'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.
But then Pharaoh called the wise men and sorcerers—the magicians of Egypt, and they also did the same thing by their occult practices.
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.
God is wise and all-powerful.Who has opposed Him and come out unharmed?
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?
It is not only the old who are wiseor the elderly who understand how to judge.
Hear my words, you wise men,and listen to me, you knowledgeable ones.
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.
The instruction of the Lord is perfect,renewing one’s life;the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy,making the inexperienced wise.
For one can see that wise men die;foolish and stupid men also pass away.Then they leave their wealth to others.
God looks down from heaven on the human raceto see if there is one who is wise,one who seeks God.
I will declare wise sayings;I will speak mysteries from the past—
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;
a wise man will listen and increase his learning,and a discerning man will obtain guidance—
for understanding a proverb or a parable,the words of the wise, and their riddles.
Don’t consider yourself to be wise;fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
The wise will inherit honor,but He holds up fools to dishonor.
Go to the ant, you slacker!Observe its ways and become wise.
Listen to instruction and be wise;don’t ignore it.
Don’t rebuke a mocker, or he will hate you;rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.
Instruct a wise man, and he will be wiser still;teach a righteous man, and he will learn more.
If you are wise, you are wise for your own benefit;if you mock, you alone will bear the consequences.”
Solomon’s proverbs:A wise son brings joy to his father,but a foolish son, heartache to his mother.
A wise heart accepts commands,but foolish lips will be destroyed.
The wise store up knowledge,but the mouth of the fool hastens destruction.
When there are many words, sin is unavoidable,but the one who controls his lips is wise.
The one who brings ruin on his householdwill inherit the wind,and a fool will be a slaveto someone whose heart is wise.
A fool’s way is right in his own eyes,but whoever listens to counsel is wise.
There is one who speaks rashly,like a piercing sword;but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
A wise son responds to his father’s discipline,but a mocker doesn’t listen to rebuke.
A wise man’s instruction is a fountain of life,turning people away from the snares of death.
The one who walks with the wise will become wise,but a companion of fools will suffer harm.
Every wise woman builds her house,but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
The proud speech of a fool brings a rod of discipline,but the lips of the wise protect them.
A wise man is cautious and turns from evil,but a fool is easily angered and is careless.
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 tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive,but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness.
The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge,but not so the heart of fools.
A mocker doesn’t love one who corrects him;he will not consult the wise.
A wise son brings joy to his father,but a foolish man despises his mother.
One who listens to life-giving rebukeswill be at home among the wise.
A king’s fury is a messenger of death,but a wise man appeases it.
Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning,and pleasant speech increases learning.
A wise heart instructs its mouthand increases learning with its speech.
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.
The mind of the discerning acquires knowledge,and the ear of the wise seeks it.
Listen to counsel and receive instructionso that you may be wise later in life.
Wine is a mocker, beer is a brawler,and whoever staggers because of them is not wise.
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.
Precious treasure and oil are in the dwelling of a wise person,but a foolish man consumes them.
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.
My son, if your heart is wise,my heart will indeed rejoice.
Listen, my son, and be wise;keep your mind on the right course.
The father of a righteous son will rejoice greatly,and one who fathers a wise son will delight in him.
A wise warrior is better than a strong one,and a man of knowledge than one of strength;
These sayings also belong to the wise:It is not good to show partiality in judgment.
A wise correction to a receptive earis like a gold ring or an ornament of gold.
Answer a fool according to his foolishnessor he’ll become wise in his own eyes.
Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Be wise, my son, and bring my heart joy,so that I can answer anyone who taunts me.
A rich man is wise in his own eyes,but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.
Mockers inflame a city,but the wise turn away anger.
If a wise man goes to court with a fool,there will be ranting and raving but no resolution.
A fool gives full vent to his anger,but a wise man holds it in check.
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.
Better is a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer pays attention to warnings.
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,
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