'Wisdom' in the Bible
You are to speak to all who are specially skilled, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, so that they may make Aaron's garments to set him apart to minister as my priest.
They are a nation devoid of wisdom, and there is no understanding among them.
Now Joshua son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had placed his hands on him; and the Israelites listened to him and did just what the Lord had commanded Moses.
Your servant Joab did this so as to change this situation. But my lord has wisdom like that of the angel of God, and knows everything that is happening in the land."
When all Israel heard about the judicial decision which the king had rendered, they respected the king, for they realized that he possessed supernatural wisdom to make judicial decisions.
God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment; the breadth of his understanding was as infinite as the sand on the seashore.
People from all nations came to hear Solomon's display of wisdom; they came from all the kings of the earth who heard about his wisdom.
So the Lord gave Solomon wisdom, as he had promised him. And Hiram and Solomon were at peace and made a treaty.
When the queen of Sheba saw for herself Solomon's extensive wisdom, the palace he had built,
I did not believe these things until I came and saw them with my own eyes. Indeed, I didn't hear even half the story! Your wisdom and wealth surpass what was reported to me.
Everyone in the world wanted to visit Solomon to see him display his God-given wisdom.
Now give me wisdom and discernment so I can effectively lead this nation. Otherwise no one is able to make judicial decisions for this great nation of yours."
God said to Solomon, "Because you desire this, and did not ask for riches, wealth, and honor, or for vengeance on your enemies, and because you did not ask for long life, but requested wisdom and discernment so you can make judicial decisions for my people over whom I have made you king,
you are granted wisdom and discernment. Furthermore I am giving you riches, wealth, and honor surpassing that of any king before or after you."
When the queen of Sheba saw for herself Solomon's extensive wisdom, the palace he had built,
I did not believe these things until I came and saw them with my own eyes. Indeed, I didn't hear even half the story! Your wisdom surpasses what was reported to me.
All the kings of the earth wanted to visit Solomon to see him display his God-given wisdom.
"Now you, Ezra, in keeping with the wisdom of your God which you possess, appoint judges and court officials who can arbitrate cases on behalf of all the people who are in Trans-Euphrates who know the laws of your God. Those who do not know this law should be taught.
Is not their excess wealth taken away from them? They die, yet without attaining wisdom.
and reveal to you the secrets of wisdom -- for true wisdom has two sides -- so that you would know that God has forgiven some of your sins.
"Without a doubt you are the people, and wisdom will die with you.
Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?
"With God are wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his.
If only you would keep completely silent! For you, that would be wisdom.
Do you listen in on God's secret council? Do you limit wisdom to yourself?
How you have advised the one without wisdom, and abundantly revealed your insight!
By his power he stills the sea; by his wisdom he cut Rahab the great sea monster to pieces.
"But wisdom -- where can it be found? Where is the place of understanding?
Of coral and jasper no mention will be made; the price of wisdom is more than pearls.
"But wisdom -- where does it come from? Where is the place of understanding?
then he looked at wisdom and assessed its value; he established it and examined it closely.
And he said to mankind, 'The fear of the Lord -- that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'"
I said to myself, 'Age should speak, and length of years should make wisdom known.'
So do not say, 'We have found wisdom! God will refute him, not man!'
If not, you listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom."
Who has put wisdom in the heart, or has imparted understanding to the mind?
Who by wisdom can count the clouds, and who can tip over the water jars of heaven,
For God deprived her of wisdom, and did not impart understanding to her.
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.
I will learn a song that imparts wisdom; I will then sing my insightful song to the accompaniment of a harp.
Look, you desire integrity in the inner man; you want me to possess wisdom.
I will sing a song that imparts wisdom; I will make insightful observations about the past.
to the one who used wisdom to make the heavens, for his loyal love endures,
Our Lord is great and has awesome power; there is no limit to his wisdom.
To learn wisdom and moral instruction, and to discern wise counsel.
Fearing the Lord is the beginning of moral knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Wisdom calls out in the street, she shouts loudly in the plazas;
by making your ear attentive to wisdom, and by turning your heart to understanding,
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.
Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who obtains understanding.
By wisdom the Lord laid the foundation of the earth; he established the heavens by understanding.
My child, do not let them escape from your sight; safeguard sound wisdom and discretion.
Acquire wisdom, acquire understanding; do not forget and do not turn aside from the words I speak.
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will guard you.
Wisdom is supreme -- so acquire wisdom, and whatever you acquire, acquire understanding!
I will guide you in the way of wisdom and I will lead you in upright paths.
My child, be attentive to my wisdom, pay close attention to my understanding,
A man who commits adultery with a woman lacks wisdom, whoever does it destroys his own life.
Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding a close relative,
and I saw among the naive -- I discerned among the youths -- a young man who lacked wisdom.
Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice?
You who are naive, discern wisdom! And you fools, understand discernment!
For wisdom is better than rubies, and desirable things cannot be compared to her.
"I, wisdom, live with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.
Counsel and sound wisdom belong to me; I possess understanding and might.
Wisdom has built her house; she has carved out its seven pillars.
The beginning of wisdom is to fear the Lord, and acknowledging the Holy One is understanding.
Wisdom is found in the words of the discerning person, but the one who lacks wisdom will be disciplined.
The teaching of the righteous feeds many, but fools die for lack of wisdom.
Carrying out a wicked scheme is enjoyable to a fool, and so is wisdom for the one who has discernment.
The speech of the righteous bears the fruit of wisdom, but the one who speaks perversion will be destroyed.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
The one who denounces his neighbor lacks wisdom, but the one who has discernment keeps silent.
A person is praised in accordance with his wisdom, but the one who has a twisted mind is despised.
The one who works his field will have plenty of food, but whoever chases daydreams lacks wisdom.
With pride comes only contention, but wisdom is with the well-advised.
The scorner seeks wisdom but finds none, but understanding is easy for a discerning person.
The wisdom of the shrewd person is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deception.
Wisdom rests in the heart of the discerning; it is known even in the heart of fools.
How much better it is to acquire wisdom than gold; to acquire understanding is more desirable than silver.
Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no intention of acquiring wisdom?
The one who lacks wisdom strikes hands in pledge, and puts up financial security for his neighbor.
Wisdom is directly in front of the discerning person, but the eyes of a fool run to the ends of the earth.
The words of a person's mouth are like deep waters, and the fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook.
The one who acquires wisdom loves himself; the one who preserves understanding will prosper.
A person's wisdom makes him slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
The one who wanders from the way of wisdom will end up in the company of the departed.
There is no wisdom and there is no understanding, and there is no counsel against the Lord.
Do not speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Acquire truth and do not sell it -- wisdom, and discipline, and understanding.
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established;
Wisdom is unattainable for a fool; in court he does not open his mouth.
Likewise, know that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, you will have a future, and your hope will not be cut off.
I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of one who lacks wisdom.
The prince who is a great oppressor lacks wisdom, but the one who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.
The one who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but the one who walks in wisdom will escape.
The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but whoever associates with prostitutes wastes his wealth.
A rod and reproof impart wisdom, but a child who is unrestrained brings shame to his mother.
I have not learned wisdom, nor do I have knowledge of the Holy One.
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