New International Version
Do not lift your horns against heaven; do not speak so defiantly.'"
King James Bible
Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.
Darby Bible Translation
Lift not up your horn on high; speak not arrogantly with a [stiff] neck.
World English Bible
Don't lift up your horn on high. Don't speak with a stiff neck."
Young's Literal Translation
Raise not up on high your horn, (Ye speak with a stiff neck.)
Psalm 75:5 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Speak not with a stiff neck - Mr. Bruce has observed that the Abyssinian kings have a horn on their diadem; and that the keeping it erect, or in a projecting form, makes them appear as if they had a stiff neck; and refers to this passage for the antiquity of the usage, and the appearance also.
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If thou wilt make any progress keep thyself in the fear of God, and long not to be too free, but restrain all thy senses under discipline and give not thyself up to senseless mirth. Give thyself to compunction of heart and thou shalt find devotion. Compunction openeth the way for many good things, which dissoluteness is wont quickly to lose. It is wonderful that any man can ever rejoice heartily in this life who considereth and weigheth his banishment, and the manifold dangers which beset his soul. …
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ
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1 Samuel 2:3
"Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed.
They pour out arrogant words; all the evildoers are full of boasting.
In fierce anger he has cut off every horn of Israel. He has withdrawn his right hand at the approach of the enemy. He has burned in Jacob like a flaming fire that consumes everything around it.
you who rejoice in the conquest of Lo Debar and say, "Did we not take Karnaim by our own strength?"
I asked the angel who was speaking to me, "What are these?" He answered me, "These are the horns that scattered Judah, Israel and Jerusalem."
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