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#2.1 GREEK WORD STUDIES
σοφία 'sophia' meaning 'wisdom' Strong's 4678

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Introduction 2.1

This is a word study about the meaning of the Greek word σοφία, 'sophia' meaning 'wisdom', Strong's 4678 in the New Testament. It gives every verse where the word 'sophia' appears. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word sophia appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. If the word is in italics then there is no equivalent word for it in the Greek. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.1 Scriptures for σοφία 'sophia' meaning 'wisdom' Strong's 4678

Matthew 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a wine drinker, a friend of tax collectors and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
12:42 The queen of the south shall be raised up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the end of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
13:54 And when he came into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, From where has this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?

Mark 6:2 And when the Sabbath day came, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From when has this man these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to him, that even such mighty works are done by his hands?

Luke 2:40 And the child grew, and grew strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
7:35 But wisdom is justified of all her children.
11:31 The queen of the south shall be raised up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and shall condemn them: for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
11:49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall kill and persecute:
21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

Acts 6:3 Therefore, brothers, you look out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
6:10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spoke.
7:10 And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.
7:22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

1 Corinthians 1:17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.
1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
1:20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom did not know God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe.
1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling-block, and to the Greeks foolishness;
1:24 But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1:30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
2:1 And I, brothers, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom, declaring to you the testimony of God.
2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
2:6 However we speak wisdom among those who are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the princes of this age, that come to nothing:
2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the ages for our glory:
2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He takes the wise in their own craftiness.
12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly towards you.

Ephesians 1:8 In which he has abounded towards us in all wisdom and prudence;
1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
3:10 To the intent that now to the principalities and authorities in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that you might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
2:3 In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
2:23 Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
4:5 Walk in wisdom towards those who are outside, redeeming the time.

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and does not reproach; and it shall be given him.
3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
3:14 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, do not glory, and do not lie against the truth.
3:15 This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
3:16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

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