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Proverbs 11:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Where no wise guidance is, the people falleth; But in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Where no counsel [is], the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors [there is] safety.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Where no counsel [is], the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors [there is] safety.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Where no advice is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— With no guidance, a people will fall, but, safety, lieth in the greatness of the counselor.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Without counsels do a people fall, And deliverance [is] in a multitude of counsellors.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Where there is no governor, the people shall fall: but there is safety where there is much counsel.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Where no counsell is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers [there is] safetie.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— They that have no guidance fall like leaves: but in much counsel there is safety.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Where no counsel [is], the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors [there is] safety.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Where no x369
(0369) Complement
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
counsel 8458
{8458} Prime
From H2254 as denominative from H2256; (only in plural) properly steerage (as a management of ropes), that is, (figuratively) guidance or (by implication) a plan.
[is], the people 5971
{5971} Prime
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
fall: 5307
{5307} Prime
A primitive root; to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitively or causatively, literally or figuratively).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
but in the multitude 7230
{7230} Prime
From H7231; abundance (in any respect).
of counsellors 3289
{3289} Prime
A primitive root; to advise; reflexively to deliberate or resolve.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
[there is] safety. 8668
{8668} Prime
From H7768 in the sense of H3467; rescue (literally or figuratively, personal, national or spiritual).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 11:14

_ _ counsel — the art of governing (Proverbs 1:5).

_ _ counsellors — literally, “one giving counsel”; the participle used as a collective.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 11:14

_ _ Here is, 1. The bad omen of a kingdom's ruin: Where no counsel is, no consultation at all, but every thing done rashly, or no prudent consultation for the common good, but only caballing for parties and divided interests, the people fall, crumble into factions, fall to pieces, fall together by the ears, and fall an easy prey to their common enemies. Councils of war are necessary to the operations of war; two eyes see more than one; and mutual advice is in order to mutual assistance. 2. The good presage of a kingdom's prosperity: In the multitude of counsellors, that see their need one of another, and act in concert and with concern for the public welfare, there is safety; for what prudent methods one discerns not another may. In our private affairs we shall often find it to our advantage to advise with many; if they agree in their advice, our way will be the more clear; if they differ, we shall hear what is to be said on all sides, and be the better able to determine.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 11:14

Where no counsel [is], the people fall: but in the multitude of (g) counsellors [there is] safety.

(g) Where God gives store of men of wisdom and counsel.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
Proverbs 16:22 Understanding [is] a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools [is] folly.
Proverbs 24:6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors [there is] safety.
1 Kings 12:1-19 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king. ... So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.
Isaiah 19:11-14 Surely the princes of Zoan [are] fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I [am] the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings? ... The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken [man] staggereth in his vomit.
Acts 15:6-21 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter. ... For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
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