272 occurrences

'Wisdom' in the Bible

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:

Give orders to all the wise-hearted workmen, whom I have made full of the spirit of wisdom, to make robes for Aaron, so that he may be made holy as my priest.

And he has made him full of the spirit of God, in all wisdom and knowledge and art of every sort;

So let Bezalel and Oholiab get to work, with every wise-hearted man to whom the Lord has given wisdom and knowledge, to do whatever is necessary for the ordering of the holy place, as the Lord has given orders.

Then Moses sent for Bezalel and Oholiab, and for all the wise-hearted men to whom the Lord had given wisdom, even everyone who was moved by the impulse of his heart to come and take part in the work:

So keep these laws and do them; for so will your wisdom and good sense be clear in the eyes of the peoples, who hearing all these laws will say, Truly, this great nation is a wise and far-seeing people.

And Joshua, the son of Nun, was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had put his hands on him: and the children of Israel gave ear to him, and did as the Lord had given orders to Moses.

This he did, hoping that the face of this business might be changed: and my lord is wise, with the wisdom of the angel of God, having knowledge of everything on 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 in her wisdom had talk with all the town. And they had Sheba's head cut off and sent out to Joab. And he had the horn sounded, and sent them all away from the town, every man to his tent. And Joab went back to Jerusalem to the king.

So be guided by your wisdom, and let not his white head go down to the underworld in peace.

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 news of this decision which the king had made went through all Israel; and they had fear of the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to give decisions.

And God gave Solomon a great store of wisdom and good sense, and a mind of wide range, as wide as the sand by the seaside.

And Solomon's wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the people of the East and all the wisdom of Egypt.

People came from every nation to give ear to the wisdom of Solomon, from all the kings of the earth who had word of his wisdom.

Now the Lord had given Solomon wisdom, as he had said to him; and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon, and they made an agreement together.

He was the son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass; he was full of wisdom and knowledge and an expert worker in brass. He came to King Solomon and did all his work for him.

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 the wisdom of Solomon, and the house which he had made,

And she said to the king, The account which was given to me in my country of your acts and your wisdom was true.

But I had no faith in what was said about you, till I came and saw for myself; and now I see that it was not half the story; your wisdom and your wealth are much greater than they said.

Happy are your wives, happy are these your servants whose place is ever before you, hearing your words of wisdom.

And King Solomon was greater than all the kings of the earth in wealth and in wisdom.

And from all over the earth they came to see Solomon and to give ear to his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all he did, and his wisdom, are they not recorded in the book of the acts of Solomon?

Only may the Lord give you wisdom, and knowledge of his orders for Israel, so that you may keep the law of the Lord your God.

Give me now wisdom and knowledge, so that I may go out and come in before this people: for who is able to be the judge of this great people of yours?

And God said to Solomon, Because this was in your heart, and you did not make request for money, property, or honour, or for the destruction of your haters, or for long life; but you have made request for wisdom and knowledge for yourself, so that you may be the judge of my people over whom I have made you king:

Wisdom and knowledge are given to you; and I will give you wealth and honour, such as no king has had before you or ever will have after you.

And Huram said, Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, maker of heaven and earth, who has given to David the king a wise son, full of wisdom and good sense, to be the builder of a house for the Lord and a house for himself as king.

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 which he had made,

And she said to the king, The account which was given to me in my country of your acts and your wisdom was true.

But I had no faith in what was said about you, till I came and saw for myself; and truly, word was not given me of half your great wisdom; you are much greater than they said.

Happy are your wives and happy these your servants whose place is ever before you, hearing your words of wisdom.

And King Solomon was greater than all the kings of the earth in wealth and in wisdom.

And all the kings of the earth came to see Solomon and to give ear to his wisdom, which God had put into 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 you, Ezra, by the wisdom of your God which is in you, are to put rulers and judges to have authority over all the people across the river who have knowledge of the laws of your God; and you are to give teaching to him who has no knowledge of them.

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;

If their tent-cord is pulled up, do they not come to an end, and without wisdom?

For wrath is the cause of death to the foolish, and he who has no wisdom comes to his end through passion.

I have no help in myself, and wisdom is completely gone from me.

Will they not give you teaching, and say words of wisdom to you?

And would make clear to you the secrets of wisdom, and the wonders of his purpose!

And so a hollow-minded man will get wisdom, when a young ass of the field gets teaching.

No doubt you have knowledge, and wisdom will come to an end with you.

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.

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.

If only you would keep quiet, it would be a sign of wisdom!

Were you present at the secret meeting of God? and have you taken all wisdom for yourself?

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 have you given teaching to him who has no wisdom, and fully made clear true knowledge!

By his power the sea was made quiet; and by his wisdom Rahab was wounded.

But where may wisdom be seen? and where is the resting-place of knowledge?

There is no need to say anything about coral or crystal; and the value of wisdom is greater than that of pearls.

From where then does wisdom come, and where is the resting-place of knowledge?

I said to myself, It is right for the old to say what is in their minds, and for those who are far on in years to give out wisdom.

Take care that you do not say, Wisdom is here; God may overcome him, but not man.

Job's words do not come from knowledge; they are not the fruit of wisdom.

By whom were its measures fixed? Say, if you have wisdom; or by whom was the line stretched out over it?

Who has put wisdom in the high clouds, or given knowledge to the lights of the north?

By whose wisdom are the clouds numbered, or the water-skins of the heavens turned to the earth,

For God has taken wisdom from her mind, and given her no measure of knowledge.

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 prayer have I made to the Lord, and this is my heart's desire; that I may have a place in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, looking on his glory, and getting wisdom in his Temple.

The mouth of the good man says words of wisdom; the talk of his tongue is of righteousness.

From my mouth will come words of wisdom; and in the thoughts of my heart will be knowledge.

God was looking down from heaven on the children of men, to see if there were any who had wisdom, searching after God.

And in fear men make public the works of God; and giving thought to his acts they get wisdom.

Your wisdom will be my guide, and later you will put me in a place of honour.

So he gave them food with an upright heart, guiding them by the wisdom of his hands.

Give your mind to my words, you who are without wisdom among the people; you foolish men, when will you be wise?

O Lord, how great is the number of your works! in wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of the things you have made.

To give his chiefs teaching at his pleasure, and so that his law-givers might get wisdom from him.

They are turned here and there, rolling like a man who is full of wine; and all their wisdom comes to nothing.

Your hands have made me, and given me form: give me wisdom, so that I may have knowledge of your teaching.

I have more wisdom than the old, because I have kept your orders.

Through your orders I get wisdom; for this reason I am a hater of every false way.

I am your servant; give me wisdom, so that I may have knowledge of your unchanging word.

The righteousness of your unchanging word is eternal; give me wisdom so that I may have life.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּינה 
Biynah 
Usage: 38

חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 27

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

חכמה 
Chokmah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 8

חכמות חכמות 
Chokmowth 
Usage: 5

טעם 
T@`em (Aramaic) 
Usage: 25

ערמה 
`ormah 
Usage: 5

שׂכל שׂכל 
Sekel 
Usage: 16

תּשׁיּה תּוּשׁיּה 
Tuwshiyah 
Usage: 11

σοφία 
Sophia 
Usage: 45

φρόνησις 
Phronesis 
Usage: 2



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