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86 Bible Verses about Wisdom, Human Importance

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Proverbs 4:7

Wisdom is supreme -- so acquire wisdom, and whatever you acquire, acquire understanding!

Proverbs 8:10-11

Receive my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies, and desirable things cannot be compared to her.

Proverbs 15:24

The path of life is upward for the wise person, to keep him from going downward to Sheol.

Proverbs 13:14

Instruction from the wise is like a life-giving fountain, to turn a person from deadly snares.

Proverbs 24:14

Likewise, know that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, you will have a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Proverbs 3:1-2

My child, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for they will provide a long and full life, and they will add well-being to you.

Proverbs 19:8

The one who acquires wisdom loves himself; the one who preserves understanding will prosper.

Proverbs 21:20-21

There is desirable treasure and olive oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish person devours all he has. The one who pursues righteousness and love finds life, bounty, and honor.

Proverbs 24:3

By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established;

Proverbs 4:6

Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will guard you.

Proverbs 1:33

But the one who listens to me will live in security, and will be at ease from the dread of harm.

Proverbs 2:6-11

For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding. He stores up effective counsel for the upright, and is like a shield for those who live with integrity, to guard the paths of the righteous and to protect the way of his pious ones.read more.
Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity -- every good way. For wisdom will enter your heart, and moral knowledge will be attractive to you. Discretion will protect you, understanding will guard you,

1 Kings 3:12

I grant your request, and give you a wise and discerning mind superior to that of anyone who has preceded or will succeed you.

Job 38:36

Who has put wisdom in the heart, or has imparted understanding to the mind?

Proverbs 2:2

by making your ear attentive to wisdom, and by turning your heart to understanding,

Proverbs 16:23

A wise person's heart makes his speech wise and it adds persuasiveness to his words.

Proverbs 22:17

Incline your ear and listen to the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my instruction.

Proverbs 1:3

To receive moral instruction in skillful living, in righteousness, justice, and equity.

Proverbs 4:11

I will guide you in the way of wisdom and I will lead you in upright paths.

Proverbs 15:21

Folly is a joy to one who lacks sense, but one who has understanding follows an upright course.

Proverbs 23:19

Listen, my child, and be wise, and guide your heart on the right way.

Jeremiah 4:22

The Lord answered, "This will happen because my people are foolish. They do not know me. They are like children who have no sense. They have no understanding. They are skilled at doing evil. They do not know how to do good."

Hosea 14:9

Who is wise? Let him discern these things! Who is discerning? Let him understand them! For the ways of the Lord are right; the godly walk in them, but in them the rebellious stumble.

Romans 16:19

Your obedience is known to all and thus I rejoice over you. But I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.

Colossians 1:9-10

For this reason we also, from the day we heard about you, have not ceased praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may live worthily of the Lord and please him in all respects -- bearing fruit in every good deed, growing in the knowledge of God,

James 3:14-17

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfishness in your hearts, do not boast and tell lies against the truth. Such wisdom does not come from above but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where there is jealousy and selfishness, there is disorder and every evil practice.read more.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and not hypocritical.

Matthew 25:1-10

"At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of the virgins were foolish, and five were wise. When the foolish ones took their lamps, they did not take extra olive oil with them.read more.
But the wise ones took flasks of olive oil with their lamps. When the bridegroom was delayed a long time, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. But at midnight there was a shout, 'Look, the bridegroom is here! Come out to meet him.' Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.' No,' they replied. 'There won't be enough for you and for us. Go instead to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.' But while they had gone to buy it, the bridegroom arrived, and those who were ready went inside with him to the wedding banquet. Then the door was shut.

Proverbs 22:3

A shrewd person sees danger and hides himself, but the naive keep right on going and suffer for it.

Proverbs 27:12

A shrewd person sees danger and hides himself, but the naive keep right on going and suffer for it.

Proverbs 8:15-16

Kings reign by means of me, and potentates decree righteousness; by me princes rule, as well as nobles and all righteous judges.

Deuteronomy 1:13

Select wise and practical men, those known among your tribes, whom I may appoint as your leaders."

1 Kings 5:7

When Hiram heard Solomon's message, he was very happy. He said, "The Lord is worthy of praise today because he has given David a wise son to rule over this great nation."

1 Chronicles 22:12

Only may the Lord give you insight and understanding when he places you in charge of Israel, so you may obey the law of the Lord your God.

Psalm 2:10

So now, you kings, do what is wise; you rulers of the earth, submit to correction!

Psalm 105:22

giving him authority to imprison his officials and to teach his advisers.

Proverbs 28:2

When a country is rebellious it has many princes, but by someone who is discerning and knowledgeable order is maintained.

Isaiah 56:11

The dogs have big appetites; they are never full. They are shepherds who have no understanding; they all go their own way, each one looking for monetary gain.

1 Kings 3:28

When all Israel heard about the judicial decision which the king had rendered, they respected the king, for they realized that he possessed supernatural wisdom to make judicial decisions.

1 Kings 3:9

So give your servant a discerning mind so he can make judicial decisions for your people and distinguish right from wrong. Otherwise no one is able to make judicial decisions for this great nation of yours."

2 Chronicles 1:10

Now give me wisdom and discernment so I can effectively lead this nation. Otherwise no one is able to make judicial decisions for this great nation of yours."

Psalm 37:30

The godly speak wise words and promote justice.

Proverbs 20:26

A wise king separates out the wicked; he turns the threshing wheel over them.

Proverbs 24:23

These sayings also are from the wise: To show partiality in judgment is terrible:

Matthew 24:45

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

Luke 12:42

The Lord replied, "Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his household servants, to give them their allowance of food at the proper time?

1 Corinthians 6:5

I say this to your shame! Is there no one among you wise enough to settle disputes between fellow Christians?

Psalm 49:3

I will declare a wise saying; I will share my profound thoughts.

Proverbs 1:20-21

Wisdom calls out in the street, she shouts loudly in the plazas; at the head of the noisy streets she calls, in the entrances of the gates in the city she utters her words:

Proverbs 5:1

My child, be attentive to my wisdom, pay close attention to my understanding,

Proverbs 8:1

Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice?

Proverbs 16:21

The one who is wise in heart is called discerning, and kind speech increases persuasiveness.

Daniel 11:33

These who are wise among the people will teach the masses. However, they will fall by the sword and by the flame, and they will be imprisoned and plundered for some time.

1 Corinthians 2:6-7

Now we do speak wisdom among the mature, but not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are perishing. Instead we speak the wisdom of God, hidden in a mystery, that God determined before the ages for our glory.

Proverbs 15:31

The person who hears the reproof that leads to life is at home among the wise.

Proverbs 9:9

Give instruction to a wise person, and he will become wiser still; teach a righteous person and he will add to his learning.

Proverbs 15:12

The scorner does not love one who corrects him; he will not go to the wise.

Acts 7:10

and rescued him from all his troubles, and granted him favor and wisdom in the presence of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who made him ruler over Egypt and over all his household.

Deuteronomy 1:15

So I chose as your tribal leaders wise and well-known men, placing them over you as administrators of groups of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, and also as other tribal officials.

Deuteronomy 34:9

Now Joshua son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had placed his hands on him; and the Israelites listened to him and did just what the Lord had commanded Moses.

2 Samuel 14:20

Your servant Joab did this so as to change this situation. But my lord has wisdom like that of the angel of God, and knows everything that is happening in the land."

Psalm 78:72

David cared for them with pure motives; he led them with skill.

1 Kings 3:16-28

Then two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. One of the women said, "My master, this woman and I live in the same house. I had a baby while she was with me in the house. Then three days after I had my baby, this woman also had a baby. We were alone; there was no one else in the house except the two of us.read more.
This woman's child suffocated during the night when she rolled on top of him. She got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side, while your servant was sleeping. She put him in her arms, and put her dead son in my arms. I got up in the morning to nurse my son, and there he was, dead! But when I examined him carefully in the morning, I realized it was not my baby." The other woman said, "No! My son is alive; your son is dead!" But the first woman replied, "No, your son is dead; my son is alive." Each presented her case before the king. The king said, "One says, 'My son is alive; your son is dead,' while the other says, 'No, your son is dead; my son is alive.'" The king ordered, "Get me a sword!" So they placed a sword before the king. The king then said, "Cut the living child in two, and give half to one and half to the other!" The real mother spoke up to the king, for her motherly instincts were aroused. She said, "My master, give her the living child! Whatever you do, don't kill him!" But the other woman said, "Neither one of us will have him! Let them cut him in two!" The king responded, "Give the first woman the living child; don't kill him. She is the mother." When all Israel heard about the judicial decision which the king had rendered, they respected the king, for they realized that he possessed supernatural wisdom to make judicial decisions.

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