'Understanding' in the Bible
Then Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands with understanding; for Manasseh was the firstborn.
Give me from among you, of your tribes, wise and understanding and expert men, and I will make them the head over you.
Keep them, therefore, and do them, for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who shall hear all these statutes and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail. And she was a woman of good understanding and of a beautiful countenance, but the man was hard and evil in his doings, and he was of the lineage of Caleb.
Keep the charge of the LORD thy God, walking in his ways, keeping his statutes and his commandments and his rights and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou may have understanding in all that thou doest and in everything that thou dost undertake,
And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing and hast not asked for thyself long life neither hast asked riches for thyself nor hast asked the life of thine enemies, but hast asked for thyself understanding to hear judgment,
behold, I have done according to thy words: behold, I have given thee a wise and understanding heart so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
And of the sons of Issachar, two hundred chief men, who had understanding of the times and were wise to know what Israel ought to do; and all their brethren followed their word.
And David, understanding that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel and had lifted up his kingdom above his people Israel,
And Chenaniah, prince of the Levites in prophecy, for he presided in prophecy, because he had understanding.
Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding and give thee commandments for Israel, and that thou keep the law of the LORD thy God.
So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that had understanding, was two hundred eighty-eight.
And they cast lots, ward against ward, the small as well as the great, the one with understanding as well as the disciple.
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 I have sent a wise man, with knowledge and understanding, of Hiram my father,
And he persisted in seeking God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God; and in those days that he sought the LORD, God prospered him.
And Hezekiah spoke unto the heart of all the Levites that had good understanding to serve the LORD, and they ate the sacrifices of the feast for seven days, offering sacrifices of peace and giving thanks unto the LORD God of their fathers.
And the men did the work faithfully, and the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of Kohath, to set it forward; and others of the Levites, all those with understanding in instruments of music.
Then I commissioned Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, principals, also Joiarib and Elnathan, men of understanding;
And by the good hand of our God upon us, they brought us a man of understanding, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brethren, eighteen;
And Ezra, the priest, brought the law before the congregation, both of men and women and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month.
And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the Nethinims, and all those that had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands unto the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, every one having knowledge and having understanding;
For with these, thou hast hid their heart from understanding; therefore, thou shalt not exalt them.
But where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?
Where then does wisdom come from? And where is the place of understanding?
And unto man he said, Behold, that the fear of the Lord, is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
Certainly there is a spirit in man, and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding.
Therefore, hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.
If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.
The men of understanding will say as I say, and the wise man will hearken unto me.
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Cause me to know, if thou hast understanding.
Who put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who gave intelligence to understanding?
because God caused her to forget wisdom and did not give her understanding.
Be ye not as the horse or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in subjection with bit and bridle, or they will not come near unto thee.
For God is the King of all the earth; sing ye praises with understanding.
Resh The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; Schin A good understanding have all those that do his will; Tau His praise endures for ever.
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, and I shall learn thy commandments.
I have more understanding than all my teachers, for thy testimonies have been my meditation.
Through thy precepts I have obtained understanding; therefore I have hated every false way.
I am thy slave; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
The exposition of thy words gives light; it gives understanding unto the simple.
Thy testimonies are eternal righteousness; give me understanding, and I shall live.
TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD; give me understanding according to thy word.
If the wise will hear them, doctrine shall increase, and the man of understanding shall acquire wise counsel:
yea, if thou criest for understanding and givest thy voice unto intelligence,
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Hearken, ye sons, unto the chastening of the father, and pay attention that ye might know understanding.
Get wisdom, get understanding; forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister, and call understanding thy kinswoman:
and beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
O ye simple, understand prudence; and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
With me is counsel, and existence; I am understanding; strength belongs to me.
whosoever is simple, let him turn in here; as for those that lack understanding, , she saith unto him,
Forsake that which is foolish and live and go in the way of understanding.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Whosoever is simple, let him turn in here; and as for him that lacks understanding, she saith unto him:
In the lips of the prudent wisdom is found and is a rod unto the back of him that is void of understanding.
The tongue of the just is as choice silver, but the understanding of the wicked is worth little.
He that is void of understanding despises his neighbour, but the intelligent man remains silent.
He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread, but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding.
Good understanding brings forth grace: but the way of transgressors is hard.
The heart of him that has understanding seeks wisdom, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.
Folly is joy to him that is destitute of understanding, but the man who is intelligent walks uprightly.
He that refuses chastening despises his own soul, but he that hears reproof has an understanding heart.
How much better is it to acquire wisdom than gold! and to acquire understanding is worth more than silver!
He who has understanding in the word shall find good, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
The wise in heart is called a man of understanding; and the sweetness of the lips shall increase doctrine.
Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that has it, but the instruction of fools is folly.
A man void of understanding strikes hands and becomes surety in the presence of his friend.
Wisdom appears upon the countenance of him that has understanding, but the eyes of a fool manifest his folly unto the ends of the earth.
He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
Even a fool, when he is silent is counted wise, and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
A fool has no delight in understanding, but in that which his own heart discovers.
The heart of the man of understanding acquires wisdom, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Smite a scorner, and the simple will become prudent, and reproving one that has understanding, he will understand knowledge.
Buy the truth and sell it not, also wisdom and instruction and understanding.
The wise man is strong; and the man of understanding is a mighty man of valour.
I went by the field of the slothful and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding,
By the rebellion of the land, many are its princes, but by the man of understanding and wisdom the land shall remain stable.
The rich man is wise in his own conceit, but the poor that has understanding is wiser than he.
Surely I am more carnal than any man and have not the understanding of a man.
The ox knows his owner, and the ass his master's crib; but Israel does not know, my people do not have understanding.
And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD,
When its boughs are withered, they shall be broken off: women shall come and set them on fire: for this is not a people of understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will show them no favour.
and those that erred in spirit shall learn understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.
And I will give you pastors according to my heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
For my people are foolish; the ignorant sons with no understanding have not known me; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
The anger of the LORD shall not return until he has executed and until he has performed the thoughts of his heart: in the last of the days ye shall understand it with understanding.
young men in whom there was no blemish whatsoever but who were good looking and taught in all wisdom and wise in knowledge and of good understanding, and that had strength in them to stand in the king's palace, that they might be taught the letters and speech of the Chaldeans.
And unto these four young men, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in all letters and science; furthermore Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
and it is he that changes the times and the opportunities; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom unto the wise and knowledge unto those that know understanding:
But at the end of the time I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up my eyes unto heaven, and my understanding was returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and glorified him that lives for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is through all ages:
because Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar, was found to have a more excellent spirit and greater knowledge and understanding interpreting dreams, unraveling questions, and dissolving doubts. Now let Daniel be called, and he will show thee the interpretation.
I have heard of thee, that the spirit of the holy God is in thee and that light and understanding and greater wisdom was found in thee.
And with his understanding he shall cause the deceit in his hand to prosper, and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace he shall destroy many; he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes, and without hand he shall be broken.
For the ships of Chittim shall come against him; therefore he shall be grieved and return and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return and have an understanding with those that have forsaken the holy covenant.
I will not visit upon your daughters when they commit whoredom, nor upon your daughters-in-law when they commit adultery: for they offer with whores, and they sacrifice with cult prostitutes; therefore the people without understanding shall fall.
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