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wise / wisdom

In the Bible, this is a moral rather than an intellectual quality.

To be “foolish” is to be godless (Ps. 14:1; compare Judg. 19:23; 2 Sam. 13:13).

True wisdom is a gift from God to those who ask it (Job 28:12-28; Prov. 3:13-18; Rom. 1:22; 16:27; 1 Cor. 1:17-21; 2:6-8; James 1:5).

“Wisdom” in Prov. 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 Cor. 1:24). In Matt. 11:19 it is the personified principle of wisdom that is meant.