Proverbs 15:22

“Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Without counsell, purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellours they are established.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Where there is no counsel, purposes are disappointed; But in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Where there are no wise suggestions, purposes come to nothing; but by a number of wise guides they are made certain.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

Without counsel [is] the making void of purposes, And in a multitude of counsellors it is established.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For want of counsel purposes are frustrated; but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 15:22


15:22 Counsel - When men do not seek, or will not receive advice from others.


Discussion for Proverbs 15

  • Jim
    Verse 6: I like to comment on verses about being wise with what God provides; in this case treasures including money. Nothing positive about debt is mentioned in the Bible. And yet, many Christians are sinking in debt and are slaves to it. Becoming debt free years ago, I know that it allows you to prepare for emergencies, provide for your family and give generously!
  • Obbie Beal

    Verse:21 'Folly' is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom...

    WOW! this is the answer to why one will will not turn from wicked ways.... wickedness become a joy to such a person...
  • BSP
    Verse 28: The person who thinks before he or she speaks is considered righteous to God.
  • BSP
    Verse 30: Hearing a good report can make us feel good not only mentally, but also physically. We should try to fill our mind with positive and upbuilding things.
  • Lu2677
    Proverbs15:16"Better is little with fear of the Lord, than great treasure and trouble therein." (have better life even if you do not have much material things, if you be afraid of God,"fear" 26"The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord,but the words of the pure are pleasant words."(thoughts of the wicked;Talking about mere thoughts, not just wicked thoughts.)pure heart=pure words.
  • BSP
    Verse 19 shows how Jehovah God views laziness. He views it in a negative way and we should avoid it.

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