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Want to know what the Bible says about Understanding? Here are 126 Bible verses about Understanding from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 18:2 NIV
Fools find no pleasure in understanding
    but delight in airing their own opinions.
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Proverbs 14:29 NIV
Whoever is patient has great understanding,
    but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
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Proverbs 2:2-5 NIV
2 turning your ear to wisdom
    and applying your heart to understanding
3 indeed, if you call out for insight
    and cry aloud for understanding,
4 and if you look for it as for silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.
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Proverbs 17:27 NIV
The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint,
    and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.
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Proverbs 3:5 NIV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
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Colossians 4:6 NIV
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
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Proverbs 4:7 NIV
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
    Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
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Proverbs 20:5 NIV
The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters,
    but one who has insight draws them out.
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James 1:2-4 NIV
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
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2 Timothy 2:7 NIV
Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.
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Matthew 6:33 NIV
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
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Job 28:28 NIV
And he said to the human race,
    “The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,
    and to shun evil is understanding.”
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Philippians 4:19 NIV
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
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1 Corinthians 2:12 NIV
What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.
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Ephesians 4:18 NIV
They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.
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Jeremiah 9:23-24 NIV
23 This is what the Lord says:
“Let not the wise boast of their wisdom
    or the strong boast of their strength
    or the rich boast of their riches,
24 but let the one who boasts boast about this:
    that they have the understanding to know me,
that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness,
    justice and righteousness on earth,
    for in these I delight,”
declares the Lord.
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Philippians 4:7 NIV
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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1 Peter 3:7 NIV
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
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2 Timothy 3:16 NIV
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
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Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.
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