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Want to know what the Bible says about Wise Counsel? Here are 166 Bible verses about Wise Counsel 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 12:15 NIV
The way of fools seems right to them,
    but the wise listen to 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 15:22 NIV
Plans fail for lack of counsel,
    but with many advisers they succeed.
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Proverbs 19:20-21 NIV
20 Listen to advice and accept discipline,
    and at the end you will be counted among the wise.
21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
    but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
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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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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 28:26 NIV
Those who trust in themselves are fools,
    but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.
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Proverbs 1:7 NIV
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
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Proverbs 20:18 NIV
Plans are established by seeking advice;
    so if you wage war, obtain guidance.
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Proverbs 19:20 NIV
Listen to advice and accept discipline,
    and at the end you will be counted among the wise.
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2 Timothy 3:16 NIV
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
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Psalm 119:105 NIV
Your word is a lamp for my feet,
    a light on my path.
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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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1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
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Proverbs 4:13 NIV
Hold on to instruction, do not let it go;
    guard it well, for it is your life.
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James 1:5 NIV
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
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Hebrews 4:12 NIV
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
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Proverbs 1:5 NIV
let the wise listen and add to their learning,
    and let the discerning get guidance—
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1 John 4:1 NIV
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
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Proverbs 27:6 NIV
Wounds from a friend can be trusted,
    but an enemy multiplies kisses.
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166 Bible Verses about Wise Counsel

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