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Easton's Bible Dictionary
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
; 1 Corinthians 1:17-21
; James 1:5
). "Wisdom" in Proverbs 1:20
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.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Wise, Wisdom'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/w/wise-wisdom.html. 1897.