Parallel Verses

Amplified

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a [straight, slender] rod for the backs of [self-confident] fools.

New American Standard Bible

A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the back of fools.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey,
and a rod for the backs 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.

A Conservative Version

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.

American Standard Version

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, And a rod for the back of fools.

Bible in Basic English

A whip for the horse, a mouth-bit for the ass, and a rod for the back of the foolish.

Darby Translation

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the back of fools.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

A whip for the horse, the curb for the ass, and the rod for the back of the foolish.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Unto the horse belongeth a whip, to the Ass a bridle, and a rod to the fool's back.

NET Bible

A whip for the horse and a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs 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.

The Emphasized Bible

A whip for the horse, a bridle a for the ass, and a rod for the back of dullards.

Webster

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

World English Bible

A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools!

Youngs Literal Translation

A whip is for a horse, a bridle for an ass, And a rod for the back of fools.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A whip
שׁוט 
Showt 
Usage: 11

for the horse
סס סוּס 
Cuwc 
Usage: 140

a bridle
מתג 
metheg 
Usage: 4

for the ass
חמר חמור 
Chamowr 
ass
Usage: 96

and a rod
שׁבט 
Shebet 
Usage: 190

for the fool's
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

References

Easton

Bit

Hastings

Smith

Context Readings

All About Fools

2 Like the sparrow in her wandering, like the swallow in her flying, so the causeless curse does not alight. 3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a [straight, slender] rod for the backs of [self-confident] fools. 4 Answer not a [self-confident] fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him.



Cross References

Psalm 32:9

Be not like the horse or the mule, which lack understanding, which must have their mouths held firm with bit and bridle, or else they will not come with you.

Proverbs 10:13

On the lips of him who has discernment skillful and godly Wisdom is found, but discipline and the rod are for the back of him who is without sense and understanding.

Judges 8:5-7

And he said to the men of Succoth, Give, I pray you, loaves of bread to the people who follow me, for they are faint, and I am pursuing Zebah and Zalmunna, kings of Midian.

Proverbs 17:10

A reproof enters deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred lashes into a [self-confident] fool.

Proverbs 19:25

Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will increase in knowledge.

Proverbs 19:29

Judgments are prepared for scoffers, and stripes for the backs of [self-confident] fools.

Proverbs 27:22

Even though like grain you should pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

1 Corinthians 4:21

Now which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a rod of correction, or with love and in a spirit of gentleness?

2 Corinthians 10:6

Being in readiness to punish every [insubordinate for his] disobedience, when your own submission and obedience [as a church] are fully secured and complete.

2 Corinthians 13:2

I have already warned those who sinned formerly and all the rest also, and I warn them now again while I am absent, as I did when present on my second visit, that if I come back, I will not spare [them],

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