Definitions of know
showing or suggesting that one has knowledge or awareness that is secret or known to only a few people.
a knowing smile
significant meaningful eloquent expressive suggestive arch sly mischievous impish teasing playful
the state of being aware or informed.
As you can see the Vedic way of knowing suggests that knowledge is an intrinsic feature of the soul.
be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information.
most people know that CFCs can damage the ozone layer
be aware realize be conscious be informed notice perceive see sense recognize be clued in savvy
Examples of knowing
Over his shoulder I could see Dan watching me with a knowing smile, and I felt myself turn a darker shade of red.
Synonyms of know
significant sophisticated deliberate knowledgeable well-read wise intentional
be aware have knowledge of be familiar with be acquainted with experience distinguish recognize bed cognise
The Unknown Day And Hour
36 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. 37 "For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. 38 "For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 "Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. 41 "Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left. 42 "Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. 43 "But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 44 "For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.
32 "But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. 33 "Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come. 34 "It is like a man away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert. 35 "Therefore, be on the alert--for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning-- 36 in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep. 37 "What I say to you I say to all, 'Be on the alert!'"
God, All knowing
"All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.
even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
1 Corinthians 2:10-11
For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.
Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, Or as His counselor has informed Him? With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding? And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge And informed Him of the way of understanding?
"Can anyone teach God knowledge, In that He judges those on high?
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, OR WHO BECAME HIS COUNSELOR?
1 Corinthians 2:16
For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.
"But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
"Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.
Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing.
"The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.
"Do you know how God establishes them, And makes the lightning of His cloud to shine? "Do you know about the layers of the thick clouds, The wonders of one perfect in knowledge,
"It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.
"But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
"But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority;
2 Corinthians 12:2-4
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago--whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows--such a man was caught up to the third heaven. And I know how such a man--whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows-- was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak.
"For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, And He sees all his steps.
"He provides them with security, and they are supported; And His eyes are on their ways.
"Does He not see my ways And number all my steps?
The LORD looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men; From His dwelling place He looks out On all the inhabitants of the earth, He who fashions the hearts of them all, He who understands all their works.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.
"Can a man hide himself in hiding places So I do not see him?" declares the LORD "Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?" declares the LORD.
"So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.
"Do not worry then, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear for clothing?' "For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
"And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying. "For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things.
1 Chronicles 28:9
"As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
If we had forgotten the name of our God Or extended our hands to a strange god, Would not God find this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.
O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar.
"I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds.
Then the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and He said to me, "Say, 'Thus says the LORD, "So you think, house of Israel, for I know your thoughts.
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
"For My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from My face, nor is their iniquity concealed from My eyes.
If I sin, then You would take note of me, And would not acquit me of my guilt.
O God, it is You who knows my folly, And my wrongs are not hidden from You.
"Although you wash yourself with lye And use much soap, The stain of your iniquity is before Me," declares the Lord GOD.
And they do not consider in their hearts That I remember all their wickedness Now their deeds are all around them; They are before My face.
For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are great, You who distress the righteous and accept bribes And turn aside the poor in the gate.
Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, 'My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure';
"Behold, the former things have come to pass, Now I declare new things; Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you."
'Who is like Me? Let him proclaim and declare it; Yes, let him recount it to Me in order, From the time that I established the ancient nation. And let them declare to them the things that are coming And the events that are going to take place.
"However, there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will take place in the latter days This was your dream and the visions in your mind while on your bed.
this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death.
"But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.
"For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur.
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations."
God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew Or do you not know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel?
1 Peter 1:2
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.
Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You know it all.
"But I know that the king of Egypt will not permit you to go, except under compulsion.
"Then it shall come about, when many evils and troubles have come upon them, that this song will testify before them as a witness (for it shall not be forgotten from the lips of their descendants); for I know their intent which they are developing today, before I have brought them into the land which I swore."
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
1 Samuel 2:3
"Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed.
"There is no darkness or deep shadow Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. "For He does not need to consider a man further, That he should go before God in judgment.
on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men's hearts; and then each man's praise will come to him from God.
2 Timothy 2:19
Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness."
and he spoke to Korah and all his company, saying, "Tomorrow morning the LORD will show who is His, and who is holy, and will bring him near to Himself; even the one whom He will choose, He will bring near to Himself.
Then Moses said to the LORD, "See, You say to me, 'Bring up this people!' But You Yourself have not let me know whom You will send with me Moreover, You have said, 'I have known you by name, and you have also found favor in My sight.'
"But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
"I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me,
But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?
1 John 3:19-20
We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things.
'I know your deeds Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.
The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Watching the evil and the good.
The LORD is in His holy temple; the LORD'S throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.
But, O LORD of hosts, who judges righteously, Who tries the feelings and the heart, Let me see Your vengeance on them, For to You have I committed my cause.
Yet, O LORD of hosts, You who test the righteous, Who see the mind and the heart; Let me see Your vengeance on them; For to You I have set forth my cause.
All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives.
Every man's way is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts.
If you say, "See, we did not know this," Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his work?
and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees"; for she said, "Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?"
The LORD said, "I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings.
"How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who are grumbling against Me? I have heard the complaints of the sons of Israel, which they are making against Me.
"For the LORD your God has blessed you in all that you have done; He has known your wanderings through this great wilderness These forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have not lacked a thing."'
1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
2 Samuel 7:20
"Again what more can David say to You? For You know Your servant, O Lord GOD!
1 Kings 8:39
then hear in heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive and act and render to each according to all his ways, whose heart You know, for You alone know the hearts of all the sons of men,
2 Kings 19:27
'But I know your sitting down, And your going out and your coming in, And your raging against Me.
1 Chronicles 29:17
"Since I know, O my God, that You try the heart and delight in uprightness, I, in the integrity of my heart, have willingly offered all these things; so now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here, make their offerings willingly to You.
2 Chronicles 16:9
"For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this. Indeed, from now on you will surely have wars."
"Then You performed signs and wonders against Pharaoh, Against all his servants and all the people of his land; For You knew that they acted arrogantly toward them, And made a name for Yourself as it is this day.
"For He knows false men, And He sees iniquity without investigating.
"With Him are wisdom and might; To Him belong counsel and understanding.
"He reveals mysteries from the darkness And brings the deep darkness into light.
"You say, 'What does God know? Can He judge through the thick darkness? 'Clouds are a hiding place for Him, so that He cannot see; And He walks on the vault of heaven.'
"Why are times not stored up by the Almighty, And why do those who know Him not see His days?
"Naked is Sheol before Him, And Abaddon has no covering.
"He hews out channels through the rocks, And his eye sees anything precious.
"For He looks to the ends of the earth And sees everything under the heavens.
"For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, And He sees all his steps. "There is no darkness or deep shadow Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
"Therefore He knows their works, And He overthrows them in the night, And they are crushed.
"For truly my words are not false; One who is perfect in knowledge is with you.
"Do you know about the layers of the thick clouds, The wonders of one perfect in knowledge,
"I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.
He says to himself, "God has forgotten; He has hidden His face; He will never see it."
The LORD knows the days of the blameless, And their inheritance will be forever.
Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.
Would not God find this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.
He rules by His might forever; His eyes keep watch on the nations; Let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.
You know my reproach and my shame and my dishonor; All my adversaries are before You.
They say, "How does God know? And is there knowledge with the Most High?"
How great are Your works, O LORD! Your thoughts are very deep.
He who planted the ear, does He not hear? He who formed the eye, does He not see? He who chastens the nations, will He not rebuke, Even He who teaches man knowledge? The LORD knows the thoughts of man, That they are a mere breath.
For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.
O LORD, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; The earth is full of Your possessions.
I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies, For all my ways are before You.
He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep.
To Him who made the heavens with skill, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.read more.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it.
Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day Darkness and light are alike to You.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, You knew my path In the way where I walk They have hidden a trap for me.
He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite.
The LORD by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens. By His knowledge the deeps were broken up And the skies drip with dew.
For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He watches all his paths.
Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD, How much more the hearts of men!
The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the LORD tests hearts.
This also comes from the LORD of hosts, Who has made His counsel wonderful and His wisdom great.
Woe to those who deeply hide their plans from the LORD, And whose deeds are done in a dark place, And they say, "Who sees us?" or "Who knows us?" You turn things around! Shall the potter be considered as equal with the clay, That what is made would say to its maker, "He did not make me"; Or what is formed say to him who formed it, "He has no understanding"?
"But I know your sitting down And your going out and your coming in And your raging against Me.
Why do you say, O Jacob, and assert, O Israel, "My way is hidden from the LORD, And the justice due me escapes the notice of my God"? Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired His understanding is inscrutable.
"Who has performed and accomplished it, Calling forth the generations from the beginning? 'I, the LORD, am the first, and with the last I am He.'"
"For the sake of Jacob My servant, And Israel My chosen one, I have also called you by your name; I have given you a title of honor Though you have not known Me.
Therefore I declared them to you long ago, Before they took place I proclaimed them to you, So that you would not say, 'My idol has done them, And my graven image and my molten image have commanded them.' "You have heard; look at all this. And you, will you not declare it? I proclaim to you new things from this time, Even hidden things which you have not known.
"For I know their works and their thoughts; the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory.
O LORD, do not Your eyes look for truth? You have smitten them, But they did not weaken; You have consumed them, But they refused to take correction They have made their faces harder than rock; They have refused to repent.
Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? Indeed it is Your due! For among all the wise men of the nations And in all their kingdoms, There is none like You.
great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men, giving to everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds;
It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom, And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens.
Then He said to me, "The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is very, very great, and the land is filled with blood and the city is full of perversion; for they say, 'The LORD has forsaken the land, and the LORD does not see!'
Daniel said, "Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, For wisdom and power belong to Him.