100 Bible Verses about Education

Ecclesiastes 7:12 ESV / 1,528 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 1:7 ESV / 1,497 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 1,454 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 1,421 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 1,071 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Proverbs 16:16 ESV / 1,060 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:15 ESV / 1,005 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 944 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 843 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.

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 842 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.

Deuteronomy 11:19 ESV / 840 helpful votes

You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Proverbs 4:13 ESV / 831 helpful votes

Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 784 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

James 1:5 ESV / 724 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.

Daniel 1:17 ESV / 702 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.

Psalm 119:66 ESV / 674 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 671 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 9:9 ESV / 664 helpful votes

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 1:5 ESV / 645 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:3 ESV / 627 helpful votes

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Proverbs 2:6 ESV / 571 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 555 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Proverbs 16:22 ESV / 518 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 6:1-25 ESV / 510 helpful votes

“Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the rules that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son's son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey. “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. ...

Proverbs 23:12 ESV / 500 helpful votes

Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge.

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 497 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.

Proverbs 29:15 ESV / 480 helpful votes

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

Hosea 4:6 ESV / 454 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.

Titus 2:1 ESV / 408 helpful votes

But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.

Psalm 32:8 ESV / 402 helpful votes

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Acts 22:3 ESV / 400 helpful votes

“I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated at the feet of Gamaliel according to the strict manner of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God as all of you are this day.

Psalm 25:5 ESV / 394 helpful votes

Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

John 3:10 ESV / 392 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things?

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 387 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

John 14:26 ESV / 374 helpful votes

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

Matthew 5:19 ESV / 369 helpful votes

Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Proverbs 24:4 ESV / 365 helpful votes

By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

Proverbs 28:2 ESV / 361 helpful votes

When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and knowledge, its stability will long continue.

Acts 7:22 ESV / 348 helpful votes

And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds.

Proverbs 22:15 ESV / 338 helpful votes

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 333 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. ...

Isaiah 54:13 ESV / 330 helpful votes

All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 324 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Philippians 4:9 ESV / 318 helpful votes

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

2 Timothy 3:7 ESV / 310 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 8:1 ESV / 304 helpful votes

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

Matthew 28:19-20 ESV / 300 helpful votes

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

James 3:17 ESV / 297 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.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 296 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.

Luke 6:40 ESV / 294 helpful votes

A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.

Ezekiel 44:23 ESV / 294 helpful votes

They shall teach my people the difference between the holy and the common, and show them how to distinguish between the unclean and the clean.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 290 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Matthew 6:1-34 ESV / 284 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. ...

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 280 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, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV / 270 helpful votes

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Job 6:24 ESV / 268 helpful votes

“Teach me, and I will be silent; make me understand how I have gone astray.

2 John 1:9 ESV / 267 helpful votes

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.

Proverbs 1:8 ESV / 256 helpful votes

Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching,

Acts 17:11 ESV / 251 helpful votes

Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Romans 12:6-7 ESV / 241 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;

Colossians 1:28 ESV / 240 helpful votes

Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

Matthew 10:24 ESV / 240 helpful votes

“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.

John 13:13 ESV / 237 helpful votes

You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am.

1 Chronicles 25:8 ESV / 237 helpful votes

And they cast lots for their duties, small and great, teacher and pupil alike.

Proverbs 4:1 ESV / 236 helpful votes

Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight,

Titus 2:3-5 ESV / 234 helpful votes

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 234 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.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

James 3:1-2 ESV / 230 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

2 Timothy 1:11 ESV / 228 helpful votes

For which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher,

Psalm 34:11 ESV / 224 helpful votes

Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

Psalm 25:4-5 ESV / 214 helpful votes

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 ESV / 210 helpful votes

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. ...

Deuteronomy 6:7 ESV / 201 helpful votes

You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Deuteronomy 6:5-9 ESV / 200 helpful votes

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 194 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Colossians 3:21 ESV / 192 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

Proverbs 13:20 ESV / 192 helpful votes

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

Proverbs 10:14 ESV / 192 helpful votes

The wise lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.

Proverbs 1:1-33 ESV / 192 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, ...

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 190 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:37 ESV / 177 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Proverbs 4:14 ESV / 167 helpful votes

Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of the evil.

John 8:32 ESV / 162 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 158 helpful votes

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Ecclesiastes 12:12 ESV / 155 helpful votes

My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Exodus 4:12 ESV / 155 helpful votes

Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.”

1 John 2:27 ESV / 154 helpful votes

But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

Psalm 139:13-16 ESV / 154 helpful votes

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

Deuteronomy 4:10 ESV / 150 helpful votes

How on the day that you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, the Lord said to me, ‘Gather the people to me, that I may let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children so.’

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 137 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ...

1 Peter 4:10 ESV / 134 helpful votes

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:

Proverbs 4:1-27 ESV / 132 helpful votes

Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. ...

Isaiah 28:9 ESV / 130 helpful votes

“To whom will he teach knowledge, and to whom will he explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, those taken from the breast?

2 Timothy 3:1-17 ESV / 127 helpful votes

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. ...

2 Timothy 2:1-26 ESV / 123 helpful votes

You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. ...

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 123 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.

Proverbs 22:29 ESV / 120 helpful votes

Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

James 5:12 ESV / 118 helpful votes

But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

Proverbs 13:1-25 ESV / 118 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. ...

1 Corinthians 2:4-5 ESV / 114 helpful votes

And my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

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