'Counsels' in the Bible
For a nation lost to counsels are they, And there is no understanding in them.
And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth.
Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.
Till when do I set counsels in my soul? Sorrow in my heart daily? Till when is mine enemy exalted over me?
I will praise the Lord who counsels me—even at night my conscience instructs me.
Grant thee according to thy heart, and fulfil all thy counsels.
So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
And they eat of the fruit of their way, And from their own counsels they are filled.
Without counsels do a people fall, And deliverance is in a multitude of counsellors.
The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
A revealer of secret counsels is the busybody, And for a deceiver with his lips make not thyself surety.
Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,
O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.
But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.
Look at their sitting and their rising [their actions and secret counsels];I am their mocking song [the subject of their ridicule].
And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.
For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and ye walk in their counsels; that I should make thee a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof an hissing: therefore ye shall bear the reproach of my people.
From you [O Nineveh],One has gone forth who plotted evil against the Lord,A malevolent counselor [the king of Assyria].
He said to them, “The mystery of the kingdom of God has been given to you [who have teachable hearts], but those who are outside [the unbelievers, the spiritually blind] get everything in parables,
‘And it shall be in the last days,’ says God,‘That I will pour out My Spirit upon all mankind;And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,And your young men shall see [divinely prompted] visions,And your old men shall dream [divinely prompted] dreams;
Even on My bond-servants, both men and women,I will in those days pour out My SpiritAnd they shall prophesy.
serving the Lord with all humility, and many tears, and temptations, that befell me in the counsels of the Jews against me;
And now I commend you to God [placing you in His protective, loving care] and [I commend you] to the word of His grace [the counsel and promises of His unmerited favor]. His grace is able to build you up and to give you the [rightful] inheritance among all those who are sanctified [that is, among those who are set apart for God’s purpose—all believers].
"Who has ever known the mind of the Lord, or shared His counsels?"
For God has unveiled them and revealed them to us through the [Holy] Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things [diligently], even [sounding and measuring] the [profound] depths of God [the divine counsels and things far beyond human understanding].
For who has known the mind and purposes of the Lord, so as to instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ [to be guided by His thoughts and purposes].
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
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