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[Scripture in red indicates wisdom or instruction from our Savior and God's only Son, Jesus Christ.]

Psalms 14: 1 Only fools do not believe in God.

Psalms 14: 4-5 The evil are a bad influence on good people. They wouldn't think of praying to the Lord.

Psalms 34: 1-2 I constantly praise the Lord for the gifts He has given me. I will boast only in the Lord, so that I am not discouraged by my earthly endeavors. Come, let us tell of the Lord's greatness, and let us exalt His name together.

Psalms 92: 5-7 Only a fool would not see God's miracles. Although the wicked flourish and evildoers blossom with success, there is only eternal destruction ahead for them.

Psalms 105: 4 Search for the Lord and keep on searching.

Psalms 119: 65-66 You have done many good things for me, Lord, just as You promised. I believe in Your commands; now teach me good judgment and knowledge.

Psalms 119: 124-125 A prayer to learn God's wisdom: I am your servant. Deal with me in unfailing love, and teach me your principles. Give discernment to me so that I will understand your laws.

Psalms 130: 3-4 Lord, if you kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord, could ever survive? But you offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear you.

Proverbs 1: 7 Fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. Only fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Proverbs 1: 8-9 Children, listen to your father and mother. What you will learn from them will crown you with grace and clothe you with honor.

Proverbs 3: 13-18 Happy is the person who finds wisdom and gains understanding. Wisdom is more precious than anything. Wisdom will guide you down delightful paths. Happy are those who hold on to her tightly.

Proverbs 4: 5-12 Learn to be wise and develop good judgment based on God's wisdom. Achieving these things will lead to a long and good life, free of problems.

Proverbs 6: 6-11 Be self-motivated and fend for yourself. No one is responsible for your success or failure but you. A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest--and poverty will pounce on you like a bandit.

Proverbs 9: 9 Teach the wise, and they will be wiser. Teach the righteous, and they will learn more.

Proverbs 10: 8 The wise are glad to be instructed, but babbling fools never learn.

Proverbs 10: 17 People who accept correction are on the pathway to life, but those who ignore it will lead others astray.

Proverbs 10: 20-21 The truly righteous give good advice, but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense.

Proverbs 10: 26 Lazy people are a pain to their employer, like smoke in the eyes.

Proverbs 12: 1 To learn, you must love discipline. It is unwise to hate correction.

Proverbs 12: 8-9 Everyone admires a person with good sense, but a warped mind is despised. It is better to be a nobody than to be self-important and have no food.

Proverbs 12: 15 Fools think they need no advice, but the wise listen to others.

Proverbs 12: 23 Wise people don't make a show of their knowledge, but fools broadcast their folly.

Proverbs 12: 24 Work hard and become a leader. Be truthful with yourself about how much effort you are really making. Be lazy and become a slave.

Proverbs 12: 27 Lazy people don't use their resources, while industrious people make use of everything they find.

Proverbs 13: 4 Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper and be satisfied.

Proverbs 13: 11 Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears, while wealth from hard work grows.

Proverbs 13: 13-14 People who don't listen to advice find themselves in trouble. Those who respect advice will succeed.

Proverbs 13: 15-16 A person of good sense is respected. Wise people think before they act or speak. Fools don't think before they act, and they even brag about what they don't know.

Proverbs 13: 18 If you ignore criticism, you will end in poverty and disgrace. If you accept criticism, you will be honored.

Proverbs 13: 20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise. Whoever walks with fools will suffer harm.

Proverbs 15: 14 A wise person is hungry for the truth, while the fool feeds on trash.

Proverbs 15: 19 A lazy person has trouble all through life. The path of the upright is easy.

Proverbs 15: 31-33 If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise. If you reject criticism, you only hurt yourself. Fear of the Lord teaches a person to be wise. Humility precedes honor.

Proverbs 16: 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, and understanding than silver!

Proverbs 16: 21-23 Instruction is appreciated if it is well presented. From a wise mind comes wise speech. The words of the wise are persuasive.

Proverbs 16: 26 It is good for workers to have an appetite. An empty stomach drives them on. People will do their best when they have a positive incentive they will personally appreciate.

Proverbs 17: 16 It is senseless to pay tuition to educate a fool who has no heart for wisdom.

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: 2 Fools have no interest in understanding. They only want to air their own opinions.

Proverbs 18: 9 A lazy person is as bad as someone who destroys things.

Proverbs 19: 8 To acquire wisdom is to love oneself; people who cherish understanding will prosper.

Proverbs 19: 15 A lazy person sleeps soundly and goes hungry.

Proverbs 19: 20 Get all the advice and instruction you can, and be wise the rest of your life.

Proverbs 20: 4 If you are too lazy to plow in the right season, you will have no food at the harvest.

Proverbs 20: 13 If you love sleep, you will end in poverty. Keep your eyes open, and there will be plenty to eat.

Proverbs 21: 5 Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.

Proverbs 21: 11 A simpleton learns only by punishment; a wise person learns from instruction.

Proverbs 21: 25 The desires of lazy people will be their ruin, for their hands refuse to work.

Proverbs 23: 12 Commit yourself to instruction and learning; attune your ears to hear words of knowledge.

Proverbs 23: 19-21 Listen and be wise. Keep your heart on the right course. Do not carouse with drunkards and gluttons, for they are on their way to poverty. Too much sleep clothes a person in rags.

Proverbs 24: 33-34 A little more sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest--and poverty will pounce on you like a bandit.

Proverbs 25: 11-12 Timely advice and valid criticism is a treasure to one who heeds it.

Proverbs 26: 4-9 If you argue with fools, you can become as foolish as they are. However, if you don't challenge their foolish arguments, they become wise in their own estimation. It is best not to associate with them.

Proverbs 26: 10 An employer who hires a fool or someone they know nothing about is like an archer who shoots recklessly.

Proverbs 26: 11-12 As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. There is no more hope for fools than for people who think they are wise.

Proverbs 26: 13-16 Lazy people consider themselves smarter than seven wise counselors.

Proverbs 29: 1 Whoever stubbornly refuses to accept criticism will suddenly be broken beyond repair.

Ecclesiastes 1: 18 The greater the wisdom, the greater the grief. The more you know about God's wisdom, the more fault you can find with your actions. The message in Ecclesiastes is that getting closer to God is ultimately the only fruitful work you can do in your life.

Ecclesiastes 2: 26 God gives wisdom and knowledge to those who please Him. The message in Ecclesiastes is that getting closer to God is ultimately the only fruitful work you can do in your life.

Ecclesiastes 4: 13 It is better to be a poor but wise youth than to be an old and foolish person who refuses advice.

Ecclesiastes 5: 7 Dreaming all the time instead of working is foolishness. And there is ruin saying empty words.

Ecclesiastes 5: 12 People who work hard sleep well. But those who have had everything given to them seldom get a good night's sleep.

Ecclesiastes 7: 3 Sadness has a refining influence on us.

Ecclesiastes 9: 10 Whatever you do, do well. For when you die, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom. Be ready to face God.

Ecclesiastes 10: 1 Dead flies will cause even a bottle of perfume to stink! Likewise, a little foolishness can soil great wisdom and honor. People can easily get the wrong impression as a result of foolish actions.

Ecclesiastes 10: 2-3 The hearts of the wise lead them to do right, and the hearts of the foolish lead them to do evil. You can identify fools just by the way they walk down the street!

Ecclesiastes 10: 8-9 There are always risks in anything you do, but wise planning can help avoid problems. Just as a dull ax requires great strength and a sharpened ax requires less effort, increasing your wisdom will help you take the right paths.

Ecclesiastes 10: 10 If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge, he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to succeed.

Ecclesiastes 11: 6 Be sure to stay busy and plant a variety of crops, for you never know which will grow - perhaps they all will.

Isaiah 1: 17 Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the orphan. Fight for the rights of widows.

Isaiah 5: 21 Destruction is certain for those who think they are wise and consider themselves to be clever.

Isaiah 28: 23-29 The Lord refines our lives and shows His wisdom through life's experiences. But, He never gives us more than we can handle. (Especially Isaiah 28:27-29)

Isaiah 50: 4-9 The Sovereign Lord gives me wisdom, helping me to understand His will more every day. I do not hide in shame when His enemies mock me. I have set my face like stone, determined to do His will. All His enemies will be destroyed.

Isaiah 55: 1-3 Come to the Lord with your ears wide open. Listen, for the life of your soul is at stake.

Isaiah 55: 6-7 Seek the Lord while you can find Him. Turn from wicked deeds. Banish the very thought of doing wrong. Turn to God, for He will abundantly pardon.

Jeremiah 10: 24 Correct me with justice, Lord. Do not correct me in anger, for I would die.

Jonah 4: 10-11 The Lord has compassion for those living in spiritual darkness; that is, those who are ignorant of God's laws, and therefore, do not know that they offend the Lord, as opposed to those who know better and still break His commandments.

Matthew 4: 4 Man does not live by bread alone; people must feed on every word of God.

Matthew 7: 24-27 Jesus said, 'Anyone who listens to my teaching and obeys me is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Anyone who hears my teaching and ignores it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand.'

Mark 4: 23-25 Jesus said, 'Anyone willing to hear should listen! The more you pay attention, the more you will understand-and even more besides! To those open to my teachings, more wisdom will be given. But to those not listening, they will even lose what they have.'

Luke 4: 4 Jesus said, 'Man does not live by bread alone.' People get spiritual nourishment from the word of God.

Luke 6: 39-40 Jesus said of good teachers, 'What good is it for one blind person to lead another? The first will fall into a ditch and pull the other with him. A student is not greater than the teacher, but the student who works hard will become like the teacher.'

Luke 7: 35 Jesus said, 'Wisdom is shown to be right by the lives of those who follow it.'

Luke 8: 8-10 Jesus said, 'Anyone willing to hear should listen!' The Scriptures said of Jesus, 'They see what I do, but they don't really see; they hear what I say, but they don't understand.'

Luke 8: 16-18 Jesus said, 'Everything hidden will be brought to light! The more you pay attention, the more you will understand! To those open to my teachings, more wisdom will be given. But to those not listening, even what they have will be taken away.'

Luke 10: 38-42 Martha and her sister Mary welcomed Jesus into their home. Mary sat at Jesus' feet while Martha began preparing dinner. When Martha asked Jesus to have Mary help, Jesus said, 'There is only one thing to be concerned about, and Mary has discovered it.'

John 3: 27-30 God has appointed each of us special abilities, and we must glorify His name in our work. We glorify Him by following the teachings of His only Son, Jesus Christ. Nothing is more important. And we must be humble and rejoice when others help glory Him.

John 4: 13-14 Jesus said, 'The water I give people takes away their thirst. It becomes a perpetual spring within them, giving them eternal life.'

John 6: 44-45 Jesus said, 'No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them to me, and at the last day I will raise them from the dead.' God draws us to Jesus as we comprehend Jesus' miracles and learn from His teachings. 'They will be taught by God.'

Romans 5: 3-6 Trials in life are good for us. They help us to learn and to understand when others go through their own trials. Testing strengthens our character, and the Holy Spirit is always there to give us love and guidance, if we will only have faith and listen.

Romans 12: 4-5 We are all parts of Christ's one body, and each of us has different work to do. And since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each of us needs all the others.

Romans 12: 11 Never be lazy in the work the Lord has assigned to you. Serve the Lord enthusiastically.

1 Corinthians 1: 26-29 God chose: things the world considers foolish to shame those who think they are wise; the powerless to shame the powerful; things despised to make meaningless what the world considers important. He did this so that no one can boast in God's presence.

1 Corinthians 2: 1-16 Do not preach with flamboyance. Those who believe have the Holy Spirit within them, giving them a door to God's wisdom. The Holy Spirit is the teacher, and it is not man's wisdom, but God's. It is no surprise that non-believers cannot understand.

1 Corinthians 3: 7-9 Paul wanted us to remember how we really learn God's wisdom, 'The ones who do the planting or watering aren't important, but God is important because He is the one who makes the seed grow.'

1 Corinthians 3: 18-20 If you think you are wise by this world's standards, you will have to become a fool so you can become wise by God's standards. God catches those in their own cleverness who think they are wise.

1 Corinthians 3: 21-23 Don't take pride in a particular leader because you think him particularly smart or clever.

1 Corinthians 7: 17-24 Whatever your work was when called by God, keep on with it. But now, God is there in your life to help.

1 Corinthians 7: 29-32 Happiness or sadness or wealth should not keep anyone from doing God's work. Make good use of the things of the world without becoming attached to them, for this world will pass away. In everything you do, be free from the concerns of this life.

1 Corinthians 8: 1-3 Anyone who claims to know all the answers doesn't really know very much. But the person who loves God is the one God knows and cares for.

1 Corinthians 15: 58 Be strong, steady and always enthusiastic about the Lord's work, for nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.

2 Corinthians 11: 19 Those who think they are wise enjoy listening to fools.

Galatians 6: 4-5 Listen to the Holy Spirit within you, and do what it tells you to do. For then you will enjoy the personal satisfaction of having done your work well, and you won't need to compare yourself to anyone else. We are all responsible for our own conduct.

Philippians 4: 11-13 We can do anything worthy with the help of Christ, who gives us strength. We can learn how to get along happily whether we have much or little.

Colossians 3: 8-11 As a follower of Christ, now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Don't lie to each other. No matter who you are, your new nature is being strengthened by Christ as you learn more about Him.

1 Thessalonians 1: 5-7 You yourselves can bring others to Christ by living His message. Teaching Christ's word is much more effective when the teacher lives what he teaches.

1 Thessalonians 4: 11-12 This should be your ambition: Live a quiet life. Mind your own business and work hard with your hands. As a result, people who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will not have to depend on others to pay your bills.

1 Thessalonians 5: 14 Warn those who are lazy in their work for the Lord. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone.

1 Timothy 4: 10-16 Work hard teaching and suffer much so that people will believe the truth, even if you think you are too young. Be an example to all you teach. Focus on reading the Scriptures. Stay true to what is right, and God will save you and those who hear you.

1 Timothy 6: 1-2 Christian workers should give their bosses full respect so that the name of God and His teachings will not be shamed. Work all the harder for a Christian boss because you are helping another believer by your efforts.

1 Timothy 6: 20-21 Guard the knowledge God has entrusted to you. Avoid godless and foolish discussions with those who oppose you with their so-called knowledge. Some people have wandered from the faith by following such foolishness.

2 Timothy 2: 14-17 Remind Christians not to fight over words. Such arguments are useless, and they can ruin those who hear them. Be a true teacher who correctly explains God's word and doesn't distort His message. Such foolish discussions are like a cancer.

Titus 2: 9-10 Workers should obey their bosses and do their best to please them. They must not talk back or steal, but they must show themselves to be entirely trustworthy and good. Then they make the teaching about God our Savior attractive in every way.

Hebrews 13: 10-14 Jesus left His heavenly home to reveal God's message to the world and to save those who needed to learn God's truth. It was so important to Him that He died for our sins! So, we should also go out of our way to spread God's message to others.

James 5: 10-11 Remember to endure suffering with patience. Job is an example of a man who endured patiently. From his experience we see how the Lord's plan finally ended in good, for He became full of tenderness and mercy.

1 Peter 2: 18-20 Those who are in the service of others must accept the authority of their bosses, even when they are harsh. God is pleased when you patiently endure unfair treatment when doing right and keeping to good moral principles.

1 Peter 5: 10 In His kindness God called you to His eternal glory by means of Jesus Christ. After you have suffered for a while to cleanse your soul and learn His truth, He will restore, support, and strengthen you, and He will place you on a firm foundation.

2 Peter 2: 19-22 You are a slave to whatever controls you. Those who return to sin after learning the holy commandments from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ are worse off than before. As the proverbs say,'A dog returns to its vomit, and a washed pig returns to the mud.'

1 John 2: 24-25 Remain faithful to what you have been taught from the beginning about Jesus. If you do, you will continue to live in fellowship with the Son and with the Father. In this fellowship we enjoy the eternal life He promised us.

Revelation 14: 1-5 The 144,000 who will stand with the Lamb have the seal of God written on their foreheads. Only the 144,000 could learn the new song sang before God, His four living beings and twenty-four elders. They were purchased from among the people and blameless.

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Note to Readers: This is a condensed representation derived from several versions of the Christian Bible. Scripture and other information are presented here so readers can refer to and interpret the same passages in their preferred versions.
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