Verses with the word wisdom in the Old Testament (172 verses):
And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.
And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee;
And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats' hair.
And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;
Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work.
Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded.
And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it:
Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.
2 Samuel 14:20
To fetch about this form of speech hath thy servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth.
2 Samuel 20:22
Then the woman went unto all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri, and cast it out to Joab. And he blew a trumpet, and they retired from the city, every man to his tent. And Joab returned to Jerusalem unto the king.
1 Kings 2:6
Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.
1 Kings 3:28
And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.
1 Kings 4:29
And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.
1 Kings 4:30
And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
1 Kings 4:34
And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.
1 Kings 5:12
And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together.
1 Kings 7:14
He was a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.
1 Kings 10:4
And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,
1 Kings 10:6
And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.
1 Kings 10:7
Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard.
1 Kings 10:8
Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.
1 Kings 10:23
So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.
1 Kings 10:24
And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.
1 Kings 11:41
And the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon?
1 Chronicles 22:12
Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.
2 Chronicles 1:10
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?
2 Chronicles 1:11
And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:
2 Chronicles 1:12
Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.
2 Chronicles 9:3
And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,
2 Chronicles 9:5
And she said to the king, It was a true report which I heard in mine own land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom:
2 Chronicles 9:6
Howbeit I believed not their words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that I heard.
2 Chronicles 9:7
Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom.
2 Chronicles 9:22
And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
2 Chronicles 9:23
And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.
And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that know them not.
Doth not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.
Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?
And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.
No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.
With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.
O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.
Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?
How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?
But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?
No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.
Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.
If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.
Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.
Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.
Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?
Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,
Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.
Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?
The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:
Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.
My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:
Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:
Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.
Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.
How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.
Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.
The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.
I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.
And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.
For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.
So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.
And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done.
Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.
For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.
For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.
Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.
For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.
All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.
I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:
Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.
When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me:
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.
Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.
Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.
Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.
If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.
For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:
And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
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.
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.
For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.
The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?
Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
Concerning Edom, thus saith the LORD of hosts; Is wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished?
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.
With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:
By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:
Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.
Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.
Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the captain of the king's guard, which was gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon:
Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:
And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king's matter.
But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.
There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, I say, thy father, made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers;
I have even heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods is in thee, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in thee.
The LORD's voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.