'Wisdom' in the Bible
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 behold, I have appointed with him Aholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and to all who are wisehearted I have given wisdom and ability to make all that I have commanded you:
And all the women who had ability and whose hearts stirred them up in wisdom spun the goats' hair.
And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and wisdom, with intelligence and understanding, and with knowledge and all craftsmanship,
He has filled them with wisdom of heart and ability to do all manner of craftsmanship, of the engraver, of the skillful workman, of the embroiderer in blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff] and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of those who do or design any skilled work.
Bezalel and Aholiab and every wisehearted man in whom the Lord has put wisdom and understanding to know how to do all the work for the service of the sanctuary shall work according to all that the Lord has commanded.
And Moses called Bezalel and Aholiab and every able and wisehearted man in whose mind the Lord had put wisdom and ability, everyone whose heart stirred him up to come to do the work;
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.
And Joshua son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands upon him; so the Israelites listened to him and did as the Lord commanded Moses.
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.
Then the woman in her wisdom went to all the people. And they cut off the head of Sheba son of Bichri and cast it down to Joab. So he blew the trumpet, and they retired from the city, every man to his own home. And Joab returned to Jerusalem to the king.
Do therefore according to your wisdom, but let not his hoary head go down to Sheol (the place of the dead) 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 all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had made, and they stood in awe of him, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to do justice.
And God gave Solomon exceptionally much wisdom and understanding, and breadth of mind like the sand of the seashore.
Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the people of the East and all the wisdom of Egypt.
Men came from all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and from all kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom.
The Lord gave Solomon wisdom, as He promised him; and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon, and they made a treaty.
He was the son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze. He was full of wisdom, understanding, and skill to do any kind of work in bronze. So he came to King Solomon and did all his [bronze] work.
When the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom and skill, the house he had built,
She said to the king, It was a true report I heard in my own land of your acts and sayings and wisdom.
I did not believe it until I came and my eyes had seen. Behold, the half was not told me. You have added wisdom and goodness exceeding the fame I heard.
Happy are your men! Happy are these your servants who stand continually before you, hearing your wisdom!
So King Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom (skill).
And all the earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom which God had put in his mind.
The rest of the acts of Solomon -- "and all that he did, and his wisdom (skill) -- "are they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon?
Only may the Lord give you wisdom and understanding as you are put in charge of Israel, that you may keep the law of the Lord your God.
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 when the queen of Sheba had seen Solomon's wisdom, the house he had built,
She said to the king, The report which I heard in my own land of your acts and sayings and of your wisdom was true,
But I did not believe their words until I came and my eyes had seen it. Behold, the half of the greatness of your wisdom was not told me; you surpass the fame that I heard of you.
Happy are your wives and men, and happy are these your servants who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom!
King Solomon surpassed 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 which God had put into his mind.
You, Ezra, after the wisdom of your God, which is [in His instructions] in your hand, set magistrates and judges who may judge all the people [west] of the River; choose those who know the instructions of your God, and teach him who does not know them.
Is not their tent cord plucked up within them [so that the tent falls]? Do they not die, and that without [acquiring] wisdom?
Is it not that I have no help in myself, and that wisdom is quite driven from me?
And that He would show you the secrets of wisdom! For He is manifold in understanding! Know therefore that God exacts of you less than your guilt and iniquity [deserve].
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 you are the [only wise] people [in the world], and wisdom will 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]?
With the aged [you say] is wisdom, and with length of days comes understanding.
But [only] with [God] are [perfect] wisdom and might; He [alone] has [true] counsel and understanding.
With Him are might and wisdom; the deceived and the deceiver are His [and in His power].
Oh, that you would altogether hold your peace! Then you would evidence your wisdom and you might pass for wise men.
Were you present to hear the secret counsel of God? And do you limit [the possession of] wisdom to yourself?
How you have counseled him who has no wisdom! And how plentifully you have declared to him sound knowledge!
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.
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 crystal; for the possession of Wisdom is even above rubies or pearls.
From where then does Wisdom come? And where is the place of understanding?
God understands the way [to Wisdom] and He knows the place of it [Wisdom is with God alone].
Then He saw [Wisdom] and declared it; He established it, yes, and searched it out [for His own use, and He alone possesses it].
But to man He said, Behold, the reverential and worshipful fear of the Lord -- "that is Wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
I said, Age should speak, and a multitude of years should teach wisdom [so let it be heard].
Beware lest you say, We have found wisdom; God thrusts [Job] down [justly], not man [God alone is dealing with him].
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 [you do] not [have anything to say], listen to me; hold your peace, and I will teach you wisdom.
That Job speaks without knowledge, and his words are without wisdom and insight.
Who has put wisdom in the inward parts [or in the dark clouds]? Or who has given understanding to the mind [or to the meteor]?
Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the [water] bottles of the heavens
For God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has He imparted to her understanding.
Is it by your wisdom [Job] that the hawk soars and stretches her wings toward the south [as winter approaches]?
The mouth of the [uncompromisingly] righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks with justice.
My mouth shall speak wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.
Behold, You desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart.
So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom.
O Lord, how many and varied are Your works! In wisdom have You made them all; the earth is full of Your riches and Your creatures.
To bind his princes at his pleasure and teach his elders wisdom.
They reel to and fro and stagger like a drunken man and are at their wits' end [all their wisdom has come to nothing].
The reverent fear and worship of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom and skill [the preceding and the first essential, the prerequisite and the alphabet]; a good understanding, wisdom, and meaning have all those who do [the will of the Lord]. Their praise of Him endures forever.
To Him Who by wisdom and understanding made the heavens, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;
That people may know skillful and godly Wisdom and instruction, discern and comprehend the words of understanding and insight,
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.
Wisdom cries aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the markets;
If you will turn (repent) and give heed to my reproof, behold, I [ Wisdom] will pour out my spirit upon you, I will make my words known to you.
Then will they call upon me [Wisdom] but I will not answer; they will seek me early and diligently but they will not find me.
But whoso hearkens to me [Wisdom] shall dwell securely and in confident trust and shall be quiet, without fear or dread of evil.
Making your ear attentive to skillful and godly Wisdom and inclining and directing your heart and mind to understanding [applying all your powers to the quest for it];
If you seek [Wisdom] as for silver and search for skillful and godly Wisdom as for hidden treasures,
For the Lord gives skillful and godly Wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He hides away sound and godly Wisdom and stores it for the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with Him); He is a shield to those who walk uprightly and in integrity,
For skillful and godly Wisdom shall enter into your heart, and knowledge shall be pleasant to you.
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],
Skillful and godly Wisdom is more precious than rubies; and nothing you can wish for is to be compared to her.
The Lord by skillful and godly Wisdom has founded the earth; by understanding He has established the heavens.
My son, let them not escape from your sight, but keep sound and godly Wisdom and discretion,
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.
Forsake not [Wisdom], and she will keep, defend, and protect you; love her, and she will guard you.
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).
Prize Wisdom highly and exalt her, and she will exalt and promote you; she will bring you to honor when you embrace her.
I have taught you in the way of skillful and godly Wisdom [which is comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God]; I have led you in paths of uprightness.
My son, be attentive to my Wisdom [godly Wisdom learned by actual and costly experience], and incline your ear to my understanding [of what is becoming and prudent for you],
Say to skillful and godly Wisdom, You are my sister, and regard understanding or insight as your intimate friend -- "
Does not skillful and godly Wisdom cry out, and understanding raise her voice [in contrast to the loose woman]?
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