Wisdom

Here are the best verses we could find about wisdom.  Wisdom goes beyond knowledge, knowledge without experience or application is useless and pointless, and certainly not wisdom.  Wisdom does not necessarily come from age either.

 

Job 12:12 NLT

Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old.

 

Job 28:28 NKJV

Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.

 

Psalm 37:30 NLT

The godly offer good counsel; they teach right from wrong.

 

Proverbs 4:6-7

“Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.”

 

Job 12:12 NLT

Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old.

 

Job 28:28 NKJV

Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.

 

Psalm 37:30 NLT

The godly offer good counsel; they teach right from wrong.

 

Psalm 107:43 NIV

Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the LORD.

 

 

Psalm 111:10 NIV

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.

 

Proverbs 1:7 NLT

Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

 

Proverbs 3:7 NIV

Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.

 

Proverbs 4:6-7 NIV

Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

 

Ecclesiastes 7:12 NKJV

For wisdom is a defense as money is a defense, But the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it.

 

Ecclesiastes 8:1 NIV

Wisdom brightens a man’s face and changes its hard appearance.

 

Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV

The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.

 

1 Corinthians 1:18 NIV

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

 

1 Corinthians 1:19-21  NASB

For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will set aside.” Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

 

1 Corinthians 1:25 NIV

For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.

 

1 Corinthians 1:30 NIV

It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.

 

Colossians 2:2-3 NIV

My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

 

James 1:5 NIV

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

 

James 3:17 NIV

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

 

Proverbs 29:11 NIV

A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.

 

Proverbs 29:15 NLT

To discipline a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child.

 

Ecclesiastes 2:13 NLT

I thought, “Wisdom is better than foolishness, just as light is better than darkness.”

 

Ecclesiastes 2:26 NIV

To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God.