The Bible Quotes on Wisdom & Knowledge (37 Quotes)


    Even a fool when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

    Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

    Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

    ... we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

    The way of a fool is right in his own eyes but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.


    Wisdom is better than weapons of war but one sinner destroyeth much good.

    What ye know, the same do I know also I am not inferior unto you. Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God. But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value. O that ye would altogether hold your peace and it should be your wisdom.

    Wisdom is the wealth of the wise.

    Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.

    Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

    Charity suffereth long, and is kind charity envieth not charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail whether there be tongues, they shall cease whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

    For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead so that they are without excuse Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man ...

    There was a little city, and few men within it and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city yet no man remembered that same poor man. Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

    ... and of Christ In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

    This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof from such turn away. .... Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

    When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee.

    Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house and it fell not for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house and it fell and great was the fall of it.

    For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty....

    Great is our Lord, and of great power his understanding is infinite. The LORD lifteth up the meek he casteth the wicked down to the ground. Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving sing praise upon the harp unto our God Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

    A fool uttereth all his mind but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

    And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do and the God of peace shall be with you.

    Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free but Christ is all, and in all.

    Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment and a babbler is no better. The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.

    For the LORD giveth wisdom out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

    For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

    Wisdom is the principal thing therefore get wisdom, and with all thy getting get understanding,

    The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.

    Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

    And he gave some, apostles and some, prophets and some, evangelists and some, pastors and teachers For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.

    Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it but the instruction of fools is folly.


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