Wisdom, Human Importance

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Proverbs 4:7

Wisdom is supreme. Get wisdom. Yes, though it costs all your possessions, get understanding.

Proverbs 8:10-11

Receive my instruction rather than silver; knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies. All the things that may be desired can't be compared to it.

Proverbs 15:24

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

Proverbs 24:14

so you shall know wisdom to be to your soul; if you have found it, then there will be a reward, your hope will not be cut off.

Proverbs 3:1-2

My son, don't forget my teaching; but let your heart keep my commandments: for length of days, and years of life, and peace, will they add to you.

Proverbs 19:8

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul. He who keeps understanding shall find good.

Proverbs 21:20-21

There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man swallows it up. He who follows after righteousness and kindness finds life, righteousness, and honor.

Proverbs 24:3

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

Proverbs 4:6

Don't forsake her, and she will preserve you. Love her, and she will keep you.

Proverbs 1:33

But whoever listens to me will dwell securely, and will be at ease, without fear of harm."

Proverbs 2:6-11

For Yahweh gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding. He lays up sound wisdom for the upright. He is a shield to those who walk in integrity; that he may guard the paths of justice, and preserve the way of his saints.read more.
Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path. For wisdom will enter into your heart. Knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will watch over you. Understanding will keep you,

1 Kings 3:12

behold, I have done according to your word. Behold, I have given you a wise and an understanding heart; so that there has been none like you before you, neither after you shall any arise like you.

Job 38:36

Who has put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who has given understanding to the mind?

Proverbs 2:2

So as to turn your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;

Proverbs 22:17

Turn your ear, and listen to the words of the wise. Apply your heart to my teaching.

Proverbs 1:3

to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity;

Proverbs 4:11

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

Proverbs 15:21

Folly is joy to one who is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding keeps his way straight.

Proverbs 23:19

Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path!

Jeremiah 4:22

"For my people are foolish, they don't know me. They are foolish children, and they have no understanding. They are skillful in doing evil, but to do good they have no knowledge."

Hosea 14:9

Who is wise, that he may understand these things? Who is prudent, that he may know them? For the ways of Yahweh are right, and the righteous walk in them; But the rebellious stumble in them.

Romans 16:19

For your obedience has become known to all. I rejoice therefore over you. But I desire to have you wise in that which is good, but innocent in that which is evil.

Colossians 1:9-10

For this cause, we also, since the day we heard this, don't cease praying and making requests for you, that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, that you may walk worthily of the Lord, to please him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

James 3:14-17

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't boast and don't lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, sensual, and demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition are, there is confusion and every evil deed.read more.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Matthew 25:1-10

"Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. Those who were foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them,read more.
but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept. But at midnight there was a cry, 'Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!' Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. The foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' But the wise answered, saying, 'What if there isn't enough for us and you? You go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.' While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut.

Proverbs 27:12

A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

Proverbs 8:15-16

By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule; nobles, and all the righteous rulers of the earth.

Deuteronomy 1:13

Take wise men of understanding and well known according to your tribes, and I will make them heads over you."

1 Kings 5:7

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

1 Chronicles 22:12

May Yahweh give you discretion and understanding, and put you in charge of Israel; that so you may keep the law of Yahweh your God.

Psalm 2:10

Now therefore be wise, you kings. Be instructed, you judges of the earth.

Psalm 105:22

to discipline his princes at his pleasure, and to teach his elders wisdom.

Proverbs 28:2

In rebellion, a land has many rulers, but order is maintained by a man of understanding and knowledge.

Isaiah 56:11

Yes, the dogs are greedy, they can never have enough; and these are shepherds who can't understand: they have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, from every quarter.

1 Kings 3:28

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 your servant therefore an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and evil; for who is able to judge this your great people?"

2 Chronicles 1:10

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

Psalm 37:30

The mouth of the righteous talks of wisdom. His tongue speaks justice.

Proverbs 20:26

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

Proverbs 24:23

These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good.

Matthew 24:45

"Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has set over his household, to give them their food in due season?

Luke 12:42

The Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the right times?

1 Corinthians 6:5

I say this to move you to shame. Isn't there even one wise man among you who would be able to decide between his brothers?

Psalm 49:3

My mouth will speak words of wisdom. My heart shall utter understanding.

Proverbs 1:20-21

Wisdom calls aloud in the street. She utters her voice in the public squares. She calls at the head of noisy places. At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words:

Proverbs 5:1

My son, pay attention to my wisdom. Turn your ear to my understanding:

Proverbs 8:1

Doesn't wisdom cry out? Doesn't understanding raise her voice?

Proverbs 16:21

The wise in heart shall be called prudent. Pleasantness of the lips promotes instruction.

Daniel 11:33

Those who are wise among the people shall instruct many; yet they shall fall by the sword and by flame, by captivity and by spoil, [many] days.

1 Corinthians 2:6-7

We speak wisdom, however, among those who are full grown; yet a wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world, who are coming to nothing. But we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the wisdom that has been hidden, which God foreordained before the worlds for our glory,

Proverbs 15:31

The ear that listens to reproof lives, and will be at home among the wise.

Proverbs 9:9

Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Acts 7:10

and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. 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 of thousands, and captains of hundreds, and captains of fifties, and captains of tens, and officers, according to your tribes.

Deuteronomy 34:9

Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands on him: and the children of Israel listened to him, and did as Yahweh commanded Moses.

2 Samuel 14:20

to change the face of the matter has your servant Joab done this thing. 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 was their shepherd according to the integrity of his heart, and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands. A Psalm by Asaph.

1 Kings 3:16-28

Then two women who were prostitutes came to the king, and stood before him. The one woman said, "Oh, my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house. I delivered a child with her in the house. It happened the third day after I delivered, that this woman delivered also. We were together. There was no stranger with us in the house, just us two in the house.read more.
This woman's child died in the night, because she lay on it. 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. 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 bore." The other woman said, "No; but the living is my son, and the dead is your son." This said, "No; but the dead is your son, and the living is my son." Thus they spoke before the king. Then the king said, "The one says, 'This is my son who lives, and your son is the dead;' and the other says, 'No; but your son is the dead one, and my son is the living one.'" The king said, "Get me a sword." They brought a sword before the king. The king said, "Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other." Then the woman whose the living child was spoke to the king, for her heart yearned over her son, and she said, "Oh, my lord, give her the living child, and in no way kill it!" But the other said, "It shall be neither mine nor yours. Divide it." Then the king answered, "Give her the living child, and in no way kill it. She is its mother." 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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