'Wisdom' in the Bible
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.
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.
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.
Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Doth not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without 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.
No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.
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.
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?
How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?
But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?
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?
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.
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.
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 mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:
Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.
My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:
Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:
Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
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