Psalm 32:9 {31:9}
Good News Translation
Don't be stupid like a horse or a mule, which must be controlled with a bit and bridle to make it submit."

Contemporary English Version
Don't be stupid like horses and mules that must be led with ropes to make them obey."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Do not become like the horse and the mule, who have no understanding. With bit and bridle bind fast their jaws, who come not near unto thee.

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Do not become like the horse and the mule, who have no understanding. With bit and bridle bind fast their jaws, who come not near unto thee.

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Proverbs 26:3 A whip for a horse, and a snaffle for an ass, and a rod for the back of fools.

Jeremiah 31:18 Hearing I heard Ephraim when he went into captivity: thou hast chastised me, and I was instructed, as a young bullock unaccustomed to the yoke. Convert me, and I shall be converted, for thou art the Lord my God.

James 3:3 For if we put bits into the mouths of horses, that they may obey us: and we turn about their whole body.

James 4:7-10 Be subject therefore to God. But resist the devil: and he will fly from you. . . .

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Job 35:11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and instructeth us more than the fowls of the air.

Jeremiah 4:22 For my foolish people have not known me: they are foolish and senseless children: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Jeremiah 8:6,7 I attended, and hearkened; no man speaketh what is good, there is none that doth penance for his sin, saying: What have I done? They are all turned to their own course, as a horse rushing to the battle. . . .

Context
The Providence of God
8I will give thee understanding, and I will instruct thee in this way, in which thou shalt go: I will fix my eyes upon thee. 9Do not become like the horse and the mule, who have no understanding. With bit and bridle bind fast their jaws, who come not near unto thee.10Many are the scourges of the sinner, but mercy shall encompass him that hopeth in the Lord.…
Cross References
James 3:3
For if we put bits into the mouths of horses, that they may obey us: and we turn about their whole body.

Job 30:11
For he hath opened his quiver, and hath afflicted me, and hath put a bridle into my mouth.

Proverbs 26:3
A whip for a horse, and a snaffle for an ass, and a rod for the back of fools.

Additional Translations
Do not be like the horse or mule, which have no understanding; they must be controlled with bit and bridle to make them come to you.Be you not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near to you.

Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding; Whose trappings must be bit and bridle to hold them in, Else they will not come near unto thee.

Be ye not as horse and mule, which have no understanding; but thou must constrain their jaws with bit and curb, lest they should come nigh to thee.

Be ye not as a horse, as a mule, which have no understanding: whose trappings must be bit and bridle, for restraint, or they will not come unto thee.

Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose trappings must be bit and bridle to hold them in, else they will not come near unto thee.

Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near to thee.

Don't be like the horse, or like the mule, which have no understanding, who are controlled by bit and bridle, or else they will not come near to you.

Be ye not as a horse -- as a mule, Without understanding, With bridle and bit, its ornaments, to curb, Not to come near unto thee.
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