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Bible Verses for Understanding - Find Wisdom in God's Word

Seeking understanding and wisdom is an important part of the Christian journey. The Bible is full of verses that offer guidance and insight into how to live a fulfilling life. Through the power of God's Word, we can gain deeper understanding of ourselves, others, and the world around us. By tapping into the wisdom and knowledge of the Bible, we can make better decisions, have healthier relationships, and grow spiritually. Let these Bible verses be a source of inspiration and hope as you seek to live a life of understanding and faith.

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Understanding in the Bible

101 Bible Scriptures about Understanding

And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto them by an interpreter.

Genesis, Chapter: 42, Verse: 23

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And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he set his heart to this also.

Exodus, Chapter: 7, Verse: 23

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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 discern judgment;

1 Kings, Chapter: 3, Verse: 11

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And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.

1 Chronicles, Chapter: 12, Verse: 32

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Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.

Job, Chapter: 5, Verse: 27

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But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?

Job, Chapter: 12, Verse: 3

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He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.

Job, Chapter: 12, Verse: 22

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Lo, mine eye hath seen all this, mine ear hath heard and understood it.

Job, Chapter: 13, Verse: 1

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Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?

Job, Chapter: 15, Verse: 2

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Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?

Job, Chapter: 15, Verse: 11

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I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer.

Job, Chapter: 20, Verse: 3

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Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.

Job, Chapter: 28, Verse: 27

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Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

Job, Chapter: 33, Verse: 16

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For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.

Job, Chapter: 34, Verse: 3

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Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great?

Job, Chapter: 38, Verse: 21

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Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

Job, Chapter: 42, Verse: 3

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I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

Psalm, Chapter: 49, Verse: 4

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They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

Psalm, Chapter: 82, Verse: 5

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A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.

Psalm, Chapter: 92, Verse: 6

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Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

Proverbs, Chapter: 2, Verse: 11

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That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.

Proverbs, Chapter: 5, Verse: 2

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Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.

Proverbs, Chapter: 5, Verse: 6

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And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

Proverbs, Chapter: 7, Verse: 7

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They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

Proverbs, Chapter: 8, Verse: 9

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Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

Proverbs, Chapter: 9, Verse: 4

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Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Proverbs, Chapter: 9, Verse: 6

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Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

Proverbs, Chapter: 9, Verse: 8

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Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

Proverbs, Chapter: 9, Verse: 16

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The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs, Chapter: 10, Verse: 8

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In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

Proverbs, Chapter: 10, Verse: 13

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Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

Proverbs, Chapter: 13, Verse: 15

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The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

Proverbs, Chapter: 15, Verse: 14

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He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Proverbs, Chapter: 17, Verse: 27

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That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?

Proverbs, Chapter: 22, Verse: 21

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It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

Proverbs, Chapter: 25, Verse: 2

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Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.

Proverbs, Chapter: 26, Verse: 4

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The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Proverbs, Chapter: 26, Verse: 7

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For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.

Proverbs, Chapter: 28, Verse: 2

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That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out?

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 7, Verse: 24

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A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 10, Verse: 14

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And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

Isaiah, Chapter: 6, Verse: 9

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And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

Isaiah, Chapter: 11, Verse: 3

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Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

Isaiah, Chapter: 28, Verse: 9

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From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.

Isaiah, Chapter: 28, Verse: 19

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And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:

Isaiah, Chapter: 29, Verse: 11

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Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?

Isaiah, Chapter: 29, Verse: 16

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The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

Isaiah, Chapter: 32, Verse: 4

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Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.

Isaiah, Chapter: 42, Verse: 20

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Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them.

Isaiah, Chapter: 48, Verse: 6

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Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:

Jeremiah, Chapter: 5, Verse: 21

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For who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it?

Jeremiah, Chapter: 23, Verse: 18

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Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.

Ezekiel, Chapter: 3, Verse: 6

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And the people said unto me, Wilt thou not tell us what these things are to us, that thou doest so?

Ezekiel, Chapter: 24, Verse: 19

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And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these?

Ezekiel, Chapter: 37, Verse: 18

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Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the interpretation.

Daniel, Chapter: 5, Verse: 12

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I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.

Daniel, Chapter: 7, Verse: 16

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And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.

Daniel, Chapter: 9, Verse: 22

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In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision.

Daniel, Chapter: 10, Verse: 1

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And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?

Daniel, Chapter: 12, Verse: 8

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Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

Daniel, Chapter: 12, Verse: 10

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And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

Zechariah, Chapter: 4, Verse: 13

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And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

Matthew, Chapter: 13, Verse: 10

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Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

Matthew, Chapter: 13, Verse: 13

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When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

Matthew, Chapter: 13, Verse: 19

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Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

Matthew, Chapter: 13, Verse: 51

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Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.

Matthew, Chapter: 15, Verse: 15

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And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?

Matthew, Chapter: 15, Verse: 16

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And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

Matthew, Chapter: 16, Verse: 3

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Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.

Matthew, Chapter: 17, Verse: 13

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But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

Mark, Chapter: 4, Verse: 34

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And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?

Mark, Chapter: 8, Verse: 17

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And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?

Mark, Chapter: 8, Verse: 21

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But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.

Mark, Chapter: 14, Verse: 68

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And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.

Luke, Chapter: 2, Verse: 50

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But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.

Luke, Chapter: 11, Verse: 17

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Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?

Luke, Chapter: 12, Verse: 57

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And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.

Luke, Chapter: 18, Verse: 34

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Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,

Luke, Chapter: 24, Verse: 45

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Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?

John, Chapter: 6, Verse: 60

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If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

John, Chapter: 7, Verse: 17

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This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

John, Chapter: 10, Verse: 6

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Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.

John, Chapter: 13, Verse: 7

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I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

John, Chapter: 16, Verse: 12

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Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye inquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?

John, Chapter: 16, Verse: 19

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And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?

Acts, Chapter: 8, Verse: 34

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Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me?

Acts, Chapter: 10, Verse: 29

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For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.

Acts, Chapter: 17, Verse: 20

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And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

Acts, Chapter: 18, Verse: 26

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This man was taken of the Jews, and should have been killed of them: then came I with an army, and rescued him, having understood that he was a Roman.

Acts, Chapter: 23, Verse: 27

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For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counseller?

Romans, Chapter: 11, Verse: 34

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Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 12, Verse: 1

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For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 13, Verse: 12

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There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 14, Verse: 10

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Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 14, Verse: 11

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Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

Ephesians, Chapter: 3, Verse: 4

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Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Ephesians, Chapter: 5, Verse: 17

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Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

Philippians, Chapter: 3, Verse: 15

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Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

2 Timothy, Chapter: 2, Verse: 7

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For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.

Hebrews, Chapter: 5, Verse: 13

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Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

2 Peter, Chapter: 1, Verse: 20

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As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

2 Peter, Chapter: 3, Verse: 16

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