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Bible Verses on Wisdom: 18 Helpful Scriptures for the Christian Believer

A Photo of A Leather-Bound Bible
(Photo : Dwight Stone/Flickr/CC) A photo of a leather-bound Bible taken on January 2010.

Wisdom is essential to the life of a Christian believer. An example of its importance is found in 2 Chronicles 1, when God asked King Solomon what he wanted. Solomon desired wisdom above wealth, possessions, honor, long life, and the death of his enemies. Apostle James wrote in an epistle of the New Testament that anyone who lacks wisdom can receive it from God, “who gives generously to all without finding fault.” Christianity Daily compiled a list of Bible verses on wisdom.

Bible Verses on Wisdom:

1. Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. - Ephesians 5:15-16

2. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. - James 1:5

3. 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. - James 3:17

4. Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions. - Ecclesiastes 7:10

5. How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver! - Proverbs 16:16

6. Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. - Proverbs 13:10

7. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. - Colossians 4:5-6

8. Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. - James 3:13

9. Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. - 1 Corinthians 3:18

10. When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. - Proverbs 11:2

11. The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper. - Proverbs 19:8

12. Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. - Psalm 90:12

13. Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. - Matthew 7:24

14. Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor. - Proverbs 15:33

15. The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin. - Proverbs 10:8

16. Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues. - Proverbs 17:28

17. “I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king.” - Daniel 2:23

18. All this also comes from the Lord Almighty, whose plan is wonderful, whose wisdom is magnificent. - Isaiah 28:29

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