I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
Lead me, LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies — make your way straight before me.
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who "have been called according to his purpose.
Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,
The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
Do not say, "Why were the old days better than these?" For it is not wise to ask such questions.
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.
Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.
For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel's father, and Ephraim is my firstborn son.
indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding,
then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.
For those who find me find life and receive favor from the LORD.
Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become "fools" so that you may become wise.
Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?
"To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
1 Then Job replied:
2 "Indeed, I know that this is true. But how can mere mortals prove their innocence before God?
3 Though they wished to dispute with him, they could not answer him one time out of a thousand.
4 His wisdom is profound, his power is vast. Who has resisted him and come out unscathed?
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
12 But where can wisdom be found? Where does understanding dwell?
13 No mortal comprehends its worth; it cannot be found in the land of the living.
14 The deep says, "It is not in me"; the sea says, "It is not with me."
15 It cannot be bought with the finest gold, nor can its price be weighed out in silver.
16 It cannot be bought with the gold of Ophir, with precious onyx or lapis lazuli.
17 Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels of gold.
18 Coral and jasper are not worthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.
19 The topaz of Cush cannot compare with it; it cannot be bought with pure gold.
20 Where then does wisdom come from? Where does understanding dwell?
21 It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing, concealed even from the birds in the sky.
22 Destruction "and Death say, "Only a rumor of it has reached our ears."
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.
The Sovereign LORD has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.
And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son." [^1]
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the LORD.
Yet he too is wise and can bring disaster; he does not take back his words. He will rise up against that wicked nation, against those who help evildoers.
Be very careful, then, how you live —not as unwise but as wise,
making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Wisdom's instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor.
The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.
let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance —
"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him — the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD —
and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears;
The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon's wisdom, and now something greater than Solomon is here.
By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place;
to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.
Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly "with your God.
All this also comes from the LORD Almighty, whose plan is wonderful, whose wisdom is magnificent.
For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.
Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance.
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.
How many are your works, LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.
Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. [^1]
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just.
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and "knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;
but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,
but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.
But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
Surely you need guidance to wage war, and victory is won through many advisers.
LORD, I know that people's lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.
I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king."
Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.
He told them, "Consider carefully what you do, because you are not judging for mere mortals but for the LORD, who is with you whenever you give a verdict.
and said: "Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his.
To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue.
To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.
The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.
You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,
in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
This will be my third visit to you. "Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses." [^1]
When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.
We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.
No, we declare God's wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.
The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly."
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
For your name's sake, LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
Teach me your way, LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools "despise wisdom and instruction.