The following verses give insight into gaining wisdom:
Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.
Proverbs 10:19 (NLT)
Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.
Proverbs 17:28 (NLT)
The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence.
Proverbs 14:16 (NLT)
Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.
Proverbs 29:11 (NLT)
Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Proverbs 1:7 (NLT)
Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
Proverbs 17:24 (NLT)
5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your
faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. 7 Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.
James 1:5-8 (NLT)
Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Proverbs 11:2 (NLT)
Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.
Colossians 3:16 (NLT)
If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.
James 3:13 (NLT)
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.
James 3:17 (NLT)
Teach the older men to exercise self-control, to be worthy of respect, and to live wisely. They must have sound faith and be filled with love and patience.
Titus 2:2 (NLT)
Ears to hear and eyes to see— both are gifts from the LORD.
Proverbs 20:12 (NLT)
Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.
Psalm 119:18 (NLT)
15 For the hearts of these people are hardened, and their ears cannot hear, and they have closed their eyes— so their eyes cannot see, and their ears cannot hear, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and let me heal them. 16 But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.
Matthew 13:15-16 (NLT)