Wonderful Counselor

The Hebrew name “Wonderful Counselor” is one part of a fourfold prophetic name of Jesus, the Messiah. The Hebrew word pele’ (wonderful) is used in the Bible of things that are unusual and beyond the capability of man, often mysterious or difficult things. When Abraham’s elderly wife, Sarah, laughed at the idea that she would bear a child, the messengers responded, “Is anything too difficult (pele’) for the Lord?” (Gen. 18:14). The counsel of God is wonderful (Isa. 28:29). In fact, the Bible only uses pele’ for God’s deeds and words, never for human accomplishments.

One descriptive name for the Holy Spirit includes a derivative of the second word, ya‘ats (counselor): He is the Spirit of counsel and strength (Isa. 11:2).

Picture of the Hebrew text of Wonderful Counselor in Isaiah 9 v 6

Wonderful Counselor, Pele’ yo‘ets, in Isaiah 9 v 6

Wonderful Counselor in Hebrew:

Pele’ yo‘ets

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 6382, 3289

Bible reference: Isa. 9:6

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
(Isaiah 9:6)

This verse is a messianic prophecy about Jesus (Yeshua‘)