Bible verses about "understanding" | MLV

Proverbs 20:5

5 Purpose in the heart of man is deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-22

1 There is a season for everything and a time for every purpose under heaven:
2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up what 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 tear 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 for war and a time for peace.
9 What profit has he who works in that in which he labors? 10 I have seen the tasks which God has given to the sons of men to be humbled by it.
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time.
Also he has set the everlasting in their heart, yet so that man cannot find out the work that God has done from the beginning even to the end.
12 I know that there is nothing better for them, than to rejoice and to do good as long as they live. 13 And also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy good in all his labor. It is the gift of God. 14 I know that, whatever God does, it will be forever. Nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it. And God has done it that men should fear before him.
15 What is, has been long ago and what is to be, has long ago been. And God seeks again what has passed away.
16 And moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.
17 I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous man and the wicked man, because there is a time for every purpose and for every work there.
18 I said in my heart, It is because of the sons of men, that God may prove them and that they may see that they themselves are beasts.
19 Because what befalls the sons of men befalls beasts, even one thing befalls them; as the one dies, so dies the other. Yes, they all have one breath and man has no preeminence above the beasts; because all is vanity.
20 All go to one place. All are from the dust and all turn to dust again. 21 Who knows the spirit of man, whether it goes upward and the spirit of the beast, whether it goes downward to the earth?
22 Therefore I saw that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his works, because that is his portion. Because who will bring him back to see what will be after him?

Matthew 6:33

33 But first seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

James 1:2-4

2 My brethren, deem it with all joy, whenever you fall into various temptations, 3 knowing that the proving of your faith is working out endurance. 4 But let endurance have its completed work, in order that you may be complete and whole, deficient in nothing.

Proverbs 3:5

5 Trust in Jehovah with all your heart and do not lean upon your own understanding.

Proverbs 3:13-18

13 The man who finds wisdom is fortunate, and the man who gets understanding. 14 Because the gain of it is better than the gain of silver and the profit of it than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies and none of the things you can desire are to be compared to her.
16 Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand are riches and honor. 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness and all her paths are peace. 18 She is a tree of life to those who lay hold upon her. And everyone who retains her is fortunate.

Proverbs 12:1-28

1 He who loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.
2 A good man will obtain favor of Jehovah, but he will condemn a man of wicked devices.
3 A man will not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will not be moved.
4 A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, but she who makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
5 The thoughts of the righteous are just. The counsels of the wicked are deceit.
6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
7 The wicked are overthrown and are not, but the house of the righteous will stand.
8 A man will be commended according to his wisdom, but he who is of a perverse heart will be despised.
9 Better is he who is lightly esteemed and has a servant, than he who honors himself and lacks bread.
10 A righteous man regards the life of his beast, but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
11 He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, but he who pursues vanities is void of understanding.
12 A wicked man desires the net of evil men, but the root of the righteous gives.
13 A wicked man is snared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous will come out of trouble.
14 A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth and the actions of a man's hands will be rendered to him.
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise listens to counsel.
16 A fool's anger is instantly known, but a prudent man conceals shame.
17 He who breathes-out truth shows forth righteousness, but a false witness, deceit.
18 There is he who speaks rashly like the stabs of a sword, but the tongue of the wise is health.
19 The lips of truth will be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but joy is to the counselors of peace.
21 There will no mischief happen to a righteous man, but the wicked will be filled with evil.
22 Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah, but those who deal truly are his delight.
23 A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.
24 The hand of the diligent will rule, but the slothful will be put under forced-labor.
25 Heaviness in the heart of a man makes it droop, but a good word makes it glad.
26 A righteous man is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked makes them go-astray.
27 The slothful man roasts not what he took in hunting, but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
28 Life is in the way of righteousness and in the pathway of it there is no death.

Proverbs 4:7

7 Wisdom is the principal thing. Get wisdom, yes, get understanding with all your substance.

Colossians 4:6

6 Let your speech always be in gratitude, having been seasoned in salt, that you may know how it is essential for you to answer each one.

2 Timothy 3:1-17

1 But know this, that grievous times will be present in the last days. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, money-lovers, braggarts, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 cold-hearted, implacable, slanderers, with no self-control, untamed, not lovers of good, 4 betrayers, rash, having been puffed up, loving sensual-delights rather than loving God; 5 holding to a form of godliness, but having denied its power. Now turn yourself away from these people. 6 For out of these people are those who are sneaking into houses and capturing immature women, who have been piled up with sins and are led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never being able to come to the full knowledge of the truth. 8 Now in the manner that Jannes and Jambres stood against Moses so also, are these standing against the truth. Men having been utterly corrupted in their mind, unapproved concerning the faith. 9 But they will be progressing no more-than this. For their mindlessness will be obvious to all people, as that of those men also became.
10 But you have followed closely my teaching, my lead, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, my endurance, 11 my persecutions and my sufferings, such-as happened to me in Antioch, in Iconium, and in Lystra. I underwent many persecutions such-as these, and the Lord rescued me out of all of them. \ulnone\nosupersub 12 But even all who wish to live devoutly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 13 But evil men and impostors will be progressing from bad on to worse, misleading and being misled. 14 But you, abide in the things which you have learned and were entrusted with, knowing from whom you learned them. 15 And you have known, that from a baby, the sacred Scriptures which are able to make you wise to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All Scripture is God breathed and is profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for education which is in righteousness, 17 in order that the man of God may be equipped, having been utterly equipped for every good work.

Proverbs 17:27

27 He who spares his words has knowledge and he who is of a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

Proverbs 2:2-5

2 so as to incline your ear to wisdom and apply your heart to understanding, 3 because, if you cry after discernment and lift up your voice for understanding, 4 if you seek her as silver and search for her as for hidden treasures, 5 then you will understand the fear of Jehovah and find the knowledge of God.

Psalms 119:130

130 The opening of your words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple.

Proverbs 14:29

29 He who is slow to anger is of great understanding, but he who is hasty of spirit exalts folly.

Proverbs 18:2

2 A fool has no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may reveal itself.

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