'Intelligent' in the Bible
'And now, let Pharaoh provide a man, intelligent and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt;
So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one as intelligent and wise as you are.
Give for yourselves men, wise and intelligent, and known to your tribes, and I set them for your heads;
And one of the servants answereth and saith, 'Lo, I have seen a son of Jesse the Beth-Lehemite, skilful in playing, and a mighty virtuous man, and a man of battle, and intelligent in word, and a man of form, and Jehovah is with him.'
The man’s name was Nabal, and his wife’s name, Abigail. The woman was intelligent and beautiful, but the man, a Calebite, was harsh and evil in his dealings.
And Chenaniah, head of the Levites, is over the burden; he instructeth about the burden, for he is intelligent.
And their number, with their brethren -- taught in the song of Jehovah, all who are intelligent -- is two hundred, eighty and eight.
And they cause to fall lots -- charge over-against charge, as well the small as the great, the intelligent with the learner.
And Ezra the priest bringeth the law before the assembly, both of men and women, and every one intelligent to hear, on the first day of the seventh month,
and he readeth in it before the broad place that is before the water-gate, from the light till the middle of the day, over-against the men, and the women, and those intelligent, and the ears of all the people are unto the book of the law.
And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the Nethinim, and every one who hath been separated from the peoples of the lands unto the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, every knowing intelligent one,
"An idiot will become intelligent When the foal of a wild donkey is born a man.
How long will ye hunt for words? Be intelligent, and then we will speak.
(The wise doth hear and increaseth learning, And the intelligent doth obtain counsels.)
Hear, my sons, the instruction of a father, and pay attention in order to gain and to know intelligent discernment, comprehension, and interpretation [of spiritual matters].
All of them are plain to the intelligent, And upright to those finding knowledge.
In the lips of the intelligent is wisdom found, And a rod is for the back of him who is lacking understanding.
He that is void of understanding despises his neighbour, but the intelligent man remains silent.
A scorner hath sought wisdom, and it is not, And knowledge to the intelligent is easy.
In the heart of the intelligent wisdom doth rest. And in the midst of fools it is known.
The heart of the intelligent seeketh knowledge, And the mouth of fools enjoyeth folly.
Folly is joy to him that is destitute of understanding, but the man who is intelligent walks uprightly.
To the wise in heart is called, 'Intelligent,' And sweetness of lips increaseth learning.
The heart of the wise maketh his mouth intelligent, and upon his lips increaseth learning.
Rebuke cometh down on the intelligent More than a hundred stripes on a fool.
The face of the intelligent is to wisdom, And the eyes of a fool -- at the end of the earth.
The intelligent person restrains his words,and one who keeps a cool headis a man of understanding.
Even a fool keeping silence is reckoned wise, He who is shutting his lips intelligent!
The heart of the intelligent getteth knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
A scorner smite, and the simple acts prudently, And give reproof to the intelligent, He understandeth knowledge.
By the transgression of a land many are its heads. And by an intelligent man, Who knoweth right -- it is prolonged.
Whoso is keeping the law is an intelligent son, And a friend of gluttons, Doth cause his father to blush.
A rich man is wise in his own eyes, And the intelligent poor searcheth him.
I am more stupid than any other man,and I lack man’s ability to understand.
A capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman -- "who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls.
I have turned so as to see under the sun, that not to the swift is the race, nor to the mighty the battle, nor even to the wise bread, nor even to the intelligent wealth, nor even to the skilful grace, for time and chance happen with them all.
Head of fifty, and accepted of faces, And counsellor, and the wise of artificers, And the intelligent of charmers.
Woe to the wise in their own eyes, And -- before their own faces -- intelligent!
For he hath said, 'By the power of my hand I have wrought, And by my wisdom, for I have been intelligent, And I remove borders of the peoples, And their chief ones I have spoiled, And I put down as a mighty one the inhabitants,
Therefore, lo, I am adding to do wonderfully with this people, A wonder, and a marvel, And perished hath the wisdom of its wise ones, And the understanding of its intelligent ones hideth itself.'
For my people are foolish, me they have not known, Foolish sons are they, yea, they are not intelligent, Wise are they to do evil, And to do good they have not known.
Concerning Edom: 'Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Is wisdom no more in Teman? Perished hath counsel from the intelligent? Vanished hath their wisdom?
Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? intelligent, and he shall know them? For the ways of Jehovah are right, and the just shall walk in them; but the transgressors shall fall therein.
At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from wise and intelligent people and have revealed them to infants.
"Who therefore is the loyal and intelligent servant to whom his master has entrusted the control of his household to give them their rations at the appointed time?
Five of them were foolish (thoughtless, without forethought) and five were wise (sensible, intelligent, and prudent).
At that moment, the Holy Spirit made Jesus extremely joyful, so Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from wise and intelligent people and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, because this is what was pleasing to you.
"Who, then," replied the Lord, "is the faithful and intelligent steward whom his Master will put in charge of His household to serve out their rations at the proper times?
He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man. This man summoned Barnabas and Saul and desired to hear God’s message.
I call upon you, therefore, brethren, through the compassions of God, to present your bodies a sacrifice -- living, sanctified, acceptable to God -- your intelligent service;
For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will reject."
For suppose someone sees you, a man having knowledge [of God, with an intelligent view of this subject and] reclining at table in an idol's temple, might he not be encouraged and emboldened [to violate his own conscientious scruples] if he is weak and uncertain, and eat what [to him] is for the purpose of idol worship?
I speak as to intelligent persons: do ye judge what I say.
For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves; but these, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are not intelligent.
Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people),
And hold them in very high and most affectionate esteem in [intelligent and sympathetic] appreciation of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
Who is wise and intelligent among you? let him shew out of the good behaviour his works in meekness of wisdom,
In the same way you married men should live considerately with [your wives], with an intelligent recognition [of the marriage relation], honoring the woman as [physically] the weaker, but [realizing that you] are joint heirs of the grace (God's unmerited favor) of life, in order that your prayers may not be hindered and cut off. [Otherwise you cannot pray effectively.]
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