Thematic Bible: True wisdom, general references to


Thematic Bible



I applied my mind to seek and to search by wisdom all that is done under the heavens. It [is] a grievous task God has given to {humans}.

I applied my mind to know wisdom and to understand the business that is done on earth--how neither day nor night one's eyes see sleep.

Let my cry come before you, O Yahweh; give me understanding according to your word.


"But from where will wisdom be found? And {where in the world} [is the] place of understanding?

Indeed, from where does wisdom come? And {where in the world} [is the] place of understanding?

Next, I considered wisdom, as well as delusion and folly. What can anyone [do] who will come after the king that has not already been done?

I set my mind to try to seek wisdom and the plan, and to know that wickedness [is] foolishness and that folly [is] delusion.





Now, give to me wisdom and knowledge that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can judge this, your great people?"

For if you cry out for understanding, [if] you lift your voice for insight,



I realized that wisdom has an advantage over folly, just as light has an advantage over darkness.

It cannot be bought for the gold of Ophir, for precious onyx or sapphire.

For wisdom is better than jewels, and all desires shall not compare with her.

Wisdom gives more strength to the wise than ten rulers who are in the city.

Happy [is] {the one} who finds wisdom, and one who obtains understanding. For her income is better than the income of silver, and her revenue than [that of] gold.



For to the person who [is] good in his eyes, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and heaping up only to give [it] to [him who is] pleasing to him. This also [is] vanity and chasing wind!





"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.




He was wiser than all the men: Ethan the Ezrahite; Heman, Calcol, and Darda the children of Mahol; and {he was very well known}.


And in every matter of wisdom [and] understanding [about] which the king inquired from them, he found them ten times better [than] all [of] the magicians [and] conjurers that {were in his entire kingdom}.

{Solomon answered all of her questions}; there was not a thing hidden from the king which he could not explain to her.


Wisdom calls out in the streets, in the squares she raises her voice.

Does not wisdom call, and understanding raise its voice?

She has sent her servant girls, she calls upon the wings of the high places of town,


Wisdom calls out in the streets, in the squares she raises her voice.




The beginning of wisdom: Get wisdom! With all [that is in] your possession, gain insight.

Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars.







Who [is] wise that he can understand these [things]? Who is discerning that he knows them? The ways of Yahweh [are] right, and [the] righteous walk in them; but transgressors stumble in them.