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bible verses about understanding

Understanding God’s Word:

  • Psalm 119:105 – “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
  • Psalm 119:130 – “The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.”
  • John 14:26 – “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
  • Proverbs 9:10 – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
  • Psalm 119:24 – “Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.”

Understanding God’s Ways:

  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
  • Isaiah 55:8 – “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.”
  • Nahum 1:7 – “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.”
  • Daniel 2:22 – “He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.”
  • Jeremiah 29:13 – “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Understanding God’s Will:

  • Ephesians 5:17 – “Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”
  • Romans 12:2 – “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
  • Psalm 20:4 – “May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.”
  • Isaiah 58:11 – “The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”
  • Proverbs 16:9 – “In their hearts, humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”

Understanding God’s Character:

  • Psalm 103:8 – “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.”
  • Psalm 86:15 – “But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.”
  • Psalm 145:8 – “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.”
  • Psalm 107:1 – “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
  • Psalm 145:17 – “The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does.”

Understanding Others:

  • Proverbs 19:11 – “A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.”
  • Proverbs 15:1 – “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
  • Colossians 3:12 – “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”
  • Philippians 2:3 – “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”
  • Ephesians 4:32 – “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Understanding Life’s Challenges:

  • James 1:2-3 – “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
  • Romans 8:28 – “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
  • Isaiah 40:29 – “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9 – “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
  • Psalm 34:18 – “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”