19 Bible Verses about Intelligence

Proverbs 1:1-33 ESV / 64 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, ...

2 Peter 1:5 ESV / 63 helpful votes

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge,

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:6 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Philippians 1:9-11 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Daniel 5:14 ESV / 27 helpful votes

I have heard of you that the spirit of the gods is in you, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom are found in you.

Isaiah 29:12 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And when they give the book to one who cannot read, saying, “Read this,” he says, “I cannot read.”

Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Daniel 1:17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

Job 12:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know such things as these?

1 Kings 10:24 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And the whole earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put into his mind.

Romans 12:6-8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

1 Corinthians 2:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

John 8:21-30 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So he said to them again, “I am going away, and you will seek me, and you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.” So the Jews said, “Will he kill himself, since he says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come’?” He said to them, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.” So they said to him, “Who are you?” Jesus said to them, “Just what I have been telling you from the beginning. ...

Zechariah 1:1-2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, son of Iddo, saying, “The Lord was very angry with your fathers.

Jeremiah 33:1-26 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah a second time, while he was still shut up in the court of the guard: “Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city and the houses of the kings of Judah that were torn down to make a defense against the siege mounds and against the sword: They are coming in to fight against the Chaldeans and to fill them with the dead bodies of men whom I shall strike down in my anger and my wrath, for I have hidden my face from this city because of all their evil. ...

Ephesians 1:1-23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, ...

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