84 verses

Gen 41:8

(NIV)
In the morning his mind was troubled, so he sent for all the magicians and wise men of Egypt. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but no one could interpret them for him.

(ESV)
So in the morning his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was none who could interpret them to Pharaoh.

Gen 41:33

(NIV)
‘And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and put him in charge of the land of Egypt.
(ESV)
Now therefore let Pharaoh select a discerning and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt.

Exod 7:11

(NIV)
Pharaoh then summoned the wise men and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts:
(ESV)
Then Pharaoh summoned the wise men and the sorcerers, and they, the magicians of Egypt, also did the same by their secret arts.

Deut 1:13

(NIV)
Choose some wise, understanding and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will set them over you.’

(ESV)
Choose for your tribes wise, understanding, and experienced men, and I will appoint them as your heads.’

Deut 1:15

(NIV)
So I took the leading men of your tribes, wise and respected men, and appointed them to have authority over you – as commanders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens and as tribal officials.
(ESV)
So I took the heads of your tribes, wise and experienced men, and set them as heads over you, commanders of thousands, commanders of hundreds, commanders of fifties, commanders of tens, and officers, throughout your tribes.

2Sam 14:2

(NIV)
So Joab sent someone to Tekoa and had a wise woman brought from there. He said to her, ‘Pretend you are in mourning. Dress in mourning clothes, and don’t use any cosmetic lotions. Act like a woman who has spent many days grieving for the dead.
(ESV)
And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead.

2Sam 20:16

(NIV)
a wise woman called from the city, ‘Listen! Listen! Tell Joab to come here so that I can speak to him.’
(ESV)
Then a wise woman called from the city, “Listen! Listen! Tell Joab, ‘Come here, that I may speak to you.’”

2Sam 20:22

(NIV)
Then the woman went to all the people with her wise advice, and they cut off the head of Sheba son of Bikri and threw it to Joab. So he sounded the trumpet, and his men dispersed from the city, each returning to his home. And Joab went back to the king in Jerusalem.

(ESV)
Then the woman went to all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri and threw it out to Joab. So he blew the trumpet, and they dispersed from the city, every man to his home. And Joab returned to Jerusalem to the king.

1Kgs 2:9

(NIV)
But now, do not consider him innocent. You are a man of wisdom; you will know what to do to him. Bring his grey head down to the grave in blood.’

(ESV)
Now therefore do not hold him guiltless for you are a wise man. You will know what you ought to do to him, and you shall bring his gray head down with blood to Sheol.”

Esth 1:13

(NIV)
Since it was customary for the king to consult experts in matters of law and justice, he spoke with the wise men who understood the times
(ESV)
Then the king said to the wise men who knew the times (for this was the king’s procedure toward all who were versed in law and judgment,

Esth 6:13

(NIV)
and told Zeresh his wife and all his friends everything that had happened to him.

His advisors and his wife Zeresh said to him, ‘Since Mordecai, before whom your downfall has started, is of Jewish origin, you cannot stand against him – you will surely come to ruin!’
(ESV)
And Haman told his wife Zeresh and all his friends everything that had happened to him. Then his wise men and his wife Zeresh said to him, “If Mordecai, before whom you have begun to fall, is of the Jewish people, you will not overcome him but will surely fall before him.”

Job 11:12

(NIV)
But the witless can no more become wise
than a wild donkey’s colt can be born human.
(ESV)
But a stupid man will get understanding
when a wild donkey’s colt is born a man!

Job 15:2

(NIV)
‘Would a wise person answer with empty notions
or fill their belly with the hot east wind?
(ESV)
“Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge,
and fill his belly with the east wind?

Job 15:18

(NIV)
what the wise have declared,
hiding nothing received from their ancestors
(ESV)
(what wise men have told,
without hiding it from their fathers,

Job 17:10

(NIV)
‘But come on, all of you, try again!
I will not find a wise man among you.
(ESV)
But you, come on again, all of you,
and I shall not find a wise man among you.

Job 22:2

(NIV)
‘Can a man be of benefit to God?
Can even a wise person benefit him?
(ESV)
“Can a man be profitable to God?
Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.

Job 34:2

(NIV)
‘Hear my words, you wise men;
listen to me, you men of learning.
(ESV)
Hear my words, you wise men,
and give ear to me, you who know;

Job 34:34

(NIV)
‘Men of understanding declare,
wise men who hear me say to me,
(ESV)
Men of understanding will say to me,
and the wise man who hears me will say:

Job 37:24

(NIV)
Therefore, people revere him,
for does he not have regard for all the wise in heart? ’
(ESV)
Therefore men fear him;
he does not regard any who are wise in their own conceit.”

Ps 49:10

(NIV)
For all can see that the wise die,
that the foolish and the senseless also perish,
leaving their wealth to others.
(ESV)
For he sees that even the wise die;
the fool and the stupid alike must perish
and leave their wealth to others.

Prov 9:8

(NIV)
Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you;
rebuke the wise and they will love you.
(ESV)
Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;
reprove a wise man, and he will love you.

Prov 9:9

(NIV)
Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still;
teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.
(ESV)
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;
teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Prov 12:15

(NIV)
The way of fools seems right to them,
but the wise listen to advice.
(ESV)
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
but a wise man listens to advice.

Prov 13:14

(NIV)
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
turning a person from the snares of death.
(ESV)
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
that one may turn away from the snares of death.

Prov 15:20

(NIV)
A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish man despises his mother.
(ESV)
A wise son makes a glad father,
but a foolish man despises his mother.

Prov 16:14

(NIV)
A king’s wrath is a messenger of death,
but the wise will appease it.
(ESV)
A king’s wrath is a messenger of death,
and a wise man will appease it.

Prov 21:11

(NIV)
When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom;
by paying attention to the wise they get knowledge.
(ESV)
When a scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise;
when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.

Prov 21:20

(NIV)
The wise store up choice food and olive oil,
but fools gulp theirs down.
(ESV)
Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling,
but a foolish man devours it.

Prov 21:22

(NIV)
One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty
and pull down the stronghold in which they trust.
(ESV)
A wise man scales the city of the mighty
and brings down the stronghold in which they trust.

Prov 23:24

(NIV)
The father of a righteous child has great joy;
a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.
(ESV)
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice;
he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

Prov 24:5

(NIV)
The wise prevail through great power,
and those who have knowledge muster their strength.
(ESV)
A wise man is full of strength,
and a man of knowledge enhances his might,

Prov 24:6

(NIV)
Surely you need guidance to wage war,
and victory is won through many advisors.
(ESV)
for by wise guidance you can wage your war,
and in abundance of counselors there is victory.

Prov 26:12

(NIV)
Do you see a person wise in their own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for them.
(ESV)
Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Prov 27:11

(NIV)
Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart;
then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.
(ESV)
Be wise my son, and make my heart glad,
that I may answer him who reproaches me.

Prov 28:11

(NIV)
The rich are wise in their own eyes;
one who is poor and discerning sees how deluded they are.
(ESV)
A rich man is wise in his own eyes,
but a poor man who has understanding will find him out.

Prov 29:9

(NIV)
If a wise person goes to court with a fool,
the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.
(ESV)
If a wise man has an argument with a fool,
the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.

Prov 29:11

(NIV)
Fools give full vent to their rage,
but the wise bring calm in the end.
(ESV)
A fool gives full vent to his spirit,
but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Eccl 6:8

(NIV)
What advantage have the wise over fools?
What do the poor gain
by knowing how to conduct themselves before others?
(ESV)
For what advantage has the wise man over the fool? And what does the poor man have who knows how to conduct himself before the living?

Eccl 7:5

(NIV)
It is better to heed the rebuke of a wise person
than to listen to the song of fools.
(ESV)
It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise
than to hear the song of fools.

Eccl 7:19

(NIV)
Wisdom makes one wise person more powerful
than ten rulers in a city.
(ESV)
Wisdom gives strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.

Eccl 8:1

(NIV)
Who is like the wise?
Who knows the explanation of things?
A person’s wisdom brightens their face
and changes its hard appearance.
(ESV)
Who is like the wise?
And who knows the interpretation of a thing?
A man’s wisdom makes his face shine,
and the hardness of his face is changed.

Eccl 8:17

(NIV)
then I saw all that God has done. No one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all their efforts to search it out, no one can discover its meaning. Even if the wise claim they know, they cannot really comprehend it.

(ESV)
then I saw all the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. However much man may toil in seeking, he will not find it out. Even though a wise man claims to know, he cannot find it out.

Eccl 9:1

(NIV)
So I reflected on all this and concluded that the righteous and the wise and what they do are in God’s hands, but no one knows whether love or hate awaits them.
(ESV)
But all this I laid to heart, examining it all, how the righteous and the wise and their deeds are in the hand of God. Whether it is love or hate, man does not know; both are before him.

Eccl 9:15

(NIV)
Now there lived in that city a man poor but wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom. But nobody remembered that poor man.
(ESV)
But there was found in it a poor, wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city. Yet no one remembered that poor man.

Eccl 10:2

(NIV)
The heart of the wise inclines to the right,
but the heart of the fool to the left.
(ESV)
A wise man’s heart inclines him to the right,
but a fool’s heart to the left.

Eccl 10:12

(NIV)
Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious,
but fools are consumed by their own lips.
(ESV)
The words of a wise man’s mouth win him favor,
but the lips of a fool consume him.

Eccl 12:9

(NIV)
Not only was the Teacher wise, but also he imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs.
(ESV)
Besides being wise the Preacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging many proverbs with great care.

Isa 19:11

(NIV)
The officials of Zoan are nothing but fools;
the wise counsellors of Pharaoh give senseless advice.
How can you say to Pharaoh,
‘I am one of the wise men,
a disciple of the ancient kings’?
(ESV)
The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish;
the wisest counselors of Pharaoh give stupid counsel.
How can you say to Pharaoh,
“I am a son of the wise,
a son of ancient kings”?

Isa 19:12

(NIV)
Where are your wise men now?
Let them show you and make known
what the  Lord Almighty
has planned against Egypt.
(ESV)
Where then are your wise men?
Let them tell you
that they might know what the  Lord of hosts has purposed against Egypt.

Isa 29:14

(NIV)
Therefore once more I will astound these people
with wonder upon wonder;
the wisdom of the wise will perish,
the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.’
(ESV)
therefore, behold I will again
do wonderful things with this people,
with wonder upon wonder;
and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish,
and the discernment of their discerning men shall be hidden.”

Isa 31:2

(NIV)
Yet he too is wise and can bring disaster;
he does not take back his words.
He will rise up against that wicked nation,
against those who help evildoers.
(ESV)
And yet he is wise and brings disaster;
he does not call back his words,
but will arise against the house of the evildoers
and against the helpers of those who work iniquity.

Isa 44:25

(NIV)
who foils the signs of false prophets
and makes fools of diviners,
who overthrows the learning of the wise
and turns it into nonsense,
(ESV)
who frustrates the signs of liars
and makes fools of diviners,
who turns wise men back
and makes their knowledge foolish,

Jer 8:8

(NIV)
‘“How can you say, ‘We are wise,
for we have the law of the  Lord,’
when actually the lying pen of the scribes
has handled it falsely?
(ESV)
How can you say, ‘We are wise,
and the law of the  Lord is with us’?
But behold, the lying pen of the scribes
has made it into a lie.

Jer 8:9

(NIV)
The wise will be put to shame;
they will be dismayed and trapped.
Since they have rejected the word of the  Lord,
what kind of wisdom do they have?
(ESV)
The wise men shall be put to shame;
they shall be dismayed and taken;
behold, they have rejected the word of the  Lord,
so what wisdom is in them?

Jer 9:12

(NIV)
Who is wise enough to understand this? Who has been instructed by the  Lord and can explain it? Why has the land been ruined and laid waste like a desert that no one can cross?

(ESV)
Who is the man so wise that he can understand this? To whom has the mouth of the  Lord spoken, that he may declare it? Why is the land ruined and laid waste like a wilderness, so that no one passes through?

Jer 9:23

(NIV)
This is what the  Lord says:

‘Let not the wise boast of their wisdom
or the strong boast of their strength
or the rich boast of their riches,
(ESV)
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,

Jer 50:35

(NIV)
‘A sword against the Babylonians!’
declares the  Lord
‘against those who live in Babylon
and against her officials and wise men!
(ESV)
“A sword against the Chaldeans, declares the  Lord,
and against the inhabitants of Babylon,
and against her officials and her wise men!

Jer 51:57

(NIV)
I will make her officials and wise men drunk,
her governors, officers and warriors as well;
they will sleep for ever and not awake,’
declares the King, whose name is the  Lord Almighty.
(ESV)
I will make drunk her officials and her wise men,
her governors, her commanders, and her warriors;
they shall sleep a perpetual sleep and not wake,
declares the King, whose name is the  Lord of hosts.

Ezek 28:2

(NIV)
‘Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, “This is what the Sovereign  Lord says:

‘“In the pride of your heart
you say, ‘I am a god;
I sit on the throne of a god
in the heart of the seas.’
But you are a mere mortal and not a god,
though you think you are as wise as a god.
(ESV)
Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord  God:

“Because your heart is proud,
and you have said, ‘I am a god,
I sit in the seat of the gods,
in the heart of the seas,’
yet you are but a man, and no god,
though you make your heart like the heart of a god

Dan 2:12

(NIV)
This made the king so angry and furious that he ordered the execution of all the wise men of Babylon.
(ESV)
Because of this the king was angry and very furious, and commanded that all the wise men of Babylon be destroyed.
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