The wise men are
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 6:15
Were they ashamed when they acted so abhorrently? They weren't at all ashamed. They can no longer feel humiliation. Therefore, they will fall among the fallen. When I punish them, they will collapse, says the LORD.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_24 49:7
About Edom, this is what the LORD of Hosts says: Is there no longer wisdom in Teman? Has counsel perished from the prudent? Has their wisdom rotted away?
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_18 5:12
He frustrates the schemes of the crafty so that they achieve no success.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 19:11
The princes of Zoan are complete fools; Pharaoh's wisest advisers give stupid advice! How can you say to Pharaoh, "I am one of the wise, a student of eastern kings."
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_26 7:26
Disaster after disaster will come, and there will be rumor after rumor. Then they will seek a vision from a prophet, but instruction will perish from the priests and counsel from the elders.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_46 1:26-29
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Brothers, consider your calling: not many are wise from a human perspective, not many powerful, not many of noble birth.
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Instead, God has chosen the world's foolish things to shame the wise, and God has chosen the world's weak things to shame the strong.
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God has chosen the world's insignificant and despised things-- the things viewed as nothing-- so He might bring to nothing the things that are viewed as something,
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so that no one can boast in His presence.
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ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_5 4:6
Carefully follow [them], for this will [show] your wisdom and understanding in the eyes of the peoples. When they hear about all these statutes, they will say, 'This great nation is indeed a wise and understanding people.'
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_19 19:7
The instruction of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is trustworthy, making the inexperienced wise.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_19 119:98-100
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Your command makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is always with me.
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I have more insight than all my teachers because Your decrees are my meditation.
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I understand more than the elders because I obey Your precepts.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_23 8:20
To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, there will be no dawn for them.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_46 1:18-29
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For to those who are perishing the message of the cross is foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is God's power.
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For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will set aside the understanding of the experts.
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Where is the philosopher? Where is the scholar? Where is the debater of this age? Hasn't God made the world's wisdom foolish?
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For since, in God's wisdom, the world did not know God through wisdom, God was pleased to save those who believe through the foolishness of the message preached.
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For the Jews ask for signs and the Greeks seek wisdom,
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but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles.
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Yet to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is God's power and God's wisdom,
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because God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.
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Brothers, consider your calling: not many are wise from a human perspective, not many powerful, not many of noble birth.
27
Instead, God has chosen the world's foolish things to shame the wise, and God has chosen the world's weak things to shame the strong.
28
God has chosen the world's insignificant and despised things-- the things viewed as nothing-- so He might bring to nothing the things that are viewed as something,
29
so that no one can boast in His presence.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_55 3:15
and that from childhood you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.