Verb · A primitive root

A primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), i.e.(generally) understand:—attend, consider, be cunning, diligently, direct, discern, eloquent, feel, inform, instruct, have intelligence, know, look well to, mark, perceive, be prudent, regard, (can) skill(-full), teach, think, (cause, make to, get, give, have) understand(-ing), view, (deal) wise(-ly, man).


  1. to discern, understand, consider
    1. (Qal)
      1. to perceive, discern
      2. to understand, know (with the mind)
      3. to observe, mark, give heed to, distinguish, consider
      4. to have discernment, insight, understanding
    2. (Niphal) to be discerning, intelligent, discreet, have understanding
    3. (Hiphil)
      1. to understand
      2. to cause to understand, give understanding, teach
    4. (Hithpolel) to show oneself discerning or attentive, consider diligently
    5. (Polel) to teach, instruct
  2. (TWOT) prudent, regard

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Genesis 41:39

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Deuteronomy 32:10


howling wilderness The wilderness Israel fled into after they left Egypt.

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Job 15:9

What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us?

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Job 23:8

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