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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Advice, Advise

1: γνώμη

(Strong's #1106 — — gnome — gno'-may )

connected with ginosko, "to know, perceive," firstly means "the faculty or knowledge, reason;" then, "that which is thought or known, one's mind." Under this heading there are various meanings: (1) a view, judgment, opinion, 1 Corinthians 1:10; Philemon 1:14; Revelation 17:13,17; (2) an opinion as to what ought to be done, either (a) by oneself, and so a resolve, or purpose, Acts 20:3; or (b) by others, and so, judgment, advice, 1 Corinthians 7:25,40; 2 Corinthians 8:10 . See AGREE , JUDGMENT , MIND , PURPOSE , WILL.

2: βουλή

(Strong's #1012 — Noun Feminine — boule — boo-lay' )

from a root meaning "a will," hence "a counsel, a piece of advice," is to be distinguished from gnome; boule is the result of determination, gnome is the result of knowledge. Boule is everywhere rendered by "counsel" in the RV except in Acts 27:12 , "advised," lit., "gave counsel." In Acts 13:36 the AV wrongly has "by the will of God fell on sleep;" the RV, "after he had served the counsel of God, fell on sleep." The word is used of the counsel of God, in Luke 7:30; Acts 2:23; 4:28; 13:36; 20:27; Ephesians 1:11; Hebrews 6:17; in other passages, of the counsel of men, Luke 23:51; Acts 27:12,42; 1 Corinthians 4:5 . See COUNSEL , WILL.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Advice, Advise'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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