'Wisdom' in the Bible
Then the woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate [it]; she also gave [some] to her husband, [who was] with her, and he ate [it].
And now let Pharaoh make search for a man of wisdom and good sense, and put him in authority over the land of Egypt.
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Seeing that God has made all this clear to you, there is no other man of such wisdom and good sense as you:
And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.
And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee;
And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats' hair.
And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;
Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work.
Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded.
And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it:
Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
They are a nation devoid of wisdom, and there is no understanding among them.
And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.
To fetch about this form of speech hath thy servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth.
And word came to David, saying, Ahithophel is among those who are joined to Absalom. And David said, O Lord, let the wisdom of Ahithophel be made foolish.
Then the woman went unto all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri, and cast it out to Joab. And he blew a trumpet, and they retired from the city, every man to his tent. And Joab returned to Jerusalem unto the king.
These are the names of the mighty men whom David had: he that sat in the seat of wisdom, chief among the three: Adino, the Eznite, who on one occasion slew eight hundred enemies.
Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.
Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king instead of David my father, and I am but a lad [in wisdom and experience]; I know not how to go out (begin) or come in (finish).
And God said to him, Because your request is for this thing, and not for long life for yourself or for wealth or for the destruction of your haters, but for wisdom to be a judge of causes;
And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.
And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.
And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.
And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together.
He was a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.
Now the queen of Sheba, hearing great things of Solomon, came to put his wisdom to the test with hard questions.
And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,
And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.
Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard.
Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.
So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.
And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.
And the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon?
Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.
And lo, courses of the priests and of the Levites are for all the service of the house of God; and with thee in all work is every willing one with wisdom, for every service; and the heads and all the people are according to all thy words.'
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?
And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:
Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.
And Huram saith, 'Blessed is Jehovah, God of Israel, who made the heavens and the earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, knowing wisdom and understanding, who doth build a house for Jehovah, and a house for his kingdom.
Now the queen of Sheba, hearing great things of Solomon, came to Jerusalem to put his wisdom to the test with hard questions; and with her came a very great train, and camels weighted down with spices, and great stores of gold and jewels: and when she came to Solomon she had talk with him of everything in her mind.
And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,
And she said to the king, It was a true report which I heard in mine own land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom:
Howbeit I believed not their words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that I heard.
Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom.
And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.
And in his wisdom he had his sons stationed in every walled town through all the lands of Judah and Benjamin; and he gave them a great store of food, and took wives for them.
And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that know them not.
And on the second day were gathered together the chief fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, to Ezra the scribe, even to gain wisdom as to the words of the law.
And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the door-keepers, the music-makers, the Nethinim, and all those who had made themselves separate from the peoples of the lands, to keep the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, everyone who had knowledge and wisdom;
Doth not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.
For wrath is the cause of death to the foolish, and he who has no wisdom comes to his end through passion.
Making void thoughts of the subtile, And their hands do not execute wisdom.
Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?
And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.
His wisdom is as high as the heights of heaven! What can you do? It is deeper than Sheol (the place of the dead)! What can you know?
But a stupid man will get wisdom [only] when a wild donkey's colt is born a man [as when he thinks himself free because he is lifted up in pride].
No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.
But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know such things as these [of God's wisdom and might]?
Or to the things which go flat on the earth, and they will give you wisdom; and the fishes of the sea will give you news of it.
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.
With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.
He takes away the wisdom of the wise guides, and makes judges foolish;
He takes away the wisdom of the rulers of the earth, and sends them wandering in a waste where there is no way.
O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.
Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?
You have kept their hearts from wisdom: for this cause you will not give them honour.
How long will it be before you have done talking? Get wisdom, and then we will say what is in our minds.
I have to give ear to arguments which put me to shame, and your answers to me are wind without wisdom.
Is it possible for a man to be of profit to God? No, for a man's wisdom is only of profit to himself.
How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?
By his power he stills the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab the great sea monster to pieces.
But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?
The deep says, [Wisdom] is not in me; and the sea says, It is not with me.
Wisdom cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, in precious onyx or sapphire.
Gold and glass cannot equal [Wisdom], nor can it be exchanged for jewels or vessels of fine gold.
No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?
But God understands the way to wisdom, and He knows its location.
He considered wisdom and evaluated it; He established it and examined it.
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.
Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.
Behold, I am toward God and before Him even as you are; I also am formed out of the clay [though I speak with abnormal wisdom because of a divine illumination].
If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.
Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.
Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.
Have you knowledge of the balancings of the clouds, the wonders of him who has all wisdom?
By whom were its measures fixed? Say, if you have wisdom; or by whom was the line stretched out over it?
Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?
Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,
Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.
Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?
The Lord was looking down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any who had wisdom, searching after God.
One day provides a word for the next day, and one night declares wisdom unto the next night.
The law of the Lord is perfect and preserves one's life. The rules set down by the Lord are reliable and impart wisdom to the inexperienced.
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