52 Bible Verses on the Importance of Godly Wisdom

52 Bible Verses on the Importance of Godly Wisdom

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The book of Proverbs is the one with most verses about godly wisdom in the Bible. There are several other Bible verses, however, that help us gain wisdom and understanding. That is also why personal development is critical to succeed in any endeavor.

My own experience has shown that it’s better to chase after wisdom than material gain. Having wisdom puts you in a position to make sound life decisions and attract the material gain.

This post covers a selection of Bible verses to help you understand the importance of seeking wisdom.

Here are 52 Bible verses to meditate on to attain wisdom:

  1. “And I, indeed I, have appointed with him Aholiab the son of Ahishamach, of the tribe of Dan, and I have put wisdom in the hearts of all the gifted artisans, that they may make all they have commanded you.” ~ Exodus 31:6
  2. “And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom and understanding, in knowledge and all manner of workmanship.” ~ Exodus 35:31
  3. “He has filled them with skill to do all manner of work of the engraver and the designer and the tapestry maker, in blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine linen, and of the weaver- those who do every work and those who design artistic works.” ~ Exodus 35:35
  4. “And Bezalel and Aholiab, and every gifted artisan in whom the Lord has put wisdom and understanding, to know how to do all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, shall do according to all that the Lord has commanded.” ~ Exodus 36:1
  5. “Now Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him; so the children of Israel heeded him, and did as the Lord had commanded Moses.” ~ Deuteronomy 34:9
  6. “Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?” ~ 1 Kings 3:9
  7. “And God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness of heart like the sand on the seashore.” ~ 1 Kings 4:29
  8. “So the Lord gave Solomon wisdom, as He had promised him; and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon, and the two of them made a treaty together.” ~ 1 Kings 5:12
  9. “Happy are your men and happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom!” ~ 1 Kings 10:8

  10. “So King Solomon surpassed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.” ~ 1 Kings 10:23
  11. “Wisdom and knowledge are granted to you; and I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as none of the kings have had who were before you, nor shall any after you have the like.” ~ 2 Chronicles 1:12
  12. “So King Solomon surpassed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom. And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.” ~ 2 Chronicles 9:22
  13. “With Him are wisdom and strength, He has counsel and understanding.” ~ Job 12:13
  14. “Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.” ~ Job 28:28
  15. “From where then does wisdom come? And where is the place of understanding?” ~ Job 28:20
  16. “My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall give understanding.” ~ Psalm 49:3
  17. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” ~ Proverbs 1:7
  18. “But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil.” ~ Proverbs 1:33
  19. “If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.” ~ Proverbs 2:4-5
  20. “She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.” ~ Proverbs 3:15

  21. “The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens.” ~ Proverbs 3:19
  22. “Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; love her, and she will keep you.” ~ Proverbs 4:6
  23. “A scoffer seeks wisdom and does not find it, but knowledge is easy to him who understands.” ~ Proverbs 14:6
  24. “Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding, but what is in the hearts of fools is made known.” ~ Proverbs 14:33
  25. “There is no [human] wisdom or understanding or counsel [that can prevail] against the Lord.” ~ Proverbs 21:30
  26. “Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established.” ~ Proverbs 24:3
  27. “The rod and rebuke give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.” ~ Proverbs 29:15
  28. “Whoever loves wisdom makes his father rejoice, but a companion of harlots wastes his wealth.” ~ Proverbs 29:3
  29. “And I set my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is grasping for the wind. For in much wisdom is much grief, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.” ~ Ecclesiastes 1:17-18
  30. “For God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and collecting, that he may give to him who is good before God. This also is vanity and grasping for the wind.” ~ Ecclesiastes 2:26-27
  31. “Wisdom is good with an inheritance, and profitable to those who see the sun.” ~ Ecclesiastes 7:11

  32. “Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten rulers of the city.” ~ Ecclesiastes 7:19
  33. “When I applied my heart to know wisdom and to see the business that is done on earth, even though one sees no sleep day or night, then I saw all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun.” ~ Ecclesiastes 8:16-17
  34. “Wisdom is better than weapons of war; but one sinner destroys much good.” ~ Ecclesiastes 9:18
  35. “With your wisdom and your understanding you have gained riches for yourself, and gathered gold and silver into your treasuries.” ~ Ezekiel 28:4
  36. “As for these four young men, God gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.” ~ Daniel 1:17
  37. “Daniel answered and said: ‘Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His.’” ~ Daniel 2:20
  38. “And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, ‘O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand.’” ~ Daniel 9:22
  39. “When He had come to His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished and said, ‘Where did this Man get wisdom and these mighty works?’” ~ Matthew 13:54
  40. “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” ~ Luke 2:52
  41. “Therefore the wisdom of God also said, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and persecute,’ that the blood of all the prophets which was shed from the foundation of the world may be required of this generation.” ~ Luke 11:49
  42. “And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and deeds.” ~ Acts 7:22

  43. “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counselor?” ~ Romans 11:33-34
  44. “For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.” ~ 1 Corinthians 1:26-27
  45. “And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” ~ 1 Corinthians 2:5
  46. “These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” ~ 1 Corinthians 2:13
  47. “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, ‘He catches the wise in their own craftiness’; and again, ‘The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.’” ~ 1 Corinthians 3:19
  48. “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.” ~ Ephesians 1:17-18
  49. “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” ~ 2 Timothy 2:15

  50. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.” ~ James 1:5
  51. “This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.” ~ James 3:15-16
  52. “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.” ~ James 3:17

I’m sure there are more wisdom Bible verses you can add here. Comment below:

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Sija Mafu is an Online Enthusiast, Personal Development Fan, Global Business owner and a Master in The Art of Living. Also as a devout Christian, his vision is to see young people take responsibility for their lives and create bright futures for themselves, their families and society at large.

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