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2 Timothy 2:7 
Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.


Proverbs 14:16
One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless.


Proverbs 18:1 
Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment.


Proverbs 1:7 
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.


Proverbs 3:5 
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.


Daniel 1:17 
As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.


Galatians 4:9 
But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more?


Proverbs 4:6-7 
Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; love her, and she will guard you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.


1 Corinthians 3:18-20 
Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.”


1 Corinthians 1:17-26 
For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. ...


Jeremiah 9:23 
Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches,


Proverbs 21:20 
Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.


Proverbs 12:1 
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.


2 Timothy 1:7 
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.


John 8:12
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”


Daniel 12:3
And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.


Proverbs 15:33 
The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.


1 Timothy 6:20 
O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,”


Philippians 3:15 
Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.


1 Corinthians 2:6-16 
Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. ...


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