‘wise’ … the “Prophets” in the Old Testament (KJV)


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I am no preacher, but, am a prime sinner
and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, when I read “The Holy Bible” KJV, the following verses were given in the context of wise .

Isa 5:21 . Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyeand prudent in their own sight!
Isa 19:11 . Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?Isa

19:12 . Where are they? where are thy wise men?
and let them tell thee now,
and let them know what the LORD of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.
Isa 29:14 . Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work
and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish,
and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
Isa 31:2 . Yet he also is wise,
and will bring evil,
and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers,
and against the help of them that work iniquity.
Isa 44:25 . That frustrateth the tokens of the liars,
and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward,
and maketh their knowledge foolish;
Jer 4:22 . For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children,
and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Jer 8:8 . How do ye say, We are wise,
and the law of the LORD is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain.
Jer 8:9 . The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed
and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD;
and what wisdom is in them?

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Jer 9:12 . Who is the wise man, that may understand this?
and who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD hath spoken, that he may declare it, for what the land perisheth
and is burned up like a wilderness, that none passeth through?
Jer 9:23 . Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
Jer 10:7 . Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations,
and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.
Jer 18:18 . Then said they, Come,
and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come,
and let us smite him with the tongue,
and let us not give heed to any of his words.
Jer 50:35 . A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the LORD,
and upon the inhabitants of Babylon,
and upon her princes,
and upon her wise men.
Jer 51:57 . And I will make drunk her princes,
and her wise men, her captains,
and her rulers,
and her mighty men:
and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep,
and not wake, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.
Eze 27:8 . The inhabitants of Zidon
and Arvad were thy mariners: thy wise men, O Tyrus, that were in thee, were thy pilots.
Eze 27:9 . The ancients of Gebal
and the wise men thereof were in thee thy calkers: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to occupy thy merchandise.
Eze 28:3 . Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:
Dan 2:12 . For this cause the king was angry
and very furious,
and commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.
Dan 2:13 . And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain;
and they sought Daniel
and his fellows to be slain.
Dan 2:14 . Then Daniel answered with counsel
and wisdom to Arioch the captain of the king’s guard, which was gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon:
Dan 2:18 . That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel
and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
Dan 2:21 . And he changeth the times
and the seasons: he removeth kings,
and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise,
and knowledge to them that know understanding:
Dan 2:24 . Therefore Daniel went in unto Arioch, whom the king had ordained to destroy the wise men of Babylon: he went
and said thus unto him; Destroy not the wise men of Babylon: bring me in before the king,
and I will shew unto the king the interpretation.
Dan 2:27 . Daniel answered in the presence of the king,
and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king;
Dan 2:48 . Then the king made Daniel a great man,
and gave him many great gifts,
and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon,
and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon.
Dan 4:6 . Therefore made I a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known unto me the interpretation of the dream.
Dan 4:18 . This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now thou, O Belteshazzar, declare the interpretation thereof, forasmuch as all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known unto me the interpretation: but thou art able; for the spirit of the holy gods is in thee.
Dan 5:7 . The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans,
and the soothsayers. And the king spake,
and said to the wise men of Babylon, Whosoever shall read this writing,
and shew me the interpretation thereof, shall be clothed with scarlet,
and have a chain of gold about his neck,
and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.
Dan 5:8 . Then came in all the king’s wise men: but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation thereof.
Dan 5:15 . And now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing,
and make known unto me the interpretation thereof: but they could not shew the interpretation of the thing:
Dan 12:3 . And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament;
and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever
and ever.
Dan 12:10 . Many shall be purified,
and made white,
and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly:
and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
Hos 14:9 . Who is wise,
and he shall understand these things? prudent,
and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right,
and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
Oba 1:8 . Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom,
and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
Zec 9:2 . And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus,
and Zidon, though it be very wise.

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About David Mathi Raj Samuel
I am engaged in the computer field since 1977, particularly in Documentation, Desktop Publishing & Training field since 1986. The design work provides me creative satisfaction and motivates me to look for more challenging activities. I have a taste for Technical Writing. Presently, I am a Freelancer. My SME (Subject-Matter Expert) is "The Holy Bible (KJV)" and publishing the "Subject" from the Holy Bible only. I use CorelDraw X5 & X6 to create my flyers. I emphasize, that, I am no preacher, I am nothing special, but, an average man. Personally, I am from the bottom of the society, Tamil speaking 'Adhi-Dravida' community in Tamil Nadu, India. Father was Head-master of a municipal Higher Secondary School, passed at the age of 50 (05/05/1922 – 03/07/1972). Mother was a Teacher in a Municipal Higher Secondary School, passed after her retirement (08/04/1927 – 17/12/1993). Now I am living in New Delhi, India.

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