kon-sult' (sha'al, malakh, ya`ats (Aramaic) ye`aT; sumbouleuomai):
(1) "To ask," "inquire," "seek advice." Ezekiel speaks of the king of Babylonian consulting the teraphim (Ezekiel 21:21) and the Israelites were admonished to have noting to do with "a consulter with a familiar spirit" (Deuteronomy 18:11).
(3) "To deliberate with one's self," "make up one's mind." Nehemiah consulted with himself as to what might be done for Jerusalem (Nehemiah 5:7). Jesus spoke of a king "consulting" (the King James Version) whether he be able to wage a war (Luke 14:31; the Revised Version (British and American) "take counsel").
A. W. Fortune
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