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86 Bible Verses about Wisdom, Human Importance

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Proverbs 4:7

The first thing is wisdom -- get wisdom, And with all thy getting get understanding.

Proverbs 3:13

O the happiness of a man who hath found wisdom, And of a man who bringeth forth understanding.

Proverbs 8:10-11

Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold. For better is wisdom than rubies, Yea, all delights are not comparable with it.

Proverbs 15:24

A path of life is on high for the wise, To turn aside from Sheol beneath.

Proverbs 24:14

So is the knowledge of wisdom to thy soul, If thou hast found that there is a posterity And thy hope is not cut off.

Proverbs 3:1-2

My son! my law forget not, And my commands let thy heart keep, For length of days and years, Life and peace they do add to thee.

Proverbs 19:8

Whoso is getting heart is loving his soul, He is keeping understanding to find good.

Proverbs 21:20-21

A treasure to be desired, and oil, Is in the habitation of the wise, And a foolish man swalloweth it up. Whoso is pursuing righteousness and kindness, Findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

Proverbs 24:3

By wisdom is a house builded, And by understanding it establisheth itself.

Proverbs 4:6

Forsake her not, and she doth preserve thee, Love her, and she doth keep thee.

Proverbs 2:6-11

For Jehovah giveth wisdom, From His mouth knowledge and understanding. Even to lay up for the upright substance, A shield for those walking uprightly. To keep the paths of judgment, And the way of His saints He preserveth.read more.
Then understandest thou righteousness, And judgment, and uprightness -- every good path. For wisdom cometh into thy heart, And knowledge to thy soul is pleasant, Thoughtfulness doth watch over thee, Understanding doth keep thee,

1 Kings 3:12

lo, I have done according to thy words; lo, I have given to thee a heart, wise and understanding, that like thee there hath not been before thee, and after thee there doth not arise like thee;

Job 38:36

Who hath put in the inward parts wisdom? Or who hath given To the covered part understanding?

Proverbs 2:2

To cause thine ear to attend to wisdom, Thou inclinest thy heart to understanding,

Proverbs 16:23

The heart of the wise causeth his mouth to act wisely, And by his lips he increaseth learning,

Proverbs 22:17

Incline thine ear, and hear words of the wise, And thy heart set to my knowledge,

Proverbs 1:3

For receiving the instruction of wisdom, Righteousness, judgment, and uprightness,

Proverbs 4:11

In a way of wisdom I have directed thee, I have caused thee to tread in paths of uprightness.

Proverbs 15:21

Folly is joy to one lacking heart, And a man of intelligence directeth his going.

Proverbs 23:19

Hear thou, my son, and be wise, And make happy in the way thy heart,

Jeremiah 4:22

For my people are foolish, me they have not known, Foolish sons are they, yea, they are not intelligent, Wise are they to do evil, And to do good they have not known.

Hosea 14:9

Who is wise, and doth understand these? Prudent, and knoweth them? For upright are the ways of Jehovah, And the righteous go on in them, And the transgressors stumble therein!

Romans 16:19

for your obedience did reach to all; I rejoice, therefore, as regards you, and I wish you to be wise, indeed, as to the good, and harmless as to the evil;

Colossians 1:9-10

Because of this, we also, from the day in which we heard, do not cease praying for you, and asking that ye may be filled with the full knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, to your walking worthily of the Lord to all pleasing, in every good work being fruitful, and increasing to the knowledge of God,

James 3:14-17

and if bitter zeal ye have, and rivalry in your heart, glory not, nor lie against the truth; this wisdom is not descending from above, but earthly, physical, demon-like, for where zeal and rivalry are, there is insurrection and every evil matter;read more.
and the wisdom from above, first, indeed, is pure, then peaceable, gentle, easily entreated, full of kindness and good fruits, uncontentious, and unhypocritical: --

Matthew 25:1-10

'Then shall the reign of the heavens be likened to ten virgins, who, having taken their lamps, went forth to meet the bridegroom; and five of them were prudent, and five foolish; they who were foolish having taken their lamps, did not take with themselves oil;read more.
and the prudent took oil in their vessels, with their lamps. 'And the bridegroom tarrying, they all nodded and were sleeping, and in the middle of the night a cry was made, Lo, the bridegroom doth come; go ye forth to meet him. 'Then rose all those virgins, and trimmed their lamps, and the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil, because our lamps are going out; and the prudent answered, saying -- Lest there may not be sufficient for us and you, go ye rather unto those selling, and buy for yourselves. 'And while they are going away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those ready went in with him to the marriage-feasts, and the door was shut;

Proverbs 22:3

The prudent hath seen the evil, and is hidden, And the simple have passed on, and are punished.

Proverbs 27:12

The prudent hath seen the evil, he is hidden, The simple have passed on, they are punished.

Proverbs 8:15-16

By me kings reign, and princes decree righteousness, By me do chiefs rule, and nobles, All judges of the earth.

Deuteronomy 1:13

Give for yourselves men, wise and intelligent, and known to your tribes, and I set them for your heads;

1 Kings 5:7

And it cometh to pass at Hiram's hearing the words of Solomon, that he rejoiceth exceedingly, and saith, 'Blessed is Jehovah to-day, who hath given to David a wise son over this numerous people.'

1 Chronicles 22:12

Only, Jehovah give to thee wisdom and understanding, and charge thee concerning Israel, even to keep the law of Jehovah thy God;

Psalm 2:10

And now, O kings, act wisely, Be instructed, O judges of earth,

Psalm 105:22

To bind his chiefs at his pleasure, And his elders he maketh wise.

Proverbs 28:2

By the transgression of a land many are its heads. And by an intelligent man, Who knoweth right -- it is prolonged.

Isaiah 56:11

And the dogs are strong of desire, They have not known sufficiency, And they are shepherds! They have not known understanding, All of them to their own way they did turn, Each to his dishonest gain from his quarter:

1 Kings 3:28

And all Israel hear of the judgment that the king hath judged, and fear because of the king, for they have seen that the wisdom of God is in his heart, to do judgment.

1 Kings 3:9

and Thou hast given to Thy servant an understanding heart, to judge Thy people, to discern between good and evil; for who is able to judge this Thy great people?'

2 Chronicles 1:10

now, wisdom and knowledge give to me, and I go out before this people, and I come in, for who doth judge this Thy great people?'

Psalm 37:30

The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom, And his tongue speaketh judgment.

Proverbs 20:26

A wise king is scattering the wicked, And turneth back on them the wheel.

Proverbs 24:23

These also are for the wise: -- To discern faces in judgment is not good.

Matthew 24:45

'Who, then, is the servant, faithful and wise, whom his lord did set over his household, to give them the nourishment in season?

Luke 12:42

And the Lord said, 'Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the lord shall set over his household, to give in season the wheat measure?

1 Corinthians 6:5

unto your shame I speak: so there is not among you one wise man, not even one, who shall be able to discern in the midst of his brethren!

Psalm 49:3

My mouth speaketh wise things, And the meditations of my heart are things of understanding.

Proverbs 1:20-21

Wisdom in an out-place crieth aloud, In broad places she giveth forth her voice, At the head of the multitudes she calleth, In the openings of the gates, In the city her sayings she saith:

Proverbs 5:1

My son! to my wisdom give attention, To mine understanding incline thine ear,

Proverbs 8:1

Doth not wisdom call? And understanding give forth her voice?

Proverbs 16:21

To the wise in heart is called, 'Intelligent,' And sweetness of lips increaseth learning.

Daniel 11:33

And the teachers of the people give understanding to many; and they have stumbled by sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil -- days.

1 Corinthians 2:6-7

And wisdom we speak among the perfect, and wisdom not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age -- of those becoming useless, but we speak the hidden wisdom of God in a secret, that God foreordained before the ages to our glory,

Proverbs 15:31

An ear that is hearing the reproof of life Doth lodge among the wise.

Proverbs 9:9

Give to the wise, and he is wiser still, Make known to the righteous, And he increaseth learning.

Acts 7:10

and did deliver him out of all his tribulations, and gave him favour and wisdom before Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he did set him -- governor over Egypt and all his house.

Deuteronomy 1:15

'And I take the heads of your tribes, men, wise and known, and I appoint them heads over you, princes of thousands, and princes of hundreds, and princes of fifties, and princes of tens, and authorities, for your tribes.

Deuteronomy 34:9

And Joshua son of Nun is full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands upon him, and the sons of Israel hearken unto him, and do as Jehovah commanded Moses.

2 Samuel 14:20

in order to bring round the appearance of the thing hath thy servant Joab done this thing, and my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of a messenger of God, to know all that is in the land.'

Psalm 78:72

And he ruleth them according to the integrity of his heart, And by the skilfulness of his hands leadeth them!

1 Kings 3:16-28

then come in do two women, harlots, unto the king, and stand before him, and the one woman saith, 'O, my lord, I and this woman are dwelling in one house, and I bring forth with her, in the house; and it cometh to pass on the third day of my bringing forth, that this woman also bringeth forth, and we are together, there is no stranger with us in the house, save we two, in the house.read more.
And the son of this woman dieth at night, because she hath lain upon it, and she riseth in the middle of the night, and taketh my son from beside me -- and thy handmaid is asleep -- and layeth it in her bosom, and her dead son she hath laid in my bosom; and I rise in the morning to suckle my son, and lo, dead; and I consider concerning it in the morning, and lo, it was not my son whom I did bear.' And the other woman saith, 'Nay, but my son is the living, and thy son the dead;' and this one saith, 'Nay, but thy son is the dead, and my son the living.' And they speak before the king. And the king saith, 'This one saith, This is my son, the living, and thy son is the dead; and that one saith, Nay, but thy son is the dead, and my son the living.' And the king saith, 'Take for me a sword;' and they bring the sword before the king, and the king saith, 'Cut the living child into two, and give the half to the one, and the half to the other.' And the woman whose son is the living one saith unto the king (for her bowels yearned over her son), yea, she saith, 'O, my lord, give to her the living child, and put it not at all to death;' and this one saith, 'Let it be neither mine or thine -- cut it.' And the king answereth and saith, 'Give ye to her the living child, and put it not at all to death; she is its mother.' And all Israel hear of the judgment that the king hath judged, and fear because of the king, for they have seen that the wisdom of God is in his heart, to do judgment.

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