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8 Bible Verses about Counsel

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Counsel » Evil

Numbers 31:16

“Yet they are the ones who, at Balaam’s advice, incited the Israelites to unfaithfulness against the Lord in the Peor incident, so that the plague came against the Lord’s community.

Job 2:9

His wife said to him, “Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!”

1 Kings 12:28

So the king sought advice.Then he made two golden calves, and he said to the people, “Going to Jerusalem is too difficult for you. Israel, here is your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt.”

1 Kings 12:10

Then the young men who had grown up with him told him, “This is what you should say to these people who said to you, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, but you, make it lighter on us!’ This is what you should tell them: ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s loins!

2 Chronicles 10:10

Then the young men who had grown up with him told him, “This is what you should say to the people who said to you, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, but you, make it lighter on us!’ This is what you should say to them: ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s loins.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 22:3

Counsel » Divine

Isaiah 28:29

This also comes from the Lord of Hosts.
He gives wonderful advice;
He gives great wisdom.

More verses: Jeremiah 32:19

Counsel » Wise » Examples of

Exodus 18:19

Now listen to me; I will give you some advice, and God be with you. You be the one to represent the people before God and bring their cases to Him.

1 Kings 12:7

They replied, “Today if you will be a servant to these people and serve them, and if you respond to them by speaking kind words to them, they will be your servants forever.”

Daniel 4:27

Therefore, may my advice seem good to you my king. Separate yourself from your sins by doing what is right, and from your injustices by showing mercy to the needy. Perhaps there will be an extension of your prosperity.”

Matthew 27:19

While he was sitting on the judge’s bench, his wife sent word to him, “Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for today I’ve suffered terribly in a dream because of Him!”

More verses: Acts 5:35

Counsel » The importance of seeking

Counsel » Wives » Examples of

2 Kings 4:8-10

One day Elisha went to Shunem. A prominent woman who [lived] there persuaded him to eat some food. So whenever he passed by, he stopped there to eat. Then she said to her husband, "I know that the one who often passes by here is a holy man of God, so let's make a small room upstairs and put a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp there for him. Whenever he comes, he can stay there."

Matthew 27:19

While he was sitting on the judge’s bench, his wife sent word to him, “Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for today I’ve suffered terribly in a dream because of Him!”

Judges 13:22-23

"We're going to die," he said to his wife, "because we have seen God!" But his wife said to him, "If the Lord had intended to kill us, He wouldn't have accepted the burnt offering and the grain offering from us, and He would not have shown us all these things or spoken to us now like this."

Daniel 5:10-12

Because of the outcry of the king and his nobles, the queen came to the banquet hall. "May the king live forever," she said. "Don't let your thoughts terrify you or your face be pale. There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. In the days of your predecessor he was found to have insight, intelligence, and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods. Your predecessor, King Nebuchadnezzar, appointed him chief of the diviners, mediums, Chaldeans, and astrologers. Your own predecessor, the king, [did this] because Daniel, the one the king named Belteshazzar, was found to have an extraordinary spirit, knowledge and perception, and the ability to interpret dreams, explain riddles, and solve problems. Therefore, summon Daniel, and he will give the interpretation."

Counsel » The counsel(s) of the lord

Isaiah 46:9-10

Remember what happened long ago, for I am God, and there is no other; [I am]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. God, and no one is like Me. I declare the end from the beginning, and from long ago what is not yet done, saying: My plan will take place, and I will do all My will.

Counsel » The reward for seeking counsel other than that of the lord

1 Chronicles 10:13-14

Saul died for his unfaithfulness to the Lord because he did not keep the Lord's word. He even consulted a medium for guidance, but he did not inquire of the Lord. So the Lord put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.

Counsel » The multitude of counselors

Counsel » The place where there is no counsel

Counsel » What is established by counsel

Counsel » Those that consult pagans

Leviticus 20:1-6

The Lord spoke to Moses: "Say to the Israelites: Any Israelite or foreigner living in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech must be put to death; the people of the country are to stone him. I will turn against that man and cut him off from his people, because he gave his offspring to Molech, defiling My sanctuary and profaning My holy name. read more.
But if the people of the country look the other way when that man gives any of his children to Molech, and do not put him to death, then I will turn against that man and his family, and cut off from their people both him and all who follow him, prostituting themselves with Molech. "Whoever turns to mediums or spiritists and prostitutes himself with them, I will turn against that person and cut him off from his people.

Counsel » There being no counsel against the lord

Counsel » Hearing counsel

Counsel » Those that listen to counsel

Counsel » The counselors of peace

Proverbs 12:20

Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil,
but those who promote peace have joy.

Counsel » Whose counsel should not be heeded

Counsel » Counsel in the heart of man

Proverbs 20:5

Counsel in a man’s heart is deep water;
but a man of understanding draws it out.

Counsel » The counsels of the wicked

Counsel » Hearty counsel

Counsel » Those that take counsel together against the lord

Psalm 2:1-6

Why do the nations rebel and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers conspire together against the Lord and His Anointed One: "Let us tear off their chains and free ourselves from their restraints." read more.
The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord ridicules them. Then He speaks to them in His anger and terrifies them in His wrath: "I have consecrated My King on Zion, My holy mountain."

Counsel » The counsel of the heathen

Psalm 33:10

The Lord frustrates the counsel of the nations;
He thwarts the plans of the peoples.

Counsel » Instances of » By rehoboam

1 Kings 12:8-16

But he rejected the advice of the elders who had advised him and consulted with the young men who had grown up with him and served him. He asked them, "What message do you advise that we send back to these people who said to me, 'Lighten the yoke your father put on us'?" Then the young men who had grown up with him told him, "This is what you should say to these people who said to you, 'Your father made our yoke heavy, but you, make it lighter on us!' This is what you should tell them: 'My little finger is thicker than my father's loins! read more.
Although my father burdened you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with barbed whips.' " So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day, as the king had ordered: "Return to me on the third day." Then the king answered the people harshly. He rejected the advice the elders had given him and spoke to them according to the young men's advice: "My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with barbed whips." The king did not listen to the people, because the turn of events came from the Lord to carry out His word, which the Lord had spoken through Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam son of Nebat. When all Israel saw that the king had not listened to them, the people answered him: What portion do we have in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. Israel, return to your tents; David, now look after your own house! So Israel went to their tents,

Counsel » The lord giving counsel

Counsel » Those that do not walk in the counsel of the unGodly

Counsel » Rejected

Proverbs 1:24-33

Since I called out and you refused, extended my hand and no one paid attention, since you neglected all my counsel and did not accept my correction, I, in turn, will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when terror strikes you, read more.
when terror strikes you like a storm and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when trouble and stress overcome you. Then they will call me, but I won't answer; they will search for me, but won't find me. Because they hated knowledge, didn't choose to fear the Lord, were not interested in my counsel, and rejected all my correction, they will eat the fruit of their way and be glutted with their own schemes. For the waywardness of the inexperienced will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them. But whoever listens to me will live securely and be free from the fear of danger."

Counsel » Instances of » By the rich young ruler

Counsel » The counsel of the froward

Job 5:13

He traps the wise in their craftiness
so that the plans of the deceptive
are quickly brought to an end.

Evil » Results of » Counsel

Numbers 31:16

“Yet they are the ones who, at Balaam’s advice, incited the Israelites to unfaithfulness against the Lord in the Peor incident, so that the plague came against the Lord’s community.

Job 2:9

His wife said to him, “Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!”

1 Kings 12:28

So the king sought advice.Then he made two golden calves, and he said to the people, “Going to Jerusalem is too difficult for you. Israel, here is your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt.”

1 Kings 12:10

Then the young men who had grown up with him told him, “This is what you should say to these people who said to you, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, but you, make it lighter on us!’ This is what you should tell them: ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s loins!

2 Chronicles 10:10

Then the young men who had grown up with him told him, “This is what you should say to the people who said to you, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, but you, make it lighter on us!’ This is what you should say to them: ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s loins.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 22:3

Topics on Counsel

Bad Counsel

20;18;24

A man with many friends may be harmed,
but there is a friend who stays closer than a brother.

God's Counsel

19;73;24

You guide me with Your counsel,
and afterward You will take me up in glory.

Man's Counsel

20;27;9

Oil and incense bring joy to the heart,
and the sweetness of a friend is better than self-counsel.

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