Then the woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, since it is written:He catches the wise in their craftiness;
You were secure in your wickedness;
you said, ‘No one sees me.’
Your wisdom and knowledge
led you astray.
You said to yourself,
‘I exist, and there is no one else.’
So do not claim, “We have found wisdom;
let God deal with him, not man.”
Don’t be excessively righteous, and don’t be overly wise. Why should you destroy yourself?
1 Corinthians 1:17
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to evangelize—not with clever words, so that the cross of Christ will not be emptied of its effect.
therefore I will again confound these people
with wonder after wonder.
The wisdom of their wise men will vanish,
and the understanding of the perceptive will be hidden.
1 Corinthians 1:19
For it is written:I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and I will set aside the understanding of the experts.
The wise will be put to shame;
they will be dismayed and snared.
They have rejected the word of the Lord,
so what wisdom do they really have?
He traps the wise in their craftiness
so that the plans of the deceptive
are quickly brought to an end.
who destroys the omens of the false prophets
and makes fools of diviners;
who confounds the wise
and makes their knowledge foolishness;
Your heart became proud because of your beauty;
For the sake of your splendor
you corrupted your wisdom.
So I threw you down to the earth;
I made you a spectacle before kings.
So that you will not be conceited, brothers, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery: A partial hardening has come to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.
1 Corinthians 1:20
Where is the philosopher? Where is the scholar? Where is the debater of this age? Hasn’t God made the world’s wisdom foolish?
1 Corinthians 3:18
No one should deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks he is wise in this age, he must become foolish so that he can become wise.
2 Corinthians 1:12
For this is our confidence: The testimony of our conscience is that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you, with God-given sincerity and purity, not by fleshly wisdom but by God’s grace.
Let us deal shrewdly with them; otherwise they will multiply further, and if war breaks out, they may join our enemies, fight against us, and leave the country.”
Such wisdom does not come from above but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.
Don’t consider yourself to be wise;
fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
Be in agreement with one another. Do not be proud; instead, associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own estimation.
Answer a fool according to his foolishness
or he’ll become wise in his own eyes.
In his own eyes, a slacker is wiser
than seven men who can answer sensibly.
Woe to those who are wise in their own opinion
and clever in their own sight.
A rich man is wise in his own eyes,
but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.
Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Therefore, men fear Him.
He does not look favorably on any who are wise in heart.
Do you listen in on the council of God,
or have a monopoly on wisdom?
For he said:I have done this by my own strength
and wisdom, for I am clever.
I abolished the borders of nations
and plundered their treasures;
like a mighty warrior, I subjugated the inhabitants.
This is what the Lord says:The wise man must not boast in his wisdom;
the strong man must not boast in his strength;
the wealthy man must not boast in his wealth.
“How can you claim, ‘We are wise;
the law of the Lord is with us’?
In fact, the lying pen of scribes
has produced falsehood.
The words of his mouth are malicious and deceptive;
he has stopped acting wisely and doing good.