100 Bible Verses about Wisdom Comes From Many Counselors

Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.

Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

Proverbs 24:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.

James 1:5 ESV / 8 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 24:3-4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

Proverbs 13:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Luke 14:28-30 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’

Proverbs 20:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Plans are established by counsel; by wise guidance wage war.

Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Psalm 73:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.

John 14:26 ESV / 5 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.

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 5 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.

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.

Proverbs 21:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.

Proverbs 6:6-8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Psalm 32:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

James 3:17 ESV / 4 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.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 4 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.

1 Corinthians 16:1-2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.

John 16:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

John 8:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Luke 12:16-21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ ...

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 11:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth.

Proverbs 27:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds,

Proverbs 27:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

Proverbs 24:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.

Proverbs 22:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

Proverbs 13:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

In everything the prudent acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.

Proverbs 12:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Psalm 119:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.

Psalm 25:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Genesis 41:34-36 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Let Pharaoh proceed to appoint overseers over the land and take one-fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt during the seven plentiful years. And let them gather all the food of these good years that are coming and store up grain under the authority of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them keep it. That food shall be a reserve for the land against the seven years of famine that are to occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land may not perish through the famine.”

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

1 Timothy 6:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Romans 14:5 ESV / 3 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.

Romans 1:1-32 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, ...

Luke 11:9-10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

Matthew 25:1-13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. ...

Jeremiah 10:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.

Isaiah 58:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

Isaiah 50:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.

Isaiah 48:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go.

Isaiah 30:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.

Isaiah 9:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Proverbs 25:28 ESV / 3 helpful votes

A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.

Proverbs 22:26-27 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Be not one of those who give pledges, who put up security for debts. If you have nothing with which to pay, why should your bed be taken from under you?

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

Proverbs 19:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.

Proverbs 14:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless.

Proverbs 13:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.

Proverbs 13:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

Proverbs 12:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 12:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

Proverbs 11:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.

Proverbs 6:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you.

Proverbs 3:9-10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.

Proverbs 3:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 2:6-9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints. Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path;

Proverbs 1:33 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.”

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Psalm 48:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

That this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.

Psalm 37:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way;

Psalm 37:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives;

Psalm 37:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!

Psalm 31:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name's sake you lead me and guide me;

Psalm 25:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Who is the man who fears the Lord? Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.

Psalm 16:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.

Psalm 1:1-3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.

3 John 1:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

James 3:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

James 1:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

Hebrews 6:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.

Hebrews 3:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

2 Timothy 2:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

1 Timothy 6:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment,

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

2 Thessalonians 3:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But test everything; hold fast what is good.

1 Thessalonians 4:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you,

1 Thessalonians 2:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 2 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.

Colossians 2:8 ESV / 2 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.

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