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.
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
[Is it] good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?
With him [is] wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.
The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.
Lo, their good [is] not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
Yet he filled their houses with good [things]: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
Unto me [men] gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel.
Who [is] this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
Who [is] he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.
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 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 mine enemy be exalted over me?
Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD [is] his refuge.
I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
Grant thee according to thine own 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 bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
The counsel of the LORD standeth 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 mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me [to] glory.
They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:
Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked [him] with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:
But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
Counsel [is] mine, and sound wisdom: I [am] understanding; I have strength.
Where no counsel [is], the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors [there is] safety.
The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel [is] wise.
Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
[There are] many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
Counsel in the heart of man [is like] deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.
[Every] purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
[There is] no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.
For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors [there is] safety.
Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so [doth] the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
I [counsel thee] to keep the king's commandment, and [that] in regard of the oath of 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 nigh 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;
Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.
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 wizards.
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?
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.
Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning [city], whose merchants [are] princes, whose traffickers [are] the honourable of the earth?
This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, [which] is wonderful in counsel, [and] excellent in working.
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?
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:
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?
With whom took he counsel, and [who] instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and showed to him the way of understanding?
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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]?
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.
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:
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?
Concerning Edom, thus saith the LORD of hosts; [Is] wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Then said he unto me, Son of man, these [are] the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city:
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] of Babylon:
Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.
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.
It shall be also carried unto Assyria [for] a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.
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.
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 both.
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in [his] talk.
When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.
(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.
Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.
Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
When they heard [that], they were cut [to the heart], and took counsel to slay them.
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 nought:
And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:
For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.
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:
Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed [it] by an oath: