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Want to know what the Bible says about wisdom? Here are 408 Bible verses about wisdom from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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James 1:5 NIV
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.
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James 3:17 NIV
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.
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Proverbs 1:7 NIV
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
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Ephesians 5:15-17 NIV
15 Be very careful, then, how you live —not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
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Proverbs 19:20 NIV
Listen to advice and accept discipline,
    and at the end you will be counted among the wise.
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Proverbs 12:15 NIV
The way of fools seems right to them,
    but the wise listen to advice.
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Proverbs 10:23 NIV
A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes,
    but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.
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Colossians 3:16 NIV
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.
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Proverbs 18:15 NIV
The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge,
    for the ears of the wise seek it out.
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Proverbs 2:6 NIV
For the Lord gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
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Proverbs 17:27-28 NIV
27 The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint,
    and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.
28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
    and discerning if they hold their tongues.
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Proverbs 16:16 NIV
How much better to get wisdom than gold,
    to get insight rather than silver!
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Luke 21:15 NIV
For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.
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Proverbs 3:7 NIV
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
    fear the Lord and shun evil.
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Proverbs 9:10 NIV
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
    and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
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1 Corinthians 1:30 NIV
It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
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Ecclesiastes 8:1 NIV
Who is like the wise?
    Who knows the explanation of things?
A person’s wisdom brightens their face
    and changes its hard appearance.
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Proverbs 11:2 NIV
When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
    but with humility comes wisdom.
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Proverbs 4:6-7 NIV
6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
    love her, and she will watch over you.
7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
    Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
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James 3:13 NIV
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.
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