Proverbs 26:3

Overview - Proverbs 26
Observations about fools;
13 about sluggards;
17 and about contentious busy-bodies.
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Proverbs 26:3  (King James Version)
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.

According to our notions, we should rather say, a bridle for the horse, and a whip for the ass; but it should be considered, that the Eastern asses are not only much more beautiful, but better goers that ours; and being active and well broken, they need only a bridle to guide them; whereas their horses being scarce, and often caught wild, and badly broken, are much less manageable, and need the correction of the whip.
10:13 17:10 19:25 27:22 Judges 8:5-7 ; Psalms 32:9 ; 1 Corinthians 4:21 ; 2 Corinthians 10:6
2 Corinthians 13:2