100 Bible Verses about Knowledge

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 1,485 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:15 ESV / 1,456 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:6 ESV / 865 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:1 ESV / 825 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:10 ESV / 765 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:14 ESV / 751 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 24:5 ESV / 710 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:66 ESV / 695 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 664 helpful votes

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

Hosea 4:6 ESV / 611 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.

Hosea 4:6-7 ESV / 603 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 8:10 ESV / 594 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:18 ESV / 584 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.

Proverbs 24:14 ESV / 564 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.

Psalm 19:2 ESV / 541 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 532 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 1:5 ESV / 523 helpful votes

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

James 1:5 ESV / 500 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 / 481 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 3:1-35 ESV / 481 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. ...

Romans 11:33 ESV / 476 helpful votes

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

James 3:13 ESV / 449 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 1:17 ESV / 448 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 / 434 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 8:1 ESV / 433 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 1:18 ESV / 432 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:9 ESV / 425 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,

Proverbs 2:1-22 ESV / 419 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. ...

Isaiah 11:2 ESV / 407 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 1:29 ESV / 394 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 20:15 ESV / 382 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:3 ESV / 379 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,

Psalm 111:10 ESV / 374 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!

Ecclesiastes 7:12 ESV / 372 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.

Colossians 2:2 ESV / 365 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,

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 348 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. ...

Daniel 12:4 ESV / 340 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.”

Genesis 2:17 ESV / 334 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.”

Psalm 19:1-2 ESV / 330 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 / 329 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.

Proverbs 11:9 ESV / 320 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 1:5-7 ESV / 317 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.

James 3:17 ESV / 317 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.

1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 316 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 3:7 ESV / 307 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:22 ESV / 307 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:1-7:27 ESV / 302 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, ...

1 Corinthians 15:34 ESV / 301 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.

Romans 3:20 ESV / 300 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.

Hosea 6:6 ESV / 298 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:16 ESV / 298 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:5-7 ESV / 293 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.

Colossians 2:3 ESV / 288 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 3:9 ESV / 288 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?”

John 8:32 ESV / 286 helpful votes

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

Job 28:28 ESV / 285 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:3 ESV / 279 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 271 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.

Genesis 3:22 ESV / 262 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—”

Isaiah 11:9 ESV / 261 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 / 230 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:20 ESV / 228 helpful votes

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

Habakkuk 2:14 ESV / 221 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 201 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,

Proverbs 18:2 ESV / 194 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 1:2 ESV / 192 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:2 ESV / 189 helpful votes

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

Daniel 2:21 ESV / 188 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;

Proverbs 2:1 ESV / 183 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 181 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:2-3 ESV / 181 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.

Isaiah 40:28 ESV / 180 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.

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 178 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 173 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:8 ESV / 166 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:10-11 ESV / 164 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,

Job 12:12 ESV / 163 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:10 ESV / 160 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 158 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 1:1-33 ESV / 155 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 15:33 ESV / 154 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 149 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.

1 Corinthians 1:25 ESV / 144 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 144 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 Corinthians 1:30 ESV / 141 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 141 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:22 ESV / 135 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:7 ESV / 135 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 129 helpful votes

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

Philippians 3:8 ESV / 127 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

Genesis 4:1 ESV / 125 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 / 118 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:3 ESV / 118 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 / 118 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.

James 3:3 ESV / 117 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:7 ESV / 116 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 13:2-3 ESV / 116 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.

Romans 11:2 ESV / 113 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?

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 109 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, ...

Proverbs 9:10-12 ESV / 109 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.

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