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125 Bible Verses about Knowledge

The Bible offers a wealth of wisdom and insight, guiding us through life’s deepest questions. Knowledge, deeply rooted in the Scriptures, serves as a beacon for those seeking truth and a closer connection with God. This collection of 125 Bible verses about knowledge invites you to explore the divine wisdom that has inspired and enlightened generations. Each verse provides timeless guidance and profound reflections, offering a rich source of encouragement and understanding.

The Source of Knowledge

  • Proverbs 2:6 – “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”
  • Proverbs 9:10 – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
  • James 1:5 – “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
  • Psalm 119:66 – “Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands.”
  • Colossians 2:3 – “In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
  • Proverbs 1:7 – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
  • Daniel 2:21 – “He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.”
  • Ecclesiastes 2:26 – “To the person 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. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.”
  • Psalm 94:10 – “Does he who disciplines nations not punish? Does he who teaches mankind lack knowledge?”
  • Isaiah 11:2 – “The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord.”

Knowledge in God’s Creation

  • Romans 1:20 – “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”
  • Psalm 19:1 – “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
  • Job 12:7-8 – “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.”
  • Proverbs 3:19 – “By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place.”
  • Jeremiah 10:12 – “But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.”
  • Psalm 104:24 – “How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.”
  • Isaiah 40:28 – “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.”
  • Proverbs 8:22-23 – “The Lord brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, when the world came to be.”
  • Psalm 136:5 – “Who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever.”
  • Colossians 1:16 – “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.”

The Value of Knowledge

  • Proverbs 8:10-11 – “Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.”
  • Proverbs 18:15 – “The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.”
  • Proverbs 16:16 – “How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!”
  • Proverbs 24:3-4 – “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”
  • Proverbs 20:15 – “Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.”
  • Proverbs 23:12 – “Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.”
  • Job 28:18 – “Coral and jasper are not worthy of mention; the price of wisdom is beyond rubies.”
  • Ecclesiastes 7:12 – “Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.”
  • Proverbs 2:4-5 – “If you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.”
  • Proverbs 4:7 – “The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.”

Knowledge and Wisdom

  • Proverbs 2:10-11 – “For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.”
  • James 3:17 – “But 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.”
  • Proverbs 4:5-6 – “Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.”
  • Proverbs 3:13 – “Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding.”
  • Colossians 1:9 – “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives.”
  • Job 12:12 – “Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?”
  • Ecclesiastes 2:26 – “To the person 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.”
  • Proverbs 19:8 – “The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.”
  • Daniel 1:17 – “To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.”
  • Ephesians 1:17 – “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.”

Knowledge and Understanding

  • Proverbs 8:14 – “Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight, I have power.”
  • Proverbs 15:14 – “The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.”
  • Colossians 3:10 – “And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.”
  • Isaiah 33:6 – “He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.”
  • Philippians 1:9 – “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight.”
  • Romans 11:33 – “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!”
  • Proverbs 14:6 – “The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.”
  • Proverbs 19:2 – “Desire without knowledge is not good—how much more will hasty feet miss the way!”
  • Ecclesiastes 8:16 – “When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to observe the labor that is done on earth—people getting no sleep day or night.”
  • Job 34:2-4 – “Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me, you men of learning. For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food. Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good.”

Knowledge and Faith

  • Hebrews 11:3 – “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”
  • 2 Peter 1:5-6 – “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness.”
  • 2 Peter 3:18 – “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”
  • 2 Corinthians 4:6 – “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.”
  • 1 Corinthians 1:5 – “For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge.”
  • Ephesians 3:18-19 – “May have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
  • John 17:3 – “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”
  • Philippians 3:8 – “What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ.”
  • 1 Corinthians 2:12 – “What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.”
  • 2 Peter 1:2 – “Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.”

Knowledge and Obedience

  • 1 Samuel 2:3 – “Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the Lord is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed.”
  • Hosea 4:6 – “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.”
  • Proverbs 12:1 – “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.”
  • 2 Timothy 2:15 – “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”
  • Proverbs 9:9 – “Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.”
  • Philippians 1:10 – “So that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.”
  • Proverbs 1:22 – “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?”
  • Proverbs 4:13 – “Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.”
  • 1 John 2:3 – “We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.”
  • Colossians 1:10 – “So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.”

Knowledge and the Holy Spirit

  • John 14:26 – “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
  • 1 Corinthians 2:10-11 – “These are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.”
  • Isaiah 11:2 – “The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord.”
  • 1 John 2:20 – “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.”
  • John 16:13 – “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”
  • 1 Corinthians 12:8 – “To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit.”
  • Ephesians 1:17 – “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.”
  • Romans 8:26-27 – “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”
  • John 15:26 – “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.”
  • 1 Corinthians 2:14 – “The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.”

Knowledge and Wisdom in Leadership

  • Proverbs 11:14 – “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.”
  • Proverbs 24:5 – “The wise prevail through great power, and those who have knowledge muster their strength.”
  • Proverbs 29:2 – “When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.”
  • Ecclesiastes 10:10 – “If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success.”
  • Proverbs 15:22 – “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.”
  • Proverbs 20:18 – “Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance.”
  • Proverbs 13:16 – “All who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their folly.”
  • Proverbs 25:12 – “Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.”
  • Ecclesiastes 9:18 – “Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.”
  • 1 Kings 3:9 – “So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”

Knowledge and Understanding God’s Will

  • Ephesians 5:17 – “Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”
  • Colossians 1:9 – “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives.”
  • Romans 12:2 – “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
  • Psalm 143:10 – “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”
  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
  • Acts 22:14 – “Then he said: ‘The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will and to see the Righteous One and to hear words from his mouth.'”
  • Psalm 32:8 – “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:18 – “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
  • Proverbs 16:9 – “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”
  • 1 Peter 2:15 – “For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.”

Knowledge and Growth

  • 2 Peter 3:18 – “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”
  • Colossians 1:10 – “So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.”
  • Ephesians 4:15 – “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.”
  • 2 Peter 1:5-6 – “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness.”
  • 1 Corinthians 14:20 – “Brothers and sisters, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.”
  • 1 Peter 2:2 – “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation.”
  • Hebrews 6:1 – “Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God.”
  • Ephesians 3:16-19 – “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
  • James 1:4 – “Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
  • Philippians 1:9-10 – “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.”

Knowledge and Understanding Scriptures

  • 2 Timothy 3:16-17 – “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
  • Psalm 119:130 – “The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.”
  • Psalm 119:105 – “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
  • Romans 15:4 – “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.”
  • Joshua 1:8 – “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”
  • John 5:39 – “You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me.”
  • Acts 17:11 – “Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.”
  • 2 Peter 1:20-21 – “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”
  • Psalm 1:2 – “But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.”
  • Hebrews 4:12 – “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

Knowledge and Understanding the Future

  • Proverbs 27:1 – “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”
  • James 4:14 – “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
  • Ecclesiastes 3:11 – “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”
  • Isaiah 46:10 – “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.'”
  • Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Conclusion

Exploring these 125 Bible verses about knowledge reveals profound wisdom and guidance. True understanding starts with reverence for God and seeking His truth. May these insights inspire and deepen your faith, enriching your life’s journey!

 

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