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Websters dictionary 1828


Proverbs Word Definition - Wisdom

Pro 1:2 To know wisdom H2451 and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
Pro 1:3 To receive the instruction of wisdom H7919, justice, and judgment, and equity;
Pro 1:4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
Pro 1:5 A wise H2450man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
Pro 1:6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise H2450, and their dark sayings.
Pro 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom H2451 and instruction.


Proverbs 1:4, 5

Pro 1:2 To knowH3045 wisdomH2451 and instruction;H4148 to perceiveH995 the wordsH561 of understanding;H998
Pro 1:3 To receiveH3947 the instructionH4148 of wisdom,H7919 justice,H6664 and judgment,H4941 and equity;H4339

Wisdom - Webster

WISDOM, n. s as z. [G. See Wise.]

1. The right use or exercise of knowledge;

If wisdom is to be considered as a faculty of the mind,

Wisdom gained by experience, is of inestimable value.

It is hoped that our rulers will act with dignity and wisdom; that they will yield every thing to reason, and refuse every thing to force.

2. In Scripture, human learning; erudition; knowledge of arts and sciences.

Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. Acts 7.

3. Quickness of intellect; readiness of apprehension; dexterity in execution; as the wisdom of Bezaleel and Aholiab. Exo 31.

4. Natural instinct and sagacity. Job 39.

5. In Scripture theology, wisdom is true religion; godliness; piety; the knowledge and fear of God, and sincere and uniform obedience to his commands. This is the wisdom which is from above. Psa 90. Job 28.

6. Profitable words or doctrine. Psa 37.

The wisdom of this world, mere human erudition; or the carnal policy of men, their craft and artifices in promoting their temporal interests; called also fleshly wisdom. 1 Cor 2. 2 Cor 1.

The wisdom of words, artificial or affected eloquence; or learning displayed in teaching. 1 Cor 1 and 2.


From H2449; wisdom (in a good sense): - skillful, wisdom, wisely, wit.

A primitive root, to be wise (in mind, word or act):


WISE, a. s as z. [G., to know., L.]

1. Properly, having knowledge;

hence, having the power

of discerning and judging correctly, or

of discriminating

  • between what is true and what is false;
  • between what is fit and proper,
  • and what is improper;
  • as a wise prince;
  • a wise magistrate.

Solomon was deemed the wisest man. But a man may be speculatively and not practically wise. Hence,

2. Discrete and judicious in the use or applications of knowledge; choosing laudable ends, and the best means to accomplish them. This is to be practically wise. Gen 41.

3. Skillful; dextrous.

They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. Jer 4.

4. Learned; knowing; as the wise and the unwise. Rom 1.

5. Skilled in arts, science, philosophy, or in magic and divination. 2 Sam 14.

6. Godly; pious. Prov 13.

--The holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise to salvation. 2 Tim 3.

7. Skilled in hidden arts; a sense somewhat ironical; as the wise woman of Brainford.

8.Dictated or guided by wisdom; containing wisdom; judicious; well adapted to produce good effects; applicable to things; as a wise saying; a wise scheme or plan; wise conduct or management; a wise determination.

9. Becoming a wise man; grave; discrete; as wise deportment.

WISE, n. s as z. [G.] Manner; way of being or acting.

This song she sings in most commanding wise.

In fittest wise.

In the foregoing form, this word is obsolete, the use of it is now very limited. It is common in the following phrases.

1. In any wise.

If he that sanctified the field will in any wise redeem it-- Lev 27.

Fret not thyself in any wise. Psa 37.

2. On this wise.

On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel. Num 6.

3. In no wise. He shall in no wise lose his reward. Mat 10.

It is used in composition, as in likewise, otherwise, lengthwise, &c. By mistake, ways is often used for it; as lengthways, for lengthwise.


Verse 2 - wisdom H7919

A primitive root; to be (causeatively make or act) circumspect and hence intelligent: