'Knowledge' in the Bible
The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow from the soil, every tree that was pleasing to look at and good for food. (Now the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil were in the middle of the orchard.)
but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will surely die."
and I have filled him with the Spirit of God in skill, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship,
He has filled him with the Spirit of God -- with skill, with understanding, with knowledge, and in all kinds of work,
then if anything is done unintentionally without the knowledge of the community, the whole community must prepare one young bull for a burnt offering -- for a pleasing aroma to the Lord -- along with its grain offering and its customary drink offering, and one male goat for a purification offering.
the oracle of the one who hears the words of God, and who knows the knowledge of the Most High, who sees a vision from the Almighty, although falling flat on the ground with eyes open:
He was the son of a widow from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a craftsman in bronze from Tyre. He had the skill and knowledge to make all kinds of works of bronze. He reported to King Solomon and did all the work he was assigned.
For we were born yesterday and do not have knowledge, since our days on earth are but a shadow.
"Does a wise man answer with blustery knowledge, or fill his belly with the east wind?
Can anyone teach God knowledge, since he judges those that are on high?
My words come from the uprightness of my heart, and my lips will utter knowledge sincerely.
that Job speaks without knowledge and his words are without understanding.
So Job opens his mouth to no purpose; without knowledge he multiplies words."
With my knowledge I will speak comprehensively, and to my Creator I will ascribe righteousness.
For in truth, my words are not false; it is one complete in knowledge who is with you.
But if they refuse to listen, they pass over the river of death, and expire without knowledge.
"Yes, God is great -- beyond our knowledge! The number of his years is unsearchable.
Do you know about the balancing of the clouds, that wondrous activity of him who is perfect in knowledge?
"Who is this who darkens counsel with words without knowledge?
you asked, 'Who is this who darkens counsel without knowledge?' But I have declared without understanding things too wonderful for me to know.
Does the one who disciplines the nations not punish? He is the one who imparts knowledge to human beings!
Your knowledge is beyond my comprehension; it is so far beyond me, I am unable to fathom it.
Fearing the Lord is the beginning of moral knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
"How long will you simpletons love naivet?? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?
Because they hated moral knowledge, and did not choose to fear the Lord,
then you will understand how to fear the Lord, and you will discover knowledge about God.
For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
For wisdom will enter your heart, and moral knowledge will be attractive to you.
By his knowledge the primordial sea was broken open, and the clouds drip down dew.
in order to safeguard discretion, and that your lips may guard knowledge.
All of them are clear to the discerning and upright to those who find knowledge.
Receive my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold.
"I, wisdom, live with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.
Those who are wise store up knowledge, but foolish speech leads to imminent destruction.
With his speech the godless person destroys his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous will be delivered.
The one who loves discipline loves knowledge, but the one who hates reproof is stupid.
The shrewd person conceals knowledge, but foolish people publicize folly.
Every shrewd person acts with knowledge, but a fool displays his folly.
The naive inherit folly, but the shrewd are crowned with knowledge.
The tongue of the wise treats knowledge correctly, but the mouth of the fool spouts out folly.
The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but not so the heart of fools.
The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on folly.
The discerning person acquires knowledge, and the wise person seeks knowledge.
It is dangerous to have zeal without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily makes poor choices.
Flog a scorner, and as a result the simpleton will learn prudence; correct a discerning person, and as a result he will understand knowledge.
If you stop listening to instruction, my child, you will stray from the words of knowledge.
There is gold, and an abundance of rubies, but words of knowledge are like a precious jewel.
When a scorner is punished, the naive becomes wise; when a wise person is instructed, he gains knowledge.
The eyes of the Lord guard knowledge, but he overthrows the words of the faithless person.
Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,
Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to the words of knowledge.
by knowledge its rooms are filled with all kinds of precious and pleasing treasures.
A wise warrior is strong, and a man of knowledge makes his strength stronger;
The righteous person cares for the legal rights of the poor; the wicked does not understand such knowledge.
I have not learned wisdom, nor do I have knowledge of the Holy One.
I thought to myself, "I have become much wiser than any of my predecessors who ruled over Jerusalem; I have acquired much wisdom and knowledge."
So I decided to discern the benefit of wisdom and knowledge over foolish behavior and ideas; however, I concluded that even this endeavor is like trying to chase the wind!
For with great wisdom comes great frustration; whoever increases his knowledge merely increases his heartache.
For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge, and skill; however, he must hand over the fruit of his labor as an inheritance to someone else who did not work for it. This also is futile, and an awful injustice!
For to the one who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner, he gives the task of amassing wealth -- only to give it to the one who pleases God. This task of the wicked is futile -- like chasing the wind!
For wisdom provides protection, just as money provides protection. But the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves the life of its owner.
Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might, because there is neither work nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom in the grave, the place where you will eventually go.
Again, I observed this on the earth: the race is not always won by the swiftest, the battle is not always won by the strongest; prosperity does not always belong to those who are the wisest, wealth does not always belong to those who are the most discerning, nor does success always come to those with the most knowledge -- for time and chance may overcome them all.
Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also taught knowledge to the people; he carefully evaluated and arranged many proverbs.
From whom does he receive directions? Who teaches him the correct way to do things, or imparts knowledge to him, or instructs him in skillful design?
You were complacent in your evil deeds; you thought, 'No one sees me.' Your self-professed wisdom and knowledge lead you astray, when you say, 'I am unique! No one can compare to me!'
I will give you leaders who will be faithful to me. They will lead you with knowledge and insight.
The Lord gave me knowledge, that I might have understanding. Then he showed me what the people were doing.
The women added, "We did indeed sacrifice and pour out drink offerings to the Queen of Heaven. But it was with the full knowledge and approval of our husbands that we made cakes in her image and poured out drink offerings to her."
Now as for these four young men, God endowed them with knowledge and skill in all sorts of literature and wisdom -- and Daniel had insight into all kinds of visions and dreams.
He changes times and seasons, deposing some kings and establishing others. He gives wisdom to the wise; he imparts knowledge to those with understanding;
Thus there was found in this man Daniel, whom the king renamed Belteshazzar, an extraordinary spirit, knowledge, and skill to interpret dreams, solve riddles, and decipher knotty problems. Now summon Daniel, and he will disclose the interpretation."
"But you, Daniel, close up these words and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will dash about, and knowledge will increase."
For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge of sacred things, and people should seek instruction from him because he is the messenger of the Lord who rules over all.
to give his people knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins.
Woe to you experts in religious law! You have taken away the key to knowledge! You did not go in yourselves, and you hindered those who were going in."
He kept back for himself part of the proceeds with his wife's knowledge; he brought only part of it and placed it at the apostles' feet.
an educator of the senseless, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the essential features of knowledge and of the truth --
For no one is declared righteous before him by the works of the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how fathomless his ways!
But I myself am fully convinced about you, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able to instruct one another.
For you were made rich in every way in him, in all your speech and in every kind of knowledge --
With regard to food sacrificed to idols, we know that "we all have knowledge." Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
But this knowledge is not shared by all. And some, by being accustomed to idols in former times, eat this food as an idol sacrifice, and their conscience, because it is weak, is defiled.
For if someone weak sees you who possess knowledge dining in an idol's temple, will not his conscience be "strengthened" to eat food offered to idols?
So by your knowledge the weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed.
For one person is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, and another the message of knowledge according to the same Spirit,
And if I have prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
Love never ends. But if there are prophecies, they will be set aside; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be set aside.
Now, brothers and sisters, if I come to you speaking in tongues, how will I help you unless I speak to you with a revelation or with knowledge or prophecy or teaching?
Sober up as you should, and stop sinning! For some have no knowledge of God -- I say this to your shame!
But thanks be to God who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and who makes known through us the fragrance that consists of the knowledge of him in every place.
For God, who said "Let light shine out of darkness," is the one who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.
by purity, by knowledge, by patience, by benevolence, by the Holy Spirit, by genuine love,
But as you excel in everything -- in faith, in speech, in knowledge, and in all eagerness and in the love from us that is in you -- make sure that you excel in this act of kindness too.
and every arrogant obstacle that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to make it obey Christ.
And even if I am unskilled in speaking, yet I am certainly not so in knowledge. Indeed, we have made this plain to you in everything in every way.
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge of him,
and thus to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God -- a mature person, attaining to the measure of Christ's full stature.
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