Wisdom               (wisdom is knowledge wisely applied)

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222 times in the KJV Bible

172 times in Old Testament

8   Exodus
2   Deuteronomy
14   1 Kings
1   1 Chronicles
9   2 Chronicles
1   Ezra
23   Job
8   Psalm
53   Proverbs
25   Ecclesiastes
5   Isaiah
5   Ezekiel
10   Daniel
1   Micah

50 times in New Testament

3   Matthew
1   Mark
7   Luke
1   Romans
15  1 Corinthians
1   2 Corinthians
3   Ephesians
6   Colossians
4   James
1   2 Peter
4   Revelation

Many of the references tell us that WISDOM comes from God and I believe one of the best references is found in  James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.


Exodus 28:3,31:3,6,35:26,31,35,36:1    (…whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom)

Deuteronomy 4:6,34:9  (…full of the spirit of wisdom)

2 Samuel 14:20,20:22  (…according to the wisdom of an angel of God)

1 Kings 2:6,3:28,4:29,30,34,5:12,7:14,10:4,6,7,8,23,24,11:14

                   (…And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding) 

1 Chronicles 22:12 (…Only the Lord give thee wisdom and understanding)

2 Chronicles 1:10,11,12,9:3,5,6,7,22,23 (…Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon)

Ezra 7:25 (…after the wisdom of thy God,)

Job 4:21,6:13,11:6,12:2,12,13,16,13:5,15:8,26:3,28:12,18,20,28:28,32:7,13,33:33,34:35,36:5,38:36,37,

39:17,26      (…Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom)

Psalm 37:30,49:3,51:6,90:12,104:24,105:22,111:10,136:5

                     (…The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom)

Proverbs 1:2,3,7,20,2:2,6,7,10,3:13,19,21,4:5,7,11,5:1,7:4,8:1,5,11,12,14,9:1,10,13,21,23,31,11:2,12,12:8,13:10,

14:6,8,33,15:21,33,16:16,17:16,24,18:1,4,19:8,21:30,23:4;9;23:23;24:3,7,14,29:3,15,30L3,31:26                                                      (…For the Lord giveth wisdom)

Ecclesiastes 1:13,16,17,18,2:3,9,12,13,2:21,267:11,12,19,23,25,8:1,16,9:10,13,15,16,18,10:1,3,10

(… Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly)

Isaiah 10:13,11:2,29:14,33:6,47:10   (…the spirit of wisdom and understanding)

Jeremiah 8:9,9:23,10:12,49:7,51:15   (…He hath established the world by his wisdom)

Ezekiel 28:4,5,7,12,17  (…With thy wisdom and with thine understanding)

Daniel 1:4,17,20,2:14,20,21,23,30,5:11,14  (…he giveth wisdom unto the wise,)

Micah 6:9 (…and the man of wisdom shall see thy name)

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Matthew 11:19,12:42,13:54  (…Whence hath this man this wisdom)

Mark 6:2 (…From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this )

Luke 1:17,2:40,52,7:35,11:31,49,21:15   (…And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature)

Acts 6:3,,7:10,22 (…full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom)

Romans 11:33 (…both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!)

1 Corinthians 1:17,19,20,21,22,24,30,2:1,4,5,6,7,13,3:19,12:8

(…I will destroy the wisdom of the wise)

2 Corinthians 1:12  (…not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God)

Ephesians 1:8,17,3:10 (…may give unto you the spirit of wisdom)

Colossians1:9,28,2:3,23,3:16,4:5 (…Walk in wisdom)

James 1:5,3:13,15,17  (…lack wisdom, let him ask of God)

2 Peter 3:15 (…according to the wisdom given unto him)

Revelation 5:12,7:12,13:18,17:9  (…Here is wisdom)


A complete study of the scripture (Listed above) will show that true wisdom is given from God and that man’s wisdom is utter foolishness.

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