Biblical Concept: Understand

 

 

Vocabulary: Understand, comprehend, discern, realize (and their various forms).

 

Outline:

 

Godís understanding

The relationship between understanding and seeking God

Understand Godís Word

Understand before talking

Understanding the hard way

Understanding and blessing

Divine judgment thwarts understanding

Divine enablement to understand

Understanding

Not Understanding

Miscellaneous

 

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(Bold and parentheses are mine, except as noted.)

 

Godís understanding:

 

NAS Psalm 139:2 Thou dost know when I sit down and when I rise up; Thou dost understand my thought from afar. (Godís understanding.)

NAS Job 36:5 "Behold, God is mighty but does not despise any; He is mighty in strength of understanding. (Godís understanding)

NAS Job 39:26 "Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, Stretching his wings toward the south? (Godís understanding)

NAS Psalm 147:5 Great is our Lord, and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite. (Godís understanding)

NAS Proverbs 3:19 The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; By understanding He established the heavens. (Godís understanding)

NAS Isaiah 40:14 With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding? And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge, And informed Him of the way of understanding? (Godís understanding)

NAS Isaiah 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable (rq,xe = searching). (Godís understanding)

NAS Jeremiah 10:12 It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom; And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens. (Godís understanding)

NAS Jeremiah 51:15 It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom, And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens. (Godís understanding)

NAS 1 Chronicles 28:9 "As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever. (Godís understanding)

NAS Psalm 33:15 He who fashions the hearts of them all, He who understands all their works. (Godís understanding)

NAS Job 37:5 "God thunders with His voice wondrously, Doing great things which we cannot comprehend. (Godís understanding)

 

The relationship between understanding and seeking God:

 

NAS Psalm 14:2 The LORD has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men, To see if there are any who understand, Who seek after God. (The relationship between understanding and seeking God)

NAS Proverbs 28:5 Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the LORD understand all things.(The relationship between understanding and seeking God.)

NAS Romans 15:21 but as it is written, "THEY WHO HAD NO NEWS OF HIM SHALL SEE, AND THEY WHO HAVE NOT HEARD SHALL UNDERSTAND." (The relationship between understanding and seeking God.)

NAS Jeremiah 4:22 "For My people are foolish, They know Me not; They are stupid children, And they have no understanding. They are shrewd to do evil, But to do good they do not know." (The relationship between understanding and seeking God) (Not understanding)

NAS Mark 12:33 AND TO LOVE HIM WITH ALL THE HEART AND WITH ALL THE UNDERSTANDING AND WITH ALL THE STRENGTH, AND TO LOVE ONE'S NEIGHBOR AS HIMSELF, is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices." (The relationship between understanding and seeking God)

NAS 1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding, in order that we might know Him who is true, and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. (The relationship between understanding and seeking God) (Understand Godís Word) (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Psalm 53:2 God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men, To see if there is anyone who understands, Who seeks after God. (The relationship between understanding and seeking God)

NAS Jeremiah 9:24 but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things, "declares the LORD. (The relationship between understanding and seeking God)

NAS Romans 3:11 THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS, THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD; (See 3:9b ďall under sinĒ) (The relationship between understanding and seeking God) (Not understanding)

NAS Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. (The relationship between understanding and seeking God) (God has provided a consciousness of Himself through creation.)

 

Understand Godís Word:

 

NAS Psalm 119:27 Make me understand the way of Thy precepts, So I will meditate on Thy wonders. (Understand Godís Word.)

NAS Psalm 119:100 I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Thy precepts. (Understand Godís Word.)

NAS Proverbs 1:6 To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles. (Understand Godís Word.)

NAS Jeremiah 42:19 The LORD has spoken to you, O remnant of Judah, "Do not go into Egypt!" You should clearly understand that today I have testified against you. (Understand Godís Word.)

NAS Jeremiah 42:22 Therefore you should now clearly understand that you will die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence, in the place where you wish to go to reside. (Understand Godís Word.)

NAS Hosea 14:9 Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; Whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right, And the righteous will walk in them, But transgressors will stumble in them. (Understanding Godís Word.) (The last verse of Hosea)

NAS Matthew 15:10 And after He called the multitude to Him, He said to them, "Hear, and understand.(Understand Godís Word.)

NAS Matthew 24:15 "Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), (Understand Godís Word) (The first parenthesis is theirs.)

NAS Mark 7:14 And after He called the multitude to Him again, He began saying to them, "Listen to Me, all of you, and understand: (Understand Godís Word.)

NAS Mark 13:14 "But when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION standing where it should not be (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. (Understand Godís Word) (The first parenthesis is theirs.)

NAS John 20:9 For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. (Understand the Bible.)

NAS Acts 8:30 And when Philip had run up, he heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?" (Understand the Bible.)See 8:31-40

NAS 2 Corinthians 1:13 For we write nothing else to you than what you read and understand, and I hope you will understand until the end; (Understand the Scriptures.)

NAS Ephesians 5:17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. (Understand the Scriptures.)

NAS Colossians 1:9 For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, (Understand Godís Word) (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.(Understand Godís Word)

NAS Psalm 119:104 From Thy precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way. (Understand Godís Word)

NAS Nehemiah 8:8 And they read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give the sense so that they understood the reading. (Understand Godís Word)

NAS Colossians 1:6 which has come to you, just as in all the world also it is constantly bearing fruit and increasing, even as it has been doing in you also since the day you heard of it and understood the grace of God in truth; (Understand Godís Word) (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 28:7 He who keeps the law is a discerning son, But he who is a companion of gluttons humiliates his father. (Understand Godís Word) (Applying Godís Word completes the understanding of Godís Word.)

NAS Ephesians 3:18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, (Understand Godís Word) (Understanding and blessing)

 

Understand before talking:

 

NAS Job 42:3 'Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' "Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know." (Understand before talking) (Job to God)

NAS Job 38:4 "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding, (Understand before talking) (God to Job)

NAS Job 38:18 "Have you understood the expanse of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this. (Understand before talking) (God to Job)

NAS Proverbs 11:12 He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent. (Understand before talking)

NAS Proverbs 17:27 He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. (Understand before talking)

NAS Proverbs 18:2 A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind. (Understand before talking)

NAS Proverbs 2:3 For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding; (Balance point)

 

Understanding the hard way:

 

NAS Numbers 16:30 "But if the LORD brings about an entirely new thing and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that is theirs, and they descend alive into Sheol, then you will understand that these men have spurned the LORD." (Understanding the hard way) (God judged a rebellion against Moses and Aaron by Kora and 250 other leaders, see 16:49.)

NAS Deuteronomy 8:3 "And He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD. (Understanding the hard way) (Israelís 40 year wandering and discipline, see 8:4-5)

NAS Ezekiel 12:3 "Therefore, son of man, prepare for yourself baggage for exile and go into exile by day in their sight; even go into exile from your place to another place in their sight. Perhaps they will understand though they are a rebellious house. (Understanding the hard way.) (See 12:1-3)

NAS Matthew 24:39 and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.(Understanding the hard way) (Noahís time)

NAS Acts 10:34 And opening his mouth, Peter said: "I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, (Understanding the hard way) (See Peterís visions in chapter 10.)

Understanding and blessing:

 

NAS Proverbs 14:33 Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, But in the bosom of fools it is made known. (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 15:21 Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, But a man of understanding walks straight. (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 15:32 He who neglects discipline despises himself, But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding. (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 16:16 How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.(Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 16:22 Understanding is a fountain of life to him who has it, But the discipline of fools is folly. (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 8:14 "Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine. (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 9:6 "Forsake your folly and live, And proceed in the way of understanding." (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 1:2 To know wisdom and instruction, To discern the sayings of understanding, (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel, (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 13:15 Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard. (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 14:6 A scoffer (#Wl - to turn, twist) seeks wisdom, and finds none, But knowledge is easy to him who has understanding. (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 2:11 Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you, (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 3:13 How blessed is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding. (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Deuteronomy 4:6 "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.'(Understanding and blessing) (See 4:1-9)

NAS Proverbs 17:24 Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth. (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 19:8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good. (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 19:25 Strike a scoffer and the naive may become shrewd, But reprove one who has understanding and he will gain knowledge. (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 20:5 A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out. (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 23:23 Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding. (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 24:3 By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 28:2 By the transgression of a land many are its princes, But by a man of understanding and knowledge, so it endures. (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 28:11 The rich man is wise in his own eyes, But the poor who has understanding sees through him. (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Jeremiah 3:15 "Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding. (Blessing and understanding) (Millennial)

NAS Colossians 2:2 that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God's mystery, that is, Christ Himself, (Understanding and blessing) (The relationship between understanding and seeking God) (Understand Godís Word)

NAS Proverbs 8:9 "They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge. (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Matthew 13:23 "And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit, and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty." (Understanding and blessing) (Understand Godís Word)

NAS Nehemiah 8:12 And all the people went away to eat, to drink, to send portions and to celebrate a great festival, because they understood the words which had been made known to them. (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Esther 1:13 Then the king said to the wise men who understood the times-- for it was the custom of the king so to speak before all who knew law and justice, (Understanding and blessing)

NAS John 17:8 for the words which Thou gavest Me I have given to them; and they received them, and truly understood that I came forth from Thee, and they believed that Thou didst send Me. (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 1:2 To know wisdom and instruction, To discern the sayings of understanding, (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Proverbs 2:5 Then you will discern the fear of the LORD, And discover the knowledge of God. (Understanding and blessing) (The relationship between understanding and seeking God)

NAS Proverbs 2:9 Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course. (Understanding and blessing)

 

Divine judgment thwarts understanding:

 

NAS Isaiah 6:9 And He said, "Go, and tell this people: 'Keep on listening, but do not perceive; Keep on looking, but do not understand.'10 "Render the hearts of this people insensitive, Their ears dull, And their eyes dim, Lest they see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, Understand with their hearts, And return and be healed." (Divine judgment thwarts understanding.)

NAS Isaiah 44:18 They do not know, nor do they understand, for He has smeared over their eyes so that they cannot see and their hearts so that they cannot comprehend. (Divine judgment thwarts understanding.)

NAS Matthew 13:15 FOR THE HEART OF THIS PEOPLE HAS BECOME DULL, AND WITH THEIR EARS THEY SCARCELY HEAR, AND THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR EYES LEST THEY SHOULD SEE WITH THEIR EYES, AND HEAR WITH THEIR EARS, AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART AND RETURN, AND I SHOULD HEAL THEM. '(Divine judgment thwarts understanding.)

NAS Mark 4:12 in order that WHILE SEEING, THEY MAY SEE AND NOT PERCEIVE; AND WHILE HEARING, THEY MAY HEAR AND NOT UNDERSTAND LEST THEY RETURN AND BE FORGIVEN." (Divine judgment thwarts understanding.)

NAS Luke 8:10 And He said, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, in order that SEEING THEY MAY NOT SEE, AND HEARING THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND.(Divine judgment thwarts understanding.)

NAS Luke 9:45 But they did not understand this statement, and it was concealed from them so that they might not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this statement.(Divine judgment thwarts understanding.)

NAS Acts 28:26 saying, 'GO TO THIS PEOPLE AND SAY, "YOU WILL KEEP ON HEARING, BUT WILL NOT UNDERSTAND; AND YOU WILL KEEP ON SEEING, BUT WILL NOT PERCEIVE; 27 FOR THE HEART OF THIS PEOPLE HAS BECOME DULL, AND WITH THEIR EARS THEY SCARCELY HEAR, AND THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR EYES; LEST THEY SHOULD SEE WITH THEIR EYES, AND HEAR WITH THEIR EARS, AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART AND RETURN, AND I SHOULD HEAL THEM."' (Divine judgment thwarts understanding.) (Rejection of Messiah = Divine discipline.)

NAS Isaiah 29:14 Therefore behold, I will once again deal marvelously with this people, wondrously marvelous; And the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, And the discernment of their discerning men shall be concealed." (Divine judgment thwarts understanding.)

 

Divine enablement to understand:

 

NAS Luke 24:45 Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, (Divine enablement to understand)

NAS Exodus 31:3 "And I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship, (Divine enablement to understand) (Bazalel tabernacle craftsman)

NAS Exodus 35:31 "And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in all craftsmanship;(Divine enablement to understand)

NAS Exodus 36:1 "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."(Divine enablement to understand)

NAS 1 Chronicles 22:12 "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. (Divine enablement to understand) (David to Solomon)

NAS 2 Chronicles 2:12 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.(Divine enablement to understand)

NAS 2 Chronicles 26:5 And 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. (Divine enablement to understand) (King Uzziah)

NAS Job 32:8 "But it is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding. (Divine enablement to understand) (Elihu speaking)

NAS Job 38:36 "Who has put wisdom in the innermost being, Or has given understanding to the mind?(Godís understanding) (Divine enablement to understand) (God to Job)

NAS Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Divine enablement to understand)

NAS Isaiah 11:2 And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. (Divine enablement to understand) (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Daniel 1:4 youths in whom was no defect, who were good-looking, showing intelligence in every branch of wisdom, endowed with understanding, and discerning knowledge, and who had ability for serving in the king's court; and he ordered him to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans. (Divine enablement to understand) (Hebrew youths in Babylon)

NAS Daniel 1:17 And as for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in every branch of literature and wisdom; Daniel even understood all kinds of visions and dreams. (Divine enablement to understand)

NAS Daniel 1:20 And as for every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king consulted them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and conjurers who were in all his realm. (Divine enablement to understand) (Hebrew youths in Babylon)

NAS Daniel 2:21 "And it is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men, And knowledge to men of understanding. (Divine enablement to understand)

NAS Daniel 8:16 And I heard the voice of a man between the banks of Ulai, and he called out and said, "Gabriel, give this man an understanding of the vision." (Divine enablement to understand)

NAS Daniel 9:22 And he gave me instruction and talked with me, and said, "O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you insight with understanding. (Divine enablement to understand)

NAS Daniel 9:23 "At the beginning of your supplications the command was issued, and I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed; so give heed to the message and gain understanding of the vision. (Divine enablement to understand)

NAS Daniel 9:25 "So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, with plaza and moat, even in times of distress. (Divine enablement to understand) (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Daniel 10:1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a message was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar; and the message was true and one of great conflict, but he understood the message and had an understanding of the vision. (Divine enablement to understand)

NAS Daniel 10:12 Then he said to me, "Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words. (Divine enablement to understand)

NAS Daniel 10:14 "Now I have come to give you an understanding of what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision pertains to the days yetfuture." (Divine enablement to understand)

NAS 2 Timothy 2:7 Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. (Divine enablement to understand)

NAS 1 Kings 3:9 "So give Thy servant an understanding heart to judge Thy people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Thine?" (Divine enablement to understand) (Solomonís petition of God)

NAS 1 Kings 3:11 And God said to him, "Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for yourself long life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself discernment to understand justice, 12 behold, I have done according to your words. Behold, I have given you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you. (Divine enablement to understand) (Understanding and blessing)

NAS 1 Kings 4:29 Now God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment and breadth of mind, like the sand that is on the seashore. (Divine enablement to understand) (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Isaiah 32:4 And the mind of the hasty will discern the truth, And the tongue of the stammerers will hasten to speak clearly. (Divine enablement to understand-millennial)

NAS Hebrews 5:14 But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. (Divine enablement to understand) (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Psalm 119:34 Give me understanding, that I may observe Thy law, And keep it with all my heart. (Divine enablement to understand) (Understand Godís Word)

NAS Psalm 119:66 Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Thy commandments. (Divine enablement to understand) (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Psalm 119:73 Thy hands made me and fashioned me; Give me understanding, that I may learn Thy commandments. (Divine enablement to understand) (Understand Godís Word)

NAS Psalm 119:125 I am Thy servant; give me understanding, That I may know Thy testimonies. (Divine enablement to understand) (Understand Godís Word)

NAS Psalm 119:130 The unfolding of Thy words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.(Divine enablement to understand) (Understand Godís Word) (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Psalm 119:144 Thy testimonies are righteous forever; Give me understanding that I may live. (Divine enablement to understand) (Understand Godís Word) (Understanding and blessing)

NAS Psalm 119:169 Let my cry come before Thee, O LORD; Give me understanding according to Thy word.(Divine enablement to understand) (Understand Godís Word)

NAS Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Divine enablement to understand) (Understanding and blessing)

 

Understanding:

 

NAS Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, But the folly of fools is deceit.(Understanding.)

NAS Isaiah 43:10 "You are My witnesses," declares the LORD, "And My servant whom I have chosen, In order that you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, And there will be none after Me. (Understanding and God consciousness)

NAS Isaiah 52:15 Thus He will sprinkle many nations, Kings will shut their mouths on account of Him; For what had not been told them they will see, And what they had not heard they will understand.(Understanding)

NAS Jeremiah 23:20 "The anger of the LORD will not turn back Until He has performed and carried out the purposes of His heart; In the last days you will clearly understand it. (Understand)

NAS Jeremiah 30:24 The fierce anger of the LORD will not turn back, Until He has performed, and until He has accomplished The intent of His heart; In the latter days you will understand this. (Understanding)

NAS 1 Corinthians 11:3 But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ. (Understand authority orientation.)

NAS 2 Corinthians 1:14 just as you also partially did understand us, that we are your reason to be proud as you also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus. (Understand more)

NAS Ephesians 3:4 And by referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, (Understand)

NAS Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. (Scientific understanding) (Understanding)

NAS 1 Kings 7:14 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. (Understand)

NAS 1 Chronicles 27:32 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. (Understand)

NAS 2 Chronicles 2:13 "And now I am sending a skilled man, endowed with understanding, Huram-abi, (Understand)

NAS Nehemiah 10:28 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, (Understanding)

NAS Job 34:16 "But if you have understanding, hear this; Listen to the sound of my words. (Understand)

NAS Psalm 49:3 My mouth will speak wisdom; And the meditation of my heart will be understanding. (Understanding)

NAS Proverbs 2:2 Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding; (Understand)

NAS Proverbs 2:3 For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding; (Understand)

NAS Proverbs 4:1 Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding, (Understand)

NAS Proverbs 4:5 Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Understand)

NAS Proverbs 4:7 "The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding. (Understand)

NAS Proverbs 5:1 My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding; (Understand)

NAS Proverbs 7:4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," And call understanding your intimate friend; (Understand)

NAS James 3:13 Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. (Understanding)

NAS 1 Peter 3:7 You husbands likewise, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with a weaker vessel, since she is a woman; and grant her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. (Understanding)

NAS 1 Chronicles 12:32 And of the sons of Issachar, men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their kinsmen were at their command. (Understanding)

NAS Matthew 16:12 Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees. (Understanding)

NAS Matthew 17:13 Then the disciples understood that He had spoken to them about John the Baptist. (Understanding)

NAS Proverbs 8:5 "O naive ones, discern prudence; And, O fools, discern wisdom. (Understand)

NAS Proverbs 10:13 On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding. (Understanding)

NAS Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, (Understand)

NAS 2 Timothy 3:1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. (Understand)

 

Not Understanding:

 

NAS Job 32:9 "The abundant in years may not be wise, Nor may elders understand justice. (Not understanding)

NAS Psalm 82:5 They do not know nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are shaken. (Not understanding. Compare Ecclesiastes 9:3.)

NAS Psalm 92:6 A senseless man has no knowledge; Nor does a stupid man understand this: (Not understanding)

NAS Psalm 94:8 Pay heed, you senseless among the people; And when will you understand, stupid ones? (Not understanding)

NAS Proverbs 20:24 Man's steps are ordained by the LORD, How then can man understand his way?(Not understanding)

NAS Proverbs 29:7 The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor, The wicked does not understand such concern. (Not understanding)

NAS Proverbs 30:18 There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Four which I do not understand: (Not understanding)

NAS Isaiah 1:3 "An ox knows its owner, And a donkey its master's manger, But Israel does not know, My people do not understand." (Not understanding)

NAS Daniel 12:8 As for me, I heard but could not understand; so I said, "My lord, what will be the outcome of these events?" (Not understand)

NAS Micah 4:12 "But they do not know the thoughts of the LORD, And they do not understand His purpose; For He has gathered them like sheaves to the threshing floor. (Not understanding)

NAS Matthew 13:13 "Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.(Not understanding)

NAS Matthew 13:14 "And in their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, 'YOU WILL KEEP ON HEARING, BUT WILL NOT UNDERSTAND; AND YOU WILL KEEP ON SEEING, BUT WILL NOT PERCEIVE;(Not understanding)

NAS Matthew 13:19 "When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road. (The negative relationship between fallen angels and understanding.)

NAS Matthew 15:17 "Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is eliminated? (Not understanding)

NAS Matthew 16:9 "Do you not yet understand or remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up? (Not understanding)

NAS Matthew 16:11 "How is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees."(Not understanding)

NAS Mark 4:13 And He *said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? And how will you understand all the parables? (Not understanding)

NAS Mark 7:18 And He *said to them, "Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him; (Not understanding)

NAS Mark 8:17 And Jesus, aware of this, *said to them, "Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet see or understand? Do you have a hardened heart?(Not understanding)

NAS Mark 8:21 And He was saying to them, "Do you not yet understand?"(Not understanding)

NAS Mark 9:32 But they did not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him.(Not understanding)

NAS Mark 12:24 Jesus said to them, "Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not understand the Scriptures, or the power of God?(Not understanding.) (Understand Godís Word.)

NAS Luke 2:50 And they did not understand the statement which He had made to them.(Not understanding)

NAS John 3:10 Jesus answered and said to him, "Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not understand these things? (Not understanding) (Religion versus Biblical spiritual understanding)

NAS John 8:43 "Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word.(Not understanding)

NAS John 10:6 This figure of speech Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand what those things were which He had been saying to them. (Not understanding)

NAS John 12:16 These things His disciples did not understand at the first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things to Him. (Not understanding)

NAS John 13:7 Jesus answered and said to him, "What I do you do not realize now, but you shall understand hereafter."(Not understanding)

NAS Acts 7:25 "And he supposed that his brethren understood that God was granting them deliverance through him; but they did not understand. (Not understanding)

NAS Romans 7:15 For that which I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. (Understanding the sin nature?) (Not understanding)

NAS 1 Corinthians 2:14 But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.(Not understanding) Compare 3:1-9.Compare Biblical Concept: Spiritual Empowerment.

NAS 1 Timothy 1:7 wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions. (Religion and not understanding)

NAS 2 Peter 3:16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. (Not understanding) (Understand the Scriptures)

NAS Jude 1:10 But these men revile the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are destroyed. (Not understanding)

NAS Deuteronomy 32:28 "For they are a nation lacking in counsel, And there is no understanding in them. (Not understanding)

NAS Job 39:17 Because God has made her forget wisdom, And has not given her a share of understanding. (Not understanding)

NAS Psalm 49:20 Man in his pomp, yet without understanding, Is like the beasts that perish. (Not understanding)

NAS Proverbs 9:4 "Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!" To him who lacks understanding she says, (Not understanding)

NAS Proverbs 9:16 "Whoever is naive, let him turn in here," And to him who lacks understanding she says, (Not understanding)

NAS Proverbs 10:13 On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding. (Not understanding)

NAS Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding. (Not understanding)

NAS Proverbs 21:16 A man who wanders from the way of understanding Will rest in the assembly of the dead. (Not understanding)

NAS Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom and no understanding And no counsel against the LORD. (Not understanding)

NAS Proverbs 28:16 A leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding, But he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days. (Not understanding)

NAS Proverbs 30:2 Surely I am more stupid than any man, And I do not have the understanding of a man. (Not understanding)

NAS Isaiah 29:16 You turn things around! Shall the potter be considered as equal with the clay, That what is made should say to its maker, "He did not make me"; Or what is formed say to him who formed it, "He has no understanding"? (Not understanding)

NAS Isaiah 56:11 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. (Not understanding)

NAS Hosea 4:11 Harlotry, wine, and new wine take away the understanding. (Not understanding)

NAS Matthew 15:16 And He said, "Are you still lacking in understanding also? (Not understanding)

NAS Matthew 22:29 But Jesus answered and said to them, "You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures, or the power of God. (Not understanding)

NAS Mark 7:18 And He *said to them, "Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him; (Not understanding)

NAS Romans 1:31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; (Not understanding)

NAS 2 Corinthians 10:12 For we are not bold to class or compare ourselves with some of those who commend themselves; but when they measure themselves by themselves, and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding. (Not understanding)See Biblical Concept: Projection.

NAS Ephesians 4:18 being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; (Not understanding) (The relationship between understanding and seeking God)

NAS Isaiah 57:1 The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; And devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from evil, (Not understanding)

NAS 1 Timothy 6:4 he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions, (Not understanding)

NAS Luke 18:34 And they understood none of these things, and this saying was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were said. (Not understanding)

NAS 1 Corinthians 2:8 the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory; (Not understanding)

NAS Proverbs 14:7 Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge. (Not understanding)

NAS Matthew 16:3 "And in the morning, 'There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times? (Not understanding)

NAS Luke 18:34 And they understood none of these things, and this saying was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were said. (Not understanding)

NAS John 1:5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (Not understanding)

NAS John 8:27 They did not realize that He had been speaking to them about the Father. (Not understanding)

NAS John 13:7 Jesus answered and said to him, "What I do you do not realize now, but you shall understand hereafter." (Not understanding)

 

Miscellaneous:

 

NAS Isaiah 19:12 Well then, where are your wise men? Please let them tell you, And let them understand what the LORD of hosts Has purposed against Egypt. (Miscellaneous)

NAS Isaiah 28:19 "As often as it passes through, it will seize you. For morning after morning it will pass through, anytime during the day or night. And it will be sheer terror to understand what it means." (Miscellaneous)

NAS Jeremiah 9:12 Who is the wise man that may understand this? And who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD has spoken, that he may declare it? Why is the land ruined, laid waste like a desert, so that no one passes through? (Miscellaneous)

NAS Jeremiah 17:9 "The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it? (Understanding the sin nature?) (Miscellaneous)

NAS Daniel 2:30 "But as for me, this mystery has not been revealed to me for any wisdom residing in me more than in any other living man, but for the purpose of making the interpretation known to the king, and that you may understand the thoughts of your mind. (Miscellaneous)

NAS Daniel 5:23 but you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines have been drinking wine from them; and you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which do not see, hear or understand. But the God in whose hand are your life-breath and your ways, you have not glorified. (Miscellaneous)

NAS Daniel 8:15 And it came about when I, Daniel, had seen the vision, that I sought to understand it; and behold, standing before me was one who looked like a man. (Miscellaneous)

NAS Daniel 8:17 So he came near to where I was standing, and when he came I was frightened and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end." (Miscellaneous)

NAS Daniel 10:11 And he said to me, "O Daniel, man of high esteem, understand the words that I am about to tell you and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you." And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling. (Miscellaneous)

NAS Daniel 10:20 Then he said, "Do you understand why I came to you? But I shall now return to fight against the prince of Persia; so I am going forth, and behold, the prince of Greece is about to come. (Miscellaneous)

NAS Daniel 12:10 "Many will be purged, purified and refined; but the wicked will act wickedly, and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand. (Miscellaneous)

NAS John 10:38 but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father."(Miscellaneous)

NAS Job 34:10 "Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do wickedness, And from the Almighty to do wrong. (Miscellaneous)

NAS Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding. (Miscellaneous)

NAS Proverbs 8:1 Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice? (Miscellaneous)

NAS Proverbs 10:23 Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool; And so is wisdom to a man of understanding. (Miscellaneous)

NAS Proverbs 14:29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly. (Miscellaneous)

NAS Proverbs 17:10 A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool. (Miscellaneous)

NAS Psalm 90:11 Who understands the power of Thine anger, And Thy fury, according to the fear that is due Thee? (Miscellaneous)

NAS Proverbs 29:19 A slave will not be instructed by words alone; For though he understands, there will be no response. (Miscellaneous)

NAS 1 Corinthians 14:2 For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men, but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries. (Miscellaneous)

NAS Psalm 19:12 Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults. (Miscellaneous)

NAS Proverbs 16:21 The wise in heart will be called discerning, And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness. (Miscellaneous)

NAS Psalm 2:10 Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth. (Miscellaneous)

NAS 2 Corinthians 13:6 But I trust that you will realize that we ourselves do not fail the test. (Miscellaneous)

NAS Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, (Miscellaneous)

NAS Proverbs 13:19 Desire realized is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil. (Miscellaneous)

 

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