100 Bible Verses about Knowledge

Proverbs 18:15 ESV / 1,257 helpful votes

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 1,058 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:10 ESV / 618 helpful votes

For wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;

Proverbs 24:5 ESV / 560 helpful votes

A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might,

Proverbs 15:14 ESV / 544 helpful votes

The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.

Proverbs 2:6 ESV / 526 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:1 ESV / 511 helpful votes

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

Hosea 4:6-7 ESV / 506 helpful votes

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. The more they increased, the more they sinned against me; I will change their glory into shame.

Psalm 119:66 ESV / 502 helpful votes

Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.

Proverbs 8:10 ESV / 461 helpful votes

Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold,

Hosea 4:6 ESV / 428 helpful votes

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

Proverbs 3:1-35 ESV / 384 helpful votes

My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. ...

Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 379 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

Proverbs 1:5 ESV / 373 helpful votes

Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,

James 1:5 ESV / 339 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 Corinthians 12:8 ESV / 325 helpful votes

For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit,

Psalm 19:2 ESV / 325 helpful votes

Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.

Proverbs 24:14 ESV / 313 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 2:1-22 ESV / 312 helpful votes

My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. ...

2 Peter 3:18 ESV / 299 helpful votes

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

Colossians 1:9 ESV / 294 helpful votes

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

1 Corinthians 8:1 ESV / 287 helpful votes

Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up.

Proverbs 1:29 ESV / 284 helpful votes

Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord,

Ecclesiastes 7:12 ESV / 268 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.

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 267 helpful votes

And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 263 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 11:2 ESV / 261 helpful votes

And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.

Psalm 111:10 ESV / 257 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!

Romans 11:33 ESV / 253 helpful votes

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

Proverbs 20:15 ESV / 251 helpful votes

There is gold and abundance of costly stones, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Genesis 2:17 ESV / 239 helpful votes

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

James 3:17 ESV / 234 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.

James 3:13 ESV / 223 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:22 ESV / 222 helpful votes

“How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge?

Hosea 6:6 ESV / 219 helpful votes

For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Daniel 12:4 ESV / 219 helpful votes

But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”

Ecclesiastes 1:18 ESV / 213 helpful votes

For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.

Proverbs 3:7 ESV / 210 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:3 ESV / 202 helpful votes

In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Proverbs 16:16 ESV / 202 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 3:9 ESV / 202 helpful votes

Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?”

Job 28:28 ESV / 198 helpful votes

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

Genesis 3:22 ESV / 194 helpful votes

Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—”

John 8:32 ESV / 193 helpful votes

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Ephesians 1:17 ESV / 192 helpful votes

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,

Isaiah 11:9 ESV / 173 helpful votes

They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Luke 1:77 ESV / 161 helpful votes

To give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins,

John 3:16-17 ESV / 160 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Proverbs 3:20 ESV / 160 helpful votes

By his knowledge the deeps broke open, and the clouds drop down the dew.

2 Peter 1:3 ESV / 159 helpful votes

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

Colossians 2:2-3 ESV / 151 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.

Habakkuk 2:14 ESV / 151 helpful votes

For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 146 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, 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. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 144 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 142 helpful votes

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.

Colossians 2:2 ESV / 134 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,

Job 12:12 ESV / 134 helpful votes

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

Daniel 2:21 ESV / 131 helpful votes

He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;

Isaiah 40:28 ESV / 131 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 13:10 ESV / 130 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:10-11 ESV / 128 helpful votes

For wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you,

Proverbs 15:33 ESV / 126 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:3 ESV / 126 helpful votes

Yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,

Psalm 19:1-2 ESV / 125 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.

Colossians 3:9-10 ESV / 122 helpful votes

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 121 helpful votes

Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 120 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:9 ESV / 118 helpful votes

With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.

Proverbs 19:2 ESV / 116 helpful votes

Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.

Proverbs 1:1-33 ESV / 116 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 1:5-7 ESV / 115 helpful votes

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 115 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.

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 114 helpful votes

Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

Proverbs 4:7 ESV / 113 helpful votes

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.

Genesis 4:1 ESV / 113 helpful votes

Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord.”

1 Corinthians 1:25 ESV / 112 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 112 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 111 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.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 110 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,

1 Corinthians 1:30 ESV / 110 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:7 ESV / 108 helpful votes

Always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.

2 Peter 1:5 ESV / 106 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:8 ESV / 106 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 15:34 ESV / 99 helpful votes

Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.

Proverbs 16:22 ESV / 99 helpful votes

Good sense is a fountain of life to him who has it, but the instruction of fools is folly.

Proverbs 2:1 ESV / 99 helpful votes

My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you,

Romans 3:20 ESV / 98 helpful votes

For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 97 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 92 helpful votes

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Philippians 3:8 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ

1 Peter 1:5-7 ESV / 91 helpful votes

Who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Proverbs 1:1-7:27 ESV / 90 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, ...

James 3:13-18 ESV / 89 helpful votes

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. ...

Daniel 2:23 ESV / 82 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.”

Ephesians 5:15-16 ESV / 80 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.

Colossians 4:5-6 ESV / 76 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.

Proverbs 10:8 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 28:29 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

Genesis 2:9 ESV / 71 helpful votes

And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Luke 11:52 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering.”

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