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Proverbs 4:7

"The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.

Proverbs 8:10-11

"Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold. "For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.

Proverbs 15:24

The path of life leads upward for the wise That he may keep away from Sheol below.

Proverbs 24:14

Know that wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off.

Proverbs 8:18

"Riches and honor are with me, Enduring wealth and righteousness.

Proverbs 3:1-2

My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments; For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you.

Proverbs 19:8

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.

Proverbs 21:20-21

There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man swallows it up. He who pursues righteousness and loyalty Finds life, righteousness and honor.

Proverbs 24:3

By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established;

Proverbs 4:6

"Do not forsake her, and she will guard you; Love her, and she will watch over you.

Proverbs 1:33

"But he who listens to me shall live securely And will be at ease from the dread of evil."

Proverbs 2:6-11

For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones. read more.
Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course. For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you,

Proverbs 14:3

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back, But the lips of the wise will protect them.

1 Kings 3:12

behold, I have done according to your words Behold, I have given you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you.

Job 38:36

"Who has put wisdom in the innermost being Or given understanding to the mind?

Proverbs 2:2

Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding;

Proverbs 16:23

The heart of the wise instructs his mouth And adds persuasiveness to his lips.

Proverbs 22:17

Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;

Proverbs 1:3

To receive instruction in wise behavior, Righteousness, justice and equity;

Proverbs 4:11

I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths.

Proverbs 15:21

Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, But a man of understanding walks straight.

Proverbs 23:19

Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way.

Jeremiah 4:22

"For My people are foolish, They know Me not; They are stupid children And have no understanding They are shrewd to do evil, But to do good they do not know."

Hosea 14:9

Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; Whoever is discerning, let him know them For the ways of the LORD are right, And the righteous will walk in them, But transgressors will stumble in them.

Romans 16:19

For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.

Ephesians 5:15

Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,

Colossians 1:9-10

For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

James 3:14-17

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. read more.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.

Matthew 25:1-10

"Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. "Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. "For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, read more.
but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps. "Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep. "But at midnight there was a shout, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.' "Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. "The foolish said to the prudent, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' "But the prudent answered, 'No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.' "And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut.

Proverbs 14:8

The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit.

Proverbs 22:3

The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, But the naive go on, and are punished for it.

Proverbs 27:12

A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty.

Proverbs 8:15-16

"By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice. "By me princes rule, and nobles, All who judge rightly.

Deuteronomy 1:13

'Choose wise and discerning and experienced men from your tribes, and I will appoint them as your heads.'

1 Kings 5:7

When Hiram heard the words of Solomon, he rejoiced greatly and said, "Blessed be the LORD today, who has given to David a wise son over this great people."

1 Chronicles 22:12

"Only the LORD give you discretion and understanding, and give you charge over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

Psalm 2:10

Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth.

Psalm 105:22

To imprison his princes at will, That he might teach his elders wisdom.

Proverbs 28:2

By the transgression of a land many are its princes, But by a man of understanding and knowledge, so it endures.

Isaiah 56:11

And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied And they are shepherds who have no understanding; They have all turned to their own way, Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.

1 Kings 3:28

When all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had handed down, they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.

1 Kings 3:9

"So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"

2 Chronicles 1:10

"Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this great people of Yours?"

Psalm 37:30

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.

Proverbs 20:26

A wise king winnows the wicked, And drives the threshing wheel over them.

Proverbs 24:23

These also are sayings of the wise To show partiality in judgment is not good.

Matthew 24:45

"Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time?

Luke 12:42

And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time?

1 Corinthians 6:5

I say this to your shame Is it so, that there is not among you one wise man who will be able to decide between his brethren,

Psalm 49:3

My mouth will speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart will be understanding.

Proverbs 1:20-21

Wisdom shouts in the street, She lifts her voice in the square; At the head of the noisy streets she cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:

Proverbs 5:1

My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding;

Proverbs 8:1

Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice?

Proverbs 16:21

The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.

Proverbs 31:26

She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

Daniel 11:33

"Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder for many days.

1 Corinthians 2:6-7

Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory;

Proverbs 15:31

He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof Will dwell among the wise.

Proverbs 4:1

Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,

Proverbs 9:9

Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.

Proverbs 15:12

A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise.

Acts 7:10

and rescued him from all his afflictions, and granted him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he made him governor over Egypt and all his household.

Deuteronomy 1:15

"So I took the heads of your tribes, wise and experienced men, and appointed them heads over you, leaders of thousands and of hundreds, of fifties and of tens, and officers for your tribes.

Deuteronomy 34:9

Now Joshua the son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him; and the sons of Israel listened to him and did as the LORD had commanded Moses.

2 Samuel 14:20

in order to change the appearance of things your servant Joab has done this thing. But my lord is wise, like the wisdom of the angel of God, to know all that is in the earth."

Psalm 78:72

So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them with his skillful hands.

1 Kings 3:16-28

Then two women who were harlots came to the king and stood before him. The one woman said, "Oh, my lord, this woman and I live in the same house; and I gave birth to a child while she was in the house. "It happened on the third day after I gave birth, that this woman also gave birth to a child, and we were together. There was no stranger with us in the house, only the two of us in the house. read more.
"This woman's son died in the night, because she lay on it. "So she arose in the middle of the night and took my son from beside me while your maidservant slept, and laid him in her bosom, and laid her dead son in my bosom. "When I rose in the morning to nurse my son, behold, he was dead; but when I looked at him carefully in the morning, behold, he was not my son, whom I had borne." Then the other woman said, "No! For the living one is my son, and the dead one is your son." But the first woman said, "No! For the dead one is your son, and the living one is my son." Thus they spoke before the king. Then the king said, "The one says, 'This is my son who is living, and your son is the dead one'; and the other says, 'No! For your son is the dead one, and my son is the living one.'" The king said, "Get me a sword." So they brought a sword before the king. The king said, "Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other." Then the woman whose child was the living one spoke to the king, for she was deeply stirred over her son and said, "Oh, my lord, give her the living child, and by no means kill him." But the other said, "He shall be neither mine nor yours; divide him!" Then the king said, "Give the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him. She is his mother." When all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had handed down, they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.

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