New International Version
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs 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.
Proverbs 26:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A whip for the horse - Correction is as suitable to a fool, as a whip is for a horse, or a bridle for an ass.
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LibraryOne Lion Two Lions no Lion at All
A sermon (No. 1670) delivered on Thursday Evening, June 8th, 1882, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets."--Proverbs 22:13. "The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets."--Proverbs 26:13. This slothful man seems to cherish that one dread of his about the lions, as if it were his favorite aversion and he felt it to be too much trouble to invent another excuse. …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.
Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense.
Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.
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