Understanding See also Knowledge; Truth; Wisdom To gain a knowledge of or to perceive the meaning of some truth, including its application to life. Lean not unto thine own understanding, Prov. 3:5. With all thy getting get understanding, Prov. 4:7. Jesus spoke in parables and some did not understand, Matt. 13:12–17. The Lord opened their understanding, Luke 24:45. If ye cannot understand these words, it will be because ye ask not, 2 Ne. 32:4 (3 Ne. 17:3). The records were preserved so that we might read and understand, Mosiah 1:2–5. Because of their unbelief, they could not understand the word of God, Mosiah 26:3. They were men of a sound understanding, Alma 17:2–3. The word beginneth to enlighten my understanding, Alma 32:28. Let us reason together that ye may understand, D&C 50:10–12, 19–23. Parents must teach their children to understand, D&C 68:25. The works and mysteries of God can only be understood by the Holy Spirit, D&C 76:114–116. Satan seeks to turn men’s hearts from understanding, D&C 78:10. The Light of Christ quickens our understandings, D&C 88:11.