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Wisdom

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index
Wisdom

Of Joseph
Genesis 41:16; Genesis 41:25-39; Acts 7:10

Of Moses
Acts 7:22

Of Bezaleel
Exodus 31:3-5; Exodus 35:31-35; Exodus 36:1

Of Aholiab
Exodus 31:6; Exodus 35:34-35; Exodus 36:1

Of other skilled artisans
Exodus 36:2

Of women
Exodus 35:26

Of Hiram
1 Kings 7:14; 2 Chronicles 2:14

Of Solomon
1 Kings 3:12; 1 Kings 3:16-28; 1 Kings 4:29-34; 1 Kings 5:12; 1 Kings 10:24

Of Ethan, Heman, Chalcol, and Darda
1 Kings 4:31

Of the princes of Issachar
1 Chronicles 12:32

Of Ezra
Ezra 7:25

Of Daniel
Daniel 1:17; Daniel 5:14

Of Paul
2 Peter 3:15

Of the magi
Matthew 2:1-12

Spiritual wisdom

Unclassified scriptures relating to
Deuteronomy 32:29; Job 5:27; Job 8:8; Job 8:10; Job 12:2-3; Job 12:7-13; Job 12:16-17; Job 12:22; Job 28:12-28; Job 32:9; Job 42:5; Psalms 2:10; Psalms 9:10; Psalms 76:1; Psalms 107:43; Psalms 111:10; Proverbs 1:5; Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 1:20-33; Proverbs 2:1-20; Proverbs 3:13-26; Proverbs 3:34-35; Proverbs 4:4-13; Proverbs 4:18-22; Proverbs 5:12; Proverbs 7:2-4; Proverbs 8:1-36; Proverbs 9:1-6; Proverbs 9:9-12; Proverbs 10:8; Proverbs 10:13-14; Proverbs 10:21; Proverbs 10:23; Proverbs 11:12; Proverbs 11:9; Proverbs 12:1; Proverbs 12:8; Proverbs 12:15; Proverbs 13:14-16; Proverbs 14:18; Proverbs 14:6-8; Proverbs 14:16; Proverbs 14:33; Proverbs 15:7; Proverbs 15:14; Proverbs 15:2; Proverbs 15:33; Proverbs 16:16; Proverbs 16:20-24; Proverbs 17:10; Proverbs 17:24; Proverbs 18:15; Proverbs 19:8; Proverbs 19:20; Proverbs 21:11; Proverbs 22:17-21; Proverbs 23:12; Proverbs 23:19; Proverbs 23:23; Proverbs 24:13-14; Proverbs 28:5; Proverbs 28:7; Proverbs 29:3; Ecclesiastes 8:1; Ecclesiastes 8:5; Ecclesiastes 9:13-18; Ecclesiastes 10:12; Ecclesiastes 12:11; Isaiah 2:3; Isaiah 11:9; Isaiah 29:24; Isaiah 33:6; Jeremiah 9:23-24; Jeremiah 31:34; Daniel 11:32-33; Daniel 12:3-4; Daniel 12:10; Hosea 6:3; Hosea 6:6; Hosea 14:9; Matthew 6:22-23; Luke 11:34-36; Matthew 7:24-25; Matthew 11:19; Luke 7:35; Matthew 25:1-13; Mark 12:32-34; Luke 1:17; John 7:17; John 8:32; John 10:4; John 10:14; John 17:3; John 17:7-8; John 17:25; Acts 6:10; Romans 15:14; Romans 16:19; 1 Corinthians 2:6-16; 1 Corinthians 3:18; 1 Corinthians 8:3; 1 Corinthians 13:11; 1 Corinthians 14:20; 2 Corinthians 2:11; 2 Corinthians 8:7; Galatians 4:9; Ephesians 4:11-13; Ephesians 5:15-17; Philippians 3:7-8; Philippians 3:10; Colossians 3:10; Colossians 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:4-5; 1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Timothy 3:15; James 3:13; 1 John 4:6
Knowledge; Speaking, Wisdom in

Spiritual wisdom, from God:

General references
Exodus 4:11-12; Exodus 8:9-10; Deuteronomy 4:5-6; Deuteronomy 4:35-36; Deuteronomy 29:4; 1 Chronicles 22:12; Nehemiah 9:20; Job 4:3; Job 11:5-6; Job 22:21-22; Job 32:7-8; Job 33:16; Job 35:10-11; Job 36:22; Job 38:36-37; Psalms 16:7; Psalms 19:1-2; Psalms 25:8-9; Psalms 25:12; Psalms 25:14; Psalms 32:8; Psalms 36:9; Psalms 51:6; Psalms 71:17; Psalms 94:12; Psalms 112:4; Psalms 119:130; Proverbs 1:23; Proverbs 2:6-7; Proverbs 3:5-6; Ecclesiastes 2:26; Isaiah 11:1-3; Isaiah 30:21; Isaiah 42:6-7; Isaiah 42:16; Isaiah 48:17; Isaiah 54:13; Jeremiah 24:7; Daniel 1:17; Daniel 2:20-23; Matthew 11:25-27; Matthew 13:11; Matthew 16:16-17; Luke 1:76-79; Luke 12:11-12; Luke 21:15; Luke 24:32; Luke 24:45; John 1:1; John 1:4-5; John 1:7-9; John 1:17; John 6:45; John 8:12; John 8:31-32; John 9:5; John 9:39; John 12:46; John 14:7; John 16:13-14; John 17:6; John 17:26; John 18:37; Romans 1:19-20; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Corinthians 2:9-14; 1 Corinthians 12:8; 2 Corinthians 4:6; Philippians 3:15; Colossians 1:26-28; 2 Timothy 1:7; James 3:17; 2 Peter 1:2-5; 2 Peter 1:8; 2 Peter 1:12; 2 Peter 3:18; 1 John 2:20; 1 John 2:27; 1 John 5:20
God, Wisdom of

Prayer for spiritual wisdom:

General references
Numbers 27:21; Judges 20:18; 1 Kings 3:7; 1 Kings 3:9; 2 Chronicles 1:10; 1 Kings 8:36; Job 34:32; Psalms 5:8; Psalms 25:4-5; Psalms 27:11; Psalms 31:3; Psalms 39:4; Psalms 43:3; Psalms 86:11; Psalms 90:12; Psalms 119:12; Psalms 119:18-19; Psalms 119:26-27; Psalms 119:33-34; Psalms 119:66; Psalms 119:68; Psalms 119:73; Psalms 119:80; Psalms 119:124-125; Psalms 119:135; Psalms 119:144; Psalms 119:169; Psalms 119:171; Psalms 139:24; Ephesians 1:16-19; Ephesians 3:14-19; Ephesians 6:18-20; Philippians 1:9-10; Colossians 1:9-10; Colossians 2:1-3; Colossians 4:2-4; 2 Timothy 2:7; James 1:5
Desire, Spiritual

Worldly wisdom:

General references
Genesis 3:6-7; Job 4:18-21; Job 5:13; Job 11:2; Job 11:12; Job 37:24; Proverbs 3:7; Proverbs 15:21-22; Proverbs 16:25; Proverbs 17:2; Proverbs 17:10; Proverbs 18:1; Proverbs 20:18; Proverbs 21:20; Proverbs 21:22; Proverbs 21:30; Proverbs 24:3-7; Proverbs 28:11; Ecclesiastes 1:18; Ecclesiastes 2:1-26; Ecclesiastes 7:11-13; Ecclesiastes 7:16-25; Ecclesiastes 8:1; Ecclesiastes 8:16-17; Ecclesiastes 10:2-3; Ecclesiastes 10:10; Isaiah 5:21; Isaiah 28:24-29; Isaiah 29:14-16; Isaiah 47:10-11; Jeremiah 8:7-9; Jeremiah 9:23-24; Jeremiah 49:7; Matthew 6:23; Matthew 7:24-27; Matthew 11:25; Luke 10:21; Luke 16:8; Romans 1:21-23; 1 Corinthians 1:17-26; 1 Corinthians 2:1-14; 1 Corinthians 3:18-20; 1 Corinthians 8:1-2; 2 Corinthians 1:12; Colossians 2:8; 1 Timothy 6:20-21
Knowledge


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Wisdom

WISDOM, noun s as z. [G. See Wise.]

1. The right use or exercise of knowledge; the choice of laudable ends, and of the best means to accomplish them. This is wisdom in act, effect, or practice. If wisdom is to be considered as a faculty of the mind, it is the faculty of discerning or judging what is most just, proper and useful, and if it is to be considered as an acquirement, it is the knowledge and use of what is best, most just, most proper, most conducive to prosperity or happiness. wisdom in the first sense, or practical wisdom is nearly synonymous with discretion. It differs somewhat from prudence, in this respect; prudence is the exercise of sound judgment in avoiding evils; wisdom is the exercise of sound judgment either in avoiding evils or attempting good. Prudence then is a species, of which wisdom is the genus.

WISDOM gained by experience, is of inestimable value.

It is hoped that our rulers will act with dignity and wisdom; that they will yield every thing to reason, and refuse every thing to force.

2. In Scripture, human learning; erudition; knowledge of arts and sciences.

Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. Acts 7:10.

3. Quickness of intellect; readiness of apprehension; dexterity in execution; as the wisdom of Bezaleel and Aholiab. Exodus 31:3.

4. Natural instinct and sagacity. Job 39:17.

5. In Scripture theology, wisdom is true religion; godliness; piety; the knowledge and fear of God, and sincere and uniform obedience to his commands. This is the wisdom which is from above. Psalms 90:12. Job 28:12.

6. Profitable words or doctrine. Psalms 37:30.

The wisdom of this world, mere human erudition; or the carnal policy of men, their craft and artifices in promoting their temporal interests; called also fleshly wisdom 1 Corinthians 2:1. 2 Corinthians 1:12.

The wisdom of words, artificial or affected eloquence; or learning displayed in teaching. 1 Corinthians 1:17 and 2.


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Wisdom of Jesus, Son Sirach

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Wisdom, The, of Solomon

a, book of the Apocrypha, may be divided into two parts, the first, chs. 1-9, containing the doctrine of wisdom in its moral and intellectual aspects- the second, the doctrine of wisdom as shown in history. chs. 10-19. The first part contains the praise of wisdom as the source of immortality, in contrast with the teaching of sensualists; and next the praise of wisdom as the guide of practical and intellectual life, the stay of princes, and the interpreter of the universe. The second part, again, follows the action of wisdom summarily, as preserving God's servants, from Adam to Moses, and more particularly in the punishment of the Egyptians and Canaanites. Style and language .

The literary character of the book is most remarkable and interesting. In the richness and freedom of its vocabulary it most closely resembles the Fourth Book of Maccabees, but it is superior to that fine declamation in both power and variety of diction. The magnificent description of wisdom ch. 7.22-8.1, must rank among the noblest passages of human eloquence, and it would be perhaps impossible to point out any piece of equal length in the remains of classical antiquity more pregnant with noble thought or more rich in expressive phraseology. Doctrinal character.

The theological teaching of the book offers, in many respects, the nearest approach to the language and doctrines of Greek philosophy that is found in any Jewish writing up to the time of Philo. There is much in the views which it gives of the world of man and of the divine nature which springs rather from the combination or conflict of Hebrew and Greek thought than from the independent development of Hebrew thought alone. The conception is presented of the body as a mere weight and clog to the soul. ch, 9.15; contrast (2 Corinthians 5:1-4) There is, on the other hand no trace of the characteristic Christian doctrine of a resurrection of the body. The identification of the tempter, (Genesis 3:1) ... directly or indirectly with the devil, as the bringer "of death into the world" ch. 2.23, 24, is the most remarkable development of biblical doctrine which the book contains. Generally, too, it may be observed that, as in the cognate books, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, there are few traces of the recognition of the sinfulness even of the wise man in his wisdom, which forms in the Psalms and the prophets, the basis of the Christian doctrine of the atonement- yet comp. (Genesis 15:2) In connection with the Old Testament Scriptures, the book, as a whole, may be regarded as carrying on one step farther the great problem of life contained in Ecclesiastes and Job. Date.

From internal evidence it seems most reasonable to believe that the work was composed in Greek at Alexandria some time before the time of Philo-about 120-80 B.C. It seems impossible to study this book dispassionately and not feel that it forms one of the last links in the chain of providential connection between the Old and New Covenants. It would not be easy to find elsewhere any pre-Christian view of religion equally wide, sustained and definite.