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9 Bible Verses about Philosophy

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Acts 17:18

Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans and of the Stoics encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? others, He seems to be a setter forth of new gods, because he preached unto them Jesus and the resurrection.

Ecclesiastes 1:2

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

Isaiah 29:14

Therefore, behold, I will again do a marvellous work among this people with a fearful miracle: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the prudence of their prudent men shall fade away.

1 Corinthians 1:19-20

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the philosopher of this world? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1 Corinthians 3:19-20

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He takes the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

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Philosophy » Philosophical inductions and deductions relating to God and his providence

Job 5:8-20

I would certainly seek God, and unto God would I commit my affairs; who does great things that no one can understand, and marvels that have no explanation; who gives rain upon the earth and sends waters abroad; read more.
who sets up the humble on high, that those who mourn may be lifted up with saving health. He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise. He takes the wise in their own prudence, and the counsel of his adversaries is turned to folly. They meet with darkness in the daytime and grope in the noonday as in the night. But he saves the poor from the sword, from the mouth of the wicked, and from the hand of the violent. Who is the hope of the poor, and iniquity closes her mouth. Behold, blessed is the man whom God chastens; therefore, do not despise not the correction of the Almighty. For he makes sore, and binds up; he wounds, and his hands make whole. He shall deliver thee in six tribulations, and in the seventh no evil shall touch thee. In famine he shall ransom thee from death, and in war from the power of the sword.

Job 10:2-21

I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; cause me to understand why thou dost contend with me. Is it good unto thee that thou should oppress, that thou should reject the work of thine hands and shine upon the counsel of the wicked? Hast thou eyes of flesh? Dost thou see as man sees? read more.
Are thy days as the days of man? Are thy years as man's days, that thou dost enquire after my iniquity and search after my sin? Thou knowest that I am not wicked; and there is no one that can deliver out of thy hand. Thine hands have formed me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou dost destroy me. Remember now that thou hast formed me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again? Hast thou not poured me out as milk and curdled me like cheese? Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh and hast hedged me with bones and sinews. Thou hast granted me life and mercy, and thy visitation has kept my spirit. And these things thou hast hid in thine heart; I know that this is with thee. If I sinned, wilt thou mark me and not cleanse me from my iniquity? If I am wicked, woe unto me; and if I am righteous, I will not lift up my head, being full of dishonour and of seeing my affliction. And thou dost increase. Thou dost hunt me as a fierce lion; turning and doing marvels in me. Thou dost renew thy plagues against me and increase thine indignation upon me, bringing up armies against me. Why then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given up the spirit and no eye had seen me! I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave. Are not my days few? Cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, before I go, to not return, to the land of darkness and of the shadow of death;

Job 12:6-24

The tents of robbers are at ease, and those that provoke God and those who carry gods in their hands live secure. But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the heavens, and they shall show thee; or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee; the fishes of the sea shall declare it unto thee also. read more.
What thing of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD made them? In his hand is the soul of every living thing and the spirit of all flesh of man. Certainly the ear proves words and the mouth tastes foods. With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days intelligence. With him is wisdom and strength; he has counsel and intelligence. Behold, he shall break down, and it shall not be built again; he shall shut up a man, and no one shall be able to open unto him. Behold, he shall withhold the waters, and they shall dry up; also he shall send them forth, and they shall destroy the earth. With him is strength and existence; he who errs and he who leads astray are his. He causes the counsellors to walk away stripped of counsel and makes the judges to be fools. He looses the bond of kings and girds their loins with a girdle. He leads priests away spoiled and overthrows the mighty. He impedes the lips of those that speak the truth and takes away the counsel of the aged. He pours contempt upon princes and weakens the strength of the mighty. He uncovers the depths of the darkness and brings out to light the shadow of death. He multiplies the Gentiles and destroys them; he scatters the Gentiles and gathers them again. He takes away the heart of the heads of the people of the earth and causes them to become lost, wandering without a way.

Job 33:12-30

Behold, in this thou art not just; I will answer thee, that God is greater than man. Why dost thou strive against him? For he will not answer all of thy words. Nevertheless, in one or two manners God speaks to the one who does not see. read more.
In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; then he opens the ears of men and seals their instruction, that he may withdraw the man from his own work and cover the man from pride. Thus he keeps back his soul from the pit and his life from perishing by the sword. He is chastened also upon his bed with strong pain in all his bones, so that his life abhors bread and his soul dainty food. His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out. His soul shall draw near to the grave, and his life to those that would bury him. If there is a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show unto man his uprightness; to tell him that God had mercy on him, that he delivered him from going down to the pit; that he found a ransom; his flesh shall become more tender than a child's; and he shall return to the days of his youth. He shall pray unto God, and he will love him; and he shall see his face with shouts of joy; for he will render unto the man the recompense of his righteousness. He looks upon men, and if any say, I have sinned and perverted that which was right, and it did not profit me; God will ransom his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light. Behold, God does all these things two and three times with man, to turn back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

Philosophy » Employment of, was not paul's method of preaching the gospel

1 Corinthians 1:19

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

And I, brothers, when I came to you, came not with puffed up speech or wisdom to declare unto you the testimony of God. For I judged not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. read more.
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be founded in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Philosophy » Rabbinical

Colossians 2:16-19

Let no one therefore judge you in food or in drink or in respect of a feast day or of the new moon or of the sabbath days, which are a shadow of things to come, but the body is of the Christ. Let no one govern you according to their own will under pretext of humility and religion of angels, intruding into those things which they have not seen, vainly puffed up by their fleshly mind, read more.
and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, fed and united by its joints and bonds, grows in the increase of God.

Philosophy » The nature of things

Philosophy » Reveals the mysteries of providence

Romans 1:19-20

because that which is known of God is manifest to them; for God has showed it unto them. For the invisible things of him, his eternal power and divinity, are clearly understood by the creation of the world and by the things that are made so that there is no excuse;

Philosophy » Is not sufficient for an adequate knowledge of God

1 Corinthians 1:21-22

For in the wisdom of God, since the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save those that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom,

Philosophy » Is not enough for salvation through the atonement of jesus Christ

1 Corinthians 2:6-10

For we speak perfect wisdom of God, and not the wisdom of this age nor of the princes of this age, that come to nought, but we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God predestined before the ages unto our glory, which none of the princes of this age knew (for had they known it, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory). read more.
But as it is written, That which eye has not seen nor ear heard neither has entered into the heart of man is that which God has prepared for those that love him. But God has revealed this unto us by his Spirit, for the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

Philosophy » Greek schools of

Acts 17:18

Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans and of the Stoics encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? others, He seems to be a setter forth of new gods, because he preached unto them Jesus and the resurrection.

Philosophy » A philosophical discussion about wisdom