Surely extortion makes the wise man foolish; and a bribe destroys the understanding.
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.
Yes also, when the fool walks by the way, his understanding fails him, and he says to everyone that he is a fool.
by which, when you read, you can perceive my understanding in the mystery of Christ;
being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their hearts;
and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all kinds of workmanship,
He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of workmanship;
"Bezalel and Oholiab shall work with every wise-hearted man, in whom the LORD has put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all the work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD has commanded."
by your wisdom and by your understanding you have gotten yourself riches, and have gotten gold and silver into your treasures;
Prostitution, wine, and new wine take away understanding.
I will not punish your daughters when they play the prostitute, nor your brides when they commit adultery; because the men consort with prostitutes, and they sacrifice with the shrine prostitutes; so the people without understanding will come to ruin.
"Ephraim is like an easily deceived dove, without understanding. They call to Egypt. They go to Assyria.
Now they sin more and more, and have made themselves molten images of their silver, even idols according to their own understanding, all of them the work of the craftsmen. They say of them, 'They offer human sacrifice and kiss the calves.'
For he has said, "By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I have understanding: and I have removed the boundaries of the peoples, and have robbed their treasures. Like a valiant man I have brought down their rulers.
The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.
When its boughs are withered, they will be broken off. The women will come and set them on fire, for they are a people of no understanding. Therefore he who made them will not have compassion on them, and he who formed them will show them no favor.
therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men will perish, and the understanding of their prudent men will be hidden."
You turn things upside down! Should the potter be thought to be like clay; that the thing made should say about him who made it, "He didn't make me;" or the thing formed say of him who formed it, "He has no understanding?"
They also who err in spirit will come to understanding, and those who grumble will receive instruction."
Who did he take counsel with, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding?
Haven't you known? Haven't you heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, doesn't faint. He isn't weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
No one thinks, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, "I have burned part of it in the fire. Yes, I have also baked bread on its coals. I have roasted meat and eaten it. Shall I make the rest of it into an abomination? Shall I bow down to a tree trunk?"
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good conduct that his deeds are done in gentleness of wisdom.
I will give you shepherds according to my heart, who shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
"For my people are foolish, they don't know me. They are foolish children, and they have no understanding. They are skillful in doing evil, but to do good they have no knowledge."
'Hear now this, foolish people, and without understanding; who have eyes, and don't see; who have ears, and don't hear:
but let him who glories glory in this, that he has understanding, and knows me, that I am the LORD who exercises loving kindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says the LORD.
He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding has he stretched out the heavens:
He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding has he stretched out the heavens:
But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Yes, who doesn't know such things as these?
With aged men is wisdom, in length of days understanding.
"With God is wisdom and might. He has counsel and understanding.
He removes the speech of those who are trusted, and takes away the understanding of the elders.
He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.
For you have hidden their heart from understanding, Therefore you shall not exalt them.
I have heard the reproof which puts me to shame. The spirit of my understanding answers me.
He stirs up the sea with his power, and by his understanding he strikes through Rahab.
"But where shall wisdom be found? Where is the place of understanding?
Where then does wisdom come from? Where is the place of understanding?
To man he said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. To depart from evil is understanding.'"
But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.
"Therefore listen to me, you men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness, from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.
"If now you have understanding, hear this. Listen to the voice of my words.
Men of understanding will tell me, yes, every wise man who hears me:
"Behold, God is mighty, and doesn't despise anyone. He is mighty in strength of understanding.
"Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding.
Who has put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who has given understanding to the mind?
because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding.
We know that the Son of God has come, and has given us an understanding, that we know him who is true, and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
In that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit, and said, "I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight."
He said to them, "Are you thus without understanding also? Don't you perceive that whatever goes into the man from outside can't defile him,
and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."
At that time, Jesus answered, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you hid these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to infants.
Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly, both men and women, and all who could hear with understanding, on the first day of the seventh month.
The rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the Nethinim, and all those who had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, everyone who had knowledge, and understanding--
All the men of your alliance have brought you on your way, even to the border. The men who were at peace with you have deceived you, and prevailed against you. Friends who eat your bread lay a snare under you. There is no understanding in him."
"Won't I in that day," says the LORD, "destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mountain of Esau?
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.
to know wisdom and instruction; to discern the words of understanding;
that the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; that the man of understanding may attain to sound counsel:
So as to turn your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;
Yes, if you call out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding;
For the LORD gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
Discretion will watch over you. Understanding will keep you,
So you will find favor, and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and don't lean on your own understanding.
Happy is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gets understanding.
By wisdom the LORD founded the earth. By understanding, he established the heavens.
Listen, sons, to a father's instruction. Pay attention and know understanding;
Get wisdom. Get understanding. Don't forget, neither swerve from the words of my mouth.
Wisdom is supreme. Get wisdom. Yes, though it costs all your possessions, get understanding.
My son, pay attention to my wisdom. Turn your ear to my understanding:
He who commits adultery with a woman is void of understanding. He who does it destroys his own soul.
Tell wisdom, "You are my sister." Call understanding your relative,
I saw among the simple ones. I discerned among the youths a young man void of understanding,
Doesn't wisdom cry out? Doesn't understanding raise her voice?
You simple, understand prudence. You fools, be of an understanding heart.
Counsel and sound knowledge are mine. I have understanding and power.
"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" As for him who is void of understanding, she says to him,
Leave your simple ways, and live. Walk in the way of understanding."
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
"Whoever is simple, let him turn in here." as for him who is void of understanding, she says to him,
Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has discernment, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.
The lips of the righteous feed many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.
It is a fool's pleasure to do wickedness, but wisdom is a man of understanding's pleasure.
One who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding holds his peace.
He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he who chases fantasies is void of understanding.
Good understanding wins favor; but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a quick temper displays folly.
Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, and is even made known in the inward part of fools.
The heart of one who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.
Folly is joy to one who is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding keeps his way straight.
He who refuses correction despises his own soul, but he who listens to reproof gets understanding.
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! Yes, to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, but the punishment of fools is their folly.
A rebuke enters deeper into one who has understanding than a hundred lashes into a fool.
Why is there money in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, since he has no understanding?
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