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Easton's Bible DictionaryA moral rather than an intellectual quality. To be "foolish" is to be godless (Psalm 14:1; Comp. 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.
Mentioned in Dan. 2:12 included three classes, (1) astrologers, (2) Chaldeans, and (3) soothsayers. The word in the original (hakamim) probably means "medicine men. In Chaldea medicine was only a branch of magic. The "wise men" of Matthew 2:7, who came from the East to Jerusalem, were magi from Persia or Arabia.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (v.) Having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive information; erudite; learned.
2. (v.) Hence, especially, making due use of knowledge; discerning and judging soundly concerning what is true or false, proper or improper; choosing the best ends and the best means for accomplishing them; sagacious.
3. (v.) Versed in art or science; skillful; dexterous; specifically, skilled in divination.
4. (v.) Hence, prudent; calculating; shrewd; wary; subtle; crafty.
5. (v.) Dictated or guided by wisdom; containing or exhibiting wisdom; well adapted to produce good effects; judicious; discreet; as, a wise saying; a wise scheme or plan; wise conduct or management; a wise determination.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaWISE MEN
wiz'-men: In addition to the uses of "wise" specified in the article WISDOM, the adjective is employed occasionally as the technical description of men who are adepts in magic, divination, etc. (e.g. in Genesis 41:8 Exodus 7:11 Esther 1:13 Daniel 2:27; Daniel 5:15). Naturally, however, in the ancient world the boundary between genuine knowledge and astrology, etc., was exceedingly vague, and it was never denied that real knowledge could be gained along lines that we know to be futile. So the initiation of Moses into all the wisdom of the Egyptians (Acts 7:22) or of Daniel into all the learning of the Chaldeans (Daniel 1:4) met with no disapproval. These great men could be trusted to avoid the moral and religious pitfalls of such pursuits. For the ordinary Israelites, however the uncompromising prohibition of idolatry closed the door definitely to all studies of this kind. See ASTROLOGY; DIVINATION, etc. And for the Wise-men of Matthew 2 see MAGI.
Greek4680. sophos -- skilled, wise
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5429. phronimos -- practically wise, sensible
4679. sophizo -- to make wise
4908. sunetos -- intelligent
4920. suniemi -- to set together, fig. to understand
781. asophos -- unwise
3364. ou me -- anymore, at all, neither, never
3779. houto and houtos -- in this way, thus
5386. philosophos -- a philosopher
243. allos -- other, another
Strong's Hebrew2450. chakam -- wise
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2449. chakam -- to be wise
2445. chakkim -- a wise man
2454. chokmoth -- wisdom, every wise woman
2453. Chakmoni -- "wise," two Israelites
8458. tachbulah -- direction, counsel
7919a. sakal -- to be prudent
6912. qabar -- to bury
389. ak -- surely, howbeit
7922. sekel -- prudence, insight
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ThesaurusWise (422 Occurrences)
...Wise men. Mentioned in Dan. ... The "wise men" of Matthew 2:7, who came from the East
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Bible ConcordanceWise (422 Occurrences)
Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
Matthew 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying,
Matthew 2:6 And thou Bethlehem, land of Judah, Art in no wise least among the princes of Judah: For out of thee shall come forth a governor, Who shall be shepherd of my people Israel.
Matthew 2:7 Then Herod secretly called the wise men, and learned from them exactly what time the star appeared.
Matthew 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked by the wise men, was exceedingly angry, and sent out, and killed all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all the surrounding countryside, from two years old and under, according to the exact time which he had learned from the wise men.
Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Matthew 5:20 For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed 'the righteousness' of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:26 Verily I say to thee, Thou shalt in no wise come out thence till thou hast paid the last farthing.
Matthew 7:24 "Everyone therefore who hears these words of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house on a rock.
Matthew 10:16 "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Matthew 10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
Matthew 11:25 At that time, Jesus answered, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you hid these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to infants.
Matthew 13:14 And unto them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall in no wise understand; And seeing ye shall see, and shall in no wise perceive:
Matthew 13:15 For the heart of this people has become fat and their ears are slow in hearing and their eyes are shut; for fear that they might see with their eyes and give hearing with their ears and become wise in their hearts and be turned again to me, so that I might make them well.
Matthew 15:6 and he shall in no wise honour his father or his mother; and ye have made void the commandment of God on account of your traditional teaching.
Matthew 16:22 And Peter taking him to him began to rebuke him, saying, God be favourable to thee, Lord; this shall in no wise be unto thee.
Matthew 16:28 Verily I say unto you, there are some of them that stand here, who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
Matthew 18:3 and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye turn, and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 21:24 Jesus answered them, "I also will ask you one question, which if you tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things.
Matthew 23:34 Therefore, behold, I send to you prophets, wise men, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify; and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city;
Matthew 23:39 for I say unto you, Ye shall in no wise see me henceforth until ye say, Blessed be he that comes in the name of the Lord.
Matthew 24:35 The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words shall in no wise pass away.
Matthew 24:45 "Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has set over his household, to give them their food in due season?
Matthew 25:2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
Matthew 25:4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
Matthew 25:8 The foolish said to the wise,'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'
Matthew 25:9 But the wise answered, saying,'What if there isn't enough for us and you? You go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.'
Matthew 26:35 Peter said to him, "Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you." All of the disciples also said likewise.
Mark 8:12 And groaning in his spirit, he says, Why does this generation seek a sign? Verily I say unto you, A sign shall in no wise be given to this generation.
Mark 9:1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There are some here of them that stand 'by', who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God come with power.
Mark 9:41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink, because ye are Christ's, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
Mark 10:15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall in no wise enter therein.
Mark 12:34 When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, "You are not far from the Kingdom of God." No one dared ask him any question after that.
Mark 13:30 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall in no wise pass away, till all these things take place.
Mark 13:31 The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words shall in no wise pass away.
Mark 14:31 But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.
Mark 16:18 they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall in no wise hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Luke 2:46 And after three days they came across him in the Temple, seated among the wise men, giving ear to their words and putting questions to them.
Luke 4:11 and on their hands shall they bear thee, lest in any wise thou strike thy foot against a stone.
Luke 7:35 But wisdom is justified by all who are truly wise."
Luke 9:27 But I tell you of a truth, There are some of them that stand here, who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
Luke 10:19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall in any wise hurt you.
Luke 10:21 In that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit, and said, "I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight."
Luke 12:42 The Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the right times?
Luke 12:59 I say unto thee, Thou shalt in no wise come out thence until thou hast paid the very last mite.
Luke 13:11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.
Luke 16:8 "His lord commended the dishonest manager because he had done wisely, for the children of this world are, in their own generation, wiser than the children of the light.
Luke 18:17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
Luke 21:18 And a hair of your head shall in no wise perish.
Luke 21:32 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall in no wise pass away until all come to pass.
Luke 21:33 The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words shall in no wise pass away.
John 4:48 Jesus therefore said unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will in no wise believe.
John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
John 21:1 After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself.
Acts 7:6 And God spake on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years.
Acts 10:14 And Peter said, In no wise, Lord; for I have never eaten anything common or unclean.
Acts 11:8 And I said, In no wise, Lord, for common or unclean has never entered into my mouth.
Acts 13:34 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David.
Acts 13:41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.
Acts 15:38 But Paul didn't think that it was a good idea to take with them someone who had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia, and didn't go with them to do the work.
Acts 26:25 Then Paul said, I am not off my head, most noble Festus, but my words are true and wise.
Acts 28:26 saying, Go thou unto this people, and say, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall in no wise understand; And seeing ye shall see, and shall in no wise perceive:
Acts 28:27 For the heart of this people has become fat and their ears are slow in hearing and their eyes are shut; for fear that they might see with their eyes and give hearing with their ears and become wise in their hearts and be turned again to me, so that I might make them well.
Romans 1:14 I am debtor both to Greeks and to foreigners, both to the wise and to the foolish.
Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Romans 3:9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
Romans 3:11 There is not one who is really wise, nor one who is a diligent seeker after God.
Romans 10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
Romans 11:25 For I don't desire you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you won't be wise in your own conceits, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in,
Romans 12:3 But I say to every one of you, through the grace given to me, not to have an over-high opinion of himself, but to have wise thoughts, as God has given to every one a measure of faith.
Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Don't set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Don't be wise in your own conceits.
Romans 16:19 For your obedience has become known to all. I rejoice therefore over you. But I desire to have you wise in that which is good, but innocent in that which is evil.
Romans 16:27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
1 Corinthians 1:17 Christ did not send me to baptize, but to proclaim the Good News; and not in merely wise words--lest the Cross of Christ should be deprived of its power.
1 Corinthians 1:19 For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, I will bring the discernment of the discerning to nothing."
1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the lawyer of this world? Hasn't God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
1 Corinthians 1:26 For you see your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, and not many noble;
1 Corinthians 1:27 but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong;
1 Corinthians 2:1 And when I came to you, my brothers, I did not come with wise words of knowledge, putting before you the secret of God.
1 Corinthians 2:4 and my word and my preaching was not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power --
1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another builds on it. But let each man be careful how he builds on it.
1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.
1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He has taken the wise in their craftiness."
1 Corinthians 3:20 And again, "The Lord knows the reasoning of the wise, that it is worthless."
1 Corinthians 4:6 My brothers, it is because of you that I have taken Apollos and myself as examples of these things, so that in us you might see that it is not wise to go farther than what is in the holy Writings, so that no one of you may be lifted up against his brother.
1 Corinthians 4:10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You have honor, but we have dishonor.
1 Corinthians 6:5 I say this to move you to shame. Isn't there even one wise man among you who would be able to decide between his brothers?
1 Corinthians 6:12 I am free to do all things; but not all things are wise. I am free to do all things; but I will not let myself come under the power of any.
1 Corinthians 7:29 But I say this, my brothers, the time is short; and from now it will be wise for those who have wives to be as if they had them not;
1 Corinthians 10:15 I speak as to wise men. Judge what I say.
1 Corinthians 10:23 We are free to do all things, but there are things which it is not wise to do. We are free to do all things, but not all things are for the common good.
1 Corinthians 12:28 And God has put some in the church, first, Apostles; second, prophets; third, teachers; then those with wonder-working powers, then those with the power of taking away disease, helpers, wise guides, users of strange tongues.
2 Corinthians 9:5 So it seemed to me wise for the brothers to go before, and see that the amount which you had undertaken to give was ready, so that it might be a cause for praise, and not as if we were making profit out of you.
2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
2 Corinthians 11:19 For you bear with the foolish gladly, being wise.
Ephesians 5:15 Therefore watch carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise;
Colossians 4:5 Behave wisely in relation to the outside world, buying up your opportunities.
1 Thessalonians 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we that are alive, that are left unto the coming of the Lord, shall in no wise precede them that are fallen asleep.
1 Thessalonians 5:3 When they are saying, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall in no wise escape.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 let no man beguile you in any wise: for 'it will not be,' except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,
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