'Counsel' in the Bible
Then the men of Israel took some of their provisions, but did not seek the Lord’s counsel.
Then someone reported to David: “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.”“Lord,” David pleaded, “please turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness!”
but if you return to the city and tell Absalom, ‘I will be your servant, my king! Previously, I was your father’s servant, but now I will be your servant,’ then you can counteract Ahithophel’s counsel for me.
She said, “In the past they used to say, ‘Seek counsel in Abel,’ and that’s how they settled disputes.
The woman went to all the people with her wise counsel, and they cut off the head of Sheba son of Bichri and threw it to Joab. So he blew the ram’s horn, and they dispersed from the city, each to his own tent. Joab returned to the king in Jerusalem.
King Amaziah of Judah took counsel and sent word to Jehoash son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, “Come, let us meet face to face.”
Let us therefore make a covenant before our God to send away all the foreign wives and their children, according to the counsel of my lord and of those who tremble at the command of our God. Let it be done according to the law.
Wisdom and strength belong to God;counsel and understanding are His.
Does a wise man answer with empty counselor fill himself with the hot east wind?
But their prosperity is not of their own doing.The counsel of the wicked is far from me!
But it was He who filled their houses with good things.The counsel of the wicked is far from me!
Who is this who obscures My counselwith ignorant words?
You asked, “Who is this who conceals My counsel with ignorance?”Surely I spoke about things I did not understand,things too wonderful for me to know.
The secret counsel of the Lordis for those who fear Him,and He reveals His covenant to them.
I will instruct you and show you the way to go;with My eye on you, I will give counsel.
The Lord frustrates the counsel of the nations;He thwarts the plans of the peoples.
The counsel of the Lord stands forever,the plans of His heart from generation to generation.
You guide me with Your counsel,and afterward You will take me up in glory.
They soon forgot His worksand would not wait for His counsel.
because they rebelled against God’s commandsand despised the counsel of the Most High.
since you neglected all my counseland did not accept my correction,
were not interested in my counsel,and rejected all my correction,
A fool’s way is right in his own eyes,but whoever listens to counsel is wise.
Plans fail when there is no counsel,but with many advisers they succeed.
Listen to counsel and receive instructionso that you may be wise later in life.
Counsel in a man’s heart is deep water;but a man of understanding draws it out.
Finalize plans with counsel,and wage war with sound guidance.
No wisdom, no understanding, and no counselwill prevail against the Lord.
Haven’t I written for you thirty sayingsabout counsel and knowledge,
Oil and incense bring joy to the heart,and the sweetness of a friend is better than self-counsel.
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him—a Spirit of wisdom and understanding,a Spirit of counsel and strength,a Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.
Give us counsel and make a decision.Shelter us at noondaywith shade that is as dark as night.Hide the refugees;do not betray the one who flees.
Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord,or who gave Him His counsel?
who confirms the message of His servantand fulfills the counsel of His messengers;who says to Jerusalem, “She will be inhabited,”and to the cities of Judah, “They will be rebuilt,”and I will restore her ruins;
Speak up and present your case—yes, let them take counsel together.Who predicted this long ago?Who announced it from ancient times?Was it not I, Yahweh?There is no other God but Me,a righteous God and Savior;there is no one except Me.
Then certain ones said, “Come, let’s make plans against Jeremiah, for instruction will never be lost from the priest, or counsel from the wise, or an oracle from the prophet. Come, let’s denounce him and pay no attention to all his words.”
the One great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes are on all the ways of the sons of men in order to give to each person according to his ways and the result of his deeds.
About Edom, this is what the Lord of Hosts says:Is there no longer wisdom in Teman?Has counsel perished from the prudent?Has their wisdom rotted away?
Disaster after disaster will come,and there will be rumor after rumor.Then they will seek a vision from a prophet,but instruction will perish from the priestsand counsel from the elders.
The calf itself will be taken to Assyriaas an offering to the great king.Ephraim will experience shame;Israel will be ashamed of its counsel.
Indeed, the Lord God does nothingwithout revealing His counselto His servants the prophets.
Yes, He will build the Lord’s temple; He will be clothed in splendor and will sit on His throne and rule. There will also be a priest on His throne, and there will be peaceful counsel between the two of them.
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