Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.
I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself [saying], Thou have chastised me, and I was chastised as a calf unaccustomed [to the yoke]. Turn thou me back, and I shall be turned back, for thou are LORD my God.
Behold we put bits into the mouths of horses for them to obey us, and we guide about their whole body.
Be subordinate therefore to God, but resist the devil and he will flee from you.
who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?
I hearkened and heard, but they did not speak aright. No man repents of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? Everyone turns to his course as a horse that rushes headlong in the battle.