Gen 6:5

(NIV)
The  Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.
(ESV)
The  Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Gen 8:21

(NIV)
The  Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: ‘Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.

(ESV)
And when the  Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, the  Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.

Gen 11:6

(NIV)
The  Lord said, ‘If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.
(ESV)
And the  Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

Exod 18:19

(NIV)
Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you. You must be the people’s representative before God and bring their disputes to him.
(ESV)
Now obey my voice; I will give you advice, and God be with you! You shall represent the people before God and bring their cases to God,

Num 24:14

(NIV)
Now I am going back to my people, but come, let me warn you of what this people will do to your people in days to come.’

(ESV)
And now, behold, I am going to my people. Come, I will let you know what this people will do to your people in the latter days.”

Deut 19:19

(NIV)
then do to the false witness as that witness intended to do to the other party. You must purge the evil from among you.
(ESV)
then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.

Deut 31:21

(NIV)
And when many disasters and calamities come on them, this song will testify against them, because it will not be forgotten by their descendants. I know what they are disposed to do, even before I bring them into the land I promised them on oath.’
(ESV)
And when many evils and troubles have come upon them, this song shall confront them as a witness (for it will live unforgotten in the mouths of their offspring). For I know what they are inclined to do even today, before I have brought them into the land that I swore to give.”

Deut 32:28

(NIV)
They are a nation without sense,
there is no discernment in them.
(ESV)
For they are a nation void of counsel,
and there is no understanding in them.

Judg 20:7

(NIV)
Now, all you Israelites, speak up and tell me what you have decided to do.’

(ESV)
Behold, you people of Israel, all of you, give your advice and counsel here.”

2Sam 15:12

(NIV)
While Absalom was offering sacrifices, he also sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counsellor, to come from Giloh, his home town. And so the conspiracy gained strength, and Absalom’s following kept on increasing.

(ESV)
And while Absalom was offering the sacrifices, he sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counselor, from his city Giloh. And the conspiracy grew strong, and the people with Absalom kept increasing.

2Sam 15:31

(NIV)
Now David had been told, ‘Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.’ So David prayed, ‘ Lord, turn Ahithophel’s counsel into foolishness.’

(ESV)
And it was told David, “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.” And David said, “O  Lord, please turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.”

2Sam 15:34

(NIV)
But if you return to the city and say to Absalom, “Your Majesty, I will be your servant; I was your father’s servant in the past, but now I will be your servant,” then you can help me by frustrating Ahithophel’s advice.
(ESV)
But if you return to the city and say to Absalom, ‘I will be your servant, O king; as I have been your father’s servant in time past, so now I will be your servant,’ then you will defeat for me the counsel of Ahithophel.

2Sam 16:20

(NIV)
Absalom said to Ahithophel, ‘Give us your advice. What should we do?’

(ESV)
Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give your counsel. What shall we do?”

2Sam 16:23

(NIV)
Now in those days the advice Ahithophel gave was like that of one who enquires of God. That was how both David and Absalom regarded all of Ahithophel’s advice.

(ESV)
Now in those days the counsel that Ahithophel gave was as if one consulted the word of God; so was all the counsel of Ahithophel esteemed, both by David and by Absalom.

2Sam 17:7

(NIV)
Hushai replied to Absalom, ‘The advice Ahithophel has given is not good this time.
(ESV)
Then Hushai said to Absalom, “This time the counsel that Ahithophel has given is not good.”

2Sam 17:11

(NIV)
‘So I advise you: let all Israel, from Dan to Beersheba – as numerous as the sand on the seashore – be gathered to you, with you yourself leading them into battle.
(ESV)
But my counsel is that all Israel be gathered to you, from Dan to Beersheba as the sand by the sea for multitude, and that you go to battle in person.

2Sam 17:14

(NIV)
Absalom and all the men of Israel said, ‘The advice of Hushai the Arkite is better than that of Ahithophel.’ For the  Lord had determined to frustrate the good advice of Ahithophel in order to bring disaster on Absalom.

(ESV)
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 ordained to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, so that the  Lord might bring harm upon Absalom.

2Sam 17:15

(NIV)
Hushai told Zadok and Abiathar, the priests, ‘Ahithophel has advised Absalom and the elders of Israel to do such and such, but I have advised them to do so and so.
(ESV)
Then Hushai said to Zadok and Abiathar the priests, “Thus and so did Ahithophel counsel Absalom and the elders of Israel, and thus and so have I counseled.

2Sam 17:21

(NIV)
After they had gone, the two climbed out of the well and went to inform King David. They said to him, ‘Set out and cross the river at once; Ahithophel has advised such and such against you.’
(ESV)
After they had gone, the men came up out of the well, and went and told King David. They said to DavidArise, and go quickly over the water, for thus and so has Ahithophel counseled against you.”

2Sam 17:23

(NIV)
When Ahithophel saw that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his home town. He put his house in order and then hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father’s tomb.

(ESV)
When Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey and went off home to his own city. He set his house in order and hanged himself, and he died and was buried in the tomb of his father.

1Kgs 1:12

(NIV)
Now then, let me advise you how you can save your own life and the life of your son Solomon.
(ESV)
Now therefore come, let me give you advice, that you may save your own life and the life of your son Solomon.

1Kgs 12:6

(NIV)
Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who had served his father Solomon during his lifetime. ‘How would you advise me to answer these people?’ he asked.

(ESV)
Then King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he was yet alive, saying, “How do you advise me to answer this people?”

1Kgs 12:8

(NIV)
But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him.
(ESV)
But he abandoned the counsel that the old men gave him and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him and stood before him.

1Kgs 12:9

(NIV)
He asked them, ‘What is your advice? How should we answer these people who say to me, “Lighten the yoke your father put on us”?’

(ESV)
And he said to them, “What do you advise that we answer this people who have said to me, ‘Lighten the yoke that your father put on us’?”

1Kgs 12:13

(NIV)
The king answered the people harshly. Rejecting the advice given him by the elders,
(ESV)
And the king answered the people harshly, and forsaking the counsel that the old men had given him,

1Kgs 12:14

(NIV)
he followed the advice of the young men and said, ‘My father made your yoke heavy; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions.’
(ESV)
he 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 disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.”

1Kgs 12:28

(NIV)
After seeking advice, the king made two golden calves. He said to the people, ‘It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.’
(ESV)
So the king took counsel and made two calves of gold. And he said to the people, “You have gone up to Jerusalem long enough. Behold your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.”

2Kgs 6:8

(NIV)
Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, ‘I will set up my camp in such and such a place.’

(ESV)
Once when the king of Syria was warring against Israel, he took counsel with his servants, saying, “At such and such a place shall be my camp.”

2Kgs 18:20

(NIV)
You say you have the counsel and the might for war – but you speak only empty words. On whom are you depending, that you rebel against me?
(ESV)
Do you think that mere words are strategy and power for war? In whom do you now trust, that you have rebelled against me?

1Chr 12:19

(NIV)
Some of the tribe of Manasseh defected to David when he went with the Philistines to fight against Saul. (He and his men did not help the Philistines because, after consultation, their rulers sent him away. They said, ‘It will cost us our heads if he deserts to his master Saul.’)
(ESV)
Some of the men of Manasseh deserted to David when he came with the Philistines for the battle against Saul. (Yet he did not help them, for the rulers of the Philistines took counsel and sent him away, saying, “At peril to our heads he will desert to his master Saul.”)

1Chr 13:1

(NIV)
David conferred with each of his officers, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds.
(ESV)
David consulted with the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, with every leader.

1Chr 26:14

(NIV)
The lot for the East Gate fell to Shelemiah. Then lots were cast for his son Zechariah, a wise counsellor, and the lot for the North Gate fell to him.
(ESV)
The lot for the east fell to Shelemiah. They cast lots also for his son Zechariah, a shrewd counselor, and his lot came out for the north.

1Chr 27:32

(NIV)
Jonathan, David’s uncle, was a counsellor, a man of insight and a scribe. Jehiel son of Hakmoni took care of the king’s sons.

(ESV)
Jonathan, David’s uncle, was a counselor, being a man of understanding and a scribe. He and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni attended the king’s sons.

1Chr 27:33

(NIV)
Ahithophel was the king’s counsellor.

Hushai the Arkite was the king’s confidant.
(ESV)
Ahithophel was the king’s counselor, and Hushai the Archite was the king’s friend.

1Chr 28:9

(NIV)
‘And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the  Lord searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you for ever.
(ESV)
“And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind for the  Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.

1Chr 29:18

(NIV)
 Lord, the God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Israel, keep these desires and thoughts in the hearts of your people for ever, and keep their hearts loyal to you.
(ESV)
O  Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep forever such purposes and thoughts in the hearts of your people, and direct their hearts toward you.

2Chr 10:6

(NIV)
Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who had served his father Solomon during his lifetime. ‘How would you advise me to answer these people?’ he asked.

(ESV)
Then King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he was yet alive, saying, “How do you advise me to answer this people?”

2Chr 10:8

(NIV)
But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him.
(ESV)
But he abandoned the counsel that the old men gave him, and took counsel with the young men who had grown up with him and stood before him.

2Chr 10:9

(NIV)
He asked them, ‘What is your advice? How should we answer these people who say to me, “Lighten the yoke your father put on us”?’

(ESV)
And he said to them, “What do you advise that we answer this people who have said to me, ‘Lighten the yoke that your father put on us’?”

2Chr 10:13

(NIV)
The king answered them harshly. Rejecting the advice of the elders,
(ESV)
And the king answered them harshly; and forsaking the counsel of the old men,

2Chr 10:14

(NIV)
he followed the advice of the young men and said, ‘My father made your yoke heavy; I will make it even heavier. My father scourged you with whips; I will scourge you with scorpions.’
(ESV)
King Rehoboam spoke to them according to the counsel of the young men, saying, “My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to it. My father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.”

2Chr 20:21

(NIV)
After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the  Lord and to praise him for the splendour of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:

‘Give thanks to the  Lord,
for his love endures for ever.’
(ESV)
And when he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who were to sing to the  Lord and praise him in holy attire, as they went before the army, and say,

“Give thanks to the  Lord,
for his steadfast love endures forever.”

2Chr 22:3

(NIV)
He too followed the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother encouraged him to act wickedly.
(ESV)
He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his counselor in doing wickedly.

2Chr 22:4

(NIV)
He did evil in the eyes of the  Lord, as the house of Ahab had done, for after his father’s death they became his advisors, to his undoing.
(ESV)
He did what was evil in the sight of the  Lord, as the house of Ahab had done. For after the death of his father they were his counselors, to his undoing.

2Chr 22:5

(NIV)
He also followed their counsel when he went with Joram son of Ahab king of Israel to wage war against Hazael king of Aram at Ramoth Gilead. The Arameans wounded Joram;
(ESV)
He even followed their counsel and went with Jehoram the son of Ahab king of Israel to make war against Hazael king of Syria at Ramoth-gilead. And the Syrians wounded Joram,

2Chr 25:16

(NIV)
While he was still speaking, the king said to him, ‘Have we appointed you an advisor to the king? Stop! Why be struck down?’

So the prophet stopped but said, ‘I know that God has determined to destroy you, because you have done this and have not listened to my counsel.’

(ESV)
But as he was speaking, the king said to him, “Have we made you a royal counselor? Stop! Why should you be struck down?” So the prophet stopped, but said, “I know that God has determined to destroy you, because you have done this and have not listened to my counsel.”

2Chr 25:17

(NIV)
After Amaziah king of Judah consulted his advisors, he sent this challenge to Jehoash son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel: ‘Come, let us face each other in battle.’

(ESV)
Then Amaziah king of Judah took counsel and sent to Joash the son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, “Come, let us look one another in the face.”

2Chr 30:2

(NIV)
The king and his officials and the whole assembly in Jerusalem decided to celebrate the Passover in the second month.
(ESV)
For the king and his princes and all the assembly in Jerusalem had taken counsel to keep the Passover in the second month

2Chr 30:23

(NIV)
The whole assembly then agreed to celebrate the festival seven more days; so for another seven days they celebrated joyfully.
(ESV)
Then the whole assembly agreed together to keep the feast for another seven days. So they kept it for another seven days with gladness.

2Chr 32:3

(NIV)
he consulted with his officials and military staff about blocking off the water from the springs outside the city, and they helped him.
(ESV)
he planned with his officers and his mighty men to stop the water of the springs that were outside the city; and they helped him.

Ezra 4:5

(NIV)
They bribed officials to work against them and frustrate their plans during the entire reign of Cyrus king of Persia and down to the reign of Darius king of Persia.

(ESV)
and bribed 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 7:28

(NIV)
and who has extended his good favour to me before the king and his advisors and all the king’s powerful officials. Because the hand of the  Lord my God was on me, I took courage and gathered leaders from Israel to go up with me.

(ESV)
and who extended to me his steadfast love before the king and his counselors, and before all the king’s mighty officers. I took courage, for the hand of the  Lord my God was on me, and I gathered leading men from Israel to go up with me.

Ezra 8:25

(NIV)
and I weighed out to them the offering of silver and gold and the articles that the king, his advisors, his officials and all Israel present there had donated for the house of our God.
(ESV)
And I weighed out to them the silver and the gold and the vessels, the offering for the house of our God that the king and his counselors and his lords and all Israel there present had offered.

Ezra 10:3

(NIV)
Now let us make a covenant before our God to send away all these women and their children, in accordance with the counsel of my lord and of those who fear the commands of our God. Let it be done according to the Law.
(ESV)
Therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all these wives and their children, 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

(NIV)
Anyone who failed to appear within three days would forfeit all his property, in accordance with the decision of the officials and elders, and would himself be expelled from the assembly of the exiles.

(ESV)
and that if anyone did not come within three days, by order of the officials and the elders all his property should be forfeited, and he himself banned from the congregation of the exiles.

Neh 4:15

(NIV)
When our enemies heard that we were aware of their plot and that God had frustrated it, we all returned to the wall, each to our work.

(ESV)
When our enemies heard that it was known to us and that God had frustrated their plan, we all returned to the wall, each to his work.

Neh 6:7

(NIV)
and have even appointed prophets to make this proclamation about you in Jerusalem: “There is a king in Judah!” Now this report will get back to the king; so come, let us meet together.’

(ESV)
And you have also set up prophets to proclaim concerning you in Jerusalem, ‘There is a king in Judah.’ And now the king will hear of these reports. So now come and let us take counsel together.”

Job 3:14

(NIV)
with kings and rulers of the earth,
who built for themselves places now lying in ruins,
(ESV)
with kings and counselors of the earth
who rebuilt ruins for themselves,

Job 5:13

(NIV)
He catches the wise in their craftiness,
and the schemes of the wily are swept away.
(ESV)
He catches the wise in their own craftiness,
and the schemes of the wily are brought to a quick end.

Job 10:3

(NIV)
Does it please you to oppress me,
to spurn the work of your hands,
while you smile on the plans of the wicked?
(ESV)
Does it seem good to you to oppress,
to despise the work of your hands
and favor the designs of the wicked?
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