New American Standard Bible
Now if we put the bits into the horses' mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well.
King James Bible
Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, we put the bits in the mouths of the horses, that they may obey us, and we turn round their whole bodies.
World English Bible
Indeed, we put bits into the horses' mouths so that they may obey us, and we guide their whole body.
Young's Literal Translation
lo, the bits we put into the mouths of the horses for their obeying us, and their whole body we turn about;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Behold, we put bits in the horses" mouths ... - The meaning of this simple illustration is, that as we control a horse by the bit - though the bit is a small thing - so the body is controlled by the tongue. He who has a proper control over his tongue can govern his whole body, as he who holds a bridle governs and turns about the horse.
LibraryHow to Make Use of Christ for Taking the Guilt of Our Daily Out-Breakings Away.
The next part of our sanctification is in reference to our daily failings and transgressions, committed partly through the violence of temptations, as we see in David and Peter, and other eminent men of God; partly through daily infirmities, because of our weakness and imperfections; for, "in many things we offend all," James iii. 2; and, "if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us," 1 John i. 8; "a righteous man falleth seven times," Prov. xxiv. 16; "there is not …
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Of the Weight of Government; and that all Manner of Adversity is to be Despised, and Prosperity Feared.
Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, Otherwise they will not come near to you.
Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires.
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