New Living Translation
We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:3 We - That is, men.
LibraryWhether Wisdom is in all who have Grace?
Objection 1: It would seem that wisdom is not in all who have grace. For it is more to have wisdom than to hear wisdom. Now it is only for the perfect to hear wisdom, according to 1 Cor. 2:6: "We speak wisdom among the perfect." Since then not all who have grace are perfect, it seems that much less all who have grace have wisdom. Objection 2: Further, "The wise man sets things in order," as the Philosopher states (Metaph. i, 2): and it is written (James 3:17) that the wise man "judges without dissimulation …
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Do not be like a senseless horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control."
And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong.
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