100 Bible Verses about Knowledge

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 3,520 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:15 ESV / 2,736 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:6 ESV / 2,536 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:1 ESV / 2,112 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 2,112 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:66 ESV / 1,949 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:18 ESV / 1,925 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.

Hosea 4:6 ESV / 1,861 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.

Psalm 19:2 ESV / 1,824 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 24:14 ESV / 1,820 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 15:14 ESV / 1,820 helpful votes

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

Romans 11:33 ESV / 1,811 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 2:10 ESV / 1,675 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 24:5 ESV / 1,662 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 1,630 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.

Ephesians 1:17 ESV / 1,607 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,

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 1,553 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 1:18 ESV / 1,548 helpful votes

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

James 3:13 ESV / 1,526 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:5 ESV / 1,501 helpful votes

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

James 1:5 ESV / 1,402 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 2:1-22 ESV / 1,361 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. ...

Colossians 2:2 ESV / 1,351 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,

1 Corinthians 12:8 ESV / 1,300 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,

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 1,291 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 20:15 ESV / 1,276 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 11:2 ESV / 1,266 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.

Ecclesiastes 7:12 ESV / 1,244 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 Peter 3:7 ESV / 1,241 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.

Colossians 1:9 ESV / 1,233 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,

Psalm 111:10 ESV / 1,227 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 11:9 ESV / 1,225 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 8:1 ESV / 1,216 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 Corinthians 15:34 ESV / 1,203 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 8:10 ESV / 1,172 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:3 ESV / 1,172 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:3 ESV / 1,166 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,

Hosea 4:6-7 ESV / 1,165 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 19:1-2 ESV / 1,144 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.

Proverbs 1:29 ESV / 1,116 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:1-35 ESV / 1,082 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. ...

Job 28:28 ESV / 1,078 helpful votes

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

James 3:17 ESV / 1,070 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.

Colossians 3:9-10 ESV / 1,060 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.

2 Peter 1:5-7 ESV / 1,049 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.

Romans 3:20 ESV / 1,033 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.

Proverbs 1:1-7:27 ESV / 1,031 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 1:2 ESV / 1,030 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:16 ESV / 1,029 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 1,020 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.

1 Peter 1:5-7 ESV / 1,018 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.

1 Peter 3:18 ESV / 990 helpful votes

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

Proverbs 3:7 ESV / 958 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:3 ESV / 957 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 913 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:2-3 ESV / 890 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.

Daniel 2:21 ESV / 888 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;

Genesis 2:17 ESV / 888 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.”

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 880 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 865 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.

Proverbs 15:33 ESV / 860 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 3:9 ESV / 852 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?”

Proverbs 9:10-12 ESV / 848 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life. If you are wise, you are wise for yourself; if you scoff, you alone will bear it.

Proverbs 4:7 ESV / 835 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 827 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 823 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,

Romans 11:2 ESV / 810 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?

Proverbs 2:1 ESV / 803 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 40:28 ESV / 794 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.

Daniel 12:4 ESV / 792 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.”

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 768 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 766 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 759 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.

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 708 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

Proverbs 19:8 ESV / 696 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:3 ESV / 692 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 Peter 1:2 ESV / 691 helpful votes

According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

1 Corinthians 13:2-3 ESV / 690 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. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

1 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 672 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.

Proverbs 19:2 ESV / 672 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:22 ESV / 647 helpful votes

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

John 8:32 ESV / 617 helpful votes

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

Job 12:12 ESV / 581 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:1-33 ESV / 576 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 13:10 ESV / 571 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 1:30 ESV / 552 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:22 ESV / 512 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 1:25 ESV / 510 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 506 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.

Proverbs 2:10-11 ESV / 431 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 23:23 ESV / 409 helpful votes

Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.

James 3:3 ESV / 400 helpful votes

If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well.

Genesis 4:1 ESV / 398 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.”

2 Peter 1:5 ESV / 397 helpful votes

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

Romans 1:25-28 ESV / 392 helpful votes

Because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 389 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Isaiah 11:9 ESV / 366 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.

Proverbs 4:5 ESV / 365 helpful votes

Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.

Philippians 3:8 ESV / 354 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

Hosea 6:6 ESV / 354 helpful votes

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

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