Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,
“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.
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.
For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?
however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue.
so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need.
And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.
In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,
And He was saying to them, “To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables,
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.
So teach us to number our days,
That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.