The word “knowledge” appears 162 times throughout the books of the Bible. The graph below shows the locations of each appearance. It begins with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 40 most important Bible scriptures on knowledge.
An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
For wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might.
The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.
1 Corinthians 12:8
For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit.
1 Corinthians 8:1
Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up.
1 Kings 3:9
Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?
And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
“But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.
“But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”
For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
And he said to man, “Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.”
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
To give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins.
How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge?
Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord.
Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.
How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
There is gold and abundance of costly stones, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.
By his knowledge the deeps broke open, and the clouds drop down the dew.
Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!
Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.
Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.