“Giving a Word of Wisdom” is divided into two sections. The first section consists of a list of typed out examples of where a word of wisdom is given in the Bible. The second section lists references for other places in the Bible where a word of wisdom is given.

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29 [I]f . . . you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. Deuteronomy 4:29*

17 “Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. 18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.” Job 5:17–18

5 “The lamp of a wicked man is snuffed out; the flame of his fire stops burning. 6 The light in his tent becomes dark; the lamp beside him goes out. 7 The vigor of his step is weakened; his own schemes throw him down. 8 His feet thrust him into a net; he wanders into its mesh. 9 A trap seizes him by the heel; a snare holds him fast. 10 A noose is hidden for him on the ground; a trap lies in his path. 11 Terrors startle him on every side and dog his every step. 12 Calamity is hungry for him; disaster is ready for him when he falls. 13 It eats away parts of his skin; death’s firstborn devours his limbs. 14 He is torn from the security of his tent and marched off to the king of terrors. 15 Fire resides in his tent; burning sulfur is scattered over his dwelling. 16 His roots dry up below and his branches wither above. 17 The memory of him perishes from the earth; he has no name in the land. 18 He is driven from light into the realm of darkness and is banished from the world. 19 He has no offspring or descendants among his people, no survivor where once he lived. 20 People of the west are appalled at his fate; those of the east are seized with horror. 21 Surely such is the dwelling of an evil man; such is the place of one who does not know God.” Job 18:5–21

4 “Surely you know how it has been from of old, ever since mankind was placed on the earth, 5 that the mirth of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment. 6 Though the pride of the godless person reaches to the heavens and his head touches the clouds, 7 he will perish forever, like his own dung; those who have seen him will say, ‘Where is he?’ 8 Like a dream he flies away, no more to be found, banished like a vision of the night. 9 The eye that saw him will not see him again; his place will look on him no more. 10 His children must make amends to the poor; his own hands must give back his wealth. 11 The youthful vigor that fills his bones will lie with him in the dust. 12 “Though evil is sweet in his mouth and he hides it under his tongue, 13 though he cannot bear to let it go and lets it linger in his mouth, 14 yet his food will turn sour in his stomach; it will become the venom of serpents within him. 15 He will spit out the riches he swallowed; God will make his stomach vomit them up. 16 He will suck the poison of serpents; the fangs of an adder will kill him. 17 He will not enjoy the streams, the rivers flowing with honey and cream. 18 What he toiled for he must give back uneaten; he will not enjoy the profit from his trading. 19 For he has oppressed the poor and left them destitute; he has seized houses he did not build. 20 Surely he will have no respite from his craving; he cannot save himself by his treasure. 21 Nothing is left for him to devour; his prosperity will not endure. 22 In the midst of his plenty, distress will overtake him; the full force of misery will come upon him. 23 When he has filled his belly, God will vent his burning anger against him and rain down his blows on him. 24 Though he flees from an iron weapon, a bronze-tipped arrow pierces him. 25 He pulls it out of his back, the gleaming point out of his liver. Terrors will come over him; 26 total darkness lies in wait for his treasures. A fire unfanned will consume him and devour what is left in his tent. 27 The heavens will expose his guilt; the earth will rise up against him. 28 A flood will carry off his house, rushing waters on the day of God’s wrath. 29 Such is the fate God allots the wicked, the heritage appointed for them by God.” Job 20:4–29

13 “There are those who rebel against the light, who do not know its ways or stay in its paths. 22 But God drags away the mighty by his power; though they become established, they have no assurance of life. 23 He may let them rest in a feeling of security, but his eyes are on their ways. 24 For a little while they are exalted, and then they are gone; they are brought low and gathered up like all others; they are cut off like heads of grain.” Job 24:13, 22–24

13 “Here is the fate God allots to the wicked, the heritage a ruthless man receives from the Almighty: 14 However many his children, their fate is the sword; his offspring will never have enough to eat. 15 The plague will bury those who survive him, and their widows will not weep for them. 16 Though he heaps up silver like dust and clothes like piles of clay, 17 what he lays up the righteous will wear, and the innocent will divide his silver. 18 The house he builds is like a moth’s cocoon, like a hut made by a watchman. 19 He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more; when he opens his eyes, all is gone. 20 Terrors overtake him like a flood; a tempest snatches him away in the night. 21 The east wind carries him off, and he is gone; it sweeps him out of his place. 22 It hurls itself against him without mercy as he flees headlong from its power. 23 It claps its hands in derision and hisses him out of his place.” Job 27:13–23

10 “So listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do evil, from the Almighty to do wrong. 11 He repays everyone for what they have done; he brings on them what their conduct deserves. Job 34:10–11

18 “Be careful that no one entices you by riches; do not let a large bribe turn you aside. 19 Would your wealth or even all your mighty efforts sustain you so you would not be in distress?” Job 36:18–19

1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, 2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding— 3 indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, 4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, 5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. 6 For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. 10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Proverbs 2: 1–6, 10

28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality. Proverbs 12:28

7 Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips. Proverbs 14:7

30 A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Proverbs 14:30

34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people. Proverbs 14:34

16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil. Proverbs 15:16

3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3

16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver! Proverbs 16:16

18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18

14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. Proverbs 17:14

10 The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10

21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21

2 Desire without knowledge is not good— how much more will hasty feet miss the way! Proverbs 19:2

20 Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Proverbs 19:20

22 Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you. Proverbs 20:22

30 There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. Proverbs 21:30

4 Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life. Proverbs 22:4

17 Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, 18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips. Proverbs 22:17–18

22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will exact life for life. Proverbs 22:22–23

24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, 25 or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared. Proverbs 22:24–25

4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. Proverbs 23:4

12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge. Proverbs 23:12

17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD. Proverbs 23:17

23 Buy the truth and do not sell it— wisdom, instruction and insight as well. Proverbs 23:23

1 Do not envy the wicked, do not desire their company; 2 for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about making trouble. Proverbs 24:1–2

19 Do not fret because of evildoers or be envious of the wicked, 20 for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out. Proverbs 24:19–20

21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. 22 In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you. Proverbs 25:21–22

1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. Proverbs 27:1

2 Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips. Proverbs 27:2

10 Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family, and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you— better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away. Proverbs 27:10

25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe. Proverbs 29:25

4 When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. 5 It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it. 6 Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. And do not protest to the temple messenger, “My vow was a mistake.” Why should God be angry at what you say and destroy the work of your hands? Ecclesiastes 5:4–6

13 I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owners, Ecclesiastes 5:13

9 Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:9

17 Do not be overwicked, and do not be a fool— why die before your time? Ecclesiastes 7:17

15 This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One . . . , says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.” Isaiah 30:15*

21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21

13 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13

4 This is what the LORD says to Israel: “Seek me and live;” Amos 5:4

14 Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is. Amos 5:14

6 “ ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6*

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” Matthew 5:13

31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.” Matthew 5:31–32

33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’ 34 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. 37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” Matthew 5:33–37

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.” Matthew 5:38–41

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?” Matthew 5:43–47

1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:1–5

12 “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12

13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:13–14

15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.” Matthew 7:15–20

23 “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23b*

16Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” Mark 16:16

21 “Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied.” Luke 6:21a*

21 “Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.” Luke 6:21b*

22 “Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. 23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets.” Luke 6:22–23

24 “[W]oe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort.” Luke 6:24*

32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” Luke 6:32–36

35 “[L]ove your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.” Luke 6:35*

37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37

38 “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38

13 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Luke 16:13

4 “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” John 15:4

6 “If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.” John 15:6

10 “If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.” John 15:10

27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. 1 Corinthians 12:27–28

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. Ephesians 1:17

15 [F]rom infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15*

 

References for Other Places in the Bible Where a Word of Wisdom Is Given

Deuteronomy

8:16

34:9

1 Samuel

2:6

2 Samuel

7:3

1 Kings

1:12

3:28

4:29-34

5:12a

10:1, 3, 6

10:23

12:1-19

1 Chronicles

12:32

2 Chronicles

9:1-7

9:22-23

Job

4:6-7

4:8

5:2

5:7

11:5-6a

11:7-9

12:5

12:7-8

12:11

12:12

14:1-2

15:20

15:20-33

17:9 mod

19:28-29

23:10

33:19-30

35:10-11 mod

36:13

36:15

37:23-24

38:36

Psalms

37:30

49:1-3

Proverbs

2:6

10:1

10:4

10:6

10:8

10:11

10:12

10:16

10:17

10:19

10:21

10:23

10:27

10:28

10:29

11:2

11:3

11:5

11:6

11:8

11:11

11:12

11:13

11:14

11:16

11:17

11:18

11:19

11:20

11:21

11:23

11:25

11:27

11:28

12:1

12:3

12:6

12:11

12:13

12:14

12:15

12:16

12:18

12:20

12:23

12:25

12:26

13:1

13:2

13:3

13:4

13:5

13:6

13:9

13:10

13:11

13:12

13:13

13:15

13:18

13:19

13:20

13:21

13:24

14:1

14:2

14:3

14:6

14:8

14:9

14:10

14:11

14:12

14:13

14:14

14:15

14:16

14:17

14:18

14:21

14:22

14:23

14:24

14:26

14:27

14:29

14:31

14:32

15:1

15:4

15:5

15:9

15:10

15:12

15:13

15:15

15:17

15:18

15:19

15:20

15:21

15:22

15:25

15:26

15:27

15:28

15:29

15:30

15:31

15:32

15:33

16:1

16:2

16:6

16:7

16:8

16:9

16:12

16:14

16:17

16:19

16:20

16:21

16:22

16:23

16:24

16:25

16:28

16:29

16:32

17:1

17:4

17:5

17:6

17:9

17:10

17:11

17:12

17:13

17:16

17:17

17:18

17:19

17:20

17:21

17:22

17:24

17:25

17:26

17:27

17:28

18:1

18:2

18:3

18:5

18:6

18:7

18:9

18:12

18:13

18:14

18:15

18:16

18:19

18:20

18:22

18:23

18:24

19:1

19:3

19:4

19:5

19:6

19:8

19:9

19:11

19:13

19:15

19:16

19:17

19:18

19:19

19:21

19:22

19:23

19:25

19:26

19:27

19:28

19:29

20:1

20:3

20:5

20:11

20:13

20:15

20:17

20:18

20:19

20:20

20:21

20:24

20:25

20:27

20:28

20:29

20:30

21:2

21:3

21:4

21:5

21:6

21:7

21:9

21:10

21:11

21:12

21:13

21:15

21:16

21:17

21:19

21:20

21:21

21:22

21:23

21:25-26

21:27

21:28

21:29

21:31

22:1

22:2

22:3

22:5

22:6

22:7

22:8

22:9

22:10

22:11

22:12

22:13

22:14

22:15

22:16

22:26-27

22:29

23:9

23:10-11

23:13-14

23:15-16

23:19-21

23:22

23:24-25

23:26-28

23:29-35

24:3-4

24:5-6

24:8-9

24:10

24:13-14

24:15-16

24:17-18

24:21-22

24:23-25

24:26

24:30-34

25:4-5

25:6-7a

25:9-10

25:11

25:12

25:13

25:14

25:15

25:16

25:17

25:18

25:19

25:20

25:23

25:24

25:25

25:26

25:27

25:28

26:1

26:2

26:3

26:4

26:5

26:6

26:10

26:11

26:12

26:13

26:15

26:16

26:17

26:18-19

26:20

26:21

26:22

26:23

26:24-26

26:27

26:28

27:3

27:4

27:5

27:6

27:7

27:8

27:9

27:11

27:12

27:13

27:14

27:15-16

27:17

27:18

27:19

27:20

27:21

27:22

27:23-24

28:1

28:2

28:3

28:4

28:5

28:6

28:7

28:9

28:10

28:11

28:12

28:13

28:14

28:15

28:16

28:17

28:18

28:19

28:20

28:21

28:22

28:23

28:24

28:25

28:26

28:27

28:28

29:1

29:2

29:3

29:4

29:5

29:6

29:7

29:8

29:9

29:10

29:11

29:12

29:13

29:14

29:15

29:16

29:17

29:18

29:19

29:20

29:21

29:22

29:23

29:26

29:27

30:10

30:21-23

30:32-33

31:2-3

31:4-5

31:10

31:10-12

31:10-29

31:30-31

Ecclesiastes

3:12

3:13

3:15

4:9-12

4:13

5:2

5:10

5:12

5:18-19

6:7

6:11

7:1

7:2

7:4

7:5

7:7

7:8

7:10

7:11

7:12

7:18

7:19

7:20

7:26

7:29

8:6

8:8

8:9b

8:11

8:12-13

8:14

8:16-17

9:16a

9:17-18

10:1

10:4

10:10

10:12

10:18

11:5

12:1

12:13

12:13-14

Isaiah

1:5-6

1:19-20

32:17

Jeremiah

4:1-2

Daniel

11:35

Amos

4:13

Habakkuk

2:4b

2:13-14

Matthew

5:3

5:4

5:5

5:6
5:7

5:8

5:9

5:10

5:25

7:24-27

12:12b

13:12

13:19-23

13:24-30

13:33

13:36-43

13:44-46

Luke

3:1-3

6:20

6:26

6:43-45

6:46-49

7:35

7:47b

11:28

18:17

John

6:63a

12:23-24

15:5

1 Corinthians

2:7

2:13

12:7-8

12:7-11

12:31b-13:3

13:4-7

13:13

Galatians

5:6b