|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. i.) To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer.
2. (v. t.) To ask advice of; to seek the opinion of; to apply to for information or instruction; to refer to; as, to consult a physician; to consult a dictionary.
3. (v. t.) To have reference to, in judging or acting; to have regard to; to consider; as, to consult one's wishes.
4. (v. t.) To deliberate upon; to take for.
5. (v. t.) To bring about by counsel or contrivance; to devise; to contrive.
6. (n.) The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consultation; determination; decision.
7. (n.) A council; a meeting for consultation.
8. (n.) Agreement; concert
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
kon-sult' (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 (Ezekiel 21:21) and the Israelites were admonished to have noting to do with "a consulter with a familiar spirit" (Deuteronomy 18:11).
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(2) "To take counsel," "devise," "plan." The various officials of Babylon "consulted together to establish a royal statute" (Daniel 6:7; compare Matthew 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 (Nehemiah 5:7). Jesus spoke of a king "consulting" (the King James Version) whether he be able to wage a war (Luke 14:31; the Revised Version (British and American) "take counsel").
A. W. Fortune
Consult (27 Occurrences)
Luke 14:31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? (Root in KJV WBS YLT)
Acts 15:2 Between these new comers and Paul and Barnabas there was no little disagreement and controversy, until at last it was decided that Paul and Barnabas and some other brethren should go up to consult the Apostles and Elders in Jerusalem on this matter. (WEY)
Galatians 1:16 to reveal His Son in me, that I might proclaim him good news among the nations, immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood, (See NAS NIV)
Genesis 24:57 They said, "We will call the young lady, and ask her." (See NAS)
Deuteronomy 17:9 and you shall come to the priests the Levites, and to the judge who shall be in those days: and you shall inquire; and they shall show you the sentence of judgment. (See RSV)
1 Samuel 28:8 Saul disguised himself, and put on other clothing, and went, he and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, "Please divine to me by the familiar spirit, and bring me up whoever I shall name to you." (See NIV)
1 Samuel 28:16 Samuel said, "Why then do you ask of me, since Yahweh has departed from you and has become your adversary? (See NIV)
2 Kings 1:2 Ahaziah fell down through the lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick. So he sent messengers, and said to them, "Go, inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I will recover of this sickness." (See NIV)
2 Kings 1:3 But the angel of Yahweh said to Elijah the Tishbite, "Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and tell them,'Is it because there is no God in Israel, that you go to inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron? (See NIV)
2 Kings 1:6 They said to him, "A man came up to meet us, and said to us,'Go, return to the king who sent you, and tell him, "Thus says Yahweh,'Is it because there is no God in Israel, that you send to inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore you shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die.'"'" (See NIV)
2 Kings 1:16 He said to him, "Thus says Yahweh,'Because you have sent messengers to inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron, is it because there is no God in Israel to inquire of his word? Therefore you shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die." (See NIV)
2 Kings 8:8 The king said to Hazael, "Take a present in your hand, and go, meet the man of God, and inquire of Yahweh by him, saying,'Will I recover from this sickness?'" (See NIV)
2 Chronicles 17:3 Yahweh was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and didn't seek the Baals, (See NIV)
2 Chronicles 25:15 Therefore the anger of Yahweh was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent to him a prophet, who said to him, Why have you sought after the gods of the people, which have not delivered their own people out of your hand? (See NIV)
Ezra 2:63 The governor said to them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, until there stood up a priest with Urim and with Thummim. (See RSV)
Esther 1:13 Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for it was the king's custom to consult those who knew law and judgment; (WEB NIV)
Psalms 62:4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Psalms 71:10 For mine enemies speak against me, and they that watch for my soul consult together, (DBY NAS RSV)
Psalms 83:3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. (Root in KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Proverbs 15:12 The hater of authority has no love for teaching: he will not go to the wise. (See NIV)
Isaiah 8:19 When they tell you, "Consult with those who have familiar spirits and with the wizards, who chirp and who mutter:" shouldn't a people consult with their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living? (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 19:3 And the spirit of Egypt will be troubled in her, and I will make her decisions without effect: and they will be turning to the false gods, and to those who make hollow sounds, and to those who have control of spirits, and to those who are wise in secret arts. (See RSV NIV)
Isaiah 31:1 Cursed are those who go down to Egypt for help, and who put their faith in horses; looking to war-carriages for salvation, because of their numbers; and to horsemen, because they are very strong; but they are not looking to the Holy One of Israel, or turning their hearts to the Lord; (See RSV)
Isaiah 40:14 With whom consulted He, That he causeth Him to understand? And teacheth Him in the path of judgment, And teacheth Him knowledge? And the way of understanding causeth Him to know? (Root in YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 45:21 Give the word, put forward your cause, let us have a discussion together: who has given news of this in the past? who made it clear in early times? did not I, the Lord? and there is no God but me; a true God and a saviour; there is no other. (See NAS)
Ezekiel 21:21 For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination: he shook the arrows back and forth, he consulted the teraphim, he looked in the liver. (Root in WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Hosea 4:12 My people consult with their wooden idol, and answer to a stick of wood. Indeed the spirit of prostitution has led them astray, and they have been unfaithful to their God. (WEB NAS NIV)