100 Bible Verses about Gods Wisdom

James 1:5 ESV / 4,245 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 2:6 ESV / 3,629 helpful votes

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

James 3:17 ESV / 3,489 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 16:16 ESV / 2,917 helpful votes

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

Psalm 111:10 ESV / 2,915 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!

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 2,833 helpful votes

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

James 3:13 ESV / 2,776 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:8 ESV / 2,742 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 2,692 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:10 ESV / 2,678 helpful votes

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

Romans 11:33 ESV / 2,675 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 1:7 ESV / 2,655 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:15-16 ESV / 2,596 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 / 2,550 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.

Isaiah 40:28 ESV / 2,507 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 17:28 ESV / 2,507 helpful votes

Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Proverbs 4:7 ESV / 2,453 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 2,445 helpful votes

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

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 2,343 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 2,287 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.

Proverbs 24:14 ESV / 2,264 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 15:33 ESV / 2,261 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 28:29 ESV / 2,213 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 2,205 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.

Daniel 2:23 ESV / 2,205 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.”

Proverbs 10:8 ESV / 2,190 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:10 ESV / 2,118 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:15 ESV / 2,106 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 2,077 helpful votes

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Ephesians 1:17 ESV / 2,074 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,

Psalm 19:7 ESV / 2,030 helpful votes

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;

Isaiah 55:8 ESV / 2,029 helpful votes

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 1,965 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 8:35 ESV / 1,964 helpful votes

For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord,

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 1,898 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.

1 Corinthians 1:25 ESV / 1,803 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 10:12 ESV / 1,793 helpful votes

The words of a wise man's mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him.

1 Corinthians 1:30 ESV / 1,773 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:13 ESV / 1,772 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 2:26 ESV / 1,738 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 3:7 ESV / 1,731 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:2-3 ESV / 1,730 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 15:5 ESV / 1,704 helpful votes

A fool despises his father's instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.

Psalm 37:30 ESV / 1,691 helpful votes

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.

Job 12:12 ESV / 1,690 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 1:18 ESV / 1,686 helpful votes

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

James 3:2 ESV / 1,680 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 23:15 ESV / 1,660 helpful votes

My son, if your heart is wise, my heart too will be glad.

Proverbs 4:6-7 ESV / 1,630 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.

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 1,609 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. ...

Proverbs 13:1 ESV / 1,606 helpful votes

A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

Proverbs 15:2 ESV / 1,590 helpful votes

The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.

Proverbs 14:1-29:27 ESV / 1,578 helpful votes

The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down. Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is devious in his ways despises him. By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them. Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox. A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies. ...

Proverbs 15:12 ESV / 1,573 helpful votes

A scoffer does not like to be reproved; he will not go to the wise.

James 1:2 ESV / 1,570 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,

Proverbs 12:1-16:33 ESV / 1,564 helpful votes

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of evil devices he condemns. No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved. An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones. The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. ...

Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 1,556 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:24 ESV / 1,553 helpful votes

The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

Proverbs 10:1-11:31 ESV / 1,547 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death. The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame. ...

Proverbs 4:1-5:23 ESV / 1,544 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. ...

Proverbs 3:1-13:25 ESV / 1,543 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 4:1-11:31 ESV / 1,532 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. ...

Proverbs 1:1-23:35 ESV / 1,524 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, ...

Proverbs 1:1-7:27 ESV / 1,476 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, ...

Ephesians 5:2 ESV / 1,463 helpful votes

And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 1,449 helpful votes

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

Isaiah 55:1-58:14 ESV / 1,428 helpful votes

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David. Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know, and a nation that did not know you shall run to you, because of the Lord your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you. ...

Luke 21:15 ESV / 1,389 helpful votes

For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.

Proverbs 10:23 ESV / 1,366 helpful votes

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

Hosea 14:9 ESV / 1,365 helpful votes

Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; whoever is discerning, let him know them; for the ways of the Lord are right, and the upright walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them.

Job 28:28 ESV / 1,313 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:3 ESV / 1,300 helpful votes

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

Daniel 2:20 ESV / 1,295 helpful votes

Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might.

Proverbs 3:13-18 ESV / 1,259 helpful votes

Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. ...

Proverbs 13:1-20:30 ESV / 1,246 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 16:2 ESV / 1,233 helpful votes

All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit.

1 Corinthians 1:24 ESV / 1,215 helpful votes

But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

2 Corinthians 1:12 ESV / 1,205 helpful votes

For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.

Ecclesiastes 7:12 ESV / 1,195 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 3:2 ESV / 1,194 helpful votes

I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready,

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 1,192 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.

Colossians 4:3 ESV / 1,187 helpful votes

At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—

Romans 11:2 ESV / 1,154 helpful votes

God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel?

Ephesians 5:15-17 ESV / 1,146 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. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Proverbs 28:26 ESV / 1,140 helpful votes

Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

Revelation 5:12 ESV / 1,124 helpful votes

Saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”

Romans 14:5 ESV / 1,099 helpful votes

One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.

Ephesians 1:2 ESV / 1,084 helpful votes

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 40:2 ESV / 1,081 helpful votes

Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins.

Matthew 7:2 ESV / 1,080 helpful votes

For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

Job 12:13 ESV / 1,064 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 10:2 ESV / 1,054 helpful votes

A wise man's heart inclines him to the right, but a fool's heart to the left.

Proverbs 17:27-28 ESV / 1,049 helpful votes

Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Proverbs 14:1 ESV / 1,034 helpful votes

The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 1,029 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 23:2 ESV / 1,024 helpful votes

And put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite.

Proverbs 17:2 ESV / 1,012 helpful votes

A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.

Proverbs 4:2 ESV / 1,008 helpful votes

For I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching.

Proverbs 14:8 ESV / 998 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:2 ESV / 969 helpful votes

Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death.

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