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(ἐβουλευόμην), βουλεύσω, ἐβούλευσα, -, βεβούλευμαι, -
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to make plans, consider, decide, plot
mid., to give counsel; to deliberate, Lk. 14:31; Jn. 12:10; 11:53; to purpose, determine, Acts 27:39; 2 Cor. 1:17 (2x)*

Greek-English Concordance for βουλεύω

Luke 14:31 Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate (bouleusetai | βουλεύσεται | fut mid ind 3 sg) whether he is able with ten thousand troops to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand?
John 11:53 So from that day on they planned (ebouleusanto | ἐβουλεύσαντο | aor mid ind 3 pl) to put him to death.
John 12:10 So the chief priests made plans (ebouleusanto | ἐβουλεύσαντο | aor mid ind 3 pl) to put Lazarus to death as well,
Acts 27:39 Now when it was day, they did not recognize the land, but they noticed a bay that had a beach, on which they planned (ebouleuonto | ἐβουλεύοντο | imperf mid ind 3 pl), if possible, to run the ship ashore.
2 Corinthians 1:17 Therefore when I was planning this, I was not capricious, was I? Or the things I plan (bouleuomai | βουλεύομαι | pres mid ind 1 sg), do (bouleuomai | βουλεύομαι | pres mid ind 1 sg) I (bouleuomai | βουλεύομαι | pres mid ind 1 sg) plan (bouleuomai | βουλεύομαι | pres mid ind 1 sg) according to the flesh, so that with me it would be “Yes, yes” and “No, no” at the same time?