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Understanding

Proverbs regarding accepting, being aware, following, grasping, interpreting, knowing, mastering, perceiveing, recognizing, seeing, understanding

  1. To learn wisdom and moral instruction, and to discern wise counsel.
    To receive moral instruction in skillful living, in righteousness, justice, and equity.
    To impart shrewdness to the morally naive, and a discerning plan to the young person.
    (Let the wise also hear and gain instruction, and let the discerning acquire guidance! )
    To discern the meaning of a proverb and a parable, the sayings of the wise and their riddles.

    Prov. 1:2-6 (read whole chapter)


  2. Discretion will protect you, understanding will guard you,

    Prov. 2:11 (read whole chapter)


  3. Do not let truth and mercy leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
    Then you will find favor and good understanding, in the sight of God and people.
    Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding.

    Prov. 3:3-5 (read whole chapter)


  4. Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who obtains understanding.

    Prov. 3:13 (read whole chapter)


  5. Acquire wisdom, acquire understanding; do not forget and do not turn aside from the words I speak.
    Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will guard you.
    Wisdom is supreme - so acquire wisdom, and whatever you acquire, acquire understanding!

    Prov. 4:5-7 (read whole chapter)


  6. My child, be attentive to my wisdom, pay close attention to my understanding,

    Prov. 5:1 (read whole chapter)


  7. Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice?

    Prov. 8:1 (read whole chapter)


  8. Abandon your foolish ways so that you may live, and proceed in the way of understanding."
    Whoever corrects a mocker is asking for insult; whoever reproves a wicked person receives abuse.
    Do not reprove a mocker or he will hate you; reprove a wise person and he will love you.
    Give instruction to a wise person, and he will become wiser still; teach a righteous person and he will add to his learning.
    The beginning of wisdom is to fear the LORD, and acknowledging the Holy One is understanding.

    Prov. 9:6-10 (read whole chapter)


  9. Carrying out a wicked scheme is enjoyable to a fool, and so is wisdom for the one who has discernment.

    Prov. 10:23 (read whole chapter)


  10. The one who denounces his neighbor lacks wisdom, but the one who has discernment keeps silent.

    Prov. 11:12 (read whole chapter)


  11. There is abundant food in the field of the poor, but it is swept away by injustice.

    Prov. 13:23 (read whole chapter)


  12. The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on folly.

    Prov. 15:14 (read whole chapter)


  13. A fool takes no pleasure in understanding but only in disclosing what is on his mind.

    Prov. 18:2 (read whole chapter)


  14. The one who acquires wisdom loves himself; the one who preserves understanding will prosper.

    Prov. 19:8 (read whole chapter)


  15. The ear that hears and the eye that sees - the LORD has made them both.

    Prov. 20:12 (read whole chapter)


  16. The one who wanders from the way of wisdom will end up in the company of the departed.

    Prov. 21:16 (read whole chapter)


  17. There is no wisdom and there is no understanding, and there is no counsel against the LORD.

    Prov. 21:30 (read whole chapter)


  18. Acquire truth and do not sell it - wisdom, and discipline, and understanding.

    Prov. 23:23 (read whole chapter)


  19. As in water the face is reflected as a face, so a person's heart reflects the person.

    Prov. 27:19 (read whole chapter)


  20. Evil people do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it all.

    Prov. 28:5 (read whole chapter)

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