"It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding.
'He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.
that if you do not make the dream known to me, there is only one decree for you For you have agreed together to speak lying and corrupt words before me until the situation is changed; therefore tell me the dream, that I may know that you can declare to me its interpretation."
"This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers And the decision is a command of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, And bestows it on whom He wishes And sets over it the lowliest of men."
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.
Now God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment and breadth of mind, like the sand that is on the seashore.
and you will be driven away from mankind, and your dwelling place will be with the beasts of the field You will be given grass to eat like cattle, and seven periods of time will pass over you until you recognize that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind and bestows it on whomever He wishes.'
"I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship,
"And behold, I Myself have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the hearts of all who are skillful I have put skill, that they may make all that I have commanded you:
"The LORD makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts.
"Your servant is in the midst of Your people which You have chosen, a great people who are too many to be numbered or counted.
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.
All the earth was seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom which God had put in his heart.
"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.
with all his reign, his power, and the circumstances which came on him, on Israel, and on all the kingdoms of the lands.
"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?"
Then the king said to the wise men who understood the times--for it was the custom of the king so to speak before all who knew law and justice
"He breaks in pieces mighty men without inquiry, And sets others in their place.
But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD, I say, "You are my God."
Do not lift up your horn on high, Do not speak with insolent pride.'"
He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the needy from the ash heap,
For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
"By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice.
There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven--
"I have made the earth, the men and the beasts which are on the face of the earth by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and I will give it to the one who is pleasing in My sight.
"After some years they will form an alliance, and the daughter of the king of the South will come to the king of the North to carry out a peaceful arrangement. But she will not retain her position of power, nor will he remain with his power, but she will be given up, along with those who brought her in and the one who sired her as well as he who supported her in those times.
"He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart.
for I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute.
"Then they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic.