172 occurrences

'Wise' in the Bible

When morning came, he was troubled, so he summoned all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but no one could interpret them for him.

“So now, let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and set him over the land of Egypt.

So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one as intelligent and wise as you are.

Appoint for yourselves wise, understanding, and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will make them your leaders.

“So I took the leaders of your tribes, wise and respected men, and set them over you as leaders: officials for thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, and officers for your tribes.

Carefully follow them, for this will show your wisdom and understanding in the eyes of the peoples. When they hear about all these statutes, they will say, ‘This great nation is indeed a wise and understanding people.’

Do not deny justice or show partiality to anyone. Do not accept a bribe, for it blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.

If only they were wise, they would figure it out;they would understand their fate.

a wise woman called out from the city, “Listen! Listen! Please tell Joab to come here and let me speak with him.”

The woman went to all the people with her wise counsel, and they cut off the head of Sheba son of Bichri and threw it to Joab. So he blew the ram’s horn, and they dispersed from the city, each to his own tent. Joab returned to the king in Jerusalem.

So don’t let him go unpunished, for you are a wise man. You know how to deal with him to bring his gray head down to Sheol with blood.”

I will therefore do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has never been anyone like you before and never will be again.

When Hiram heard Solomon’s words, he greatly rejoiced and said, “May the Lord be praised today! He has given David a wise son to be over this great people!”

Hiram also said:May the Lord God of Israel, who made the heavens and the earth, be praised! He gave King David a wise son with insight and understanding, who will build a temple for the Lord and a royal palace for himself.

The king consulted the wise men who understood the times, for it was his normal procedure to confer with experts in law and justice.

He traps the wise in their craftinessso that the plans of the deceptiveare quickly brought to an end.

Does a wise man answer with empty counselor fill himself with the hot east wind?

what was declared by wise menand was not suppressed by their ancestors,

But come back and try again, all of you.I will not find a wise man among you.

Can a man be of any use to God?Can even a wise man be of use to Him?

Hear my words, you wise men,and listen to me, you knowledgeable ones.

Reasonable men will say to me,along with the wise men who hear me,

Therefore, men fear Him.He does not look favorably on any who are wise in heart.

So now, kings, be wise;receive instruction, you judges of the earth.

The Lord looks down from heaven on the human raceto see if there is one who is wise,one who seeks God.

Pay attention, you stupid people!Fools, when will you be wise?

Let whoever is wise pay attention to these thingsand consider the Lord’s acts of faithful love.

for receiving wise instructionin righteousness, justice, and integrity;

for understanding a proverb or a parable,the words of the wise, and their riddles.

Don’t rebuke a mocker, or he will hate you;rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.

If you are wise, you are wise for your own benefit;if you mock, you alone will bear the consequences.”

The one who brings ruin on his householdwill inherit the wind,and a fool will be a slaveto someone whose heart is wise.

The crown of the wise is their wealth,but the foolishness of fools produces foolishness.

A king favors a wise servant,but his anger falls on a disgraceful one. >

The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge,but not so the heart of fools.

A king’s fury is a messenger of death,but a wise man appeases it.

A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful sonand share an inheritance among brothers.

Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent,discerning when he seals his lips. >

A wise king separates out the wickedand drives the threshing wheel over them.

When a mocker is punished,the inexperienced become wiser;when one teaches a wise man,he acquires knowledge.

A wise person went up against a city of warriorsand brought down its secure fortress.

Listen closely, pay attention to the words of the wise,and apply your mind to my knowledge.

Listen, my son, and be wise;keep your mind on the right course.

These sayings also belong to the wise:It is not good to show partiality in judgment.

Answer a fool according to his foolishnessor he’ll become wise in his own eyes.

Be wise, my son, and bring my heart joy,so that I can answer anyone who taunts me.

If a wise man goes to court with a fool,there will be ranting and raving but no resolution.

Four things on earth are small,yet they are extremely wise:

The wise man has eyes in his head,but the fool walks in darkness.Yet I also knew that one fate comes to them both.

So I said to myself, “What happens to the fool will also happen to me. Why then have I been overly wise?” And I said to myself that this is also futile.

For, just like the fool, there is no lasting remembrance of the wise man, since in the days to come both will be forgotten. How is it that the wise man dies just like the fool?

And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will take over all my work that I labored at skillfully under the sun. This too is futile.

What advantage then does the wise man have over the fool? What advantage is there for the poor person who knows how to conduct himself before others?

The heart of the wise is in a house of mourning,but the heart of fools is in a house of pleasure.

It is better to listen to rebuke from a wise personthan to listen to the song of fools,

Surely, the practice of extortion turns a wise person into a fool,and a bribe destroys the mind.

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wish , pray , can wish , I would
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Chakkiym (Aramaic) 
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Chokmah (Aramaic) 
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חכמות חכמות 
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T@`em (Aramaic) 
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die , dead , slay , death , surely , kill , dead man , dead body , in no wise ,
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bury , buriers , in any wise
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only, surely, nothing but, except, but, in any wise
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שׂכל שׂכל 
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תּשׁיּה תּוּשׁיּה 
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know , cannot tell , know how , wist , , see , behold , look , perceive , vr see , vr know
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so , thus , even so , on this wise , likewise , after this manner ,
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in no wise 9 , uttermost
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by all means , altogether , surely , must needs , no doubt , in no wise , at all
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