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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaCOUNSEL; COUNSELLOR
koun'-sel, koun'-seler (sumboulion): Ordinarily found as object of verb "to take" or "to give," expressing, beside the idea of a practical end to be reached, that of consultation and deliberation among those united in a common cause (Matthew 12:14 Mark 3:6). A counselor (sumboulos) is a confidential adviser (Romans 11:34); often in the Old Testament (Isaiah 9:6 Proverbs 24:6, etc.). Confounded in the King James Version with "councillor" (see above), the latter being an official adviser, which the former does not necessarily mean.
Greek1012. boule -- counsel
... counsel. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: boule Phonetic Spelling:
(boo-lay') Short Definition: counsel, deliberate wisdom Definition: counsel ...
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1011. bouleuo -- to take counsel, deliberate
4824. sumboulion -- counsel, by impl. a council
4823. sumbouleuo -- to take counsel together, advise
1106. gnome -- purpose, opinion, consent, decision
3560. noutheteo -- to admonish, exhort
1013. boulema -- purpose, will
3931. paregoria -- exhortation, comfort
3559. nouthesia -- admonition
3878. parakouo -- to overhear, to hear amiss, to take no heed
Strong's Hebrew3289. yaats -- to advise, counsel
... 3288, 3289. yaats. 3290 . to advise, counsel. Transliteration: yaats Phonetic
Spelling: (yaw-ats') Short Definition: counselors. Word Origin a prim. ...
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5475. sod -- council, counsel
6098. etsah -- counsel, advice
5779. uts -- to counsel, plan
4156. moetsah -- counsel, plan, principle, device
5843. eta -- counsel
4431. melek -- counsel, advice
8458. tachbulah -- direction, counsel
4427b. malak -- to counsel, advise
3245. yasad -- to establish, found, fix
Whether Counsel is an Inquiry?
Whether the Process of Counsel is Indefinite?
Whether the Process of Counsel is one of Analysis?
Whether Counsel is of the End, or Only of the Means?
Whether the Gift of Counsel Corresponds to the virtue of Prudence?
Whether Counsel is Only of Things that we Do?
For this was the Sovereign Counsel and Most Gracious Will and ...
Whether Counsel is About all Things that we Do?
Whether the Gift of Counsel Remains in Heaven?
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) Interchange of opinions; mutual advising; consultation.
2. (n.) Examination of consequences; exercise of deliberate judgment; prudence.
3. (n.) Result of consultation; advice; instruction.
4. (n.) Deliberate purpose; design; intent; scheme; plan.
5. (n.) A secret opinion or purpose; a private matter.
6. (n.) One who gives advice, especially in legal matters; one professionally engaged in the trial or management of a cause in court; also, collectively, the legal advocates united in the management of a case; as, the defendant has able counsel.
7. (v. t.) To give advice to; to advice, admonish, or instruct, as a person.
Topical Bible Verses2 Timothy 3:16-17
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
1 John 5:16
ThesaurusCounsel (192 Occurrences)
... in the trial or management of a cause in court; also, collectively, the legal advocates
united in the management of a case; as, the defendant has able counsel. ...
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Counselled (26 Occurrences)
Ahith'ophel (15 Occurrences)
Advise (10 Occurrences)
Consulted (33 Occurrences)
Counseled (12 Occurrences)
Ahithophel (17 Occurrences)
Advice (52 Occurrences)
Forsook (37 Occurrences)
Plans (55 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceCounsel (192 Occurrences)
Matthew 12:14 But the Pharisees went out, and took counsel against him, how they might destroy him.
Matthew 22:15 Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how they might entrap him in his talk.
Matthew 26:4 They took counsel together that they might take Jesus by deceit, and kill him.
Matthew 27:1 Now when morning had come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
Matthew 27:7 They took counsel, and bought the potter's field with them, to bury strangers in.
Matthew 28:12 When they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave a large amount of silver to the soldiers,
Mark 3:6 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
Mark 15:1 And immediately in the morning the chief priests, having taken counsel with the elders and scribes and the whole sanhedrim, bound Jesus and carried him away, and delivered him up to Pilate.
Luke 7:30 But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God, not being baptized by him themselves.
Luke 14:31 Or what king, as he goeth to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
Luke 23:51 (he had not consented to their counsel and deed), from Arimathaea, a city of the Jews, who was also waiting for the Kingdom of God:
John 11:53 So from that day forward they took counsel that they might put him to death.
John 12:10 But the chief priests took counsel that they might put Lazarus also to death;
John 18:14 Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
Acts 2:23 him, being delivered up by the determined counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by the hand of lawless men, crucified and killed;
Acts 4:15 and having commanded them to go away out of the sanhedrim, they took counsel with one another,
Acts 4:28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
Acts 5:33 When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them.
Acts 5:38 Now I tell you, withdraw from these men, and leave them alone. For if this counsel or this work is of men, it will be overthrown.
Acts 9:23 And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:
Acts 9:24 and their counsel against 'him' was known to Saul; they were also watching the gates both day and night, that they may kill him,
Acts 13:36 For David, after he had in his own generation served the counsel of God, fell asleep, and was laid with his fathers, and saw decay.
Acts 20:3 having made also three months' 'stay' -- a counsel of the Jews having been against him -- being about to set forth to Syria, there came 'to him' a resolution of returning through Macedonia.
Acts 20:27 for I didn't shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.
Acts 27:12 And the harbour being ill adapted to winter in, the most counselled to set sail thence, if perhaps they might reach Phoenice to winter in, a port of Crete looking north-east and south-east.
Acts 27:39 And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they perceived a certain bay with a beach, and they took counsel whether they could drive the ship upon it.
Acts 27:42 The soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, so that none of them would swim out and escape.
Acts 27:43 but the centurion, wishing to save Paul, hindered them from the counsel, and did command those able to swim, having cast themselves out first -- to get unto the land,
Romans 9:19 Thou wilt say, then, to me, 'Why yet doth He find fault? for His counsel who hath resisted?'
2 Corinthians 1:17 This, therefore, counselling, did I then use the lightness; or the things that I counsel, according to the flesh do I counsel, that it may be with me Yes, yes, and No, no?
Galatians 1:16 was pleased to reveal his Son in me, that I may announce him as glad tidings among the nations, immediately I took not counsel with flesh and blood,
Ephesians 1:11 in whom also we were assigned an inheritance, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his will;
Titus 3:8 Stedfast 'is' the word; and concerning these things I counsel thee to affirm fully, that they may be thoughtful, to be leading in good works -- who have believed God; these are the good and profitable things to men,
Hebrews 6:17 In this way God, being determined to show more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed with an oath;
James 3:4 lo, also the ships, being so great, and by fierce winds being driven, are led about by a very small helm, whithersoever the impulse of the helmsman doth counsel,
James 4:4 Adulterers and adulteresses! have ye not known that friendship of the world is enmity with God? whoever, then, may counsel to be a friend of the world, an enemy of God he is set.
Revelation 3:18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may become rich; and white garments, that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.
Exodus 18:19 Listen now to my voice. I will give you counsel, and God be with you. You represent the people before God, and bring the causes to God.
Numbers 24:14 and, now, lo, I am going to my people; come, I counsel thee 'concerning' that which this people doth to thy people, in the latter end of the days.'
Numbers 27:21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.
Numbers 31:16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against Yahweh in the matter of Peor, and so the plague was among the congregation of Yahweh.
Deuteronomy 32:28 For they are a nation void of counsel. There is no understanding in them.
Joshua 9:14 The men sampled their provisions, and didn't ask counsel from the mouth of Yahweh.
Judges 18:5 They said to him, "Ask counsel, please, of God, that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous."
Judges 19:30 It was so, that all who saw it said, "There was no such deed done nor seen from the day that the children of Israel came up out of the land of Egypt to this day! Consider it, take counsel, and speak."
Judges 20:7 Behold, you children of Israel, all of you, give here your advice and counsel."
Judges 20:18 The children of Israel arose, and went up to Bethel, and asked counsel of God; and they said, "Who shall go up for us first to battle against the children of Benjamin?" Yahweh said, "Judah shall go up first."
Judges 20:23 (And the children of Israel went up and wept before the LORD until even, and asked counsel of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up again to battle against the children of Benjamin my brother? And the LORD said, Go up against him.)
1 Samuel 9:9 (In former time in Israel, when a man went to ask counsel of God, he said, Come and let us go to the seer; for he that is now called a Prophet was in former time called a Seer.)
1 Samuel 14:37 Saul asked counsel of God, "Shall I go down after the Philistines? Will you deliver them into the hand of Israel?" But he didn't answer him that day.
2 Samuel 15:31 Someone told David, saying, "Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom." David said, "Yahweh, please turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness."
2 Samuel 15:34 but if you return to the city, and tell Absalom,'I will be your servant, O king. As I have been your father's servant in time past, so will I now be your servant; then will you defeat for me the counsel of Ahithophel.'
2 Samuel 16:20 Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, "Give your counsel what we shall do."
2 Samuel 16:23 The counsel of Ahithophel, which he gave in those days, was as if a man inquired at the oracle of God: so was all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.
2 Samuel 17:7 Hushai said to Absalom, "The counsel that Ahithophel has given this time is not good."
2 Samuel 17:11 But I counsel that all Israel be gathered together to you, from Dan even to Beersheba, as the sand that is by the sea for multitude; and that you go to battle in your own person.
2 Samuel 17:14 Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel." For Yahweh had ordained to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that Yahweh might bring evil on Absalom.
2 Samuel 17:15 Then Hushai said to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, "Ahithophel counseled Absalom and the elders of Israel that way; and I have counseled this way.
2 Samuel 17:23 When Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey, and arose, and got him home, to his city, and set his house in order, and hanged himself; and he died, and was buried in the tomb of his father.
2 Samuel 20:18 Then she spoke, saying, "They were used to say in old times, "They shall surely ask counsel at Abel; and so they settled it.
1 Kings 1:12 Now therefore come, please let me give you counsel, that you may save your own life, and the life of your son Solomon.
1 Kings 12:6 King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, "What counsel do you give me to return answer to this people?"
1 Kings 12:8 But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him.
1 Kings 12:9 He said to them, "What counsel do you give, that we may return answer to this people, who have spoken to me, saying,'Make the yoke that your father did put on us lighter?'"
1 Kings 12:13 The king answered the people roughly, and forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him,
1 Kings 12:14 and spoke to them according to the counsel of the young men, saying, "My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke. My father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions."
1 Kings 12:28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold; and he said to them, "It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Look and see your gods, Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt!"
1 Kings 22:5 Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "Please inquire first for the word of Yahweh."
2 Kings 6:8 Now the king of Syria was warring against Israel; and he took counsel with his servants, saying, "My camp will be in such and such a place."
2 Kings 18:20 You say (but they are but vain words),'There is counsel and strength for war.' Now on whom do you trust, that you have rebelled against me?
1 Chronicles 10:13 So Saul died for his trespass which he committed against Yahweh, because of the word of Yahweh, which he didn't keep; and also because he asked counsel of one who had a familiar spirit, to inquire thereby,
1 Chronicles 10:14 and he asked not counsel of Jehovah; therefore he slew him, and transferred the kingdom to David the son of Jesse.
1 Chronicles 12:19 And of Manasseh there have fallen unto David in his coming with the Philistines against Israel to battle -- and they helped them not, for by counsel the princes of the Philistines sent him away, saying, 'With our heads he doth fall unto his master Saul.' --
2 Chronicles 1:5 Moreover the bronze altar, that Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, was there before the tabernacle of Yahweh: and Solomon and the assembly were seeking counsel there.
2 Chronicles 10:6 King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, What counsel do you give me to return answer to this people?
2 Chronicles 10:8 But he forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him, and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him.
2 Chronicles 10:9 He said to them, What counsel do you give, that we may return answer to this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke that your father did put on us lighter?
2 Chronicles 10:13 The king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam forsook the counsel of the old men,
2 Chronicles 10:14 and spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
2 Chronicles 18:4 Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Please inquire first for the word of Yahweh.
2 Chronicles 20:21 When he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who should sing to Yahweh, and give praise in holy array, as they went out before the army, and say, Give thanks to Yahweh; for his loving kindness endures forever.
2 Chronicles 22:5 He walked also after their counsel, and went with Jehoram the son of Ahab king of Israel to war against Hazael king of Syria at Ramoth Gilead: and the Syrians wounded Joram.
2 Chronicles 25:16 It happened, as he talked with him, that the king said to him, Have we made you of the king's counsel? Stop! Why should you be struck down? Then the prophet stopped, and said, I know that God has determined to destroy you, because you have done this, and have not listened to my counsel.
2 Chronicles 25:17 And Amaziah king of Judah took counsel, and sent to Joash the son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look one another in the face.
2 Chronicles 30:2 For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the assembly in Jerusalem, to keep the Passover in the second month.
2 Chronicles 30:23 The whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days; and they kept other seven days with gladness.
2 Chronicles 32:3 he took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the springs which were outside of the city; and they helped him.
Ezra 4:5 and hired counselors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.
Ezra 10:3 Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those who tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.
Ezra 10:8 and that whoever didn't come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the assembly of the captivity.
Nehemiah 4:15 It happened, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and God had brought their counsel to nothing, that we returned all of us to the wall, everyone to his work.
Nehemiah 5:7 And after turning it over in my mind, I made a protest to the chiefs and the rulers, and said to them, Every one of you is taking interest from his countryman. And I got together a great meeting of protest.
Nehemiah 6:7 You have also appointed prophets to preach of you at Jerusalem, saying, There is a king in Judah: and now shall it be reported to the king according to these words. Come now therefore, and let us take counsel together.
Esther 5:14 Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, "Let a gallows be made fifty cubits high, and in the morning speak to the king about hanging Mordecai on it. Then go in merrily with the king to the banquet." This pleased Haman, so he had the gallows made.
Job 5:13 He takes the wise in their own craftiness; the counsel of the cunning is carried headlong.
Job 10:3 Is it good to you that you should oppress, that you should despise the work of your hands, and smile on the counsel of the wicked?
Job 11:6 And declare to thee secrets of wisdom, For counsel hath foldings. And know thou that God forgetteth for thee, 'Some' of thine iniquity.
Job 12:13 "With God is wisdom and might. He has counsel and understanding.
Job 15:8 Have you heard the secret counsel of God? Do you limit wisdom to yourself?
Job 18:7 The steps of his strength shall be shortened. His own counsel shall cast him down.
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