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Psalm 32:9

aBe not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,

which must be curbed with bbit and bridle,

or it will not stay near you.

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Psalm 32:9 — The New International Version (NIV)

Do not be like the horse or the mule,

which have no understanding

but must be controlled by bit and bridle

or they will not come to you.

Psalm 32:9 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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.

Psalm 32:9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Do not be like a senseless horse or mule

that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.”

Psalm 32:9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Do not be like the horse or like the mule,

Which have no understanding,

Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle,

Else they will not come near you.

Psalm 32:9 — New Century Version (NCV)

So don’t be like a horse or donkey,

that doesn’t understand.

They must be led with bits and reins,

or they will not come near you.”

Psalm 32:9 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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.

Psalm 32:9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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.

Psalm 32:9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Don’t be stubborn like a horse or mule. 

⸤They need⸥ a bit and bridle in their mouth to restrain them, 

or they will not come near you.” 

Psalm 32:9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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.

Psalm 32:9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Do not be like a horse or a mule, without understanding,

whose temper must be curbed with bit and bridle,

else it will not stay near you.

Psalm 32:9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

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.

Psalm 32:9 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Don’t be like the horse or the mule.

They can’t understand anything.

They have to be controlled by bits and bridles.

If they aren’t, they won’t come to you.

Psalm 32:9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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.


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