115 occurrences

'Understanding' in the Bible

He has filled him with God’s Spirit, with wisdom, understanding, and ability in every kind of craft

Bezalel, Oholiab, and all the skilled people are to work based on everything the Lord has commanded. The Lord has given them wisdom and understanding to know how to do all the work of constructing the sanctuary.”

Appoint for yourselves wise, understanding, and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will make them your leaders.

Carefully follow them, for this will show your wisdom and understanding in the eyes of the peoples. When they hear about all these statutes, they will say, ‘This great nation is indeed a wise and understanding people.’

I will therefore do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has never been anyone like you before and never will be again.

God gave Solomon wisdom, very great insight, and understanding as vast as the sand on the seashore.

He was a widow’s son from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a bronze craftsman. Hiram had great skill, understanding, and knowledge to do every kind of bronze work. So he came to King Solomon and carried out all his work.

Above all, may the Lord give you insight and understanding when He puts you in charge of Israel so that you may keep the law of the Lord your God.

David’s uncle Jonathan was a counselor; he was a man of understanding and a scribe. Jehiel son of Hachmoni attended the king’s sons.

Hiram also said:May the Lord God of Israel, who made the heavens and the earth, be praised! He gave King David a wise son with insight and understanding, who will build a temple for the Lord and a royal palace for himself.

I have now sent Huram-abi, a skillful man who has understanding.

On the first day of the seventh month, Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly of men, women, and all who could listen with understanding.

Will they not teach you and tell youand speak from their understanding?

But a stupid man will gain understandingas soon as a wild donkey is born a man!

You have closed their minds to understanding,therefore You will not honor them.

I have heard a rebuke that insults me,and my understanding makes me reply.

By His power He stirred the sea,and by His understanding He crushed Rahab.

But where can wisdom be found,and where is understanding located?

Where then does wisdom come from,and where is understanding located?

Therefore listen to me, you men of understanding.It is impossible for God to do wrong,and for the Almighty to act unjustly.

If you have understanding, hear this;listen to what I have to say.

who gives us more understanding than the animals of the earthand makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?”

For God has deprived her of wisdom;He has not endowed her with understanding.

Does the hawk take flight by your understandingand spread its wings to the south?

Do not be like a horse or mule,without understanding,that must be controlled with bit and bridleor else it will not come near you.

My mouth speaks wisdom;my heart’s meditation brings understanding.

A man with valuable possessionsbut without understandingis like the animals that perish.

I pursue the way of Your commands,for You broaden my understanding.

י YodYour hands made me and formed me;give me understandingso that I can learn Your commands.

I gain understanding from Your precepts;therefore I hate every false way.

Your decrees are righteous forever.Give me understanding, and I will live.

For learning what wisdom and discipline are;for understanding insightful sayings;

for understanding a proverb or a parable,the words of the wise, and their riddles.

listening closely to wisdomand directing your heart to understanding;

furthermore, if you call out to insightand lift your voice to understanding,

Get wisdom, get understanding;don’t forget or turn away from the words of my mouth.

My son, pay attention to my wisdom;listen closely to my understanding

Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”and call understanding your relative.

Doesn’t Wisdom call out?Doesn’t Understanding make her voice heard?

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

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

A leader who lacks understandingis very oppressive,but one who hates dishonest profitprolongs his life.

When its branches dry out, they will be broken off.Women will come and make fires with them,for they are not a people with understanding.Therefore their Maker will not have compassion on them,and their Creator will not be gracious to them.

therefore I will again confound these peoplewith wonder after wonder.The wisdom of their wise men will vanish,and the understanding of the perceptive will be hidden.

Those who are confused will gain understanding,and those who grumble will accept instruction.

Who did He consult with?Who gave Him understandingand taught Him the paths of justice?Who taught Him knowledgeand showed Him the way of understanding?

“For My people are fools;they do not know Me.They are foolish children,without understanding.They are skilled in doing what is evil,but they do not know how to do what is good.”

He made the earth by His power,established the world by His wisdom,and spread out the heavens by His understanding.

He made the earth by His power,established the world by His wisdom,and spread out the heavens by His understanding.

By your wisdom and understandingyou have acquired wealth for yourself.You have acquired gold and silverfor your treasuries.

God gave these four young men knowledge and understanding in every kind of literature and wisdom. Daniel also understood visions and dreams of every kind.

In every matter of wisdom and understanding that the king consulted them about, he found them 10 times better than all the diviner-priests and mediums in his entire kingdom.

He gave me this explanation: “Daniel, I’ve come now to give you understanding.

In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, a message was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar. The message was true and was about a great conflict. He understood the message and had understanding of the vision.

Those who are wise among the people will give understanding to many, yet they will die by sword and flame, and be captured and plundered for a time.

“Are even you still lacking in understanding?” He asked.

And He said to them, “Are you also as lacking in understanding? Don’t you realize that nothing going into a man from the outside can defile him?

And he will go before Himin the spirit and power of Elijah,to turn the hearts of fathersto their children,and the disobedientto the understanding of the righteous,to make ready for the Lord a prepared people.

And all those who heard Him were astounded at His understanding and His answers.

But I ask, “Did Israel not understand?” First, Moses said:I will make you jealousof those who are not a nation;I will make you angry by a nationthat lacks understanding.

For it is written:I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,and I will set aside the understanding of the experts.

For if I pray in another language, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.

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