The subject of WISDOM was one which has often been confused by many, because the world has changed its parameters, but the Scriptures are quite consistent in its description, and so I have taken a moment to examine all  the Scriptural passages which use WISDOM or where the object  of its meaning is implied ie. [*Chains of GOLD].


To fetch about this form of speech hath thy servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is WISE, according to the WISDOM of an angel of God,

to know all things that are in the earth.


And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they   feared the king: for they saw that the WISDOM of GOD was in him, to do judgment. {in him: Heb. in the midst of him}

I KINGS 4:30

And Solomon’s WISDOM excelled the WISDOM of all the children of the east country, and all the WISDOM of Egypt.

I KINGS 4:34

And there came of all people to hear the WISDOM of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his WISDOM.


And when the queen of Sheba had seen the WISDOM of Solomon, and the house that he had built,

EZRA 7:25

And thou, Ezra, after the WISDOM of thy Elohim, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy Elohim; and teach  ye them that know them not.


  1. The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;


to perceive the words of understanding;

3 To receive the instruction of WISDOM, justice,

and judgment, and equity;

4 To give subtilty to the simple,

To the young man knowledge and   discretion.

5 A WISE man will hear, and will increase learning;

And a man of           understanding

Shall attain unto wise counsels:

6 To understand a proverb,

And the interpretation;

The words of the WISE, and their dark sayings.

7 ¶ The fear of ~~YAHWEH~  is the beginning of knowledge:

But fools despise WISDOM and INSTRUCTION.

8 My son, HEAR the instruction of THY FATHER,

And forsake not the law of THY MOTHER:

For they shall be An ornament of GRACE unto thy head,

And CHAINS* about thy neck.


The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. And the king spake, and said to the wise men of Babylon, Whosoever shall read this writing, and shew me the    interpretation thereof, shall be clothed with scarlet, and have A   CHAIN OF GOLD about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the Kingdom. [aloud: Chaldee, with might][scarlet: or, purple]

*DANIEL 5:16

And I have heard of thee, that thou canst make interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if thou canst read the writing, and    make known to me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt be         clothed with scarlet, and have a CHAIN OF GOLD about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom. {make interpretations: Chaldee, interpret, etc}

*DANEL 5:29

Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a CHAIN OF GOLD about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the Kingdom.


The WISDOM of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of  fools   is deceit.


Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the WISDOM of thy words.

ISAIAH 29:14

Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the WISDOM  of their WISE men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid. {proceed: Heb. add}


The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of ~YAHWEH~; and what WISDOM is in them? {The WISE…: or,

Have they been ashamed, etc} {what…: Heb. the WISDOM of what thing}


There is a man in thy Kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the Holy Gods;  and in the days of thy father light and understanding and WISDOM, like the WISDOM of the gods, was found in him;             whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, I say, thy father, made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans,  and soothsayers; {father: or, grandfather}


The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the  uttermost parts of the earth to hear the WISDOM of Solomon;                      and, behold, a GREATER than Solomon is here.

LUKE 1:17

And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the WISDOM of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. {to the WISDOM: or, by the WISDOM }

LUKE 11:31

The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the  men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from  the utmost parts of the earth to hear the WISDOM of Solomon;             and, behold, a GREATER than Solomon is here.

LUKE 11:49

Therefore also said the WISDOM of GOD, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:

ACTS 6:10

And they were not able to resist the WISDOM and the spirit by which he spake.

ACTS 7:22

And Moses was learned in all the WISDOM of the Egyptians, and was  mighty in words and in deeds.

ROMANS 11:33

O the depth of the riches both of the WISDOM and knowledge of GOD! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!


For it is written, I will destroy the WISDOM of the wise, and will bring
to nothing the understanding of the prudent.


Where is the WISE? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not GOD made foolish the WISDOM of this world?


For after that in the WISDOM of GOD the world by WISDOM knew not  GOD, it pleased GOD by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.


But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of GOD, and the WISDOM of GOD.


That your faith should not stand in the WISDOM of men, but in the power of GOD. {stand: Gr. be}


Howbeit we speak WISDOM among them that are perfect: yet not the  WISDOM of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:


But we speak the WISDOM of GOD in a mystery, even the hidden WISDOM, which GOD ordained before the world unto our glory:


For the WISDOM of this world is foolishness with GOD. For it is written, HE taketh the WISE in their own craftiness.

JAMES 3:17

But the WISDOM that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. {partiality: or, wrangling}


And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the WISDOM given unto him hath written unto you;




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