Proverbs 26:3
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New American Standard Bible
A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the back of fools.

King James Bible
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.

Darby Bible Translation
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the back of fools.

World English Bible
A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools!

Young's Literal Translation
A whip is for a horse, a bridle for an ass, And a rod for the back of fools.

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We Shall not be Curious in the Ranking of the Duties in which Christian Love...
We shall not be curious in the ranking of the duties in which Christian love should exercise itself. All the commandments of the second table are but branches of it: they might be reduced all to the works of righteousness and of mercy. But truly these are interwoven through other. Though mercy uses to be restricted to the showing of compassion upon men in misery, yet there is a righteousness in that mercy, and there is mercy in the most part of the acts of righteousness, as in not judging rashly,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Psalm 32:9
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.

Proverbs 10:13
On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.

Proverbs 19:29
Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And blows for the back of fools.

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