Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Christianity 39 Bible Verses About Wisdom to Protect You Share Flipboard Email Print Essential Bible Verses Introduction Personal Growth Courage Work and Motivation Forgiveness Comfort Integrity Inspiration Wisdom Faith Family and Relationships Family Friendship Love God Is Love Sexual Immorality Birth Weddings Gratitude Holidays and Important Events Birthdays Thanksgiving Christmas New Year Father's Day Mother's Day Easter Graduation Funerals Learn Religions / Vin Ganapathy By Mary Fairchild Mary Fairchild Facebook Twitter Christianity Expert General Biblical Studies, Interdenominational Christian Training Center Mary Fairchild is a full-time Christian minister, writer, and editor of two Christian anthologies, including "Stories of Calvary." Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on May 11, 2020 The Bible says in Proverbs 4:6-7, "Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding." All of us can use a guardian angel to watch over us. Knowing that wisdom is available as a source of protection, we would do well to spend a little time meditating on Bible verses about wisdom. This collection is compiled here to quickly help you gain wisdom and understanding by studying God's Word on the topic. Bible Verses About Wisdom Job 12:12Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old. (NLT) Job 28:28Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding. (NKJV) Psalm 37:30The godly offer good counsel; they teach right from wrong. (NLT) Psalm 107:43Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the LORD. (NIV) Proverbs 1:7Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. (NLT) Proverbs 3:7Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. (NIV) Proverbs 4:6-7Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. (NIV) Proverbs 10:13Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding, but a rod is for the back of him who is devoid of understanding. (NKJV) Proverbs 10:19When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. (NIV) Proverbs 11:2When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. (NIV) Proverbs 11:30The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise. (NIV) Proverbs 12:18Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. (NIV) Proverbs 13:1A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke. (NIV) Proverbs 13:10Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. (NIV) Proverbs 14:1The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. (NIV) Proverbs 14:6The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning. (NIV) Proverbs 14:8The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception. (NIV) Proverbs 14:33Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding, but what is in the heart of fools is made known. (NKJV) Proverbs 15:24The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave. (NIV) Proverbs 15:31He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise. (NIV) Proverbs 16:16How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver! (NIV) Proverbs 17:24A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth. (NIV) Proverbs 18:4The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. (NIV) Proverbs 19:11Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs. (NLT) Proverbs 19:20Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. (NIV) Proverbs 20:1Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. (NIV) Proverbs 24:14Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. (NIV) Proverbs 29:11A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. (NIV) Proverbs 29:15To discipline a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child. (NLT) Ecclesiastes 2:13I thought, “Wisdom is better than foolishness, just as light is better than darkness." (NLT) Ecclesiastes 2:26To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. (NIV) Ecclesiastes 7:12For wisdom is a defense as money is a defense, But the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it. (NKJV) Ecclesiastes 10:2The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. (NIV) 1 Corinthians 1:18For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (NIV) 1 Corinthians 1:25For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength. (NIV) 1 Corinthians 1:30It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. (NIV) Colossians 2:2-3My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (NIV) James 1:5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. (NIV) James 3:17But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. (NIV) Cite this Article Format mla apa chicago Your Citation Fairchild, Mary. "39 Bible Verses About Wisdom to Protect You." Learn Religions, Sep. 7, 2021, learnreligions.com/bible-verses-about-wisdom-701361. Fairchild, Mary. (2021, September 7). 39 Bible Verses About Wisdom to Protect You. Retrieved from https://www.learnreligions.com/bible-verses-about-wisdom-701361 Fairchild, Mary. "39 Bible Verses About Wisdom to Protect You." Learn Religions. https://www.learnreligions.com/bible-verses-about-wisdom-701361 (accessed February 5, 2023). copy citation Watch Now: Who Actually Wrote the Bible?