'Wise' in the Bible
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 dreams, but there was no one that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
Now therefore let Pharaoh find a discreet and wise man and set him over the land of Egypt.
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God has showed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art.
And they said unto him, Why saith my lord these words? In no wise should thy slaves do according to this thing.
And he said, in no wise should I do so; but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my slave; and as for you, go up in peace unto your father.
Now, therefore, let us be wise concerning him, that he not multiply and it come to pass that when war comes, he shall also join with our enemies and fight against us and so leave the land.
Then Pharaoh also called wise men and sorcerers; now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their fire worship.
And thou shalt take no bribe; for the bribe blinds the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.
So much that all the wise men that wrought all the work of the sanctuary came every man from his work which they made,
And everyone with a wise heart among those that wrought the work made the tabernacle of ten curtains of fine twined linen and blue and purple and scarlet, which they made of cunning work, with cherubim.
Give me from among you, of your tribes, wise and understanding and expert men, and I will make them the head over you.
So I took the principals of your tribes, wise men and experts, and made them princes over you, princes over thousands and princes over hundreds and princes over fifties and princes over tens and officers among your tribes.
Keep them, therefore, and do them, for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who shall hear all these statutes and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
Thou shalt not twist that which is right; thou shalt not respect persons neither take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.
O that they were wise, if they were prudent, they would understand their latter end!
Because if ye do in any wise go back and cleave unto the remnant of these Gentiles that remain among you and shall make marriages with them and go in unto them and they to you,
Her wise princesses answered her; and she even answered to herself,
Moreover as for me, in no wise should I sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you, but I will teach you the good and the right way.
Then the people said unto Saul, Shall Jonathan die, who has wrought this great saving health in Israel? No, in no wise: as the LORD lives, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground, for he has wrought with God this day. So the people rescued Jonathan that he did not die.
And he said unto him, No, in no wise; thou shalt not die. Behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he will show it me, and why should my father hide this thing from me? It shall not be so.
to bring about this form of speech thy slave Joab has done this thing; but my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know that which is done in the earth.
Then a wise woman cried out in the city, Hear, hear, I pray you, tell Joab to come here, that I may speak with him.
Now therefore do not hold him guiltless, for thou art a wise man and knowest what thou should do with him, but thou shalt bring his hoar head down to Sheol with blood.
behold, I have done according to thy words: behold, I have given thee a wise and understanding heart so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
Then the woman, of whom the living child was, spoke unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.
Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it, for she is its mother.
And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly and said, Blessed be the LORD this day, who has given unto David a wise son over this great people.
And of the sons of Issachar, two hundred chief men, who had understanding of the times and were wise to know what Israel ought to do; and all their brethren followed their word.
And the lot of the east fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah, his son, a wise counsellor, they cast lots; and his lot came out for the north.
And Jonathan, David's uncle, was a counsellor, a wise man, and a scribe; and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni had charge of the king's sons.
Send me now, therefore, a wise man who knows how to work in gold and in silver and in brass and in iron and in purple and crimson and blue and that knows how to engrave figures with the craftsmen that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David, my father, provided.
Hiram said, moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made the heavens and the earth, who has given to King David a wise son with knowledge, good sense and understanding, that he might build a house for the LORD and a house for his kingdom.
And now I have sent a wise man, with knowledge and understanding, of Hiram my father,
Then the king asked the wise men, who knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew about the law and rights,
And Haman told Zeresh, his wife, and all his friends all that had befallen him. Then his wise men and Zeresh, his wife, said unto him, If Mordecai is of the seed of the Jews, before whom thou hast begun to fall, thou shalt not prevail against him, but shalt surely fall before him.
He takes the wise in their own prudence, and the counsel of his adversaries is turned to folly.
He is wise in heart and mighty in strength; who has hardened himself against him and remained in peace?
Should a wise man utter vain knowledge and fill his belly with the east wind?
that which the wise men have told us of their fathers and have not hid it,
But return all of you, and come now; for I shall not find one that is wise among you.
Can a man be profitable unto God? For he that is wise is profitable unto himself.
In no wise should I justify you; until I die I will not remove my integrity from me.
Great men are not always wise; neither do the aged understand judgment.
Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.
The men of understanding will say as I say, and the wise man will hearken unto me.
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit; he has left off to be wise and to do good.
He Cease from anger and forsake wrath: let not thy wrath in any wise cause you to become evil.
For he sees that all the wise men die, likewise the fool and the ignorant perish and leave their wealth to others.
Understand, ye carnal ones among the people, and, ye fools, when will ye be wise?
Who is wise and will observe these things and shall understand the mercies of the LORD?
If the wise will hear them, doctrine shall increase, and the man of understanding shall acquire wise counsel:
To understand a parable and the interpretation; the words of the wise and their enigmas.
Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear the LORD 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,
Hearken unto chastening, and be wise; refuse it not.
Chasten not a scorner lest he hate thee; chasten a wise man, and he will love thee.
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser; teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself; but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.
A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son is sadness unto his mother.
He that gathers in summer is a wise son, but he that sleeps in harvest is a son that causes shame.
The wise in heart will receive the commandments, but he who speaks foolishness shall fall.
Wise men keep knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near unto calamity.
In the multitude of words there is no lack of rebellion, but he that refrains his lips is wise.
He that troubles his own house shall inherit the wind, and the fool shall be slave to the wise of heart.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he that wins souls is wise.
The way of the fool is right in his own eyes, but he that hears counsel is wise.
There are those that speak like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise is medicine.
A wise son takes his father's chastening: but a scorner does not hear rebuke.
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
He that walks with wise men shall be wise, but the companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride, but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
The wise man fears and departs from evil, but the fool rages and is confident.
The crown of the wise is their wisdom, but that which distinguishes fools is their folly.
The king's favour is toward the wise slave, but his wrath is against him that causes shame.
The tongue of the wise shall adorn wisdom, but the mouth of fools shall speak foolishness.
The lips of the wise disperse wisdom, but the heart of the foolish does not so.
The scorner does not love the one that reproves him, neither will he go unto the wise.
The wise son makes a glad father, but the foolish man despises his mother.
The way of life is uphill to the wise, that he may separate himself from Sheol below.
The ear that hears the reproof of life shall abide among the wise.
The wrath of the king is as a messenger of death, but the wise man will avoid it.
The wise in heart is called a man of understanding; and the sweetness of the lips shall increase doctrine.
The heart of the wise causes his mouth to be prudent, and with his lips he shall increase doctrine.
Reproof is of more benefit to a wise man than a hundred stripes to a fool.
Even a fool, when he is silent is counted wise, and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
The heart of the man of understanding acquires wisdom, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Hear counsel, and receive chastening that thou may be wise in thy old age.
Wine makes a mocker, and beer a reveler, and whoever errs concerning them shall never be wise.
A wise king scatters the wicked and brings the wheel over them.
When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise, and by instructing the wise, he receives wisdom.
There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spends it up.
The wise man took the city of the mighty and cast down its strength in which it trusted.
Bow down thine ear and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my wisdom.
My son, if thy heart is wise, my heart shall also rejoice;
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and straighten thy heart in the way.
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice, and he that begets a wise child shall have joy with him.
The wise man is strong; and the man of understanding is a mighty man of valour.
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