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9 Bible Verses about Philosophy

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Acts 17:18

And even some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him, and some were saying, "What does this babbler want to say?" But [others said], "He appears to be a proclaimer of foreign deities," because he was proclaiming the good news [about] Jesus and the resurrection.

Ecclesiastes 1:2

"Vanity of vanities!" says the Teacher, "Vanity of vanities! All [is] vanity!"

Isaiah 29:14

therefore look, I am again doing something spectacular and a spectacle with this spectacular people. And the wisdom of its wise men shall perish, and the discernment of its discerning ones shall keep itself hidden."

1 Corinthians 1:19-20

For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will confound." Where [is] the wise person? Where [is] the scribe? Where [is] the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

1 Corinthians 3:19-20

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, for it is written, "The one who catches the wise in their craftiness," and again, "The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile."

From Thematic Bible


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

Job 5:8-20

"But I myself will seek God, and to God I would commit my cause. [He] is doing great and {unsearchable} things, marvelous things {without number}-- the one who is giving rain on [the] {surface of} [the] earth and is sending water on [the] {surface of} [the] fields, read more.
to set [the] lowly on high, and [those] mourning are lifted to safety. [He] is frustrating [the] devices of [the] crafty, and their hands do not achieve success. [He] is capturing [the] wise in their craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are rushed. In the daytime they meet [with] darkness, and they grope at noon as [in] the night. And he saves from the sword of their mouth, {even} [the] poor from the hand of the strong. So there is hope for the powerless, and wickedness shuts its mouth. "Look, happy [is the] human being whom God reproves; and you must not despise the discipline of Shaddai, for he himself wounds, but he binds up; he strikes, but his hands heal. {From} six troubles he will deliver you, and in seven evil shall not touch you. In famine he will redeem you from death, and in war from [the] {power of} [the] sword.

Job 10:2-21

I will say to God, 'You should not condemn me; let me know why you contend [against] me. Is it good for you that you oppress, that you despise the labor of your hands, and you smile over the schemes of [the] wicked? {Do you have eyes of flesh}? Or {do you see as human beings see}? read more.
[Are] your days as the days of human beings, or your years as the days of man, that you seek out my iniquity, and you search for my sin because of your knowledge that I am not guilty, and there is no escaping from your hand? Your hands fashioned me and made me {altogether}, then you destroyed me. Please remember that you made me like clay, but you turn me into dust [again]? Did you not pour me out like milk and {curdle me} like cheese? You clothed me [with] skin and flesh, and you knit me together with bones and sinews. You have granted me life and loyal love, and your care has preserved my spirit. " 'Yet you hid these [things] in your heart; I know that this {was your purpose}. If I had sinned, then you would be watching me, and you would not acquit me of my guilt. If I am guilty, woe to me! But if I am righteous, I dare not lift my head; [I am] filled [with] shame, and [just] look [at] my misery! And [if my head] grows bold, you would hunt me as the lion in its prime; {and you repeat your exploits against me}. You renew your witnesses against me, and you increase your vexation against me; {relief forces} [are] against me. So why did you bring me forth from the womb? I should have passed away, {and no eye should have seen me}. I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been brought from [the] womb to the grave. [Are] not my days few? Let him leave [me] alone; let him turn from me, and let me rejoice a little. Before I go--and I will not return-- to [the] land of darkness and deep shadow,

Job 12:6-24

[The] tents of [the] destroyers are at peace, and [there is] security for those who provoke God, [for those] whom God brings into his hand. "But ask [the] animals, and they will teach you, and the birds of the heaven, and they will tell you; or ask the earth, and it will teach you, and the fishes of the sea will declare to you. read more.
Who among all of these does not know that Yahweh's hand has done this? In whose hand [is] the life of all living things and {the breath of every human being}? Does not [the] ear test words and [the] palate taste food for itself? Wisdom [is] with [the] aged, and understanding [is in] length of days. "With him [are] wisdom and powerful deeds, and to him [belong] counsel and understanding. If he tears down, then it will not be rebuilt; if he shuts a man in, then he cannot be freed. Look, [if] he withholds the water, then they dry up; and [if] he sends them out, then they overwhelm [the] land. "Strength and sound wisdom [are] with him; [the] deceived and [the] deceiver [are] his. He leads counselors away stripped, and he makes fools of judges. He loosens [the] fetters of kings, and he binds a loincloth on their loins. He leads priests away stripped, and he overthrows {the members of ancient families}. He deprives [the] trustworthy of speech, and he takes away [the] discretion of elders. He pours contempt on noblemen, and he loosens [the] girdle of [the] mighty. "He uncovers mysteries out of darkness, and he brings deep shadow to the light. He makes the nations great, then he destroys them; he expands the nations, then he guides them. He strips [away] the insight of the heads of the earth's people, and he makes them wander in {a pathless wasteland}.

Job 33:12-30

"Look, [in] this you are not right--I will answer you: Indeed, God is greater than a human being. Why do you contend against him, that he will not answer all a person's words? Indeed, God speaks in one [way], even in two, [yet] [someone] does not perceive it. read more.
"In a dream, a vision of [the] night, when a deep sleep falls on men slumbering on [their] bed, then he opens [the] ear of men, and {he frightens them with a warning} to turn human beings aside [from their] deeds, and he keeps man from pride. He spares his life from [the] pit and his life from passing over the river [of death]. "And he is reproved with pain on his bed, even [with] the strife of his bones continually, {so that} his life loathes bread, and his inner self [loathes] {appetizing food}. His flesh is wasted away from sight, and his bones, [which] are invisible, are bared. And {he} draws near to the pit and his life to the killers. "If there is a messenger beside him, a mediator, one of a thousand, to declare to a human being his uprightness {so that} he is gracious [to] him, and he says, 'Deliver him from descending into [the] pit; I have found a ransom.' His flesh is renewed with [his] youth; he returns to [the] days of his youthful strength. He prays to God, then he accepts him, and he sees his face with a shout of joy, and he repays to the human being his righteousness. "He will sing to men, and he will say, 'I have sinned and have perverted [what is] right, and it was not paid back to me. He redeemed my life from going down into the pit, so {I will enjoy the light}.' Look, God does all these [things] twice, three times with a person to bring his life back from [the] pit {so that he may enjoy the light of life}.

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 the intelligence of the intelligent I will confound."

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

And I, [when I] came to you, brothers, did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I decided not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I came to you in weakness and in fear and with much trembling, read more.
and my speech and my preaching [were] not with the persuasiveness of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and power, in order that your faith would not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Philosophy » Rabbinical

Colossians 2:16-19

Therefore do not let anyone judge you with reference to eating or drinking or participation in a feast or a new moon or a Sabbath, which are a shadow of what is to come, but the reality [is] Christ. Let no one condemn you, taking pleasure in humility and the worship of angels, going into detail [about] [the things] which he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind, read more.
and not holding fast to the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by the ligaments and sinews, grows with the growth of God.

Philosophy » The nature of things

Philosophy » Reveals the mysteries of providence

Romans 1:19-20

because what can be known about God is evident among them, for God made [it] clear to them. For from the creation of the world, his invisible [attributes], both his eternal power and deity, are discerned clearly, being understood in the things created, so that they are without excuse.

Philosophy » Is not sufficient for an adequate knowledge of God

1 Corinthians 1:21-22

For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased through the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe. For indeed, Jews ask for sign miracles and Greeks seek wisdom,

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

1 Corinthians 2:6-10

Now we do speak wisdom among the mature, but wisdom not of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are perishing, but we speak the hidden wisdom of God in a mystery, which God predestined before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew. For if they had known [it], they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. read more.
But just as it is written, "[Things] which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and have not entered into the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love him." For to us God has revealed [them] through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all [things], even the depths of God.

Philosophy » Greek schools of

Acts 17:18

And even some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him, and some were saying, "What does this babbler want to say?" But [others said], "He appears to be a proclaimer of foreign deities," because he was proclaiming the good news [about] Jesus and the resurrection.

Philosophy » A philosophical discussion about wisdom