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Lexicon :: Strong's H3289 - yāʿaṣ

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Strong’s Definitions

יָעַץ yâʻats, yaw-ats'; a primitive root; to advise; reflexively, to deliberate or resolve:—advertise, take advise, advise (well), consult, (give, take) counsel(-lor), determine, devise, guide, purpose.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 80x

The KJV translates Strong's H3289 in the following manner: counsel (25x), counsellor (22x), consult (9x), give (7x), purposed (5x), advice (2x), determined (2x), advise (2x), deviseth (2x), taken (2x), miscellaneous (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 80x
The KJV translates Strong's H3289 in the following manner: counsel (25x), counsellor (22x), consult (9x), give (7x), purposed (5x), advice (2x), determined (2x), advise (2x), deviseth (2x), taken (2x), miscellaneous (2x).
  1. to advise, consult, give counsel, counsel, purpose, devise, plan

    1. (Qal)

      1. to advise, counsel, give counsel, consult

      2. counsellor (participle)

    2. (Niphal) to consult together, exchange counsel, deliberate, counsel together

    3. (Hithpael) to conspire

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָעַץ yâʻats, yaw-ats'; a primitive root; to advise; reflexively, to deliberate or resolve:—advertise, take advise, advise (well), consult, (give, take) counsel(-lor), determine, devise, guide, purpose.
STRONGS H3289: Abbreviations
יָעַץ verb advise, counsel (only twice in Hexateuch) (Aramaic יְעט; Arabic bdb041908 exhort, admonish) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular יָעַץ Isaiah 7:5 + 11 times; יָעָ֑ץ Isaiah 14:27 + 2 times; suffix יְעָצָ֑נִי Psalm 16:7; יְעָצָהּ Isaiah 23:9 + יְעָצָהוּ Baer 2 Chronicles 10:8; 3rd person plural יָָֽעֲצוּ Psalm 62:5; suffix יְעָצֻהוּ 1 Kings 12:8 + 2 times (including 2 Chronicles 10:8, Baer יְעָצָ֑הוּ); etc.; Imperfect אִיעֲצָה Psalm 32:8 (Ol Che אִיעָֽצְךָ); אִיעָֽצְךָ Exodus 18:19; Numbers 24:14 (not elsewhere Hexateuch), Jeremiah 38:15, compare also foregoing; אִיעָצֵךְ 1 Kings 1:12; Participle active יוֺעֵץ Isaiah 3:3 + 9 times; construct יֹעֵץ Nahum 1:11, יוֺעֵץ 2 Samuel 15:2; יוֺעֲצֵךְ Micah 4:9; plural יוֺעֲצִים Job 12:17 + 3 times; יֹעֲצִים Ezekiel 11:2; construct יֹעֲצֵי Isaiah 19:11 + 2 times, etc.; feminine singular suffix יוֺעַצְתּוֺ 2 Chronicles 22:3; Passive participle feminine יְעוּצָה Isaiah 14:26; — advise, counsel, with accusative Isaiah 32:7, 8; Isaiah 23:9 (subject י׳) Micah 6:5; followed by בְּלִיַּ֫עַל Nahum 1:11; Nah 7:5 [Isaiah 7:5] (followed by עַל = against), Nah 19:12 [Isaiah 19:12] (followed by id.), Nah 23:8 [Isaiah 23:8] (followed by id.), Habakkuk 2:10 (followed by לְ); often with accusative of congnate meaning with verb 2 Samuel 16:23; 2 Samuel 17:7; Ezekiel 11:2; followed by אֶל against Jeremiah 49:20; Jeremiah 50:45 (in both of י׳); followed by עַל against Jeremiah 49:30; Isaiah 19:17 (of י׳); compare passive participle Isaiah 14:26; with accusative of congnate meaning with verb + suffix person 1 Kings 12:8, 12, 13; 2 Chronicles 10:8; with accusative of person 2 Samuel 17:15; Psalm 16:7; Exodus 18:19; Numbers 24:14 (+ rel. clause) Jeremiah 38:15; absolute (of י׳) Isaiah 14:24 (with adverb כאשׁר), Isaiah 14:27; of man 2 Samuel 17:15 (כזאת וכזאת), 2 Samuel 17:21 (ככה + על); followed by infinitive Psalm 62:5; 2 Chronicles 25:16 (of אלהים); followed by clause without connective 2 Samuel 17:11; followed by לְלֹא חָכְמָה Job 26:3; — אִיעֲצָה עליך עיני Psalm 32:8 (see above). — Participle active as substantive = counseller, king's adviser 2 Samuel 15:12; 1 Chronicles 27:33; 2 Chronicles 22:4; 25:16; Ezra 7:28; Ezra 8:25; Isaiah 19:11; so feminine 2 Chronicles 22:3; probably also 1 Chronicles 27:32 (|| אִישׁ מֵבִין יְסוֺפֵר); compare Micah 4:9, also Isaiah 1:26 (|| שֹׁפְטִים), Job 12:17 (|| id.); — in these three, of importance for people; so also Isaiah 3:3; Proverbs 11:4 = Proverbs 24:6; compare Job 3:14, and particularly יוֺעֵץ פֶּלֶא Isaiah 9:5 wonder of a counsellor, of the ideal ruler predicated. More generally, counsellor, adviser Proverbs 15:22; בְּשֶׂכֶל יו׳ 1 Chronicles 26:14 (specific reason for title unknown); יֹעֲ׳ שָׁלוֺם Proverbs 12:20; = prophet Isaiah 41:28, nearly = agents (hired by adversaries of Judah) Ezra 4:5.
Niph. (reflexive or reciprocal) Perfect נוֺעַץ Isaiah 40:14; נוֺעֲצוּ Psalm 71:10; Psalm 83:6; Imperfect וַיִּוָּעַץ 1 Kings 12:6 + 10 times; יִוָּֽעֲצוּ Isaiah 45:21; וַיִּוָּֽעֲצוּ 2 Chronicles 30:23; נִוָּֽעֲצָה Nehemiah 6:7; Participle plural נוֺעָצִים 1 Kings 12:6 + 4 times; — consult together, exchange counsel, of king with advisers, followed by אֶתֿ 1 Kings 12:6, 8 2 Chronicles 10:6, 8; and so of י׳ Isaiah 40:14; followed by אֶלֿ 2 Kings 6:8; 2 Chronicles 20:21; followed by עִם 1 Chronicles 13:1; 2 Chronicles 32:3; absolute consider 1 Kings 12:28; 2 Chronicles 25:17; 30:2; compare 1 Kings 12:6 (followed by infinitive) = 2 Chronicles 10:6; 1 Kings 12:9 (followed by Imperfect + ו subordinate) = 2 Chronicles 10:9; in general consult, take counsel, absolute Proverbs 13:10; יַחְדָּו Psalm 71:10; Nehemiah 6:7; Isaiah 45:21; followed by לֵב יַחְדָּו (with heart together) Psa 83:6 [Psalm 83:5] nearly = determine, followed by infinitive 2 Chronicles 30:23.
Hithp. Imperfect יִתְיָעֲצוּ Psalm 83:4 conspire against, followed by עַל (|| יַעֲרִימוּ סוֺד על).

See related Aramaic BDB entry H3272.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:19; 18:19


24:14; 24:14

2 Samuel

15:2; 15:12; 16:23; 17:7; 17:11; 17:15; 17:15; 17:21

1 Kings

1:12; 12:6; 12:6; 12:6; 12:6; 12:8; 12:8; 12:8; 12:9; 12:12; 12:13; 12:28

2 Kings


1 Chronicles

13:1; 26:14; 27:32; 27:33

2 Chronicles

10:6; 10:6; 10:8; 10:8; 10:8; 10:8; 10:9; 20:21; 22:3; 22:3; 22:4; 25:16; 25:16; 25:17; 30:2; 30:23; 30:23; 32:3


4:5; 7:28; 8:25


6:7; 6:7


3:14; 12:17; 12:17; 26:3


16:7; 16:7; 32:8; 32:8; 62:5; 62:5; 71:10; 71:10; 83:4; 83:5; 83:6


11:4; 12:20; 13:10; 15:22; 24:6


1:26; 3:3; 3:3; 7:5; 7:5; 9:5; 14:24; 14:26; 14:26; 14:27; 14:27; 19:11; 19:11; 19:12; 19:17; 23:8; 23:9; 23:9; 32:7; 32:8; 40:14; 40:14; 41:28; 45:21; 45:21


38:15; 38:15; 49:20; 49:30; 50:45


11:2; 11:2


4:9; 4:9; 6:5


1:11; 1:11



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3289 matches the Hebrew יָעַץ (yāʿaṣ),
which occurs 79 times in 73 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Exo 18:19–Isa 3:3)

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:19 - Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, H3289 and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:14 - And now, behold, I go unto my people: come therefore, and I will advertise H3289 thee what this people shall do to thy people in the latter days.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:12 - And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counsellor, H3289 from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:23 - And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled H3289 in those days, was as if a man had enquired at the oracle of God: so was all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:7 - And Hushai said unto Absalom, The counsel that Ahithophel hath given H3289 is not good at this time.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:11 - Therefore I counsel H3289 that all Israel be generally gathered unto thee, from Dan even to Beersheba, as the sand that is by the sea for multitude; and that thou go to battle in thine own person.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:15 - Then said Hushai unto Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, Thus and thus did Ahithophel counsel H3289 Absalom and the elders of Israel; and thus and thus have I counselled. H3289
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:21 - And it came to pass, after they were departed, that they came up out of the well, and went and told king David, and said unto David, Arise, and pass quickly over the water: for thus hath Ahithophel counselled H3289 against you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:12 - Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, H3289 that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:6 - And king Rehoboam consulted H3289 with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise H3289 that I may answer this people?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:8 - But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given H3289 him, and consulted H3289 with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:9 - And he said unto them, What counsel give H3289 ye that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which thy father did put upon us lighter?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:13 - And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave H3289 him;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:28 - Whereupon the king took counsel, H3289 and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:8 - Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel H3289 with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:1 - And David consulted H3289 with the captains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:14 - And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, a wise counsellor, H3289 they cast lots; and his lot came out northward.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:32 - Also Jonathan David's uncle was a counsellor, H3289 a wise man, and a scribe: and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with the king's sons:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:33 - And Ahithophel was the king's counsellor: H3289 and Hushai the Archite was the king's companion:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:6 - And king Rehoboam took counsel H3289 with the old men that had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, What counsel give H3289 ye me to return answer to this people?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:8 - But he forsook the counsel which the old men gave H3289 him, and took counsel H3289 with the young men that were brought up with him, that stood before him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:9 - And he said unto them, What advice H3289 give ye that we may return answer to this people, which have spoken to me, saying, Ease somewhat the yoke that thy father did put upon us?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:21 - And when he had consulted H3289 with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 22:3 - He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab: for his mother was his counsellor H3289 to do wickedly.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 22:4 - Wherefore he did evil in the sight of the LORD like the house of Ahab: for they were his counsellors H3289 after the death of his father to his destruction.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:16 - And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king said unto him, Art thou made of the king's counsel? H3289 forbear; why shouldest thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare, and said, I know that God hath determined H3289 to destroy thee, because thou hast done this, and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:17 - Then Amaziah king of Judah took advice, H3289 and sent to Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us see one another in the face.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:2 - For the king had taken counsel, H3289 and his princes, and all the congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second month.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:23 - And the whole assembly took counsel H3289 to keep other seven days: and they kept other seven days with gladness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:3 - He took counsel H3289 with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were without the city: and they did help him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:5 - And hired counsellors H3289 against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:28 - And hath extended mercy unto me before the king, and his counsellors, H3289 and before all the king's mighty princes. And I was strengthened as the hand of the LORD my God was upon me, and I gathered together out of Israel chief men to go up with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:25 - And weighed unto them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering of the house of our God, which the king, and his counsellors, H3289 and his lords, and all Israel there present, had offered:
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:7 - And thou hast also appointed prophets to preach of thee at Jerusalem, saying, There is a king in Judah: and now shall it be reported to the king according to these words. Come now therefore, and let us take counsel H3289 together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:14 - With kings and counsellors H3289 of the earth, which built desolate places for themselves;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:17 - He leadeth counsellors H3289 away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:3 - How hast thou counselled H3289 him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:7 - I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: H3289 my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:8 - I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide H3289 thee with mine eye.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:4 - They only consult H3289 to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:10 - For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel H3289 together,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:3 - They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted H3289 against thy hidden ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:5 - For they have consulted H3289 together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:14 - Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors H3289 there is safety.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:20 - Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors H3289 of peace is joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:10 - Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised H3289 is wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:22 - Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors H3289 they are established.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:6 - For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors H3289 there is safety.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:26 - And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors H3289 as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:3 - The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, H3289 and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.

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