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Want to know what the Bible says about Counseling? Here are 68 Bible verses about Counseling from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 15:22 NIV
Plans fail for lack of counsel,
    but with many advisers they succeed.
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Proverbs 13:10 NIV
Where there is strife, there is pride,
    but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
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Proverbs 11:14 NIV
For lack of guidance a nation falls,
    but victory is won through many advisers.
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Proverbs 20:5 NIV
The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters,
    but one who has insight draws them out.
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John 16:13 NIV
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
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Proverbs 12:18 NIV
The words of the reckless pierce like swords,
    but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
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2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
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Galatians 6:2 NIV
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
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Proverbs 12:15 NIV
The way of fools seems right to them,
    but the wise listen to advice.
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Proverbs 27:9 NIV
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,
    and the pleasantness of a friend
    springs from their heartfelt advice.
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Romans 15:14 NIV
I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to instruct one another.
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1 Peter 5:7 NIV
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
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Galatians 6:1 NIV
Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.
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Proverbs 1:1-3 NIV
1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
2 for gaining wisdom and instruction;
    for understanding words of insight;
3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
    doing what is right and just and fair;
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Proverbs 24:6 NIV
Surely you need guidance to wage war,
    and victory is won through many advisers.
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James 5:16 NIV
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
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John 14:26 NIV
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
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James 3:17 NIV
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
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Isaiah 9:6 NIV
For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
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Colossians 1:28 NIV
He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.
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