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Lexicon :: Strong's H6098 - ʿēṣâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 887a

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The following spelling is supported by Strongs and Gesenius: עצה

Strong’s Definitions

עֵצָה ʻêtsâh, ay-tsaw'; from H3289; advice; by implication, plan; also prudence:—advice, advisement, counsel(-lor), purpose.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 88x

The KJV translates Strong's H6098 in the following manner: counsel (79x), counsels (2x), purpose (2x), advice (1x), counsellors (with H582) (1x), advisement (1x), counsel (with H3289) (1x), counsellor (with H376) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 88x
The KJV translates Strong's H6098 in the following manner: counsel (79x), counsels (2x), purpose (2x), advice (1x), counsellors (with H582) (1x), advisement (1x), counsel (with H3289) (1x), counsellor (with H376) (1x).
  1. counsel, advice, purpose

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֵצָה ʻêtsâh, ay-tsaw'; from H3289; advice; by implication, plan; also prudence:—advice, advisement, counsel(-lor), purpose.
STRONGS H6098: Abbreviations
עֵצָה noun feminine counsel, advice (= (יְ)עֵצָה) — ע׳ Judges 20:7 28 times; construct עֲצַת Isaiah 5:19 33 times; suffix עֲצָתִי Proverbs 1:25 5 times (+ Isaiah 46:11 Qr; Kt עצתו better); עֲצָֽתְךָ Psalm 20:5; Psalm 73:24; עֲצָתוֺ Hosea 10:6 7 times (including Isaiah 46:10 Kt see supr); עֲצָתָם Jeremiah 18:23 4 times; plural עֵצוֺת Deuteronomy 32:28 2 times; עֲצָתָ֑יִךְ Isaiah 47:13; — counsel, advice 2 Samuel 15:31,34; 2 Samuel 16:23 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 17:14 (3 times in verse); 2 Samuel 17:23; 1 Kings 12:8,13,14 2 Chronicles 10:8; 10:13; 10:14, 2 Chron 22:5; 25:16; Ezra 10:3 (where read אֲדֹנִי ע׳ Reuss Ry), Ezra 10:8; Job 29:21; political consultation Isaiah 47:13; as accusative of congnate meaning with verb 2 Samuel 17:7; 1 Kings 1:12; Isaiah 8:10; Ezekiel 11:2 (עצתרָֿע, || אָוֶן); with הָב֫וּ give counsel Judges 20:7; 2 Samuel 16:20; חֵבִיא ע׳ Isaiah 16:3; עשׂה ע׳ Isaiah 30:1; אָשִׁית עֵצוֺת בְּנַפְשִׁי Psalm 13:3; = design, purpose Ezra 4:5; Nehemiah 4:9; 1 Chronicles 12:20 (Baer), Psalm 14:6; Psalm 20:5; Jeremiah 18:23 (followed by עַל = against), Jeremiah 49:30 (|| מַחֲשָׁבָה); עֲצַתגּֿוֺיִם Psalm 33:10; suitable counsel for war (= generalship) 2 Kings 18:20 = Isaiah 36:5 (compare Proverbs 20:18 below); also עֲצַת שָׁלוֺם Zechariah 6:13 counsel of peace; practical wisdom, sagacity Isaiah 19:3, compare Isaiah 19:11, Jeremiah 19:7; Deuteronomy 32:28 (|| תְּבוּנָה), Hosea 10:6. Especially in Wisdom Literature and prophets; counsel = good counsle, wisdom Job 38:2; Job 42:3; Proverbs 12:15; Proverbs 20:5 (its seat בְּלֶבאִֿישׁ); || תּוּשִׁיָּה Proverbs 8:14; Isaiah 28:29 (of י׳); || חָכְמָה Jeremiah 49:7; || חָכְמָה and תְּבוּנָה Job 12:13; Proverbs 21:30; || מוּסָר Proverbs 19:20; || תַּחְבֻּלוֺת Proverbs 20:18 (compare Isaiah 36:5 above); נִפְתָּלִים ע׳ Job 5:13; וּגְבוּרָה רוּחַ ע׳ Isaiah 11:2 (|| חָכְמָה וּבָינָה ר׳); hearty counsel נֶפֶשׁ ע׳ Proverbs 27:9; counsel of wisdom, when wisdom is personified Proverbs 1:25,30 (|| תּוֺכַחַת); in bad sense רשׁעים ע׳ Job 10:3; Job 21:16; Job 22:18; Psalm 1:1, compare Job 18:7; Psalm 106:43; Isaiah 29:15; of plan of י׳; י׳ ע׳ Psalm 33:11; Proverbs 19:21; Isaiah 19:17; Isaiah 14:26 (הַיִעוּצָה הע׳), Isaiah 25:1; Isaiah 46:10,11; קדושׁ ישׂראל ע׳ Isaiah 5:19; also Micah 4:12; Jeremiah 32:19 (גְּדֹל הָעֵצָה), Jeremiah 49:20; Jeremiah 50:45; Psalm 106:13; עֶלְיוֺן ע׳ Psalm 107:11; instruction, guiding wisdom of י׳ Psalm 73:24; אִישׁעֲֿצָתוֺ i.e. counsellor of י׳ Isaiah 40:13; in figure אַנְשֵׁי עֲצָתִי Psalm 119:24 = my counsellors, said of testimonies of God; = prophecy, מלאכיו ע׳ Isaiah 44:26 (|| דְּבַר עַבְדּוֺ); מִזְּקֵנִים תִּאֹבַד ע׳ Ezekiel 7:26 (compare 1 Kings 12:8; || חָזוֺן, תּוֺרָה), מֵחָכָם Jeremiah 18:18 (|| דָּבָר, תּוֺרָה).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


32:28; 32:28


20:7; 20:7

2 Samuel

15:31; 15:34; 16:20; 16:23; 17:7; 17:14; 17:23

1 Kings

1:12; 12:8; 12:8; 12:13; 12:14

2 Kings


1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

10:8; 10:13; 10:14; 22:5; 25:16


4:5; 10:3; 10:8




5:13; 10:3; 12:13; 18:7; 21:16; 22:18; 29:21; 38:2; 42:3


1:1; 13:3; 14:6; 20:5; 20:5; 33:10; 33:11; 73:24; 73:24; 106:13; 106:43; 107:11; 119:24


1:25; 1:25; 1:30; 8:14; 12:15; 19:20; 19:21; 20:5; 20:18; 20:18; 21:30; 27:9


5:19; 5:19; 8:10; 11:2; 14:26; 16:3; 19:3; 19:11; 19:17; 25:1; 28:29; 29:15; 30:1; 36:5; 36:5; 40:13; 44:26; 46:10; 46:10; 46:11; 46:11; 47:13; 47:13


18:18; 18:23; 18:23; 19:7; 32:19; 49:7; 49:20; 49:30; 50:45


7:26; 11:2


10:6; 10:6





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6098 matches the Hebrew עֵצָה (ʿēṣâ),
which occurs 90 times in 85 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Deu 32:28–Pro 19:21)

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:28 -

Israel is a nation lacking sense

with no understanding at all.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:7 -

“Look, all of you are Israelites. Give your judgment and verdict here and now.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:31 -

Then someone reported to David, “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.”

“LORD,” David pleaded, “please turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness! ”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:34 -

“but if you return to the city and tell Absalom, ‘I will be your servant, Your Majesty! Previously, I was your father’s servant, but now I will be your servant,’ then you can counteract Ahithophel’s counsel for me.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:20 -

Then Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give me your advice. What should we do? ”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:23 -

Now the advice Ahithophel gave in those days was like someone asking about a word from God ​— ​such was the regard that both David and Absalom had for Ahithophel’s advice.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:7 -

Hushai replied to Absalom, “The advice Ahithophel has given this time is not good.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:14 -

Since the LORD had decreed that Ahithophel’s good advice be undermined in order to bring about Absalom’s ruin, Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “The advice of Hushai the Archite is better than Ahithophel’s advice.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:23 -

When Ahithophel realized that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He set his house in order and hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father’s tomb.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:12 -

“Now please come and let me advise you. Save your life and the life of your son Solomon.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:8 -

But he rejected the advice of the elders who had advised him and consulted with the young men who had grown up with him and attended him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:13 -

Then the king answered the people harshly. He rejected the advice the elders had given him

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:14 -

and spoke to them according to the young men’s advice: “My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with barbed whips.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:20 -

“You think mere words are strategy and strength for war. Who are you now relying on so that you have rebelled against me?

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:19 -

Some Manassites defected to David when he went with the Philistines to fight against Saul. However, they did not help the Philistines because the Philistine rulers sent David away after a discussion. They said, “It will be our heads if he defects to his master Saul.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:8 -

But he rejected the advice of the elders who had advised him, and he consulted with the young men who had grown up with him, the ones attending him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:13 -

Then the king answered them harshly. King Rehoboam rejected the elders’ advice

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:14 -

and spoke to them according to the young men’s advice, saying, “My father made your yoke heavy,[fn] but I will add to it; my father disciplined you with whips, but I, with barbed whips.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 22:5 -

He also followed their advice and went with Joram[fn] son of Israel’s King Ahab to fight against King Hazael of Aram, in Ramoth-gilead. The Arameans[fn] wounded Joram,

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:16 -

While he was still speaking to him, the king asked, “Have we made you the king’s counselor? Stop, why should you lose your life? ”

So the prophet stopped, but he said, “I know that God intends to destroy you, because you have done this and have not listened to my advice.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:5 -

They also bribed officials to act against them to frustrate their plans throughout the reign of King Cyrus of Persia and until the reign of King Darius of Persia.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:3 -

“Therefore, let’s make a covenant before our God to send away all the foreign wives and their children, according to the counsel of my lord and of those who tremble at the command of our God. Let it be done according to the law.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:8 -

Whoever did not come within three days would forfeit all his possessions,[fn] according to the decision of the leaders and elders, and would be excluded from the assembly of the exiles.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:15 -

When our enemies heard that we knew their scheme and that God had frustrated it, every one of us returned to his own work on the wall.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:13 -

He traps the wise in their craftiness

so that the plans of the deceptive

are quickly brought to an end.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:3 -

“Is it good for you to oppress,

to reject the work of your hands,

and favor[fn] the plans of the wicked?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:13 -

Wisdom and strength belong to God;

counsel and understanding are his.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:7 -

His powerful stride is shortened,

and his own schemes trip him up.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:16 -

But their prosperity is not of their own doing.

The counsel of the wicked is far from me!

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:18 -

But it was he who filled their houses with good things.

The counsel of the wicked is far from me!

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:21 -

Men listened to me with expectation,

waiting silently for my advice.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:2 -

Who is this who obscures my counsel

with ignorant words?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:3 -

You asked, “Who is this who conceals my counsel with ignorance? ”

Surely I spoke about things I did not understand,

things too wondrous for me to[fn] know.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 1:1 -

How happy is the one who does not

walk in the advice of the wicked

or stand in the pathway with sinners

or sit in the company of mockers!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 13:2 -

How long will I store up anxious concerns[fn] within me,

agony in my mind every day?

How long will my enemy dominate me?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 14:6 -

You sinners frustrate the plans of the oppressed,

but the LORD is his refuge.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 20:4 -

May he give you what your heart desires

and fulfill your whole purpose.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:10 -

The LORD frustrates the counsel of the nations;

he thwarts the plans of the peoples.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:11 -

The counsel of the LORD stands forever,

the plans of his heart from generation to generation.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:24 -

You guide me with your counsel,

and afterward you will take me up in glory.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:13 -

They soon forgot his works

and would not wait for his counsel.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:43 -

He rescued them many times,

but they continued to rebel deliberately

and were beaten down by their iniquity.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:11 -

because they rebelled against God’s commands

and despised the counsel of the Most High.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:24 -

your decrees are my delight

and my counselors.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:25 -

“since you neglected all my counsel

and did not accept my correction,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:30 -

“were not interested in my counsel,

and rejected all my correction,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:14 -

“I possess good advice and sound wisdom;[fn]

I have understanding and strength.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:15 -

A fool’s way is right in his own eyes,

but whoever listens to counsel is wise.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:20 -

Listen to counsel and receive instruction

so that you may be wise later in life.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:21 -

Many plans are in a person’s heart,

but the LORD’s decree will prevail.

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