What does Counsellor mean in the Bible?


Easton's Bible Dictionary - Counsellor
An adviser (Proverbs 11:14 ; 15:22 ), a king's state counsellor (2 Samuel 15:12 ). Used once of the Messiah (Isaiah 9:6 ). In Mark 15:43 , Luke 23:50 , the word probably means a member of the Jewish Sanhedrim.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Counsellor
COUNSELLOR . This is the spelling in modern editions of the AV [1] . In the ed. of 1611 it is ‘counseller,’ except in Ezra 8:25 , Proverbs 12:20 ; Proverbs 15:22 , where the spelling is ‘counsellour.’ The word is used mostly of a king’s counsellor, or more generally of one who gives counsel. But in Daniel 3:2-3 it means a justice; and in Mark 15:43 , Luke 23:50 , it is used of Joseph of Arimathæa as a member of the Sanhedrin. In Daniel 3:24 ; Daniel 3:27 ; Daniel 4:36 ; Daniel 6:7 the peculiar word rendered ‘counsellor’ in AV [1] is hesitatingly translated by Driver ‘minister’; RV [3] retains ‘counsellor.’
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Counsellor
Various words are so translated:
1. dethabar. Daniel 3:2,3 .
2. haddabrin. Daniel 3:24,27 ; Daniel 4:36 ; Daniel 6:7 .
3. yeat. Ezra 7:14,15 . These three words are Chaldee, and refer to various heathen officials as counsellors of state.
4. yaats, the counsellors in Israel, such as Jonathan, and Ahithophel, David's counsellors, 1 Chronicles 27:32,33 . In Isaiah 9:6 the same word is applied to the Lord Jesus: "His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
5. βουλευτής, a member of the Sanhedrim. Mark 15:43 ; Luke 23:50 .
6. σύμβουλος, 'a joint counsellor.' Romans 11:34 .
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Counsellor
One of the well known names of Christ, and most blessedly answering to his office, work and character in the hearts of his people. (See two beautiful proofs among a thousand. Isaiah 9:6; Isa 48:16-17) This name at once sets forth the infinite dignity of his person, and the infinite suitableness of his salvation; "for in him are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." (Colossians 2:3) In conjunction with the Father and the Holy Ghost, he was in the council of peace before all worlds, when the whole scheme of redemption was formed, and when it was determined upon, to be brought forth in time, and in its blessings to reach to all eternity. Wonderful Counsellor! give thy people grace to listen to thy gracious and divine teaching, "and to buy of thee gold tried in the fire." (Revelation 3:18)

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Counsellor - Counsellor . ’ The word is used mostly of a king’s Counsellor, or more generally of one who gives counsel. In Daniel 3:24 ; Daniel 3:27 ; Daniel 4:36 ; Daniel 6:7 the peculiar word rendered ‘counsellor’ in AV [3] retains ‘counsellor
je'uz - (counsellor ), head of a Benjamite house
Arimathea - A city of Palestine, whence came Joseph the Counsellor, mentioned in Luke 23:51
Aristobu'Lus - (the best Counsellor ), a resident at Rome, some of whose household are greeted in ( Romans 16:10 ) Tradition makes him one of the 70 disciples and reports that he preached the gospel in Britain
Counsellor - These three words are Chaldee, and refer to various heathen officials as Counsellors of state. yaats, the Counsellors in Israel, such as Jonathan, and Ahithophel, David's Counsellors, 1 Chronicles 27:32,33 . In Isaiah 9:6 the same word is applied to the Lord Jesus: "His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. σύμβουλος, 'a joint Counsellor
Counsellor - An adviser (Proverbs 11:14 ; 15:22 ), a king's state Counsellor (2 Samuel 15:12 )
Angel of Great Counsel - (Magni Consilii Angelus, in the Introit of the third Mass of Christmas) ...
A title of the Messias in the Greek Version of Isaias, 9:6, where we read according to the Hebrew text followed by the Latin Vulgate, "His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, a Father forever, Prince of Peace. Its meaning may best be explained by the Hebrew text: the envoy of God is to be a wonderful Counsellor
Arimathaea - The city of Joseph, the 'honourable Counsellor,' who was permitted by Pilate to take down the body of the Lord and bury it in his own new to tomb
Hushai - Friend and Counsellor of David, who, by returning to Jerusalem at the revolt of Absalom, was able to frustrate the advice given by Ahithophel, and thus give David time to escape, and arrange his army for the war
Apply - To make application to have recourse by request as, to apply one's self to a Counsellor for advice. This is generally used intransitively as, to apply to a Counsellor
Mal'Luch - (counsellor )
Advocate - In most cases it uses the word in the broader sense of a Counsellor or helper (e. ...
Jesus had been a Counsellor or helper to his followers while he was with them, and promised that when he left them and returned to his Father, he would send them another Counsellor, the Holy Spirit
Gad - He then began his career of Counsellor, under divine direction, which eventually won him the title of "the king's Beer," 2 Samuel 24:11; 2 Samuel 24:13; 1 Chronicles 21:9
Sixtus v, Pope - A Friar Minor, he was Counsellor to the Holy Office, Bishop of Sant Agata dei Goti; cardinal
Counsel, To - On the basis of the syntax involved, it is probably better to translate the familiar “Wonderful Counselor” (NASB, TEV) as Wonder- Counsellor (JB, NAB) or “Wonder of a Counsellor
Ahithophel - David’s Counsellor ( 2 Samuel 15:12 , 1 Chronicles 27:33 ), whose advice was deemed infallible ( 2 Samuel 16:23 )
Ahithophel - A Gilonite, grandfather of Bathsheba, and a very wise Counsellor of David, of whom it is said that all his counsel was "as if a man had inquired at the oracle of God
Counsellor - Wonderful Counsellor! give thy people grace to listen to thy gracious and divine teaching, "and to buy of thee gold tried in the fire
Deusdedit - The composition of the "Dictatus Papæ" and the editing of Gregory's correspondence are attributed to his cardinal, who appears to have been the intimate Counsellor of the famous pope
Ahithophel - a native of Giloh, who, after having been David's Counsellor, joined in the rebellion of Absalom, and assisted him with his advice
Shoulder - Thus Messiah was to bear the government upon his shoulder: "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor," &c, Isaiah 9:6 ; and God promises Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, to give him the key of the house of David, and to lay it upon his shoulder; "so he shall open, and none shall shut, and he shall shut, and none shall open;" that is, the sole authority shall rest upon him
Nail - This word is also used metaphorically (Zechariah 10:4 ) for a prince or Counsellor, just as "the battle-bow" represents a warrior
Ahithophel - A native of Giloh, a city of Judah, David's trusted Counsellor, 1 Chronicles 27:33-34, who was induced to join the party of Absalom
Balaam - ) Balaam becomes in legend a Counsellor of Pharaoh; he and his two sons Jannes and Jambres (q
Absalom - Ahithophel, who had been David's chief Counsellor, deserted him and joined Absalom, whose chief Counsellor he now became
Council, Councillor - , Matthew 12:14 , RV, "took counsel," for AV, "held a council;" Matthew 22:15 ; hence (b) "a council," an assembly of Counsellors or persons in consultation, Acts 25:12 , of the "council" with which Festus conferred concerning Paul. Luke 23:50 (not as AV, "counsellor")
King - (1 Chronicles 27:25-31 ); (8) commander-in-chief of the army (1 Chronicles 27:34 ); (9) the royal Counsellor (1 Chronicles 27:32 ; 2 Samuel 16:20-23 )
Zedekiah - The prophet Jeremiah was his Counsellor, yet "he did evil in the sight of the Lord" (2 Kings 24:19,20 ; Jeremiah 52:2,3 )
Anastasius, a Presbyter of Antioch - Anastasius (1) , a presbyter of Antioch, the confidential friend and Counsellor of Nestorius, the archbp
Ahaziah - He did wickedly, his mother being his Counsellor to his destruction
Dianius, Bishop of Caesarea - Dianius keenly felt the absence of his eloquent and able young Counsellor, especially when Julian endeavoured to re-establish paganism
Elisha - He was the Counsellor and friend of successive kings
Jonathan - Uncle of David: his Counsellor and secretary 1 Chronicles 27:32
Names Titles And Offices of Christ - ...
Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Isaiah 9:6
Aceldama - Now as the Lord Jesus, being considered by the law as a criminal, (John 18:30) was thus liable to have been cast out with the common dead; what an overruling power must it have been, to prompt the minds of the honourable Counsellor, Joseph of Arimathea, and Nicodemus a ruler of the Jews, to have begged the forfeited body from Pilate!...
And there was another providence, directing all this to the accomplishment of the purpose intended; in that the request was so well timed before the chief priests could influence Pilate's mind to refuse; and Pilate's mind so guided by the Lord, to grant the request before that he had power to deliberate
Nahum - ...
One who had come out to oppress Israel, was a wicked Counsellor, who imagined evil, not only against Judah, but against Jehovah: he should be cut off
Name - The soul then enters into tile enjoyment of all those names of Jesus which the prophet hath described him by, in one full constellation: "His name (saith he) shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace!" (Isaiah 9:6)...
Joseph - Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable Counsellor, and a rich man
Names of Our Lord - ...
Almighty Word, Wisdom of Solomon 18:15
Brightness of Eternal Light, Wisdom of Solomon 7:26
Child, Isaiah 9:6
Counsellor, Isaiah 9:6
Desire of Eternal Hills, Genesis 49:26
Desired of all nations, Aggeus 2:8
Emmanuel, Isaiah 7:14
Expectation of nations, Genesis
Father of World to Come, Isaiah
God the Mighty, Isaiah 9:6
Holy One of Israel, Isaiah 43:3
Holy One, Psalms 15:10
Just Branch, Jeremiah 23:5
Just, Isaiah 45:8
King of Glory, Psalms 23:7
Lord of Hosts, Isaiah 9:7
Lord Our Just One, Jeremiah 23:6
Man of Sorrows, Isaiah 53:3
Man, Michah 5:5
My Just One, Isaiah 41:10
Orient, Zachariah 6:12
Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6
Root of Jesse, Isaiah 11:10
Ruler of the Earth, Isaiah 16:1
Sun of Justice, Malachi 4:2
Wonderful, Isaiah 9:6
Bread of Life, John 6:35
Door, John 10:9
Good Shepherd, John 10:11
Life, John 11:25
Light of the World, John 9:5
Lord, John 13:13
Master, John 13:13
Resurrection and Life, John 11:25
Son of Man, Matthew 8:2O
Son, John 5:22
Vine, John 15:1
Way, Truth, and Life, John 14:6
Advocate, 1 John 2:1
Almighty, Apocalypse 1:8
Alpha and Omega, Apocalypse 1:8
Amen, Apocalypse 3:14
Author and Finisher of Faith, Hebrews 12:2
Author of Life, Acts 3:15
Beginning and End, Apocalypse 1:8
Blessed God, Mark 14:61
Child Jesus, Luke 2:43
Christ Jesus, 1 Timothy 1:1
Christ, Matthrew 1:18
Corner-Stone, Epheisans 2:21
Day Star, 2 Peter 1:19
Faith, Hebrews 12:2
Faithful Witness, Apocalypse 1:5
First and Last, Apocalypse 1:17
First Born from the Dead, Apocalypse 1:5
Galitean, Matthew 26:69
God of the Jews, Romans 3:29
Great Pastor, Hebrews 13:20
He that is to come, Hebrews 10:37
Head, Ephesians 4:15
High Priest, Hebrews 2:17
Jesus Christ the Just, 1 John 2:1
Jesus, Matthew 27:17
Key of David, Apocalypse 3:7
King of Kings, Apocalypse 19:16
Lamb of God, John 1:29
Life Eternal, 1 John 1:2
Lion of the Tribe of Juda, Apocalypse 5:5
Living Stone, 1 Peter 2:4
Lord Jesus Christ, Acts 10:48
Lord of All, Galatians 4:1
Lord of Lords, Apocalypse 19:16
Lord Our God, Apocalypse 4:11
Mediator, Hebrews 9:15
Messias, John 1:41 (passim)
Only Begotten of the Father, John 1:14
Our Lord Jesus Ghrist, Romans 1:4
Pascha Nostrum, 1 Corinthians 5:7
Power of God, 1 Corinthians 1:24
Priest, Hebrews 8:4
Prince of the kings of the earth, Apocalypse 1:5
Rabbi, John 1:18
Rock of Scandal, Romans 9:33
Root of David, Apocalypse 5:6
Saviour of the world, John 4:42
Saviour, Luke 2:11
Son of David, Mark 12:86
Son of God, Matthew 8:29
Son of Joseph, Luke 3:23
Son of the Living God, Matthew 16:16
Star of the morning, Apocalypse 2:23
Stone of stumbling, 1 Peter 2:8
Stone, Matthew 21:42
Teacher, John 3:2
That which was from the beginning, 1 John 1:1
Victim, Ephesians 5:2
Wisdom of God, 1 Corinthians 1:24
Word, John 1:1
Word of God, Apocalypse 19:13
Word of Life, 1 John 1:1
Adonai, O Antiphons
Angel in the liturgy of the Mass
Captain of our salvation, Ephiphany, Matins
Captain of the Martyrs, Octain of Saint Stephen, Matins
Carpenter's Son, Matthew 13:55
Christ our King, First Wednesday in Advent, Matins
Christ the Lord, Saturday within Octave of Christmas, Matins
Eagle, Saint Maximus, Homily 42
Eternal, Christmas Day, Lauds
Eternal Word of God made Flesh, Ember Saturday in Advent, Martins
Glory of Thy people Israel, Luke 2:32
God of God, title in Gloria
God our Saviour, Christmas Day, Vespers (I)
God the Son, Saturday within Octave of Christmas, Matins
Great Prophet, First Sunday in Advent, Lauds
Heavenly Bridegroom, Epiphany, Lauds
Holy, Luke 1:35
Holy One of God, Luke 4
King of all the earth, Second Monday in Advent, Vespers
King of Angel Hosts above, Circumcision, Matins
King of Heaven, Christmas Day, Matins
King of Israel, Mark 15:32
King of Righteousness, Third Thursday in Advent, Matins
King of the Gentiles, O Antiphons
King of the Jews, Matthew 2:2
King Peaceful, Christmas Day, Vespers (I)
Light to the revelation of the Gentiles, Luke 2:32
Light of Light, title in Gloria
Lord of Angels, Eve of Epiphany, Matins
Lord Our King, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord our Lawgiver, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord our Saviour, Circumcision, Matins
Lord that shall rule, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord the King, Ephiphany, Matins
Lord the Ruler, Second Sunday in Advent, Matins
Judas Iscariot - Ahithophel, the unfaithful Counsellor of David)
King - ]'>[1] root meaning ‘advise,’ ‘counsel,’ ‘rule,’ and it seems to have first signified ‘the wise man,’ the ‘counsellor,’ and then ‘the ruler. Mention is also made of several minor officials, such as the ‘king’s servant’ ( 2 Kings 22:12 ), the ‘king’s friend’ ( 1 Kings 4:5 ), the ‘king’s Counsellor’ ( 1 Chronicles 27:33 ), the ‘head of the ward-robe’ ( 2 Kings 22:14 ), the head of the eunuchs (AV Zechariah - gate of the tabernacle under David (1 Chronicles 9:21; 1 Chronicles 26:2; 1 Chronicles 26:14, "a wise Counsellor"
Joseph - And as then the Zapnathpaaneah of Egypt revealed secrets, and the cry was, Go unto Joseph, what he saith unto you do: so now, in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, we do, indeed, behold our Wonderful Counsellor, who hath made known to us his and his Father's will, and the one desire of every soul is, to go unto Jesus, whatsoever he saith unto us is blessed, and our duty to obey
Zechari'ah - (2 Chronicles 21:2 ) ...
A prophet in the reign of Uzziah who appears to have acted as the king's Counsellor, but of whom nothing is known
Ahithophel - There was no one fit to hold the candle to Ahithophel in that day, unless it was Hushai the Archite, another of David's astutest Counsellors. … And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's Counsellor, from his city, even from Giloh. And then David took Hushai, his next astutest Counsellor to Ahithophel, and filled him with guile and sent him back to deceive Absalom and to counteract all the counsels of Ahithophel. Why is he no longer here? Why is he where he now is?...
And, then, what did David think when Ahithophel's terrible end was told him? And what did Bathsheba think? Did she curse David to his face when it was told her what her grandfather had done to himself? Did Uriah's wife fling David's psalms in his face in her agony of horror and self-disgust? Did she scream in her sleep till all Jerusalem heard her as she saw in her sleep her grandfather's gallows at Giloh? Or was this prophecy fulfilled before it was spoken: In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, the house of David apart, and their wives apart, till there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David for sin and for uncleanness? And then did David go out to Giloh, and over the sepulchre of the suicide did David fall down and cry, past all consolation, O Ahithophel, the friend of my youth and my best Counsellor, Ahithophel! Would God I had died for thee! O Ahithophel, mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance! If he did-then this would come in, The sacrifices of God are a broken heart
Gad - A late conception associated him with the prophet Nathan ( 2 Chronicles 29:25 ) in the task of planning some of the king’s regulations with reference to the musical part of the service, while ( 1 Samuel 22:5 ) he is also stated to have acted as David’s Counsellor in peril during the period when the two dwelt together in ‘the hold
Macrina, the Younger - To her brother Basil in particular she was ever a wise and loving Counsellor
Jeroboam - Had Jeroboam on the day of his coronation, and henceforth, but taken Ahijah home to be his Counsellor, Jeroboam had ability enough, and divine right enough, to have built up Israel into a great kingdom for God and for himself. And thus it was that Satan still kept his place in Jeroboam's heart, and was still Jeroboam's Counsellor in all the affairs of the state, and in all the affairs of the family, till Jeroboam's great fall, from which he and his people never recovered, came about in this way. It is only kings, and kings' Counsellors, and popes, and bishops, and ministers, and elders, and such like, who can sin and make nations and churches and congregations to sin
Feasts - "Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6
Olympias, the Younger - She retained this position under Chrysostom and became his chief Counsellor and active agent in all works of piety and charity, not only in Constantinople, but in distant provinces of the church
Samuel - ...
Many years now passed, during which Samuel exercised the functions of his judicial office, being the friend and Counsellor of the people in all matters of private and public interest
Advocate - The prophet sums up all in one, his character, in this department of it, when calling him the Wonderful Counsellor; and the Apostle no less, when declaring that "in Him are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge
Joseph - ...
A native of Arimathea, probably the Ramah of the Old Testament (1 Samuel 1:19 ), a man of wealth, and a member of the Sanhedrim (Matthew 27:57 ; Luke 23:50 ), an "honourable Counsellor, who waited for the kingdom of God
Joseph - Luke calls him a Counsellor, and also informs us that he was a good and just man, who did not give his consent to the crucifixion of Christ, Luke 23:50-51
Psalms, Book of - Christ must be looked for everywhere, either in what He personally passed through, or in His sympathy with His people Israel, which can only end in His bringing them into full blessing on earth, when He will be hailed as "Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace
Free Will - The freedom of the Divine will is, indeed, plainly implied, although not explicitly mentioned, in such words as (Romans 11:34-36), ‘For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his Counsellor? or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him are all things: to whom be glory for ever
Holy Spirit - The Spirit is called the Counsellor or Helper, for he gives Jesus’ followers the same counsel or help as Jesus gave them when he was physically with them
Stoics - Paul, was the tutor and later the Counsellor of Nero
Joseph And Mary - ...
She is a happy maiden who has a mother or a motherly friend much experienced in the ways of the human heart to whom she can tell all her anxieties; a wise, tender, much-experienced Counsellor, such as Naomi was to Ruth, and Elizabeth to Mary
Shimei - Or who hath been His Counsellor?...
Now, what is true of bad men is equally true of all our other bad surroundings, and all our other adverse circumstances, as we call them
the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia - When David White of Airlie became awakened to see what he was, and what a minister ought to be, he sought out Daniel Cormick for his Counsellor
Nicodemus - In his third chapter the fourth Evangelist introduces us into an inquiry-room, as we would call it, in which our Lord is the director and the Counsellor of souls, and in which Nicodemus is the inquirer and the convert
Mephibosheth - And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's old Counsellor, from his city, even from Giloh
David - Ahithophel was Absalom's chief Counsellor
Pharaoh - This is all that remains on the statute-book of Egypt to testify to the statesmanship of that king of Egypt who had never heard of Joseph the son of Jacob, the servant of Potiphar, and the Counsellor and deliverer of the kingdom. Moses had blood upon his hands in his youth, as Pharaoh's Counsellors kept him well in mind
Property (2) - He accepts the teaching of Jesus concerning non-resistance, “to him that smiteth thee on one cheek offer also the other,” but soon he hears this same Counsellor of peace bid His friends sell their garments “and buy a sword” ’ (Peabody, ch
Samuel - And I do not know that history, either sacred or profane, holds out a better example of this large-hearted, public-spirited wisdom than Samuel the deposed judge, and now the chief Counsellor of Saul
Josephus - For the reign of Herod the Great he manifestly utilizes the voluminous work of Nicolaus of Damascus, who, as the Counsellor of Herod, had exalted his patron to the skies
Christ in the Early Church - The Son of God existed before all creation, and was God’s fellow-counsellor in the work of creation (Simil
Hosius (1), a Confessor Under Maximian - As the influence of the Arians over his mind increased, that of his old Counsellor would of necessity decline