Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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βουλή, -ῆς, ἡ
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plan, purpose, will, decision
counsel, purpose, design, determination, decree, Lk. 7:30; 23:51, et al. freq.; by impl. secret thoughts, cogitations of the mind, 1 Cor. 4:5

Greek-English Concordance for βουλή

Luke 7:30 but the Pharisees and the lawyers (those who had not been baptized by John) rejected the purpose (boulēn | βουλήν | acc sg fem) of God for themselves.
Luke 23:51 (He had not agreed with their decision (boulē | βουλῇ | dat sg fem) or their action.) He was from the Jewish town of Arimathea, and was waiting expectantly for the kingdom of God.
Acts 2:23 this Jesus, delivered up according to the determined purpose (boulē | βουλῇ | dat sg fem) and foreknowledge of God, you, at the hands of those outside the law, executed by nailing him to a cross;
Acts 4:28 to do whatever your hand and your plan (boulē | βουλή | nom sg fem) had predetermined to be.
Acts 5:38 So in the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and leave them alone, for if this plan (boulē | βουλή | nom sg fem) or this undertaking be of men, it will fail;
Acts 13:36 For David, after he had served the purpose (boulē | βουλῇ | dat sg fem) of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption,
Acts 20:27 for I did not shrink from announcing to you the whole purpose (boulēn | βουλήν | acc sg fem) of God.
Acts 27:12 And since the harbor was unsuitable to winter in, the majority made a decision (boulēn | βουλήν | acc sg fem) to put out to sea from there, if somehow they might be able to reach Phoenix, a harbor of Crete, facing both southwest and northwest, and spend the winter there.
Acts 27:42 It was the plan (boulē | βουλή | nom sg fem) of the soldiers to kill the prisoners, so none could escape by swimming away.
1 Corinthians 4:5 So then, stop passing judgment on anything before the time, before the Lord comes. He will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and will disclose the motives (boulas | βουλάς | acc pl fem) of the heart. At that time praise will come to each from God.
Ephesians 1:11 In Christ we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel (boulēn | βουλήν | acc sg fem) of his will,
Hebrews 6:17 Because God wanted to show more clearly to the heirs of the promise the unchanging nature of his purpose (boulēs | βουλῆς | gen sg fem), he confirmed it with an oath,