'Wise' in the Bible
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and 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 shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:
Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.
If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;
And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
And all the wise men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came every man from his work which they made;
And the fat of the beast that dieth of itself, and the fat of that which is torn with beasts, may be used in any other use: but ye shall in no wise eat of it.
Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.
And if he that sanctified the field will in any wise redeem it, then he shall add the fifth part of the money of thy estimation unto it, and it shall be assured to him.
Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,
Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.
So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.
Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.
His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days.
O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.
Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you:
Her wise ladies answered her, yea, she returned answer to herself,
And they said, If ye send away the ark of the God of Israel, send it not empty; but in any wise return him a trespass offering: then ye shall be healed, and it shall be known to you why his hand is not removed from you.
And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on now mourning apparel, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead:
To fetch about this form of speech 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 knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood.
Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was 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 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: 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 the LORD this day, which hath given unto David a wise son over this great people.
Then Pharaoh said unto him, But what hast thou lacked with me, that, behold, thou seekest to go to thine own country? And he answered, Nothing: howbeit let me go in any wise.
And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, a wise counseller, they cast lots; and his lot came out northward.
Also Jonathan David's uncle was a counseller, a wise man, and a scribe: and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with the king's sons:
Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.
Then the king said to the wise men, which knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment:
And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that had befallen him. Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him, If Mordecai be 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 taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?
For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.
Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?
Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it:
But as for you all, do ye return, and come now: for I cannot find one wise man among you.
Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself?
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.
Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart.
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
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 hath left off to be wise, and to do good.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.
Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?
Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
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:
Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke 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.
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 near destruction.
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh 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.
A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.
The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth 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 teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
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 is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.
When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
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