'Wise' in the Bible
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 its fruit, and ate; and she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate.
It happened in the morning that his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all of Egypt's magicians and wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them to Pharaoh.
"Now therefore let Pharaoh look for a discreet and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt.
Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Because God has shown you all of this, there is none so discreet and wise as you.
Then Pharaoh also called for the wise men and the sorcerers. They also, the magicians of Egypt, did the same thing with their enchantments.
All the wise men, who performed all the work of the sanctuary, each came from his work which they did.
Take wise men of understanding and well 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, who shall hear all these statutes, and say, "Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people."
You shall not wrest justice: you shall not respect persons; neither shall you take a bribe; for a bribe does 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, Yes, she returned answer to herself,
Joab sent to Tekoa, and fetched there a wise woman, and said to her, "Please act like a mourner, and put on mourning clothing, please, and don't anoint yourself with oil, but be as a woman who has mourned a long time for the dead.
to change the face of the matter has your servant Joab done this thing. My lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth."
Then a wise woman cried out of the city, "Hear, hear! Please say to Joab, 'Come near here, that I may speak with you.'"
Now therefore don't hold him guiltless, for you are a wise man; and you will know what you ought to do to him, and you shall bring his gray head down to Sheol with blood."
behold, I have done according to your word. Behold, I have given you a wise and an understanding heart; so that there has been none like you before you, neither after you shall any arise like you.
It happened, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, "Blessed is Yahweh this day, who has given to David a wise son over this great people."
The lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, a wise counselor, they cast lots; and his lot came out northward.
Huram continued, "Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who has given to David the king a wise son, endowed with discretion and understanding, that should build a house for Yahweh, and a house for his kingdom.
Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for it was the king's custom to consult those who knew law and judgment;
Haman recounted to Zeresh his wife and all his friends everything that had happened to him. Then his wise men and Zeresh his wife said to him, "If Mordecai, before whom you have begun to fall, is of Jewish descent, you will not prevail against him, but you will surely fall before him."
He takes the wise in their own craftiness; the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong.
God who is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and prospered?
An empty-headed man becomes wise when a man is born as a wild donkey's colt.
Oh that you would be completely silent! Then you would be wise.
"Should a wise man answer with vain knowledge, and fill himself with the east wind?
(Which wise men have told by their fathers, and have not hidden it;
But as for you all, come on now again; I shall not find a wise man among you.
"Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.
It is not the great who are wise, nor the aged who understand justice.
"Hear my words, you wise men. Give ear to me, you who have knowledge.
Therefore men revere him. He doesn't regard any who are wise of heart."
Now therefore be wise, you kings. Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
Yahweh's law is perfect, restoring the soul. Yahweh's testimony is sure, making wise the simple.
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit. He has ceased to be wise and to do good.
For he sees that wise men die; likewise the fool and the senseless perish, and leave their wealth to others.
Consider, you senseless among the people; you fools, when will you be wise?
Whoever is wise will pay attention to these things. They will consider the loving kindnesses of Yahweh. A Song. A Psalm by David.
to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity;
that the wise man may hear, and increase in learning; that the man of understanding may attain to sound counsel:
to understand a proverb, and parables, the words and riddles of the wise.
Don't be wise in your own eyes. Fear Yahweh, and depart from evil.
The wise will inherit glory, but shame will be the promotion of fools.
Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise;
Hear instruction, and be wise. Don't refuse it.
Don't reprove a scoffer, lest he hate you. Reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
Instruct a wise man, and he will be still wiser. Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
If you are wise, you are wise for yourself. If you mock, you alone will bear it.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
He who gathers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during the harvest is a son who causes shame.
The wise in heart accept commandments, but a chattering fool will fall.
Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.
Where there is no wise guidance, the nation falls, but in the multitude of counselors there is victory.
He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind. The foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life. He who is wise wins souls.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise listens to counsel.
There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.
A wise son listens to his father's instruction, but a scoffer doesn't listen to rebuke.
The teaching of the wise is a spring of life, to turn from the snares of death.
One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
The fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.
A wise man fears, and shuns evil, but the fool is hotheaded and reckless.
The crown of the wise is their riches, but the folly of fools crowns them with folly.
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools gush out folly.
The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so with the heart of fools.
A scoffer doesn't love to be reproved; he will not go to the wise.
A wise son makes a father glad, but a foolish man despises his mother.
The path of life leads upward for the wise, to keep him from going downward to Sheol.
The ear that listens to reproof lives, and will be at home among the wise.
The king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify it.
The wise in heart shall be called prudent. Pleasantness of the lips promotes instruction.
The heart of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.
Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is counted wise. When he shuts his lips, he is thought to be discerning.
The heart of the discerning gets knowledge. The ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.
Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler. Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
Plans are established by advice; by wise guidance you wage war!
A wise king winnows out the wicked, and drives the threshing wheel over them.
When the mocker is punished, the simple gains wisdom. When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man swallows it up.
A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the strength of its confidence.
Turn your ear, and listen to the words of the wise. Apply your heart to my teaching.
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad, even mine:
Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path!
The father of the righteous has great joy. Whoever fathers a wise child delights in him.
A wise man has great power; and a knowledgeable man increases strength;
for by wise guidance you wage your war; and victory is in many advisors.
These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good.
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to an obedient ear.
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart, then I can answer my tormentor.
Whoever keeps the law is a wise son; but he who is a companion of gluttons shames his father.
The rich man is wise in his own eyes; but the poor who has understanding sees through him.
Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.
If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.
A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control.
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