Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

Bible References

Give therefore

1 Chronicles 22:12
May the LORD give you discretion and understanding, and put you in charge of Israel; that so you may keep the law of the LORD your God.
1 Chronicles 29:19
and give to Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep your commandments, your testimonies, and your statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for which I have made provision."
2 Chronicles 1:10
Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this your people, that is so great?"
Psalm 119:34
Give me understanding, and I will keep your Law. Yes, I will obey it with my whole heart.
Proverbs 2:3
Yes, if you call out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding;
Proverbs 3:13
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gets understanding.
Proverbs 16:16
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold. Yes, to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
James 1:5
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him.
James 3:17
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, without hypocrisy.

To judge

1 Kings 3:28
All Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do justice.
Psalm 72:1
God, give the king your justice; your righteousness to the royal son.
Proverbs 14:8
The wisdom of the prudent is to think about his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.
Ecclesiastes 7:11
Wisdom is as good as an inheritance. Yes, it is more excellent for those who see the sun.
Ecclesiastes 9:15
Now a poor wise man was found in it, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
John 5:30
I can of myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is righteous; because I do not seek my own will, but the will of the One who sent me.

Who is able

Exodus 3:11
Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?"
Exodus 4:10
Moses said to the LORD, "Oh, Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before now, nor since you have spoken to your servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue."
Jeremiah 1:6
Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD. Behold, I do not know how to speak; for I am a child."
Matthew 3:11
I indeed baptize you in water for repentance, but the one who comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and with fire.
2 Corinthians 2:16
to the one a stench from death to death; to the other a sweet aroma from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?
2 Corinthians 3:5
not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God;

General references

Genesis 12:2
And I will make of you a great nation. And I will bless you and make your name great. And you will be a blessing.
Exodus 3:11
Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?"
Deuteronomy 1:12
How can I myself alone bear your encumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?
Job 28:12
"But where shall wisdom be found? Where is the place of understanding?
Proverbs 1:2
to know wisdom and instruction; to discern the words of understanding;
Proverbs 18:15
The heart of the discerning gets knowledge. The ear of the wise seeks knowledge.