91 occurrences

'Understanding' in the Bible

He has filled him with the Spirit of God -- with skill, with understanding, with knowledge, and in all kinds of work,

So be sure to do them, because this will testify of your wise understanding to the people who will learn of all these statutes and say, "Indeed, this great nation is a very wise people."

But to this very day the Lord has not given you an understanding mind, perceptive eyes, or discerning ears!

God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment; the breadth of his understanding was as infinite as the sand on the seashore.

Only may the Lord give you insight and understanding when he places you in charge of Israel, so you may obey the law of the Lord your God.

They read from the book of God's law, explaining it and imparting insight. Thus the people gained understanding from what was read.

Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priestly scribe, and the Levites who were imparting understanding to the people said to all of them, "This day is holy to the LORD your God. Do not mourn or weep." For all the people had been weeping when they heard the words of the law.

Will they not instruct you and speak to you, and bring forth words from their understanding?

I also have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know such things as these?

He deprives the leaders of the earth of their understanding; he makes them wander in a trackless desert waste.

Because you have closed their minds to understanding, therefore you will not exalt them.

When I hear a reproof that dishonors me, then my understanding prompts me to answer.

"But wisdom -- where can it be found? Where is the place of understanding?

"But wisdom -- where does it come from? Where is the place of understanding?

"Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do wickedness, from the Almighty to do evil.

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

Men of understanding say to me -- any wise man listening to me says --

that Job speaks without knowledge and his words are without understanding.

God thunders with his voice in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding.

"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you possess understanding!

Who has put wisdom in the heart, or has imparted understanding to the mind?

For God deprived her of wisdom, and did not impart understanding to her.

"Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, and spreads its wings toward the south?

you asked, 'Who is this who darkens counsel without knowledge?' But I have declared without understanding things too wonderful for me to know.

(Yod) Your hands made me and formed me. Give me understanding so that I might learn your commands.

by making your ear attentive to wisdom, and by turning your heart to understanding,

indeed, if you call out for discernment -- raise your voice for understanding --

By wisdom the Lord laid the foundation of the earth; he established the heavens by understanding.

Acquire wisdom, acquire understanding; do not forget and do not turn aside from the words I speak.

My child, be attentive to my wisdom, pay close attention to my understanding,

Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding a close relative,

Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice?

"Whoever is naive, let him turn in here," she says to those who lack understanding.

Abandon your foolish ways so that you may live, and proceed in the way of understanding."

"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here," she says to those who lack understanding.

Folly is a joy to one who lacks sense, but one who has understanding follows an upright course.

The one who refuses correction despises himself, but whoever hears reproof acquires understanding.

The one who acquires wisdom loves himself; the one who preserves understanding will prosper.

Counsel in a person's heart is like deep water, but an understanding person draws it out.

Surely I am more brutish than any other human being, and I do not have human understanding;

Whatever has happened is beyond human understanding; it is far deeper than anyone can fathom.

Therefore my people will be deported because of their lack of understanding. Their leaders will have nothing to eat, their masses will have nothing to drink.

When its branches get brittle, they break; women come and use them for kindling. For these people lack understanding, therefore the one who made them has no compassion on them; the one who formed them has no mercy on them.

The dogs have big appetites; they are never full. They are shepherds who have no understanding; they all go their own way, each one looking for monetary gain.

The Lord answered, "This will happen because my people are foolish. They do not know me. They are like children who have no sense. They have no understanding. They are skilled at doing evil. They do not know how to do good."

Tell them: 'Hear this, you foolish people who have no understanding, who have eyes but do not discern, who have ears but do not perceive:

The Lord is the one who by his power made the earth. He is the one who by his wisdom established the world. And by his understanding he spread out the skies.

If I go out into the countryside, I see those who have been killed in battle. If I go into the city, I see those who are sick because of starvation. For both prophet and priest go about their own business in the land without having any real understanding.'"

"I, the Lord, promise that a new time will certainly come when I will raise up for them a righteous branch, a descendant of David. He will rule over them with wisdom and understanding and will do what is just and right in the land.

He is the one who by his power made the earth. He is the one who by his wisdom fixed the world in place, by his understanding he spread out the heavens.

By your wisdom and understanding you have gained wealth for yourself; you have amassed gold and silver in your treasuries.

He spoke with me, instructing me as follows: "Daniel, I have now come to impart understanding to you.

I will not punish your daughters when they commit prostitution, nor your daughters-in-law when they commit adultery. For the men consort with harlots, they sacrifice with temple prostitutes. It is true: "A people that lacks understanding will come to ruin!"

And all who heard Jesus were astonished at his understanding and his answers.

For we would not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who recommend themselves. But when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding.

For this reason do not be foolish, but be wise by understanding what the Lord's will is.

I pray that the faith you share with us may deepen your understanding of every blessing that belongs to you in Christ.

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