100 Bible Verses about Wise Man

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 212 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 161 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:5 ESV / 128 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 101 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 78 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:1-33 ESV / 76 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 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 74 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.

Psalm 36:9 ESV / 72 helpful votes

For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.

Matthew 2:1 ESV / 71 helpful votes

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem,

James 1:5 ESV / 69 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.

Romans 14:1-23 ESV / 63 helpful votes

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. 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. ...

1 John 4:1 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Matthew 7:24-25 ESV / 60 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. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.

Proverbs 29:7 ESV / 60 helpful votes

A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.

Matthew 2:1-12 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: ...

Matthew 2:11 ESV / 56 helpful votes

And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

James 3:17 ESV / 55 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.

Matthew 2:12 ESV / 53 helpful votes

And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

James 1:20 ESV / 51 helpful votes

For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Matthew 7:24 ESV / 51 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 19:20 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 1:25 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:37 ESV / 48 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Matthew 2:2 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

1 John 3:17 ESV / 45 helpful votes

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

Matthew 5:5 ESV / 43 helpful votes

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Romans 12:21 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 41 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 13:10 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Matthew 2:1-23 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: ...

Proverbs 2:6 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:15-16 ESV / 36 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.

1 Corinthians 1:30 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:16 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Numbers 24:17 ESV / 34 helpful votes

I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near: a star shall come out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel; it shall crush the forehead of Moab and break down all the sons of Sheth.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 33 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

James 3:13 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:8 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:6-7 ESV / 32 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.

Job 12:12 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Colossians 4:5-6 ESV / 31 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.

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 30 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, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Matthew 2:1-2 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

Micah 5:2 ESV / 30 helpful votes

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.

Isaiah 9:6 ESV / 30 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 16:9 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:2-3 ESV / 29 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.

John 3:16 ESV / 29 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.

Ecclesiastes 2:26 ESV / 29 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 28:26 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:1 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 28 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.

Matthew 2:10 ESV / 28 helpful votes

When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 28 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 19:8 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:16 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

John 8:12 ESV / 27 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.”

John 3:16-17 ESV / 25 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.

Isaiah 19:12 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Where then are your wise men? Let them tell you that they might know what the Lord of hosts has purposed against Egypt.

Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 14:1 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Exodus 7:11 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Then Pharaoh summoned the wise men and the sorcerers, and they, the magicians of Egypt, also did the same by their secret arts.

Galatians 6:7 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

Genesis 41:8 ESV / 23 helpful votes

So in the morning his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was none who could interpret them to Pharaoh.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

John 10:10 ESV / 22 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 22 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Daniel 2:14 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Then Daniel replied with prudence and discretion to Arioch, the captain of the king's guard, who had gone out to kill the wise men of Babylon.

Proverbs 15:12 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

James 2:26 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Matthew 2:4 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.

Daniel 9:24-27 ESV / 21 helpful votes

“Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place. Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time. And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed. And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.”

Daniel 2:48 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Then the king gave Daniel high honors and many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon and chief prefect over all the wise men of Babylon.

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

John 16:33 ESV / 20 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:6 ESV / 20 helpful votes

A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.

Proverbs 13:11 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Revelation 12:4 ESV / 19 helpful votes

His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it.

John 14:6 ESV / 18 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.

John 8:32 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:28 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Daniel 2:23 ESV / 17 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 13:20 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 16 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.

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

John 11:25 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,

Isaiah 40:28 ESV / 14 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.

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