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Psalm 32:8–10

I will yinstruct you and teach you in the way you should go;

I will zcounsel you with my eye upon you.

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.

10  cMany are the sorrows of the wicked,

but steadfast love surrounds the one who dtrusts in the Lord.

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Psalm 32:8–10 — The New International Version (NIV)

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;

I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

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.

10 Many are the woes of the wicked,

but the Lord’s unfailing love

surrounds the one who trusts in him.

Psalm 32:8–10 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go:

I will guide thee with mine eye.

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.

10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked:

But he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.

Psalm 32:8–10 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.

I will advise you and watch over you.

Do not be like a senseless horse or mule

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

10 Many sorrows come to the wicked,

but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord.

Psalm 32:8–10 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;

I will guide you with My eye.

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.

10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;

But he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him.

Psalm 32:8–10 — New Century Version (NCV)

The Lord says, “I will make you wise and show you where to go.

I will guide you and watch over you.

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.”

10 Wicked people have many troubles,

but the Lord’s love surrounds those who trust him.

Psalm 32:8–10 — American Standard Version (ASV)

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go:

I will counsel thee with mine eye upon thee.

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.

10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;

But he that trusteth in Jehovah, lovingkindness shall compass him about.

Psalm 32:8–10 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

I will instruct thee and teach thee the way in which thou shalt go; I will counsel thee with mine eye upon thee. 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. 10 Many sorrows hath the wicked; but he that confideth in Jehovah, loving-kindness shall encompass him.

Psalm 32:8–10 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

⸤The Lord says,⸥ 

“I will instruct you. 

I will teach you the way that you should go. 

I will advise you as my eyes watch over you. 

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.” 

10 Many heartaches await wicked people, 

but mercy surrounds those who trust the Lord

Psalm 32:8–10 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

I will instruct you and show you the way to go;

with My eye on you, I will give counsel.

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.

10 Many pains come to the wicked,

but the one who trusts in the Lord

will have faithful love surrounding him.

Psalm 32:8–10 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go;

I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

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.

10 Many are the torments of the wicked,

but steadfast love surrounds those who trust in the Lord.

Psalm 32:8–10 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

I will instruct you and teach you

in the way that you should go.

I will advise you with my eye upon you.

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.

10 Many are the pains of the wicked,

but for the one who trusts Yahweh

loyal love surrounds him.

Psalm 32:8–10 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

I will guide you and teach you the way you should go.

I will give you good advice and watch over you.

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.

10 Sinful people have all kinds of trouble.

But the Lord’s faithful love

is all around those who trust in him.

Psalm 32:8–10 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go;

I will counsel you with My eye upon you.

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.

10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked,

But he who trusts in the Lord, lovingkindness shall surround him.


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