A Word To The Wise Is Sufficient Bible Verse
While growing up as a child, I constantly heard the phrase, "a word is enough for the wise." When an older adult is advising a younger person, this phrase is used to draw the attention of the younger person to be wiser and to pay attention to any advice given.
As a Christian, many instances in the Bible relate to the phrase "a word is enough to the wise." The book of Proverbs is a good place to learn a lot about the need to be wiser, who you pay attention to, and how to be receptive to feedback and obtain guidance from others.
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To understand what the Bible says about this phrase, see below "A word to the wise is sufficient Bible verses."
A Word To The Wise Is Sufficient Bible Verses
Proverbs 10:8 (NIV) - "The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin."
Proverbs 17:28 (ESV) - "Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent."
Proverbs 18:2 (ESV) - "A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion."
Ecclesiastes 5:2 (NASB) - "Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few."
Proverbs 13:3 (ESV) - "Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin."
Proverbs 10:19 (ESV) - "When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent."
James 1:19 (ESV) - "Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger"
Proverbs 15:2 (ESV) - "The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly."
Proverbs 18:13 (ESV) - "If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame."
Proverbs 29:20 (ESV) - "Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him."
Proverbs 15:28 (ESV) - "The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things."
Proverbs 26:4-5 (NIV) - "Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes."
Colossians 4:6 (ESV) - "Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person."
Proverbs 17:27 (ESV) - "Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding."
Proverbs 10:14 (ESV) - "The wise lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near."
Proverbs 21:23 (ESV) - "Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble."
Proverbs 15:1 (ESV) - "A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger."
Ephesians 4:29 (ESV) - "Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear."
Proverbs 9:9 (NIV) - "Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning."
Proverbs 17:10 (ESV) - "A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred blows into a fool."
Wise Sayings And Proverbs
- If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
- A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.
- The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
- Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Knowledge is power.
- If you want to change the world, start with yourself.
- A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Where there's a will, there's a way.
- If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.
- It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
- A penny saved is a penny earned.
- Don't put all your eggs in one basket.