The word “wisdom” occurs 229 times in the Bible. The infographic below identifies the points of each occurrence. This graphic presentation starts with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 40 most powerful Bible scriptures on education.
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.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
1 Chronicles 16:11
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
2 Timothy 2:15
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.
I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated at the feet of Gamaliel according to the strict manner of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God as all of you are this day.
And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds.
See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
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.
All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things?”
“Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.
Good sense is a fountain of life to him who has it, but the instruction of fools is folly.
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.
Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge.
By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and knowledge, its stability will long continue.
The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.
Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Masters Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.