Is wisdom a good thing? View all View original

This Bible contradiction is from the Skeptic's Annotated Bible.



Proverbs 3:35 View context

The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

Proverbs 4:7 View context

Wisdom [is] the principal thing; [therefore] get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Proverbs 14:8 View context

The wisdom of the prudent [is] to understand his way: but the folly of fools [is] deceit.

Proverbs 16:16 View context

How much better [is it] to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Proverbs 23:23 View context

Buy the truth, and sell [it] not; [also] wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Ecclesiastes 9:16-18 View context

Then said I, Wisdom [is] better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom [is] despised, and his words are not heard.

The words of wise [men are] heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.

Wisdom [is] better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.

James 1:5 View context

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.


Genesis 3:6 View context

And when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food, and that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Job 37:24 View context

Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any [that are] wise of heart.

1 Corinthians 1:19 View context

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.