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86 Bible Verses about Wisdom, Human Importance

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Proverbs 4:7

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.

Proverbs 8:10-11

Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

Proverbs 15:24

The way of life leads above to the wise, that he may depart from sheol beneath.

Proverbs 24:14

So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto your soul: when you have found it, then there shall be a reward, and your hope shall not be cut off.

Proverbs 3:1-2

My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to you.

Proverbs 19:8

He that gets wisdom loves his own soul: he that keeps understanding shall find good.

Proverbs 21:20-21

There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spends it up. He that follows after righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor.

Proverbs 24:3

Through wisdom is a house built; and by understanding it is established:

Proverbs 4:6

Forsake her not, and she shall preserve you: love her, and she shall keep you.

Proverbs 1:33

But whosoever hearkens unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be secure from the fear of evil.

Proverbs 2:6-11

For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding. He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a shield to them that walk uprightly. He keeps the paths of justice, and preserves the way of his saints.read more.
Then shall you understand righteousness, and justice, and equity; yea, every good path. When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto your soul; Discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you:

1 Kings 3:12

Behold, I have done according to your words: lo, I have given you a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like you before you, neither after you shall any arise like unto you.

Job 38:36

Who has put wisdom in the inward parts? or who has given understanding to the heart?

Proverbs 2:2

So that you incline your ear unto wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;

Proverbs 22:17

Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart unto my knowledge.

Proverbs 1:3

To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;

Proverbs 4:11

I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths.

Proverbs 15:21

Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walks uprightly.

Proverbs 23:19

Hear you, my son, and be wise, and guide your heart in the way.

Jeremiah 4:22

For my people are foolish, they have not known me; they are stupid children, and they have no understanding: they are wise to do evil, but how to do good they have no knowledge.

Hosea 14:9

Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall stumble in them.

Romans 16:19

For your obedience is well known unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and innocent concerning evil.

Colossians 1:9-10

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that you might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That you might walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

James 3:14-17

But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, boast not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.read more.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Matthew 25:1-10

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:read more.
But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go you rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

Proverbs 22:3

A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Proverbs 27:12

A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Proverbs 8:15-16

By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.

Deuteronomy 1:13

Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.

1 Kings 5:7

And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be the LORD this day, who has given unto David a wise son over this great people.

1 Chronicles 22:12

Only the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

Psalm 2:10

Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth.

Psalm 105:22

To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his elders wisdom.

Proverbs 28:2

For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge its state shall be prolonged.

Isaiah 56:11

Yea, they are greedy dogs who can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, everyone for his gain, from his own quarter.

1 Kings 3:28

And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do justice.

1 Kings 3:9

Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this your so great a people?

2 Chronicles 1:10

Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this your people, that are so great?

Psalm 37:30

The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of justice.

Proverbs 20:26

A wise king winnows the wicked, and drives the wheel over them.

Proverbs 24:23

These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have partiality in judgment.

Matthew 24:45

Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler over his household, to give them food at the proper time?

Luke 12:42

And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time?

1 Corinthians 6:5

I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

Psalm 49:3

My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Proverbs 1:20-21

Wisdom cries aloud outside; she raises her voice in the open square: She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she utters her words, saying,

Proverbs 5:1

My son, be attentive to my wisdom, and incline your ear to my understanding:

Proverbs 8:1

Does not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?

Proverbs 16:21

The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increases learning.

Daniel 11:33

And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by plunder, many days.

1 Corinthians 2:6-7

But we speak wisdom among them that are mature: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nothing: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

Proverbs 15:31

The ear that hears the reproof of life abides among the wise.

Proverbs 9:9

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 15:12

A scoffer loves not one that reproves him: neither will he go unto the wise.

Acts 7:10

And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.

Deuteronomy 1:15

So I took the heads of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.

Deuteronomy 34:9

And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.

2 Samuel 14:20

To bring about this change of affairs has your servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth.

Psalm 78:72

So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.

1 Kings 3:16-28

Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him. And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house. And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, except we two in the house.read more.
And this woman's child died in the night; because she laid on it. And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while your handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom. And when I rose in the morning to nurse my child, behold, it was dead: but when I had looked at it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, whom I did bear. And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is your son. And the first said, No; but the dead is your son, and the living is my son. Thus they spoke before the king. Then said the king, The one says, This is my son that lives, and your son is dead: and the other says, Nay; but your son is dead, and my son is living. And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king. And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other. Then spoke the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her heart yearned for her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and by no means slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor yours, but divide it. Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and by no means slay it: she is the mother of it. And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do justice.

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