Proverbs 8:1-21 - Wisdom Calls
1 Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice? 2 On top of the heights beside the way, Where the paths meet, she takes her stand; 3 Beside the gates, at the opening to the city, At the entrance of the doors, she cries out: 4 "To you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men. 5 "O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom. 6 "Listen, for I will speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will reveal right things. 7 "For my mouth will utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips. 8 "All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness; There is nothing crooked or perverted in them. 9 "They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge. 10 "Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold. 11 "For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her. 12 "I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion. 13 "The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate. 14 "Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine. 15 "By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice. 16 "By me princes rule, and nobles, All who judge rightly. 17 "I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me. 18 "Riches and honor are with me, Enduring wealth and righteousness. 19 "My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, And my yield better than choicest silver. 20 "I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice, 21 To endow those who love me with wealth, That I may fill their treasuries.
Proverbs 22:22-Proverbs 23:11 - Living With Your Neighbor
Proverbs 24:23-34 - More Sayings Of The Wise
Proverbs 26:1-28 - All About Fools
Proverbs 30:20-20 - About The Woman Who Commits Adultery
Proverbs 31:1-9 - The Oracle Of King Lemuel
Proverbs 8:1-21 - Wisdom Calls
Ecclesiastes 1:1-1 - Prologue
Ecclesiastes 2:17-26 - Is There Real Happiness In Life?
Ecclesiastes 3:1-9 - God Has Ordained The Ebb And Flow Of Human Activities
Ecclesiastes 4:1-3 - The Existence Of Oppression In The World Makes Human Existence Miserable
Ecclesiastes 5:8-9 - Powerful Bureaucrats Exploit The Helpless Poor
Wisdom, Human Importance
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"The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.
How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding.
"Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold. "For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.
The path of life leads upward for the wise That he may keep away from Sheol below.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death.
Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, But the discipline of fools is folly.
Know that wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off.
"Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
"Riches and honor are with me, Enduring wealth and righteousness.
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.
He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.
There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise, But a foolish man swallows it up. He who pursues righteousness and loyalty Finds life, righteousness and honor.
By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established;
For the shepherds have become stupid And have not sought the LORD; Therefore they have not prospered, And all their flock is scattered.
"Do not forsake her, and she will guard you; Love her, and she will watch over you.
"But he who listens to me shall live securely And will be at ease from the dread of evil."
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 He preserves the way of His godly ones.read more.
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back, But the lips of the wise will protect them.
He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But he who walks wisely will be delivered.
1 Kings 3:12
behold, I have done according to your words Behold, I have given you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you.
"Who has put wisdom in the innermost being Or given understanding to the mind?
Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.
Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding;
The heart of the wise instructs his mouth And adds persuasiveness to his lips.
Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;
Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.
Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.
Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law And keep it with all my heart.
To receive instruction in wise behavior, Righteousness, justice and equity;
I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths.
Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, But a man of understanding walks straight.
Listen, my son, and be wise, And direct your heart in the way.
"For My people are foolish, They know Me not; They are stupid children And have no understanding They are shrewd to do evil, But to do good they do not know."
Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; Whoever is discerning, let him know them For the ways of the LORD are right, And the righteous will walk in them, But transgressors will stumble in them.
For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,
For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.read more.
"Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. "Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. "For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them,read more.
The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit.
The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, But the naive go on, and are punished for it.
A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty.
"By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice. "By me princes rule, and nobles, All who judge rightly.
"Therefore, brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task.
'Choose wise and discerning and experienced men from your tribes, and I will appoint them as your heads.'
1 Kings 5:7
When Hiram heard the words of Solomon, he rejoiced greatly and said, "Blessed be the LORD today, who has given to David a wise son over this great people."
1 Chronicles 22:12
"Only the LORD give you discretion and understanding, and give you charge over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.
Now therefore, O kings, show discernment; Take warning, O judges of the earth.
To imprison his princes at will, That he might teach his elders wisdom.
By the transgression of a land many are its princes, But by a man of understanding and knowledge, so it endures.
And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied And they are shepherds who have no understanding; They have all turned to their own way, Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.
"Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.
1 Kings 3:28
When all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had handed down, they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.
1 Kings 3:9
"So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"
2 Chronicles 1:10
"Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this great people of Yours?"
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.
A wise king winnows the wicked, And drives the threshing wheel over them.
These also are sayings of the wise To show partiality in judgment is not good.
"Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time?
And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time?
1 Corinthians 6:5
I say this to your shame Is it so, that there is not among you one wise man who will be able to decide between his brethren,
My mouth will speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart will be understanding.
Wisdom shouts in the street, She lifts her voice in the square; At the head of the noisy streets she cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:
My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding;
Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice?
The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.
She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
"Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder for many days.
1 Corinthians 2:6-7
Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory;
We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,
He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof Will dwell among the wise.
Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,
Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.
The wise of heart will receive commands, But a babbling fool will be ruined.
He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise.
Listen to counsel and accept discipline, That you may be wise the rest of your days.
and rescued him from all his afflictions, and granted him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he made him governor over Egypt and all his household.
"So I took the heads of your tribes, wise and experienced men, and appointed them heads over you, leaders of thousands and of hundreds, of fifties and of tens, and officers for your tribes.
Now Joshua the son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him; and the sons of Israel listened to him and did as the LORD had commanded Moses.
2 Samuel 14:20
in order to change the appearance of things your servant Joab has done this thing. But my lord is wise, like the wisdom of the angel of God, to know all that is in the earth."
So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them with his skillful hands.
1 Kings 3:16-28
Then two women who were harlots came to the king and stood before him. The one woman said, "Oh, my lord, this woman and I live in the same house; and I gave birth to a child while she was in the house. "It happened on the third day after I gave birth, that this woman also gave birth to a child, and we were together. There was no stranger with us in the house, only the two of us in the house.read more.