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Wise, wisdom

Wise, wisdom

a moral rather than an intellectual quality. To be "foolish" is to be godless ( Psalms 14:1 ; Compare Judges 19:23 ; 2 Sam 13:13 ). True wisdom is a gift from God to those who ask it ( Job 28:12-28 ; Proverbs 3:13-18 ; Romans 1:22 ; 16:27 ; 1 Corinthians 1:17-21 ; 2:6-8 ; James 1:5 ). "Wisdom" in Proverbs 1:20 ; 8:1 ; 9:1-5 may be regarded not as a mere personification of the attribute of wisdom, but as a divine person, "Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God" ( 1 Corinthians 1:24 ). In Matthew 11:19 it is the personified principle of wisdom that is meant.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Wise, wisdom". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .