Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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

According to our notions, we should rather say, a bridle for the horse, and a whip for the ass; but it should be considered, that the eastern asses are not only much more beautiful, but better goers that ours; and being active and well broken, they need only a bridle to guide them; whereas their horses being scarce, and often caught wild, and badly broken, are much less manageable, and need the correction of the whip

Bible References

According to our notions, we should rather say, a bridle for the horse, and a whip for the ass; but it should be considered, that the eastern asses are not only much more beautiful, but better goers that ours; and being active and well broken, they need only a bridle to guide them; whereas their horses being scarce, and often caught wild, and badly broken, are much less manageable, and need the correction of the whip

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 17:10
A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding
Than a hundred blows into a fool.
Proverbs 19:25
Strike a scoffer and the naive may become shrewd,
But reprove one who has understanding and he will gain knowledge.
Proverbs 27:22
Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain,
Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
Judges 8:5
He said to the men of Succoth, “Please give loaves of bread to the people who are following me, for they are weary, and I am pursuing Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian.”
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.
1 Corinthians 4:21
What do you desire? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a spirit of gentleness?
2 Corinthians 10:6
and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.
2 Corinthians 13:2
I have previously said when present the second time, and though now absent I say in advance to those who have sinned in the past and to all the rest as well, that if I come again I will not spare anyone,