27 Bible Verses about Counseling

Proverbs 13:10 ESV / 80 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 20:5 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

John 16:13 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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 12:18 ESV / 40 helpful votes

There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 32 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Galatians 6:2 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Proverbs 1:1-3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity;

Romans 15:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another.

2 Corinthians 1:2-3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,

Proverbs 27:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.

2 Samuel 20:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then she said, “They used to say in former times, ‘Let them but ask counsel at Abel,’ and so they settled a matter.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

2 Timothy 2:24-26 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.

Galatians 6:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

Isaiah 40:29 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.

Isaiah 40:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.

Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Psalm 56:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?

Colossians 3:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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.

Colossians 1:28 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

Ephesians 5:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,

1 Corinthians 1:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers.

Isaiah 50:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.

Isaiah 9:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

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