'Advice' in the Bible
This advice made sense to Pharaoh and all his officials.
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.
“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.
The men examined some of their provisions, but they failed to ask the Lord's advice.
And it was so, that all that saw it said, There was no such deed done nor seen from the day that the children of Israel came up out of the land of Egypt unto this day: consider of it, take advice, and speak your minds.
Behold, ye are all children of Israel; give here your advice and counsel.
But they would not follow the advice of their father; for the LORD wanted to put them to death. But the boy Samuel continued to grow both physically and in favor with the LORD and the people.
Saul listened to Jonathan’s advice and swore an oath: “As surely as the Lord lives, David will not be killed.”
And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.
Now David had been told, "Ahithophel has sided with the conspirators who are with Absalom. So David prayed, "Make the advice of Ahithophel foolish, O Lord!"
So go back to the city and tell Absalom, "I'll be your servant, your majesty! Just as I served your father in the past, I can be your servant now.' That way you can manipulate Ahithophel's advice to my benefit.
Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give me your advice. What should we do?”
Now the advice Ahithophel gave in those days was like someone asking about a word from God—such was the regard that both David and Absalom had for Ahithophel’s advice. >
So Hushai came to Absalom. Absalom said to him, "Here is what Ahithophel has advised. Should we follow his advice? If not, what would you recommend?"
Hushai replied to Absalom, “The advice Ahithophel has given this time is not good.”
So here's my advice: Muster everybody from one end of the country to the other! You'll have an army in number like the sand on the seashore! Then you'll go into battle!
Since the Lord had decreed that Ahithophel’s good advice be undermined in order to bring about Absalom’s ruin, Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “The advice of Hushai the Archite is better than Ahithophel’s advice.”
But the LORD had planned to circumvent the sound advice of Ahithophel so the LORD could bring Absalom to destruction. So Hushai told Zadok and Abiathar, the priests, what Ahithophel had suggested to Absalom and the elders of Israel. He also reported what he himself had proposed. Hushai said,
Now Ahithophel's advice that he provided at that time was being compared to one who inquired of God, so highly regarded was Ahithophel's counsel by both David and Absalom.
After they had gone, Ahimaaz and Jonathan climbed out of the well and went and informed King David. They told him, “Get up and immediately ford the river, for Ahithophel has given this advice against you.”
When Ahithophel realized that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He set his affairs in order and hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father’s tomb.
And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.
So she said, "In days past, people used to settle a dispute by saying "Let's ask for advice at Abel!'
Then the woman went to all the people with her wise advice and they cut off Sheba's head and threw it out to Joab. Joab blew the trumpet, and his men dispersed from the city, each going to his own home. Joab returned to the king in Jerusalem.
Now let me give you some advice as to how you can save your life and your son Solomon's life.
People came from everywhere to hear Solomon's advice. Every king on the earth heard of his wisdom.
while King Rehoboam conferred with his advisors who had worked for his father Solomon during his administration. He asked them, "What is your advice as to how I should respond to these people?"
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.
As a result, he asked them, "What's your advice so that we can give an answer to these people who have asked me, "Please lighten the burden that your father put on us.'?"
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.”
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.”
Then replace the army that you lost, horse-for-horse and chariot-for-chariot. We'll fight them on the plains, and we're certain to be the stronger army." Ben-hadad listened to what they had to say and carried out their advice.
""Why are you so confident? You're saying but they're only empty words "I have enough advice and resources to conduct warfare!'
So Saul died for his transgressions; that is, he acted unfaithfully to the LORD by transgressing the message from the LORD (which he did not keep), by consulting a medium for advice,
while King Rehoboam conferred with his advisors who had worked with his father Solomon during his administration. He asked them, "What is your advice as to what response I should return to these people?"
But he rejected the advice of the elders who had advised him, and he consulted with the young men who had grown up with him, the ones serving him.
And he said unto them, What advice give ye that we may return answer to this people, which have spoken to me, saying, Ease somewhat the yoke that thy father did put upon us?
Then the king answered them harshly. King Rehoboam rejected the elders’ advice
And answered them after the advice of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
Jehoshaphat was afraid, so he decided to seek the Lord's advice. He decreed that all Judah should observe a fast.
He walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother gave him evil advice.
So he practiced what the LORD considered to be evil, just like Ahab's dynasty had done, because after his father died, he was given advice that resulted in his destruction.
He also followed their advice and went with Joram son of Israel’s King Ahab to fight against Hazael, king of Aram, in Ramoth-gilead. The Arameans wounded Joram,
After Jehoiada died, the officials of Judah visited the king and declared their loyalty to him. The king listened to their advice.
While he was still speaking to him, the king asked, “Have we made you the king’s counselor? Stop, why should you lose your life?”So the prophet stopped, but he said, “I know that God intends to destroy you, because you have done this and have not listened to my advice.”
Then Amaziah king of Judah took advice, and sent to Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us see one another in the face.
So now let us make a covenant with our God to send away all of these women and their offspring, according to the advice of my lord and those who tremble at the commandment of our God. Let it be done according to the law.
The king and his counselors approved the proposal, and he followed Memucan’s advice.
Then let the young woman who pleases the king rule in place of Vashti." This advice pleased the king, and he did this.
His wife Zeresh and all his friends told him, “Have them build a gallows 75 feet high. Ask the king in the morning to hang Mordecai on it. Then go to the banquet with the king and enjoy yourself.” The advice pleased Haman, so he had the gallows constructed.
He captures the wise in their own craftiness, bringing a quick end to their cunning advice.
His strong steps are restricted, and his own advice trips him up.
Men listened to me with expectation,waiting silently for my advice.
BOOK I(Psalms 1–41)How happy is the manwho does not follow the advice of the wickedor take the path of sinnersor join a group of mockers!
You will guide me with your wise advice, and later you will receive me with honor.
So I allowed them to continue in their stubbornness, living by their own advice.
because they had rebelled against the command of God, despising the advice of the Most High.
because you neglected all my advice and did not want my correction,
they did not want my advice, and they rejected all my correction.
I possess good advice and competence;I have understanding and strength.
Where no advice is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
The lifestyle of the fool is right in his own opinion, but wise is the man who listens to advice.
Arrogance leads to nothing but strife,but wisdom is gained by those who take advice.
Anyone who despises a word of advice will pay for it, but whoever heeds a command will be rewarded.
Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find competent advice.
Plans fail without advice, but with many counselors they are confirmed.
Whoever isolates himself pursues selfish ends; he resists all sound advice.
Listen to advice and accept discipline, and you'll be wise for the rest of your life.
Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
to teach you true and reliable advice, so you can give truthful answers to those who sent you?
For with good advice shalt thou make thy war; and in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
Ointments and perfume encourage the heart; in a similar way, a friend's advice is sweet to the soul.
A poor but wise youth is better than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive advice.
So I concluded that wisdom is better than might, but a poor man's wisdom is despised; no one ever listens to his advice.
"Give us advice; reach a decision! Cast your shadow as if night had come at high noon. Shelter the fugitives, And don't betray a single refugee.
The princes of Zoan are complete fools;Pharaoh’s wisest advisers give stupid advice!How can you say to Pharaoh,“I am one of the wise,a student of eastern kings”?
This also comes from the Lord of Hosts.He gives wonderful advice;He gives great wisdom.
They set out to go down to Egyptwithout asking My advice,in order to seek shelter under Pharaoh’s protectionand take refuge in Egypt’s shadow.
who frustrates the omens of the empty talkers and humiliates the omen readers, who overturns the counsel of the wise men and makes their advice seem foolish,
You are tired out from listening to so much advice. Let them take their stand -- the ones who see omens in the sky, who gaze at the stars, who make monthly predictions -- let them rescue you from the disaster that is about to overtake you!
Yet they didn’t listen or pay attention but followed their own advice and according to their own stubborn, evil heart. They went backward and not forward.
For our leaders are stupid. They have not sought the Lord's advice. So they do not act wisely, and the people they are responsible for have all been scattered.
Then some people said, "Come on! Let us consider how to deal with Jeremiah! There will still be priests to instruct us, wise men to give us advice, and prophets to declare God's word. Come on! Let's bring charges against him and get rid of him! Then we will not need to pay attention to anything he says."
Jeremiah replied to Zedekiah, “If I tell you, you will kill me, won’t you? Besides, if I give you advice, you won’t listen to me anyway.”
The Lord who rules over all spoke about Edom. "Is wisdom no longer to be found in Teman? Can Edom's counselors not give her any good advice? Has all of their wisdom turned bad?
The Lord said to me, “Son of man, these are the men who plan evil and give wicked advice in this city.
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.”
It will also be brought to Assyria, [as] tribute to [the] great king. Ephraim will obtain disgrace and Israel will be ashamed from his advice.
You keep Omri's statutes and observe the customs of the house of Ahab. Because you live according to their advice, I'll make you desolate and turn your inhabitants into an object of scorn. Therefore you will bear the shame of my people."
She is disobedient; she refuses correction. She does not trust the Lord; she does not seek the advice of her God.
And they listened to his advice; and having called the apostles, they beat them, and enjoined them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and dismissed them.
Then some of the crowd gave Alexander advice when the Jews pushed him to the front. So motioning with his hand, Alexander wanted to make his defense to the people.
By now much time had passed, and the voyage was already dangerous. Since the Fast was already over, Paul gave his advice
Since many were going without food, Paul stood up among them and said, “You men should have followed my advice not to sail from Crete and sustain this damage and loss.
I am not writing all this to shame you, but I am offering you advice as my dearly-loved children.
Now concerning the virgins [of marriageable age] I have no command of the Lord, but I give my opinion as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy.
And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.
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