Thematic Bible: True wisdom, general references to

Thematic Bible

And I set my mind to seek and explore by wisdom concerning all that has been done under heaven. It is a grievous task which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.

When I gave my heart to know wisdom and to see the task which has been done on the earth (even though one should never sleep day or night),

Let my cry come before You, O Lord;
Give me understanding according to Your word.

“But where can wisdom be found?
And where is the place of understanding?

Where then does wisdom come from?
And where is the place of understanding?

So I turned to consider wisdom, madness and folly; for what will the man do who will come after the king except what has already been done?

I directed my mind to know, to investigate and to seek wisdom and an explanation, and to know the evil of folly and the foolishness of madness.

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?”

For if you cry for discernment,
Lift your voice for understanding;

And I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness.

“It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir,
In precious onyx, or sapphire.

“For wisdom is better than jewels;
And all desirable things cannot compare with her.

Wisdom strengthens a wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.

How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding. For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold.

For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God’s sight. This too is vanity and striving after wind.

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;

For he was wiser than all men, than Ethan the Ezrahite, Heman, Calcol and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his fame was known in all the surrounding nations.

As for every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king consulted them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and conjurers who were in all his realm.

Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was hidden from the king which he did not explain to her.

Wisdom shouts in the street,
She lifts her voice in the square;

Does not wisdom call,
And understanding lift up her voice?

She has sent out her maidens, she calls
From the tops of the heights of the city:

Wisdom shouts in the street,
She lifts her voice in the square;

“I thought age should speak,
And increased years should teach wisdom.

The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom;
And with all your acquiring, get understanding.

Wisdom has built her house,
She has hewn out her seven pillars;

Whoever is wise, let him understand these things;
Whoever is discerning, let him know them.
For the ways of the Lord are right,
And the righteous will walk in them,
But transgressors will stumble in them.