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Wisdom, Justice, Fairness, Understanding & Knowledge

08 Jun
What follows are selected verses on each topic, with a link to allow the reader to go back and see what they missed.

I. Wisdomhttps://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=Wisdom&qs_version=NASB

Exodus 35:31

And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in all craftsmanship;

Deuteronomy 4:6

So keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’

Deuteronomy 34:9

Now Joshua the son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him; and the sons of Israel listened to him and did as the Lord had commanded Moses.

1 Kings 3:28

When all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had handed down, they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.

1 Kings 4:29

Now God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment and breadth of mind, like the sand that is on the seashore.

2 Chronicles 1:11

God said to Solomon, “Because you had this in mind, and did not ask for riches, wealth or honor, or the life of those who hate you, nor have you even asked for long life, but you have asked for yourself wisdom and knowledge that you may rule My people over whom I have made you king,

Job 12:12

“Wisdom is with aged men, With long life is understanding.

Job 28:20

“Where then does wisdom come from? And where is the place of understanding?

Psalm 37:30

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.

Psalm 90:12

So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.

Psalm 111:10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.

Proverbs 1:2

To know wisdom and instruction, To discern the sayings of understanding,

Proverbs 2:6

For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 3:21

My son, let them not vanish from your sight; Keep sound wisdom and discretion,

Proverbs 4:7

“The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.

Proverbs 8:11

“For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.

Proverbs 19:8

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.

Ecclesiastes 1:18

Because in much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain.

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus says the Lord, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;

Daniel 1:17

As for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in every branch of literature and wisdom; Daniel even understood all kinds of visions and dreams.

Luke 2:52

And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

Luke 21:15

for I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute.

Acts 6:10

But they were unable to cope with the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking.

1 Corinthians 2:5

so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.

Colossians 4:5

Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.

2 Timothy 3:15

and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

James 1:5

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

II. Justicehttps://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=Justice&qs_version=NASB

Genesis 18:19

For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him.”

Exodus 23:2

You shall not follow the masses in doing evil, nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after a multitude in order to pervert justice;

Deuteronomy 10:18

He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.

Deuteronomy 16:20

Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, that you may live and possess the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

Deuteronomy 27:19

‘Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

1 Kings 10:9

Blessed be the Lord your God who delighted in you to set you on the throne of Israel; because the Lord loved Israel forever, therefore He made you king, to do justice and righteousness.”

Job 8:3

“Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?

Psalm 25:9

He leads the humble in justice, And He teaches the humble His way.

Psalm 33:5

He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the lovingkindness of the Lord.

Psalm 37:30

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.

Psalm 82:3

Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.

Psalm 106:3

How blessed are those who keep justice, Who practice righteousness at all times!

Proverbs 2:8

Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones.

Proverbs 17:23

A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom To pervert the ways of justice.

Proverbs 21:3

To do righteousness and justice Is desired by the Lord more than sacrifice.

Proverbs 28:5

Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the Lord understand all things.

Ecclesiastes 3:16

Furthermore, I have seen under the sun that in the place of justice there is wickedness and in the place of righteousness there is wickedness.

Isaiah 1:17

Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.

Isaiah 56:1

[ Rewards for Obedience to God ] Thus says the Lord, “Preserve justice and do righteousness, For My salvation is about to come And My righteousness to be revealed.

Jeremiah 5:1

[ Jerusalem’s Godlessness ] “Roam to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, And look now and take note. And seek in her open squares, If you can find a man, If there is one who does justice, who seeks truth, Then I will pardon her.

Ezekiel 18:8

if he does not lend money on interest or take increase, if he keeps his hand from iniquity and executes true justice between man and man,

Ezekiel 33:16

None of his sins that he has committed will be remembered against him. He has practiced justice and righteousness; he shall surely live.

Hosea 12:6

Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually.

Amos 5:15

Hate evil, love good, And establish justice in the gate! Perhaps the Lord God of hosts May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

Micah 6:8

He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?

Habakkuk 1:4

Therefore the law is ignored And justice is never upheld. For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore justice comes out perverted.

Zephaniah 3:5

The Lord is righteous within her; He will do no injustice. Every morning He brings His justice to light; He does not fail. But the unjust knows no shame.

Zechariah 7:9

“Thus has the Lord of hosts said, ‘Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother;

Matthew 12:20

“A battered reed He will not break off, And a smoldering wick He will not put out, Until He leads justice to victory.

Luke 11:42

“But woe to you Pharisees! For you pay tithe of mint and rue and every kind of garden herb, and yet disregard justice and the love of God; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.

Colossians 4:1

[ Fellow Workers ] Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you too have a Master in heaven.

III. Fairnesshttps://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=Fair&qs_version=NASB

Leviticus 19:15

‘You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.

Numbers 24:5

How fair are your tents, O Jacob, Your dwellings, O Israel!

Isaiah 11:4

But with righteousness He will judge the poor, And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.

IV. Understandinghttps://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=Understanding&qs_version=NASB

Exodus 31:3

I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship,

Deuteronomy 4:6

So keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’

Deuteronomy 32:28

“For they are a nation lacking in counsel, And there is no understanding in them.

1 Kings 3:9

So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”

Job 12:12

“Wisdom is with aged men, With long life is understanding.

Job 32:8

“But it is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.

Psalm 32:9

Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, Otherwise they will not come near to you.

Psalm 49:20

Man in his pomp, yet without understanding, Is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 119:34

Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law And keep it with all my heart.

Psalm 119:104

From Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way.

Psalm 119:144

Your testimonies are righteous forever; Give me understanding that I may live.

Proverbs 1:5

A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,

Proverbs 2:3

For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding;

Proverbs 2:11

Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you,

Proverbs 9:6

“Forsake your folly and live, And proceed in the way of understanding.”

Proverbs 10:21

The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding.

Proverbs 15:21

Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, But a man of understanding walks straight.

Proverbs 16:21

The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.

Proverbs 21:16

A man who wanders from the way of understanding Will rest in the assembly of the dead.

Proverbs 23:23

Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.

Isaiah 40:28

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable.

Jeremiah 3:15

“Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.

Daniel 1:20

As for every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king consulted them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and conjurers who were in all his realm.

Matthew 22:29

But Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God.

Colossians 1:9

For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

2 Timothy 2:7

Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

1 Peter 3:7

You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.

1 John 5:20

And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

V. Knowledge-https://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=Knowledge&qs_version=NASB

Exodus 35:31

And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in all craftsmanship;

Numbers 24:16

The oracle of him who hears the words of God, And knows the knowledge of the Most High, Who sees the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, yet having his eyes uncovered.

1 Samuel 2:3

“Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the Lord is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed.

2 Chronicles 1:10

Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this great people of Yours?”

Job 21:14

“They say to God, ‘Depart from us! We do not even desire the knowledge of Your ways.

Job 38:2

“Who is this that darkens counsel By words without knowledge?

Psalm 92:6

A senseless man has no knowledge, Nor does a stupid man understand this:

Psalm 119:66

Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Your commandments.

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:29

Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the Lord.

Proverbs 8:9

“They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge.

Proverbs 12:1

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.

Ecclesiastes 1:18

Because in much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God’s sight. This too is vanity and striving after wind.

Isaiah 11:2

The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.

Hosea 4:1

[ God’s Controversy with Israel ] Listen to the word of the Lord, O sons of Israel, For the Lord has a case against the inhabitants of the land, Because there is no faithfulness or kindness Or knowledge of God in the land.

Hosea 6:6

For I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice, And in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Malachi 2:7

For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.

Luke 1:77

To give to His people the knowledge of salvation By the forgiveness of their sins,

Romans 2:20

a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of the immature, having in the Law the embodiment of knowledge and of the truth,

1 Corinthians 1:5

that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge,

1 Corinthians 12:8

For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit;

Philippians 1:9

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,

1 Timothy 2:4

who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2 Peter 1:6

and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness,

2 Peter 3:18

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

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