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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Wise, Wisdom


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A moral rather than an intellectual quality. To be "foolish" is to be godless (Psalm 14:1 ; Compare Judges 19:23 ; 2 Samuel 13:13 ). True wisdom is a gift from God to those who ask it (Job 28:12-28 ; Proverbs 3:13-18 ; Romans 1:22 ; 16:27 ; 1 Corinthians 1:17-21 ; 2:6-8 ; James 1:5 ). "Wisdom" in Proverbs 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 Corinthians 1:24 ). In Matthew 11:19 it is the personified principle of wisdom that is meant.


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Wise, Wisdom'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/w/wise-wisdom.html. 1897.

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Monday, October 26th, 2020
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
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