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42 Bible Verses about Wisdom - NIV & KJV


For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
For the Lord giveth wisdom:
out of his mouth cometh 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.See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming 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 lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall 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 that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
How much better to get wisdom than gold,
to get insight rather than silver!
How much better is it to get wisdom than gold!
and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?”
For it is not wise to ask such questions.
Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning 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 them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
Where there is strife, there is pride,
but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
Only by pride cometh contention:
but with the well advised is wisdom.
The one who gets wisdom loves life;
the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.
He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul:
he that keepeth understanding shall find 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 man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be 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 a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives,
but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life:
but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
Teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
So teach us to number our days,
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with humility comes wisdom.
When pride cometh, then cometh shame:
but with the lowly 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.Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock.
Fools find no pleasure in understanding
but delight in airing their own opinions.
A fool hath no delight in understanding,
but that his heart may discover itself.
“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,
saith the Lord.
For those who find me find life
and receive favor from the Lord.
For whoso findeth me findeth life,
and shall obtain favour of the Lord.
Whoever is patient has great understanding,
but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding:
but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
The wise in heart accept commands,
but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
The wise in heart will receive commandments:
but a prating fool shall fall.
Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord,
and humility comes before honor.
The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom;
and before honour is humility.
Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
and discerning if they hold their tongues.
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise:
and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
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.
Hast thou not known?
hast thou not heard,
that the everlasting God, the Lord,
the Creator of the ends of the earth,
fainteth not, neither is weary?
there is no searching of his understanding.
All this also comes from the Lord Almighty,
whose plan is wonderful,
whose wisdom is magnificent.
This also cometh forth from the Lord of hosts,
which is wonderful in counsel,
and excellent in working.
“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.”
I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers,
who hast given me wisdom and might,
and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee:
for thou hast now made known unto us the king's matter.
Bible verse of the day
zechariah 1:4
Do not be like your ancestors, to whom the earlier prophets proclaimed: This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Turn from your evil ways and your evil practices.’ But they would not listen or pay attention to me, declares the Lord.
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