Wisdom, Human Importance

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Proverbs 4:7

The beginning of wisdom: Get wisdom! With all [that is in] your possession, gain insight.

Proverbs 8:10-11

Take my teaching and not silver; may you choose knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than jewels, and all desires shall not compare with her.

Proverbs 15:24

The path of life [leads] upward for him who has insight, in order to turn away from Sheol below.

Proverbs 24:14

Thus know wisdom for [the sake of] your soul, if you find [it], then there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Proverbs 3:1-2

My child, do not forget my instruction, and may your heart guard my commands. For length of days, years of life, and peace they shall add to you.

Proverbs 19:8

He who acquires wisdom loves himself; he who guards understanding [loves] to find good.

Proverbs 21:20-21

Precious treasure and oil [are] in the house of the wise, but the foolish person will devour them. He who pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.

Proverbs 24:3

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established.

Proverbs 4:6

Do not forsake her--then she will guard you; love her and she will keep you.

Proverbs 1:33

Whoever listens to me will dwell in security and rest securely from dread and disaster."

Proverbs 2:6-11

For Yahweh will give wisdom; from his mouth [come] knowledge and understanding. For the upright, he stores sound judgment, a shield for those who walk uprightly, [in order] to guard paths of justice and keep the way of his faithful [ones].read more.
Then you will understand righteousness and justice and uprightness--every good course-- for wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasing to your soul. Discretion will watch over you; understanding will protect you,

1 Kings 3:12

behold, I do hereby do according to your word. I hereby give you a wise and discerning heart; there was no one like you before you, nor afterwards will one like you arise.

Job 38:36

Who has put wisdom in the ibis, or who has given understanding to the rooster?

Proverbs 2:2

[in order] to incline your ear toward wisdom, [then] you shall apply your heart to understanding.

Proverbs 16:23

The heart of the wise will make his mouth judicious, and upon his lips, it will add persuasiveness.

Proverbs 22:17

Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise; you shall apply your heart to my teaching.

Proverbs 1:3

to gain {insightful instruction}, righteousness and justice and equity,

Proverbs 4:11

In the way of wisdom I have instructed you; I have led you in the path of uprightness.

Proverbs 15:21

Folly is a joy to him who lacks {sense}, and a person of understanding {will walk upright}.

Proverbs 23:19

You, my child, hear and be wise, and direct your heart on the road

Jeremiah 4:22

"For my people [are] foolish, they have not known me. They [are] foolish children, and they do not have insight. They [are] skillful at doing evil, and they do not know [how] to do good."

Hosea 14:9

Who [is] wise that he can understand these [things]? Who is discerning that he knows them? The ways of Yahweh [are] right, and [the] righteous walk in them; but transgressors stumble in them.

Romans 16:19

For [the report of] your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, and I want you to be wise toward what [is] good, but innocent toward what [is] evil.

Colossians 1:9-10

Because of this also we, from the day we heard about [it], did not cease praying for you, and asking that you may be filled [with] the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual insight, so that you may live in a manner worthy of the Lord, {to please [him] in all respects}, bearing fruit in every good deed and increasing in the knowledge of God,

James 3:14-17

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and tell lies against the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but [is] earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where [there is] jealousy and selfish ambition, there [is] disorder and every evil practice.read more.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, obedient, full of mercy and good fruits, nonjudgmental, without hypocrisy,

Matthew 25:1-10

"Then the kingdom of heaven may be compared to ten virgins who took their lamps [and] went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were foolish and five [were] wise. For [when] the foolish ones took their lamps, they did not take olive oil with them.read more.
But the wise ones took olive oil in flasks with their lamps. And [when] the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. But in the middle of the night there was a shout, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!' Then all those virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish ones said to the wise ones, 'Give us [some] of your olive oil, because our lamps are going out!' But the wise ones answered saying, "Certainly there will never be enough for us and for you! Go instead to those who sell [olive oil] and buy [some] for yourselves.' But [while] they had gone away to buy [it] the bridegroom arrived, and those who were ready went inside with him to the wedding celebration, and the door was shut.

Proverbs 27:12

[When] the clever sees danger, he hides; the simple go on [and] suffer.

Proverbs 8:15-16

By me kings reign, and rulers decree righteousness. By me rulers rule, and nobles--all judges of righteousness.

Deuteronomy 1:13

Choose for yourselves {wise and discerning and knowledgeable men} for [each of] your tribes, and I will appoint them as your leaders.'

1 Kings 5:7

When Hiram heard the words of Solomon, he rejoiced greatly, and he said, "Blessed be Yahweh this day, who has given to David a wise son over this great people."

1 Chronicles 22:12

Only may Yahweh give to you understanding and insight that he might give you charge over Israel and the keeping of the law of Yahweh your God.

Psalm 2:10

So then, O kings, be wise. Be warned, O rulers of [the] earth.

Psalm 105:22

to obligate his officials {as he saw fit} and teach his elders wisdom.

Proverbs 28:2

By the rebellion of a land, her rulers increase, but by a person of intelligence who knows justice, it will last.

Isaiah 56:11

And the dogs {have a greedy appetite}; they {are never satisfied}. And they are [the] shepherds! They do not have understanding. They all turn to their [own] way, each one for his [own] gain, {every one of them}.

1 Kings 3:28

When all of Israel heard the judgment that the king had rendered, they {stood in awe} of the king, because they realized that the wisdom of God was in him to execute justice.

1 Kings 3:9

Give to your servant a listening heart to judge your people, to discern between good and bad, because who is able to judge this, your difficult people?"

2 Chronicles 1:10

Now, give to me wisdom and knowledge that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can judge this, your great people?"

Psalm 37:30

[The] mouth of [the] righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.

Proverbs 20:26

A wise king winnows the wicked, and he will drive a wheel over them.

Proverbs 24:23

These [sayings] are also for the wise: {Partiality} in judgment is not good.

Matthew 24:45

"Who then is the faithful and wise slave whom the master has put in charge of his household slaves to give them their food at the right time?

Luke 12:42

And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful wise manager whom the master will put in charge over his servants to give [them] [their] food allowance at the right time?

1 Corinthians 6:5

I say [this] to your shame. So is there not anyone wise among you who will be able to render a decision between his brothers?

Psalm 49:3

My mouth will speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart [will be] understanding.

Proverbs 1:20-21

Wisdom calls out in the streets, in the squares she raises her voice. On a {busy corner} she cries out, at the entrances of the gates in the city, she speaks her sayings:

Proverbs 5:1

My child, be attentive to my wisdom, and to my understanding incline your ear;

Proverbs 8:1

Does not wisdom call, and understanding raise its voice?

Proverbs 16:21

The wise of heart is called perceptive, but he who is pleasant of lips will increase persuasiveness.

Daniel 11:33

And those who have insight {will instruct} the many, but they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder {for some time}.

1 Corinthians 2:6-7

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,

Proverbs 15:31

The ear of him who listens [to] admonitions of life, in the midst of the wise it will lodge.

Proverbs 9:9

Give to a wise one and he will become more wise; {teach} a righteous one and he will increase learning.

Acts 7:10

and rescued him from all his afflictions and granted him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And he appointed him ruler over Egypt and all his household.

Deuteronomy 1:15

And so I took the leaders of your tribes, wise and knowledgeable men, and [then] I appointed them as leaders over you [as] commanders of [groups of] thousands and commanders of [groups of] hundreds and commanders of [groups of] fifties and commanders of [groups of] tens [as] officials for your tribes.

Deuteronomy 34:9

Now Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom because Moses had placed his hands on him, and the {Israelites} listened to him, and they did as Yahweh had commanded Moses.

2 Samuel 14:20

In order {to change the situation}, your servant Joab did this thing. But my lord [has] wisdom, as the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all that [is] on the earth."

Psalm 78:72

And he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, and led them by the skillfulness of his hands.

1 Kings 3:16-28

Then two prostitutes came to the king, and they stood before him. The one woman said, "Please my lord, I and this woman are living in one house, and I gave birth, with her in the house. It happened on the third day [after] my giving birth, this woman also gave birth, and we [were] together. There was not anyone with us in the house, only the two of us [were] in the house.read more.
Then the son of this woman died [in the] night because she laid on him. So she got up in the middle of the night, and she took my son from beside me while your servant was asleep, and she put him in her lap, and she put her dead son in my lap. When I got up in the morning to nurse my son, behold, he was dead! When I looked closely at him in the morning, behold, it was not my son whom I had borne." Then the other woman said, "No, for my son [is] the living one, and your son [is] the dead one." The other kept on saying, "No, for your son [is] the dead one, and my son [is] the living one," and so they argued in front of the king. Then the king said, "This one [is] saying, 'This [is] my son, the living one, but your son [is] the dead one,' and the other one keeps saying, 'But no! Your son [is] the dead one, and my son [is] living!'" So the king said, "Bring me a sword," and they brought the sword before the king. Then the king said, "Divide the living child into two, and give half to the one and half to the other." Then the woman whose son [was] the living one spoke to the king because her compassion was aroused for her son, and she said, "Please, my lord, give her the living child, but certainly do not kill him!" The other one [was] saying, "As for me, so for you! Divide [him]!" Then the king answered and said, "Give the living child to her, and do not kill him; she [is] his mother." When all of Israel heard the judgment that the king had rendered, they {stood in awe} of the king, because they realized that the wisdom of God was in him to execute justice.

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