10 Bible Verses About Knowledge

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Have you asked God for wisdom or knowledge in prayer? King Solomon was noted as being one of the wisest men that ever lived.  The true wisdom that came from Solomon was his prayer to God asking for an understanding mind. Solomon asked for knowledge and God gave it to him! If you are seeking discernment or understanding in an area of your life, I pray that you would surrender it to God and ask Him to give you the knowledge and wisdom that only He can supply. These Bible verses are about knowledge, wisdom and discernment. They are just a small sample of the number of Bible verses and readings you can find on this subject. I pray this sparks your interest to look up these passages and read the context they were taken from.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge


Proverbs 2:10-11  for wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you,

Fear of The Lord

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

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.'”

Prayer For Wisdom and Knowledge

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.

Biblical Example of Praying for Wisdom- Solomon

1 Kings 3:5-12  At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.” And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant David my father, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you. And you have kept for him this great and steadfast love and have given him a son to sit on his throne this day. And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of David my father, although I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in.  And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, too many to be numbered or counted for multitude. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?” It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. And God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you.


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;

Psalm 119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.

Proverbs 16:22 Good sense is a fountain of life to him who has it, but the instruction of fools is folly.

Proverbs 1:5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,

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.

Christian Quotes About Knowledge

The ultimate ground of faith and knowledge is confidence in God.  ~ Charles Hodge

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.  ~ Charles Spurgeon

The Bible was not given to increase our knowledge but to change our lives.  ~ D.L. Moody

Knowledge is power.  ~ Francis Bacon

Knowledge is but folly unless it is guided by grace.  ~ George Herbert

I pray that these knowledge Bible verses were helpful to you today. Please add any of your favorite Bible verses on this topic to the comments so this may become a better resource for those that find it.



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kishor sagar February 26, 2012 at 9:32 pm

dear bro
nice to hear fro you that God is using you for his purpose may God blessed you by his power and streanth


Petra Elise March 2, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Thank you so much for posting these verses. They were an excellent help for me and what I was writing.

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.” Psalm 111:10


David Robinson November 21, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I used this to tell some one on FB about the Lord, thank you, Need your prayers for this young man


Boma Ivy May 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm

A very inspiring and informative piece.
More grace.


SAM chacko May 11, 2012 at 2:28 am

Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.

Pray for me to get good knowledge, I love the above verses in my life, Let God bless the children of God abundently.


Carla ziegler July 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Perfect timing!!! Thank you so much! God is always prompt! Love Him!!!


Jose August 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Thanks for posting this verses.

“Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you.”


Gregory Barr August 13, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Thanks for getting the word out there.
Do you have any input on how I might explain why God forbade man (Adam) from eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil?


Larry December 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm

There was a tree of life and a tree of death in the garden. The tree of death represents man pursuing evil that is called good, self will. The fig leaves were man’s plan of salvation that Cain followed offering fruits and vegetables on the altar that ends with eternal death. God gave them the skins of animals as a covering for their nakedness (lost condition) until a better sacrifice (Jesus) would be given. Those in Christ rose from the grave with him at that time. (It is so sure.)


Ope Popoola December 1, 2018 at 6:28 am

The issue was that they were not to eat of the tree of life because the time is not right the time will come when they (Adam) will be mature enough to eat but they disobeyed


Jack Wellman December 1, 2018 at 10:17 am

Thank you for your comment, but the issue was that they disobeyed God and paid the consequences for disobeying and lost their chance for eternal life, so it had nothing to do with the maturity of Adam but the disobedience of Adam. Please read Gen 1-3.


Frederick Ferguson August 22, 2012 at 9:50 pm

thank you for giving us these verses


Pamela Rose Williams August 29, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I just want to acknowledge all of these great and encouraging comments on this page. Thank you all for stopping in and feel free to visit again real soon.


Alex September 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Knowledge,wisdom and understanding is from God our father ask and you shall receive.


Alex September 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Knowledge,wisdom and understanding is from God our father ask and you shall receive.may God bless you all


Peter Omagu October 21, 2012 at 2:45 am

May the good Lord continue to give you people the wisdom, power, resources and enablement to do exploit in His great work. Remain blessed in the Lord.


derrick November 16, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Amen liking the blog first time checking it out I have questions,could you email me [email protected]


Leslie Hurt November 29, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Thank you for the blog. It gives me great comfort knowing that so many love the Lord our God.


Ashok Sonam February 22, 2013 at 12:32 pm

praise the lord! for his mercy onto us…


Chanhthu Thach March 10, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Thank you for this wonderful blog. It has really open my eyes to the meaning of knowledge with GOD.


Peter Tura April 17, 2013 at 9:43 am

Thank you very much, very inspiring and touches my heart deeply!


beauty April 27, 2013 at 11:01 am

To know my Lord was my wisdome.I kept knowing Him an still m doing it..this is my knowledge.knowing Him is my understanding.


brian hudson June 10, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Likes this page:)


dougy August 11, 2013 at 10:02 am

thanks brother


Jennifer October 24, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I was googling ‘Praying for Wisdom’ and this was on the top searches. I just want to say thank you, and like some on here have said, it was perfect timing when I read these.


TGPrentice April 24, 2014 at 10:45 pm

I consider the verses of Proverbs 2:2-7 crucial in seeking wisdom, knowledge and understanding. It is written, ” …if my people fail, it will be due to lack of knowledge.”
My quest for wisdom begin in search of “What does God want me to have knowledge of.” My phrased has shorten to “What God wants me to know.” In search of wisdom, we are to desire it so strongly we cry out to God for it. Also, beg and try with all our heart to gain understanding. Only the Lord gives them. w w w.God2Jesus2Me


Pieter Richard April 21, 2015 at 8:43 am

thanks brother it helps a lot and God bless you…


Basant Kewat July 19, 2015 at 4:31 am



john kimani November 12, 2015 at 12:19 am

May we always have a reason to seek knowledge from God ,who graciously promises by the power of the Holy Spirit through His son Jesus Christ.


Sophia Anderson February 18, 2016 at 9:38 am

I love the LORD!! He is my rock!


Zola Majoro July 6, 2016 at 9:50 pm

I ask for prayers l ask GOD to give me wisdom and knowledge in my work place I have been undermined for the rest of my life because l lack wisdom plead saints


OSEBE December 1, 2016 at 11:12 pm

God is the doer of everything. may he shower everyone who takes his/her precious time with the spirit of: wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Thank you lord for inspiring you all for your comments.
A Osebe


Thomas Kilgore November 21, 2017 at 12:17 am

read 2 timothy 2:15 and become obediant to Gods word and through faith feeding the spirit and not the flesh and a little fasting and seeking God through his word with disipline in your life God will mold you into the man or woman he originally wanted you to be doing his good work leading and teaching others through you magnifying his will for all of us to do in the precious name of Jesus Christ to His glory so he can use you to your most fullest potential.with his wisdom and knowledge.that none of us die and go to hell but live with Him in paradise. Amen


Sonu April 24, 2020 at 7:44 am

Hello sir,
I’ve a question.
When Jesus prayed, to whom was he addressing his prayers?

Could you please explain?

Thank you.


Jack Wellman April 24, 2020 at 9:30 am

He prayed and alway spoke to the Father, as we are commanded to do in the Lord’s Prayer.


Enock Mwanza December 8, 2020 at 9:42 pm

May my Lord give me wisdom so that i should run my grocerly shop in a Godly way,thanks for the bible verses concerning wisdom


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