New American Standard Bible
Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed.
King James Bible
Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellers they are established.
Darby Bible Translation
Without counsel purposes are disappointed; but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
World English Bible
Where there is no counsel, plans fail; but in a multitude of counselors they are established.
Young's Literal Translation
Without counsel is the making void of purposes, And in a multitude of counsellors it is established.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Counsellors - The Hebrew word, used almost as an official title 1 Chronicles 27:32; Isaiah 1:26; Isaiah 19:11, brings before us the picture of the council-chamber of Eastern countries, arranged for a solemn conference of the wise.
LibraryGod, the All-Seeing One
We have in our text, first of all, a great fact declared,--"Hell and destruction are before the Lord ;" we have, secondly, a great fact inferred,--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" I. We will begin with THE GREAT FACT WHICH IS DECLARED--a fact which furnishes us with premises from which we deduce the practical conclusion of the second sentence--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" The best interpretation that you can give of those two words, "hell" and "destruction," …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
Epistle cxxii. To Rechared, King of the visigoths .
1 Kings 1:12
"So now come, please let me give you counsel and save your life and the life of your son Solomon.
Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.
Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, But a man of understanding walks straight.
A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word!
Prepare plans by consultation, And make war by wise guidance.
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