53+ Bible Verses About Wisdom and Knowledge

Shaun Connell.
Last updated
October 16, 2023

The Bible, a beacon of eternal wisdom, has always been a guiding light for those seeking answers and understanding. Within its sacred pages, we find a wealth of knowledge that speaks to the heart, mind, and soul. With 56 Bible verses and 7 Christian quotes, this compilation aims to provide a deeper insight into the profound wisdom and knowledge that the scriptures offer. As you journey through these verses and reflections, you'll uncover a comprehensive understanding of the Christian perspective on wisdom and knowledge. So, let's embark on this enlightening voyage together, drawing closer to the divine truths that have shaped countless lives.

The Source of Wisdom

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding."

- Proverbs 9:10

"For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding."

- Proverbs 2:6

"The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility."

- Proverbs 15:33

"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding."

- Proverbs 4:7

"Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding."

- Proverbs 3:13

"The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit."

- Proverbs 14:8

"He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly."

- Proverbs 2:7

Wisdom in Action

"A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels."

- Proverbs 1:5

"The wisdom of the wise is their wealth, but the folly of fools brings folly."

- Proverbs 14:24

"Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established."

- Proverbs 24:3

"A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother."

- Proverbs 10:1

"He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly."

- Proverbs 14:29

"The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness."

- Proverbs 15:2

"Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known."

- Proverbs 14:33

The Value of Knowledge

"An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge."

- Proverbs 18:15

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee."

- Hosea 4:6

"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."

- James 3:17

"Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge."

- Proverbs 23:12

"Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish."

- Proverbs 12:1


"Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me."

- John 15:4

"Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

- John 8:31-32

The Contrast of Folly

"The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise."

- Proverbs 12:15

"A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes."

- Proverbs 18:6

"It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom."

- Proverbs 10:23

"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good."

- Psalm 14:1

"A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent."

- Proverbs 15:5

"A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame."

- Proverbs 12:16

"Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour."

- Proverbs 14:9

Wisdom's Divine Origin

"But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption."

- 1 Corinthians 1:30

"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."

- Ecclesiastes 2:26

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

- 1 Corinthians 3:19

"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."

- James 1:5

"But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory."

- 1 Corinthians 2:7

"Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein."

- Hosea 14:9

"Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?"

- Job 36:22

The Pursuit of Wisdom

"Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth."

- Proverbs 4:5

"How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!"

- Proverbs 16:16

"Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning."

- Proverbs 9:9

"Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life."

- Proverbs 4:13

"He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good."

- Proverbs 19:8

"Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom."

- Proverbs 23:4

"Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth."

- Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom's Rewards

"Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour."

- Proverbs 3:16

"When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee."

- Proverbs 2:10-11

"Blessed is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding."

- Proverbs 3:13

"Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city."

- Ecclesiastes 7:19

"Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace."

- Proverbs 3:17

"For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased."

- Proverbs 9:11

"The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly."

- Proverbs 14:24

Wisdom in Leadership

"By me kings reign, and princes decree justice."

- Proverbs 8:15

"Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety."

- Proverbs 11:14

"Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure."

- Isaiah 33:6

"Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?"

- 1 Kings 3:9

"Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men."

- Proverbs 22:29

"Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established."

- Proverbs 24:3

"The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days."

- Proverbs 28:16

Christian Quotes

"To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you."

- C.S. Lewis

"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

"Truth is the agreement of our ideas with the ideas of God."

- Jonathan Edwards

"God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile."

- Max Lucado

"Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right."

- Max Lucado

"God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies."

- Hudson Taylor

"The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays."

- Søren Kierkegaard


Throughout the ages, wisdom and knowledge have been sought after with great fervor, and the Bible remains a primary source of such divine insights. Embracing the wisdom of the scriptures enriches our lives, guiding us towards righteousness and understanding. As we reflect upon these verses and the insights of Christian thinkers, let us be inspired to seek wisdom in all our endeavors, drawing closer to the heart of God.

"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."

- Colossians 3:16

"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."

- James 3:17

"And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding."

- Job 28:28

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Written By:

Shaun Connell

Shaun Connell is a passionate Christian businessman and investor who lives in Texas. Shaun is a Reformed Baptist who believes that the Word of God should be used in every area of life.

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