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Starting with the common understanding [no pun intended]/characteristics of wisdom: Generally it is associated with a noble ripe old age. Grasp what works and doesn't. Enables the possessor to make good judgments and arrive at sound decisions i.e. judge wisely, and make wise decisions. Etc. The fear of the Lord, one of the seven gifts of the Holy ...


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The gifts of the Holy Spirit are briefly explained in the Catholic Encyclopedia's article on The Holy Ghost The gift of wisdom, by detaching us from the world, makes us relish and love only the things of heaven. The gift of understanding helps us to grasp the truths of religion as far as is necessary. The gift of counsel springs from supernatural ...


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OK, I admit these are not explicitly Christian examples, but I would submit that they clearly demonstrate the difference between knowledge, understanding and wisdom. Example 1: Knowledge: you know when you press the "on" button, that the computer activates. Understanding: you know that after pressing the "on" button, the electricity from the power grid ...


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Isaiah 14:21 is not a commandment. It seems like the principle actor in each portion of this passage is God, not man, and this is certainly in God's purview. v 5 "The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked," v 12 “How you have fallen from heaven," v 15 "Nevertheless you will be thrust down to Sheol," The verses following 14:21 are a ...


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Is there a difference? The words in question in Is 2 are chokmah (2451; wisdom, skill, shrewdness) and biynah (998; understanding, discernment). tabuwn (8394; understanding, intelligence) is a close synonym, also used in conjuction with "wisdom" (e.g. Ex 31:3, Job 12:13). If there is a meaningful difference between the two, it is subtle and there might not ...


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The Catholic Church does stand behind the verse, but insists that it be read in context, and in the context of the literary genre of the passage. As such it applies only to the children of the King of Babylon at the time the passage was written, and was long ago made moot, no longer applying to living persons. Further it does not command anyone to commit ...



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