Consult

CONSULT. This word has two main Biblical uses:

1. It may mean “take counsel” with others, in the OT יָעַץ, H3619, (e.g. 1 Kings 12:6, 8), in the NT βουλεύομαι (e.g., Luke 14:31).


International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(sha’al, malakh, ya`ats (Aramaic) ye`aT; sumbouleuomai):

(1) "To ask," "inquire," "seek advice." Ezekiel speaks of the king of Babylonian consulting the teraphim (Eze 21:21) and the Israelites were admonished to have noting to do with "a consulter with a familiar spirit" (De 18:11).

See Astrology; Communion With Demons; Divination.

(2) "To take counsel," "devise," "plan." The various officials of Babylon "consulted together to establish a royal statute" (Da 6:7; compare Mt 26:4).

(3) "To deliberate with one’s self," "make up one’s mind." Nehemiah consulted with himself as to what might be done for Jerusalem (Ne 5:7). Jesus spoke of a king "consulting" (the King James Version) whether he be able to wage a war (Lu 14:31; the Revised Version (British and American) "take counsel").