100 Bible Verses about Seeking Wisdom

Here are 100 Bible verses about seeking wisdom, curated from both the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, King James Version, arranged from most to least relevant.

James 1:5 KJV

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.

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Proverbs 1:7 KJV

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

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Colossians 3:16 KJV

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Proverbs 8:11-12 KJV

11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. 12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

James 3:17 KJV

17 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.

Ephesians 1:17 KJV

17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

Luke 21:15 KJV

15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

Proverbs 3:13 KJV

13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

Proverbs 4:7 KJV

7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Romans 11:33 KJV

33 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!

Proverbs 17:27 KJV

27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Colossians 2:8 KJV

8 Beware 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.

Proverbs 16:16 KJV

16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Proverbs 19:20 KJV

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

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Proverbs 2:6 KJV

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

Ecclesiastes 7:1-29 KJV

1 A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. 4 The heart of …

1 Corinthians 2:13 KJV

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

1 John 4:1 KJV

1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Ecclesiastes 7:12 KJV

12 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.

John 5:30 KJV

30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

Matthew 13:11 KJV

11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

1 Corinthians 1:30 KJV

30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

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Psalm 90:12 KJV

12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

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Proverbs 13:10 KJV

10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Proverbs 11:2 KJV

2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

Proverbs 4:5 KJV

5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 12:15 KJV

15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

Matthew 5:22 KJV

22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Proverbs 29:11 KJV

11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

Ephesians 5:15-16 KJV

15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Ecclesiastes 7:25 KJV

25 I 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:

Psalm 111:10 KJV

10 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.

Matthew 7:24 KJV

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

Proverbs 19:8 KJV

8 He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

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1 Chronicles 16:11 KJV

11 Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.

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Proverbs 4:6-7 KJV

6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. 7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Proverbs 3:7 KJV

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

James 3:13 KJV

13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

John 14:6 KJV

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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Proverbs 15:12 KJV

12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.

1 John 2:1-29 KJV

1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He that saith, I know him, and …

Colossians 2:2-3 KJV

2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; 3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

1 Timothy 2:4 KJV

4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

1 Corinthians 1:25 KJV

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

Hebrews 11:6 KJV

6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

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Proverbs 8:22-23 KJV

22 The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. 23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

Proverbs 3:5 KJV

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

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Proverbs 1:5 KJV

5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

Proverbs 18:2 KJV

2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

Proverbs 15:33 KJV

33 The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

Proverbs 13:1 KJV

1 A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

Proverbs 21:5 KJV

5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

Psalm 37:30 KJV

30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

Job 28:28 KJV

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

Job 12:12 KJV

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

Hebrews 13:15 KJV

15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Luke 1:37 KJV

37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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Matthew 6:33 KJV

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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Colossians 4:5-6 KJV

5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. 6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Isaiah 28:29 KJV

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

Ecclesiastes 7:10 KJV

10 Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.

Colossians 3:1-25 KJV

1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. …

Acts 2:38 KJV

38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

John 8:32 KJV

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

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Daniel 2:23 KJV

23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter.

Ecclesiastes 2:26 KJV

26 For 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.

Proverbs 14:29 KJV

29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

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Colossians 1:9 KJV

9 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;

Colossians 1:1-29 KJV

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, 2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, 4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, …

Proverbs 23:23 KJV

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

Proverbs 15:22 KJV

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

Proverbs 10:23 KJV

23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

Proverbs 10:8 KJV

8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

Philippians 4:13 KJV

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Matthew 7:7 KJV

7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Isaiah 40:28 KJV

28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

Proverbs 9:10 KJV

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Psalm 107:43 KJV

43 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord.

1 Peter 5:8 KJV

8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Hebrews 11:1 KJV

1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Colossians 3:23 KJV

23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

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1 Corinthians 3:18 KJV

18 Let 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.

Romans 12:2 KJV

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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John 10:10 KJV

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

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Proverbs 13:3 KJV

3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

Proverbs 8:17 KJV

17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

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James 1:1-27 KJV

1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. 2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. …

Galatians 3:28 KJV

28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

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Proverbs 28:26 KJV

26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

Proverbs 18:15 KJV

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

2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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Matthew 7:7-8 KJV

7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Proverbs 24:14 KJV

14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

Proverbs 17:28 KJV

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 11:14 KJV

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

1 John 2:16 KJV

16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

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Ecclesiastes 7:5 KJV

5 It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.

Revelation 1:1-20 KJV

1 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: 2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. 3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things …

1 John 2:15 KJV

15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

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Proverbs 14:1 KJV

1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

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