Bible verses about "counsel" | Geneva

1 Kings 12:6-19

6 And King Rehoboam tooke counsell with the olde men that had stande before Salomon his father, while he yet liued, and sayde, What counsell giue ye, that I may make an answere to this people? 7 And they spake vnto him, saying, If thou be a seruant vnto this people this day, and serue them, and answere them, and speake kinde wordes to them, they will be thy seruants for euer. 8 But he forsooke the counsell that the olde men had giuen him, and asked counsell of the yong men that had bene brought vp with him, and waited on him. 9 And he said vnto them, What counsell giue ye, that we may answere this people, which haue spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke, which thy father did put vpon vs, lighter? 10 Then the yong men that were brought vp with him, spake vnto him, saying, Thus shalt thou say vnto this people, that haue spoken vnto thee, and said, Thy father hath made our yoke heauie, but make thou it lighter vnto vs: euen thus shalt thou say vnto them, My least part shalbe bigger then my fathers loynes. 11 Now where as my father did burden you with a grieuous yoke, I will yet make your yoke heauier: my father hath chastised you with rods, but I will correct you with scourges. 12 Then Ieroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, saying, Come to me againe ye thirde day. 13 And the king answered the people sharpely, and left the old mens counsell that they gaue him, 14 And spake to them after the counsell of the yong men, saying, My father made your yoke grieuous, and I will make your yoke more grieuous: my father hath chastised you with rods, but I will correct you with scourges. 15 And the King hearkened not vnto the people: for it was the ordinance of the Lord, that he might perfourme his saying, which the Lord had spoken by Ahiiah the Shilonite vnto Ieroboam the sonne of Nebat. 16 So when all Israel sawe that the King regarded them not, the people answered the King thus, saying, What portion haue we in Dauid? we haue none inheritance in the sonne of Ishai. To your tents, O Israel: nowe see to thine owne house, Dauid. So Israel departed vnto their tents. 17 Howbeit ouer the children of Israel, which dwelt in the cities of Iudah, did Rehoboam reigne still. 18 Nowe the King Rehoboam sent Adoram the receiuer of the tribute, and all Israel stoned him to death: then King Rehoboam made speede to get him vp to his charet, to flee to Ierusalem. 19 And Israel rebelled against the house of Dauid vnto this day.

Proverbs 16:1-33

1 The preparations of the heart are in man: but the answere of the tongue is of the Lord. 2 All the wayes of a man are cleane in his owne eyes: but the Lord pondereth the spirits. 3 Commit thy workes vnto the Lord, and thy thoughts shalbe directed. 4 The Lord hath made all things for his owne sake: yea, euen the wicked for the day of euill. 5 All that are proude in heart, are an abomination to the Lord: though hand ioyne in hand, he shall not be vnpunished. 6 By mercy and trueth iniquitie shalbe forgiuen, and by the feare of the Lord they depart from euill. 7 When the wayes of a man please the Lord, he will make also his enemies at peace with him. 8 Better is a litle with righteousnesse, then great reuenues without equitie. 9 The heart of man purposeth his way: but the Lord doeth direct his steppes. 10 A diuine sentence shalbe in the lips of the King: his mouth shall not transgresse in iudgement. 11 A true weight and balance are of the Lord: all the weightes of the bagge are his worke. 12 It is an abomination to Kings to commit wickednes: for the throne is stablished by iustice. 13 Righteous lips are the delite of Kings, and the King loueth him that speaketh right things. 14 The wrath of a King is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacifie it. 15 In the light of the Kings coutenance is life: and his fauour is as a cloude of the latter raine. 16 Howe much better is it to get wisedome then golde? and to get vnderstanding, is more to be desired then siluer. 17 The pathe of the righteous is to decline from euil, and hee keepeth his soule, that keepeth his way. 18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an high minde before the fall. 19 Better it is to be of humble minde with the lowly, then to deuide the spoyles with the proude. 20 He that is wise in his busines, shall finde good: and he that trusteth in the Lord, he is blessed. 21 The wise in heart shall bee called prudent: and the sweetenesse of the lippes shall increase doctrine. 22 Vnderstading is welspring of life vnto them that haue it: and the instruction of fooles is folly. 23 The heart of the wise guideth his mouth wisely, and addeth doctrine to his lippes. 24 Faire wordes are as an hony combe, sweetenesse to the soule, and health to the bones. 25 There is a way that seemeth right vnto man: but the issue thereof are the wayes of death. 26 The person that traueileth, traueileth for himselfe: for his mouth craueth it of him. 27 A wicked man diggeth vp euill, and in his lippes is like burning fire. 28 A frowarde person soweth strife: and a tale teller maketh diuision among princes. 29 A wicked man deceiueth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good. 30 He shutteth his eyes to deuise wickednes: he moueth his lippes, and bringeth euil to passe. 31 Age is a crowne of glory, when it is founde in the way of righteousnes. 32 He that is slowe vnto anger, is better then the mightie man: and hee that ruleth his owne minde, is better then he that winneth a citie. 33 The lot is cast into the lap: but the whole disposition thereof is of the Lord.

Proverbs 12:15

15 The way of a foole is right in his owne eyes: but he that heareth counsell, is wise.

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