136 occurrences

'Understanding' in the Bible

And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in all craftsmanship;

“Now Bezalel and Oholiab, and every skillful person in whom the Lord has put skill and understanding to know how to perform all the work in the construction of the sanctuary, shall perform in accordance with all that the Lord has commanded.”

So keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’

He was a widow’s son from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze; and he was filled with wisdom and understanding and skill for doing any work in bronze. So he came to King Solomon and performed all his work.

Only the Lord give you discretion and understanding, and give you charge over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the Lord your God.

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

Then Huram continued, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who has made heaven and earth, who has given King David a wise son, endowed with discretion and understanding, who will build a house for the Lord and a royal palace for himself.

“Now I am sending Huram-abi, a skilled man, endowed with understanding,

He continued to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding through the vision of God; and as long as he sought the Lord, God prospered him.

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

Now the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the temple servants and all those who had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the law of God, their wives, their sons and their daughters, all those who had knowledge and understanding,

“For You have kept their heart from understanding,Therefore You will not exalt them.

“How long will you hunt for words?Show understanding and then we can talk.

“I listened to the reproof which insults me,And the spirit of my understanding makes me answer.

“He quieted the sea with His power,And by His understanding He shattered Rahab.

“But where can wisdom be found?And where is the place of understanding?

“Where then does wisdom come from?And where is the place of understanding?

“Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding.Far be it from God to do wickedness,And from the Almighty to do wrong.

“But if you have understanding, hear this;Listen to the sound of my words.

“Men of understanding will say to me,And a wise man who hears me,

“Behold, God is mighty but does not despise any;He is mighty in strength of understanding.

“Who has put wisdom in the innermost beingOr given understanding to the mind?

Because God has made her forget wisdom,And has not given her a share of understanding.

“Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars,Stretching his wings toward the south?

Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding,Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check,Otherwise they will not come near to you.

My mouth will speak wisdom,And the meditation of my heart will be understanding.

Yodh.Your hands made me and fashioned me;Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.

Your testimonies are righteous forever;Give me understanding that I may live.

Make your ear attentive to wisdom,Incline your heart to understanding;

For if you cry for discernment,Lift your voice for understanding;

Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding!Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.

My son, give attention to my wisdom,Incline your ear to my understanding;

Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”And call understanding your intimate friend;

Does not wisdom call,And understanding lift up her voice?

“Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!”To him who lacks understanding she says,

“Whoever is naive, let him turn in here,”And to him who lacks understanding she says,

On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found,But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.

Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding,But in the hearts of fools it is made known.

Folly is joy to him who lacks sense,But a man of understanding walks straight.

He who neglects discipline despises himself,But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.

A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understandingThan a hundred blows into a fool.

Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding,But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

Strike a scoffer and the naive may become shrewd,But reprove one who has understanding and he will gain knowledge.

A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water,But a man of understanding draws it out.

A man who wanders from the way of understandingWill rest in the assembly of the dead.

By the transgression of a land many are its princes,But by a man of understanding and knowledge, so it endures.

A leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding,But he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.

Surely I am more stupid than any man,And I do not have the understanding of a man.

For he has said,“By the power of my hand and by my wisdom I did this,For I have understanding;And I removed the boundaries of the peoplesAnd plundered their treasures,And like a mighty man I brought down their inhabitants,

You turn things around!Shall the potter be considered as equal with the clay,That what is made would say to its maker, “He did not make me”;Or what is formed say to him who formed it, “He has no understanding”?

With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding?And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledgeAnd informed Him of the way of understanding?

No one recalls, nor is there knowledge or understanding to say, “I have burned half of it in the fire and also have baked bread over its coals. I roast meat and eat it. Then I make the rest of it into an abomination, I fall down before a block of wood!”

And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied.And they are shepherds who have no understanding;They have all turned to their own way,Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.

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