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Proverbs 4:5

Get skillful and godly Wisdom, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation); do not forget and do not turn back from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 4:7

The beginning of Wisdom is: get Wisdom (skillful and godly Wisdom)! [For skillful and godly Wisdom is the principal thing.] And with all you have gotten, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation).

1 Corinthians 3:19

For this world's wisdom is foolishness (absurdity and stupidity) with God, for it is written, He lays hold of the wise in their [own] craftiness;

Ecclesiastes 10:2

A wise man's heart turns him toward his right hand, but a fool's heart toward his left.

Proverbs 2:10

For skillful and godly Wisdom shall enter into your heart, and knowledge shall be pleasant to you.

Job 32:9

It is not the great [necessarily] who are wise, nor [always] the aged who understand justice.

Proverbs 11:30

The fruit of the [uncompromisingly] righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise captures human lives [for God, as a fisher of men -- "he gathers and receives them for eternity].

Deuteronomy 4:6

So keep them and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

James 3:13

Who is there among you who is wise and intelligent? Then let him by his noble living show forth his [good] works with the [unobtrusive] humility [which is the proper attribute] of true wisdom.

1 Corinthians 1:20

Where is the wise man (the philosopher)? Where is the scribe (the scholar)? Where is the investigator (the logician, the debater) of this present time and age? Has not God shown up the nonsense and the folly of this world's wisdom?

Proverbs 1:2

That people may know skillful and godly Wisdom and instruction, discern and comprehend the words of understanding and insight,

Proverbs 24:3

Through skillful and godly Wisdom is a house (a life, a home, a family) built, and by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation],

Proverbs 30:24

There are four things which are little on the earth, but they are exceedingly wise:

Ephesians 5:15

Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people),

Ecclesiastes 7:10

Do not say, Why were the old days better than these? For it is not wise or because of wisdom that you ask this.

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus says the Lord: Let not the wise and skillful person glory and boast in his wisdom and skill; let not the mighty and powerful person glory and boast in his strength and power; let not the person who is rich [in physical gratification and earthly wealth] glory and boast in his [temporal satisfactions and earthly] riches;

1 Corinthians 1:19

For it is written, I will baffle and render useless and destroy the learning of the learned and the philosophy of the philosophers and the cleverness of the clever and the discernment of the discerning; I will frustrate and nullify [them] and bring [them] to nothing.

Deuteronomy 1:13

Choose wise, understanding, experienced, and respected men according to your tribes, and I will make them heads over you.

Jeremiah 8:9

The wise men shall be put to shame; they shall be dismayed and taken [captive]. Behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord, and what wisdom and broad, full intelligence is in them?

Ecclesiastes 8:17

Then I saw all the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun -- "because however much a man may toil in seeking, yet he will not find it out; yes, more than that, though a wise man thinks and claims he knows, yet will he not be able to find it out.

1 Corinthians 3:18

Let no person deceive himself. If anyone among you supposes that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool [let him discard his worldly discernment and recognize himself as dull, stupid, and foolish, without true learning and scholarship], that he may become [really] wise.

Job 12:13

But [only] with [God] are [perfect] wisdom and might; He [alone] has [true] counsel and understanding.

Proverbs 3:13

Happy (blessed, fortunate, enviable) is the man who finds skillful and godly Wisdom, and the man who gets understanding [drawing it forth from God's Word and life's experiences],

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Angels » Nature » Wise

2 Samuel 14:17

And the woman said, The word of my lord the king will now give me rest and security, for as an angel of God is my lord the king to hear and discern good and evil. May the Lord your God be with you!

2 Samuel 14:20

In order to change the course of matters [between Absalom and his father] your servant Joab did this. But my lord has wisdom like the wisdom of the angel of God -- "to know all things that are on the earth.

Christ » Spirit of » Wise

Isaiah 11:3

And shall make Him of quick understanding, and His delight shall be in the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord. And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, neither decide by the hearing of His ears;

Counsel » Wise » Examples of

Exodus 18:19

Listen now to [me]; I will counsel you, and God will be with you. You shall represent the people before God, bringing their cases and causes to Him,

1 Kings 12:7

And they said to him, If you will be a servant to this people today and serve them and answer them with good words, they will be your servants forever.

Daniel 4:27

Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you; break off your sins and show the reality of your repentance by righteousness (right standing with God and moral and spiritual rectitude and rightness in every area and relation) and liberate yourself from your iniquities by showing mercy and loving-kindness to the poor and oppressed, that [if the king will repent] there may possibly be a continuance and lengthening of your peace and tranquility and a healing of your error.

Matthew 27:19

Also, while he was seated on the judgment bench, his wife sent him a message, saying, Have nothing to do with that just and upright Man, for I have had a painful experience today in a dream because of Him.

More verses: Acts 5:35

Edomites, the » Character of » Wise

Jeremiah 49:7

Concerning and against Edom: Thus says the Lord of hosts: Is there no longer wisdom in Teman [a district in Edom]? Has counsel vanished from the intelligent and prudent? Is their wisdom all poured out and used up?

Heart » Renewed » Wise

1 Kings 3:9

So give Your servant an understanding mind and a hearing heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and bad. For who is able to judge and rule this Your great people?

1 Kings 3:12

Behold, I have done as you asked. I have given you a wise, discerning mind, so that no one before you was your equal, nor shall any arise after you equal to you.

1 Kings 4:29

And God gave Solomon exceptionally much wisdom and understanding, and breadth of mind like the sand of the seashore.

Job 9:4

[God] is wise in heart and mighty in strength; who has [ever] hardened himself against Him and prospered or even been safe?

character of the renewed Heart » Wise

Proverbs 14:33

Wisdom rests [silently] in the mind and heart of him who has understanding, but that which is in the inward part of [self-confident] fools is made known.

Proverbs 23:15

My son, if your heart is wise, my heart will be glad, even mine;

Locusts » Described as » Wise

Proverbs 30:27

The locusts have no king, yet they go forth all of them by bands;

Proverbs 30:24

There are four things which are little on the earth, but they are exceedingly wise:

The poor » May be » Wise

Spirit of Christ » Wise

Isaiah 11:3

And shall make Him of quick understanding, and His delight shall be in the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord. And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, neither decide by the hearing of His ears;

Thoughts » Wise » Wise

Philippians 4:8

For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].

Psalm 48:9

We have thought of Your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of Your temple.

Psalm 119:59

I considered my ways; I turned my feet to [obey] Your testimonies.

Proverbs 12:5

The thoughts and purposes of the [consistently] righteous are honest and reliable, but the counsels and designs of the wicked are treacherous.

More verses: Romans 12:3

Wise » Choice, examples of » Thoughts

Philippians 4:8

For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].

Psalm 48:9

We have thought of Your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of Your temple.

Psalm 119:59

I considered my ways; I turned my feet to [obey] Your testimonies.

Proverbs 12:5

The thoughts and purposes of the [consistently] righteous are honest and reliable, but the counsels and designs of the wicked are treacherous.

More verses: Romans 12:3

Wise » Choice, examples of » Counsel, examples of

Exodus 18:19

Listen now to [me]; I will counsel you, and God will be with you. You shall represent the people before God, bringing their cases and causes to Him,

1 Kings 12:7

And they said to him, If you will be a servant to this people today and serve them and answer them with good words, they will be your servants forever.

Daniel 4:27

Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you; break off your sins and show the reality of your repentance by righteousness (right standing with God and moral and spiritual rectitude and rightness in every area and relation) and liberate yourself from your iniquities by showing mercy and loving-kindness to the poor and oppressed, that [if the king will repent] there may possibly be a continuance and lengthening of your peace and tranquility and a healing of your error.

Matthew 27:19

Also, while he was seated on the judgment bench, his wife sent him a message, saying, Have nothing to do with that just and upright Man, for I have had a painful experience today in a dream because of Him.

More verses: Acts 5:35

Wise » Choice, examples of » Women

Proverbs 11:16

A gracious and good woman wins honor [for her husband], and violent men win riches but a woman who hates righteousness is a throne of dishonor for him.

Wise » Choice, examples of » Men, general references to

Daniel 2:48

Then the king made Daniel great and gave him many great gifts, and he made him to rule over the whole province of Babylon and to be chief governor over all the wise men of Babylon.

Genesis 41:8

So when morning came his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all the magicians and all the wise men of Egypt. And Pharaoh told them his dreams, but not one could interpret them to [him].

Matthew 2:1

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men [astrologers] from the east came to Jerusalem, asking,

Daniel 2:13

So the decree went forth that the wise men were to be killed, and [the officers] sought Daniel and his companions to be slain.

Esther 1:13

Then the king spoke to the wise men who knew the times -- "for this was the king's procedure toward all who were familiar with law and judgment -- "

Wise » Choice, examples of » The psalmist

Psalm 119:30

I have chosen the way of truth and faithfulness; Your ordinances have I set before me.

Psalm 119:173

Let Your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen Your precepts.

Micah 4:5

For all the peoples [now] walk every man in the name of his god, but we will walk in the name of the Lord our God forever and ever.

Wise » Words » Appropriate

Proverbs 25:11

A word fitly spoken and in due season is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

Ecclesiastes 9:17

The words of wise men heard in quiet are better than the shouts of him who rules among fools.

Wise » Words » Forcible

Job 6:25

How forcible are words of straightforward speech! But what does your arguing argue and prove or your reproof reprove?

Wise » Choice, examples of

Ruth 4:16

Then Naomi took the child and laid him in her bosom and became his nurse.

Wise » Words » Inspiring and unforgettable

Ecclesiastes 12:11

The words of the wise are like prodding goads, and firmly fixed [in the mind] like nails are the collected sayings which are given [as proceeding] from one Shepherd.

Wise » Words » Gracious

Ecclesiastes 10:12

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious and win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him.

Wise » Words » Pleasant

Wise » Choice, examples of » moses

Hebrews 11:25

Because he preferred to share the oppression [suffer the hardships] and bear the shame of the people of God rather than to have the fleeting enjoyment of a sinful life.

Wise » Choice, examples of » Joshua

Joshua 24:15

And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Wise » Choice, examples of » Solomon

1 Kings 3:9

So give Your servant an understanding mind and a hearing heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and bad. For who is able to judge and rule this Your great people?

Wise » Words » Comforting

Isaiah 50:4

[The Servant of God says] The Lord God has given Me the tongue of a disciple and of one who is taught, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He wakens Me morning by morning, He wakens My ear to hear as a disciple [as one who is taught].

Wise » Choice, examples of » Mary

Luke 10:42

There is need of only one or but a few things. Mary has chosen the good portion [ that which is to her advantage], which shall not be taken away from her.

Topics on Wise

Be Wise!

40;10;16

Behold, I am sending you out like sheep in the midst of wolves; be wary and wise as serpents, and be innocent (harmless, guileless, and without falsity) as doves.

Fools Becoming Wise

20;13;20

He who walks [as a companion] with wise men is wise, but he who associates with [self-confident] fools is [a fool himself and] shall smart for it.

God, Wise

20;3;19

The Lord by skillful and godly Wisdom has founded the earth; by understanding He has established the heavens.

How Silence Is Wise

20;10;19

In a multitude of words transgression is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is prudent.

The Work Of The Wise

20;11;30

The fruit of the [uncompromisingly] righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise captures human lives [for God, as a fisher of men -- "he gathers and receives them for eternity].

Wise Councel

20;11;14

Where no wise guidance is, the people fall, but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.

Wise Man Or Fool

21;2;19

And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have dominion over all my labor in which I have toiled and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)!

Wise Men

20;1;5

The wise also will hear and increase in learning, and the person of understanding will acquire skill and attain to sound counsel [so that he may be able to steer his course rightly] -- "

Wise Men In The Church

40;23;34

Because of this, take notice: I am sending you prophets and wise men (interpreters and teachers) and scribes (men learned in the Mosaic Law and the Prophets); some of them you will kill, even crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and pursue and persecute from town to town,

Wise Proverbs

20;1;6

That people may understand a proverb and a figure of speech or an enigma with its interpretation, and the words of the wise and their dark sayings or riddles.