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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Understand, Understood

Dictionaries :: Understand, Understood

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g4920 Greek: suniemi

Understand, Understood:

primarily, "to bring or set together," is used metaphorically of "perceiving, understanding, uniting" (sun), so to speak, the perception with what is perceived, e.g., Mat 13:13-15, 19, 23, 51; 15:10; 16:12; 17:13, and similar passages in Mark and Luke; Act 7:25 (twice); Act 28:26, 27; in Rom 3:11, the present participle, with the article, is used as a noun, lit., "there is not the understanding (one)," in a moral and spiritual sense; Rom 15:21; 2Cr 10:12, RV, "are (without) understanding," AV, "are (not) wise;" Eph 5:17, RV, "understand."
See CONSIDER, Note (2).

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g3539 Greek: noeo

Understand, Understood:

"to perceive with the mind," as distinct from perception by feeling, is so used in Mat 15:17, AV, "understand," RV, "perceive;" Mat 16:9, 11; 24:15 (here rather perhaps in the sense of considering) and parallels in Mark (not in Luke); Jhn 12:40; Rom 1:20; 1Ti 1:7; Hbr 11:3; in Eph 3:4, AV, "may understand" (RV, "can perceive"); Eph 3:20, "think;" 2Ti 2:7, "consider."
See CONSIDER, No. 4.

A-3 Verb Strong's Number: g1097 Greek: ginosko

Understand, Understood:

"to know, to come to know," is translated "to understand" in the AV in Mat 26:10; Jhn 8:27 (RV, "to perceive;") AV and RV in Jhn 8:43; 10:6; in Jhn 10:38, RV (in some texts pisteuo, AV, "believe"); AV and RV in Jhn 12:16; 13:7 RV, AV, "know" (see Note under KNOW, No. 2); Act 8:30; in Phl 1:12, AV, RV, "know" (in some texts, Act 24:11, AV).
See KNOW, No. 1.

A-4 Verb Strong's Number: g1987 Greek: epistamai

Understand, Understood:

"to know well," is rendered "to understand" in Mar 14:68; Jud 1:10, RV, 2nd clause (AV, "know").
See KNOW, No. 5.

A-5 Verb Strong's Number: g4441 Greek: punthanomai

Understand, Understood:

"to inquire," is rendered "to understand" in Act 23:34.

A-6 Verb Strong's Number: g1107 Greek: gnorizo

Understand, Understood:

"to make known," is rendered "I give... to understand" in 1Cr 12:3.
See KNOW, No. 8.

A-7 Verb Strong's Number: g50 Greek: agnoeo

Understand, Understood:

"to be ignorant," is rendered "they understood not" in Mar 9:32; Luk 9:45; in 2Pe 2:12, AV, RV, "they are ignorant of."
See IGNORANT, B, No. 1.


(1) In 1Cr 13:2, AV, oida, "to know, to perceive," is rendered "understand" (RV, "know"); so in 1Cr 14:16.

(2) For manthano, rendered "understand" in Act 23:27, AV, see LEARN, No. 1.

(3) In 1Cr 13:11, AV, phroneo, "to be minded," is rendered "I understood" (RV, "I felt").

(4) For parakoloutheo, Luk 1:3, AV, "have perfect understanding of," see TRACE.

B-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g2154 Greek: eusemos

Understand, Understood:

primarily denotes "conspicuous" or "glorious" (as in Psa 81:3, Sept.; EV, "solemn"), then, "distinct, clear to understanding," 1Cr 14:9, "easy to be understood" (AV, marg., "significant").

B-2 Adjective Strong's Number: g1425 Greek: dusnoetos

Understand, Understood:

"hard to be understood" (dus, a prefix like Eng., "mis-," or "un-," and A, No. 2), occurs in 2Pe 3:16.


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