Bible Study Topic: God's Knowledge
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She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "I have now seen the One who sees me."
Genesis Chapter 16: Verse 13
The LORD said, "I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering.
Exodus Chapter 3: Verse 7
"How long will this wicked community grumble against me? I have heard the complaints of these grumbling Israelites.
Numbers Chapter 14: Verse 27
The LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey through this vast desert. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you, and you have not lacked anything.
Deuteronomy Chapter 2: Verse 7
And when many disasters and difficulties come upon them, this song will testify against them, because it will not be forgotten by their descendants. I know what they are disposed to do, even before I bring them into the land I promised them on oath."
Deuteronomy Chapter 31: Verse 21
"Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed.
1 Samuel Chapter 2: Verse 3
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
1 Samuel Chapter 16: Verse 7
"What more can David say to you? For you know your servant, O Sovereign LORD.
2 Samuel Chapter 7: Verse 20
then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive and act; deal with each man according to all he does, since you know his heart (for you alone know the hearts of all men),
1 Kings Chapter 8: Verse 39
" 'But I know where you stay and when you come and go and how you rage against me.
2 Kings Chapter 19: Verse 27
"And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.
1 Chronicles Chapter 28: Verse 9
I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things have I given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.
1 Chronicles Chapter 29: Verse 17
For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war."
2 Chronicles Chapter 16: Verse 9
You sent miraculous signs and wonders against Pharaoh, against all his officials and all the people of his land, for you knew how arrogantly the Egyptians treated them. You made a name for yourself, which remains to this day.
Nehemiah Chapter 9: Verse 10
Surely he recognizes deceitful men; and when he sees evil, does he not take note?
Job Chapter 11: Verse 11
"To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his.
Job Chapter 12: Verse 13
He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings deep shadows into the light.
Job Chapter 12: Verse 22
"Can anyone teach knowledge to God, since he judges even the highest?
Job Chapter 21: Verse 22
Yet you say, 'What does God know? Does he judge through such darkness?
Thick clouds veil him, so he does not see us as he goes about in the vaulted heavens.'
Job Chapter 22: Verses 13 - 14
But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.
Job Chapter 23: Verse 10
"Why does the Almighty not set times for judgment? Why must those who know him look in vain for such days?
Job Chapter 24: Verse 1
He may let them rest in a feeling of security, but his eyes are on their ways.
Job Chapter 24: Verse 23
Death is naked before God; Destruction lies uncovered.
Job Chapter 26: Verse 6
He tunnels through the rock; his eyes see all its treasures.
Job Chapter 28: Verse 10
for he views the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.
Job Chapter 28: Verse 24
Does he not see my ways and count my every step?
Job Chapter 31: Verse 4
"His eyes are on the ways of men; he sees their every step.
There is no dark place, no deep shadow, where evildoers can hide.
Job Chapter 34: Verses 21 - 22
Because he takes note of their deeds, he overthrows them in the night and they are crushed.
Job Chapter 34: Verse 25
Be assured that my words are not false; one perfect in knowledge is with you.
Job Chapter 36: Verse 4
Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who is perfect in knowledge?
Job Chapter 37: Verse 16
"I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.
Job Chapter 42: Verse 2
For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
Psalms Chapter 1: Verse 6
O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure.
Psalms Chapter 7: Verse 9
He says to himself, "God has forgotten; he covers his face and never sees."
Psalms Chapter 10: Verse 11
The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes the sons of men; his eyes examine them.
Psalms Chapter 11: Verse 4
From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind;
from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth-
he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.
Psalms Chapter 33: Verses 13 - 15
The days of the blameless are known to the LORD, and their inheritance will endure forever.
Psalms Chapter 37: Verse 18
All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.
Psalms Chapter 38: Verse 9
would not God have discovered it, since he knows the secrets of the heart?
Psalms Chapter 44: Verse 21
He rules forever by his power, his eyes watch the nations, let not the rebellious rise up against him.
Psalms Chapter 66: Verse 7
You know how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you.
Psalms Chapter 69: Verse 19
They say, "How can God know? Does the Most High have knowledge?"
Psalms Chapter 73: Verse 11
How great are your works, O LORD, how profound your thoughts!
Psalms Chapter 92: Verse 5
Does he who implanted the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see?
Does he who disciplines nations not punish? Does he who teaches man lack knowledge?
The LORD knows the thoughts of man; he knows that they are futile.
Psalms Chapter 94: Verses 9 - 11
for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
Psalms Chapter 103: Verse 14
How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
Psalms Chapter 104: Verse 24
I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you. t Taw 169 May my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word.
Psalms Chapter 119: Verse 168
He will not let your foot slip, he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
Psalms Chapter 121: Verses 3 - 4
who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever.
Psalms Chapter 136: Verse 5
O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.
Psalms Chapter 139: Verses 1 - 4
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
Psalms Chapter 139: Verse 6
even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
Psalms Chapter 139: Verse 12
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Psalms Chapter 139: Verses 14 - 16
When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who know my way. In the path where I walk men have hidden a snare for me.
Psalms Chapter 142: Verse 3
He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
Psalms Chapter 147: Verses 4 - 5
By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place;
by his knowledge the deeps were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.
Proverbs Chapter 3: Verses 19 - 20
For a man's ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all his paths.
Proverbs Chapter 5: Verse 21
The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
Proverbs Chapter 15: Verse 3
Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD, how much more the hearts of men!
Proverbs Chapter 15: Verse 11
All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD.
Proverbs Chapter 16: Verse 2
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart.
Proverbs Chapter 17: Verse 3
If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?
Proverbs Chapter 24: Verse 12
All this also comes from the LORD Almighty, wonderful in counsel and magnificent in wisdom.
Isaiah Chapter 28: Verse 29
Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the LORD, who do their work in darkness and think, "Who sees us? Who will know?"
You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, "He did not make me"? Can the pot say of the potter, "He knows nothing"?
Isaiah Chapter 29: Verses 15 - 16
"But I know where you stay and when you come and go and how you rage against me.
Isaiah Chapter 37: Verse 28
Who has understood the mind of the LORD, or instructed him as his counselor?
Whom did the LORD consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge or showed him the path of understanding?
Isaiah Chapter 40: Verses 13 - 14
Why do you say, O Jacob, and complain, O Israel, "My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God"?
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
Isaiah Chapter 40: Verses 27 - 28
Who has done this and carried it through, calling forth the generations from the beginning? I, the LORD -with the first of them and with the last,I am he."
Isaiah Chapter 41: Verse 4
See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you."Song of Praise to the Lord
Isaiah Chapter 42: Verse 9
Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and lay out before me what has happened since I established my ancient people, and what is yet to come, yes, let him foretell what will come.
Isaiah Chapter 44: Verse 7
For the sake of Jacob my servant, of Israel my chosen, I summon you by name and bestow on you a title of honor, though you do not acknowledge me.
Isaiah Chapter 45: Verse 4
I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.
Isaiah Chapter 46: Verse 10
Therefore I told you these things long ago; before they happened I announced them to you so that you could not say, 'My idols did them; my wooden image and metal god ordained them.'
You have heard these things; look at them all. Will you not admit them? "From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you.
Isaiah Chapter 48: Verses 5 - 6
"And I, because of their actions and their imaginations, am about to come and gather all nations and tongues, and they will come and see my glory.
Isaiah Chapter 66: Verse 18
O LORD, do not your eyes look for truth? You struck them, but they felt no pain; you crushed them, but they refused correction. They made their faces harder than stone and refused to repent.
Jeremiah Chapter 5: Verse 3
Who should not revere you, O King of the nations? This is your due. Among all the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is no one like you.
Jeremiah Chapter 10: Verse 7
But, O LORD Almighty, you who judge righteously and test the heart and mind, let me see your vengeance upon them, for to you I have committed my cause.
Jeremiah Chapter 11: Verse 20
"I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve."
Jeremiah Chapter 17: Verse 10
Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?" declares the LORD. "Do not I fill heaven and earth?" declares the LORD.
Jeremiah Chapter 23: Verse 24
great are your purposes and mighty are your deeds. Your eyes are open to all the ways of men; you reward everyone according to his conduct and as his deeds deserve.
Jeremiah Chapter 32: Verse 19
"He made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
Jeremiah Chapter 51: Verse 15
He answered me, "The sin of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great; the land is full of bloodshed and the city is full of injustice. They say, 'The LORD has forsaken the land; the LORD does not see.'
Ezekiel Chapter 9: Verse 9
Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon me, and he told me to say: "This is what the LORD says: That is what you are saying, O house of Israel, but I know what is going through your mind.
Ezekiel Chapter 11: Verse 5
and said: "Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his.
Daniel Chapter 2: Verse 20
He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.
Daniel Chapter 2: Verse 22
but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries. He has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in days to come. Your dream and the visions that passed through your mind as you lay on your bed are these:
Daniel Chapter 2: Verse 28
He who forms the mountains, creates the wind, and reveals his thoughts to man, he who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth, the LORD God Almighty is his name.
Amos Chapter 4: Verse 13
Though they dig down to the depths of the grave, from there my hand will take them. Though they climb up to the heavens, from there I will bring them down.
Though they hide themselves on the top of Carmel, there I will hunt them down and seize them. Though they hide from me at the bottom of the sea, there I will command the serpent to bite them.
Though they are driven into exile by their enemies, there I will command the sword to slay them. I will fix my eyes upon them for evil and not for good."
Amos Chapter 9: Verses 2 - 4
so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.Prayer
Matthew Chapter 6: Verse 4
so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.Treasures in Heaven
Matthew Chapter 6: Verse 18
For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
Matthew Chapter 6: Verse 32
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny ? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.
And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Matthew Chapter 10: Verses 29 - 30
"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Matthew Chapter 24: Verse 36
He said to them, "You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of men, but God knows your hearts. What is highly valued among men is detestable in God's sight.Additional Teachings
Luke Chapter 16: Verse 15
Then they prayed, "Lord, you know everyone's heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen
Acts Chapter 1: Verse 24
This man was handed over to you by God's set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.
Acts Chapter 2: Verse 23
God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us.
Acts Chapter 15: Verse 8
And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.More Than Conquerors
Romans Chapter 8: Verse 27
For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
Romans Chapter 8: Verse 29
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!
"Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?"
Romans Chapter 11: Verses 33 - 34
For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.
1 Corinthians Chapter 1: Verse 25
No, we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.
1 Corinthians Chapter 2: Verse 7
and again, "The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile."
1 Corinthians Chapter 3: Verse 20
But the man who loves God is known by God.
1 Corinthians Chapter 8: Verse 3
But now that you know God,or rather are known by God,how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again?
Galatians Chapter 4: Verse 9
that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.
Ephesians Chapter 1: Verse 8
His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms,
Ephesians Chapter 3: Verse 10
On the contrary, we speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts.
1 Thessalonians Chapter 2: Verse 4
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Timothy Chapter 1: Verse 17
Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness."
2 Timothy Chapter 2: Verse 19
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.Jesus the Great High Priest
Hebrews Chapter 4: Verse 13
who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.Praise to God for a Living Hope
1 Peter Chapter 1: Verse 2
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
1 John Chapter 1: Verse 5
whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
1 John Chapter 3: Verse 20
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