30 Important Bible Verses About Counseling

Proverbs 11:14 – Seek Wisdom in Counsel

“Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.”

Proverbs 15:22 – Seek Counsel in Making Decisions

“Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.”

Proverbs 19:20 – Listen to Counsel and Gain Understanding

“Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.”

Proverbs 20:5 – Counsel in a Person’s Heart

“The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.”

Proverbs 24:6 – Seek Wise Counsel for Victory

“For by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.”

Proverbs 27:9 – Counsel Can Bring Joy

“Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.”

Proverbs 27:17 – Counsel Can Sharpen Us

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”

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Psalm 1:1-2 – Seek Godly Counsel

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law, he meditates day and night.”

Psalm 119:24 – God’s Counsel and Testimonies

“Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.”

Jeremiah 32:19 – The Great Counselor

“Great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes are open to all the ways of the children of man, rewarding each one according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds.”

Isaiah 9:6 – Jesus as Wonderful Counselor

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Psalm 32:8 – God’s Counsel and Instruction

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”

Psalm 33:11 – The Counsel of the Lord

“The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.”

Psalm 73:24 – God’s Counsel Will Guide

“You guide me with your counsel, and afterward, you will receive me to glory.”

Psalm 119:105 – God’s Word as a Lamp

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

John 14:26 – The Counsel of the Holy Spirit

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”

John 16:13 – The Holy Spirit as the Guide

“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.”

Proverbs 12:15 – Fool Despise Counsel

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.”

Proverbs 13:10 – Pride Brings Strife

“By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.”

Proverbs 15:12 – Scoffer Does Not Love One Who Corrects

“A scoffer does not like to be reproved; he will not go to the wise.”

Proverbs 19:25 – Correct a Scoffer and He Will Hate You

“Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge.”

Proverbs 25:12 – Wise Counsel is Like a Golden Ring

“Like a gold ring or an ornament of gold is a wise reprover to a listening ear.”

Proverbs 27:6 – Wounds from a Friend

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.”

Proverbs 28:26 – Trusting in Yourself is Foolish

“Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.”

Proverbs 29:1 – Reproof That Hardens the Neck

“He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing.”

Psalm 81:11 – Israel’s Refusal to Listen to God

“But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me.”

Proverbs 1:5 – Wise and Increase in Learning

“Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord and Lean Not on Your Own Understanding

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Proverbs 9:9 – Give Instruction to the Wise

“Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.”

Proverbs 12:26 – The Righteous Choose Their Friends Wisely

“One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.”

Proverbs 13:14 – The Teaching of the Wise is a Fountain of Life

“The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.”

Proverbs 15:31 – Listen to Life-Giving Reproof

“The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.”

Psalm 25:9 – The Humble He Guides in Justice

“He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.”

James 1:5 – Ask God for Wisdom

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”

James 3:17 – The Wisdom from Above

“But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.”

1 Corinthians 2:13 – Interpreting Spiritual Truths

“And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.”

Proverbs 15:22 – Making Plans with Wise Counsel

“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers, they succeed.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11 – Encourage One Another and Build One Another Up

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”

Hebrews 10:24-25 – Encourage One Another and Spur Each Other On

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

Hebrews 3:13 – Exhort One Another Daily

“But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.”

Ephesians 4:29 – Let No Corrupting Talk Come Out of Your Mouths

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”

Colossians 3:16 – Let the Word of Christ Dwell in You Richly

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”

Galatians 6:2 – Bear One Another’s Burdens

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

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