Proverbs 3:34

Hebrew Bible

31 Do not envy a violent man, and do not choose any of his ways; 32 for one who goes astray is an abomination to the Lord, but he reveals his intimate counsel to the upright. 33 The Lord’s curse is on the household of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous. 34 With arrogant scoffers he is scornful, yet he shows favor to the humble. 35 The wise inherit honor, but he holds fools up to public contempt.

Matthew 11:25

New Testament

24 But I tell you, it will be more bearable for the region of Sodom on the day of judgment than for you!” 25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and have revealed them to little children. 26 Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will.

 Notes and References

"... In apocalyptic literature wisdom is understood in terms of being an eschatological gift to the righteous (e.g. Baruch 59:7; 1 Enoch 5:8). Therefore, the present age has two contrasting groups: (1) the wicked commonly portrayed as the rich, who live in luxury and persecute the other group; and (2) the righteous who are wise, and who suffer now but whose reward will be great in the eschatological age. In some literature found at Qumran, wisdom may be perceived as hidden knowledge, knowledge that includes God’s eschatological plan. Consequently, this means that it includes more than the torah offers. Nevertheless, torah and its proper interpretation are included in terms of making one wise. In regard to the synoptic gospels, Jesus is frequently portrayed as the one who possesses wisdom or who is the mouth of wisdom. (Matt 11:19 / Luke 7:35; Matt 12:42 / Luke 11:31; Matt 23:24 / Luke 11:49; Matt 11:25-30 / Luke 10:21, 22) Moreover, in the New Testament generally, wisdom may be almost understood as the skill required for living in light of the eschaton. With this variety of possible understandings in mind, our attention now turns to evaluating the relationship of James’ revealed wisdom to the authority of the torah in his writing ..."

Moran, Helen Joan Cahell Wisdom’s Wide Trajectory: Reading the Letter of James in Light of 4QInstruction (p. 174) The University of Dublin, 2019

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