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Carole Stephens
• Thursday, 24 December, 2020
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New Living Translation Guide a horse with a whip, a donkey with a bridle, and a fool with a rod to his back! English Standard Version A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.

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Barn Study Bible 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.

New King James Version A whip for the horse, A bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the fool’s back. New American Standard Bible A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the back of fools.

Amplified Bible A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the backs of fools . Christian Standard Bible A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools.

Holman Christian Standard Bible A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools. American Standard Version A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, And a rod for the back of fools.

English Revised Version A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the back of fools. International Standard Version A whip is for the horses, a bridle is for the donkey, a rod is for the back of fools.

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Literal Standard Version A whip is for a horse, a bridle for a donkey, “" And a rod for the back of fools. New Heart English Bible A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, 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.

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.

Young's Literal Translation A whip is for a horse, a bridle for an ass, And a rod for the back of fools. 1670) delivered on Thursday Evening, June 8th, 1882, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Surgeon.

Proverbs 26:3 A whip for the horse One that is dull of going, or refractory and wants breaking; a bridle for the ass ; not to curb and restrain it from going to fist, asses being generally dull; but to direct its way and turn it when necessary, it being stiff necked and obstinate; though the Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic versions, render it a “spear” or “goad”, something to prick with, and excite it to motion; and so the Tar gum; or otherwise one would have thought the whip was fitter for the ass and the bridle for the horse; and a rod for the fool's back ; suggesting that the fool, or wicked man, is like the horse or the mule; though not without understanding of things natural, yet of things divine and moral; and as stupid as the ass, however wise he may conceit himself to be, being born like a wild ass's colt; and instead of honor being given him, stripes should be laid upon him; he should be reproved sharply, and corrected for his wickedness, especially the causeless curse, (Proverbs 19:29) . Proverbs 26:3 Sermons: A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools. Fear enters largely into human experience.

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Under its baleful shadow some men have spent a large part of their life. Women have dreaded “the evil eye” of their fellow men.

They have been alarmed by evil omens, by signs and portents that have boded misfortune or calamity, by presentiments of approaching death, etc. All these things have been purely imaginary, and they have added largely and lamentably to the burdens and sorrows of existence.

Let reason do its rightful work and the anxiety will disappear. Not in his hand are the laws of nature, the issues of events, the future of the holy.

Let the feeling of apprehension pass away with a reflection that all these things are in the hand of the Supreme. Although we may entirely disregard the malediction of the guilty and the godless, we are obliged to attach some importance to their active opposition.

When implication passes into determined hostility, we have then to lay our account with it. Almighty power, irresistible wisdom, Divine sympathy, are with us; we may go on our way, doing our duty and bearing our testimony, fearless of our foes and of all their machinations.

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ONE THING FROM WHICH IT IS NATURAL TO SHRINK; the enmity of a bureau be girt. It is far from being nothing that human hearts are actually hating us, malevolently wishing us evil, prepared to rejoice in our sorrow, in our downfall.

We should have a sorrowful feeling that ends in prayer that God would turn their heart, that leads also to the first available opportunity of winning them to a bettor mind. Those who are wrong in heart and life may dread the coming down upon them of that rod of correction which is found to be the only weapon that will avail.

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back. It sacrifices the spiritual for the material, the temporal for the eternal, the pure joys of immortality for the gratification of an hour. I.

As the horse and the ass, in order to be used as the servants of man, require the application of force, so does the fool. If a stubborn sinner is to be made the servant of society, coercion must be employed.

Solomon himself drank damage, by employing an “industrious” servant, but a fool in wickedness, who “lifted his hand against the king,” and spoiled his son of ten parts of his kingdom (1 Kings 11:26-40). Baghdad drank damage by sending a message by the hands of Hazel, who murdered his master when the way was opened for his own selfish purposes (2 Kings 8:8-15).

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“The legs of the lame are not equal, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.” It is not very uncommon to find fools sustaining the office and performing the functions of teachers.

The besotted inebriate, not knowing what he is about, lays hold of the thorn and perforates his own nerves. The idea seems to be, that when worldly princes employ fools for the public service it is a source of anxiety and trouble to all good citizens.

Thus, Pharaoh returned from his momentary conviction (Exodus 8:8-15); Ahab from his pretended repentance (1 Kings 21. Proverbs 26:3 (ASV) A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, And a rod for the back of fools.

Proverbs 26:3 (BBE) A whip for the horse, a mouth-bit for the ass, and a rod for the back of the foolish. Proverbs 26:3 (CEB) A whip for a horse, a bridle for a donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.

Proverbs 26:3 (CJB) A whip for a horse, a bridle for a donkey, and a rod for the back of fools. Proverbs 26:3 (CSS) A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools.

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Proverbs 26:3 (BY) A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the back of fools. Proverbs 26:3 (ESV) A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.

Proverbs 26:3 (GNT) You have to whip a horse, you have to bridle a donkey, and you have to beat a fool. Proverbs 26:3 (GTA) You have to whip a horse, you have to bridle a donkey, and you have to beat a fool.

Proverbs 26:3 (LEB) A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools. Proverbs 26:3 (LAX) As a whip for a horse, and a goad for an ass, so a rod for a simple nation.

Proverbs 26:3 (NLT) Guide a horse with a whip, a donkey with a bridle, and a fool with a rod to his back! Proverbs 26:3 (NRS) A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.

Proverbs 26:3 (NASA) A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools. Middle 26:3 (ORB) A shot (whip) for the SUS, a bridle for the clamor, and a sheet for the back of Muslim.

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Proverbs 26:3 (THE) A whip for a horse, and a snaffle for an ass, and a rod for the back of fools. Proverbs 26:3 (RSV) A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the back of fools.

Proverbs 26:3 (WEB) A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the back of fools! Proverbs 26:3 (NYC) Beating is to a horse, and a bridle to an ass; and a rod to the back of prudent men.

Proverbs 26:3 (YET) A whip is for a horse, a bridle for an ass, And a rod for the back of fools. Every creature must be dealt with according to its nature, but careless and profligate sinners will never be ruled by reason and persuasion.

Wise sayings, as a foolish man delivers and applies them, lose their usefulness. Having seen the slothful man in fear of his work, here we find him in love with his ease.

The world and the flesh are hinges on which they are hung; and though they move in a course of outward services, yet they are not the nearer to heaven. The sluggard is now out of his bed, but he might have lain there, for anything he is likely to bring to pass in his work.

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Those that are slothful in religion, will not be at the pains to feed their souls with the bread of life, nor to fetch in promised blessings by prayer. He that takes pains in religion, knows he is working for a good Master, and that his labor shall not be in vain.

To make ourselves busy in other men's matters, is to (proverbs 26:18-19) must repent in earnest, or his sin will be his ruin. Satan, in his temptations, speaks fair, as he did to Eve; but it is madness to give credit to him.

But it is digging a pit, it is rolling a stone, hard work; and they prepare mischief to themselves. Though not obvious to us, the bird --literally, “sparrow”--and swallow --have an object in their motions, so penal evil falls on none without a reason.

In any case the idea is that they are the occasion of an awkwardness, such as the fool shows in using a parable or proverb A stone, bound in a sling, is useless; so honor, conferred on a fool, is thrown away.

17. meddle --as in Proverbs 20:19, 24:21 ; as either holding a dog by the ears or letting him go involves danger, so success in another man's strife or failure involves a useless risk of reputation, does no good, and may do us harm. Warm professions can no more give value to insincerity than silver coating to rude earthenware.

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24. dissemble --though an unusual sense of the word (compare Margin), is allowable, and better suits the context, which sets forth hypocrisy. Deceit will at last be exposed, and the wicked by their own arts often bring on retribution (compare Proverbs 12:13, Psalms 7:16, 9:17, BC.).

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