Scriptures - Wisdom
With the aged [you say] is wisdom, and with length of days comes understanding.
But [only] with [God] are [perfect] wisdom and might; He [alone] has [true] counsel and understanding.
Behold, You desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart.
For the Lord gives skillful and godly Wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Get skillful and godly Wisdom, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation); do not forget and do not turn back from the words of my mouth.
Forsake not [Wisdom], and she will keep, defend, and protect you; love her, and she will guard you.
The beginning of Wisdom is: get Wisdom (skillful and godly Wisdom)! [For skillful and godly Wisdom is the principal thing.] And with all you have gotten, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation).
Prize Wisdom highly and exalt her, and she will exalt and promote you; she will bring you to honor when you embrace her.
Receive my instruction in preference to [striving for] silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold,
For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls, and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
I, Wisdom [from God], make prudence my dwelling, and I find out knowledge and discretion.
How much better it is to get skillful and godly Wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
He who gains Wisdom loves his own life; he who keeps understanding shall prosper and find good.
He who leans on, trusts in, and is confident of his own mind and heart is a [self-confident] fool, but he who walks in skillful and godly Wisdom shall be delivered.
God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to those who please him. But if a sinner becomes wealthy, God takes the wealth away and gives it to those who please him. This, too, is meaningless—like chasing the wind.
But our God formed the earth by his power and wisdom, and by his intelligence he hung the stars in space and stretched out the heavens.
But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.
For this world's wisdom is foolishness (absurdity and stupidity) with God, for it is written, He lays hold of the wise in their [own] craftiness.
[For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him,
By having the eyes of your heart flooded with
light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you,
and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones).
God's purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
This was his eternal plan, which he carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord.
For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things.
[For my concern is] that their hearts may be braced (comforted, cheered, and encouraged) as they are knit together in love, that they may come to have all the abounding wealth and blessings of assured conviction of understanding, and that they may become progressively more intimately acquainted with and may know more definitely and accurately and thoroughly that mystic secret of God, [which is] Christ (the Anointed One).
In Him all the treasures of [divine] wisdom (comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God) and [all the riches of spiritual] knowledge and enlightenment are stored up and lie hidden.
Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and dwell in you in [all its] richness, as you teach and admonish and train one another in all insight and intelligence and wisdom [in spiritual things, and as you sing] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with [His] grace in your hearts.
Make the most of your chances to tell others the Good News. Be wise in all your contacts with them.
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
If you want to know what God wants you to do, ask him, and he will gladly tell you, for he is always ready to give a bountiful supply of wisdom to all who ask him; he will not resent it.
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving, courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubts, wavering, and insincerity).