Verses on Wisdom

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Here is our list of Bible verses on wisdom. It doesn’t include every verse in the Bible on wisdom, but the clearest and most popular were handpicked. These verses can help us all learn what Scripture says about being wise so that we can make right decisions which please God. All verses are ASV since it is in the public domain and legal to copy.

List of Bible Verses on Wisdom

James 1:5

But if any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Proverbs 3:13-18

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, And the man that getteth understanding. For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, And the profit thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: And none of the things thou canst desire are to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: And happy is every one that retaineth her.

Proverbs 10:23

It is as sport to a fool to do wickedness; And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.

Proverbs 12:1

Whoso loveth correction loveth knowledge; But he that hateth reproof is brutish.

Proverbs 12:15

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; But he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel.

Proverbs 14:16

A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil; But the fool beareth himself insolently, and is confident.

Proverbs 18:15

The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; And the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

Proverbs 19:20

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, That thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

Proverbs 23:12

Apply thy heart unto instruction, And thine ears to the words of knowledge.

Proverbs 24:3-7

Through wisdom is a house builded; And by understanding it is established; And by knowledge are the chambers filled With all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is strong; Yea, a man of knowledge increaseth might, For by wise guidance thou shalt make thy war; And in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. Wisdom is too high for a fool: He openeth not his mouth in the gate.

Ephesians 5:15-17

Look therefore carefully how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise; redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without variance, without hypocrisy.

Ecclesiastes 8:1

Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.

Job 12:12-13

With aged men is wisdom, And in length of days understanding. With God is wisdom and might; He hath counsel and understanding.

Luke 21:15

For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to withstand or to gainsay.

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts unto God.

John 8:32

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Daniel 1:17

Now as for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

Colossians 2:8

Take heed lest there shall be any one that maketh spoil of you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ

2 Timothy 2:7

Consider what I say; for the Lord shall give thee understanding in all things.

1 Corinthians 3:18-20

Let no man deceive himself. If any man thinketh that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He that taketh the wise in their craftiness: and again, The Lord knoweth the reasonings of the wise that they are vain.

Romans 11:33

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out!

Isaiah 54:8-9

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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