The entire Bible is full of wisdom. Here are a few of our favorite verses. Let these verses be an inspiration to you.
Wisdom Bible Verses
Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart.
Psalm 119:34 (NIV)
But if any of you needs wisdom, you should ask God for it. He is generous to everyone and will give you wisdom without criticizing you.
James 1:5 (NCV)
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 1
Timothy 6:7 (NKJV)
When Jesus heard that, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.
Matthew 9:12-13 (NKJV)
Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong.” Wait for the Lord to handle the matter.
Proverbs 20:22 (NLT)
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.
Ecclesiastes 2:26 (NLT)
So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.
James 2:17 (NLT)
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
Luke 6:37 (NET)
People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the Lord.
Proverbs 19:3 (NLT)
It is the Lord who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding. 7 He provides help and protection for those who are righteous and honest.
Proverbs 2:6-7 (GNT)
Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
1 Corinthians 3:8 (NKJV)
God once said, “Let the light shine out of the darkness!” This is the same God who made his light shine in our hearts by letting us know the glory of God that is in the face of Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:6 (NCV)
Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.
Proverbs 13:4 (NLT)
Ask the Lord to bless your plans, and you will be successful in carrying them out.
Can any of you live a bit longer by worrying about it?
Matthew 6:27 (GNT)
Jesus answered, “What is humanly impossible is possible for God.”
Luke 18:27 (GNT)
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Do your own work well, and then you will have something to be proud of. But don’t compare yourself with others.
Galatians 6:4 CEV
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NLT)
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
Hebrews 12:1 (NLT)
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, (NLT)
History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.
Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NLT)
Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone.
1 Thessalonians 5:14 NLT
Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old. But true wisdom and power are found in God; counsel and understanding are his.
Job 12:12-13 (NLT)
Behold, You desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart.
Psalm 51:6 (AMP)
You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.
2 Timothy 3:15-16 (NLT)
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)
Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.
Matthew 6:19-20 (NLT)
This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24 (NKJV)
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.
If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;
if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;
if it is to encourage, then give encouragement;
if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,
do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
Romans 12:6-8 (CEV)
For your heart will always be where your riches are.
Matthew 6:21 (GNT)
Truth, wisdom, learning, and good sense — these are worth paying for, but too valuable for you to sell.
Proverbs 23:23 (TEV)
Finishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride. Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.
Ecclesiastes 7:8-9 (NLT)
When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.
Romans 12:13 (NLT )
A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump; a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree.
Proverbs 11:28 (MSG)
It is better to get wisdom than gold, and to choose understanding rather than silver!
Proverbs 16:16 (NCV)