Proverbs 15:22
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New International Version
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.

New Living Translation
Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success.

English Standard Version
Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.

New American Standard Bible
Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed.

King James Bible
Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellers they are established.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Plans fail when there is no counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.

International Standard Version
Plans fail without advice, but with many counselors they are confirmed.

NET Bible
Plans fail when there is no counsel, but with abundant advisers they are established.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Those who honor the assembly bypass reasoning, and by the multitude of advisers advice is established.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Without advice plans go wrong, but with many advisers they succeed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Without counsel purposes are disappointed, but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

King James 2000 Bible
Without counsel plans go wrong: but in the multitude of counselors they are established.

American King James Version
Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

American Standard Version
Where there is no counsel, purposes are disappointed; But in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Designs are brought to nothing where there is no counsel: but where there are many counsellors, they are established.

Darby Bible Translation
Without counsel purposes are disappointed; but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

English Revised Version
Where there is no counsel, purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

Webster's Bible Translation
Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established.

World English Bible
Where there is no counsel, plans fail; but in a multitude of counselors they are established.

Young's Literal Translation
Without counsel is the making void of purposes, And in a multitude of counsellors it is established.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:16,17. Believers often have enough when worldly eyes see little; the Lord is with them, without the cares, troubles, and temptations which are with the wealth of the wicked. 18. He that is slow to anger, not only prevents strife, but appeases it, if kindled. 19. Those who have no heart to their work, pretend that they cannot do their work without hardship and danger. And thus many live always in doubt about their state, because always in neglect of some duty. 20. Those who treat an aged mother or a father with contempt or neglect, show their own folly. 21. Such as are truly wise, study that their thoughts, words, and actions should be regular, sincere, and holy. 22. If men will not take time and pains to deliberate, they are not likely to bring any thing to pass. 23. Wisdom is needed to suit our discourse to the occasions. 24. A good man sets his affections on things above; his way leads directly thither.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 22. - Without counsel - where no counsel is - purposes are disappointed (Proverbs 11:14); there can be no concerted action, or the means used are not the best that could be devised. Hesiod, Theog., 293 -

Ἐσθλὸς δ αϋ κἀκεῖνος ο{ς εϋ εἰπὸ´ντι πίθηται
 {Ος δὲ κε μήτ αὐτὸς νοέῃ μήτ ἄλλου ἀκούων
Ἐν θυμῷ βάλληται ὁ δ αϋτ ἀχρήιος ἀνήρ (Comp. Proverbs 20:18.) In the multitude of counsellors they are established (Proverbs 24:6). We read of "counsellors" as almost regular officials in the Hebrew court, as in modern kingdoms (see 1 Chronicles 27:32; Isaiah 1:26; Micah 4:9; comp. Ezra 7:28). There is, of course, the danger of secrets being divulged where counsellors are many; and there is Terence's maxim to fear, "Quot heroines, tot sententiae;" but, properly guarded and discreetly used, good counsel is above all price. Septuagint, "They who honour not councils (συνέδρια) lay aside (ὑπερτίθενται) conclusions (i.e. put off coming to any definite decision); but in the hearts of those who consult counsel abideth" (compare the parallel clause, Proverbs 19:21).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Without counsel purposes are disappointed,.... If a man determines and resolves upon a matter, and at once hastily and precipitately goes about it, without mature deliberation, without consulting with himself, and taking the advice of others in forming a scheme to bring about his designs, it generally comes to nothing; see Luke 14:28; or "without a secret" (s) without keeping one; if a man divulges his intentions, it is much if they are not frustrated; so the Targum,

"vain are the thoughts (or designs) where there is no secret;''

if a man makes no secret of what he designs to do, he is easily counterworked, and his purposes disappointed;

but in the multitude of counsellors they are established; his purposes are, as in Proverbs 20:18; having the advice of others, and these many, he is confirmed that he is right in what he has thought of and purposed to do; and therefore goes about it with the greater spirit and cheerfulness, and is most likely to succeed, and generally does; see Proverbs 11:14.

(s) "in non secreto", Montanus; "cum non sit secretum", Baynus; "quum nullum est arcanum", Schultens; "ubi non est secretum", Cocceius.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

22. Without counsel—or, "deliberation," implying a wise deference to the opinions of the wise and good, contrasted with rashness.

Proverbs 15:22 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
21Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, But a man of understanding walks straight. 22Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed. 23A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word!…
Cross References
1 Kings 1:12
Now then, let me advise you how you can save your own life and the life of your son Solomon.

Proverbs 11:14
For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.

Proverbs 15:21
Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course.

Proverbs 15:23
A person finds joy in giving an apt reply-- and how good is a timely word!

Proverbs 20:18
Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance.
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Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

Proverbs 11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors …

Proverbs 20:18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

Ecclesiastes 8:6 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the …

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