The word: “Wisdom” as found in the Bible.

I think our lives would be better if we had more “Wisdom”.


  1. [3] 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.


  1. [3] And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
  2. [6] 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;


  1. [26] And all the women whose heart stirred them up in wisdom spun goats’ hair.
  2. [31] And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;
  3. [35] 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.


  1. [1] 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.
  2. [2] 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:


  1. [6] 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.


  1. [9] 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.


  1. [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.


  1. [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. [6] Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.


  1. [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. [29] And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.
  2. [30] And Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
  3. [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. [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. [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. [4] And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon’s wisdom, and the house that he had built,
  2. [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.
  3. [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.
  4. [8] Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.
  5. [23] So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.
  6. [24] And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.


  1. [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. [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.


  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. [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:
  3. [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.


  1. [3] And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,
  2. [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:
  3. [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.
  4. [7] Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom.
  5. [22] And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
  6. [23] And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart.


  1. [25] 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.


  1. [21] Doth not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.


  1. [13] Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?


  1. [6] 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.


  1. [2] No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.
  2. [12] With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
  3. [13] With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.
  4. [16] With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.


  1. [5] O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.


  1. [8] Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?


  1. [3] How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?


  1. [12] But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?
  2. [18] No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
  3. [20] Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?
  4. [28] And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.


  1. [7] I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.
  2. [13] Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.


  1. [33] If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.


  1. [35] Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.


  1. [5] Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.


  1. [36] Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?
  2. [37] Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,


  1. [17] Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.
  2. [26] Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?


  1. [30] The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.


  1. [3] My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.


  1. [6] Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.


  1. [12] So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.


  1. [24] O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.


  1. [22] To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.


  1. [10] 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.


  1. [5] To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.


  1. [2] To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
  2. [3] To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
  3. [7] The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
  4. [20] Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:


  1. [2] So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
  2. [6] For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
  3. [7] He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
  4. [10] When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;


  1. [13] Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
  2. [19] The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
  3. [21] My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:


  1. [5] Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
  2. [7] Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
  3. [11] I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.


  1. [1] My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:


  1. [4] Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:


  1. [1] Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
  2. [5] O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
  3. [11] For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
  4. [12] I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
  5. [14] Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.


  1. [1] Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
  2. [10] The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.


  1. [13] 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.
  2. [21] The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
  3. [23] It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
  4. [31] The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.


  1. [2] When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.


  1. [12] He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.


  1. [8] A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.


  1. [10] Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.


  1. [6] A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
  2. [8] The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
  3. [33] Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.


  1. [21] Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
  2. [33] The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.


  1. [16] How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!


  1. [16] Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
  2. [24] Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.


  1. [1] Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
  2. [4] The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.


  1. [8] He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.


  1. [30] There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.


  1. [4] Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
  2. [9] Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
  3. [23] Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.


  1. [3] Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
  2. [7] Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
  3. [14] 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.


  1. [3] Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.
  2. [15] The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.


  1. [3] I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.


  1. [26] She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.


  1. [13] 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.
  2. [16] 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.
  3. [17] And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.
  4. [18] For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.


  1. [3] 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.
  2. [9] So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.
  3. [12] 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.
  4. [13] Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.
  5. [21] 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.
  6. [26] 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.


  1. [11] Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.
  2. [12] 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.
  3. [19] Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.
  4. [23] All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.
  5. [25] 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:


  1. [1] 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.
  2. [16] 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:)


  1. [10] 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.
  2. [13] This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me:
  3. [15] 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.
  4. [16] Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
  5. [18] Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.


  1. [1] 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.
  2. [3] 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.
  3. [10] 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.


  1. [13] 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:


  1. [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 of the fear of the LORD;


  1. [14] 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.


  1. [6] And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.


  1. [10] 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.


  1. [9] 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?


  1. [23] 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:


  1. [12] 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.


  1. [7] Concerning Edom, thus saith the LORD of hosts; Is wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished?


  1. [15] 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.


  1. [4] With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:
  2. [5] By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:
  3. [7] 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.
  4. [12] 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.
  5. [17] 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.


  1. [4] 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.
  2. [17] 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.
  3. [20] And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.


  1. [14] 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:
  2. [20] Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:
  3. [21] 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:
  4. [23] 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.
  5. [30] 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.


  1. [11] 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;
  2. [14] 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.


  1. [9] 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.


  1. [7] And he shall sit next to Darius because of his wisdom, and shall be called Darius his cousin.


  1. [59] And said, From thee cometh victory, from thee cometh wisdom, and thine is the glory, and I am thy servant.
  2. [60] Blessed art thou, who hast given me wisdom: for to thee I give thanks, O Lord of our fathers.


  1. [23] And thou, Esdras, according to the wisdom of God ordain judges and justices, that they may judge in all Syria and Phenice all those that know the law of thy God; and those that know it not thou shalt teach.


  1. [4] So answered I and said, Swallow then down, O my soul, understanding, and devour wisdom.
  2. [52] For unto you is paradise opened, the tree of life is planted, the time to come is prepared, plenteousness is made ready, a city is builded, and rest is allowed, yea, perfect goodness and wisdom.


  1. [55] Thy life hast thou ordered in wisdom, and hast called understanding thy mother.


  1. [40] And I took it, and drank: and when I had drunk of it, my heart uttered understanding, and wisdom grew in my breast, for my spirit strengthened my memory:
  2. [47] For in them is the spring of understanding, the fountain of wisdom, and the stream of knowledge.


  1. [29] For this is not the first day wherein thy wisdom is manifested; but from the beginning of thy days all the people have known thy understanding, because the disposition of thine heart is good.


  1. [8] For we have heard of thy wisdom and thy policies, and it is reported in all the earth, that thou only art excellent in all the kingdom, and mighty in knowledge, and wonderful in feats of war.
  2. [20] Then her words pleased Holofernes and all his servants; and they marvelled at her wisdom, and said,
  3. [21] There is not such a woman from one end of the earth to the other, both for beauty of face, and wisdom of words.


  1. [3] Now when I asked my counsellors how this might be brought to pass, Aman, that excelled in wisdom among us, and was approved for his constant good will and steadfast fidelity, and had the honour of the second place in the kingdom,


  1. [4] For into a malicious soul wisdom shall not enter; nor dwell in the body that is subject unto sin.
  2. [6] For wisdom is a loving spirit; and will not acquit a blasphemer of his words: for God is witness of his reins, and a true beholder of his heart, and a hearer of his tongue.


  1. [11] For whoso despiseth wisdom and nurture, he is miserable, and their hope is vain, their labours unfruitful, and their works unprofitable:
  2. [15] For glorious is the fruit of good labours: and the root of wisdom shall never fall away.


  1. [9] But wisdom is the gray hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age.


  1. [9] Unto you therefore, O kings, do I speak, that ye may learn wisdom, and not fall away.
  2. [12] Wisdom is glorious, and never fadeth away: yea, she is easily seen of them that love her, and found of such as seek her.
  3. [15] To think therefore upon her is perfection of wisdom: and whoso watcheth for her shall quickly be without care.
  4. [20] Therefore the desire of wisdom bringeth to a kingdom.
  5. [21] If your delight be then in thrones and sceptres, O ye kings of the people, honour wisdom, that ye may reign for evermore.
  6. [22] As for wisdom, what she is, and how she came up, I will tell you, and will not hide mysteries from you: but will seek her out from the beginning of her nativity, and bring the knowledge of her into light, and will not pass over the truth.
  7. [23] Neither will I go with consuming envy; for such a man shall have no fellowship with wisdom.


  1. [7] Wherefore I prayed, and understanding was given me: I called upon God, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.
  2. [12] And I rejoiced in them all, because wisdom goeth before them: and I knew not that she was the mother of them.
  3. [15] God hath granted me to speak as I would, and to conceive as is meet for the things that are given me: because it is he that leadeth unto wisdom, and directeth the wise.
  4. [16] For in his hand are both we and our words; all wisdom also, and knowledge of workmanship.
  5. [22] For wisdom, which is the worker of all things, taught me: for in her is an understanding spirit holy, one only, manifold, subtil, lively, clear, undefiled, plain, not subject to hurt, loving the thing that is good quick, which cannot be letted, ready to do good,
  6. [24] For wisdom is more moving than any motion: she passeth and goeth through all things by reason of her pureness.
  7. [28] For God loveth none but him that dwelleth with wisdom.
  8. [30] For after this cometh night: but vice shall not prevail against wisdom.


  1. [1] Wisdom reacheth from one end to another mightily: and sweetly doth she order all things.
  2. [5] If riches be a possession to be desired in this life; what is richer than wisdom, that worketh all things?
  3. [17] Now when I considered these things in myself, and pondered them in my heart, how that to be allied unto wisdom is immortality;
  4. [21] Nevertheless, when I perceived that I could not otherwise obtain her, except God gave her me; and that was a point of wisdom also to know whose gift she was; I prayed unto the Lord, and besought him, and with my whole heart I said,


  1. [2] And ordained man through thy wisdom, that he should have dominion over the creatures which thou hast made,
  2. [4] Give me wisdom, that sitteth by thy throne; and reject me not from among thy children:
  3. [6] For though a man be never so perfect among the children of men, yet if thy wisdom be not with him, he shall be nothing regarded.
  4. [9] And wisdom was with thee: which knoweth thy works, and was present when thou madest the world, and knew what was acceptable in thy sight, and right in thy commandments.
  5. [17] And thy counsel who hath known, except thou give wisdom, and send thy Holy Spirit from above?
  6. [18] For so the ways of them which lived on the earth were reformed, and men were taught the things that are pleasing unto thee, and were saved through wisdom.


  1. [4] For whose cause the earth being drowned with the flood, wisdom again preserved it, and directed the course of the righteous in a piece of wood of small value.
  2. [8] For regarding not wisdom, they gat not only this hurt, that they knew not the things which were good; but also left behind them to the world a memorial of their foolishness: so that in the things wherein they offended they could not so much as be hid.
  3. [9] Rut wisdom delivered from pain those that attended upon her.
  4. [21] For wisdom opened the mouth of the dumb, and made the tongues of them that cannot speak eloquent.


  1. [5] Nevertheless thou wouldest not that the works of thy wisdom should be idle, and therefore do men commit their lives to a small piece of wood, and passing the rough sea in a weak vessel are saved.


  1. [7] As for the illusions of art magick, they were put down, and their vaunting in wisdom was reproved with disgrace.


  1. [1] All wisdom cometh from the Lord, and is with him for ever.
  2. [3] Who can find out the height of heaven, and the breadth of the earth, and the deep, and wisdom?
  3. [4] Wisdom hath been created before all things, and the understanding of prudence from everlasting.
  4. [5] The word of God most high is the fountain of wisdom; and her ways are everlasting commandments.
  5. [6] To whom hath the root of wisdom been revealed? or who hath known her wise counsels?
  6. [7] [Unto whom hath the knowledge of wisdom been made manifest? and who hath understood her great experience?]
  7. [14] To fear the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and it was created with the faithful in the womb.
  8. [16] To fear the Lord is fulness of wisdom, and filleth men with her fruits.
  9. [18] The fear of the Lord is a crown of wisdom, making peace and perfect health to flourish; both which are the gifts of God: and it enlargeth their rejoicing that love him.
  10. [19] Wisdom raineth down skill and knowledge of understanding standing, and exalteth them to honour that hold her fast.
  11. [20] The root of wisdom is to fear the Lord, and the branches thereof are long life.
  12. [24] He will hide his words for a time, and the lips of many shall declare his wisdom.
  13. [25] The parables of knowledge are in the treasures of wisdom: but godliness is an abomination to a sinner.
  14. [26] If thou desire wisdom, keep the commandments, and the Lord shall give her unto thee.
  15. [27] For the fear of the Lord is wisdom and instruction: and faith and meekness are his delight.


  1. [11] Wisdom exalteth her children, and layeth hold of them that seek her.
  2. [23] And refrain not to speak, when there is occasion to do good, and hide not thy wisdom in her beauty.
  3. [24] For by speech wisdom shall be known: and learning by the word of the tongue.


  1. [18] My son, gather instruction from thy youth up: so shalt thou find wisdom till thine old age.
  2. [22] For wisdom is according to her name, and she is not manifest unto many.
  3. [37] Let thy mind be upon the ordinances of the Lord and meditate continually in his commandments: he shall establish thine heart, and give thee wisdom at thine owns desire.


  1. [5] justify not thyself before the Lord; and boast not of thy wisdom before the king.


  1. [1] Wisdom lifteth up the head of him that is of low degree, and maketh him to sit among great men.
  2. [15] Wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of the law, are of the Lord: love, and the way of good works, are from him.


  1. [20] Blessed is the man that doth meditate good things in wisdom, and that reasoneth of holy things by his understanding. ing.


  1. [3] With the bread of understanding shall she feed him, and give him the water of wisdom to drink.
  2. [10] For praise shall be uttered in wisdom, and the Lord will prosper it.
  3. [18] For the wisdom of the Lord is great, and he is mighty in power, and beholdeth all things:


  1. [28] Every man of understanding knoweth wisdom, and will give praise unto him that found her.


  1. [18] The fear of the Lord is the first step to be accepted [of him,] and wisdom obtaineth his love.
  2. [20] The fear of the Lord is all wisdom; and in all wisdom is the performance of the law, and the knowledge of his omnipotency.
  3. [22] The knowledge of wickedness is not wisdom, neither at any time the counsel of sinners prudence.
  4. [23] There is a wickedness, and the same an abomination; and there is a fool wanting in wisdom.
  5. [24] He that hath small understanding, and feareth God, is better than one that hath much wisdom, and transgresseth the law of the most High.


  1. [30] Wisdom that is hid, and treasure that is hoarded up, what profit is in them both?
  2. [31] Better is he that hideth his folly than a man that hideth his wisdom.


  1. [11] He that keepeth the law of the Lord getteth the understanding thereof: and the perfection of the fear of the Lord is wisdom.
  2. [12] He that is not wise will not be taught: but there is a wisdom which multiplieth bitterness.
  3. [18] As is a house that is destroyed, so is wisdom to a fool: and the knowledge of the unwise is as talk without sense.


  1. [6] A tale out of season [is as] musick in mourning: but stripes and correction of wisdom are never out of time.
  2. [27] Who shall set a watch before my mouth, and a seal of wisdom upon my lips, that I fall not suddenly by them, and that my tongue destroy me not?


  1. [2] Who will set scourges over my thoughts, and the discipline of wisdom over mine heart? that they spare me not for mine ignorances, and it pass not by my sins:


  1. [1] Wisdom shall praise herself, and shall glory in the midst of her people.
  2. [25] He filleth all things with his wisdom, as Phison and as Tigris in the time of the new fruits.
  3. [34] Behold that I have not laboured for myself only, but for all them that seek wisdom.


  1. [5] O how comely is the wisdom of old men, and understanding and counsel to men of honour.
  2. [10] O how great is he that findeth wisdom! yet is there none above him that feareth the Lord.


  1. [11] The discourse of a godly man is always with wisdom; but a fool changeth as the moon.


  1. [4] Pour not out words where there is a musician, and shew not forth wisdom out of time.


  1. [8] The law shall be found perfect without lies: and wisdom is perfection to a faithful mouth.
  2. [9] A man that hath travelled knoweth many things; and he that hath much experience will declare wisdom.


  1. [20] There is one that sheweth wisdom in words, and is hated: he shall be destitute of all food.
  2. [21] For grace is not given, him from the Lord, because he is deprived of all wisdom.


  1. [24] The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure: and he that hath little business shall become wise.
  2. [25] How can he get wisdom that holdeth the plough, and that glorieth in the goad, that driveth oxen, and is occupied in their labours, and whose talk is of bullocks?


  1. [1] But he that giveth his mind to the law of the most High, and is occupied in the meditation thereof, will seek out the wisdom of all the ancient, and be occupied in prophecies.
  2. [10] Nations shall shew forth his wisdom, and the congregation shall declare his praise.


  1. [20] Wine and musick rejoice the heart: but the love of wisdom is above them both.


  1. [14] My children, keep discipline in peace: for wisdom that is hid, and a treasure that is not seen, what profit is in them both?
  2. [15] A man that hideth his foolishness is better than a man that hideth his wisdom.


  1. [21] He hath garnished the excellent works of his wisdom, and he is from everlasting to everlasting: unto him may nothing be added, neither can he be diminished, and he hath no need of any counsellor.


  1. [33] For the Lord hath made all things; and to the godly hath he given wisdom.


  1. [15] The people will tell of their wisdom, and the congregation will shew forth their praise.


  1. [26] God give you wisdom in your heart to judge his people in righteousness, that their good things be not abolished, and that their glory may endure for ever.


  1. [27] Jesus the son of Sirach of Jerusalem hath written in this book the instruction of understanding and knowledge, who out of his heart poured forth wisdom.
  2. [29] For if he do them, he shall be strong to all things: for the light of the Lord leadeth him, who giveth wisdom to the godly. Blessed be the name of the Lord for ever. Amen, Amen.


  1. [13] When I was yet young, or ever I went abroad, I desired wisdom openly in my prayer.
  2. [17] I profited therein, therefore will I ascribe glory unto him that giveth me wisdom.


  1. [9] Hear, Israel, the commandments of life: give ear to understand wisdom.
  2. [12] Thou hast forsaken the fountain of wisdom.
  3. [14] Learn where is wisdom, where is strength, where is understanding; that thou mayest know also where is length of days, and life, where is the light of the eyes, and peace.
  4. [23] The Agarenes that seek wisdom upon earth, the merchants of Meran and of Theman, the authors of fables, and searchers out of understanding; none of these have known the way of wisdom, or remember her paths.
  5. [28] But they were destroyed, because they had no wisdom, and perished through their own foolishness.


  1. [19] The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.


  1. [42] The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.


  1. [54] And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?


  1. [2] And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?


  1. [17] And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.


  1. [40] And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
  2. [52] And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.


  1. [35] But wisdom is justified of all her children.


  1. [31] The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
  2. [49] Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:


  1. [15] For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.


  1. [3] Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
  2. [10] And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.


  1. [10] And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.
  2. [22] And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.


  1. [33] O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!


  1. [17] For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
  2. [19] For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
  3. [20] Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
  4. [21] For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
  5. [22] For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
  6. [24] But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
  7. [30] But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:


  1. [1] And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
  2. [4] And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
  3. [5] That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
  4. [6] Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
  5. [7] But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
  6. [13] Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.


  1. [19] For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.


  1. [8] For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;


  1. [12] For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.


  1. [8] Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
  2. [17] That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:


  1. [10] To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,


  1. [9] For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
  2. [28] Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:


  1. [3] In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
  2. [23] Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.


  1. [16] Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.


  1. [5] Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.


  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.


  1. [13] Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
  2. [15] This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
  3. [17] But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.


  1. [15] And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;


  1. [12] Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.


  1. [12] Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.


  1. [18] Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.


  1. [9] And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.



Definition of wisdom

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1a : ability to discern inner qualities and relationships : insight
b : good sense : judgment
c : generally accepted belief challenges what has become accepted wisdom among many historians— Robert Darnton
d : accumulated philosophical or scientific learning : knowledge
2 : a wise attitude, belief, or course of action
3 : the teachings of the ancient wise men
Strong’s Greek: 4678. σοφία (sophia) — 51 OccurrencesMatthew 11:19 N-NFS
GRK: ἐδικαιώθη ἡ σοφία ἀπὸ τῶν
NAS: Yet wisdom is vindicated
KJV: sinners. But wisdom is justified of
INT: was justified the wisdom by theMatthew 12:42 N-AFS
GRK: ἀκοῦσαι τὴν σοφίαν Σολομῶνος καὶ
NAS: to hear the wisdom of Solomon;
KJV: to hear the wisdom of Solomon;
INT: to hear the wisdom of Solomon andMatthew 13:54 N-NFS
GRK: τούτῳ ἡ σοφία αὕτη καὶ
NAS: [did] this man [get] this wisdom and [these] miraculous powers?
KJV: this wisdom, and
INT: to this [man] the wisdom this andMark 6:2 N-NFS
GRK: τίς ἡ σοφία ἡ δοθεῖσα
NAS: and what is [this] wisdom given
KJV: what wisdom [is] this which is given
INT: what the wisdom that has been givenLuke 2:40 N-DFS
GRK: ἐκραταιοῦτο πληρούμενον σοφίᾳ καὶ χάρις
NAS: increasing in wisdom; and the grace
KJV: filled with wisdom: and
INT: became strong being filled with wisdom and [the] grace

Luke 2:52 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν τῇ σοφίᾳ καὶ ἡλικίᾳ
NAS: kept increasing in wisdom and stature,
KJV: Jesus increased in wisdom and stature,
INT: in wisdom and stature

Luke 7:35 N-NFS
GRK: ἐδικαιώθη ἡ σοφία ἀπὸ πάντων
NAS: Yet wisdom is vindicated by all
KJV: But wisdom is justified of
INT: was justified wisdom by all

Luke 11:31 N-AFS
GRK: ἀκοῦσαι τὴν σοφίαν Σολομῶνος καὶ
NAS: to hear the wisdom of Solomon;
KJV: to hear the wisdom of Solomon;
INT: to hear the wisdom of Solomon and

Luke 11:49 N-NFS
GRK: καὶ ἡ σοφία τοῦ θεοῦ
NAS: reason also the wisdom of God said,
KJV: said the wisdom of God,
INT: also the wisdom of God

Luke 21:15 N-AFS
GRK: στόμα καὶ σοφίαν ᾗ οὐ
NAS: you utterance and wisdom which
KJV: a mouth and wisdom, which all
INT: a mouth and wisdom which none

Acts 6:3 N-GFS
GRK: πνεύματος καὶ σοφίας οὓς καταστήσομεν
NAS: of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom
KJV: Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint
INT: of [the] Spirit and wisdom whom we will appoint

Acts 6:10 N-DFS
GRK: ἀντιστῆναι τῇ σοφίᾳ καὶ τῷ
NAS: to cope with the wisdom and the Spirit
KJV: to resist the wisdom and
INT: to resist the wisdom and the

Acts 7:10 N-AFS
GRK: χάριν καὶ σοφίαν ἐναντίον Φαραὼ
NAS: him favor and wisdom in the sight
KJV: and wisdom in the sight
INT: favor and wisdom before Pharoah

Acts 7:22 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ Αἰγυπτίων ἦν
NAS: in all the learning of the Egyptians,
KJV: in all the wisdom of the Egyptians,
INT: in all [the] wisdom of [the] Egyptians he was

Romans 11:33 N-GFS
GRK: πλούτου καὶ σοφίας καὶ γνώσεως
NAS: both of the wisdom and knowledge
KJV: both of the wisdom and
INT: of riches both of wisdom and knowledge

1 Corinthians 1:17 N-DFS
GRK: οὐκ ἐν σοφίᾳ λόγου ἵνα
NAS: but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech,
KJV: not with wisdom of words, lest
INT: not in wisdom of word that

1 Corinthians 1:19 N-AFS
GRK: Ἀπολῶ τὴν σοφίαν τῶν σοφῶν
KJV: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
INT: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise

1 Corinthians 1:20 N-AFS
GRK: θεὸς τὴν σοφίαν τοῦ κόσμου
NAS: made foolish the wisdom of the world?
KJV: made foolish the wisdom of this
INT: God the wisdom the world

1 Corinthians 1:21 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν τῇ σοφίᾳ τοῦ θεοῦ
NAS: For since in the wisdom of God
KJV: that in the wisdom of God
INT: in the wisdom of God

1 Corinthians 1:21 N-GFS
GRK: διὰ τῆς σοφίας τὸν θεόν
NAS: through its wisdom did not [come to] know
KJV: the world by wisdom knew not
INT: by the wisdom God

1 Corinthians 1:22 N-AFS
GRK: καὶ Ἕλληνες σοφίαν ζητοῦσιν
NAS: and Greeks search for wisdom;
KJV: the Greeks seek after wisdom:
INT: and Greeks wisdom seek

1 Corinthians 1:24 N-AFS
GRK: καὶ θεοῦ σοφίαν
NAS: of God and the wisdom of God.
KJV: of God, and the wisdom of God.
INT: and God’s wisdom

1 Corinthians 1:30 N-NFS
GRK: ὃς ἐγενήθη σοφία ἡμῖν ἀπὸ
NAS: became to us wisdom from God,
KJV: unto us wisdom, and righteousness,
INT: who was made wisdom to us from

1 Corinthians 2:1 N-GFS
GRK: λόγου ἢ σοφίας καταγγέλλων ὑμῖν
NAS: or of wisdom, proclaiming
KJV: or of wisdom, declaring
INT: of word or wisdom proclaiming to you

1 Corinthians 2:4 N-GFS
GRK: ἐν πειθοῖς σοφίας λόγοις ἀλλ’
NAS: words of wisdom, but in demonstration
KJV: words of man’s wisdom, but in
INT: in persuasive of wisdom words but

1 Corinthians 2:5 N-DFS
GRK: ᾖ ἐν σοφίᾳ ἀνθρώπων ἀλλ’
NAS: would not rest on the wisdom of men,
KJV: stand in the wisdom of men, but
INT: might be in wisdom of men but

1 Corinthians 2:6 N-AFS
GRK: Σοφίαν δὲ λαλοῦμεν
NAS: Yet we do speak wisdom among those
KJV: we speak wisdom among
INT: wisdom moreover we speak

1 Corinthians 2:6 N-AFS
GRK: τοῖς τελείοις σοφίαν δὲ οὐ
NAS: who are mature; a wisdom, however,
KJV: yet not the wisdom of this world,
INT: the mature wisdom moreover not

1 Corinthians 2:7 N-AFS
GRK: λαλοῦμεν θεοῦ σοφίαν ἐν μυστηρίῳ
NAS: God’s wisdom in a mystery,
KJV: But we speak the wisdom of God in
INT: we speak of God wisdom in a mystery

1 Corinthians 2:13 N-GFS
GRK: διδακτοῖς ἀνθρωπίνης σοφίας λόγοις ἀλλ’
NAS: by human wisdom, but in those taught
KJV: which man’s wisdom teacheth,
INT: taught of human wisdom words but

1 Corinthians 3:19 N-NFS
GRK: ἡ γὰρ σοφία τοῦ κόσμου
NAS: For the wisdom of this world
KJV: For the wisdom of this world
INT: the indeed wisdom the world

1 Corinthians 12:8 N-GFS
GRK: δίδοται λόγος σοφίας ἄλλῳ δὲ
NAS: the word of wisdom through
KJV: the word of wisdom;
INT: is given a word of wisdom to another moreover

2 Corinthians 1:12 N-DFS
GRK: οὐκ ἐν σοφίᾳ σαρκικῇ ἀλλ’
NAS: not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace
KJV: with fleshly wisdom, but by
INT: not in wisdom fleshly but

Ephesians 1:8 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ καὶ φρονήσει
NAS: on us. In all wisdom and insight
KJV: in all wisdom and prudence;
INT: in all wisdom and understanding

Ephesians 1:17 N-GFS
GRK: ὑμῖν πνεῦμα σοφίας καὶ ἀποκαλύψεως
NAS: to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation
KJV: the spirit of wisdom and
INT: to you [the] spirit of wisdom and revelation

Ephesians 3:10 N-NFS
GRK: ἡ πολυποίκιλος σοφία τοῦ θεοῦ
NAS: that the manifold wisdom of God
KJV: the church the manifold wisdom of God,
INT: the manifold wisdom of God

Colossians 1:9 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ καὶ συνέσει
NAS: spiritual wisdom and understanding,
KJV: in all wisdom and spiritual
INT: in all wisdom and understanding

Colossians 1:28 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ ἵνα παραστήσωμεν
NAS: with all wisdom, so
KJV: in all wisdom; that we may present
INT: in all wisdom that we might present

Colossians 2:3 N-GFS
GRK: θησαυροὶ τῆς σοφίας καὶ γνώσεως
NAS: the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
KJV: the treasures of wisdom and
INT: treasures of wisdom and of knowledge

Colossians 2:23 N-GFS
GRK: μὲν ἔχοντα σοφίας ἐν ἐθελοθρησκίᾳ
NAS: the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion
KJV: a shew of wisdom in
INT: indeed having of wisdom in voluntary worship

Colossians 3:16 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ διδάσκοντες καὶ
NAS: you, with all wisdom teaching
KJV: in all wisdom; teaching and
INT: in all wisdom teaching and

Colossians 4:5 N-DFS
GRK: Ἐν σοφίᾳ περιπατεῖτε πρὸς
NAS: Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward
KJV: in wisdom toward
INT: In wisdom walk toward

James 1:5 N-GFS
GRK: ὑμῶν λείπεται σοφίας αἰτείτω παρὰ
NAS: of you lacks wisdom, let him ask
KJV: of you lack wisdom, let him ask of
INT: of you lacks wisdom let him ask from

James 3:13 N-GFS
GRK: ἐν πραΰτητι σοφίας
NAS: his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.
KJV: with meekness of wisdom.
INT: in humility of wisdom

James 3:15 N-NFS
GRK: αὕτη ἡ σοφία ἄνωθεν κατερχομένη
NAS: This wisdom is not that which comes down
KJV: This wisdom descendeth not
INT: this the wisdom from above coming down

James 3:17 N-NFS
GRK: δὲ ἄνωθεν σοφία πρῶτον μὲν
NAS: But the wisdom from above is first
KJV: But the wisdom that is from above is
INT: but [the] from above wisdom first indeed

2 Peter 3:15 N-AFS
GRK: δοθεῖσαν αὐτῷ σοφίαν ἔγραψεν ὑμῖν
NAS: according to the wisdom given
KJV: according to the wisdom given
INT: having been given to him wisdom wrote to you

Revelation 5:12 N-AFS
GRK: πλοῦτον καὶ σοφίαν καὶ ἰσχὺν
NAS: and riches and wisdom and might
KJV: riches, and wisdom, and strength,
INT: riches and wisdom and strength

Revelation 7:12 N-NFS
GRK: καὶ ἡ σοφία καὶ ἡ
NAS: and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving
KJV: glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving,
INT: and wisdom and

Revelation 13:18 N-NFS
GRK: Ὧδε ἡ σοφία ἐστίν ὁ
NAS: Here is wisdom. Let him who has
KJV: is wisdom. Let him that hath
INT: Here the wisdom is He who

Revelation 17:9 N-AFS
GRK: ὁ ἔχων σοφίαν αἱ ἑπτὰ
NAS: which has wisdom. The seven
KJV: which hath wisdom. The seven heads
INT: which has wisdom The seven

Thayer’s Greek Lexicon

STRONGS NT 4678: σοφία

σοφία, σοφίας, (σοφός), Hebrew חָכְמָה, wisdom, broad and full intelligence (from Homer down); used of the knowledge of very diverse matters, so that the shade of meaning in which the word is taken must be discovered from the context in every particular case.a. the wisdom which belongs to men: universally, Luke 2:40, 52; specifically, the varied knowledge of things human and divine, acquired by acuteness and experience, and summed up in maxims and proverbs, as was σοφία τοῦ Σολομῶνος, Matthew 12:42; Luke 11:31; the science and learning τῶν Αἰγυπτίων, Acts 7:22 (cf. Winers Grammar, 227 (213) n.; Buttmann, § 134, 6); the art of interpreting dreams and always giving the sagest advice, Acts 7:10; the intelligence evinced in discovering the meaning of some mysterious number or vision, Revelation 13:18; Revelation 17:9; skill in the management of affairs, Acts 6:3; a devout and proper prudence in contact with men not disciples of Christ, Colossians 4:5; skill and discretion in imparting Christian truth, Colossians 1:28; Colossians 3:16; (2 Peter 3:15); the knowledge and practice of the requisites for godly and upright living, James 1:5; James 3:13, 17; with which σοφία ἄνωθεν κατερχομένη is put in contrast the σοφία ἐπίγειος, ψυχική, δαιμονιώδης, such as is the craftiness of envious and quarrelsome men. James 3:15, or σαρκικῇ σοφία (see σαρκικός, 1), craftiness, 2 Corinthians 1:12 (for the context shows that it does not differ essentially from the πανουργία of ; in Greek writings also σοφία is not infrequently used of shrewdness and cunning; cf. Passow (or Liddell and Scott), under the word, 2); the knowledge and skill in affairs requisite for the successful defense of the Christian cause against hostile accusations, Luke 21:15; an acquaintance with divine things and human duties, joined to a power of discoursing concerning them and of interpreting and applying sacred Scripture, Matthew 13:54; Mark 6:2; Acts 6:10; the wisdom or instruction with which John the Baptist and Jesus taught men the way to obtain salvation, Matthew 11:19; Luke 7:35 (on these passages, see δικαιόω, 2). In Paul’s Epistles: a knowledge of the divine plan, previously hidden, of providing salvation for men by the expiatory death of Christ, 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Corinthians 2:6; Ephesians 1:8 (Winer‘s Grammar, 111 (105f)); hence, all the treasures of wisdom are said to be hidden in Christ, Colossians 2:3; with the addition of Θεοῦ (genitive of the author), 1 Corinthians 1:24; 1 Corinthians 2:7; πνευματικῇ, Colossians 1:9; πνεῦμα σοφίας καί ἀποκαλύψεως, Ephesians 1:17; λόγος σοφίας, the ability to discourse eloquently of this wisdom, 1 Corinthians 12:8; opposed to this wisdom is — the empty conceit of wisdom which men make a parade of, a knowledge more specious than real of lofty and hidden subjects: such as the theosophy of certain Jewish Christians, Colossians 2:23; the philosophy of the Greeks, 1 Corinthians 1:21; 1 Corinthians 2:1; with τοῦ κόσμου added, 1 Corinthians 1:20; 1 Corinthians 3:19; τοῦ αἰῶνος τούτου, 1 Corinthians 2:6; τῶν σοφῶν, 1 Corinthians 1:19; ἀνθρώπων, 1 Corinthians 2:5 (in each of these last passages the word includes also the rhetorical art, such as is taught in the schools), cf. Fritzsche, Romans, vol. i, p. 67f; σοφία τοῦ λόγου, the wisdom which shows itself in speaking (R. V. wisdom of words), the art of the rhetorician, 1 Corinthians 1:17; λόγοι (ἀνθρωπίνης (so R in 1 Corinthians 1:4 (all texts in 1 Corinthians 1:13))) σοφίας, discourse conformed to philosophy and the art of rhetoric, 1 Corinthians 2:4, 13.

b. supreme intelligence, such as belongs to God: Revelation 7:12, also to Christ, exalted to God’s right hand, Revelation 5:12; the wisdom of God as evinced in forming and executing his counsels, Romans 11:33; with the addition of τοῦ Θεοῦ, as manifested in the formation and government of the world, and to the Jews, moreover, in the Scriptures, 1 Corinthians 1:21; it is called πολυποίκιλος from the great variety of ways and methods by which he devised and achieved salvation through Christ, Ephesians 3:10. In the noteworthy passage, Luke 11:49 (where Christ ascribes to ‘the wisdom of God’ what in the parallel, Matthew 23:34, he utters himself), the words σοφία τοῦ Θεοῦ εἶπεν seem to denote the wisdom of God which is operative and embodied as it were in Jesus, so that the primitive Christians, when to comfort themselves under persecution they recalled the saying of Christ, employed that formula of quotation (cf. 1 Corinthians 1:24, 30,etc.); but Luke, in ignorance of this fact, took the phrase for a part of Christ’s saying. So Eusebius (h. e. 3, 32, 8), perhaps in the words of Hegesippus, calls those who had personally heard Christ οἱ αὐταῖς ἀκοαῖς τῆς ἐνθεου σοφίας ἐπακοῦσαι κατηξιώμενοι; cf. Grimm in the Studien und Kritiken for 1853, p. 332ff. (For other explanations of the phenomenon, see the commentaries on Luke, the passage cited Cf. Schürer, Zeitgesch. § 33, V. 1 and references.) [SYNONYMS: on the relation of σοφία to γνῶσις see γνῶσις, at the end. “While σοφία is ‘mental excellence in its highest and fullest sense’ (Aristotle, eth. Nic. 6, 7), σύνεσις and φρόνησις are both derivative and special — applications of σοφία to details: σύνεσις, critical, apprehending the bearing of things, φρόνησις, practical, suggesting lines of action” (Lightfoot on Colossians 1:9); but cf. Meyer on Colossians, the passage cited; Schmidt, chapter 13 § 10; chapter 147 § 8. See σοφός, at the end]