Proverbs 15:22

ESV Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.
NIV Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
NASB Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed.
CSB Plans fail when there is no counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
NLT Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success.
KJV Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellers they are established.

What does Proverbs 15:22 mean?

A frequent command in the book of Proverbs is to seek and apply good advice (Proverbs 11:14; 12:15; 19:20; 20:18). Making plans rashly, or without seeking useful input from others, implies someone with an exalted opinion of himself. No one can see all possible facets of a situation by himself; he needs to gain the perspectives of others (Proverbs 18:17; 27:17).

Moses' father-in-law Jethro wisely advised Moses to surround himself with "able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place them over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens. And let them judge the people at all times" (Exodus 18:21–22). The Lord has blessed the church with gifted individuals who can offer sound counsel so the church can succeed in its mission (Romans 12:3–8; 1 Corinthians 12:4–11; Ephesians 4:11–14; 1 Peter 4:8–11). If a leader in the church fails to avail himself of the counsel of gifted members of the congregation, his plans are doomed from the start.
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