'Counsel' in the Bible
Just then, someone told David, "Ahithophel is one of Absalom's conspirators!" So David prayed, "LORD, please turn Ahithophel's counsel into foolishness."
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.
Meanwhile, when Ahithophel observed that his counsel was not being acted upon, he saddled his donkey, got up, and left for his hometown. Leaving behind a set of orders for his household, he hanged himself. After his death he was buried in his father's tomb.
But Rehoboam ignored the counsel that his elder advisors had given him. Instead, he consulted the younger men who had grown up with him and who worked for him.
But the king gave the people a harsh response, because he was ignoring the counsel that his elders had given him.
Eventually the king of Aram went to war against Israel, taking counsel with his advisors and concluding, "In such and such a place I'll build my encampment."
and by not seeking counsel from the LORD, who therefore put him to death and turned the kingdom over to Jesse's son David.
But Rehoboam ignored the counsel that his elder advisors had given him. Instead, he consulted the younger men who had grown up with him and worked for him.
But the king answered them strictly and ignored the counsel of his elders.
He followed the example of Ahab's dynasty because his mother gave him evil counsel.
He followed their counsel and accompanied Ahab's son Joram, king of Israel, to wage war against King Hazael of Aram at Ramoth-gilead. But the Arameans wounded Joram,
But even while the prophet was speaking, the king asked him, "Did we appoint you to be a royal counselor? Stop! Why should you be struck down?" So the prophet stopped speaking, but he also said, "I know God has determined to destroy you, because you've done all this and ignored my counsel."
So let's make a promise to our God by which we divorce all of these foreign wives as well as those born to them in accordance with the counsel of our Lord and of those who tremble at our God's command. Furthermore, let it be done according to the Law.
With God is wisdom and strength; counsel and understanding belongs to him.
Behold! Their prosperity isn't in their control! The counsel of the wicked will remain far from me."
"Though God fills their houses with good things, the counsel of the wicked will remain far from me.
What counsel you provide to the fool! What insight you provide so abundantly!
"They listened and waited for me, as they remained in silence for my counsel.
"Who is this who keeps darkening my counsel without knowing what he's talking about?
You asked, "Who is this that darkens counsel without knowledge?' Well now, I have talked about what I don't understand awesome things beyond me that I don't know.
The intimate counsel of the LORD is for those who fear him so they may know his covenant.
The LORD makes void the counsel of nations; he frustrates the plans of nations.
But the LORD's counsel stands firm forever, the plans in his mind for all generations.
But they quickly forgot his deeds and did not wait for his counsel.
Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people and praise him in the counsel of the elders.
Counsel belongs to me, along with sound judgment. I am understanding. Power belongs to me.
Counsel a wise man, and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man, and he will add to his learning.
A nation falls through a lack of guidance, but victory comes through the counsel of many.
No wisdom, insight, or counsel can prevail against the LORD.
Have I not written for you 30 sayings containing counsel and knowledge,
For through wise counsel you will wage your war, and victory lies in an abundance of advisors.
Take counsel together, but it will all be for nothing; go ahead and talk, but it will all be for nothing, for God is with us."
The Spirit of the LORD will rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and power, the Spirit of knowledge and fear of the LORD.
But when I look, there is no one among them there's no one to give counsel, no one to give an answer when I ask them.
Explain and present a case! Yes, let them take counsel together. Who announced this long ago, who declared it from the distant past? Was it not I, the LORD? And there is no other God besides me, a righteous God and Savior; and there is none besides me.
Then they said, "Come, let's make up a plot against Jeremiah. After all, the priest's instruction, the wise man's counsel, and the prophet's message won't be destroyed. So let's verbally attack him. Pay no attention to anything he says!"
I'll shatter the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place, and I'll make them fall by the sword before their enemies and at the hands of those seeking their lives. I'll give their dead bodies as food to the birds of the sky and to the animals of the land.
To Edom: This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "Is there no longer wisdom in Teman? Has counsel perished among the prudent? Is their wisdom gone?
Look, like a lion comes up from the thicket of the Jordan to a pasture that grows year round, so I'll drive them away from her in an instant, and I'll appoint whomever is chosen over her. Indeed, who is like me? Who gives me counsel? Who is the shepherd who will stand against me?"
"Look, like a lion comes up from the thicket of the Jordan to a pasture that grows year round, so I'll drive them away from her in an instant, and I'll appoint whomever is chosen over her. Indeed, who is like me? Who gives me counsel? Who is the shepherd who will stand against me?"
Disaster upon disaster will come, followed by rumor after rumor. They'll seek an oracle from the prophet, but the Law will be gone from the priests, and counsel from the elders.
My people seek counsel from their piece of wood, and their diviner's rod speaks to them. For a spirit of prostitution causes them to go astray; in their immorality they desert their God.
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