in all of his letters, speaking in them of these things. In those, there are some things that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unsettled twist, as they also do to the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.
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