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60 Powerful Bible Scriptures on Education, Teaching & Instruction

60 Powerful Bible Scriptures on Education, Teaching & Instruction

Education is defined as the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction. It is also the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction. Education also refers to the process of teaching and developing knowledge.

The Bible gives definite sound advise on education and instruction. We outline below some notable quotations on Education and Instruction.

The word “wisdom” occurs 229 times in the Bible.

Proverbs 9:9 “Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.”

2 Timothy 2:15 tells us that we should study and show God that we understand truth. This verse refers to knowing God’s word and being able to point out false teachings and philosophies, but it applies to education as well.


Scriptures on Education, Teaching & Learning

Here are some powerful Bible scriptures on education.

  1. Luke 6:40

    40 The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.

  2. Matthew 28:20

    20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

  3. Proverbs 9:9

    9 Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.

  4. PSALM 32:88 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
  5. Psalms 78:5

    5 He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children,

  6. Psalms 119:99

    99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.

  7. Psalms 132:12

    12 If your sons keep my covenant and the statutes I teach them, then their sons will sit on your throne for ever and ever.”


    1 Corinthians 12:28

    28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.


    1 John 2:27

    27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.


    2 Timothy 3:16

    16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,


    Colossians 3:16

  12. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.


    Exodus 18:20

    20 Teach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave.


    Galatians 6:6

    6 Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.


    Romans 15:4

    4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.


    Titus 2:7-8

    7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness

    8 and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.


    Hebrews 6:1-2

    1 Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God,

    2 instruction about cleansing rites, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.


    Romans 12:6-7

    6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;

    7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;

  19. Ecclesiastes 7:12
    For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.
  20. Proverbs 1:7
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
  21. Proverbs 22:6
    Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
  22. Ephesians 6:4
    Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
  23. Proverbs 16:16
    How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
  24. 1 Chronicles 16:11
    Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
  25. 2 Timothy 2:15
    Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
  26. 2 Timothy 3:16
    All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.
  27. Acts 22:3
    I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated at the feet of Gamaliel according to the strict manner of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God as all of you are this day.
  28. Acts 7:22
    And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds.
  29. Colossians 2:8
    See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
  30. Colossians 3:16
    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
  31. Daniel 1:17
    As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
  32. Deuteronomy 11:19
    You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
  33. Hosea 4:6
    My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
  34. Isaiah 54:13
    All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.
  35. James 1:5
    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
  36. Jeremiah 29:11
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
  37. John 14:26
    “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
  38. John 3:10
    Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things?”
  39. Matthew 5:19
    “Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
  40. Matthew 6:33
    “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
  41. Proverbs 1:5
    Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.
  42. Proverbs 16:22
    Good sense is a fountain of life to him who has it, but the instruction of fools is folly.
  43. Proverbs 16:3
    Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
  44. Proverbs 18:15
    An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
  45. Proverbs 2:6
    For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
  46. Proverbs 22:15
    Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.
  47. Proverbs 23:12
    Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge.
  48. Proverbs 24:4
    By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
  49. Proverbs 28:2
    When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and knowledge, its stability will long continue.
  50. Proverbs 29:15
    The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
  51. Proverbs 4:13
    Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.
  52. Proverbs 9:10
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
  53. Proverbs 9:9
    Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
  54. Psalm 119:66
    Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.
  55. Psalm 25:5
    Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.
  56. Psalm 32:8
    “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”
  57. Romans 12:2
    Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
  58. Titus 2:1
    But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.
  59. Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning. Matthew 22:41.
  60. Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”



Teaching and Learning is at the heart of the scriptures and therefore personnel who are involved in this work can feel proud and uniquely privileged.

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