100 Bible Verses about Knowledge

Proverbs 18:15 ESV / 698 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 372 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:10 ESV / 306 helpful votes

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

Hosea 4:6-7 ESV / 271 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.

Proverbs 24:5 ESV / 251 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 8:10 ESV / 197 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:14 ESV / 193 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:1-35 ESV / 186 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 12:1 ESV / 171 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:66 ESV / 126 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:1-22 ESV / 125 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. ...

Hosea 4:6 ESV / 122 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.

1 Corinthians 12:8 ESV / 102 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,

Proverbs 1:5 ESV / 97 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:6 ESV / 91 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:22 ESV / 76 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 / 75 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:29 ESV / 70 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 68 helpful votes

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

Genesis 3:22 ESV / 67 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—”

Colossians 1:9 ESV / 65 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,

James 3:13-18 ESV / 64 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. ...

Proverbs 2:10-11 ESV / 64 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,

Genesis 2:17 ESV / 60 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.”

Ecclesiastes 7:12 ESV / 58 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.

Daniel 12:4 ESV / 57 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.”

James 1:5 ESV / 54 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.

Proverbs 24:14 ESV / 53 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.

Colossians 2:3 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 8:1 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 3:9 ESV / 49 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?”

Isaiah 11:9 ESV / 45 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.

Psalm 19:2 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

James 2:1-10 ESV / 44 helpful votes

My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? ...

Isaiah 11:2 ESV / 44 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.

Proverbs 3:20 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:9-12 ESV / 43 helpful votes

For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

Psalm 111:10 ESV / 42 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!

Luke 1:77 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 20:15 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:2-3 ESV / 38 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.

Proverbs 1:1-33 ESV / 37 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, ...

Ecclesiastes 1:18 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:5 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Malachi 2:7 ESV / 34 helpful votes

For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.

Habakkuk 2:14 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:7 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Psalm 33:11 ESV / 32 helpful votes

The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.

James 3:17 ESV / 31 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 19:2 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

John 8:32 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:7 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Job 12:12 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Genesis 3:1-24 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” ...

2 Corinthians 8:7 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.

Luke 11:52 ESV / 25 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.”

2 Timothy 2:7 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Genesis 2:9 ESV / 24 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.

2 Timothy 3:7 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:11 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 22 helpful votes

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. ...

Proverbs 16:16 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 22 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, ...

Job 28:28 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:18 ESV / 21 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.

Romans 12:1-21 ESV / 21 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 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. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. ...

John 3:16-17 ESV / 21 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.

Daniel 1:17 ESV / 21 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.

Luke 2:40 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.

Isaiah 33:6 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And he will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is Zion's treasure.

Proverbs 13:10 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Psalm 139:14 ESV / 20 helpful votes

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

1 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 19 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.

Ecclesiastes 1:1-18 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun? A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises. ...

Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ...

Isaiah 40:28 ESV / 18 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.

Exodus 7:1-25 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be your prophet. You shall speak all that I command you, and your brother Aaron shall tell Pharaoh to let the people of Israel go out of his land. But I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and though I multiply my signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, Pharaoh will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt and bring my hosts, my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great acts of judgment. The Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring out the people of Israel from among them.” ...

Colossians 1:10-11 ESV / 17 helpful votes

So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,

Proverbs 13:1-25 ESV / 17 helpful votes

A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. From the fruit of his mouth a man eats what is good, but the desire of the treacherous is for violence. Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied. The righteous hates falsehood, but the wicked brings shame and disgrace. ...

Proverbs 19:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 1:7-12 ESV / 16 helpful votes

In that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, “Ask what I shall give you.” And Solomon said to God, “You have shown great and steadfast love to David my father, and have made me king in his place. O Lord God, let your word to David my father be now fulfilled, for you have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth. Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great?” God answered Solomon, “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked possessions, wealth, honor, or the life of those who hate you, and have not even asked long life, but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may govern my people over whom I have made you king, ...

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 15 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.

Romans 11:33 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:1-9:33 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, “That you may be justified in your words, and prevail when you are judged.” But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.) ...

Proverbs 2:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you,

Proverbs 1:29-31 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord, would have none of my counsel and despised all my reproof, therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way, and have their fill of their own devices.

Hebrews 12:5-6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 13 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, ...

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Proverbs 22:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge,

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,

Genesis 4:1 ESV / 13 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.”

Ephesians 1:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 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. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 12 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.

Daniel 2:23 ESV / 12 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.”

Suggest a Verse

Enter a Verse Reference (e.g., John 3:16-17)


Visit the Bible online to search for words if you don’t know the specific passage your’re looking for.