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9 Bible Verses about Philosophy

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Acts 17:18

And certain of the Epicurean and of the Stoic philosophers, were meeting together to see him, and some were saying, 'What would this seed picker wish to say?' and others, 'Of strange demons he doth seem to be an announcer;' because Jesus and the rising again he did proclaim to them as good news,

Ecclesiastes 1:2

Vanity of vanities, said the Preacher, Vanity of vanities: the whole is vanity.

Isaiah 29:14

Therefore, lo, I am adding to do wonderfully with this people, A wonder, and a marvel, And perished hath the wisdom of its wise ones, And the understanding of its intelligent ones hideth itself.'

1 Corinthians 1:19-20

for it hath been written, 'I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will bring to nought;' where is the wise? where the scribe? where a disputer of this age? did not God make foolish the wisdom of this world?

1 Corinthians 3:19-20

for the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, for it hath been written, 'Who is taking the wise in their craftiness;' and again, 'The Lord doth know the reasonings of the wise, that they are vain.'

From Thematic Bible


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

Job 5:8-20

Yet I -- I inquire for God, And for God I give my word, Doing great things, and there is no searching. Wonderful, till there is no numbering. Who is giving rain on the face of the land, And is sending waters on the out-places. read more.
To set the low on a high place, And the mourners have been high in safety. Making void thoughts of the subtile, And their hands do not execute wisdom. Capturing the wise in their subtilty, And the counsel of wrestling ones was hastened, By day they meet darkness, And as night -- they grope at noon. And He saveth the wasted from their mouth, And from a strong hand the needy, And there is hope to the poor, And perverseness hath shut her mouth. Lo, the happiness of mortal man, God doth reprove him: And the chastisement of the Mighty despise not, For He doth pain, and He bindeth up, He smiteth, and His hands heal. In six distresses He delivereth thee, And in seven evil striketh not on thee. In famine He hath redeemed thee from death, And in battle from the hands of the sword.

Job 10:2-21

I say unto God, 'Do not condemn me, Let me know why Thou dost strive with me. Is it good for Thee that Thou dost oppress? That Thou despisest the labour of Thy hands, And on the counsel of the wicked hast shone? Eyes of flesh hast Thou? As man seeth -- seest Thou? read more.
As the days of man are Thy days? Thy years as the days of a man? That Thou inquirest for mine iniquity, And for my sin seekest? For Thou knowest that I am not wicked, And there is no deliverer from Thy hand. Thy hands have taken pains about me, And they make me together round about, And Thou swallowest me up! Remember, I pray Thee, That as clay Thou hast made me, And unto dust Thou dost bring me back. Dost Thou not as milk pour me out? And as cheese curdle me? Skin and flesh Thou dost put on me, And with bones and sinews dost fence me. Life and kindness Thou hast done with me. And Thy inspection hath preserved my spirit. And these Thou hast laid up in Thy heart, I have known that this is with Thee. If I sinned, then Thou hast observed me, And from mine iniquity dost not acquit me, If I have done wickedly -- woe to me, And righteously -- I lift not up my head, Full of shame -- then see my affliction, And it riseth -- as a lion Thou huntest me. And Thou turnest back -- Thou shewest Thyself wonderful in me. Thou renewest Thy witnesses against me, And dost multiply Thine anger with me, Changes and warfare are with me. And why from the womb Hast Thou brought me forth? I expire, and the eye doth not see me. As I had not been, I am, From the belly to the grave I am brought, Are not my days few? Cease then, and put from me, And I brighten up a little, Before I go, and return not, Unto a land of darkness and death-shade,

Job 12:6-24

At peace are the tents of spoilers, And those provoking God have confidence, He into whose hand God hath brought. And yet, ask, I pray thee, One of the beasts, and it doth shew thee, And a fowl of the heavens, And it doth declare to thee. Or talk to the earth, and it sheweth thee, And fishes of the sea recount to thee: read more.
'Who hath not known in all these, That the hand of Jehovah hath done this? In whose hand is the breath of every living thing, And the spirit of all flesh of man.' Doth not the ear try words? And the palate taste food for itself? With the very aged is wisdom, And with length of days understanding. With Him are wisdom and might, To him are counsel and understanding. Lo, He breaketh down, and it is not built up, He shutteth against a man, And it is not opened. Lo, He keepeth in the waters, and they are dried up, And he sendeth them forth, And they overturn the land. With Him are strength and wisdom, His the deceived and deceiver. Causing counsellors to go away a spoil, And judges He maketh foolish. The bands of kings He hath opened, And He bindeth a girdle on their loins. Causing ministers to go away a spoil And strong ones He overthroweth. Turning aside the lip of the stedfast, And the reason of the aged He taketh away. Pouring contempt upon princes, And the girdle of the mighty He made feeble. Removing deep things out of darkness, And He bringeth out to light death-shade. Magnifying the nations, and He destroyeth them, Spreading out the nations, and He quieteth them. Turning aside the heart Of the heads of the people of the land, And he causeth them to wander In vacancy -- no way!

Job 33:12-30

Lo, in this thou hast not been righteous, I answer thee, that greater is God than man. Wherefore against Him hast thou striven, When for all His matters He answereth not? For once doth God speak, and twice, (He doth not behold it.) read more.
In a dream -- a vision of night, In the falling of deep sleep on men, In slumberings on a bed. Then He uncovereth the ear of men, And for their instruction sealeth: To turn aside man from doing, And pride from man He concealeth. He keepeth back his soul from corruption, And his life from passing away by a dart. And he hath been reproved With pain on his bed, And the strife of his bones is enduring. And his life hath nauseated bread, And his soul desirable food. His flesh is consumed from being seen, And high are his bones, they were not seen! And draw near to the pit doth his soul, And his life to those causing death. If there is by him a messenger, An interpreter -- one of a thousand, To declare for man his uprightness: Then He doth favour him and saith, 'Ransom him from going down to the pit, I have found an atonement.' Fresher is his flesh than a child's, He returneth to the days of his youth. He maketh supplication unto God, And He accepteth him. And he seeth His face with shouting, And He returneth to man His righteousness. He looketh on men, and saith, 'I sinned, And uprightness I have perverted, And it hath not been profitable to me. He hath ransomed my soul From going over into the pit, And my life on the light looketh.' Lo, all these doth God work, Twice -- thrice with man, To bring 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 hath been written, 'I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will bring to nought;'

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

And I, having come unto you, brethren, came -- not in superiority of discourse or wisdom -- declaring to you the testimony of God, for I decided not to know any thing among you, except Jesus Christ, and him crucified; and I, in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling, was with you; read more.
and my word and my preaching was not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power -- that your faith may not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Philosophy » Rabbinical

Colossians 2:16-19

Let no one, then, judge you in eating or in drinking, or in respect of a feast, or of a new moon, or of sabbaths, which are a shadow of the coming things, and the body is of the Christ; let no one beguile you of your prize, delighting in humble-mindedness and in worship of the messengers, intruding into the things he hath not seen, being vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh, read more.
and not holding the head, from which all the body -- through the joints and bands gathering supply, and being knit together -- may increase with 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 among them, for God did manifest it to them, for the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world, by the things made being understood, are plainly seen, both His eternal power and Godhead -- to their being inexcusable;

Philosophy » Is not sufficient for an adequate knowledge of God

1 Corinthians 1:21-22

for, seeing in the wisdom of God the world through the wisdom knew not God, it did please God through the foolishness of the preaching to save those believing. Since also Jews ask a sign, and Greeks seek wisdom,

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

1 Corinthians 2:6-10

And wisdom we speak among the perfect, and wisdom not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age -- of those becoming useless, but we speak the hidden wisdom of God in a secret, that God foreordained before the ages to our glory, which no one of the rulers of this age did know, for if they had known, the Lord of the glory they would not have crucified; read more.
but, according as it hath been written, 'What eye did not see, and ear did not hear, and upon the heart of man came not up, what God did prepare for those loving Him -- ' but to us did God reveal them through His Spirit, for the Spirit all things doth search, even the depths of God,

Philosophy » Greek schools of

Acts 17:18

And certain of the Epicurean and of the Stoic philosophers, were meeting together to see him, and some were saying, 'What would this seed picker wish to say?' and others, 'Of strange demons he doth seem to be an announcer;' because Jesus and the rising again he did proclaim to them as good news,

Philosophy » A philosophical discussion about wisdom