THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Genesis (Author Moses)

3:6And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

3:7And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

Job (Author Job and/or Moses)

4:18Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:

4:19How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?

4:20They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding it.

4:21Doth not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.

5:13He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.

11:2Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified?

11:12For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.

37:24Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart.

Proverbs (Author Solomon)

3:7Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

15:21Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

15:22Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

16:25There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

17:2A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

17:10A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

18:1Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

20:18Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

21:20There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

21:22A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

21:30There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

24:3Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:

24:4And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

24:5A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

24:6For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.

24:7Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

28:11The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

Ecclesiastes (Author Solomon)

1:18For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

2:1I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity.

2:2I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it?

2:3I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.

2:4I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards:

2:5I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits:

2:6I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees:

2:7I got me servants and maidens, and had servants born in my house; also I had great possessions of great and small cattle above all that were in Jerusalem before me:

2:8I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts.

2:9So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.

2:10And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour.

2:11Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.

2:12And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done.

2:13Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

2:14The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.

2:15Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.

2:16For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.

2:17Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

2:18Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.

2:19And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity.

2:20Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun.

2:21For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.

2:22For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun?

2:23For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity.

2:24There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.

2:25For who can eat, or who else can hasten hereunto, more than I?

2:26For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.

7:11Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.

7:12For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

7:13Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?

7:16Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?

7:17Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?

7:18It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.

7:19Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.

7:20For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

7:21Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee:

7:22For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.

7:23All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

7:24That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out?

7:25I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:

8:1Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

8:16When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)

8:17Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

10:2A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.

10:3Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.

10:10If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.

Isaiah (Author Isaiah)

5:21Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

28:24Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground?

28:25When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place?

28:26For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.

28:27For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.

28:28Bread corn is bruised; because he will not ever be threshing it, nor break it with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it with his horsemen.

28:29This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.

29:14Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

29:15Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?

29:16Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?

47:10For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.

47:11Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.

Jeremiah (Author Jeremiah)

8:7Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.

8:8How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain.

8:9The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?

9:23Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:

9:24But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

49:7Concerning Edom, thus saith the LORD of hosts; Is wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished?

Matthew (Author Matthew)

6:23But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

7:24Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

7:25And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

7:26And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

7:27And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

11:25At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

Luke (Author Luke)

10:21In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

16:8And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.

Romans (Author Paul)

1:21Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

1:22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

1:23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

1 Corinthians (Author Paul)

1:17For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

1:18For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

1:19For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

1:20Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1:21For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

1:22For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

1:23But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

1:24But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

1:25Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1:26For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

2:1And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

2:2For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

2:3And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

2:4And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

2:5That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

2:6Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

2:7But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

2:8Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

2:9But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

2:10But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

2:11For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

2:12Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

2:13Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

2:14But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

3:18Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

3:19For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

3:20And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

8:1Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

8:2And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.

2 Corinthians (Author Paul)

1:12For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

Colossians (Author Paul)

2:8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

1 Timothy (Author Paul)

6:20O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

6:21Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.



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