Reference: Wise, Wisdom
a moral rather than an intellectual quality. To be "foolish" is to be godless (Ps 14:1; comp. Jg 19:23; 2Sa 13:13). True wisdom is a gift from God to those who ask it (Job 28:12-28; Pr 3:13-18; Ro 1:22; 16:27; 1Co 1:17-21; 2:6-8; Jas 1:5). "Wisdom" in Pr 1:20; 8:1; 9:1-5 may be regarded not as a mere personification of the attribute of wisdom, but as a divine person, "Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God" (1Co 1:24). In Mt 11:19 it is the personified principle of wisdom that is meant.
The man who owned the house went out to talk to them and pleaded with them, "No, my brothers, please don't act so wickedly. This man is my guest! Don't try to do this stupid thing.
"Where can wisdom be found? Where is understanding's home? Mankind doesn't appreciate their value; and you won't find it anywhere on earth. read more. The deepest ocean says, "It's not within me.' and the sea says, "You'll never find it with me.' You can't buy it with gold, and its value cannot be calculated in silver. It cannot be compared to gold from Ophir, with precious onyx, or with sapphire. It cannot be compared to gold and fine glass crystal, nor can it be exchanged for gold-plated weaponry. Don't even bother to mention coral and crystal wisdom is more valuable than a bag of rubies. It can neither be compared with the topaz of Ethiopia nor valued in comparison to pure gold." "From where, then, does wisdom originate? Where does understanding live? It has been concealed from the sight of every living creature and hidden even from the birds in the skies. Abaddon and death said, "We did hear a rumor about it.' God understands how to get there; he knows where they live. For he looks as far as the ends of the earth and sees everything under the sky. "He imparted weight to the wind; he regulated water by his measurement. He set in place ordinances for the rain; and determined the pathway for thunder that accompanies lightning. Then he looked at wisdom, and fixed it in place; he established it, and also examined it. He has commanded mankind: "To fear the Lord that is wisdom; to move away from evil that is understanding.'"
Fools say to themselves, "There is no God." They are corrupt and commit evil deeds; not one of them practices what is good.
Wisdom cries out in the street; she raises her voice in the public squares.
How joyful is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding, because her profit is better than the profit of silver, and her yield than fine gold. read more. She is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire compares with her. Long life is in her right hand, and in her left are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peaceful. She is a tree of life for those who embrace her, and whoever clutches her tightly will be joyful.
Isn't wisdom calling out; isn't understanding raising her voice?
Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out her seven pillars. She has prepared her food, she has spiced her wine, and she also has set her dining table. read more. She has sent out her young women, while calling out from the heights of the city, "Let whoever is naive, turn in here." To anyone lacking sense, she says, "Come! Eat my food, and drink the wine that I have mixed.
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, "Look, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Absolved from every act of sin, is wisdom by her kith and kin."
Though claiming to be wise, they became fools
to the only wise God, through Jesus the Messiah, be glory forever! Amen.
but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, the Messiah is God's power and God's wisdom.
He himself existed before anything else did, and he holds all things together. He is also the head of the body, which is the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he himself might have first place in everything. read more. For God was pleased to have all of his divine essence inhabit him. Through the Son, God also reconciled all things to himself, whether things on earth or things in heaven, thereby making peace through the blood of his cross. You who were once alienated with a hostile attitude, doing evil,
So then, just as you have received the Messiah Jesus the Lord, continue to live dependent on him. For you have been rooted in him and are being built up and strengthened in the faith, just as you were taught, while you continue to be thankful. read more. See to it that no one enslaves you through philosophy and empty deceit according to human tradition, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to the Messiah,
Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to everyone generously without a rebuke, and it will be given to him.