Best Bible Verses about Wisdom
But those who came before us will teach you.
They will teach you the wisdom of old.
God said to Solomon, "Because your greatest desire is to help your people, and you did not ask for wealth, riches, fame, or even the death of your enemies or a long life, but rather you asked for wisdom and knowledge to properly govern my people -"
2 Chronicles 1:11
Wisdom is more valuable than gold and crystal. It cannot be purchased with jewels mounted in fine gold.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Don't long for "the good old days." This is not wise.
"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."
He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars.
But wisdom is shown to be right by the lives of those who follow it.
This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and Godís weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.
1 Corinthians 1:25
Stop deceiving yourselves. If you think you are wise by this world's standards, you need to become a fool to be truly wise.
1 Corinthians 3:18
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
If you are wise and understand God's ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.
Wisdom Verses from the Old Testament
God gave Solomon very great wisdom and understanding, and knowledge as vast as the sands of the seashore.
1 Kings 4:29
For God is so wise and so mighty. Who has ever challenged him successfully?
Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old.
The wise don't engage in empty chatter. What good are such words?
I thought, "Wisdom is better than foolishness, just as light is better than darkness."
A good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume. And the day you die is better than the day you are born.
Better to be criticized by a wise person than to be praised by a fool.
Wisdom and money can get you almost anything, but only wisdom can save your life.
How wonderful to be wise, to analyze and interpret things. Wisdom lights up a personís face, softening its harshness.
Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom.
This is what the Lord says: "Don't let the wise boast in their wisdom, or the powerful boast in their power, or the rich boast in their riches.
Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever.
Let those who are wise understand these things. Let those with discernment listen carefully. The paths of the Lord are true and right, and righteous people live by walking in them. But in those paths sinners stumble and fall.
Bible Verses from Psalms and Proverbs about Being Wise
The Lord looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God.
Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.
O Lord, what a variety of things you have made! In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your creatures.
Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding.
The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends.
Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.
A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash.
Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.
In the same way, wisdom is sweet to your soul.
If you find it, you will have a bright future,
and your hopes will not be cut short.
Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.
There are four things on earth that are small but unusually wise:
Ants -they aren't strong, but they store up food all summer.
Hyraxes - they aren't powerful, but they make their homes among the rocks.
Locusts - they have no king, but they march in formation.
Lizards - they are easy to catch, but they are found even in kings' palaces.
Bible Verses about Wisdom from the New Testament
That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life - whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isnít life more than food, and your body more than clothing?
Look at the birds. They donít plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And arenít you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people.
And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us,
because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.
Oh, how great are God's riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!
The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18
But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 1:24
No, the wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God - his plan that was previously hidden, even though he made it for our ultimate glory before the world began.
1 Corinthians 2:7
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, "He traps the wise in the snare of their own cleverness."
1 Corinthians 3:19
So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we donít give up.
God's purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Each time he said, "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.
See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people.
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is Godís will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:15-18
You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:15
For jealousy and selfishness are not Godís kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic.
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.
And remember, our Lordís patience gives people time to be saved. This is what our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you with the wisdom God gave him -
2 Peter 3:15
But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
1 John 4:8
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