Word Summary
bouleuō: to take counsel, deliberate
Original Word: βουλεύω
Transliteration: bouleuō
Phonetic Spelling: (bool-yoo'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to take counsel, deliberate
Meaning: to take counsel, deliberate
Strong's Concordance
consult, take counsel, determine, purpose.

From boule; to advise, i.e. (reflexively) deliberate, or (by implication) resolve -- consult, take counsel, determine, be minded, purpose.

see GREEK boule

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1011: βουλεύω


1. to deliberate, take counsel, resolve, give counsel (Isaiah 23:8; (from Homer down)).

2. to be a councillor or senator, discharge the office of a senator: Xenophon, mem. 1, 1, 18; Plato, Gorgias, p. 473{e}; (others). In the N. T. middle, (present βουλεύομαι; imperfect ἐβουλευομην; future βουλεύσομαι, Luke 14:31 L marginal reading T WH; 1 aorist ἐβουλευσαμην):

1. to deliberate with oneself consider: followed by εἰ, Luke 14:31, (Xenophon, mem. 3, 6, 8).

2. to take counsel, resolve: followed by an infinitive, Acts 5:33 (R G T Tr marginal reading); (Rec.); ; τί, 2 Corinthians 1:17; followed by ἵνα, John 11:53 L T Tr text WH; (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 38, 3). (Compare: παραβουλεύω (παραβούλομαι), συμβουλεύω.)