Proverbs on Becoming Wise

 Proverbs 2:1-6

First my child, listen to me and treasure my instructions. Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight and understanding. Search for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure. Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God. For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 9:10

Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in understanding.

Proverbs 9:11-12

Wisdom will multiple your days and add years to your life. If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.

Proverbs 10:5

A wise youth works hard all summer; a youth who sleeps away the hour of opportunity brings shame.

Proverbs 10:8

The wise are glad to be instructed, but babbling fools fall flat on their faces.

Proverbs 10:14

Wise people treasure knowledge, but the babbling of a fool invites trouble.

Proverbs 10:19

Don’t talk too much, for it fosters sin. Be sensible and turn off the flow!

Proverbs 10:23

Doing wrong is fun for a fool, while wise conduct is a pleasure to the wise.

Proverbs 11:2

Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

Proverbs 12:18

Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.

Proverbs 13:10

Pride leads to arguments; those who take advice are wise.

Proverbs 13:20

Whoever walks with the wise will become wise; whoever walks with fools will suffer harm.

Proverbs 14:8

The wise look ahead to see what is coming, but fools deceive themselves.

Proverbs 15:7

Only the wise can give good advice; fools cannot do so.

Proverbs 15:31

If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise.

Proverbs 16:23

From a wise mind comes wife speech; the words of the wise are persuasive.

Proverbs 17:24

Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.

Proverbs 18:15

 Intelligent people are always open to new ideas. In fact, they look for them.

Proverbs 19:11

People with good sense restrain their anger; they earn esteem by overlooking wrongs.

Proverbs 19:20

Get all of the advice and instruction you can, and be wise the rest of your life.

Proverbs 20:1

Wine produces mockers; liquor leads to brawls. Whoever is led astray by drink cannot be wise.

Proverbs 21:11

A simpleton can learn only by seeing mockers punished; a wise person learns from instruction.

Proverbs 21:20

Next the wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get.

Proverbs 21:30

Human plans, no matter how wise or well advised, cannot stand against the Lord.

Proverbs 23:4

Don’t weary yourself trying to get rich. Why waste your time? For riches can disappear as though they had the wings of a bird!

Proverbs 29:3

The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but if he hangs around with prostitutes, his wealth is wasted.

Proverbs 29:8

Mockers can get a whole town agitated, but those who are wise will calm anger.

Proverbs 29:11

A fool gives full vent to anger, but a wise person quietly holds back.

Proverbs 29:15

To discipline and reprimand a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child.

 Proverbs 30:5

Every word of God proves true. He defends all who come to him for protection.