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91 Bible Verses About Lack of Knowledge

Here are 91 Bible verses about lack of knowledge from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Hosea 4:6 KJV

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

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Isaiah 5:13 KJV

Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.

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Romans 10:17 KJV

Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.

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John 8:32 KJV

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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1 John 5:4 KJV

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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Luke 11:28 KJV

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

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Hebrews 4:12 KJV

But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

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Romans 8:7 KJV

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

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Proverbs 1:7 KJV

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

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2 Peter 1:2-3 KJV

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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John 16:13 KJV

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

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Luke 4:4 KJV

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

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Job 36:12 KJV

And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

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John 3:16-17 KJV

But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.

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Psalms 111:10 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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James 1:5 KJV

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

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1 Corinthians 12:8 KJV

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.

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1 Timothy 2:5 KJV

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

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Proverbs 2:6 KJV

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

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Jeremiah 4:22 KJV

For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

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Psalms 119:66 KJV

For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

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1 Corinthians 6:3 KJV

Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.

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Hosea 4:1 KJV

Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

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Proverbs 18:15 KJV

Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

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Isaiah 55:1 KJV

The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

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Job 28:28 KJV

Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

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Ecclesiastes 7:12 KJV

And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

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Proverbs 10:21 KJV

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

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1 John 1:9 KJV

The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

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Proverbs 11:14 KJV

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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Revelation 22:18 KJV

Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

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2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV

For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

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Proverbs 3:7 KJV

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

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Proverbs 5:23 KJV

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

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2 Peter 3:18 KJV

He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

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John 17:3 KJV

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

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John 3:16 KJV

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

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Psalms 19:2 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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James 3:17 KJV

Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

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Romans 11:33 KJV

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

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Proverbs 16:22 KJV

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

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1 Corinthians 14:38 KJV

Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

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Hosea 6:6 KJV

But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

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Jeremiah 2:8 KJV

For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

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Isaiah 17:10 KJV

The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.

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Proverbs 19:2 KJV

Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:

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1 Kings 12:29 KJV

Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

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Malachi 2:7-8 KJV

And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.

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Malachi 2:1-3 KJV

For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts. But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.

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Jeremiah 8:7 KJV

And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you. If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart. Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.

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Colossians 1:9 KJV

Yea, 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.

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Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

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Mark 13:1 KJV

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

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Micah 2:7 KJV

And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!

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Isaiah 27:11 KJV

O thou that art named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the LORD straitened? are these his doings? do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly?

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Isaiah 3:12 KJV

When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.

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Isaiah 1:3 KJV

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

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1 Kings 12:31 KJV

The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

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Romans 10:1 KJV

And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.

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Mark 12:8-9 KJV

Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

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Matthew 21:41-45 KJV

And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.

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Matthew 15:14 KJV

They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.

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Jeremiah 5:21 KJV

Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

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Jeremiah 5:3-4 KJV

Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:

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Isaiah 45:20 KJV

O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return. Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.

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1 Samuel 2:12 KJV

Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.

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Exodus 19:6 KJV

Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD.

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Luke 20:16-18 KJV

And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

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Matthew 15:3-6 KJV

He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid. And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

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Zechariah 11:15-17 KJV

But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

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Zechariah 11:8-9 KJV

And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd. For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces. Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

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Hosea 4:14 KJV

Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me. Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another.

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Hosea 4:7 KJV

I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom, nor your spouses when they commit adultery: for themselves are separated with whores, and they sacrifice with harlots: therefore the people that doth not understand shall fall.

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Hosea 4:5 KJV

As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame.

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Daniel 2:21 KJV

Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy mother.

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Ezekiel 44:23 KJV

And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

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Ezekiel 31:2 KJV

And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

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Jeremiah 8:8-9 KJV

Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom art thou like in thy greatness?

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Isaiah 56:10-12 KJV

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

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Isaiah 28:7 KJV

His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.

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Proverbs 1:30-32 KJV

But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

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Psalms 119:139 KJV

They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

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Psalms 119:61 KJV

My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

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Job 12:12 KJV

The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.

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1 Kings 3:9 KJV

With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

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1 Samuel 3:12-15 KJV

Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

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Revelation 1:1 KJV

In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end. For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not. And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever. And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to shew Eli the vision.

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Malachi 2:9 KJV

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

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Genesis 4:1 KJV

Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.

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1 Corinthians 8:1 KJV

And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

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Proverbs 12:1-3 KJV

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

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