100 Bible Verses about Age And Wisdom

Job 12:12 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

Job 32:7 ESV / 45 helpful votes

I said, ‘Let days speak, and many years teach wisdom.’

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 34 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ...

James 3:17 ESV / 22 helpful votes

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

Proverbs 16:31 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.

Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

Isaiah 43:1-3 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you.

James 1:5 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 4:12 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

Leviticus 19:32 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Proverbs 20:29 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Job 32:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

It is not the old who are wise, nor the aged who understand what is right.

Job 14:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble.

Isaiah 46:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.

Ecclesiastes 7:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.

Proverbs 23:22 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.

Proverbs 16:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Psalm 71:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.

1 Kings 12:6 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Then King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he was yet alive, saying, “How do you advise me to answer this people?”

Proverbs 13:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:15-16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

1 Corinthians 1:30 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

1 Corinthians 1:25 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Ecclesiastes 7:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 17:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.

Proverbs 3:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

Psalm 71:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent.

Job 32:6-8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said: “I am young in years, and you are aged; therefore I was timid and afraid to declare my opinion to you. I said, ‘Let days speak, and many years teach wisdom.’ But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand.

Deuteronomy 34:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Moses was 120 years old when he died. His eye was undimmed, and his vigor unabated.

Deuteronomy 32:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you.

Isaiah 40:28 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

Psalm 111:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Job 12:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“With God are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding.

1 Kings 14:1-31 ESV / 8 helpful votes

At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick. And Jeroboam said to his wife, “Arise, and disguise yourself, that it not be known that you are the wife of Jeroboam, and go to Shiloh. Behold, Ahijah the prophet is there, who said of me that I should be king over this people. Take with you ten loaves, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what shall happen to the child.” Jeroboam's wife did so. She arose and went to Shiloh and came to the house of Ahijah. Now Ahijah could not see, for his eyes were dim because of his age. And the Lord said to Ahijah, “Behold, the wife of Jeroboam is coming to inquire of you concerning her son, for he is sick. Thus and thus shall you say to her.” When she came, she pretended to be another woman. ...

1 Peter 1:24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls,

James 4:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.

James 3:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.

Philemon 1:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Yet for love's sake I prefer to appeal to you—I, Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus—

Titus 2:2-3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,

1 Timothy 5:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.

1 Timothy 5:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers,

1 Timothy 5:1-2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.

Colossians 4:5-6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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.

Colossians 2:2-3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Philippians 1:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

1 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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.

John 3:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Joel 2:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.

Daniel 2:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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.”

Isaiah 28:29 ESV / 7 helpful votes

This also comes from the Lord of hosts; he is wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom.

Ecclesiastes 4:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Better was a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who no longer knew how to take advice.

Ecclesiastes 2:26 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Whoever gets sense loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will discover good.

Proverbs 15:33 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 14:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool, but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.

Proverbs 10:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

Proverbs 4:6-7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Psalm 143:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.

Psalm 119:100 ESV / 7 helpful votes

I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts.

Psalm 92:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green,

Psalm 92:12-14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green,

Psalm 91:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Psalm 90:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.

Psalm 71:18-19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come. Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you?

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Job 32:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand.

Job 32:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were older than he.

Job 28:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And he said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.’”

Job 15:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Both the gray-haired and the aged are among us, older than your father.

Job 12:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

He deprives of speech those who are trusted and takes away the discernment of the elders.

Job 8:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“For inquire, please, of bygone ages, and consider what the fathers have searched out.

Job 5:26 ESV / 7 helpful votes

You shall come to your grave in ripe old age, like a sheaf gathered up in its season.

1 Chronicles 29:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then he died at a good age, full of days, riches, and honor. And Solomon his son reigned in his place.

1 Kings 3:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And if you will walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.”

Joshua 14:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, just as he said, these forty-five years since the time that the Lord spoke this word to Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness. And now, behold, I am this day eighty-five years old.

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Genesis 25:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.

Genesis 15:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

As for yourself, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

James 1:5-6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.

Hebrews 11:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God.

1 Timothy 5:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Let a widow be enrolled if she is not less than sixty years of age, having been the wife of one husband,

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

1 Samuel 12:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And now, behold, the king walks before you, and I am old and gray; and behold, my sons are with you. I have walked before you from my youth until this day.

Genesis 1:1-16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...

1 Peter 1:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.

Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,

1 Corinthians 2:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.

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