15 Wisdom Quotes From The Bible

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There are many gems of wisdom and knowledge throughout the Bible. Here are just a few examples of the words of wisdom which can be found in God’s word. If someone wanted to study the concept of wisdom in-depth in the Bible, then starting with the book of Proverbs is recommended. Proverbs was mostly written by Solomon, the man to whom the Bible says God gave great wisdom.

15 Of My Favorite Scripture Passages on Wisdom

Job 12:12 “With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.”

Job 28:28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.”

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth  forever.”

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

Microsoft Word - Document1Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”

Proverbs 4:5-7Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”

Proverbs 11:2He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.”

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”

Proverbs 14:8The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.”

Proverbs 16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!”

Proverbs 29:15 “The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.”

Ecclesiastes 7:12 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.”

James 1:5 , 6If 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. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”

James 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.

The Bible says in Psalm 1 that a person who meditates on God’s Word will be blessed. The wisdom of the Bible will help guide a person to avoid wrong friends and influences. Meditating—memorizing, studying and thinking about—brings the promise of being like a tree planted by a river. The person will have the life-giving nourishment that God provides through His Word. A further promise to that person is that God will guide their way in life.

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Sources: youtube.com  Song Above All by Michael W. Smith; The Holy Bible, King James Version (KJV)

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Mary Chande Mhhone October 19, 2011 at 11:49 am

Thank you for the wise quotes I feel so inspired and spiritually touched


mandlenkosi gumede December 27, 2011 at 9:50 am

Thank you for changing my life.


Judith Ann Crouch April 19, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I am trying to find the footnotes on the difference between wisdom and knowledge in the Life Application Study Bible.
I think it is stated clearly in Proverbs, but not sure. My Life Application Study Bible was stolen and I would like to find this footnote definition. Thanks, Judy


Ernest Locklear May 5, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Hi judy, My name is Ernest Locklear Iwas courious as to why you are looking for the difference in wisdom and knowledge. thanks Ernie


Earlvin May 3, 2021 at 1:17 pm

Knowledge is gained by learning. Knowledge in action turns into experience. Your experiences translate into wisdom. Wisdom provides discernment to make rightful decisions and choices.

One does not act until a thought first arise. Wisdom will discern you to take the right action on your thoughts. Even if the decision is made to not take action on a thought.


Jack Wellman May 3, 2021 at 3:20 pm

Hello Earlvin. Thank you for your comment. Biblical or godly wisdom comes from the fear of God. The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, so says the Bible, so you cannot even begin to approach any wisdom unless you have a fear of God, meaning a holy, reverential fear and respect for God and His Word. All other wisdom is of the world. Wisdom begins with fearing God and God alone imparts wisdom.


Aboh pascal May 9, 2012 at 9:59 am

Wish to read to know i get experience


Bukky May 17, 2012 at 3:29 am

i want 2 know 4 things a christian should do in a society.


Anthony Sia November 23, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Hi , I am Anthony Sia from Malaysia , can i answer your question ?


Bukky May 17, 2012 at 3:39 am

I want 2 know the 2 that commited suicide in the bible


promise June 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm

matthew chapter6:1
be careful not to do your’acts of righteousness’ before men,to be seen by them.if you do,you will have no reward from your Father in heaven


adedayo omoobaorun June 13, 2012 at 11:41 am

It is well with my soul


Wilson June 26, 2012 at 10:34 am

Thank you. I am blessed by word of God about wisdom. I shared with our Jesus saves children home. Thanks a lot. With prayer, M.wilson.


owoseni Segun July 15, 2012 at 11:16 am

am api readn 4m yo article, am blessed. Tanx.


Daniel August 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Thanks. It gives me a chance to know wisdom & i always seek that.


godfrey amateshe August 18, 2012 at 12:03 am

thanx may u b blessed


stephenas Quoibia September 13, 2012 at 4:52 am

this is the best thin i have hard on the internet it gave me so much wisdom, i pray gad blesses you gais and see yous in haven


Abraham October 5, 2012 at 6:22 am

I’m bless with the scripture given, i now know where and how to get wisdom. Thanks.


Abraham October 5, 2012 at 6:26 am

I’m worried with something, that is I talk a lot and i do not know sometime whether I do make sense or not. help me out.


Ilos September 30, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Hi, I would suggest to ask God for wisdom, because it is written in the book of James, he that lacks wisdom should ask God for wisdom. Why not studding books about controlling the tongue, you will gain information and insight which will help you to make the right decision. Recognize your personality type, and turn it into your strength. Hope is helpful. God bless


honie October 11, 2012 at 8:15 am

i want to know some proverbs in the bible that has relative pronouns


David Peach October 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Hopefully someone else can help. I looked up what relative pronouns mean and I’m still confused. I am not sure what you are looking for.


rahul October 31, 2012 at 5:15 am

what is wisdom?


Khushboo November 9, 2012 at 7:34 am

Just loving and knowing Jesus in truth is wisdom. You follow Him whole heartedly with the little you know. Thats wisdom. He is our wisdom. How do you think God made so many imperfect jews as scientists and great businessmen? Or how do you think America rose to great heights? It was not because they were most intelligent. It was because they followed living God like children.


Anthony Sia November 23, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Knowledge and wisdom are two different terms . You may have knowledge but wisdom may not in you . Wisdom is the ability to use your knowledge to do the RIGHT thing. A person with wisdom will know how to choose and pick what is good and glory to the God . May God bless you !


Khushboo November 24, 2012 at 11:08 am



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michelle December 9, 2012 at 10:55 pm

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Elison Muchemedzi December 14, 2012 at 7:43 pm

This is quite helpful. Thank u.


Elison Muchemedzi December 14, 2012 at 7:43 pm

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iloduba arinze February 3, 2013 at 2:58 pm

God is good.


Quikser B martin February 24, 2013 at 2:17 am



Timothy Vukomanovic March 8, 2013 at 10:03 am

There are many beautiful chapters on the nature, purpose, obtaining, and benefits of Wisdom contained in Jesus Bin Sarach also know as Ben Sira or Sirach, Ecclesiasticus(not Ecclesiastes)
1:1 All wisdom comes from the Lord,
She is with him for ever.
The sands of the sea, the drops of rain,
the days of eternity–who can count them?
The height of the sky, the dreadth of the earth,
the depth of the abyss–who can explore them?
Wisdom was created before everything,
prudent understanding subsists from remotest ages.
For whom has the root of wisdom ever been uncovered?
Her resourceful ways, who knows them?
One only is wise, terrible indeed,
seated on his throne, the Lord.
It was he who created, inspected and weighed her up,
and then poured her out on all his works–
as much to each living creature as he chose–
bestowing her on those who love him.

Another section I particularly like is in Sirach 6

Wisdom is true to her name
she is not accessible to many.
Listen, my child, and take my advice,
do not reject my counsel:
put your feet into her fetters,
and your neck into her collar;
offer your shoulder to her burden,
do not be impatient or her bonds;
court her with all your soul,
and with all your might keep in her ways;
search for her, track her down: she will reveal herself;
once you hold her, do not let her go.
For in the end you will find rest in her
and she will take the form of joy for you:
her fetters you will find a mighty defense,
her collars, a precious necklace.
Her yoke will be a golden ornament,
and her bonds be purple ribbons;
you will wear her like a robe of honour,
you will put her on like a crown of joy.

For those who wish to know more of the nature of wisdom, her role and obtaining a portion of her I recommend the book of Sirach found in Bibles(orthodox, catholic, NSRV with apocrypha, Full KJV with apocrypha). Teachings of wisdom are done in a beautiful poetic form. Have attached links to King James Version for those who would like to read.


ISIORDU JOHN FESTUS May 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm

wisdom rule the world, it is wisdom that a principal thing not knowledge.


yakubu felix May 24, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Thank you for for all those reference you showed me


Nicholas June 20, 2013 at 3:52 am

Can you help my wife and I with the right words for her daughter , she is making such terrible decisions , she says maybe I’ll die as if she is living on the edge , reckless thinking , she doesn’t seem to care about her body , her sins , as if she wants to do things wrong on purpose , it is driving us crazy , and I think she enjoys that maybe , she accuses us of not caring , we test her with questions , she was asked if we gave her a car would she give us a break , and she said yes , like she is trying to compel us to aid her in wrong decisions .


ELYM ELYM March 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm

GLORY BE TO GOD for ALL his goodness,praise honor and Allahallalujaah be to God ALMIGHTY fir all eternity,Allahallalujaah be to Jesus our king and Lord, Allahallalujaah be to the Holy Spirit of God forever guiding the.saints with wisdom, glory allahallalujahh be to blessed mercy and Grace for all eternity, saints of God don’t you just want to¶i just want praise HIM,praise his holy name,¶just want to praise him praise his holy name¶just have to praise him praise his holy name¶ if.Jesus touched you and still does shout ALLALUJAAAAHHHH PLEASE IN JESUS NAME,BE BLESSED BELOVED BY GOD ALMIGHTY AS HIS WILL IS DONE ON EARTH AS WELL AS HEAVEN:-)


Eno Asuquo November 7, 2014 at 3:25 am

wisdom is he principal thing,therefore get wisdom,in all thy geting get understanding. the words of the bible are very rich and are vey important to any body who want to prspe in life.


festus July 3, 2015 at 7:37 pm

infact am a kenyan aged 22years now; but i have a challenge in my life that,i like men and have tried to my level best abstain but its turning to be very hard to stop it what can i do really and i love the lord as my saviour?


uche iheanyi ochor July 16, 2015 at 1:31 pm

wisdom is the rightful application of knowledge.


Juan July 27, 2016 at 8:33 am

Knowledge is useful in this world but has nothing to do with wisdom. When the mind is empty of knowledge then Wisdom unfolds naturally. To Cleanse the mind is to prepare the ground for wisdom to unfold..
God bless you.


Juan July 27, 2016 at 8:29 am

You must understand that Flesh and Blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. If you really want to be free from those feelings then surrender your life to Jesus, put your trust in him and he will show you the way. We all need a direct experience; spiritually speaking. Concentrate on the Lord and everything else will fall into place.
God bless you.


Talina Anderson August 3, 2016 at 2:30 am

Hi am Talina of Solomon islands, i am so grateful to read all these beautiful scriptures. I have the interest reading these scriptures and praying to have them abide in me. I am pleased to hear from few of the comments given above.



clarence November 21, 2016 at 10:49 am

Knowledge is worthless without comprehension/understanding.


Favour June 9, 2020 at 5:47 pm

Thank you Jesus for saving my life,our God Almighty is real I got an accident I survived it nothing happened to me and am sound and healthy, glory be to God Almighty


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