Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?

Bible References

The wise men are

Jeremiah 6:15
Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed, nor could they blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall. At the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, says LORD.
Jeremiah 49:7
Of Edom. Thus says LORD of hosts: Is wisdom no more in Teman? Has counsel perished from the prudent? Has their wisdom vanished?
Job 5:12
He frustrates the devices of the crafty so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.
Isaiah 19:11
The rulers of Zoan are utterly foolish. The counsel of the wisest counselors of Pharaoh has become brutish. How will ye say to Pharaoh, I am the son of wise men, the son of ancient kings?
Ezekiel 7:26
Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumor shall be upon rumor. And they shall seek a vision of the prophet, but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the elders.
1 Corinthians 1:26
For notice your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to flesh, not many powerful, not many eminent.


Deuteronomy 4:6
Keep therefore and do them, for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
Psalm 19:7
The law of LORD is perfect, restoring the soul. The testimony of LORD is sure, making a simple man wise.
Psalm 119:98
Thy commandments make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me.
Isaiah 8:20
[Seek] to the law and to the testimony! If they speak not according to this word, surely there is no morning for them.
1 Corinthians 1:18
For the message of the cross is of course, foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is a power of God.
2 Timothy 3:15
And that from a babe thou have known the sacred writings, which are able to make thee wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

General references

Deuteronomy 32:28
For they are a nation void of counsel, and there is no understanding in them.
Proverbs 1:30
They wanted none of my counsel. They despised all my reproof.
Luke 11:35
Watch therefore the light in thee not be darkness.
Romans 1:22
Professing to be wise, they became foolish,
1 Corinthians 1:19
For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will frustrate the understanding of those of understanding.