A whip for the horse and a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools! 1
Do not be 1 like an unintelligent horse or mule, 2 which will not obey you unless they are controlled by a bridle and bit. 3
Then 1 the winepress was stomped 2 outside the city, and blood poured out of the winepress up to the height of horses’ bridles 3 for a distance of almost two hundred miles. 4
Who can uncover its outer covering? 1 Who can penetrate to the inside of its armor? 2
If someone thinks he is religious yet does not bridle his tongue, and so deceives his heart, his religion is futile.
His battle cry overwhelms like a flooding river 1 that reaches one’s neck. He shakes the nations in a sieve that isolates the chaff; 2 he puts a bit into the mouth of the nations and leads them to destruction. 3
Because you rage against me, and the uproar you create has reached my ears; 1 I will put my hook in your nose, 2 and my bridle between your lips, and I will lead you back the way you came.”
For we all stumble 1 in many ways. If someone does not stumble 2 in what he says, 3 he is a perfect individual, 4 able to control the entire body as well.
Because you rage against me and the uproar you create has reached my ears, 1 I will put my hook in your nose, 2 and my bridle between your lips, and I will lead you back the way you came.”
Because God has untied 1 my tent cord and afflicted me, people throw off all restraint in my presence. 2
For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of David. I decided, 2 “I will watch what I say and make sure I do not sin with my tongue. 3 I will put a muzzle over my mouth while in the presence of an evil man.” 4
Do not crave that ruler’s 1 delicacies, for 2 that food is deceptive. 3
Do not be angry and frustrated! 1 Do not fret! That only leads to trouble!
Later David defeated the Philistines and subdued them. David took Metheg Ammah 1 from the Philistines. 2
On that day the bells of the horses will bear the inscription “Holy to the Lord.” The cooking pots in the Lord’s temple 1 will be as holy as the bowls in front of the altar. 2