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42 Bible Verses about Wisdom - NIV & ESV


For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
How much better to get wisdom than gold,
to get insight rather than silver!
How much better to get wisdom than gold!
To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?”
For it is not wise to ask such questions.
Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?”
For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
Where there is strife, there is pride,
but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
By insolence comes nothing but strife,
but with those who take advice is wisdom.
The one who gets wisdom loves life;
the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.
Whoever gets sense loves his own soul;
he who keeps understanding will discover good.
Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise.Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives,
but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.
Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life;
he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with humility comes wisdom.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with the humble is wisdom.
Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
Fools find no pleasure in understanding
but delight in airing their own opinions.
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,
but only in expressing his opinion.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For those who find me find life
and receive favor from the Lord.
For whoever finds me finds life
and obtains favor from the Lord.
Whoever is patient has great understanding,
but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding,
but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
The wise in heart accept commands,
but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
The wise of heart will receive commandments,
but a babbling fool will come to ruin.
Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord,
and humility comes before honor.
The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom,
and humility comes before honor.
Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
and discerning if they hold their tongues.
Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise;
when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
“I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors:
You have given me wisdom and power,
you have made known to me what we asked of you,
you have made known to us the dream of the king.”
To you, O God of my fathers,
I give thanks and praise,
for you have given me wisdom and might,
and have now made known to me what we asked of you,
for you have made known to us the king's matter.
All this also comes from the Lord Almighty,
whose plan is wonderful,
whose wisdom is magnificent.
This also comes from the Lord of hosts;
he is wonderful in counsel
and excellent in wisdom.
Bible verse of the day
proverbs 17:17
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
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