Wise » Choice, examples of » Thoughts
For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are noble, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are amiable, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue and if any praise, think on these things.
We have thought, O God, of thy loving-kindness, in the midst of thy temple.
I have thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
The thoughts of the righteous are right; the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty, only to want.
For I say, through the grace which has been given to me, to every one that is among you, not to have high thoughts above what he should think; but to think so as to be wise, as God has dealt to each a measure of faith.
I counsel thee to buy of me gold purified by fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white garments, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness may not be made manifest; and eye-salve to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see.
Hearken now to my voice: I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee. Be thou for the people with God, and bring the matters before God;
And they spoke to him saying, If this day thou wilt be a servant to this people, and wilt serve them and answer them and speak good words to them, they will be thy servants for ever.
Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.
But, as he was sitting on the judgment-seat, his wife sent to him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that righteous man; for I have suffered to-day many things in a dream because of him.
and said to them, Men of Israel, take heed to yourselves as regards these men what ye are going to do;
Wise » Choice, examples of » Women
Gracefulness is deceitful and beauty is vain; a woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised.
A woman of worth is a crown to her husband; but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
The wisdom of women buildeth their house; but folly plucketh it down with her hands.
A gracious woman retaineth honour; and the violent retain riches.
Who can find a woman of worth? for her price is far above rubies.
Then the king made Daniel great, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon.
And it came to pass in the morning, that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the scribes of Egypt, and all the sages who were therein, and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none to interpret them to Pharaoh.
Now Jesus having been born in Bethlehem of Judaea, in the days of Herod the king, behold magi from the east arrived at Jerusalem, saying,
And the decree went forth that the wise men were to be slain; and they sought Daniel and his companions to slay them.
And the king said to the wise men who knew the times (for so was the king's business conducted before all that knew law and judgment;
I have chosen the way of faithfulness; thy judgments have I set before me.
Let thy hand be for my help; for I have chosen thy precepts.
For all the peoples will walk every one in the name of his god; but we will walk in the name of Jehovah, our God for ever and ever.
Wise » Choice, examples of
And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse to it.
Wise » Choice, examples of » moses
choosing rather to suffer affliction along with the people of God than to have the temporary pleasure of sin;
Wise » Choice, examples of » Joshua
And if it seem evil unto you to serve Jehovah, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods whom your fathers that were on the other side of the river served, or the gods of the Amorite, in whose land ye dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve Jehovah.
Wise » Choice, examples of » Solomon
Give therefore to thy servant an understanding heart, to judge thy people, to discern between good and bad; for who is able to judge this thy numerous people?
Wise » Choice, examples of » Mary
but there is need of one, and Mary has chosen the good part, the which shall not be taken from her.