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The meaning of Advice; Advise; Advisement in the Bible
(From International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)

ad-vis', ad-viz', ad-viz'-ment: Aside from their regular meaning these words are peculiarly employed as follows: (1) Advice' In II Samuel 19:43 (from, dabhar, "word") the meaning is equal to "request" (the Revised Version, margin "were we not the first to speak of bringing back"). In I Samuel 25:33 the King James Version (from, Ta'am, "taste," "reason") "advice" is equal to "sagacity" (the Revised Version (British and American) "blessed be thy discretion"). In II Chronicles 25:17 (from ya'ac, "to give or take counsel") the meaning seems to be "to consult with oneself"; compare also Judges 19:30 the King James Version (the Revised Version (British and American) "take counsel"). (2) Advise: In II Samuel 24:13 the King James Version (from yadha, "to know") "to advise" means "to advise oneself," i.e. "to consider" (the Revised Version (British and American) "advise thee") Compare also I Chronicles 21:12 the King James Version (the Revised Version (British and American) "consider" from, ra'ah, "to see") and Proverbs 13:10 where "well-advised" is the same as "considerate" (from ya'ac; see II Chronicles 25:17). (3) Advisement (antiquated): Found once in the Old Testament in I Chronicles 12:19 (from 'etsah, "counsel"), where "upon advisement" means "upon deliberation." Compare 2 Macc 14:20 the King James Version (the Revised Version (British and American) "when these proposals had been long considered").

A. L. Breslich


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