41 Scriptures on Wisdom (ESV)

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  1. Job 28:28 - "And he said to man, 'Behold,..."
  2. Psalm 37:30 - "The mouth of the righteous utters..."
  3. Psalm 107:43 - "Whoever is wise, let him attend..."
  4. Proverbs 1:7 - "The fear of the LORD is..."
  5. Job 12:12 - "Wisdom is with the aged, and..."
  6. Proverbs 4:6-7 - "Do not forsake her, and she..."
  7. Proverbs 3:7 - "Be not wise in your own..."
  8. Psalm 111:10 - "The fear of the LORD is..."
  9. Proverbs 10:19 - "When words are many, transgression is..."
  10. Proverbs 10:13 - "On the lips of him who..."
  11. Proverbs 12:18 - "There is one whose rash words..."
  12. Proverbs 13:10 - "By insolence comes nothing but strife,..."
  13. Proverbs 11:30 - "The fruit of the righteous is..."
  14. Proverbs 14:1 - "The wisest of women builds her..."
  15. Proverbs 11:2 - "When pride comes, then comes disgrace,..."
  16. Proverbs 14:6 - "A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain,..."
  17. Proverbs 13:1 - "A wise son hears his father's..."
  18. Proverbs 14:8 - "The wisdom of the prudent is..."
  19. Proverbs 15:24 - "The path of life leads upward..."
  20. Proverbs 14:33 - "Wisdom rests in the heart of..."
  21. Proverbs 15:31 - "The ear that listens to life-giving..."
  22. Proverbs 16:16 - "How much better to get wisdom..."
  23. Proverbs 17:24 - "The discerning sets his face toward..."
  24. Proverbs 19:20 - "Listen to advice and accept instruction,..."
  25. Proverbs 19:11 - "Good sense makes one slow to..."
  26. Proverbs 18:4 - "The words of a man's mouth..."
  27. Proverbs 24:14 - "Know that wisdom is such to..."
  28. Ecclesiastes 2:13 - "Then I saw that there is..."
  29. Proverbs 29:15 - "The rod and reproof give wisdom,..."
  30. Proverbs 20:1 - "Wine is a mocker, strong drink..."
  31. Ecclesiastes 7:12 - "For the protection of wisdom is..."
  32. Proverbs 29:11 - "A fool gives full vent to..."
  33. Ecclesiastes 8:1 - "Who is like the wise? And..."
  34. Ecclesiastes 2:26 - "For to the one who pleases..."
  35. 1 Corinthians 1:19-21 - "For it is written, "I will..."
  36. 1 Corinthians 1:25 - "For the foolishness of God is..."
  37. Ecclesiastes 10:2 - "A wise man's heart inclines him..."
  38. 1 Corinthians 1:30 - "He is the source of your..."
  39. Colossians 2:2-3 - "that their hearts may be encouraged,..."
  40. 1 Corinthians 1:18 - "For the word of the cross..."
  41. James 1:5 - "If any of you lacks wisdom,..."

1. Job 28:28

28 And he said to man, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'"

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2. Psalm 37:30

30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.

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3. Psalm 107:43

43 Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the LORD.

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4. Proverbs 1:7

7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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5. Job 12:12

12 Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days.

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6. Proverbs 4:6-7

6 Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; love her, and she will guard you. 7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.

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7. Proverbs 3:7

7 Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.

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8. Psalm 111:10

10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!

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9. Proverbs 10:19

19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

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10. Proverbs 10:13

13 On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks sense.

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11. Proverbs 12:18

18 There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

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12. Proverbs 13:10

10 By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.

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13. Proverbs 11:30

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise.

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14. Proverbs 14:1

1 The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.

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15. Proverbs 11:2

2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

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16. Proverbs 14:6

6 A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.

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17. Proverbs 13:1

1 A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

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18. Proverbs 14:8

8 The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving.

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19. Proverbs 15:24

24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent, that he may turn away from Sheol beneath.

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20. Proverbs 14:33

33 Wisdom rests in the heart of a man of understanding, but it makes itself known even in the midst of fools.

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21. Proverbs 15:31

31 The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.

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22. Proverbs 16:16

16 How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

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23. Proverbs 17:24

24 The discerning sets his face toward wisdom, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

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24. Proverbs 19:20

20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

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25. Proverbs 19:11

11 Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

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26. Proverbs 18:4

4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

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27. Proverbs 24:14

14 Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

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28. Ecclesiastes 2:13

13 Then I saw that there is more gain in wisdom than in folly, as there is more gain in light than in darkness.

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29. Proverbs 29:15

15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

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30. Proverbs 20:1

1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.

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31. Ecclesiastes 7:12

12 For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

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32. Proverbs 29:11

11 A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

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33. Ecclesiastes 8:1

1 Who is like the wise? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.

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34. Ecclesiastes 2:26

26 For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given the business of gathering and collecting, only to give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

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35. 1 Corinthians 1:19-21

19 For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart." 20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.

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36. 1 Corinthians 1:25

25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

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37. Ecclesiastes 10:2

2 A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left.

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38. 1 Corinthians 1:30

30 He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption.

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39. Colossians 2:2-3

2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

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40. 1 Corinthians 1:18

18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

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41. James 1:5

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 37:30
  2. Psalm 107:43
  3. Psalm 111:10
  4. Job 12:12
  5. Job 28:28
  6. Proverbs 1:7
  7. Proverbs 3:7
  8. Proverbs 4:6-7
  9. Proverbs 10:13
  10. Proverbs 10:19
  11. Proverbs 11:2
  12. Proverbs 11:30
  13. Proverbs 12:18
  14. Proverbs 13:1
  15. Proverbs 13:10
  16. Proverbs 14:1
  17. Proverbs 14:6
  18. Proverbs 14:8
  19. Proverbs 14:33
  20. Proverbs 15:24
  21. Proverbs 15:31
  22. Proverbs 16:16
  23. Proverbs 17:24
  24. Proverbs 18:4
  25. Proverbs 19:11
  26. Proverbs 19:20
  27. Proverbs 20:1
  28. Proverbs 24:14
  29. Proverbs 29:11
  30. Proverbs 29:15
  31. Ecclesiastes 2:13
  32. Ecclesiastes 2:26
  33. Ecclesiastes 7:12
  34. Ecclesiastes 8:1
  35. Ecclesiastes 10:2
  36. 1 Corinthians 1:19-21
  37. 1 Corinthians 1:18
  38. 1 Corinthians 1:25
  39. 1 Corinthians 1:30
  40. Colossians 2:2-3
  41. James 1:5

Psalm 37:30

30 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.

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Psalm 107:43

43 Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let them consider the steadfast love of the LORD.

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Psalm 111:10

10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!

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Job 12:12

12 Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days.

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Job 28:28

28 And he said to man, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'"

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Proverbs 1:7

7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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Proverbs 3:7

7 Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.

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Proverbs 4:6-7

6 Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; love her, and she will guard you. 7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.

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Proverbs 10:13

13 On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks sense.

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Proverbs 10:19

19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

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Proverbs 11:2

2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

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Proverbs 11:30

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise.

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Proverbs 12:18

18 There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

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Proverbs 13:1

1 A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

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Proverbs 13:10

10 By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.

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Proverbs 14:1

1 The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.

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Proverbs 14:6

6 A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.

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Proverbs 14:8

8 The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving.

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Proverbs 14:33

33 Wisdom rests in the heart of a man of understanding, but it makes itself known even in the midst of fools.

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Proverbs 15:24

24 The path of life leads upward for the prudent, that he may turn away from Sheol beneath.

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Proverbs 15:31

31 The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.

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Proverbs 16:16

16 How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

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Proverbs 17:24

24 The discerning sets his face toward wisdom, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

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Proverbs 18:4

4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

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Proverbs 19:11

11 Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

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Proverbs 19:20

20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

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Proverbs 20:1

1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.

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Proverbs 24:14

14 Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

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Proverbs 29:11

11 A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

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Proverbs 29:15

15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

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Ecclesiastes 2:13

13 Then I saw that there is more gain in wisdom than in folly, as there is more gain in light than in darkness.

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Ecclesiastes 2:26

26 For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given the business of gathering and collecting, only to give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

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Ecclesiastes 7:12

12 For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

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Ecclesiastes 8:1

1 Who is like the wise? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.

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Ecclesiastes 10:2

2 A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left.

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1 Corinthians 1:19-21

19 For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart." 20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.

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1 Corinthians 1:18

18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

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1 Corinthians 1:25

25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

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1 Corinthians 1:30

30 He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption.

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Colossians 2:2-3

2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

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James 1:5

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

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