Let us be Wise

James 1:5-6
5  If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
6  But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

James 3:13-18
13  Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
14  But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
15  This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
16  For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
17  But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
18  And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

Proverbs 1:1-5
1  The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
2  To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
3  To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
4  To give subtlety to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
5  A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

Proverbs 1:20-29
20  Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
21  She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
22  How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
23  Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
24  Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
25  But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
26  I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
27  When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
28  Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29  For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

Proverbs 2:1-5
1  My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
2  So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
3  Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
4  If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
5  Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 2:10-12
10  When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
11  Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
12  To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;

Proverbs 3:13-18
13  Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
14  For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
15  She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
16  Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
17  Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18  She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

Proverbs 4:7-9
7  Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
8  Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
9  She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

Proverbs 5:1-13
1  My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:
2  That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
3  For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
4  But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
5  Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
6  Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
7  Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.
8  Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:
9  Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:
10  Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;
11  And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
12  And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
13  And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

Proverbs 7:4-5
4  Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:
5  That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.

Proverbs 9:10-18
10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
11  For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.
12  If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.
13  A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.
14  For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
15  To call passengers who go right on their ways:
16  Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
17  Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
18  But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

Proverbs 10:13-14
13  In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
14  Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

Proverbs 11:8-12
8  The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.
9  An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
10  When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
11  By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
12  He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

Proverbs 12:1-7
1  Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.
2  A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.
3  A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
4  A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
5  The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
6  The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
7  The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

Proverbs 12:23-25
23  A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
24  The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
25  Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

Proverbs 15:2-16
2  The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
3  The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
4  A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
5  A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
6  In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
7  The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
8  The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
9  The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
10  Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
11  Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
12  A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
13  A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
14  The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
15  All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
16  Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.

Proverbs 17:27-28
27  He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
28  Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Proverbs 18:15
15  The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

Proverbs 19:1-2
1  Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
2  Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

Proverbs 6:23-29
23  For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
24  To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
25  Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
26  For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.
27  Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
28  Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?
29  So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

Proverbs 8:10-11
10  Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
11  For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

Proverbs 15:32-33
32  He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
33  The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

Proverbs 19:20
20  Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

Proverbs 23:12
12  Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

Proverbs 23:23
23  Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Proverbs 4:1-6
1  Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
2  For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
3  For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
4  He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
5  Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
6  Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

Psalms 34:11-19
11  Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
12  What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?
13  Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
14  Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
15  The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
16  The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17  The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
18  The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
19  Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

Proverbs 13:14
14  The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Proverbs 5:21-23
21  For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.
22  His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
23  He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Proverbs 20:24
24  Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

Psalms 37:23-24
23  The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
24  Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

1 Chronicles 28:9
9  And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

You can have all the wisdom in the world and still not act wisely!!

1 Kings 11:4
4  For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

Ecclesiastes 12:13
13  Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

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