82 Powerful Bible Verses About Education

82 Powerful Bible Verses About Education


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82 Powerful Bible Verses About Education

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The Bible is the guide for how to live a life of godliness. God knows all things and created all the laws of physics and biology. We can glorify God by learning about his creation.

Education in Biblical times

Most children were home-schooled. The mother took on the role of primary educator, and the fathers contributed as well. Parents were responsible for how their children turned out.

There are also instances in which Daniel went to a school. He was a part of the king's court - only the nobility received special education.

What the Bible says about education

1. Deuteronomy 6:7 KJV

Deuteronomy 6:7

And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

2. Exodus 20:12 KJV

Exodus 20:12

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

3. Proverbs 24:4 KJV

Proverbs 24:4

And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

4. Romans 12:1 KJV

Romans 12:1

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

5. 2 Timothy 3:16 KJV

2 Timothy 3:16

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

6. 2 John 1:9 KJV

2 John 1:9

Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

7. Ecclesiastes 7:12 KJV

Ecclesiastes 7:12

For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

8. Psalms 25:5 KJV

Psalms 25:5

Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

9. Daniel 1:17 KJV

Daniel 1:17

As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

10. Matthew 10:24 KJV

Matthew 10:24

The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his Lord.

11. Colossians 2:8 KJV

Colossians 2:8

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

12. Hosea 4:6 KJV

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

13. Luke 6:40 KJV

Luke 6:40

The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

14. James 3:17 KJV

James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

15. Acts 17:11 KJV

Acts 17:11

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

16. Proverbs 1:8 KJV

Proverbs 1:8

My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

17. Proverbs 1:7 KJV

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

18. John 7:16 KJV

John 7:16

Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

19. Isaiah 54:13 KJV

Isaiah 54:13

And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

20. Job 6:24 KJV

Job 6:24

Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

21. Acts 22:3 KJV

Acts 22:3

I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.

22. Isaiah 28:9 KJV

Isaiah 28:9

Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

23. 1 John 2:27 KJV

1 John 2:27

But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

24. 1 Chronicles 16:11 KJV

1 Chronicles 16:11

Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.

25. Proverbs 10:14 KJV

Proverbs 10:14

Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

26. Proverbs 4:1 KJV

Proverbs 4:1

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

27. Proverbs 4:11 KJV

Proverbs 4:11

I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.

28. 2 Timothy 3:7 KJV

2 Timothy 3:7

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

29. Luke 1:37 KJV

Luke 1:37

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

30. Acts 20:20 KJV

Acts 20:20

And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house,

31. Proverbs 16:16 KJV

Proverbs 16:16

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

32. Proverbs 22:6 KJV

Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

33. Psalms 34:11 KJV

Psalms 34:11

Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

34. Colossians 3:23 KJV

Colossians 3:23

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

35. Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

36. James 3:1-2 KJV

James 3:1-2

My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

37. 1 Chronicles 25:8 KJV

1 Chronicles 25:8

And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.

38. Titus 2:1 KJV

Titus 2:1

But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

39. Matthew 5:19 KJV

Matthew 5:19

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

40. Ephesians 6:1 KJV

Ephesians 6:1

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

41. Ecclesiastes 12:12 KJV

Ecclesiastes 12:12

And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

42. Proverbs 4:13 KJV

Proverbs 4:13

Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

43. Proverbs 16:3 KJV

Proverbs 16:3

Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.

44. Ezekiel 44:23 KJV

Ezekiel 44:23

And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

45. Psalms 119:66 KJV

Psalms 119:66

Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.

46. John 3:10 KJV

John 3:10

Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

47. Proverbs 29:15 KJV

Proverbs 29:15

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

48. Matthew 6:33 KJV

Matthew 6:33

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

49. Proverbs 23:12 KJV

Proverbs 23:12

Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

50. John 13:13 KJV

John 13:13

Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

51. James 5:12 KJV

James 5:12

But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

52. Isaiah 26:9 KJV

Isaiah 26:9

With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

53. James 1:5 KJV

James 1:5

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

54. Philippians 4:13 KJV

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Importance of Wisdom

55. Colossians 1:28 KJV

Colossians 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:

56. Colossians 3:21 KJV

Colossians 3:21

Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

57. Ephesians 6:4 KJV

Ephesians 6:4

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

58. Proverbs 16:22 KJV

Proverbs 16:22

Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

59. Proverbs 9:10 KJV

Proverbs 9:10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

60. Proverbs 18:15 KJV

Proverbs 18:15

The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

61. 2 Timothy 1:11 KJV

2 Timothy 1:11

Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

62. Acts 7:22 KJV

Acts 7:22

And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.

63. Proverbs 22:15 KJV

Proverbs 22:15

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

64. Psalms 32:8 KJV

Psalms 32:8

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

65. Proverbs 9:9 KJV

Proverbs 9:9

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

66. John 14:26 KJV

John 14:26

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

67. Proverbs 1:5 KJV

Proverbs 1:5

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

68. Psalms 143:10 KJV

Psalms 143:10

Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

69. Philippians 4:9 KJV

Philippians 4:9

Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

70. Colossians 3:16 KJV

Colossians 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.

71. 1 Corinthians 8:1 KJV

1 Corinthians 8:1

Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

72. 2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

2 Timothy 2:15

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

73. Deuteronomy 11:19 KJV

Deuteronomy 11:19

And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

74. 1 Peter 4:10 KJV

1 Peter 4:10

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

75. Deuteronomy 4:10 KJV

Deuteronomy 4:10

Specially the day that thou stoodest before the Lord thy God in Horeb, when the Lord said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.

76. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 KJV

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

77. Acts 5:42 KJV

Acts 5:42

And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.

78. Romans 12:2 KJV

Romans 12:2

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

79. John 8:32 KJV

John 8:32

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

80. Psalms 25:4 KJV

Psalms 25:4

Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.

81. Proverbs 2:6 KJV

Proverbs 2:6

For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

82. Proverbs 28:2 KJV

Proverbs 28:2

For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.


To gain true knowledge, start with the literature and wisdom of the Bible.

Read the Bible as a part of your daily habit. Knowing God gives you the advantage of the knowledge that leads to salvation. Study hard, and God's words will always pay dividends.

When you take discipline and instruction of the Lord, you are gifted with an otherworldly intelligence. Your love and kindness will show up in words and deeds as you progress through life.

Be zealous for God, and let the Holy Spirit guide you through your quest to acquire knowledge about the word of God.

Bible Scriptures are profitable for teaching - pass the knowledge diligently to your children.

May you experience victory through Jesus Christ!

God bless!

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