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Exodus 35:31

and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, and with knowledge of all kinds of work,

Job 10:12

You gave life and gracious love to me; your providential care has preserved my spirit.

Job 15:10

"We have both the gray-haired and the aged with us, and they are far older than your father.

Exodus 35:35

He has equipped them to do all kinds of work done by an engraver, designer, embroider in blue, purple and scarlet material and in fine linen, or as a weaver. They were able to do all kinds of work and were skilled designers.

Job 12:9

Who among all of these doesn't know that the LORD's hand made them,

Ecclesiastes 2:21

For sometimes people who strive to obtain wisdom, knowledge, and equity leave everything as an inheritance to a person who never worked for it. This, too, is pointless and greatly troublesome.

Job 12:16

"With God are strength and sound wisdom; both the deceived and those who deceive are responsible to him.

Amos 3:6

And when an alarm sounds in the city, the people will tremble, won't they? If there is trouble in a city, the LORD has brought it about, has he not?"

Ecclesiastes 7:11

Wise use of possessions is good; it brings benefit to the living.

Ecclesiastes 2:16

For neither the wise nor the fool will be long remembered, since in days to come everything will be forgotten. The wise man dies the same way as the fool, does he not?

Proverbs 8:22

"The LORD made me as he began his planning, before his ancient activity commenced.

Job 11:6

and disclose his wise secrets? After all, there's so much more to understanding. So be aware that God will exact from you less than your sin deserves."

Job 11:12

An empty-headed person will gain understanding when a wild donkey is born a human being!"

Job 6:5

"Will the wild donkey bray from hunger if fresh grass is beside him? Will the ox low from distress if it is near its feed?

Job 12:17

He leads counselors away naked; he turns judges into fools.

1 Corinthians 1:19

For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will reject."

Job 28:12

"Where can wisdom be found? Where is understanding's home?

Ecclesiastes 2:26

After all, to the person who is good in God's sight, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner he gives the troublesome task of acquiring and accumulating in order to leave it to someone who is good in the sight of God. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Proverbs 8:12

"I, wisdom, am related to prudence. I know how to be discreet.

Job 28:23

God understands how to get there; he knows where they live.

Ecclesiastes 8:17

I saw all of it as the activity of God. Frankly, a human being cannot understand what happens on earth, because however hard a man works to discover it, he will not find out. Despite what he thinks he knows, he will not be able to figure it out.

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Agriculture or husbandry » Requires » Wisdom

Isaiah 28:26

His God instructs him regarding the correct way, directing him how to plant.

Attributes of God » Power of God » Wisdom

Job 31:4

He watches my life, observing every one of my actions, does he not?"

Job 34:21

Yes, Job, his eyes constantly watch the behavior of human beings; he carefully observes their every step.

More verses: 1 John 3:20

Godly Fear » Described as » Wisdom

Gifts from God » Spiritual » Wisdom

Gifts from God » Temporal » Wisdom

2 Chronicles 1:12

wisdom and knowledge have been granted to you. Furthermore, I will give you riches, wealth, and honor such as none of the kings owned who lived before you and none after you are to ever attain their equal."

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Wisdom

the Gifts of God » Temporal » Wisdom

2 Chronicles 1:12

wisdom and knowledge have been granted to you. Furthermore, I will give you riches, wealth, and honor such as none of the kings owned who lived before you and none after you are to ever attain their equal."

Honey » Illustrative of » Wisdom

Proverbs 24:13-14

My son, eat honey, because it's good for you; indeed, drippings from the honeycomb are sweet to your taste; Keep in mind that wisdom is like that for your soul; if you find it, there will be a future for you, and what you hope for won't be cut short.

Jesus Christ » Names of » Wisdom

Proverbs 8:12

"I, wisdom, am related to prudence. I know how to be discreet.

Reproof » Leads to » Wisdom

Wisdom » True wisdom, general references to » The search for

Ecclesiastes 1:13

I dedicated myself to using wisdom for study and discovery of everything that is done under heaven. God uses terrible things so human beings will struggle with life.

Ecclesiastes 8:16

When I dedicated myself to experience wisdom and to observe what is undertaken on earth even going without sleep day and night

Psalm 119:169

May my cry arise before you, LORD; give me understanding according to your word.

Job 28:12

"Where can wisdom be found? Where is understanding's home?

Wisdom » God's

Proverbs 3:19

By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, and by understanding he set the heavens in place.

Jeremiah 10:7

Who wouldn't fear you, king of the nations? This is what you deserve! Indeed, among all the wise men of the nations, and throughout all their kingdoms, there is no one like you!

Wisdom » The lord giving wisdom

1 Chronicles 22:12

"Only may the LORD give you discretion and understanding as he places you in charge over Israel, so you can keep the Law of the LORD your God.

Daniel 1:17

As for these four young men, God gave them knowledge, aptitude for learning, and wisdom. Daniel also could understand all kinds of visions and dreams.

Ecclesiastes 2:24-26

The only worthwhile thing for a human being is to eat, drink, and enjoy life's goodness that he finds in what he accomplishes. This, I observed, is also from the hand of God himself, for who can eat or enjoy life apart from him? After all, to the person who is good in God's sight, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner he gives the troublesome task of acquiring and accumulating in order to leave it to someone who is good in the sight of God. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Daniel 2:20-21

and said, "May the name of God be blessed forever and ever; wisdom and power are his for evermore. It is God who alters the times and seasons, and he removes kings and promotes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.

Proverbs 2:1-22

My son, if you accept my words, and treasure my instructions making your ear attentive to wisdom, and turning your heart to understanding if, indeed, you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, read more.
if you seek it like silver and search for it like hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and learn to know God. For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up sound wisdom for the upright and is a shield to those who walk in integrity guarding the paths of the just and protecting the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right, just, and upright every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you; understanding will watch over you, delivering you from the way of evil, from men who speak perverse things, and from those who abandon the right path to travel along the ways of darkness; who delight in doing evil, and rejoice in the perverseness of evil; whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways, delivering you from the adulteress, from the immoral woman with her seductive words, someone who abandoned the companion of her youth and forgot the covenant of her God. For her house leads down to death, and her paths down to the realm of the dead. None who go to her return, nor do they reach the paths of life. This is how you will walk in the way of good men and will keep to the paths of the righteous. For the upright will live in the land, and people of integrity will remain in it. But the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the treacherous will be uprooted from it.

More verses: 1 Corinthians 2:6-16

Wisdom » True wisdom, general references to » Prayer for

2 Chronicles 1:10

Give me wisdom now, so I may go in and out among this people, because who can rule this great people that belongs to you?

Proverbs 2:3

if, indeed, you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,

More verses: Ephesians 1:17

Wisdom » Who is wise

1 Corinthians 4:9-10

For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display in last place, like men condemned to death. We have become a spectacle for the world, for angels, and for people to stare at. We are fools for the Messiah's sake, but you are wise in the Messiah. We are weak, but you are strong. You are honored, but we are dishonored.

Proverbs 14:33

Wisdom is at rest in the mind of the discerning even fools know this.

Wisdom » The wisdom of the world

James 3:13-16

Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his noble conduct that his actions are done humbly and wisely. But if you have bitter jealousy and rivalry in your hearts, stop boasting and slandering the truth. That kind of wisdom does not come from above. No, it is worldly, self-centered, and demonic. read more.
For wherever jealousy and rivalry exist, there is disorder and every kind of evil.

Isaiah 29:13-14

Then the Lord said: "Because these people draw near with their mouths and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, worship of me has become merely like rules taught by human beings. Therefore, watch out! "As for me, I will once again do amazing things with this people, wonder upon wonder. The wisdom of their wise men will perish, and the insights of their discerning men will stay hidden."

1 Corinthians 2:6

However, when we are among mature people, we do speak a message of wisdom, but not the wisdom of this world or of the rulers of this world, who are passing off the scene.

1 Corinthians 1:18-20

For the message about the cross is nonsense to those who are being destroyed, but it is God's power to us who are being saved. For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will reject." Where is the wise person? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? God has turned the wisdom of the world into nonsense, hasn't he?

More verses: 1 Corinthians 3:18-23

Wisdom » True wisdom, general references to » The preciousness of

Ecclesiastes 2:13

I concluded that wisdom is more useful than foolishness, just as light is more useful than darkness.

Job 28:16

It cannot be compared to gold from Ophir, with precious onyx, or with sapphire.

Proverbs 8:11

because wisdom is better than precious gems and nothing you desire can compare to it."

Ecclesiastes 7:19

Wisdom given as strength to a wise person is better than having ten powerful men in the city.

Proverbs 3:13-14

How joyful is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding, because her profit is better than the profit of silver, and her yield than fine gold.

Wisdom » What wisdom is

Ecclesiastes 9:16

So I concluded, "Wisdom is better than strength. Nevertheless, the wisdom of the poor is rejected his words are never heard."

Ecclesiastes 10:10

If someone's ax is blunt the edge isn't sharpened then more strength will be needed. Putting wisdom to work will bring success.

Proverbs 17:24

A person with understanding has wisdom as his objective, but a fool looks only to earthly goals.

Proverbs 4:7

Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom, and with all your effort work to acquire understanding.

Proverbs 8:11-14

because wisdom is better than precious gems and nothing you desire can compare to it." "I, wisdom, am related to prudence. I know how to be discreet. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil. Pride, arrogance, an evil lifestyle, and perverted speech I despise. read more.
Counsel belongs to me, along with sound judgment. I am understanding. Power belongs to me.

Wisdom » Christ's

Matthew 13:54

He went to his hometown and began teaching the people in their synagogue in such a way that they were amazed and asked, "Where did this man get this wisdom and these miracles?

Wisdom » What is wisdom

More verses: Deuteronomy 4:5-6

Wisdom » True wisdom, general references to » Promised

Ecclesiastes 2:26

After all, to the person who is good in God's sight, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner he gives the troublesome task of acquiring and accumulating in order to leave it to someone who is good in the sight of God. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Wisdom » Those that are wise according to the world

Job 37:23-24

We cannot find the Almighty he is majestic in power and justice, and overflowing with righteousness; he never oppresses. Therefore humanity fears him, which none of the wise can quite comprehend."

Romans 1:21-22

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him. Instead, their thoughts turned to worthless things, and their senseless hearts were darkened. Though claiming to be wise, they became fools

Isaiah 44:24-25

"This is what the LORD says, your Redeemer and the one who formed you in the womb: "I am the LORD, who has made everything, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth Who was with me at that time? who frustrates the omens of idle talkers, and drives diviners mad, who turns back the wise, and makes their knowledge foolish;

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no one deceive himself. If any of you thinks he is wise in the ways of this world, he must become a fool to become really wise.

Wisdom » The wisdom of the lord

1 Corinthians 2:6-8

However, when we are among mature people, we do speak a message of wisdom, but not the wisdom of this world or of the rulers of this world, who are passing off the scene. Instead, we speak about God's wisdom in a hidden secret, which God destined before the world began for our glory. None of the rulers of this world understood it, because if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

1 Corinthians 1:20-25

Where is the wise person? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? God has turned the wisdom of the world into nonsense, hasn't he? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased to save those who believe through the nonsense of our preaching. Jews ask for signs, and Greeks look for wisdom, read more.
but we preach the Messiah crucified. He is a stumbling block to Jews and nonsense to gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, the Messiah is God's power and God's wisdom. For God's nonsense is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.

Romans 11:33-36

O how deep are God's riches, and wisdom, and knowledge! How unfathomable are his decisions and unexplainable are his ways! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become his advisor? Or who has given him something only to have him pay it back?" read more.
For all things are from him, by him, and for him. Glory belongs to him forever! Amen.

Wisdom » True wisdom, general references to » Lays an immovable foundation

Matthew 7:24

"Therefore, everyone who listens to these messages of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on a rock.

1 Corinthians 2:6

However, when we are among mature people, we do speak a message of wisdom, but not the wisdom of this world or of the rulers of this world, who are passing off the scene.

Wisdom » True wisdom, general references to » Examples of men possessing

1 Kings 4:31

He was wiser than anyone of his day wiser than Ethan the Ezrahite, Heman, and wiser than Mahol's sons Calcol and Darda.

Daniel 1:20

In every matter of wisdom or understanding that the king discussed with them, he found them ten times superior to all the astrologers and enchanters in his entire palace.

1 Kings 10:3

Solomon answered all of her questions. Nothing was hidden from Solomon that he did not explain to her.

Wisdom » What is able to make you wise

2 Timothy 3:14-15

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and found to be true, because you know from whom you learned it. From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures that are able to give you the wisdom you need for salvation through faith in the Messiah Jesus.

Psalm 119:89-98

Your word is forever, LORD; it is firmly established in heaven. Your faithfulness continues from generation to generation. You established the earth, and it stands firm. To this day they stand by means of your rulings, for all things serve you. read more.
Had your instruction not been my pleasure, I would have died in my affliction. I will never forget your precepts, for you have revived me with them. I am yours, so save me, since I have sought your precepts. The wicked lay in wait to destroy me, while I ponder your decrees. I have observed that all things have their limit, but your commandment is very broad. Mem How I love your instruction! Every day it is my meditation. Your commands make me wiser than my adversaries, since they are always with me.

Wisdom » The lord creating everything by wisdom

Proverbs 3:19

By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, and by understanding he set the heavens in place.

Jeremiah 10:10-12

The LORD is the true God; he's the living God and the everlasting king. At his wrath the earth quakes, and the nations cannot endure his indignation. Tell this to them: "The gods who didn't make the heavens and the earth will perish from the earth and from these heavens." The LORD is the one who made the world by his power, who established the earth by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.

Psalm 136:3-9

Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his gracious love is everlasting To the one who alone does great and wondrous things, for his gracious love is everlasting to the one who by wisdom made the heavens, for his gracious love is everlasting read more.
to the one who spread out the earth over the waters, for his gracious love is everlasting to the one who made the great lights, for his gracious love is everlasting the sun to illumine the day, for his gracious love is everlasting and the moon and stars to illumine the night, for his gracious love is everlasting

Wisdom » Select readings

Job 28:12-28

"Where can wisdom be found? Where is understanding's home? Mankind doesn't appreciate their value; and you won't find it anywhere on earth. The deepest ocean says, "It's not within me.' and the sea says, "You'll never find it with me.' read more.
You can't buy it with gold, and its value cannot be calculated in silver. It cannot be compared to gold from Ophir, with precious onyx, or with sapphire. It cannot be compared to gold and fine glass crystal, nor can it be exchanged for gold-plated weaponry. Don't even bother to mention coral and crystal wisdom is more valuable than a bag of rubies. It can neither be compared with the topaz of Ethiopia nor valued in comparison to pure gold." "From where, then, does wisdom originate? Where does understanding live? It has been concealed from the sight of every living creature and hidden even from the birds in the skies. Abaddon and death said, "We did hear a rumor about it.' God understands how to get there; he knows where they live. For he looks as far as the ends of the earth and sees everything under the sky. "He imparted weight to the wind; he regulated water by his measurement. He set in place ordinances for the rain; and determined the pathway for thunder that accompanies lightning. Then he looked at wisdom, and fixed it in place; he established it, and also examined it. He has commanded mankind: "To fear the Lord that is wisdom; to move away from evil that is understanding.'"

Proverbs 3:13-24

How joyful is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding, because her profit is better than the profit of silver, and her yield than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire compares with her. read more.
Long life is in her right hand, and in her left are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peaceful. She is a tree of life for those who embrace her, and whoever clutches her tightly will be joyful. By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, and by understanding he set the heavens in place. By his knowledge the depths broke open, and the clouds drip with dew. My son, do not let wisdom leave your sight. Carefully observe sound judgment and discernment, and they will be life to you and a graceful ornament for your neck. Then you will travel safely on your way, and your foot will not stumble. When you sit down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be pleasant.

Proverbs 4:1-13

Listen, children, to your father's instruction, and pay attention in order to gain understanding. I give you sound teaching, so do not abandon my instruction. When I was a son to my father, not yet strong and an only son to my mother, read more.
he taught me and told me, "Let your heart fully embrace what I have to say; keep my commandments and live! Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget or turn aside from the words of my mouth! Do not abandon her, and she will protect you. Love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom, and with all your effort work to acquire understanding. Prize her and she will exalt you. Indeed, if you embrace her, she will honor you. She will place on your head a graceful garland; she will present to you a crown of beauty." Listen, my son: accept my words, and you'll live a long, long time. I have directed you in the way of wisdom, and I have led you along straight paths. When you walk, your step will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble. Hold on to instruction, do not let it go! Guard wisdom, because she is your life!

Wisdom » What wisdom does

Proverbs 1:20-23

Wisdom cries out in the street; she raises her voice in the public squares. She calls out at the busiest part of the noisy streets, and at the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words: "You naive ones, how long will you love naivety And how long will scoffers delight in scoffing or fools hate knowledge?" read more.
Return to my correction! Look, I will pour out my spirit on you, and I will make my words known to you.

Wisdom » Who God gives wisdom to

Ecclesiastes 2:24-26

The only worthwhile thing for a human being is to eat, drink, and enjoy life's goodness that he finds in what he accomplishes. This, I observed, is also from the hand of God himself, for who can eat or enjoy life apart from him? After all, to the person who is good in God's sight, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner he gives the troublesome task of acquiring and accumulating in order to leave it to someone who is good in the sight of God. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Daniel 2:20-21

and said, "May the name of God be blessed forever and ever; wisdom and power are his for evermore. It is God who alters the times and seasons, and he removes kings and promotes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.

Daniel 1:8-17

Daniel determined within himself not to become defiled by the king's menu of rich foods or by the king's wine, so he requested permission from the chief officer not to defile himself. God granted to Daniel grace and compassion on the part of the chief officer. The chief officer told Daniel, "I fear his majesty the king, who has determined what you eat and drink. If he notices that your faces are more pale than the other young men in your group, I will forfeit my head to the king." read more.
But Daniel told the guard whom the chief officer had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, "Please test your servants for ten days and let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare how we look with the young men who ate the king's rich food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you observe." So he listened to what Daniel said and tested them for ten days. At the end of ten days their appearance was better and their faces were well-nourished compared to the young men who ate the king's rich food. So the guard took away their rich food and wine, giving them vegetables. As for these four young men, God gave them knowledge, aptitude for learning, and wisdom. Daniel also could understand all kinds of visions and dreams.

Wisdom » Where wisdom is found

Proverbs 10:13

Wisdom characterizes the speech of the discerning, but the rod is for the backs of those lacking discernment.

Proverbs 14:33

Wisdom is at rest in the mind of the discerning even fools know this.

Job 12:9-16

Who among all of these doesn't know that the LORD's hand made them, and that the life of every living thing rests in his control, along with the breath of every living human being? The ear scrutinizes speech just as the palate tastes food." read more.
"Wisdom may be found in the company of the aged. Understanding comes with longevity. With God is wisdom and strength; counsel and understanding belongs to him. When he tears down, nobody rebuilds; when he incarcerates, nobody escapes. When he withholds water, rivers dry up; when he lets them loose, they'll flood the land. "With God are strength and sound wisdom; both the deceived and those who deceive are responsible to him.

Job 28:20-28

"From where, then, does wisdom originate? Where does understanding live? It has been concealed from the sight of every living creature and hidden even from the birds in the skies. Abaddon and death said, "We did hear a rumor about it.' read more.
God understands how to get there; he knows where they live. For he looks as far as the ends of the earth and sees everything under the sky. "He imparted weight to the wind; he regulated water by his measurement. He set in place ordinances for the rain; and determined the pathway for thunder that accompanies lightning. Then he looked at wisdom, and fixed it in place; he established it, and also examined it. He has commanded mankind: "To fear the Lord that is wisdom; to move away from evil that is understanding.'"

Wisdom » True wisdom, general references to » Call of

Proverbs 1:20

Wisdom cries out in the street; she raises her voice in the public squares.

Proverbs 8:1

Isn't wisdom calling out; isn't understanding raising her voice?

Proverbs 9:3

She has sent out her young women, while calling out from the heights of the city,

Wisdom » True wisdom, general references to » Experience augments

Proverbs 1:20

Wisdom cries out in the street; she raises her voice in the public squares.

Wisdom » Being wise

Proverbs 27:11

Be wise, my son, and make me happy, so I can reply to anyone who insults me.

Wisdom » Of solomon

1 Kings 5:12

The LORD continued giving Solomon wisdom, just as he had promised, and Hiram and Solomon entered into a peace treaty between themselves.

1 Kings 3:16-28

Right about then, two prostitutes approached the king and requested an audience with him. One woman said, "Your majesty, this woman and I live in the same house. I gave birth to a child while she was in the house. Three days later, this woman also gave birth. We lived alone there. There was nobody else with us in the house. It was just the two of us. read more.
This woman's son died overnight because she laid on top of him. She got up in the middle of the night, took my son from me while your servant was asleep, and laid him to her breast after laying her dead son next to me. The next morning, I got up to nurse my son, and he was dead. But when I examined him carefully in the light of day, he turned out not to be my son whom I had borne!" "Not so," claimed the other woman. "The living child is my son, and the dead one is yours." But the first woman said, "Not so! The dead child is your son and the living one is my son." This is what they testified before the king. The king said, "One of them claims, "This living son is mine, and your son is the dead one' and the other claims "No. Your son is the dead one and my son is the living one.' "Somebody get me a sword." So they brought a sword to the king. "Divide the living child in two!" he ordered. "Give half to the one and half to the other." The woman whose child was still alive cried out to the king, because her heart yearned for her son. "Oh no, your majesty!" she said. "Give her the living child. Please don't kill him." But the other woman said, "Cut him in half! That way, he'll belong to neither one of us." The king announced his decision: "Give the living child to the first woman. Don't kill him. She is his mother." When this decision that the king had handed down was announced, everybody in Israel was amazed at the king, because they all saw that God's wisdom was in him, enabling him to administer justice.

1 Kings 3:12

"Because you asked for this, and you didn't ask for a long life for yourself, and you didn't ask for the lives of your enemies, but instead you've asked for discernment so you can understand how to govern, look how I'm going to do precisely what you asked. I'm giving you a wise and discerning mind, so that there will have been no one like you before you and no one will arise after you like you.

1 Kings 4:29-34

God gave Solomon wisdom and great discernment. His insights were as numerous as sand on the seashore. Solomon was wiser than any of the eastern leaders and wiser than anyone in Egypt. He was wiser than anyone of his day wiser than Ethan the Ezrahite, Heman, and wiser than Mahol's sons Calcol and Darda. read more.
His reputation was known throughout the surrounding nations. Solomon wrote 3,000 proverbs and 1,005 songs. He described trees everything from cedars that grow in Lebanon to hyssop that grows on a garden wall. He described animals, birds, reptiles, and fish. People came from everywhere to hear Solomon's advice. Every king on the earth heard of his wisdom.

1 Kings 10:24

All the earth continued to seek audiences with Solomon so they could hear the wise things that God had put in his heart.

Wisdom » What accompanies wisdom

Proverbs 8:12

"I, wisdom, am related to prudence. I know how to be discreet.

Wisdom » Who despises wisdom

Proverbs 23:9

Don't speak when a fool is listening, because he'll despise your wise words.

Wisdom » Those that are wise in their own eyes

Wisdom » True wisdom, general references to » The supreme acquisition

Proverbs 4:7

Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom, and with all your effort work to acquire understanding.

Proverbs 9:1

Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out her seven pillars.

Wisdom » Not being wise in your own eyes

Wisdom » Of bezaleel

Exodus 36:1

Bezalel and Oholiab and all the skilled craftsmen to whom the LORD gave wisdom and understanding to know how to do all the work in constructing the sanctuary are to do everything that the LORD has commanded."

Exodus 31:3-5

and I've filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and all kinds of craftsmanship to create plans for work in gold, silver, and bronze, and for cutting stones to set them, for carving wood, and for doing all kinds of craftsmanship.

Exodus 35:31-35

and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, and with knowledge of all kinds of work, to make artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, to cut stones for setting, to carve wood, and to engage in all kinds of artistic work. read more.
And he has given both him and Ahisamach's son Oholiab from the tribe of Dan the ability to teach. He has equipped them to do all kinds of work done by an engraver, designer, embroider in blue, purple and scarlet material and in fine linen, or as a weaver. They were able to do all kinds of work and were skilled designers.

Wisdom » Those that hear wisdom

Proverbs 1:20-33

Wisdom cries out in the street; she raises her voice in the public squares. She calls out at the busiest part of the noisy streets, and at the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words: "You naive ones, how long will you love naivety And how long will scoffers delight in scoffing or fools hate knowledge?" read more.
Return to my correction! Look, I will pour out my spirit on you, and I will make my words known to you. "Because I called out to you and you refused to respond I appealed, but no one paid attention because you neglected all my advice and did not want my correction, I will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when what you fear comes, when what you dread comes like a storm, and your calamity comes on like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. "Then they will call out to me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. "Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD; they did not want my advice, and they rejected all my correction. They will eat the fruit of their way, and they will be filled with their own devices. Indeed, the waywardness of the naive will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them. "But the person who listens to me will live safely and will be secure from the fear of evil."

Proverbs 8:32-34

"So listen to me, children! Blessed are those who obey me. Listen to instruction and be wise. Don't ignore it. Blessed is the person who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorways

Wisdom » True wisdom, general references to » Full of spiritual fruits

Wisdom » Wisdom being better than wealth

Proverbs 8:10-19

Grab hold of my instruction in lieu of money and knowledge instead of the finest gold, because wisdom is better than precious gems and nothing you desire can compare to it." "I, wisdom, am related to prudence. I know how to be discreet. read more.
The fear of the LORD is to hate evil. Pride, arrogance, an evil lifestyle, and perverted speech I despise. Counsel belongs to me, along with sound judgment. I am understanding. Power belongs to me. Kings reign by me, and rulers dispense justice through me. By me leaders rule, as do noble officials and all who govern justly. I love those who love me, and those who seek me will find me. Wealth and honor accompany me, as do enduring wealth and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, better than even refined gold, and my benefit surpasses the purest silver.

Wisdom » Of aholiab

Exodus 31:6

Along with him I'm appointing Ahisamach's son Oholiab from the tribe of Dan, and I've given wisdom to all who are skilled so they can make everything that I've commanded you,

Exodus 36:1

Bezalel and Oholiab and all the skilled craftsmen to whom the LORD gave wisdom and understanding to know how to do all the work in constructing the sanctuary are to do everything that the LORD has commanded."

Exodus 35:34-35

And he has given both him and Ahisamach's son Oholiab from the tribe of Dan the ability to teach. He has equipped them to do all kinds of work done by an engraver, designer, embroider in blue, purple and scarlet material and in fine linen, or as a weaver. They were able to do all kinds of work and were skilled designers.

Wisdom » Of joseph

Genesis 41:16

"I can't do that," Joseph replied, "but God is concerned about Pharaoh's well-being."

Acts 7:10

and rescued him from all his troubles. He granted him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who appointed him ruler of Egypt and of his whole household.

Genesis 41:25-39

"Pharaoh's dreams are identical," Joseph replied. "God has told Pharaoh what he is getting ready to do. The seven healthy cows represent seven years, as do the seven healthy ears. The dreams are identical. The seven gaunt cows that arose after the healthy cows are seven years, as are the seven gaunt ears scorched by the east wind. There will be seven years of famine. read more.
So the message that I have for Pharaoh is that God is telling Pharaoh what he is getting ready to do. Be advised that seven years of phenomenal abundance are coming throughout all the land of Egypt, but after them seven years of famine are ahead, during which all of the abundance will be forgotten throughout the land of Egypt. The famine will ravage the land so severely that there will be no surplus in the land due to the coming famine, because it will be very severe. "Now since Pharaoh had that dream twice, it means that this event has been scheduled by God, and God will bring it to pass very soon. Therefore let Pharaoh select a wise, discerning person to place in charge over the land of Egypt. Also, let Pharaoh immediately proceed to appoint supervisors over the land of Egypt, who will collect one fifth of its agricultural production during the coming seven years of abundance. Let them collect all the food during the coming fruitful years, store up the grain in cities governed by Pharaoh's authority, and place it under guard. Let the food be kept in reserve to feed the land for the seven years of famine that will occur throughout Egypt, so the people don't die during the famine." What Joseph proposed pleased Pharaoh and all of his advisors, so Pharaoh asked his servants, "Can we find anyone else like this someone in whom the Spirit of God lives? Since God has revealed all of this to you," Pharaoh told Joseph, "there is no one so wise and discerning as you.

Wisdom » Those that find wisdom

Proverbs 8:32-35

"So listen to me, children! Blessed are those who obey me. Listen to instruction and be wise. Don't ignore it. Blessed is the person who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorways read more.
because those who find me find life and gain favor from the LORD.

Wisdom » Those that love wisdom

Proverbs 8:12-21

"I, wisdom, am related to prudence. I know how to be discreet. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil. Pride, arrogance, an evil lifestyle, and perverted speech I despise. Counsel belongs to me, along with sound judgment. I am understanding. Power belongs to me. read more.
Kings reign by me, and rulers dispense justice through me. By me leaders rule, as do noble officials and all who govern justly. I love those who love me, and those who seek me will find me. Wealth and honor accompany me, as do enduring wealth and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, better than even refined gold, and my benefit surpasses the purest silver. I walk on the way of righteousness, along paths that are just, I bequeath wealth to those who love me, and I will fill their treasuries."

Wisdom » Who is wise in their own conceit

Proverbs 26:16

The lazy person is wiser in his own opinion than seven men who can give an appropriate response.

Wisdom » Those that lack wisdom

Proverbs 15:21

Stupidity is the delight of the senseless, but an understanding man walks uprightly.

Wisdom » Getting wisdom

Proverbs 4:7

Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom, and with all your effort work to acquire understanding.

Wisdom » Of hiram

1 Kings 7:14

the son of a widow from the tribe of Naphtali, whose father was from Tyre. A bronze worker, he was wise, knowledgeable, and was skilled in all sorts of bronze working. He went to King Solomon and did all of his work.

2 Chronicles 2:14

He is the son of a mother from the tribe of Dan, and his father is from Tyre. He's skilled in working with gold, silver, bronze, iron, stone, and timber, as well as in purple, blue, linen, and crimson materials. He is skilled in engravings, and can craft any design to which he may be assigned. He will work with your skilled artisans and with all of your craftsmen who have been assigned by my lord David, your father.

Wisdom » Not making yourself over wise

Wisdom » The time when wisdom enters into your heart

Proverbs 2:10-20

For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you; understanding will watch over you, delivering you from the way of evil, from men who speak perverse things, read more.
and from those who abandon the right path to travel along the ways of darkness; who delight in doing evil, and rejoice in the perverseness of evil; whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways, delivering you from the adulteress, from the immoral woman with her seductive words, someone who abandoned the companion of her youth and forgot the covenant of her God. For her house leads down to death, and her paths down to the realm of the dead. None who go to her return, nor do they reach the paths of life. This is how you will walk in the way of good men and will keep to the paths of the righteous.

Wisdom » The revenue of wisdom

Proverbs 8:12-19

"I, wisdom, am related to prudence. I know how to be discreet. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil. Pride, arrogance, an evil lifestyle, and perverted speech I despise. Counsel belongs to me, along with sound judgment. I am understanding. Power belongs to me. read more.
Kings reign by me, and rulers dispense justice through me. By me leaders rule, as do noble officials and all who govern justly. I love those who love me, and those who seek me will find me. Wealth and honor accompany me, as do enduring wealth and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, better than even refined gold, and my benefit surpasses the purest silver.

Wisdom » The reward for despising wisdom

Proverbs 1:20-32

Wisdom cries out in the street; she raises her voice in the public squares. She calls out at the busiest part of the noisy streets, and at the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words: "You naive ones, how long will you love naivety And how long will scoffers delight in scoffing or fools hate knowledge?" read more.
Return to my correction! Look, I will pour out my spirit on you, and I will make my words known to you. "Because I called out to you and you refused to respond I appealed, but no one paid attention because you neglected all my advice and did not want my correction, I will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when what you fear comes, when what you dread comes like a storm, and your calamity comes on like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. "Then they will call out to me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. "Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD; they did not want my advice, and they rejected all my correction. They will eat the fruit of their way, and they will be filled with their own devices. Indeed, the waywardness of the naive will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.

Wisdom » The reward for trusting in your own wisdom

Isaiah 47:10-11

"You trusted in your own knowledge. You said, "No one sees me.' Your wisdom and knowledge have misled you. You said in your heart, "I am the one, and there will be none besides me.' "But disaster will come upon you, and you will not know how to charm it away. A calamity will befall you that you will not be able to ward off; and devastation will come upon you suddenly, and you won't anticipate it.

Wisdom » The attributes of wisdom

Proverbs 8:1-31

Isn't wisdom calling out; isn't understanding raising her voice? On top of the highest places along the road she stands where the roads meet. Beside the gates, at the city entrance at the entrance to the portals she cries aloud: read more.
"I'm calling to you, men! What I have to say pertains to all mankind! Understand prudence, you naive people; and gain an understanding heart, you foolish ones. Listen, because I have noble things to say, and what I have to say will reveal what is right. For my mouth speaks the truth wickedness is detestable to me. Everything I have to say is just; there isn't anything corrupt or perverse in my speech. Everything I say is sensible to someone who understands, and correct to those who have acquired knowledge. Grab hold of my instruction in lieu of money and knowledge instead of the finest gold, because wisdom is better than precious gems and nothing you desire can compare to it." "I, wisdom, am related to prudence. I know how to be discreet. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil. Pride, arrogance, an evil lifestyle, and perverted speech I despise. Counsel belongs to me, along with sound judgment. I am understanding. Power belongs to me. Kings reign by me, and rulers dispense justice through me. By me leaders rule, as do noble officials and all who govern justly. I love those who love me, and those who seek me will find me. Wealth and honor accompany me, as do enduring wealth and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, better than even refined gold, and my benefit surpasses the purest silver. I walk on the way of righteousness, along paths that are just, I bequeath wealth to those who love me, and I will fill their treasuries." "The LORD made me as he began his planning, before his ancient activity commenced. From eternity I was appointed, from the beginning, from before there was land. When there were no ocean depths, I brought them to birth at a time when there were no springs. Before the mountains were shaped, before there were hills, I was bringing them to birth. Even though he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the world's first grains of dust, when he crafted the heavens, I was there when he marked out a circle on the face of the deep, when he made the clouds from above, when the springs of the depths were established, when he set a boundary for the sea so the waters would not exceed his limits, when he marked out the foundations of the earth. Then I was with him, his master craftsman I was his delight daily, continuously rejoicing in his presence, rejoicing in his inhabitable world and taking delight in mankind."

Wisdom » True wisdom, general references to » The scriptures the source of

Wisdom » There being no wisdom against the lord

Wisdom » What gives wisdom

Wisdom » Ceasing from your own wisdom

Wisdom » What the wise should not do

Jeremiah 9:23

This is what the LORD says: "The wise man is not to boast in his wisdom; the strong man is not to boast in his strength; and the rich man is not to boast in his riches.

Wisdom » The wisdom of the prudent

Wisdom » The wellspring of wisdom

Wisdom » Those that get wisdom

Proverbs 19:8

Whoever obtains wisdom loves himself, and whoever treasures understanding will prosper.

Wisdom » Who is not wise

Wisdom » Who does not find wisdom

Wisdom » Of daniel

Daniel 1:17

As for these four young men, God gave them knowledge, aptitude for learning, and wisdom. Daniel also could understand all kinds of visions and dreams.

Daniel 5:14

I've heard about you, that a spirit of the gods is in you and that you have insight, discernment, and extraordinary wisdom.

Wisdom » Bonding with wisdom

Proverbs 7:4

Say to wisdom, "You're my sister!" and call understanding your close relative,

Wisdom » The price of wisdom

Job 28:12-19

"Where can wisdom be found? Where is understanding's home? Mankind doesn't appreciate their value; and you won't find it anywhere on earth. The deepest ocean says, "It's not within me.' and the sea says, "You'll never find it with me.' read more.
You can't buy it with gold, and its value cannot be calculated in silver. It cannot be compared to gold from Ophir, with precious onyx, or with sapphire. It cannot be compared to gold and fine glass crystal, nor can it be exchanged for gold-plated weaponry. Don't even bother to mention coral and crystal wisdom is more valuable than a bag of rubies. It can neither be compared with the topaz of Ethiopia nor valued in comparison to pure gold."

Wisdom » Wisdom belonging to God

Daniel 2:20

and said, "May the name of God be blessed forever and ever; wisdom and power are his for evermore.

Wisdom » True wisdom, general references to » Apprehends divine truth

Hosea 14:9

Whoever is wise, let him understand these things. Whoever is discerning, let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right: the righteous follow his example, but the rebellious stumble in them.

Wisdom » True wisdom, general references to » The fear of God constitutes

Wisdom » Of the princes of the tribe of issachar

1 Chronicles 12:32

The tribe of Issachar supplied 200 leaders, along with all of their relatives under their command. They kept up-to-date in their understanding of the times and knew what Israel should do.

Wisdom » Of the magi (wise men from the east)

Matthew 2:1-12

After Jesus had been born in Bethlehem of Judea during the reign of King Herod, wise men arrived in Jerusalem from the east and asked, "Where is the one who was born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him." When King Herod heard this, he was disturbed, as was all of Jerusalem. read more.
He called together all the high priests and scribes of the people and asked them where the Messiah was to be born. They told him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, because that is what was written by the prophet: "O Bethlehem in the land of Judah, you are by no means least among the rulers of Judah, because from you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'" Then Herod secretly called together the wise men, found out from them the time the star had appeared, and sent them to Bethlehem. He told them, "As you go, search carefully for the child. When you find him, tell me so that I, too, may go and worship him." After listening to the king, they set out, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were ecstatic with joy. After they went into the house and saw the child with his mother Mary, they fell down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasure sacks and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they left for their own country by a different road.

Wisdom » Of ethan, heman, chalcol, and darda

1 Kings 4:31

He was wiser than anyone of his day wiser than Ethan the Ezrahite, Heman, and wiser than Mahol's sons Calcol and Darda.

Wisdom » God being mighty in wisdom

Job 36:5

"Indeed God is mighty and he doesn't show disrespect; he is mighty and strong of heart.

Wisdom » Who is not always wise

Wisdom » Of ezra

Ezra 7:25

And you, Ezra, in accordance with the wisdom given to you by your God, are to appoint magistrates and judges to administer justice to all the people beyond the Euphrates River. All of them are to know the laws of your God, and you are to instruct those who do not know them.

Wisdom » Of women

Exodus 35:26

All the women who were skilled artisans spun the goat hair.

Wisdom » Of paul

2 Peter 3:15

Think of our Lord's patience as facilitating salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him.

Wisdom » Of other skilled artisans

Exodus 36:2

Then Moses summoned Bezalel, Oholiab, and all the skilled people to whom the LORD had given ability, including everyone whose hearts stirred them to come forward to do the work.

Wisdom » of moses

Topics on Wisdom

Acquiring Wisdom

20;4;7

Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom, and with all your effort work to acquire understanding.

Beginning Of Wisdom

20;9;10

The fear of the LORD is where wisdom begins, and knowing holiness demonstrates understanding.

Benefits Of Wisdom

21;7;19

Wisdom given as strength to a wise person is better than having ten powerful men in the city.

Christ's Wisdom

46;1;30

It is because of God that you are in union with the Messiah Jesus, who for us has become wisdom from God, as well as our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.

Drawbacks To Wisdom

21;1;18

For with much wisdom there is much sorrow; the more someone adds to knowledge, the more someone adds to grief.

False Wisdom

1;3;6

When the woman saw that the tree produced good food, was attractive in appearance, and was desirable for making one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate it. Then she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate some, too.

God Gives Wisdom

18;28;28

He has commanded mankind: "To fear the Lord that is wisdom; to move away from evil that is understanding.'"

God's Word Gives Wisdom

5;4;6

Observe them carefully, because this will show your wisdom and discernment in the eyes of people who'll listen to all these decrees. Then they'll say: "Surely this great nation is a wise and discerning people.'

God, Wisdom Of

23;28;29

This insight also comes from the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, who is distinguished in practical advice and magnificent in sound wisdom."

Kings And Wisdom

20;8;15

Kings reign by me, and rulers dispense justice through me.

Life By Wisdom

20;15;24

The way of life leads upward for the wise so he may avoid Sheol below.

Man's Wisdom

19;37;30

The mouth of the righteous one produces wisdom; his tongue speaks justice.

Rejoicing In Wisdom

20;8;32

"So listen to me, children! Blessed are those who obey me.

Speaking, Wisdom In

59;1;19

You must understand this, my dear brothers. Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.

Teaching Wisdom

19;105;22

to discipline his rulers at will and make his elders wise.

The Holy Spirit, Source Of Wisdom

18;32;6-9

Barachel's son Elihu from Buz responded and said: "I'm younger than you are. Because you're older, I was terrified to tell you what I know.

Wisdom And Guidance

20;4;11

I have directed you in the way of wisdom, and I have led you along straight paths.

Wisdom Gives Wealth

20;3;16

Long life is in her right hand, and in her left are riches and honor.

Wisdom, Human Importance

20;4;7

Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom, and with all your effort work to acquire understanding.

Wisdom, Human Nature

2;36;1

Bezalel and Oholiab and all the skilled craftsmen to whom the LORD gave wisdom and understanding to know how to do all the work in constructing the sanctuary are to do everything that the LORD has commanded."

Wisdom, Source Of Human

18;12;13

With God is wisdom and strength; counsel and understanding belongs to him.

Worldly Wisdom

46;3;19

For the wisdom of this world is nonsense in God's sight. For it is written, "He catches the wise with their own trickery,"

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