Verses with the word counsel in the Apocrypha (45 verses):
1 Esdras 7:15
For that he had turned the counsel of the king of Assyria toward them, to strengthen their hands in the works of the Lord God of Israel.
2 Esdras 2:18
For thy help will I send my servants Esau and Jeremy, after whose counsel I have sanctified and prepared for thee twelve trees laden with divers fruits,
2 Esdras 4:13
He answered me, and said, I went into a forest into a plain, and the trees took counsel,
2 Esdras 4:15
The floods of the sea also in like manner took counsel, and said, Come, let us go up and subdue the woods of the plain, that there also we may make us another country.
2 Esdras 13:41
But they took this counsel among themselves, that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further country, where never mankind dwelt,
Ask counsel of all that are wise, and despise not any counsel that is profitable.
Bless the Lord thy God always, and desire of him that thy ways may be directed, and that all thy paths and counsels may prosper: for every nation hath not counsel; but the Lord himself giveth all good things, and he humbleth whom he will, as he will; now therefore, my son, remember my commandments, neither let them be put out of thy mind.
So he called unto him all his officers, and all his nobles, and communicated with them his secret counsel, and concluded the afflicting of the whole earth out of his own mouth.
And when he had ended his counsel, Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians called Holofernes the chief captain of his army, which was next unto him, and said unto him.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:17
For they shall see the end of the wise, and shall not understand what God in his counsel hath decreed of him, and to what end the Lord hath set him in safety.
Wisdom of Solomon 6:4
Because, being ministers of his kingdom, ye have not judged aright, nor kept the law, nor walked after the counsel of God;
Wisdom of Solomon 9:13
For what man is he that can know the counsel of God? or who can think what the will of the Lord is?
Wisdom of Solomon 9:17
And thy counsel who hath known, except thou give wisdom, and send thy Holy Spirit from above?
Extol not thyself in the counsel of thine own heart; that thy soul be not torn in pieces as a bull [straying alone.]
Give ear, my son, receive my advice, and refuse not my counsel,
Consult not with a fool; for he cannot keep counsel.
He himself made man from the beginning, and left him in the hand of his counsel;
Counsel, and a tongue, and eyes, ears, and a heart, gave he them to understand.
The knowledge of wickedness is not wisdom, neither at any time the counsel of sinners prudence.
The knowledge of a wise man shall abound like a flood: and his counsel is like a pure fountain of life.
As timber girt and bound together in a building cannot be loosed with shaking: so the heart that is stablished by advised counsel shall fear at no time.
O how comely a thing is judgment for gray hairs, and for ancient men to know counsel!
O how comely is the wisdom of old men, and understanding and counsel to men of honour.
Give not over thy mind to heaviness, and afflict not thyself in thine own counsel.
A man of counsel will be considerate; but a strange and proud man is not daunted with fear, even when of himself he hath done without counsel.
Every counsellor extolleth counsel; but there is some that counselleth for himself.
Beware of a counsellor, and know before what need he hath; for he will counsel for himself; lest he cast the lot upon thee,
Consult not with one that suspecteth thee: and hide thy counsel from such as envy thee.
Neither consult with a woman touching her of whom she is jealous; neither with a coward in matters of war; nor with a merchant concerning exchange; nor with a buyer of selling; nor with an envious man of thankfulness; nor with an unmerciful man touching kindness; nor with the slothful for any work; nor with an hireling for a year of finishing work; nor with an idle servant of much business: hearken not unto these in any matter of counsel.
And let the counsel of thine own heart stand: for there is no man more faithful unto thee than it.
Let reason go before every enterprize, and counsel before every action.
They shall not be sought for in publick counsel, nor sit high in the congregation: they shall not sit on the judges' seat, nor understand the sentence of judgment: they cannot declare justice and judgment; and they shall not be found where parables are spoken.
He shall direct his counsel and knowledge, and in his secrets shall he meditate.
Gold and silver make the foot stand sure: but counsel is esteemed above them both.
By his counsel he appeaseth the deep, and planteth islands therein.
Such as did bear rule in their kingdoms, men renowned for their power, giving counsel by their understanding, and declaring prophecies:
Thus rested Solomon with his fathers, and of his seed he left behind him Roboam, even the foolishness of the people, and one that had no understanding, who turned away the people through his counsel. There was also Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who caused Israel to sin, and shewed Ephraim the way of sin:
1 Maccabees 2:65
And behold, I know that your brother Simon is a man of counsel, give ear unto him alway: he shall be a father unto you.
1 Maccabees 7:31
Nicanor also, when he saw that his counsel was discovered, went out to fight against Judas beside Capharsalama:
1 Maccabees 9:60
Then removed he, and came with a great host, and sent letters privily to his adherents in Judea, that they should take Jonathan and those that were with him: howbeit they could not, because their counsel was known unto them.
1 Maccabees 9:68
And fought against Bacchides, who was discomfited by them, and they afflicted him sore: for his counsel and travail was in vain.
1 Maccabees 9:69
Wherefore he was very wroth at the wicked men that gave him counsel to come into the country, inasmuch as he slew many of them, and purposed to return into his own country.
2 Maccabees 7:25
But when the young man would in no case hearken unto him, the king called his mother, and exhorted her that she would counsel the young man to save his life.
2 Maccabees 7:26
And when he had exhorted her with many words, she promised him that she would counsel her son.
2 Maccabees 14:5
Howbeit having gotten opportunity to further his foolish enterprize, and being called into counsel by Demetrius, and asked how the Jews stood affected, and what they intended, he answered thereunto: