'Knowledge' in the Bible
And out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight or to be desired -- "good (suitable, pleasant) for food; the tree of life also in the center of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of [the difference between] good and evil and blessing and calamity.
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and blessing and calamity you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.
Joseph said to them, What is this thing that you have done? Do you not realize that such a man as I can certainly detect and know by divination [everything you do without other knowledge of it]?
God saw the Israelites and took knowledge of them and concerned Himself about them [knowing all, understanding, remembering all].
And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom and ability, in understanding and intelligence, and in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship,
And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and wisdom, with intelligence and understanding, and with knowledge and all craftsmanship,
If anyone sins in that he is sworn to testify and has knowledge of the matter, either by seeing or hearing of it, but fails to report it, then he shall bear his iniquity and willfulness.
Then it shall be, if it was done unwittingly or in error without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young bull for a burnt offering, for a pleasant and soothing fragrance to the Lord, with its cereal offering and its drink offering, according to the ordinance, and one male goat for a sin offering.
He speaks, who heard the words of God and knew the knowledge of the Most High, who saw the vision of the Almighty, falling down, but having his eyes open and uncovered:
But you shall offer an offering made by fire, a burnt offering to the Lord: two young bulls, one ram, and seven male lambs a year old; they shall be without blemish to the best of your knowledge.
To you it was shown, that you might realize and have personal knowledge that the Lord is God; there is no other besides Him.
Talk no more so very proudly; let not arrogance go forth from your mouth, for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by Him actions are weighed.
And Hiram sent with the fleet his servants, shipmen who had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.
And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father [have personal knowledge of Him, be acquainted with, and understand Him; appreciate, heed, and cherish Him] and serve Him with a blameless heart and a willing mind. For the Lord searches all hearts and minds and understands all the wanderings of the thoughts. If you seek Him [inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him as your first and vital necessity] you will find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever!
Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this Your people who are so great?
God replied to Solomon, Because this was in your heart and you have not asked for riches, possessions, honor, and glory, or the life of your foes, or even for long life, but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may rule and judge My people over whom I have made you king,
Wisdom and knowledge are granted you. And I will give you riches, possessions, honor, and glory, such as none of the kings had before you, and none after you shall have their equal.
And the rest of the people -- "the priests, Levites, gatekeepers, singers, Nethinim [temple servants], and all they who had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the Law of God, their wives, their sons, their daughters, all who had knowledge and understanding -- "
Should a wise man utter such windy knowledge [as we have just heard] and fill himself with the east wind [of withering, parching, and violent accusations]?
Yet they say to God, Depart from us, for we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.
Shall any teach God knowledge, seeing that He judges those who are on high?
How you have counseled him who has no wisdom! And how plentifully you have declared to him sound knowledge!
It is hidden from the eyes of all living, and knowledge of it is withheld from the birds of the heavens.
So I say, Listen to me; I also will give you my opinion [about Job's situation] and my knowledge.
I also will answer my [God-assigned] part; I also will declare my opinion and my knowledge.
Hear my words, you wise men, and give ear to me, you who have [so much] knowledge.
Therefore He takes knowledge of their works, and He overturns them in the night, so that they are crushed and destroyed.
That Job speaks without knowledge, and his words are without wisdom and insight.
Job uselessly opens his mouth and multiplies words without knowledge [drawing the worthless conclusion that the righteous have no more advantage than the wicked].
I will bring my knowledge from afar and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
For truly my words shall not be false; He Who is perfect in knowledge is with you.
But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword [of God's destructive judgments], and they shall die in ignorance of true knowledge.
Do you know how the clouds are balanced [and poised in the heavens], the wonderful works of Him Who is perfect in knowledge?
Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
[You said to me] Who is this that darkens and obscures counsel [by words] without knowledge? Therefore [I now see] I have [rashly] uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread and who do not call on the Lord?
Day after day pours forth speech, and night after night shows forth knowledge.
Have those who work evil no knowledge (no understanding)? They eat up My people as they eat bread; they do not call upon God.
Give the king [knowledge of] Your [way of] judging, O God, and [the spirit of] Your righteousness to the king's son [to control all his actions].
And they say, How does God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?
Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness -- "trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].
He Who disciplines and instructs the nations, shall He not punish, He Who teaches man knowledge?
Teach me good judgment, wise and right discernment, and knowledge, for I have believed (trusted, relied on, and clung to) Your commandments.
Your [infinite] knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high above me, I cannot reach it.
That prudence may be given to the simple, and knowledge, discretion, and discernment to the youth -- "
The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and the principal and choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; but fools despise skillful and godly Wisdom, instruction, and discipline.
How long, O simple ones [open to evil], will you love being simple? And the scoffers delight in scoffing and [self-confident] fools hate knowledge?
Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord,
Then you will understand the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of [our omniscient] God.
For the Lord gives skillful and godly Wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
For skillful and godly Wisdom shall enter into your heart, and knowledge shall be pleasant to you.
By His knowledge the deeps were broken up, and the skies distill the dew.
That you may exercise proper discrimination and discretion and your lips may guard and keep knowledge and the wise answer [to temptation].
They are all plain to him who understands [and opens his heart], and right to those who find knowledge [and live by it].
Receive my instruction in preference to [striving for] silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold,
I, Wisdom [from God], make prudence my dwelling, and I find out knowledge and discretion.
I have counsel and sound knowledge, I have understanding, I have might and power.
The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning (the chief and choice part) of Wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight and understanding.
Wise men store up knowledge [in mind and heart], but the mouth of the foolish is a present destruction.
With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge and superior discernment shall the righteous be delivered.
Whoever loves instruction and correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is like a brute beast, stupid and indiscriminating.
A prudent man is reluctant to display his knowledge, but the heart of [self-confident] fools proclaims their folly.
Every prudent man deals with knowledge, but a [self-confident] fool exposes and flaunts his folly.
A scoffer seeks Wisdom in vain [for his very attitude blinds and deafens him to it], but knowledge is easy to him who [being teachable] understands.
Go from the presence of a foolish and self-confident man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
The simple acquire folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
The tongue of the wise utters knowledge rightly, but the mouth of the [self-confident] fool pours out folly.
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge [sifting it as chaff from the grain]; not so the minds and hearts of the self-confident and foolish.
The mind of him who has understanding seeks knowledge and inquires after and craves it, but the mouth of the [self-confident] fool feeds on folly.
He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding has a cool spirit.
The mind of the prudent is ever getting knowledge, and the ear of the wise is ever seeking (inquiring for and craving) knowledge.
Desire without knowledge is not good, and to be overhasty is to sin and miss the mark.
Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will increase in knowledge.
Cease, my son, to hear instruction only to ignore it and stray from the words of knowledge.
There is gold, and a multitude of pearls, but the lips of knowledge are a vase of preciousness [the most precious of all].
The eyes of the Lord keep guard over knowledge and him who has it, but He overthrows the words of the treacherous.
Listen (consent and submit) to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge;
Have I not written to you [long ago] excellent things in counsels and knowledge,
Apply your mind to instruction and correction and your ears to words of knowledge.
And by knowledge shall its chambers [of every area] be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
A wise man is strong and is better than a strong man, and a man of knowledge increases and strengthens his power;
When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but when the ruler is a man of discernment, understanding, and knowledge, its stability will long continue.
The [consistently] righteous man knows and cares for the rights of the poor, but the wicked man has no interest in such knowledge.
I have not learned skillful and godly Wisdom, that I should have the knowledge or burden of the Holy One.
I entered into counsel with my own mind, saying, Behold, I have acquired great [human] wisdom, yes, more than all who have been over Jerusalem before me; and my mind has had great experience of [moral] wisdom and [scientific] knowledge.
For in much [human] wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.
For here is a man whose labor is with wisdom and knowledge and skill; yet to a man who has not toiled for it he must leave it all as his portion. This also is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility) and a great evil!
For to the person who pleases Him God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and heaping up, that he may give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it.
Moreover, he has not seen the sun nor had any knowledge, yet he [the stillborn child] has rest rather than he [who is aware of all that he has missed and all that he would not have had to suffer].
For wisdom is a defense even as money is a defense, but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom shields and preserves the life of him who has it.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol (the place of the dead), where you are going.
And furthermore, because the Preacher was wise, he [Solomon] still taught the people knowledge; and he pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs.
Therefore My people go into captivity [to their enemies] without knowing it and because they have no knowledge [of God]. And their honorable men [their glory] are famished, and their common people are parched with thirst.
And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him -- "the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord -- "
They shall not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
And it shall be in that day that the Root of Jesse shall stand as a signal for the peoples; of Him shall the nations inquire and seek knowledge, and His dwelling shall be glory [His rest glorious]!
And the Lord will make Himself known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know (have knowledge of, be acquainted with, give heed to, and cherish) the Lord in that day and will worship with sacrifices of animal and vegetable offerings; they will vow a vow to the Lord and perform it.
In the days and generations to come Jacob shall take root; Israel shall blossom and send forth shoots and fill the whole world with fruit [of the knowledge of the true God].
To whom will He teach knowledge? [Ask the drunkards.] And whom will He make to understand the message? Those who are babies, just weaned from the milk and taken from the breasts? [Is that what He thinks we are?]
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