Friday, March 02, 2018

Proverbs by topic - (1) Wisdom

This is the start of a concordance type study of the words in Proverbs from that book and others in the Bible. 

Job 28:12 - “But where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?
Job 28:20 - “From where, then, does wisdom come? And where is the place of understanding?

Wisdom is with God
Job 12:13 - “With God are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding.
Psalm 51:6 - Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
Psalm 51:6 - Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
Job 12:16 - With him are strength and psound wisdom;
Proverbs 2:6 - For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
James 1:5 - If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
Daniel 2:20 - Daniel answered and said:“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might.
Daniel 2:21 - He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;

Daniel 2:23 - To you, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for you have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we asked of you, for you have made known to us the king's matter.”

It is fear of the Lord
Job 28:28 - And he said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.’”
Psalm 111:10 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!
Proverbs 9:10 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

A gift for the one with whom God is pleased

Ecclesiastes 2:26 - For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given the business of gathering and collecting, only to give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Wisdom is with the aged
Job 12:12 Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days.

Job 32:7 - I said, ‘Let days speak, and many years teach wisdom.’

From the righteous
Psalm 37:30 - The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.Proverbs 1:2 - To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight,

Fools despise it
Proverbs 1:7 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Blessed to find
Proverbs 3:13 - Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,

Job 28:18 - No mention shall be made of coral or of crystal; the price of wisdom is above pearls.
Proverbs 4:5 - Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.
Proverbs 8:11 - for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.
Proverbs 4:7 - The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.
Proverbs 16:16 - How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
Proverbs 23:23 - Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.


James 3:17 - But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

James 3:13 - Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.
Goes with uprightness, righteousness Proverbs 2:7 - he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
Proverbs 10:31 - The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off.
Goes with prudence
Proverbs 8:12 - “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.
Goes with  understanding
Proverbs 10:13 - On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks sense.
Proverbs 10:23 - Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool, but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.
Goes with humilityProverbs 11:2 - When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.
Goes with taking advice
Proverbs 13:10 - By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.
Proverbs 19:20 - Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.
Goes with discernment

Proverbs 17:24 - The discerning sets his face toward wisdom, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

Gives future hope

Proverbs 24:14 - Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.
Preserves life
Ecclesiastes 7:12 - For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.
Ecclesiastes 7:19 Wisdom gives strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.
Lifts the looks

Ecclesiastes 8:1 - Who is like the wise? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.

Wisdom is deliverance
Proverbs 28:26 - Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.
Silence is wisdom
Job 13:5 - Oh that you would keep silent, and it would be your wisdom!

Better than force

Ecclesiastes 9:16 - But I say that wisdom is better than might, though the poor man's wisdom is despised and his words are not heard.
Ecclesiastes 9:18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.
Ecclesiastes 10:10 - If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge, he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to succeed.

Christ wiseLuke 2:40 - And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.
Luke 2:52 - And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.1 Corinthians 1:24 - but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 1:30 - And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemptionColossians 2:3 - in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

The Spirit of the LORD is wisdom

Isaiah 11:2 - 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 the fear of the LORD.

Church displays God's wisdom
Ephesians 3:10 - so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.

Hard to find
Ecclesiastes 1:17 - And I applied my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is but a striving after wind.
Ecclesiastes 1:18 - For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.
Man is not the sole source
Job 15:8 - Have you listened in the council of God? And do you limit wisdom to yourself?
 strength and sound wisdom; the deceived and the deceiver are his.
Wisdom trumped by God's purposeProverbs 21:30 - No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the LORD.

Fools cannot get it
Proverbs 24:7 Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the gate he does not open his mouth.
Comes from discipline

Proverbs 29:15 - The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

Not nostalgic
Ecclesiastes 7:10 - Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.

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