(i.e. kidneys). In the ancient system of physiology the kidneys were believed to be the seat of desire and longing, which accounts for their often being coupled with the heart. ( Psalms 7:9 ; 26:2 ; Jeremiah 11:20 ; 17:10 ), etc. [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Reins'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".