'Advice' in the Bible
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.
Saul listened to Jonathan’s advice and swore an oath: “As surely as the Lord lives, David will not be killed.”
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.
Hushai replied to Absalom, “The advice Ahithophel has given this time is not good.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Then the king answered them harshly. King Rehoboam rejected the elders’ advice
and spoke to them according to the young men’s advice, saying, “My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to it; my father disciplined you with whips, but I, with barbed whips.”
He walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother gave him evil advice.
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,
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.”
The king and his counselors approved the proposal, and he followed Memucan’s advice.
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.
Men listened to me with expectation,waiting silently for my advice.
How happy is the manwho does not follow the advice of the wickedor take the path of sinnersor join a group of mockers!
I possess good advice and competence;I have understanding and strength.
Arrogance leads to nothing but strife,but wisdom is gained by those who take advice.
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.
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.
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 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.”
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
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