Wisdom, Human Nature

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Exodus 36:1

And Bezalel and Oholiab and everyone [who is] skilled of heart in whom Yahweh has put wisdom and skill to know and to do all the work for the service of the sanctuary--[they] will do [it], according to all that Yahweh has commanded."

Exodus 28:3

And you will speak to all [the] skilled of heart, whom I have given {a gift of skill}, and they will make the garments of Aaron to consecrate him for his serving as my priest.

Exodus 31:2-6

"See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri the son of Hur, from the tribe of Judah. And I have filled him [with] the Spirit of God, with wisdom and with skill and with knowledge and with every [kind of] craftsmanship, to devise designs, to work with gold and with silver and with bronze,read more.
and in stonecutting for setting and in cutting wood, for doing every [kind of] craftsmanship. And, look, I have given with him Oholiab the son of Ahisamach, from the tribe of Dan, and I have put skill in the heart of all [the] skilled of heart, and they will make all that I have commanded you--

Exodus 35:30-35

And Moses said to the {Israelites}, "See, Yahweh has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri the son of Hur, from the tribe of Judah. And he has filled him [with] the Spirit of God, with wisdom and with skill and with knowledge and with every [kind of] craftsmanship, and to devise designs, to work with the gold and with the silver and with the bronze,read more.
and in stonecutting for setting and in cutting wood, for doing every [kind of] design craftsmanship. And he has put [it] in his heart to teach--he and Oholiab the son of Ahisamach, from the tribe of Dan. He has filled them [with] skill of heart to do every work of a craftsman and a designer and an embroiderer with the blue and with the purple, with the crimson [yarns] and with the fine linen and a weaver; [they are] doers of every [kind of] craftsmanship and devisers of designs.

Exodus 35:25-26

And every woman [who was] skilled of heart with her hands they spun, and they brought yarn--the blue and the purple, the crimson and the fine linen. And all the women whose heart lifted them with skill spun the goat hair.

Exodus 36:8

And all who were skilled of heart among the doers of the work made the tabernacle [with] ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue and purple and crimson [yarns], [with] cherubim; he made them, the work of a skilled craftsman.

1 Chronicles 22:15

And with you [there is] an abundance of craftsmen: stonecutters, masons, carpenters, and everyone skilled in every [kind of] craftsmanship

1 Chronicles 28:21

And behold, the working groups of the priests and the Levites for all the service of the house of God; and with you in all the work for all [those] willing with the skill for every service, and the commanders and all the people for all your commands."

2 Chronicles 2:7

So then, send to me skilled men to work with gold, silver, bronze, and iron, and with purple, crimson, and blue fabric, knowledgeable in engraving, with the skilled men who [are] with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father has established.

1 Kings 7:13-14

King Solomon invited and received Hiram from Tyre. He [was] the son of a widow woman from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father [was] a man of Tyre, an artisan of bronze. He was filled with wisdom and with ability and with the knowledge to do all the work with the bronze. And he came to King Solomon, and he did all of his work.

Isaiah 40:20

The one who is [too] impoverished [for] a gift chooses wood [that] will not rot; he seeks a skillful artisan for himself to set up an image [that] will not be knocked over.

Jeremiah 10:9

Silver beaten from Tarshish is brought, and gold from Uphaz, the work of [the] craftsman and [the] hands of the goldsmith. Blue and purple [are] their clothing, all of them [are] the work of skillful people.

Jeremiah 9:17

Thus says Yahweh of hosts: "Consider closely, and call for the wailing women, so that they come, and for the skillful women, so that they come.

Ezekiel 27:8-9

The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvan were your rowers; your {skilled men}, O Tyre, were {from your own people}, [and] they [were] your seamen. The elders of Gebal and its {skilled men} were {among you} [as] the repairers of [the] seam of your boat; all of the ships of the sea and their mariners were {among you} to barter your wares.

Proverbs 21:20

Precious treasure and oil [are] in the house of the wise, but the foolish person will devour them.

Proverbs 21:22

To a city of warriors, the wise ascends, and he will bring down the stronghold--its object of trust.

Isaiah 10:13

For he says, "I have done [it] by the strength of my hand and by my wisdom, for I have understanding, and I have removed [the] boundaries of peoples, and I have plundered their stores, and like a bull I have brought down {the inhabitants}.

Ezekiel 28:4-5

By your wisdom and by your understanding you have gained for yourself wealth, and you have amassed gold and silver in your treasuries. By the abundance of your wisdom in your trading you [have] increased your wealth and your heart was proud in your wealth." '"

Genesis 41:8

And it happened [that] in the morning his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called all of the magicians of Egypt, and all its wise men, and Pharaoh told his dream to them. But {they had no interpretation} for Pharaoh.

Isaiah 19:11

Surely the princes of Zoan [are] foolish; the wise of the counselors of Pharaoh [give] senseless counsel. How can you say to Pharaoh, "I myself [am] a son of sages, a {descendant} of ancient kings"?

Jeremiah 51:57

"And I will make drunk her officials, and her wise men, her governors, and her officials, and her warriors, and they will sleep {an everlasting sleep}, and they will not wake up," {declares} the King, Yahweh of hosts [is] his name.

Daniel 4:6

And a decree was {sent out}, [ordering that] all [the] wise men of Babylon [were] to be brought in before me [so] that they may make known to me [the] explanation of the dream.

Daniel 5:8

Then all the wise men of the king came in, but they were not able to read the writing or to make known its explanation.

1 Chronicles 26:14

And the lot fell to the east to Shelemiah. As for Zechariah his son, {a wise counselor}, they cast lots. And his lot came out for the north.

1 Chronicles 27:32-33

And Jehonathan the uncle of David [was] an adviser, a man of insight, and he was a scribe. And Jehiel the son of Hachmoni [was] with the sons of the king. And Ahithophel [was] an adviser to the king, and Hushai the Arkite [was] a friend of the king.

Genesis 41:33-36

Now then, let Pharaoh select a man [who is] discerning and wise, and let him set him over the land of Egypt. Let Pharaoh do [this], and let him appoint supervisors over the land, and let him take one-fifth from the land of Egypt in the seven years of abundance. Then let them gather all the food of these coming good years and let them pile up grain under the hand of Pharaoh [for] food in the cities, and let them keep [it].read more.
Then the food shall be as a deposit for the land for the seven years of the famine that will be in the land of Egypt, that the land will not perish on account of the famine."

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."

1 Kings 5:12

Yahweh gave wisdom to Solomon as he promised to him, and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon, and the two of them {made} a covenant.

Daniel 2:48

Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon and the chief prefect over all the wise men of Babylon.

Exodus 7:11

And Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers, and they also, the magicians of Egypt, did likewise with their secret arts.

Psalm 58:5

so that it does not hear [the] voice of charmers [or the] skilled caster of spells.

Daniel 2:7

They answered once more and said, "Let the king tell the dream to his servants and we will make the explanation known."

Daniel 5:7

The king cried {aloud} to bring [in] the conjurers, the {astrologers} and the diviners; the king {spoke} and said to [the] wise men of Babylon, "Any man that can read this writing and can tell me its explanation will be clothed [in] purple and [will have] necklace of gold [hung] around his neck and he will rule [as] third [in authority] in the kingdom."

Genesis 41:39

Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has made all of this known to you there is no one as discerning and wise as you.

Jeremiah 9:12

Who [is] the wise man that can understand this? And to whom has the mouth of Yahweh spoken, so that he may declare it? Why is the land destroyed? It is laid waste like the desert so that no one passes through."

Revelation 13:18

Here is wisdom: the one who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number, and his number [is] six hundred sixty-six.

Revelation 17:9

Here [is] the mind that has wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains {on which the woman sits} and they are seven kings.

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.

Job 11:6

and [that] he would tell you [the] secrets of wisdom, for {insight has many sides}. And know that God {on your behalf} has forgotten {some of} your guilt.

Psalm 107:43

Whoever [is] wise, then let him observe these [things], and let them consider Yahweh's acts of loyal love.

Daniel 12:10

Many will be purified and will be cleansed and will be refined, but [the] wicked will act wickedly {and none of the wicked will understand}, but {those who have insight} will understand.

Micah 6:9

The voice of Yahweh calls to the city ([it is] sound judgment to fear your name): "Hear, staff! Now who has appointed it?

Proverbs 30:3

And I have not learned wisdom, nor will I know knowledge of the Holy One.

Deuteronomy 4:6

And {you must observe them diligently}, for that [is] your wisdom and your insight before the eyes of the people, who will hear all [of] these rules, and they will say, 'Surely this great nation [is] a wise and discerning people.'

Proverbs 8:1-4

Does not wisdom call, and understanding raise its voice? {Atop the heights} beside the road, at the crossroads she stands. Beside gates, before towns, [at the] entrance of doors, she cries out:read more.
"To you, O {people}, I call, and my cry is to the children of humankind.

Proverbs 9:1-6

Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her slaughtering, mixed her wine, [and] also set her table. She has sent her servant girls, she calls upon the wings of the high places of town,read more.
"Whoever [is] simple, let him turn here." As for the one who lacks {sense}, she says to him, "Come, eat with my bread; drink with the wine I have mixed. Lay aside simplicity and live; walk in the way of understanding."

Proverbs 8:5-21

Learn prudence, O simple ones; fools, learn {intelligence}. Listen! For noble things I will speak, and upright things from the opening of my lips. My mouth will utter truth, and wickedness [is] an abomination to my lips.read more.
All sayings of my mouth [are] in righteousness; none of them are twisted and crooked. All of them are straight to him who understands, and upright to those who find knowledge. 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. I, wisdom, live with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion. The fear of Yahweh [is] hatred of evil, pride, and arrogance and an evil way. And I hate a mouth of perversity. {Advice and sound judgment} are mine; I am understanding, {strength is mine}. By me kings reign, and rulers decree righteousness. By me rulers rule, and nobles--all judges of righteousness. I love {those who love me}, and those who seek me diligently shall find me. Fortune and glory [are] with me, enduring wealth and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, even refined gold, and my yield than choice silver. In the way of righteousness I walk, in the midst of paths of justice, [in order] to endow those who love me [with] wealth, and I will fill their treasuries.

Proverbs 8:22-32

"Yahweh possessed me, [the] first of his ways, before his acts {of old}. From eternity, I was set up from [the] first, from the beginning of the earth. When there were no depths, I was brought forth, when there were no springs of {abounding} water.read more.
Before mountains had been shaped, before hills, I was brought forth. When he had not yet made earth and fields, or the first dust of the world, {when he established} the heavens, there I [was], {when he drew} a circle upon the face of the deep, {when he made} skies from above, when he founded fountains of the deep, {when he assigned} his limits to the sea, that waters shall not transgress his {command}, {when he marked} the foundations of the earth, I was {beside} him, a master workman, and I was delighting day by day, rejoicing before him {always}, rejoicing in the world of his earth, and my delight [was] with the children of humankind. "And now, children, listen to me; happy [are] those who will keep my ways.

1 Corinthians 1:18-25

For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will confound." Where [is] the wise person? Where [is] the scribe? Where [is] the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?read more.
For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased through the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe. For indeed, Jews ask for sign miracles and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a cause for stumbling, but to the Gentiles foolishness, but to those [who are] called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ [is] the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human [wisdom], and the weakness of God [is] stronger than human [strength].

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