Bible verses about "understanding" | EJ2000

Proverbs 20:5

5 ¶ Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, but a man of intelligence will draw it out.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-22

1 ¶ For all things there is a season, and every will under the heaven has its time determined. 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 a time to kill, 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 dance; 5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, 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 profit does the one that works have in that in which he labours? 10 I have seen the travail which God has given to the sons of men that they may be occupied in it. 11 ¶ He has made every thing beautiful in his time: even the world he has given over to their will, in such a way that no man can attain to this work that God makes from the beginning to the end. 12 I have learned that there is nothing better for them, but to rejoice and to do good in his life. 13 And also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labour; it is the gift of God. 14 I have understood that whatever God does, it shall be for ever; nothing can be added to it, nor any thing taken from it because God does it that men should fear before him. 15 That which has been is now, and that which is to be has already been and God shall seek that which is past. 16 ¶ And moreover I saw under the sun that instead of judgment, there was wickedness; and instead of righteousness, that iniquity was there. 17 I said in my heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time determined to judge every will and regarding everything that is done. 18 I said in my heart concerning the estate of the sons of men that God might manifest them and that they might see that they themselves are beasts one to another. 19 For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even one thing befalls them: as the one dies, so dies the other; and they all have one breath; so that a man has no more breath than a beast: for all is vanity. 20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all shall turn to dust again. 21 Who knows that the spirit of the sons of men goes upward and that the spirit of the beast goes downward to the earth? 22 Therefore I perceive that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion; for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

Matthew 6:33

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

James 1:2-4

2 ¶ My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into diverse trials, 3 knowing that the proving of your faith works patience, 4 and the patience finishes the work, that ye may be perfect and entire, not lacking in anything.

Proverbs 3:5

5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Proverbs 3:13-18

13 ¶ Blessed is the man that has found wisdom and who brings to light intelligence, 14 for the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver and the fruits thereof more than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than precious stones, and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. 16 Length of days is in her right hand and in her left hand riches and honour. 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. 18 She is a tree of life to those that lay hold upon her, and blessed is every one that retains her.

Proverbs 12:1-28

1 ¶ Whosoever loves chastening loves knowledge, but he that hates reproof is carnal. 2 ¶ The good man shall attain the favour of the LORD, but the man of wicked thoughts he will condemn. 3 ¶ Man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4 ¶ The virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, but she that makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5 ¶ The thoughts of the righteous are upright, but the astuteness of the wicked is deceit. 6 ¶ The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. 7 ¶ God shall overthrow the wicked, and they shall not be any longer, but the house of the righteous shall remain. 8 ¶ A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised. 9 ¶ He that despises himself and becomes a slave is better than he that honours himself and lacks bread. 10 ¶ The righteous is merciful even unto his beast, but the piety of the wicked is cruel. 11 ¶ He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread, but he that follows vain persons is void of understanding. 12 ¶ The wicked desires the net of evil men, but the root of the righteous shall yield fruit. 13 ¶ The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips, but the just shall come out of the tribulation. 14 ¶ Man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompense of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him. 15 ¶ The way of the fool is right in his own eyes, but he that hears counsel is wise. 16 ¶ A fool’s wrath is presently known, but he who covers the injury is sane. 17He that speaks truth shows forth righteousness, but a false witness, deceit. 18 ¶ There are those that speak like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise is medicine. 19 ¶ The lip of truth shall be established for ever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment. 20 ¶ Deceit is in the heart of those whose thoughts are evil, but joy in that of those whose thoughts are good. 21 ¶ No iniquity shall overtake the righteous: but the wicked shall be filled with evil. 22 ¶ Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but the workers of the truth are his delight. 23 ¶ The sane man conceals his wisdom: but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness. 24 ¶ The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the negligent shall be under tribute. 25 ¶ Heaviness in the heart of man makes it stoop: but a good word makes it glad. 26 ¶ The righteous causes his neighbour to consider: but the way of the wicked causes them to err. 27 ¶ The deceitful man does not even roast that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious. 28 ¶ In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

Proverbs 4:7

7 Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Colossians 4:6

6 Let your word be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer each one.

2 Timothy 3:1-17

1 ¶ This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For there shall be men who are lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, evil speakers, disobedient to their parents, unthankful, impure, 3 without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, without temperance, without meekness, without goodness, 4 traitors, rash, puffed up, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are those who creep into houses and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with various lusts, 7 ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 And in the manner that Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth, men of corrupt understanding, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall not prevail, for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as that of those also was. 10 ¶ But thou hast fully known my doctrine, conduct, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra, persecutions I have endured, and the Lord delivered me out of them all. 12 And all that desire to live godly in Christ Jesus shall also suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and in that which has been entrusted unto thee, knowing of whom thou hast learned them, 15 and that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto saving health by the faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Proverbs 17:27

27 ¶ He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Proverbs 2:2-5

2 so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom and apply thine heart to intelligence, 3 yea, if thou criest for understanding and givest thy voice unto intelligence, 4 if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hid treasures, 5 then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.

Psalms 119:130

130 ¶ The exposition of thy words gives light; it gives understanding unto the simple.

Proverbs 14:29

29 ¶ He that is slow to wrath is of great intelligence, but he that is short of spirit exalts folly.

Proverbs 18:2

2 ¶ A fool has no delight in understanding, but in that which his own heart discovers.

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