78 occurrences in 37 translations

'Wise Man' in the Bible

"So now, let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and set him over the land of Egypt.

The Lord directed Moses, "Go down and warn the people not to break through to see the Lord; otherwise many of them will die.

You are not to be moved in your judging by a man's position, you are not to take rewards; for rewards make the eyes of the wise man blind, and the decisions of the upright false.

And Amnon hath a friend, and his name is Jonadab, son of Shimeah, David's brother, and Jonadab is a very wise man,

Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood.

And, with thee, in abundance, are workmen, hewers and carvers of stone and wood, - and every sort of wise man, in all manner of work:

Also Jonathan David's uncle was a counseller, a wise man, and a scribe: and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with the king's sons:

And now, send to me a wise man to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and knowing to grave gravings with the wise men who are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father prepared;

'And now, I have sent a wise man having understanding, of Huram my father,

And through the good hand of our God upon us, they brought us a wise man from among the children of Mahli the son of Levi the son of Israel, even Sherebiah, with his sons and brethren, eighteen;

Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?

Are you the first man that was born [the original wise man]? Or were you created before the hills?

But as for you all, come on now again; And I shall not find a wise man among you.

Can a man be profitable to God? surely it is unto himself that the wise man is profitable.

Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken unto me.

He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind. And a foolish man shall be servant to a wise man of heart.

A wise man doth all things with discretion; but a fool will declare his folly.

The simple believes every word, but the wise man watches his step.

A fool rejoiceth in foolish things; but a wise man looketh well to his own goings.

When a mocker is punished, the inexperienced become wiser; when one teaches a wise man, he acquires knowledge.

A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, And bringeth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

A wise man seeing the plague will hide himself; as for fools they go on still, and suffer harm.

If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

Many crave and seek the ruler's favor, but the wise man [waits] for justice from the Lord.

The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.

For of the wise man, even as of the fool, there is no remembrance for ever; seeing that in the days to come all will have been long forgotten. And how doth the wise man die even as the fool!

And who knoweth whether he will be a wise man or a fool? yet will he have rule over all my labor wherein I have labored, and wherein I have showed myself wise under the sun. This also is vanity.

For what advantage has the wise man over the fool [being worldly-wise is not the secret to happiness]? What advantage has the poor man who has learned how to walk before the living [publicly, with men's eyes upon him; being poor is not the secret to happiness either]?

Better to hear a rebuke of a wise man, Than for a man to hear a song of fools,

Wisdom is a strength to the wise man more than ten rulers that are in a city.

Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.

Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment.

then I beheld all the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because however much a man labor to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea moreover, though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

A wise man's counsel that is followed in silence, is far above the crying of a captain among fools.

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.

In addition to the Teacher being a wise man, he constantly taught the people knowledge; he weighed, explored, and arranged many proverbs.

the captain of fifty and the honourable man and the counsellor and the cunning artificer and the eloquent wise man.

And I saw that there was no man, even no wise man among them, who might give an answer to my questions.

Who is the wise man, that may understand this? and who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD hath spoken, that he may declare it, for what the land perisheth and is burned up like a wilderness, that none passeth through?

Thus saith Jehovah, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches;

Then they said, "Come and let us plan plans against Jeremiah, for instruction will not be lost from [the] priest, nor advice from [the] wise man, nor [the] word from [the] prophet. Come and {let us bring charges against him}, and let us not listen attentively to any of his words."

The wise men replied to the king, "There is no man on earth who is able to disclose the king's secret, for no king, regardless of his position and power, has ever requested such a thing from any magician, astrologer, or wise man.

Daniel answered the king: "No wise man, medium, diviner-priest, or astrologer is able to make known to the king the mystery he asked about.

Thus saith the LORD; Though they be quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more.

And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful steward, the wise man whom his master will set over those in his household service to supply them their allowance of food at the appointed time?

And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain wise man, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus,

But Elymas the wise man -- "for that is the translation of his name [ which he had given himself] -- "opposed them, seeking to keep the proconsul from accepting the faith.

Where is the wise man (the philosopher)? Where is the scribe (the scholar)? Where is the investigator (the logician, the debater) of this present time and age? Has not God shown up the nonsense and the folly of this world's wisdom?

Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you imagines that, as regards this world, he is a wise man, let him become a 'fool,' that he may become wise.

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