100 Bible Verses about Seeking Knowledge

James 1:5 ESV / 242 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 15:14 ESV / 208 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 182 helpful votes

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Proverbs 2:6 ESV / 164 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:15-24 ESV / 152 helpful votes

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before the great. The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him. The lot puts an end to quarrels and decides between powerful contenders. A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle. ...

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 143 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 140 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 / 139 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.

Proverbs 19:2 ESV / 115 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 1:17 ESV / 104 helpful votes

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,

Proverbs 24:5 ESV / 104 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:15 ESV / 94 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:5 ESV / 86 helpful votes

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

Psalm 111:10 ESV / 86 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 17:27 ESV / 84 helpful votes

Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

James 1:22 ESV / 83 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 81 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

James 3:17 ESV / 79 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 Samuel 2:3 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

2 Peter 3:18 ESV / 65 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.

1 Corinthians 8:1 ESV / 61 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 6:33 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

Romans 11:33 ESV / 57 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:12 ESV / 56 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.

Psalm 119:66 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:2-3 ESV / 54 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.

Colossians 1:9 ESV / 53 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 18:2 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

Job 28:28 ESV / 51 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 16:16 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:13 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

Psalm 19:2 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

Job 12:12 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:7 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 1:25 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

Daniel 12:4 ESV / 43 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.”

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

Daniel 2:21 ESV / 42 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;

2 Peter 1:5 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:22 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 39 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 13:10 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:1-33 ESV / 39 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 18:22 ESV / 37 helpful votes

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

John 14:6 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Proverbs 4:5 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Genesis 4:1 ESV / 35 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.”

John 10:14 ESV / 34 helpful votes

I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,

Proverbs 3:7 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 1:30 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

John 8:32 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 32 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,

Philippians 1:9 ESV / 32 helpful votes

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:3-6 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 31 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 Kings 3:9 ESV / 31 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?”

Colossians 2:3 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:10-11 ESV / 30 helpful votes

As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God.

Romans 1:19-20 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

Proverbs 1:4 ESV / 30 helpful votes

To give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth—

1 Corinthians 13:2 ESV / 29 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.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 29 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Psalm 51:6 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 28 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 15:33 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Psalm 63:1 ESV / 28 helpful votes

A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Psalm 37:30 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Psalm 10:4 ESV / 28 helpful votes

In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”

Psalm 9:10 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.

Deuteronomy 4:29 ESV / 28 helpful votes

But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.

1 Corinthians 13:12 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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.

Isaiah 40:28 ESV / 27 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 4:6-7 ESV / 27 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.

Genesis 2:17 ESV / 27 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.”

Philippians 3:8 ESV / 26 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

Romans 3:11 ESV / 26 helpful votes

No one understands; no one seeks for God.

Romans 1:20 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

John 15:13 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Proverbs 23:23 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

2 Timothy 3:1-17 ESV / 25 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. ...

Psalm 34:10 ESV / 25 helpful votes

The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

2 Timothy 3:15 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 24 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Amos 5:4 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For thus says the Lord to the house of Israel: “Seek me and live;

Proverbs 24:14 ESV / 22 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.

Hebrews 5:14 ESV / 21 helpful votes

But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

2 Timothy 3:7 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:29 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:2 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart,

Psalm 105:4 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Matthew 11:27 ESV / 20 helpful votes

All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

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