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Scripture and the Theme of Wisdom

Posted by Dim Bulb on January 28, 2017

The following is excerpted from The Divine Armory of Holy Scripture by Father Vaughan. The spelling of names and the system of biblical referencing follows that of the old Douay-Rheims. I’ll try and update these later.

69.—THE GIFT OF WISDOM

Je 31:34; Jn 8:32; Eci 1:14; Eci 1:20; Eci 21:13; Jb 28:28; Eci 1:16; W 6:18; Lu 21:15; Is 42:16.

Examples of Wisdom:

(1) Jesus Christ, the Eternal Wisdom. Pv 3:19
(2) St. Stephen. Ac 6:10
(3) St. Moses. Ac 7:22
(4) St. Daniel. Da 6:3
(5) St. Joseph the Patriarch. Ge 41:39
(6) SS. Ananias, Misael, and Azarias. Da 1:20
(7) The Magi. Mt 2:1
(8) Solomon. 3 K 3:16
(9) Hobab the Madianite. Nu 10:31
(10) Ethan and Heman. 3 K 4:31
(11) Chalcol and Dorda. 3 K 4:31
(12) Beseleel and Ooliab. Ex 36:1
(13) The Sons of Issachar. 1 P 12:32
(14) Esdras. 1 E 7:25
(15) Zacharias. 1 P 26:14
(16) The Five Wise Virgins. Mt 25:2
(17) The Wise Steward. Lu 12:42
(18) The Wise Architect. 1 C 3:10
70.—GOD THE AUTHOR OF WISDOM

Eci 1:5; Eci 24:40–41; W 7:15–16; Eci 1:22–23; Jb 32:7–8; W 7:25; Cl 2:3.
71.—QUALITIES AND CONDITIONS OF WISDOM

Ja 3:17; W 1:6; Jb 28:12, 14; Jb 28:20–22; Eci 24:16; Eci 6:23; Pv 8:12–17; Pv 8:32–36.
72.—HOW TO ACQUIRE WISDOM

Eci 6:18; Eci 51:18–19; W 6:12–14; Eci 4:18–21; Eci 51:27; W 1:4–5; W 7:27; W 7:7; W 8:21; Eci 51:26; Eci 39:1, 6–7; Pv 2:3–5; Eci 51:24–25; Ps 111:10; Eci 1:33; Eci 43:37; Eci 6:37; Eci 15:1; Eci 38:25; Jn 7:17; Je 24:7.
73.—BLESSINGS OF WISDOM IN SOUL AND BODY

W 7:11; Eci 4:12, 14; Pv 4:13; Eci 4:17; Eci 14:26–27; W 9:19; Pv 9:12
74.—BLESSINGS OF WISDOM IN THE UNDERSTANDING AND THE WILL

Pv 28:5; W 8:1; Pv 2:3, 9–12; Ps 35:10; Ps 111:4; Is 58:11; Mt 13:11; 1 J 2:20; Eci 51:27–28; Eci 15:3–5; W 8:7; W 7:10.
75.—WISDOM BESTOWS JOY, PEACE, AND STABILITY OF MIND

W 8:16; Eci 6:29; Pv 3:17–18; Eci 4:13; Eci 15:2; Eci 4:21; W 8:18; Eci 51:37; W 8:9; Eci 15:3–4; Ecl 2:13.
76.—WISDOM BRINGS HONOUR AND GLORY

Eci 39:12–14; Eci 10:28; Pv 12:8; Eci 37:27–29; Eci 4:15–16; Eci 15:4–6; W 7:27; W 10:10.
77.—WISDOM GIVES PROSPERITY

Pv 8:11; W 7:14; W 8:5; W 8:18; Pv 24:3–4; Eci 51:36; Pv 8:18, 21; Pv 16:22; Pv 16:21.
78.—MISERY OF HIM WHO DESPISES WISDOM

W 3:11–13; W 9:6; W 6:15–17; Ecl 1:15; Is 29:14; Jb 5:13–14; 1 C 3:19; Eci 21:15; Je 8:9; Ro 1:22–23; Is 47:10; Cl 2:8.
79.—BLISS OF HIM WHO SEEKS WISDOM

Eci 9:17; Eci 37:26; Eci 39:8–9, 11; W 6:26; Eci 21:24; Ps 93:12.
80.—THE WISE AND FOOLISH MAN CONTRASTED

Eci 15:7–8; Pv 14:8; Pv 15:21; Pv 22:3; Ecl 2:13–14; Ro 8:6–7.
81.—EXHORTATIONS TO WISDOM

Dt 32:29; Pv 8:4–5, 10–11; Pv 9:4–6; Eci 51:31–34; Pv 7:4–5; Pv 16:16; Eci 6:24–25, 30–32; Pv 23:23; Ep 5:8; Pv 27:11; Eci 24:26–27.
82.—CRIES OF THE SOUL SEEKING WISDOM

W 9:4; W 9:10; W 9:17–19; Ps 5:9; Ps 24:4; Ps 24:5; Ps 38:5; Ps 42:3; Ps 85:11; Ps 138:24; Ps 142:8–11; Eci 23:1–6; Ca 1:3; Jb 34:32.

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