Wisdom, Human Importance

Most Relevant Verses

Proverbs 4:7

Wisdom is supreme—so get wisdom.
And whatever else you get, get understanding.

Proverbs 8:10-11

Accept my instruction instead of silver,
and knowledge rather than pure gold. For wisdom is better than jewels,
and nothing desirable can compare with it.

Proverbs 15:24

For the discerning the path of life leads upward,
so that he may avoid going down to Sheol.

Proverbs 13:14

A wise man’s instruction is a fountain of life,
turning people away from the snares of death.

Proverbs 24:14

realize that wisdom is the same for you.
If you find it, you will have a future,
and your hope will never fade.

Proverbs 3:1-2

My son, don’t forget my teaching,
but let your heart keep my commands; for they will bring you
many days, a full life, and well-being.

Proverbs 19:8

The one who acquires good sense loves himself;
one who safeguards understanding finds success.

Proverbs 21:20-21

Precious treasure and oil are in the dwelling of a wise person,
but a foolish man consumes them. The one who pursues righteousness and faithful love
will find life, righteousness, and honor.

Proverbs 24:3

A house is built by wisdom,
and it is established by understanding;

Proverbs 4:6

Don’t abandon wisdom, and she will watch over you;
love her, and she will guard you.

Proverbs 2:6-11

For the Lord gives wisdom;
from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up success for the upright;
He is a shield for those who live with integrity so that He may guard the paths of justice
and protect the way of His loyal followers.read more.
Then you will understand righteousness, justice,
and integrity—every good path. For wisdom will enter your mind,
and knowledge will delight your heart. Discretion will watch over you,
and understanding will guard you,

1 Kings 3:12

I will therefore do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has never been anyone like you before and never will be again.

Job 38:36

Who put wisdom in the heart
or gave the mind understanding?

Proverbs 2:2

listening closely to wisdom
and directing your heart to understanding;

Proverbs 22:17

Listen closely, pay attention to the words of the wise,
and apply your mind to my knowledge.

Proverbs 1:3

for receiving wise instruction
in righteousness, justice, and integrity;

Proverbs 4:11

I am teaching you the way of wisdom;
I am guiding you on straight paths.

Proverbs 15:21

Foolishness brings joy to one without sense,
but a man with understanding walks a straight path.

Proverbs 23:19

Listen, my son, and be wise;
keep your mind on the right course.

Jeremiah 4:22

“For My people are fools;
they do not know Me.
They are foolish children,
without understanding.
They are skilled in doing what is evil,
but they do not know how to do what is good.”

Hosea 14:9

Let whoever is wise understand these things,
and whoever is insightful recognize them.
For the ways of the Lord are right,
and the righteous walk in them,
but the rebellious stumble in them.

Romans 16:19

The report of your obedience has reached everyone. Therefore I rejoice over you. But I want you to be wise about what is good, yet innocent about what is evil.

Ephesians 5:15

Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk—not as unwise people but as wise—

Colossians 1:9-10

For this reason also, since the day we heard this, we haven’t stopped praying for you. We are asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God.

James 3:14-17

But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t brag and deny the truth. Such wisdom does not come from above but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where envy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every kind of evil. read more.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without favoritism and hypocrisy.

Matthew 25:1-10

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like 10 virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom. Five of them were foolish and five were sensible. When the foolish took their lamps, they didn’t take olive oil with them.read more.
But the sensible ones took oil in their flasks with their lamps. Since the groom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. “In the middle of the night there was a shout: ‘Here’s the groom! Come out to meet him.’ “Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps. But the foolish ones said to the sensible ones, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’ “The sensible ones answered, ‘No, there won’t be enough for us and for you. Go instead to those who sell, and buy oil for yourselves.’ “When they had gone to buy some, the groom arrived. Then those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut.

Proverbs 22:3

A sensible person sees danger and takes cover,
but the inexperienced keep going and are punished.

Proverbs 27:12

A sensible person sees danger and takes cover;
the inexperienced keep going and are punished.

Proverbs 8:15-16

It is by me that kings reign
and rulers enact just law; by me, princes lead,
as do nobles and all righteous judges.

Deuteronomy 1:13

Appoint for yourselves wise, understanding, and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will make them your leaders.

1 Kings 5:7

When Hiram heard Solomon’s words, he greatly rejoiced and said, “May the Lord be praised today! He has given David a wise son to be over this great people!”

1 Chronicles 22:12

Above all, may the Lord give you insight and understanding when He puts you in charge of Israel so that you may keep the law of the Lord your God.

Psalm 2:10

So now, kings, be wise;
receive instruction, you judges of the earth.

Proverbs 28:2

When a land is in rebellion, it has many rulers,
but with a discerning and knowledgeable person, it endures.

Isaiah 56:11

These dogs have fierce appetites;
they never have enough.
And they are shepherds
who have no discernment;
all of them turn to their own way,
every last one for his own gain.

1 Kings 3:28

All Israel heard about the judgment the king had given, and they stood in awe of the king because they saw that God’s wisdom was in him to carry out justice.

1 Kings 3:9

So give Your servant an obedient heart to judge Your people and to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”

2 Chronicles 1:10

Now grant me wisdom and knowledge so that I may lead these people, for who can judge this great people of Yours?”

Psalm 37:30

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom;
his tongue speaks what is just.

Proverbs 20:26

A wise king separates out the wicked
and drives the threshing wheel over them.

Proverbs 24:23

These sayings also belong to the wise:It is not good to show partiality in judgment.

Matthew 24:45

“Who then is a faithful and sensible slave, whom his master has put in charge of his household, to give them food at the proper time?

Luke 12:42

The Lord said: “Who then is the faithful and sensible manager his master will put in charge of his household servants to give them their allotted food at the proper time?

1 Corinthians 6:5

I say this to your shame! Can it be that there is not one wise person among you who is able to arbitrate between his brothers?

Psalm 49:3

My mouth speaks wisdom;
my heart’s meditation brings understanding.

Proverbs 1:20-21

Wisdom calls out in the street;
she raises her voice in the public squares. She cries out above the commotion;
she speaks at the entrance of the city gates:

Proverbs 5:1

My son, pay attention to my wisdom;
listen closely to my understanding

Proverbs 8:1

Doesn’t Wisdom call out?
Doesn’t Understanding make her voice heard?

Proverbs 16:21

Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning,
and pleasant speech increases learning.

Daniel 11:33

Those who are wise among the people will give understanding to many, yet they will die by sword and flame, and be captured and plundered for a time.

1 Corinthians 2:6-7

However, we do speak a wisdom among the mature, but not a wisdom of this age, or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. On the contrary, we speak God’s hidden wisdom in a mystery, a wisdom God predestined before the ages for our glory.

Proverbs 15:31

One who listens to life-giving rebukes
will be at home among the wise.

Proverbs 9:9

Instruct a wise man, and he will be wiser still;
teach a righteous man, and he will learn more.

Proverbs 15:12

A mocker doesn’t love one who corrects him;
he will not consult the wise.

Acts 7:10

and rescued him out of all his troubles. He gave him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who appointed him ruler over Egypt and over his whole household.

Deuteronomy 1:15

“So I took the leaders of your tribes, wise and respected men, and set them over you as leaders: officials for thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, and officers for your tribes.

Deuteronomy 34:9

Joshua son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him. So the Israelites obeyed him and did as the Lord had commanded Moses.

2 Samuel 14:20

Joab your servant has done this to address the issue indirectly, but my lord has wisdom like the wisdom of the Angel of God, knowing everything on earth.”

Psalm 78:72

He shepherded them with a pure heart
and guided them with his skillful hands.

1 Kings 3:16-28

Then two women who were prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. One woman said, “Please my lord, this woman and I live in the same house, and I had a baby while she was in the house. On the third day after I gave birth, she also had a baby and we were alone. No one else was with us in the house; just the two of us were there. read more.
During the night this woman’s son died because she lay on him. She got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while your servant was asleep. She laid him at her breast, and she put her dead son in my arms. When I got up in the morning to nurse my son, I discovered he was dead. That morning, when I looked closely at him I realized that he was not the son I gave birth to.” “No,” the other woman said. “My son is the living one; your son is the dead one.”The first woman said, “No, your son is the dead one; my son is the living one.” So they argued before the king. The king replied, “This woman says, ‘This is my son who is alive, and your son is dead,’ but that woman says, ‘No, your son is dead, and my son is alive.’” The king continued, “Bring me a sword.” So they brought the sword to the king. Solomon said, “Cut the living boy in two and give half to one and half to the other.” The woman whose son was alive spoke to the king because she felt great compassion for her son. “My lord, give her the living baby,” she said, “but please don’t have him killed!”But the other one said, “He will not be mine or yours. Cut him in two!” The king responded, “Give the living baby to the first woman, and don’t kill him. She is his mother.” All Israel heard about the judgment the king had given, and they stood in awe of the king because they saw that God’s wisdom was in him to carry out justice.

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