'Counsel' in the Bible
Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people before God that thou may submit the causes unto God.
Behold, these caused the sons of Israel through the counsel of Balaam to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor for which there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.
For they are a Gentile void of counsel, neither is there any intelligence in them.
And the men of Israel took of their provision and did not ask counsel at the mouth of the LORD.
And they said unto him, Ask counsel now, therefore, of God, that we may know whether he shall prosper our journey which we do.
Behold, all ye sons of Israel; give here your advice and counsel.
Then the sons of Israel arose and went up to the house of God and asked counsel of God and said, Which of us shall go up first to the battle against the sons of Benjamin? And the LORD said, Judah shall go up first.
(And the sons of Israel went up and wept before the LORD until evening and asked counsel of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up again to battle against the sons of Benjamin, my brother? And the LORD said, Go up against him.)
And Saul asked counsel of God, Shall I go down after the Philistines? Wilt thou deliver them into the hand of Israel? But he did not answer him that day.
Absalom also sent for Ahithophel, the Gilonite, of David's counsel, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong, for the people increased continually with Absalom.
And it was told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. Then David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into folly.
but if thou return to the city and say unto Absalom, I will be thy slave, O king as I have been thy father's slave until now, so will I now also be thy slave; then thou may defeat the counsel of Ahithophel for me.
Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, Give counsel among you what we shall do.
Then Hushai said unto Absalom, The counsel that Ahithophel has given this time is not good.
Therefore I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered unto thee from Dan even to Beersheba, as the sand that is by the sea for multitude, and that thou go to battle in thine own person.
Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai, the Archite, is better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For the LORD had given orders to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the LORD might bring evil upon Absalom.
And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass and arose, and went home to his house, to his city, and put his household in order and hanged himself and died and was buried in the sepulchre of his father.
Now, therefore, come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel that thou may deliver thine own life and the life of thy son Solomon.
But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him and who stood before him.
And he said unto them, What counsel give ye that we may answer this people who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which thy father put upon us lighter?
And the king answered the people roughly and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him
and spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke; my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
And having taken counsel, the king made two calves of gold and said unto the people, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem; behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Then the king of Syria warred against Israel and took counsel with his slaves, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp.
Thou sayest (but they are but vain words), I have counsel and strength for the war. Now on whom dost thou trust, that thou hast rebelled against me?
And some of Manasseh passed over to David, when he came with the Philistines against Saul to battle, although they did not help them, for the cardinals of the Philistines, upon counsel, sent him away, saying, He will pass over to his master Saul with our heads.
Then King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men that had stood before Solomon, his father, while he yet lived, saying, What do you counsel to reply to this people?
But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave him and took counsel with the young men that were brought up with him, that stood before him.
And he said unto them, What do you counsel us to reply to this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Ease somewhat the yoke that thy father did put upon us?
And the king answered them roughly, for King Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men
And He walked after their counsel and went with Jehoram, the son of Ahab, king of Israel, to war against Hazael, king of Syria at Ramothgilead, where the Syrians smote Joram.
And as the prophet was speaking these things unto him, he said unto him, Art thou appointed as the king's counsel? Forbear; why should thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare and said, I know that God has determined to destroy thee because thou hast done this and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.
For the king had taken counsel with his princes and with all the congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second month.
And the whole assembly took counsel to keep another seven days, and they kept another seven days with gladness.
he took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were outside the city, and they helped him.
and hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their counsel, all the days of Cyrus, king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius, king of Persia.
Now, therefore, let us make a covenant with our God to send away all the women and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of the Lord and of those that fear the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.
and that whoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and of the elders, all his substance should be forfeited and himself separated from the congregation of those that had been carried away.
And it came to pass when our enemies heard that we had understood it, God brought their counsel to nought, and we returned all of us to the wall, each one unto his work.
And thou hast also appointed prophets to preach of thee at Jerusalem, saying, There is a king in Judah! And now these words shall be heard by the king. Come now, therefore, and let us take counsel together.
He takes the wise in their own prudence, and the counsel of his adversaries is turned to folly.
Is it good unto thee that thou should oppress, that thou should reject the work of thine hands and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?
With him is wisdom and strength; he has counsel and intelligence.
He causes the counsellors to walk away stripped of counsel and makes the judges to be fools.
He impedes the lips of those that speak the truth and takes away the counsel of the aged.
The steps of his strength shall be cut down, and his own counsel shall cast him down.
Behold that their good is not in their hands; the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
He had filled their houses with good things. Therefore, the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
They would hear me and wait, and keep silent at my counsel.
Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
Who is he that hides counsel without knowledge? Therefore, I have denounced that which I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
Blessed is the man that does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful.
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his anointed, saying,
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor because the LORD is his hope.
I will bless the LORD, who gives me counsel: my kidneys also instruct me in the night seasons.
Grant thee according to thine heart and fulfil all thy counsel.
For I have heard the slander of many; fear was on every side; while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
The LORD brings the counsel of the Gentiles to nought; he makes the devices of the peoples of no effect.
The counsel of the LORD stands for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
We took sweet counsel together and walked unto the house of God in company.
Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked, from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
For my enemies speak against me, and those that lay in wait for my soul take counsel together,
Thou hast guided me with thy counsel, and afterward thou shalt receive me unto glory.
They have taken prudent counsel in secret against thy people and consulted against thy hidden ones.
They became rash. They soon forgot his works; they waited not for his counsel:
He delivered them many times, but they rebelled at his counsel and were brought low for their iniquity.
because they rebelled against the words of God and condemned the counsel of the most High:
If the wise will hear them, doctrine shall increase, and the man of understanding shall acquire wise counsel:
for because ye have disregarded all my counsel and rejected my reproof:
They rejected my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
Therefore they shall eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own counsel.
I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I invent the knowledge of giving counsel.
With me is counsel, and existence; I am understanding; strength belongs to me.
The way of the fool is right in his own eyes, but he that hears counsel is wise.
Without counsel purposes are disappointed, but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
Hear counsel, and receive chastening that thou may be wise in thy old age.
There are many thoughts in the heart of man; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD shall stand.
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, but a man of intelligence will draw it out.
Every thought must be ordered by counsel, and with intelligence war is made.
There is no wisdom nor intelligence nor counsel against the LORD.
For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war, and in the multitude of counsellors there is saving health.
The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can give him counsel.
Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart, so does the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment and the word of the covenant that thou hast made with God.
that say, Let him make speed and hasten his work that we may see it, and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come that we may know it!
Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah have taken evil counsel against thee saying,
Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand, for God is with us.
And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD,
This is the counsel that is purposed upon the whole earth; and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the Gentiles.
Take counsel; execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; do not betray him that escapes.
And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof, and I will destroy the counsel thereof; and they shall seek to the idols and to the charmers and to the spiritists and to the wizards.
Surely the princes of Zoan are fools; the counsel of the prudent counsellors of Pharaoh is become carnal; how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of the ancient kings?
And the land of Judah shall be a terror unto Egypt; every one that makes mention of it shall be afraid in himself because of the counsel of the LORD of the hosts which he has determined against it.
This also comes forth from the LORD of the hosts to make his counsel wonderful, and to increase wisdom.
Woe unto those that hide themselves from the LORD, covering the counsel; and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who sees us? and who knows us?
Woe to the sons that leave, saith the LORD, to make counsel, but not of me; to cover themselves with a covering, and not by my spirit, adding sin unto sin!
I say, sayest thou, (but they are but vain words) I have counsel and strength for war: now on whom dost thou trust that thou dost rebel against me?
With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him? Who taught him in the path of judgment and taught him knowledge and showed unto him the way of intelligence?
that awakes the word of his slave and fulfills the counsel of his messengers, that says unto Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be rebuilt, and I will raise up thy ruins
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