Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Ye shall not be as the horse, as the mule, not understanding: with bit and curb to stop his youth, not drawing near to thee.

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

Holman Bible

Do not be like a horse or mule,
without understanding,
that must be controlled with bit and bridle
or else it will not come near you.

International Standard Version

Don't be like a horse or mule, without understanding. They are held in check by a bit and bridle in their mouths; otherwise they will not remain near you.

A Conservative Version

Become ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding, whose trappings must be bit and bridle to hold them in, [else] they will not come near to thee.

American Standard Version

Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding; Whose trappings must be bit and bridle to hold them in, Else they will not come near unto thee.

Amplified


Do not be like the horse or like the mule which have no understanding,
Whose trappings include bridle and rein to hold them in check,
Otherwise they will not come near to you.

Bible in Basic English

Do not be like the horse or the ass, without sense; ...

Darby Translation

Be ye not as a horse, as a mule, which have no understanding: whose trappings must be bit and bridle, for restraint, or they will not come unto thee.

King James 2000

Be you not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, else they come not near unto you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not be like a horse [or] like a mule, without understanding; [that needs] his tackle--bridle and rein--for restraint [or he would not] come near you.

Modern King James verseion

Be not like the horse, or like the mule, who have no understanding, whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, so that they do not come near you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Be ye not like to horse and mule, which have no understanding, whose mouths must be held with bit and bridle, if they will not obey thee.

NET Bible

Do not be like an unintelligent horse or mule, which will not obey you unless they are controlled by a bridle and bit.

New Heart English Bible

Do not be like the horse, or like the mule, which have no understanding, who are controlled by bit and bridle, or else they will not come near to you.

The Emphasized Bible

Do not ye become like a horse, like a mule, without discernment, - With the bit and bridle of his mouth, hast thou to restrain him, - He will not come near unto thee.

Webster

Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near to thee.

World English Bible

Don't be like the horse, or like the mule, which have no understanding, who are controlled by bit and bridle, or else they will not come near to you.

Youngs Literal Translation

Be ye not as a horse -- as a mule, Without understanding, With bridle and bit, its ornaments, to curb, Not to come near unto thee.

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

The Joy Of Forgiveness

8 I will make thee wise, and teach thee in the way. which thou shalt go: I will counsel mine eyes upon thee. 9 Ye shall not be as the horse, as the mule, not understanding: with bit and curb to stop his youth, not drawing near to thee. 10 Many the sorrows to the unjust one: and he trusting in Jehovah, mercy shall surround him.


Cross References

Proverbs 26:3

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

Job 35:11

And who teacheth us from the cattle of the earth, and he will make us wise above the birds of the heavens?

James 3:3

Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they should yield to us; and we lead their whole body.

Jeremiah 4:22

For my people are foolish, they knew me not; foolish sons are they and they not understanding; wise are they to do evil, and to do good they knew not

Jeremiah 8:6-7

I hearkened and I will hear, they shall not speak thus: no man lamented for his evil, saying, What did I? Every one turned back in his race as the horse rushing into battle.

Jeremiah 31:18

Hearing, I heard Ephraim being thrust away: Thou didst correct me, and I shall be corrected as a calf not being taught: turn me back and I shall be turned back, for thou Jehovah my God.

James 4:7-10

Be subjected therefore to God. Resist the accuser, and he will flee from you.

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