'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 down and their rising up [their movements, doings, and secret counsels]; I am their singsong [the subject of their derision and merriment].
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.
There is one gone forth out of you [O Nineveh] who plots evil against the Lord, a villainous counselor [the king of Assyria, who counsels for wickedness and worthlessness].
And He said to them, To you has been entrusted the mystery of the kingdom of God [that is, the secret counsels of God which are hidden from the ungodly]; but for those outside [ of our circle] everything becomes a parable,
And it shall come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all mankind, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy [ telling forth the divine counsels] and your young men shall see visions ( divinely granted appearances), and your old men shall dream [ divinely suggested] dreams.
Yes, and on My menservants also and on My maidservants in those days I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy [ telling forth the divine counsels and predicting future events pertaining especially to God's kingdom].
serving the Lord with all humility, and many tears, and temptations, that befell me in the counsels of the Jews against me;
And now [brethren], I commit you to God [I deposit you in His charge, entrusting you to His protection and care]. And I commend you to the Word of His grace [to the commands and counsels and promises of His unmerited favor]. It is able to build you up and to give you [your rightful] inheritance among all God's set-apart ones (those consecrated, purified, and transformed of soul).
"Who has ever known the mind of the Lord, or shared His counsels?"
Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through His Spirit, for the [Holy] Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God [the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond man's scrutiny].
For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.
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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