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Exodus 35:31

And he has filled him [with] the Spirit of God, with wisdom and with skill and with knowledge and with every [kind of] craftsmanship,

Job 6:11

What [is] my strength, that I should wait? And what [is] my end, that {I should hold out}?

Job 10:12

You have granted me life and loyal love, and your care has preserved my spirit.

Job 15:10

Both [the] gray-haired and [the] old [are] among us-- {those older than your father}.

Exodus 35:35

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.

Job 12:9

Who among all of these does not know that Yahweh's hand has done this?

Ecclesiastes 2:21

For although a person may toil with great wisdom and skill, he must leave his reward to someone who has not toiled for it. This also [is] vanity and a great calamity.

Job 12:16

"Strength and sound wisdom [are] with him; [the] deceived and [the] deceiver [are] his.

Amos 3:6

Or is a horn blown in a city and people are not afraid? Or does a disaster occur in the city and Yahweh has not done [it]?

Ecclesiastes 7:11

Wisdom [is] good with an inheritance; {it benefits the living}.

Ecclesiastes 2:16

Certainly no one will remember the wise man or the fool in {future generations}. When [future] days come, both will have been forgotten already. How [is it that] the wise man dies the same as the fool?

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.

Job 11:12

But {an empty-headed person} will get understanding when a wild donkey's colt is born [as] a human being.

Job 6:5

Does [the] wild ass bray over grass, or [the] ox bellow over its fodder?

Job 12:17

He leads counselors away stripped, and he makes fools of judges.

1 Corinthians 1:19

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

Job 28:12

"But from where will wisdom be found? And {where in the world} [is the] place of understanding?

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to the person who [is] good in his eyes, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and heaping up only to give [it] to [him who is] pleasing to him. This also [is] vanity and chasing wind!

Proverbs 8:12

I, wisdom, live with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.

Job 28:23

"God understands its way, and he knows its place,

Ecclesiastes 8:17

Then I saw all the work of God--man [is] not able to discover the work that is done under the sun. Although man may toil in seeking, he cannot find it. Even if a wise man claims [that he] knows it, he cannot find it.

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Agriculture or husbandry » Requires » Wisdom

Isaiah 28:26

And his God instructs him about the prescription; he teaches him.

Attributes of God » Power of God » Wisdom

Job 26:6

Sheol [is] naked before him, and there is no covering for Abaddon.

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 is given to you. And I will [also] give to you wealth, possessions, and honor, the like of which was not had by the kings who [were] before you, nor will there be the like after you."

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Wisdom

the Gifts of God » Temporal » Wisdom

2 Chronicles 1:12

wisdom and knowledge is given to you. And I will [also] give to you wealth, possessions, and honor, the like of which was not had by the kings who [were] before you, nor will there be the like after you."

Honey » Illustrative of » Wisdom

Proverbs 24:13-14

My child, eat honey, for [it is] good, and the dripping of the honeycomb [is] sweet to your taste. Thus know wisdom for [the sake of] your soul, if you find [it], then there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Jesus Christ » Names of » Wisdom

Proverbs 8:12

I, wisdom, live with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.

Reproof » Leads to » Wisdom

Proverbs 15:31

The ear of him who listens [to] admonitions of life, in the midst of the wise it will lodge.

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

Ecclesiastes 1:13

I applied my mind to seek and to search by wisdom all that is done under the heavens. It [is] a grievous task God has given to {humans}.

Ecclesiastes 8:16

I applied my mind to know wisdom and to understand the business that is done on earth--how neither day nor night one's eyes see sleep.

Psalm 119:169

Let my cry come before you, O Yahweh; give me understanding according to your word.

Job 28:12

"But from where will wisdom be found? And {where in the world} [is the] place of understanding?

Wisdom » God's

Jeremiah 10:7

Who would not revere you, O king of the nations? For you it is fitting. For among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like you.

Wisdom » The lord giving wisdom

1 Chronicles 22:12

Only may Yahweh give to you understanding and insight that he might give you charge over Israel and the keeping of the law of Yahweh your God.

Daniel 1:17

{And as for these four young men}, God gave to them knowledge and insight into all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had insight into all visions and dreams.

Ecclesiastes 2:24-26

There is nothing better for a person than to eat and drink and {find delight} in his toil. For I also realized that this [is] from the hand of God! For who can eat [and drink], and who can enjoy [life] apart from him? For to the person who [is] good in his eyes, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and heaping up only to give [it] to [him who is] pleasing to him. This also [is] vanity and chasing wind!

Daniel 2:20-21

Daniel {said}: "Let his name, [the name] of God, be blessed {throughout the ages}, for the wisdom and the power {are his}. And he changes the times and the seasons, and he deposes kings and he sets up kings; he gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to [men who] know understanding.

Proverbs 2:1-22

My child, if you will receive my sayings, and hide my commands with you, [in order] to incline your ear toward wisdom, [then] you shall apply your heart to understanding. For if you cry out for understanding, [if] you lift your voice for insight, read more.
if you seek her like silver and search her out {like treasure}, then you will understand the fear of Yahweh, and the knowledge of God you will find. For Yahweh will give wisdom; from his mouth [come] knowledge and understanding. For the upright, he stores sound judgment, a shield for those who walk uprightly, [in order] to guard paths of justice and keep the way of his faithful [ones]. Then you will understand righteousness and justice and uprightness--every good course-- for wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasing to your soul. Discretion will watch over you; understanding will protect you, [in order] to deliver you from the way of evil, from a man who speaks devious things-- those who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in ways of darkness, those who are happy to do evil, [for] they delight in [the] deviousness of evil, {who are crooked in their ways}, and devious in their paths; [in order] to deliver you from a strange woman, from a foreign woman [who] flatters [with] her sayings, she who forsakes the partner of her youth and has forgotten the covenant of her God, for her house sinks to death, and to the dead are her paths. [Of] all who go to her, none shall return, nor do they reach paths of life. So that you will walk on the road of those who are good, and the paths of those who are righteous you shall keep. For those who are upright will dwell [in the] land, and those who are blameless will remain in it. And those who are wicked will be cut off from the land, and those who are 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

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

Proverbs 2:3

For if you cry out for understanding, [if] you lift your voice for insight,

More verses: Ephesians 1:17

Wisdom » Who is wise

1 Corinthians 4:9-10

For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as condemned to death, because we have become a spectacle to the world and to angels and to people. We [are] fools for the sake of Christ, but you [are] prudent in Christ! We [are] weak, but you [are] strong! You [are] honored, but we [are] dishonored!

Proverbs 14:33

In the heart of him who has understanding, wisdom rests, but [even] in the midst of fools it becomes known.

Wisdom » The wisdom of the world

James 3:13-16

Who [is] wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good behavior his works, with the humility of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and tell lies against the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but [is] earthly, unspiritual, demonic. read more.
For where [there is] jealousy and selfish ambition, there [is] disorder and every evil practice.

Isaiah 29:13-14

And the Lord said, "Because this people draw near with its mouth, and with its lips it honors me, and its heart is far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment of men that has been taught, therefore look, I am again doing something spectacular and a spectacle with this spectacular people. And the wisdom of its wise men shall perish, and the discernment of its discerning ones shall keep itself hidden."

1 Corinthians 1:18-20

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?

More verses: 1 Corinthians 3:18-23

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

Ecclesiastes 2:13

I realized that wisdom has an advantage over folly, just as light has an advantage over darkness.

Job 28:16

It cannot be bought for the gold of Ophir, for precious onyx or sapphire.

Proverbs 8:11

For wisdom is better than jewels, and all desires shall not compare with her.

Ecclesiastes 7:19

Wisdom gives more strength to the wise than ten rulers who are in the city.

Proverbs 3:13-14

Happy [is] {the one} who finds wisdom, and one who obtains understanding. For her income is better than the income of silver, and her revenue than [that of] gold.

Wisdom » What wisdom is

Ecclesiastes 9:16

So I concluded that wisdom [is] better than might, yet the wisdom of the poor is despised, and his words are not heard.

Ecclesiastes 10:10

If the ax is blunt but one does not sharpen its edge, {he must exert more effort}, but the advantage of wisdom [is] it brings success.

Proverbs 17:24

He who understands sets [his] face [toward] wisdom, but the eyes of a fool, to the end of the earth.

Proverbs 8:11-14

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. read more.
{Advice and sound judgment} are mine; I am understanding, {strength is mine}.

Wisdom » Christ's

Matthew 13:54

And he came to his hometown [and] began to teach them in their synagogue, so that they were amazed and said, "From 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

For to the person who [is] good in his eyes, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and heaping up only to give [it] to [him who is] pleasing to him. This also [is] vanity and chasing wind!

Wisdom » Those that are wise according to the world

Job 37:23-24

[As for] Shaddai, we cannot attain him; [he is] exalted [in] power, and he does not oppress justice and abundant righteousness. Therefore people revered him; he does not regard any {who think that they are wise}."

Romans 1:21-22

For [although they] knew God, they did not honor [him] as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their reasoning, and their senseless hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools,

Isaiah 44:24-25

Thus says Yahweh, your redeemer, and he who formed you in [the] womb: "I [am] Yahweh, who made everything, who stretched out [the] heavens alone, who spread out the earth--who [was] with me?-- who frustrates [the] signs of oracle priests and makes a fool of diviners, who drives [the] wise men back and makes their knowledge foolish,

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks [himself] to be wise among you in this age, let him become a fool, in order that he may become wise.

Wisdom » The wisdom of the lord

1 Corinthians 2:6-8

Now we do speak wisdom among the mature, but wisdom not of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are perishing, but we speak the hidden wisdom of God in a mystery, which God predestined before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew. For if they had known [it], they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

1 Corinthians 1:20-25

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? 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, read more.
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].

Romans 11:33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches and the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable [are] his judgments and [how] incomprehensible [are] his ways! "For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given in advance to him, and it will be paid back to him?" read more.
For from him and through him and to him [are] all [things]. To him [be] glory for eternity! Amen.

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

Matthew 7:24

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

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

1 Kings 4:31

He was wiser than all the men: Ethan the Ezrahite; Heman, Calcol, and Darda the children of Mahol; and {he was very well known}.

Daniel 1:20

And in every matter of wisdom [and] understanding [about] which the king inquired from them, he found them ten times better [than] all [of] the magicians [and] conjurers that {were in his entire kingdom}.

1 Kings 10:3

{Solomon answered all of her questions}; there was not a thing hidden from the king which he could not explain to her.

Wisdom » What is able to make you wise

2 Timothy 3:14-15

But you continue in [the things] which you have learned and are convinced [of], [because you] know from whom you learned [them], and that from childhood you have known the holy writings that are able [to make] you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 119:89-98

Forever, O Yahweh, your word {is settled} in heaven. Your faithfulness [endures] {throughout all generations}. You have established [the] earth and it stands. By your ordinances they stand today, for all [are] your servants. read more.
Unless your law [had been] my delight, then I would have perished in my misery. I will not ever forget your precepts, for by them you revive me. I [am] yours. Save me, for I have sought your precepts. For me [the] wicked [lie in] wait to destroy me. I give attention to your testimonies. I have seen a limit to every perfection; your command [is] very broad. How I love your law! The whole day it [is] my meditation. Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, because they [are] ever with me.

Wisdom » The lord creating everything by wisdom

Jeremiah 10:10-12

But Yahweh [is] the true God, he [is] the living God, and {an everlasting king}. Because of his wrath the earth quakes, and [the] nations cannot endure his anger. "{Thus} you shall say to them, 'Gods who did not make the heavens and the earth will perish from the earth and from under these heavens. [He is] the maker of [the] earth by his power, [who] created the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding he stretched out heaven.

Psalm 136:3-9

Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his loyal love [endures] forever. To [him who] alone does great wonders, for his loyal love [endures] forever. To [him who] made the heavens with skill, for his loyal love [endures] forever. read more.
To [him who] spread out the earth above the waters, for his loyal love [endures] forever. To [him who] made [the] great lights, for his loyal love [endures] forever. The sun to rule the day, for his loyal love [endures] forever. The moon and stars to rule the night, for his loyal love [endures] forever.

Wisdom » Select readings

Job 28:12-28

"But from where will wisdom be found? And {where in the world} [is the] place of understanding? A human being does not know its proper value, and it is not found in [the] land of the living. The deep says, 'It [is] not in me,' and [the] sea says, 'It is not with me.' read more.
"Refined gold cannot be gotten in its place, and silver cannot be weighed out [as] its price. It cannot be bought for the gold of Ophir, for precious onyx or sapphire. Gold and glass cannot be compared with it, and its substitution [cannot be] an ornament of refined gold. Black corals and crystal will not be mentioned, and wisdom's price [is] more than red corals. The topaz of Cush cannot be compared with it; it cannot be bought for pure gold. Indeed, from where does wisdom come? And {where in the world} [is the] place of understanding? It is hidden from [the] eyes of all living, and it is concealed from [the] birds of the heaven. Abaddon and Death say, 'We heard its rumor with our ears.' "God understands its way, and he knows its place, for he himself looks to [the] end of the earth; he sees under all the heaven. {When he gave} weight to the wind and he apportioned [the] waters by measure, {when he made} a rule for the rain and a way for [the] thunder's lightning bolt, then he saw it and talked about it; he established it, and moreover, he explored it. And to the human beings he said, 'Look, the fear of the Lord [is] wisdom, and to depart from evil [is] understanding.'"

Proverbs 3:13-24

Happy [is] {the one} who finds wisdom, and one who obtains understanding. For her income is better than the income of silver, and her revenue than [that of] gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all your desires shall not compare with her. read more.
Length of days [is] in her right hand; in her left hand [are] riches and honor. Her ways [are] ways of pleasantness, and all her paths [are] peace. She is a tree of life for those who seize her; those who take hold of her are considered happy. Yahweh in wisdom founded the earth; he established the heavens in understanding. With his knowledge, depths broke open, and clouds dropped dew. My child, may they not escape from your {sight}; may you keep sound wisdom and prudence. They shall be life for your soul and adornment for your neck. Then you will walk in the confidence of your ways, and your foot will not stumble. If you sit down, you will not panic, and [if] you lie down, then your sleep shall be sweet.

Proverbs 4:1-13

Children, listen [to the] instruction of a father, and be attentive [in order] to know insight. For I have given you good instruction; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son to my father, tender and alone before my mother, read more.
he taught me and said to me, "May your heart hold fast [to] my words; guard my commandments and live. Get wisdom and insight; do not forget and do not turn from the sayings of my mouth. Do not forsake her--then she will guard you; love her and she will keep you. The beginning of wisdom: Get wisdom! With all [that is in] your possession, gain insight. Cherish her and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her. She will give a garland for your head; she shall bestow a crown of glory upon you." Listen, my child, take my sayings, and [the] years of your life shall be great. In the way of wisdom I have instructed you; I have led you in the path of uprightness. {When you walk}, your step will not be hampered, and if you run, you will not stumble. Seize the instruction! Do not let go! Guard her, for she is your life.

Wisdom » What wisdom does

Proverbs 1:20-23

Wisdom calls out in the streets, in the squares she raises her voice. On a {busy corner} she cries out, at the entrances of the gates in the city, she speaks her sayings: "{How long}, O simple ones, will you love simplicity? And [how long] will scoffers delight in their scoffing, and fools hate knowledge? read more.
May you turn to my argument! Behold, I shall pour out my spirit upon you; I will make my words known to you.

Wisdom » Who God gives wisdom to

Ecclesiastes 2:24-26

There is nothing better for a person than to eat and drink and {find delight} in his toil. For I also realized that this [is] from the hand of God! For who can eat [and drink], and who can enjoy [life] apart from him? For to the person who [is] good in his eyes, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and heaping up only to give [it] to [him who is] pleasing to him. This also [is] vanity and chasing wind!

Daniel 2:20-21

Daniel {said}: "Let his name, [the name] of God, be blessed {throughout the ages}, for the wisdom and the power {are his}. And he changes the times and the seasons, and he deposes kings and he sets up kings; he gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to [men who] know understanding.

Daniel 1:8-17

Now {Daniel resolved} that he would not defile himself with the fine food of the king, and with {the wine that he drank}, and [so] he requested from the commander of the court officials [permission so] that he would not defile himself. And God gave Daniel favor and compassion {before} the commander of the court officials, and the commander of the court officials said to Daniel, "I [am] afraid [of] my lord, the king, who has determined your food and your drink, for {why should} he see your face having a worse appearance than the young men who {are your age}? Then you will endanger my head with the king." read more.
Then Daniel asked the guard whom the commander of the court officials [had] appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, "Please test your servants [for] ten days, and let them give us {some of the vegetables}, and let us eat and let us drink water. Then let our appearances and the appearance of the young men who are eating the fine food of the king be compared {before you}, and [then] deal with your servants {according to what you see}." So he agreed to this proposal with them, and he tested them [for] ten days. And at the end of ten days their appearances appeared better and [they were] healthier of body than all the young men who were eating the fine food of the king. {So} the guard {continued to withhold} their fine food and the wine of their drink, and he gave them vegetables. {And as for these four young men}, God gave to them knowledge and insight into all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had insight into all visions and dreams.

Wisdom » Where wisdom is found

Proverbs 10:13

On the lips of one who has understanding, wisdom is found, but a rod [is] for the back of one who lacks {sense}.

Proverbs 14:33

In the heart of him who has understanding, wisdom rests, but [even] in the midst of fools it becomes known.

Job 12:9-16

Who among all of these does not know that Yahweh's hand has done this? In whose hand [is] the life of all living things and {the breath of every human being}? Does not [the] ear test words and [the] palate taste food for itself? read more.
Wisdom [is] with [the] aged, and understanding [is in] length of days. "With him [are] wisdom and powerful deeds, and to him [belong] counsel and understanding. If he tears down, then it will not be rebuilt; if he shuts a man in, then he cannot be freed. Look, [if] he withholds the water, then they dry up; and [if] he sends them out, then they overwhelm [the] land. "Strength and sound wisdom [are] with him; [the] deceived and [the] deceiver [are] his.

Job 28:20-28

Indeed, from where does wisdom come? And {where in the world} [is the] place of understanding? It is hidden from [the] eyes of all living, and it is concealed from [the] birds of the heaven. Abaddon and Death say, 'We heard its rumor with our ears.' read more.
"God understands its way, and he knows its place, for he himself looks to [the] end of the earth; he sees under all the heaven. {When he gave} weight to the wind and he apportioned [the] waters by measure, {when he made} a rule for the rain and a way for [the] thunder's lightning bolt, then he saw it and talked about it; he established it, and moreover, he explored it. And to the human beings he said, 'Look, the fear of the Lord [is] wisdom, and to depart from evil [is] understanding.'"

Wisdom » True wisdom, general references to » Call of

Proverbs 1:20

Wisdom calls out in the streets, in the squares she raises her voice.

Proverbs 8:1

Does not wisdom call, and understanding raise its voice?

Proverbs 9:3

She has sent her servant girls, she calls upon the wings of the high places of town,

Wisdom » True wisdom, general references to » Experience augments

Proverbs 1:20

Wisdom calls out in the streets, in the squares she raises her voice.

Wisdom » Being wise

Proverbs 27:11

Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad, and I will answer him who reproaches me [with] a word.

Wisdom » Of solomon

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.

1 Kings 3:16-28

Then two prostitutes came to the king, and they stood before him. The one woman said, "Please my lord, I and this woman are living in one house, and I gave birth, with her in the house. It happened on the third day [after] my giving birth, this woman also gave birth, and we [were] together. There was not anyone with us in the house, only the two of us [were] in the house. read more.
Then the son of this woman died [in the] night because she laid on him. So she got up in the middle of the night, and she took my son from beside me while your servant was asleep, and she put him in her lap, and she put her dead son in my lap. When I got up in the morning to nurse my son, behold, he was dead! When I looked closely at him in the morning, behold, it was not my son whom I had borne." Then the other woman said, "No, for my son [is] the living one, and your son [is] the dead one." The other kept on saying, "No, for your son [is] the dead one, and my son [is] the living one," and so they argued in front of the king. Then the king said, "This one [is] saying, 'This [is] my son, the living one, but your son [is] the dead one,' and the other one keeps saying, 'But no! Your son [is] the dead one, and my son [is] living!'" So the king said, "Bring me a sword," and they brought the sword before the king. Then the king said, "Divide the living child into two, and give half to the one and half to the other." Then the woman whose son [was] the living one spoke to the king because her compassion was aroused for her son, and she said, "Please, my lord, give her the living child, but certainly do not kill him!" The other one [was] saying, "As for me, so for you! Divide [him]!" Then the king answered and said, "Give the living child to her, and do not kill him; she [is] his mother." When all of Israel heard the judgment that the king had rendered, they {stood in awe} of the king, because they realized that the wisdom of God was in him to execute justice.

1 Kings 3:12

behold, I do hereby do according to your word. I hereby give you a wise and discerning heart; there was no one like you before you, nor afterwards will one like you arise.

1 Kings 4:29-34

God gave wisdom to Solomon and very great discernment, as well as {breadth of understanding}, as the sand which is on the edge of the seashore. The wisdom of Solomon was greater than the wisdom of all the people of [the] east and more than all the wisdom of Egypt. He was wiser than all the men: Ethan the Ezrahite; Heman, Calcol, and Darda the children of Mahol; and {he was very well known}. read more.
He spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were one thousand and five. He spoke concerning the trees, from the cedar which [is] in Lebanon up to the hyssop which grows on the wall; he also spoke concerning the animals, concerning the birds, concerning the creeping things, and concerning the fish. They came from all the nations to hear the wisdom of Solomon; from all the kings of the earth who had heard [of] his wisdom.

1 Kings 10:24

All of the earth [was] seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom which God had put in his heart.

Wisdom » What accompanies wisdom

Proverbs 8:12

I, wisdom, live with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.

Wisdom » Who despises wisdom

Proverbs 23:9

In the ears of a fool do not speak, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

Wisdom » Those that are wise in their own eyes

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

Proverbs 9:1

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

Wisdom » Not being wise in your own eyes

Wisdom » Of bezaleel

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 31:3-5

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, and in stonecutting for setting and in cutting wood, for doing every [kind of] craftsmanship.

Exodus 35:31-35

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, and in stonecutting for setting and in cutting wood, for doing every [kind of] design craftsmanship. read more.
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.

Wisdom » Those that hear wisdom

Proverbs 1:20-33

Wisdom calls out in the streets, in the squares she raises her voice. On a {busy corner} she cries out, at the entrances of the gates in the city, she speaks her sayings: "{How long}, O simple ones, will you love simplicity? And [how long] will scoffers delight in their scoffing, and fools hate knowledge? read more.
May you turn to my argument! Behold, I shall pour out my spirit upon you; I will make my words known to you. Because I called out and you refused me, I stretched out my hand, yet there is none who heeds. You have ignored all my counsel, and my reproof you are not willing [to accept]. I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when panic comes [upon] you. When your panic comes like a storm, and your calamity arrives like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you, then they will call me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but not find me. Since they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Yahweh, they were not willing [to accept] my counsel, they despised all my reproof. They shall eat from the fruit of their way, and they shall be sated from their own schemes, for the waywardness of the simple ones will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them. Whoever listens to me will dwell in security and rest securely from dread and disaster."

Proverbs 8:32-34

"And now, children, listen to me; happy [are] those who will keep my ways. Hear teaching and be wise; do not neglect [it]. Happy [is the] person who listens to me, [in order] to keep watch at my doors day by day, [in order] to guard the frames of my entrances.

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

Wisdom » Wisdom being better than wealth

Proverbs 8:10-19

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. read more.
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.

Wisdom » Of aholiab

Exodus 31:6

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 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 35:34-35

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.

Wisdom » Of joseph

Genesis 41:16

Then Joseph answered Pharaoh saying, "{It is not in my power}; God will answer [concerning] the well-being of Pharaoh."

Acts 7:10

and rescued him from all his afflictions and granted him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And he appointed him ruler over Egypt and all his household.

Genesis 41:25-39

Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The dreams of Pharaoh [are] one. God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do. The seven good cows, they are seven years, and the seven good ears of grain, they [are] seven years. The dreams [are] one. And the seven thin and ugly cows coming up after them, they [are] seven years, and the seven empty ears of grain, scorched by the east wind, they are [also] seven years of famine. read more.
This [is] the word that I have spoken to Pharaoh; God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do. Behold, seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the whole land of Egypt. Then seven years of famine will arise after them, and all the abundance in the land of Egypt will be forgotten. The famine will consume the land. Abundance in the land will not be known because of the famine {that follows}, for it will be very heavy. Now concerning the repetition of the dream twice to Pharaoh, [it is] because the matter [is] established by God, and God will do [it] quickly. 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]. 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." And the plan was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants. Then Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find a man like this in whom is the spirit of God?" 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.

Wisdom » Those that find wisdom

Proverbs 8:32-35

"And now, children, listen to me; happy [are] those who will keep my ways. Hear teaching and be wise; do not neglect [it]. Happy [is the] person who listens to me, [in order] to keep watch at my doors day by day, [in order] to guard the frames of my entrances. read more.
For he who finds me [is] he who finds life, and he obtains favor from Yahweh.

Wisdom » Those that love wisdom

Proverbs 8:12-21

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}. read more.
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.

Wisdom » Who is wise in their own conceit

Proverbs 26:16

A lazy person is wiser in his eyes than seven who answer discreetly.

Wisdom » Those that lack wisdom

Proverbs 15:21

Folly is a joy to him who lacks {sense}, and a person of understanding {will walk upright}.

Wisdom » Getting wisdom

Wisdom » Of hiram

1 Kings 7:14

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.

2 Chronicles 2:14

a son of a woman from the daughters of Dan, and his father [was] a man of Tyre, knowledgeable for working with gold, silver, bronze, iron, stone, and wood, and with purple, blue, and crimson fabric, and with fine linen, for engraving any engraving and devising any plan that is given to him, with your skilled men and the skilled men of 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 pleasing to your soul. Discretion will watch over you; understanding will protect you, [in order] to deliver you from the way of evil, from a man who speaks devious things-- read more.
those who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in ways of darkness, those who are happy to do evil, [for] they delight in [the] deviousness of evil, {who are crooked in their ways}, and devious in their paths; [in order] to deliver you from a strange woman, from a foreign woman [who] flatters [with] her sayings, she who forsakes the partner of her youth and has forgotten the covenant of her God, for her house sinks to death, and to the dead are her paths. [Of] all who go to her, none shall return, nor do they reach paths of life. So that you will walk on the road of those who are good, and the paths of those who are righteous you shall keep.

Wisdom » The revenue of wisdom

Proverbs 8:12-19

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}. read more.
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.

Wisdom » The reward for despising wisdom

Proverbs 1:20-32

Wisdom calls out in the streets, in the squares she raises her voice. On a {busy corner} she cries out, at the entrances of the gates in the city, she speaks her sayings: "{How long}, O simple ones, will you love simplicity? And [how long] will scoffers delight in their scoffing, and fools hate knowledge? read more.
May you turn to my argument! Behold, I shall pour out my spirit upon you; I will make my words known to you. Because I called out and you refused me, I stretched out my hand, yet there is none who heeds. You have ignored all my counsel, and my reproof you are not willing [to accept]. I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when panic comes [upon] you. When your panic comes like a storm, and your calamity arrives like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you, then they will call me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but not find me. Since they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Yahweh, they were not willing [to accept] my counsel, they despised all my reproof. They shall eat from the fruit of their way, and they shall be sated from their own schemes, for the waywardness of the simple ones will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.

Wisdom » The reward for trusting in your own wisdom

Isaiah 47:10-11

And you felt secure in your wickedness; you said, "{No one} sees me." Your wisdom and your knowledge led you astray, and you said in your heart, "I [am], and besides me [there is] no one." And evil shall come upon you, you will not know; it will be on the lookout for her. And disaster shall fall upon you; you will not be able to {avert} it. And ruin shall come on you suddenly; you do not know.

Wisdom » The attributes of wisdom

Proverbs 8:1-31

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. 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. 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. "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. 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.

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

Thus says Yahweh, "[The] wise man must not boast in his wisdom, and the warrior must not boast in his might, [the] wealthy man must not boast in his wealth.

Wisdom » The wisdom of the prudent

Wisdom » The wellspring of wisdom

Proverbs 18:4

Deep waters [are] words of the mouth of a man; a gushing stream [is] a fountain of wisdom.

Wisdom » Those that get wisdom

Proverbs 19:8

He who acquires wisdom loves himself; he who guards understanding [loves] to find good.

Wisdom » Who is not wise

Wisdom » Who does not find wisdom

Proverbs 14:6

A scoffer seeks wisdom, but there is none, but knowledge {comes easily to him who understands}.

Wisdom » Of daniel

Daniel 1:17

{And as for these four young men}, God gave to them knowledge and insight into all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had insight into all visions and dreams.

Daniel 5:14

And I have heard that a spirit of the gods [is] in you and enlightenment and insight and excellent wisdom was found in you.

Wisdom » Bonding with wisdom

Proverbs 7:4

Say to wisdom, "you are my sister," and you shall call insight, "{intimate friend}."

Wisdom » The price of wisdom

Job 28:12-19

"But from where will wisdom be found? And {where in the world} [is the] place of understanding? A human being does not know its proper value, and it is not found in [the] land of the living. The deep says, 'It [is] not in me,' and [the] sea says, 'It is not with me.' read more.
"Refined gold cannot be gotten in its place, and silver cannot be weighed out [as] its price. It cannot be bought for the gold of Ophir, for precious onyx or sapphire. Gold and glass cannot be compared with it, and its substitution [cannot be] an ornament of refined gold. Black corals and crystal will not be mentioned, and wisdom's price [is] more than red corals. The topaz of Cush cannot be compared with it; it cannot be bought for pure gold.

Wisdom » Wisdom belonging to God

Daniel 2:20

Daniel {said}: "Let his name, [the name] of God, be blessed {throughout the ages}, for the wisdom and the power {are his}.

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

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.

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

Wisdom » Of the princes of the tribe of issachar

1 Chronicles 12:32

And from the men of Issachar: {men who were skilled in understanding the times} to know what Israel should do. Their chiefs [were] two hundred, and all their kinsmen [were] under their command.

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

Matthew 2:1-12

Now [after] Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star at its rising and have come to worship him." And [when] King Herod heard [it], he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him, read more.
and [after] calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired from them where the Christ was to be born. So they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet, 'And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah, for from you will go out a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'" Then Herod secretly summoned the wise men [and] determined precisely from them the time [when] the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem [and] said, "Go, inquire carefully concerning the child, and when you have found [him], report to me so that I also may come [and] worship him." [After] they listened to the king, they went out, and behold, the star which they had seen at its rising led them until it came [and] stood above [the place] where the child was. Now [when they] saw the star, they rejoiced [with] very great joy. And [when they] came into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down [and] worshiped him. And opening their treasure boxes, they offered him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh. And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they went back to their [own] country by another route.

Wisdom » Of ethan, heman, chalcol, and darda

1 Kings 4:31

He was wiser than all the men: Ethan the Ezrahite; Heman, Calcol, and Darda the children of Mahol; and {he was very well known}.

Wisdom » God being mighty in wisdom

Job 36:5

Look, God [is] mighty but does not despise [anyone]; [he is] mighty [and] {good in understanding}.

Wisdom » Who is not always wise

Wisdom » Of ezra

Ezra 7:25

"You, Ezra, according to the wisdom of your God that you possess, appoint magistrates and judges who can judge all of the people [in the province] Beyond the River who know the laws of your God. And you will teach those who do not know.

Wisdom » Of women

Exodus 35:26

And all the women whose heart lifted them with skill spun the goat hair.

Wisdom » Of paul

2 Peter 3:15

And regard the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as also our dear brother Paul wrote to you, according to the wisdom that was given to him,

Wisdom » Of other skilled artisans

Exodus 36:2

And Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and everyone skilled of heart, in whose heart Yahweh had put skill, all whose heart lifted him to come near to the work in order to do it.

Wisdom » of moses

Topics on Wisdom

Acquiring Wisdom

20;4;7

The beginning of wisdom: Get wisdom! With all [that is in] your possession, gain insight.

Beginning Of Wisdom

20;9;10

The start of wisdom is fear of Yahweh, and knowledge of the Holy One, insight.

Benefits Of Wisdom

21;7;19

Wisdom gives more strength to the wise than ten rulers who are in the city.

Christ's Wisdom

46;1;30

But from him you are in Christ Jesus, who became wisdom to us from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

Drawbacks To Wisdom

21;1;18

For in much wisdom [is] much frustration, and whoever increases knowledge increases sorrow.

False Wisdom

1;3;6

When the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food and that it [was] a delight to the eyes, and the tree was desirable to make [one] wise, then she took from its fruit and she ate. And she gave [it] also to her husband with her, and he ate.

God Gives Wisdom

18;28;28

And to the human beings he said, 'Look, the fear of the Lord [is] wisdom, and to depart from evil [is] understanding.'"

God's Word Gives Wisdom

5;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.'

God, Wisdom Of

23;28;29

This also comes forth from Yahweh of hosts. He is wonderful [in] advice; he makes great wisdom.

Kings And Wisdom

20;8;15

By me kings reign, and rulers decree righteousness.

Life By Wisdom

20;15;24

The path of life [leads] upward for him who has insight, in order to turn away from Sheol below.

Man's Wisdom

19;37;30

[The] mouth of [the] righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.

Rejoicing In Wisdom

20;8;32

"And now, children, listen to me; happy [are] those who will keep my ways.

Speaking, Wisdom In

59;1;19

Understand [this], my dear brothers: every person must be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger,

Teaching Wisdom

19;105;22

to obligate his officials {as he saw fit} and teach his elders wisdom.

The Holy Spirit, Source Of Wisdom

18;32;6-9

Then Elihu the son of Barakel the Buzite {spoke up} and said, "{I am young}, but you are old; therefore I feared and became afraid of explaining my knowledge to you.

Wisdom And Guidance

20;4;11

In the way of wisdom I have instructed you; I have led you in the path of uprightness.

Wisdom Gives Wealth

20;3;16

Length of days [is] in her right hand; in her left hand [are] riches and honor.

Wisdom, Human Importance

20;4;7

The beginning of wisdom: Get wisdom! With all [that is in] your possession, gain insight.

Wisdom, Human Nature

2;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."

Wisdom, Source Of Human

18;12;13

"With him [are] wisdom and powerful deeds, and to him [belong] counsel and understanding.

Worldly Wisdom

46;3;19

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, for it is written, "The one who catches the wise in their craftiness,"