Bible verses about "understanding" | YLT

Proverbs 20:5

5 Counsel in the heart of a man is deep water, And a man of understanding draweth it up.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-22

1 To everything—a season, and a time to every delight under the heavens: 2 A time to bring forth, And a time to die. A time to plant, And a time to eradicate the planted. 3 A time to slay, And a time to heal, A time to break down, And a time to build up. 4 A time to weep, And a time to laugh. A time to mourn, And a time to skip. 5 A time to cast away stones, And a time to heap up stones. A time to embrace, And a time to be far from embracing. 6 A time to seek, And a time to destroy. A time to keep, And a time to cast away. 7 A time to rend, And a time to sew. A time to be silent, And a time to speak. 8 A time to love, And a time to hate. A time of war, And a time of peace. 9 What advantage hath the doer in that which he is labouring at? 10 I have seen the travail that God hath given to the sons of man to be humbled by it.
11 The whole He hath made beautiful in its season; also, that knowledge He hath put in their heart without which man findeth not out the work that God hath done from the beginning even unto the end. 12 I have known that there is no good for them except to rejoice and to do good during their life, 13 yea, even every man who eateth and hath drunk and seen good by all his labour, it is a gift of God. 14 I have known that all that God doth is to the age, to it nothing is to be added, and from it nothing is to be withdrawn; and God hath wrought that they do fear before Him. 15 What is that which hath been? already it is, and that which is to be hath already been, and God requireth that which is pursued.
16 And again, I have seen under the sun the place of judgment—there is the wicked; and the place of righteousness—there is the wicked. 17 I said in my heart, `The righteous and the wicked doth God judge, for a time is to every matter and for every work there.' 18 I said in my heart concerning the matter of the sons of man that God might cleanse them, so as to see that they themselves are beasts. 19 For an event is to the sons of man, and an event is to the beasts, even one event is to them; as the death of this, so is the death of that; and one spirit is to all, and the advantage of man above the beast is nothing, for the whole is vanity. 20 The whole are going unto one place, the whole have been from the dust, and the whole are turning back unto the dust. 21 Who knoweth the spirit of the sons of man that is going up on high, and the spirit of the beast that is going down below to the earth? 22 And I have seen that there is nothing better than that man rejoice in his works, for it is his portion; for who doth bring him in to look on that which is after him?

Matthew 6:33

33 but seek ye first the reign of God and His righteousness, and all these shall be added to you.

James 1:2-4

2 All joy count it, my brethren, when ye may fall into temptations manifold; 3 knowing that the proof of your faith doth work endurance, 4 and let the endurance have a perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire—in nothing lacking;

Proverbs 3:5

5 Trust unto Jehovah with all thy heart, And unto thine own understanding lean not.

Proverbs 3:13-18

13 O the happiness of a man who hath found wisdom, And of a man who bringeth forth understanding. 14 For better is her merchandise Than the merchandise of silver, And than gold—her increase. 15 Precious she is above rubies, And all thy pleasures are not comparable to her. 16 Length of days is in her right hand, In her left are wealth and honour. 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths are peace. 18 A tree of life she is to those laying hold on her, And whoso is retaining her is happy.

Proverbs 12:1-28

1 Whoso is loving instruction, is loving knowledge, And whoso is hating reproof is brutish.
2 The good bringeth forth favour from Jehovah, And the man of wicked devices He condemneth.
3 A man is not established by wickedness, And the root of the righteous is not moved.
4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, And as rottenness in his bones is one causing shame.
5 The thoughts of the righteous are justice, The counsels of the wicked—deceit.
6 The words of the wicked are : `Lay wait for blood,' And the mouth of the upright delivereth them.
7 Overthrow the wicked, and they are not, And the house of the righteous standeth.
8 According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted of heart becometh despised.
9 Better is the lightly esteemed who hath a servant, Than the self-honoured who lacketh bread.
10 The righteous knoweth the life of his beast, And the mercies of the wicked are cruel.
11 Whoso is tilling the ground is satisfied with bread, And whoso is pursuing vanities is lacking heart,
12 The wicked hath desired the net of evil doers, And the root of the righteous giveth.
13 In transgression of the lips is the snare of the wicked, And the righteous goeth out from distress.
14 From the fruit of the mouth is one satisfied with good, And the deed of man's hands returneth to him.
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, And whoso is hearkening to counsel is wise.
16 The fool—in a day is his anger known, And the prudent is covering shame.
17 Whoso uttereth faithfulness declareth righteousness, And a false witness—deceit.
18 A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, And the tongue of the wise is healing.
19 The lip of truth is established for ever, And for a moment—a tongue of falsehood.
20 Deceit is in the heart of those devising evil, And to those counselling peace is joy.
21 No iniquity is desired by the righteous, And the wicked have been full of evil.
22 An abomination to Jehovah are lying lips, And stedfast doers are his delight.
23 A prudent man is concealing knowledge, And the heart of fools proclaimeth folly.
24 The hand of the diligent ruleth, And slothfulness becometh tributary.
25 Sorrow in the heart of a man boweth down, And a good word maketh him glad.
26 The righteous searcheth his companion, And the way of the wicked causeth them to err.
27 The slothful roasteth not his hunting, And the wealth of a diligent man is precious.
28 In the path of righteousness is life, And in the way of that path is no death!

Proverbs 4:7

7 The first thing is wisdom—get wisdom, And with all thy getting get understanding.

Colossians 4:6

6 your word always in grace—with salt being seasoned—to know how it behoveth you to answer each one.

2 Timothy 3:1-17

1 And this know thou, that in the last days there shall come perilous times, 2 for men shall be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, evil-speakers, to parents disobedient, unthankful, unkind, 3 without natural affection, implacable, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, not lovers of those who are good, 4 traitors, heady, lofty, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, 5 having a form of piety, and its power having denied; and from these be turning away, 6 for of these there are those coming into the houses and leading captive the silly women, laden with sins, led away with desires manifold, 7 always learning, and never to a knowledge of truth able to come, 8 and, even as Jannes and Jambres stood against Moses, so also these do stand against the truth, men corrupted in mind, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they shall not advance any further, for their folly shall be manifest to all, as theirs also did become.
10 And thou—thou hast followed after my teaching, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, love, endurance, 11 the persecutions, the afflictions, that befell me in Antioch, in Iconium, in Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of all the Lord did deliver me, 12 and all also who will to live piously in Christ Jesus shall be persecuted, 13 and evil men and impostors shall advance to the worse, leading astray and being led astray. 14 And thou—be remaining in the things which thou didst learn and wast entrusted with, having known from whom thou didst learn, 15 and because from a babe the Holy Writings thou hast known, which are able to make thee wise—to salvation, through faith that is in Christ Jesus; 16 every Writing is God-breathed, and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for setting aright, for instruction that is in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be fitted—for every good work having been completed.

Proverbs 17:27

27 One acquainted with knowledge is sparing his words, And the cool of temper is a man of understanding.

Proverbs 2:2-5

2 To cause thine ear to attend to wisdom, Thou inclinest thy heart to understanding, 3 For, if for intelligence thou callest, For understanding givest forth thy voice, 4 If thou dost seek her as silver, And as hid treasures searchest for her, 5 Then understandest thou fear of Jehovah, And knowledge of God thou findest.

Psalms 119:130

130 The opening of Thy words enlighteneth, Instructing the simple.

Proverbs 14:29

29 Whoso is slow to anger is of great understanding, And whoso is short in temper is exalting folly.

Proverbs 18:2

2 A fool delighteth not in understanding, But—in uncovering his heart.

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