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Guidance
The act of seeking God’s purposes and plans for people.
Dictionaries
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Guidance
Guidance [Heb. taḥbulôṯ] (Job 37:12; Prov. 11:14; “wise guidance,” 20:18; 24:6); AV COUNSEL (S), WISE COUNSEL (Prov. 24:6), GOOD ADVICE (Prov. 20:18); NEB “guiding hand” (Job 37:12), “skilful strategy”; [dāraš] (“seek guidance,” 1 Ch. 10:13f); AV ENQUIRE. Taḥbulôṯ comes from ḥeḇel, “rope,”
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Guide, Guidance
Guide, GuidanceThe richness and variety of this motif are evident in the number of words used in Scripture to express the concept. At least twelve different terms (nine Hebrew and three Greek) are employed. Although the concept can be used in a more down-to-earth way, such as in guiding a cart (2 Sam
Key passages
Ex 13:21–22

And Yahweh was going before them by day in a column of cloud to lead them on the way and by night in a column of fire to give light to them to go by day and night. The column of cloud by day and the column of fire by night did not depart from before the people.

Ps 23:1–3

Yahweh is my shepherd; I will not lack for anything. In grassy pastures he makes me lie down; by quiet waters he leads me. He restores my life. He leads me in correct paths for the sake of his name.

Ps 119:105

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Pr 3:5–6

Trust Yahweh with all your heart; do not lean toward your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will straighten your paths.

Mt 4:1

Then Jesus was led up into the wilderness by the Spirit to be tempted by the devil,

Ac 16:6–10

And they traveled through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been prevented by the Holy Spirit from speaking the message in Asia. And when they came to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them. So going through …

See also
Ge 3:1–24; Ge 12:1–9; Ge 24:10–28; Ge 40:1–41:36; Ex 13:17–22; Ex 15:1–19; Ex 18:1–27; Ex 33:1–6; Ex 40:34–38; Nu 9:15–23; Nu 10:11–36; Nu 21:10–20; Nu 27:12–23; Dt 8:1–20; Dt 31:30–32:18; Dt 33:1–29; Jos 9:1–27; Jdg 6:36–40; Jdg 18:1–26; Jdg 20:18–36; 1 Sa 9:1–26; 1 Sa 10:17–27; 1 Sa 14:24–46; 1 Sa 16:1–13; 1 Sa 22:6–23:13; 1 Sa 28:3–25; 1 Sa 30:1–31; 2 Sa 2:1–7; 2 Sa 5:17–25; 2 Sa 21:1–14; 1 Ki 17:1–16; 1 Ki 18:1–19; 1 Ki 19:11–18; 1 Ki 21:17–22:28; 2 Ki 2:1–18; 2 Ki 3:1–27; 1 Ch 14:8–17; 1 Ch 22:1–19; 2 Ch 34:8–28; 2 Ch 35:20–27; Ezr 2:55–70; Ne 7:46–65; Ne 9:1–21; Ne 10:28–11:24; Ps 5:1–12; Ps 19:1–14; Ps 23:1–6; Ps 25:1–22; Ps 27:1–14; Ps 31:1–24; Ps 43:1–5; Ps 48:1–14; Ps 61:1–8; Ps 67:1–7; Ps 73:1–28; Ps 77:1–20; Ps 78:32–72; Ps 80:1–19; Ps 86:1–17; Ps 107:1–22; Ps 119:33–40; Ps 119:105–112; Ps 119:129–136; Ps 136:1–26; Ps 139:1–24; Ps 143:1–12; Ps 146:1–10; Pr 3:1–12; Pr 9:1–12; Pr 16:33; Pr 29:18; Is 21:11–12; Is 25:1–12; Is 30:1–7; Is 30:18–26; Is 37:21–35; Is 40:1–31; Is 42:14–20; Is 48:12–49:13; Is 57:14–58:14; Is 63:7–14; Je 2:14–25; Je 10:17–25; Je 27:1–22; Je 31:1–14; Je 42:1–22; Eze 20:1–32; Eze 34:11–31; Da 2:14–23; Am 2:6–16; Jon 1:4–9; Zec 10:1–12; Mt 2:1–15; Mt 2:19–23; Mt 4:1–4; Mt 7:21–23; Mt 9:35–38; Mt 15:1–20; Mt 19:16–26; Mt 26:36–46; Mk 1:12–13; Mk 3:31–35; Mk 14:32–42; Lk 1:67–80; Lk 4:1–13; Lk 6:12–19; Lk 11:1–4; Lk 11:33–36; Lk 11:45–12:12; Lk 22:39–46; Jn 6:22–40; Jn 10:1–42; Jn 14:8–21; Jn 15:26–16:15; Jn 21:15–23; Ac 1:15–26; Ac 7:1–8; Ac 8:26–40; Ac 9:10–19; Ac 10:1–8; Ac 10:17–23; Ac 11:1–18; Ac 12:25–13:3; Ac 13:13–41; Ac 16:6–10; Ac 18:1–17; Ac 20:17–21:14; Ac 21:37–22:21; Ac 23:11–22; Ro 1:8–15; Ro 8:12–17; Ro 12:1–2; Ro 15:22–33; 1 Co 16:5–12; 2 Co 2:12–17; Ga 5:16–26; Eph 5:15–21; Col 1:9–18; 1 Th 3:11–4:8; 1 Th 5:12–22; Heb 10:26–39; Heb 13:20–25; Jas 1:2–8; Jas 4:13–17; 1 Pe 2:18–25; 1 Pe 3:18–4:6; 2 Pe 1:16–21; Re 7:9–17; Re 21:22–27;
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