The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction (Proverbs 1:7)
For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding (Proverbs 2:6).
Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course (Proverbs 15:21, NIV).
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths (Proverbs 3:6).
A scorner seeks wisdom and does not find it, but knowledge is easy to him who understands. Depart from the presence of a foolish man when you do not perceive in him the lips of knowledge (Proverbs 14:6 - 7).
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The man who wanders out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead (Proverbs 21:16).
The one who acquires good sense loves himself; one who safeguards understanding finds success (Proverbs 19:8, HCSB).
For in much wisdom is much grief; and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow (Ecclesiastes 1:17 - 18).
Then I saw that wisdom excels folly, as far as light excels darkness (Ecclesiastes 2:13).
For God gives wisdom, and knowledge, and joy to a man who is good in His sight. But to the sinner He gives labor, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him who is good before God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind (Ecclesiastes 2:26).
Wisdom is good with an inheritance; Yea, a profit to those who see the sun . . . (it) makes the wise stronger than ten mighty men who are in the city (Ecclesiastes 7:11, 19).
Who is as the wise? And who knows the interpretation of a matter? A man's wisdom makes his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed (Ecclesiastes 8:1).
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no work, nor plan, nor knowledge . . . in the grave where you go (Ecclesiastes 9:10).
And a poor wise man was found in it, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that poor man (Ecclesiastes 9:15).
Wisdom is better than weapons of war; but one sinner destroys much good (Ecclesiastes 9:18).
Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established . . . A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increases strength (Proverbs 24:3, 5).