'Wise' in the Bible
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; and she gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat.
And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath showed thee all of this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou:
And they said, The man asked straitly concerning ourselves, and concerning our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we in any wise know that he would say, Bring your brother down?
Then Pharaoh also called for the wise men and the sorcerers: and they also, the magicians of Egypt, did in like manner with their enchantments.
And all the wise men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came every man from his work which they wrought.
And the fat of that which dieth of itself, and the fat of that which is torn of beasts, may be used for any other service; but ye shall in no wise eat of it.
Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel: ye shall say unto them,
Take you wise men, and understanding, and known, according to your tribes, and I will make them heads over you.
So I took the heads of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, and captains of fifties, and captains of tens, and officers, according to your tribes.
Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, that shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
Thou shalt not wrest justice: thou shalt not respect persons; neither shalt thou take a bribe; for a bribe doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
Oh that they were wise, that they understood this, That they would consider their latter end!
Her wise ladies answered her, Yea, she returned answer to herself,
And Joab sent to Tekoa, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on mourning apparel, I pray thee, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman that hath a long time mourned for the dead:
to change the face of the matter 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 cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, unto Joab, Come near hither, that I may speak with thee.
Now therefore hold him not guiltless, for thou art a wise man; and thou wilt know what thou oughtest to do unto him, and thou shalt bring his hoar head down to Sheol with blood.
behold, I have done according to thy word: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there hath been none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her heart yearned over her son, and she said, Oh, my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, It shall be neither mine nor thine; divide it.
Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.
And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be Jehovah this day, who hath given unto David a wise son over this great people.
Huram said moreover, Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with discretion and understanding, that should build a house for Jehovah, and a house for his kingdom.
Know ye not what I and my fathers have done unto all the peoples of the lands? Were the gods of the nations of the lands in any wise able to deliver their land out of my hand?
Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment;
then in this wise came the maiden unto the king: whatsoever she desired was given her to go with her out of the house of the women unto the king's house.
And Haman recounted unto Zeresh his wife and all his friends everything that had befallen him. Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him, If Mordecai, before whom thou hast begun to fall, be of the seed of the Jews, thou shalt not prevail against him, but shalt surely fall before him.
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness; And the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong.
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: Who hath hardened himself against him, and prospered?-
Should a wise man make answer with vain knowledge, And fill himself with the east wind?
(Which wise men have told From their fathers, and have not hid it;
But as for you all, come on now again; And I shall not find a wise man among you.
Can a man be profitable unto God? Surely he that is wise is profitable unto himself.
It is not the great that are wise, Nor the aged that understand justice.
Hear my words, ye wise men; And give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.
Men of understanding will say unto me, Yea, every wise man that heareth me:
Men do therefore fear him: He regardeth not any that are wise of heart.
Now therefore be wise, O ye kings: Be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring the soul: The testimony of Jehovah is sure, making wise the simple.
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: He hath ceased to be wise and to do good.
For he shall see it. Wise men die; The fool and the brutish alike perish, And leave their wealth to others.
Consider, ye brutish among the people; And ye fools, when will ye be wise?
Whoso is wise will give heed to these things; And they will consider the lovingkindnesses of Jehovah.
To receive instruction in wise dealing, In righteousness and justice and equity;
That the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; And that the man of understanding may attain unto sound counsels:
To understand a proverb, and a figure, The words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
Be not wise in thine own eyes; Fear Jehovah, and depart from evil:
The wise shall inherit glory; But shame shall be the promotion of fools.
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; Consider her ways, and be wise:
Hear instruction, and be wise, And refuse it not.
Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate thee: Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee.
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
If thou art wise, thou art wise for thyself; And if thou scoffest, thou alone shalt bear it.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
He that gathereth in summer is a wise son; But he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
The wise in heart will receive commandments; But a prating fool shall fall.
Wise men lay up knowledge; But the mouth of the foolish is a present destruction.
Where no wise guidance is, the people falleth; But in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind; And the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; And he that is wise winneth souls.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; But he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel.
There is that speaketh rashly like the piercings of a sword; But the tongue of the wise is health.
A wise son heareth his father's instruction; But a scoffer heareth not rebuke.
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death.
Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise; But the companion of fools shall smart for it.
Every wise woman buildeth her house; But the foolish plucketh it down with her own hands.
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his pride; But the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil; But the fool beareth himself insolently, and is confident.
The crown of the wise is their riches; But the folly of fools is only folly.
The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright; But the mouth of fools poureth out folly.
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge; But the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
A scoffer loveth not to be reproved; He will not go unto the wise.
A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish man despiseth his mother.
To the wise the way of life goeth upward, That he may depart from Sheol beneath.
The ear that hearkeneth to the reproof of life Shall abide among the wise.
The wrath of a king is as messengers of death; But a wise man will pacify it.
The wise in heart shall be called prudent; And the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
The heart of the wise instructeth his mouth, And addeth learning to his lips.
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; When he shutteth his lips, he is esteemed as prudent.
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, That thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler; And whosoever erreth thereby is not wise.
Every purpose is established by counsel; And by wise guidance make thou war.
A wise king winnoweth the wicked, And bringeth the threshing -wheel over them.
When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise; And when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; But a foolish man swalloweth it up.
A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, And bringeth down the strength of the confidence thereof.
Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, And apply thy heart unto my knowledge.
My son, if thy heart be wise, My heart will be glad, even mine:
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, And guide thy heart in the way.
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; And he that begetteth a wise child will have joy of him.
A wise man is strong; Yea, a man of knowledge increaseth might,
For by wise guidance thou shalt make thy war; And in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
These also are'sayings of the wise. To have respect of persons in judgment is not good.
As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold,'so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own conceit.
Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.
My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, That I may answer him that reproacheth me.
Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son; But he that is a companion of gluttons shameth his father.
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