Exodus 18:19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give
thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to
God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:
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 the LORD in the matter of
Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.
Deuteronomy 32:28 For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is
there any understanding in them.
Joshua 9:14 And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at
the mouth of the LORD.
Judges 18:5 And they said unto him, Ask counsel, we pray thee, of God,
that we may know whether our way which we go shall be prosperous.
Judges 20:7 Behold, ye are all children of Israel; give here your advice
Judges 20:18 And the children 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 children of Benjamin? And the LORD 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 14:37 And Saul asked counsel of God, Shall I go down after the
Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into the hand of Israel? But he
answered him not that day.
2 Samuel 15:31 And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the
conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the
counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.
2 Samuel 15:34 But if thou return to the city, and say unto Absalom, I
will be thy servant, O king; as I have been thy father's servant
hitherto, so will I now also be thy servant: then mayest thou for me
defeat the counsel of Ahithophel.
2 Samuel 16:20 Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Give counsel among you
what we shall do.
2 Samuel 16:23 And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled in
those days, was as if a man had enquired at the oracle of God: so was
all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.
2 Samuel 17:7 And Hushai said unto Absalom, The counsel that Ahithophel
hath given is not good at this time.
2 Samuel 17:11 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.
2 Samuel 17:14 And 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 appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the
intent that the LORD might bring evil upon Absalom.
2 Samuel 17:15 Then said Hushai unto Zadok and to Abiathar the priests,
Thus and thus did Ahithophel counsel Absalom and the elders of Israel;
and thus and thus have I counselled.
2 Samuel 17:23 And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not
followed, he saddled his ass, and arose, and gat him 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.
2 Samuel 20:18 Then she spake, saying, They were wont to speak in old
time, saying, They shall surely ask counsel at Abel: and so they ended
1 Kings 1:12 Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel,
that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon.
1 Kings 12:8 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 which stood before him:
1 Kings 12:9 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 did put upon us lighter?
1 Kings 12:13 And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the
old men's counsel that they gave him;
1 Kings 12:14 And spake 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
1 Kings 12:28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of
gold, and said unto them, 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
2 Kings 6:8 Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took
counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my
2 Kings 18:20 Thou sayest, (but they are but vain words,) I have counsel
and strength for the war. Now on whom dost thou trust, that thou
rebellest against me?
1 Chronicles 10:13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed
against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not,
and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to
enquire of it;
2 Chronicles 10:6 And king Rehoboam took counsel with the old men that
had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, What
counsel give ye me to return answer to this people?
2 Chronicles 10:8 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.
2 Chronicles 10:13 And the king answered them roughly; and king Rehoboam
forsook the counsel of the old men,
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 Ramothgilead: and the Syrians smote Joram.
2 Chronicles 25:16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the
king said unto him, Art thou made of the king's counsel? forbear; why
shouldest thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare, and said, I know
that God hath determined to destroy thee, because thou hast done this,
and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.
2 Chronicles 30:2 For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and
all the congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second
2 Chronicles 30:23 And 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 fountains which were without the city: and they
did help him.
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 that tremble at the commandment of our God; and
let it be done according to the law.
Ezra 10:8 And that whosoever would not 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 congregation of those that
had been carried away.
Nehemiah 4:15 And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was
known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we
returned all of us to the wall, every one unto his work.
Nehemiah 6:7 And thou hast also appointed prophets to preach of thee 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.
Job 5:13 He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of
the froward is carried headlong.
Job 10:3 Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou
shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon the counsel of
Job 12:13 With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and
Job 18:7 The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own
counsel shall cast him down.
Job 21:16 Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked
is far from me.
Job 22:18 Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel
of the wicked is far from me.
Job 29:21 Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my
Job 38:2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
Job 42:3 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have
I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I
Psalms 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the
ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of
Psalms 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take
counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
Psalms 13:2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in
my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
Psalms 14:6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is
Psalms 16:7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins
also instruct me in the night seasons.
Psalms 20:4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy
Psalms 31:13 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.
Psalms 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou
shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Psalms 33:10 The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he
maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
Psalms 33:11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of
his heart to all generations.
Psalms 55:14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house
of God in company.
Psalms 64:2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the
insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
Psalms 71:10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait
for my soul take counsel together,
Psalms 73:24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive
me to glory.
Psalms 83:3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and
consulted against thy hidden ones.
Psalms 106:13 They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his
Psalms 106:43 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with
their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
Psalms 107:11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, and
contemned the counsel of the most High:
Psalms 119:24 Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.
Proverbs 1:25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none
of my reproof:
Proverbs 1:30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my
Proverbs 8:14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I
Proverbs 11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the
multitude of counsellors there is safety.
Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that
hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
Proverbs 15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the
multitude of counsellors they are established.
Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest
be wise in thy latter end.
Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the
counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
Proverbs 20:5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man
of understanding will draw it out.
Proverbs 20:18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good
advice make war.
Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against
Proverbs 24:6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in
multitude of counsellors there is safety.
Proverbs 27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the
sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
Ecclesiastes 8:2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that
in regard of the oath of God.
Isaiah 5:19 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 nigh and
come, that we may know it!
Isaiah 7:5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of
Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying,
Isaiah 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak
the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.
Isaiah 11:2 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;
Isaiah 16:3 Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night
in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that
Isaiah 19:3 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 them that have familiar spirits, and to the
Isaiah 19:11 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the
wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh,
I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?
Isaiah 19:17 And the land of Judah shall be a terror unto Egypt, every
one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself, because of
the counsel of the LORD of hosts, which he hath determined against it.
Isaiah 23:8 Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city,
whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the
Isaiah 28:29 This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, which is
wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.
Isaiah 29:15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the
LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and
who knoweth us?
Isaiah 30:1 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take
counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my
spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
Isaiah 36:5 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
rebellest against me?
Isaiah 40:13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his
counsellor hath taught him?
Isaiah 40:14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and
taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed
to him the way of understanding?
Isaiah 44:26 That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the
counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be
inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will
raise up the decayed places thereof:
Isaiah 45:21 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel
together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it
from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me;
a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient
times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand,
and I will do all my pleasure:
Isaiah 46:11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that
executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will
also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come, and let
us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from
the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet.
Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to
any of his words.
Jeremiah 18:23 Yet, LORD, thou knowest all their counsel against me to
slay me: forgive not their iniquity, neither blot out their sin from thy
sight, but let them be overthrown before thee; deal thus with them in
the time of thine anger.
Jeremiah 19:7 And I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in
this place; and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their
enemies, and by the hands of them that seek their lives: and their
carcases will I give to be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the
beasts of the earth.
Jeremiah 23:18 For who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD, and hath
perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it?
Jeremiah 23:22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my
people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their
evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
Jeremiah 32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are
open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according
to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
Jeremiah 38:15 Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, If I declare it unto
thee, wilt thou not surely put me to death? and if I give thee counsel,
wilt thou not hearken unto me?
Jeremiah 49:7 Concerning Edom, thus saith the LORD of hosts; Is wisdom
no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom
Jeremiah 49:20 Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD, that he hath
taken against Edom; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the
inhabitants of Teman: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out:
surely he shall make their habitations desolate with them.
Jeremiah 49:30 Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, O ye inhabitants of
Hazor, saith the LORD; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken
counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against you.
Jeremiah 50:45 Therefore hear ye the counsel of the LORD, that he hath
taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against
the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them
out: surely he shall make their habitation desolate with them.
Ezekiel 7:26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon
rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall
perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.
Ezekiel 11:2 Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that
devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city:
Ezekiel 13:9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity,
and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people,
neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel,
neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that
I am the Lord GOD.
Daniel 2:14 Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the
captain of the king's guard, which was gone forth to slay the wise men
Daniel 4:27 Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee,
and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing
mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.
Hosea 4:12 My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff
declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to
err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.
Hosea 10:6 It shall be also carried unto Assyria for a present to king
Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his
Micah 4:12 But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither
understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves
into the floor.
Zechariah 6:13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall
bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be
a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them
Matthew 12:14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against
him, how they might destroy him.
Matthew 22:15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might
entangle him in his talk.
Matthew 27:1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders
of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
Matthew 27:7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's
field, to bury strangers in.
Matthew 28:12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had
taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
Mark 3:6 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with
the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
Luke 7:30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God
against themselves, being not baptized of him.
Luke 23:51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;)
he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for
the kingdom of God.
John 11:53 Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to
put him 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 by the determinate counsel and
foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified
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 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them
alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to
Acts 9:23 And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel
to kill him:
Acts 20:27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of
Acts 27:42 And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any
of them should swim out, and escape.
Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being
predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things
after the counsel of his own will:
Hebrews 6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs
of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
Revelation 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that
thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and
that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes
with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.