Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible




However, he must not acquire many horses for himself or send the people back to Egypt to acquire many horses, for the Lord has told you, ‘You are never to go back that way again.’

He did away with the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun. They had been at the entrance of the Lord’s temple in the precincts by the chamber of Nathan-melech the court official, and he burned up the chariots of the sun.

Do you give strength to the horse?
Do you adorn his neck with a mane?

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.








Because you trust in your works and treasures,
you will be captured also.
Chemosh will go into exile
with his priests and officials.

You made a reservoir between the walls for the waters of the ancient pool, but you did not look to the One who made it, or consider the One who created it long ago.

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and who depend on horses! They trust in the number of chariots and in the great strength of charioteers. They do not look to the Holy One of Israel and they do not seek the Lord's help. But He also is wise and brings disaster. He does not go back on what He says; He will rise up against the house of wicked men and against the allies of evildoers. Egyptians are men, not God; their horses are flesh, not spirit. When the Lord raises His hand [to strike], the helper will stumble and the helped will fall; both will perish together.

So he answered me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by strength or by might, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of Hosts.

But the disciples were astonished at His words. Again Jesus said to them, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!









The archer will not stand his ground,
the one who is swift of foot
will not save himself,
and the one riding a horse will not save his life.